Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa just lately said in a follow-up Q&A to Nintendo’s six months earnings report how vital it was for the corporate to create new sport experiences. In a uncommon western interview with TIME in October, he additionally talked about the way it was important for Nintendo’s growth groups to “attempt one thing new” and step into “unfamiliar territory” with their concepts.
Now, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has doubled-down on this, reinforcing the very fact Nintendo is all about new concepts. On the similar occasion the place he obtained his Individual of Cultural Benefit award, Mr. Miyamoto mentioned he would deal with new experiences to carry smiles to individuals around the globe, with out falling again an excessive amount of on previous creations.
I intend to maintain making an attempt to create one thing new that brings smiles to individuals around the globe with out focusing an excessive amount of on what now we have already created.
It would not be laborious to argue that one of the best factor about Nintendo is its wealthy historical past, however as of late, the corporate has actually made it loud and clear it is all about “new” concepts and experiences. Some examples of this embody Labo VR and in newer instances Ring Match Journey.
Miyamoto’s newest remark additionally slots proper in together with his ones about resorting to different strategies to seize the eye of seemingly reluctant markets – with tasks comparable to theme parks.
In saying this, it doesn’t suggest Nintendo is essentially abandoning its older concepts and creations. In the identical Nintendo Q&A, Furukawa acknowledged how “previous video games” had been a really precious asset to the corporate and went onto point out how The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening was seen by many gamers as the right combine of recent and nostalgic experiences.