“We are concerned a little bit when we work on a game like LittleBigPlanet 3, because people want those big-budget, realistic, military shooters,” he said. “I was very happy to get a very positive reaction when we announced LittleBigPlanet 3. But there were lots of cheers, a lot of affection. And the reaction to Nintendo’s games in general, or a game like Splatoon. If you look at the whole industry, and you consider Nintendo, I think the balance is actually better than past years.”
Personally, I am inclined to agree- Nintendo provides a stark counterpoint to the traditional AAA industry, and they do it well. More importantly, they also remain the only one actually doing it. I therefore never understood all the cries for Nintendo to make a western appealing cinematic game or shooter- you have literally the rest of the industry doing that, why do you want another company to do that as well? Let Nintendo do their thing- and as their E3 demonstrated this year, and as Yoshida himself seems to have observed, Nintendo is still doing its job incredibly, incredibly well.