I’m sure you’ve all heard before that Nintendo titles are aimed towards a younger demographic, and that they simply aren’t for people over the age of eighteen. It’s certainly not true, but unfortunately it’s just the way some ignorant gamers think. But will Nintendo ever create franchise which are clearly aimed towards the older player? Nintendo president Satoru Iwata certainly hopes so.
There are two aspects of the suggestion ‘there should be software which adults can enjoy further’ that I would like to touch on,” he began. “One is that even though such software titles already exist, we have failed to make them widely known.
“And second,” he continued, “because games were originally entertainment mainly enjoyed by children or young men, even though we have been working hard to expand the age range and offer entertainment which can be enjoyed by a wide range of people, we still have more work to do.”
“If I understand your request correctly, you want Nintendo to develop games which fulfil people’s intellectual curiosity by combining culture and entertainment in a clever way, so I would like to consider it as a future challenge for us.”