During a recent interview, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked about what he thinks about Nintendo’s competitors. Miyamoto found it interesting how competitors are taking ideas from Wii U only a year after it was revealed because – after the initial releases of Nintendo DS and Wii – it took companies a few years to bring their own gaming devices with touchscreen control or motion control to the market. Miyamoto believes that it is better not to focus on the competition during E3 and, instead, developers should focus on “bringing fun to the world.”
“In the past when we’ve introduced stuff like motion control or touch screen control with the Nintendo DS, it typically would take a few years for other companies bring them into their own offerings. The fact that one year out when we first introduced the concept of Wii U, we’re already seeing other companies trying to move in that same direction, suggests there’s a tremendous amount of possibility in what we’ve shown so far.”
“It’s something that’s tough for me to objectively look at, and I think to me, what’s most important, is that I don’t betray the trust that people have in me. At a show like this, it’s my job to show we’re all having fun. People come to E3 and they want to talk about competition and who won the show, and all these companies combating one another.
“But what we’re meant to be doing is bringing fun to the world. So rather than focusing on competition, I feel it’s my job to go up on stage and show how I can bring fun to the world by having fun myself.”