Shigeru Miyamoto On The Future Of Nintendo Without Him

There is no more iconic figure at Nintendo than Shigeru Miyamoto. Creator of franchises like Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, Miyamoto has become synonymous with the Japanese company since joining in 1977.

Now, more than 45 years later, Miyamoto is 70, and as everyone knows, fatherhood is invincible. There will come a time when Miyamoto ends his tenure at Nintendo. This leads to the question of what will happen when that time comes.

In a recent interview NPRMiyamoto talked about the future of the company and what he thinks will happen.

Shigeru Miyamoto believes that Nintendo is good

“You know, I really feel like it’s not going to change,” Miyamoto said through an interpreter. “It’s probably going to be the same. There are people on the executive team, people inside the company and also the people who created Mario, they all have an understanding of what Nintendo stands for.”

He added that because of this, dissenting opinions don’t really bounce around on certain issues. It’s about those within the company who know the overall vision and what Nintendo is looking for, he says.

“[E]When new ideas come out, there’s always the fact that it’s a new idea, but also whether or not it’s a new idea that really has the core of Nintendo,” he said. “And I think that’s something, you know — we have this incredible shared vision, almost a little scary shared vision of this. So I think it’s not going to — it’s not going to change.”

As for when that time comes, Miyamoto has stated that he doesn’t expect it to happen anytime soon. He continues to work on several Nintendo projects, including the upcoming The Super Mario Bros. The movie and the newest part of the Pikmin series, Pikmin 4.

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