Nintendo Wii: Shigeru Miyamoto Isn’t A Fan Of DLC


Shigeru Miyamoto has denounced the value of digital distribution, claiming he feels more comfortable with the prospect of physical media rather than downloadable.

Personally, I’m one of those guys who, even if I have all the songs from iTunes, I want the CD as well. I feel more reassured with that physical media. Entertainment is something that will not just become digital. If I look at Wii MotionPlus, this is something that you’re not doing via digital distribution. The thing for us is we really don’t see the future of video games being merely confined to digital distribution or moving solely or even to a majority of our products being distributed that way.

– Shigeru Miyamoto



  1. Wow aren’t YOU an idiot Shigeru Miyamoto. If ima spend 60+ dollars on a game, I would love for it to continue, not just end. This is why Nintendo FAILS.

  2. I see where he’s coming from. Downloadable material is convienant, but let’s take iTunes for example- if you’re going to pay 99¢ for a song, and you’re paying for the whole album, which has say, 13 songs on it, it costs $7.97. Why not go and buy the CD? Same goes for the wii/DSi stores. Why not just buy the content in the form of a disk? It costs $10 for 1,000 points anyway, why not go to GameStop and buy the same game used? That’s right, because Americans are lazy, doing as little as possible for entertainment. God.

    1. Lazy? It creates less clutter and keeps your collection more organized. Everything is right there and you don’t have to worry about a cartridge giving out or scratching a disc. I agree I like having a physical copy and case with my videogames but I can completely understand why people would want to go full digital. It’s a long-stretch analogy but when the Wii first came out everyone kept saying they didnt care about the lack of dvd player because they already had one. It’s the concept of keeping everything convenient and less clutter. I’d rather have one device do several thing than several devices. Id also rather have all my games on a harddrive or flashdrive and not have to constantly switch out discs or delete to create more room.

  3. I agree with him. While I love downloadable content, There’s more security in having something physically on a disc. Digital data xan be altered, become corrupted, or just plain lost. A physical CD, on the other hand, can potentially last forever and for people who like to archive their data, a disc is the way to go. But as for always buying content in discs all the time, sometimes it’s impossible to find that one game you want or that one album at a retail store. If you can easily find that same content online for maybe a bit more or less, I say save yourself the hassle and download it.

  4. have we forgotten the days of the N64 when games were priced as their Wii counterparts “$50” and we were most satisfied with them, and their non-online playability.

    I mean, we consider N64 games to be come of the best of all time, and yet I did not bitch about the inability to expand upon the game I bought.

    so stfu.

  5. I think nintendo will just have to go with the market, there is no point in being stubborn and only going on personal taste when you are at risk of loss. I think it would be great if we could download and add new things to original games like smash brothers, the conduit “more levels etc..” i know you can download items on animal crossing which is a start, please do this nintendo!!!

    I have a feeling they wont bother with making a HD console next and will just stick to basics, this would be a very bad move and i would probably just give up on nintendo.

  6. They weren’t going on personal. It was just Miyamoto’s personal opinion.

    And yeah, if they don’t make an HD console, I’m gonna be pissed. I’ve been a Nintendo fan since I played my first copy of the original Metroid, and it always seems like Nintendo tends to fall short when it comes to the technology put into their consoles.

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