Miyamoto: "Human Beings Have An Instinctual Love Of Games"

"I believe the appeal of video games is not transient," Mario creator says.

According to Shigeru Miyamoto, iconic Nintendo designer and creator of beloved franchises like Mario and Zelda, it is human nature to love games--including video games. During a recent Nintendo shareholder meeting, an investor asked Miyamoto to explain why the future of video games is bright, and Miyamoto responded by saying a love for games is something humans are born with.

"I believe the appeal of video games is not transient and human beings have an instinctual love of games," Miyamoto said. "I would like to keep on producing new products that surprise people all over the world."

But what's on Nintendo's horizon ten years from now? Miyamoto didn't offer a straight prediction, but said "new forms of entertainment are always born," and he doesn't expect this trend to end.

"We always need to work with a clear consciousness that we have to act now to make that happen," Miyamoto said. "This consciousness is mounting high among people at Nintendo now, so please wait for our next move."

You can read the full Nintendo shareholder Q&A on Nintendo's website.

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Discussion

15 comments
TheGreatGhoul
TheGreatGhoul

He found this all by himself...

Even animals and some insects like to play games togetter, this is how they learn the most or build concensus like ants for exemple.

Hybridos
Hybridos

I just purchased a 3DS XL so Im in love with Nintendo right now, everything they say seems right for me :)

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Would love to hear Jack Thompson's opinion on this

Kiaininja
Kiaininja

Wrong, human beings have an instinctual love of money, liquor, and fornication.

REDShadowG
REDShadowG

Except for EA and Activision, let's not forget that.

cray585
cray585

When this man retires or leaves Nintendo, they are screwed.

shinta125
shinta125

@cray585 Yoshiaki Koizumi is pretty much being groomed to be Miyamoto's successor. The guy who wrote Link's Awakening and Majora's Mask, invented  Z-targetting and he's also a great game designer and producer since he was behind Mario Galaxy and wrote Rosalina's story. I don't think they will be screwed when and if Miyamoto leaves. Nintendo has a lot of good teachers in their company.

Holoogamooga_
Holoogamooga_

@cray585 People said the opposite through most of the Wii's existence. "His crazy motion controls and party games are ruining this company!" You know, Wii Music, Wii Play, etc.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I can tell you upfront that Friday is going to be even slower since it's the Holiday weekend and I'm not going to waste my time logging on. Though I might be on Systems War but who knows.

hystavito
hystavito

@EasyComeEasyGo They'll make Newhouse work it heh, kinda like how the days after E3 every he was doing all the articles :).

cray585
cray585

@EasyComeEasyGo Anybody want to play thumbwars or Tiddlywinks....  Damn this is going to be a slow news day.