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Here’s What Inspires Shigeru Miyamoto


Legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has sat down with UK gaming publication GamesMaster and talked about what inspires him to make video games. Miyamoto says that his inspiration stems from the world around us. For instance, the concept of the original Wii was inspired by the fact that a lot of consoles are now found in the living room where families get together and congregate. Here’s what he says inspires him.

“I can take a look around at anything which is happening around me or around the world and sometimes I can notice that for this particular thing, even though it is one of the very ordinary things surrounding us, if we can apply an interactive nature or game technology to that, it’s going to be something very unique. That’s going to be something that people will enjoy.”

“In the case of the Nintendo DS, you can bring the Nintendo DS anywhere, that’s why I was able to think in terms of how it could be used at the museum, for example. And in the case of Wii, Wii is supposed to be inside the house, most often in the living room where families get together, I always thought in terms of how it could expand the joy inside of the living room.”

20 thoughts on “Here’s What Inspires Shigeru Miyamoto”

    1. Hopefully soon xD although i can see why he would have trouble, i mean the guy made Mario, Zelda, Star Fox, and Pikmin, imagine having to make an IP to follow up those ._.

    1. Im still waiting for this site to post the news about mass effect 3 developer port from a square enix franchise coming to wiiu.

    2. @Gayolus The interview was only posted by CVG on the 22nd of December. But, yeah, it’s a pretty slow news day as you would expect. Time for us all to catch up on some games!

      @Nintenlord I’m still waiting to hear about that as well. Hopefully all will be revealed in the New Year.

      1. No need to be an ass my friend. If he’s a big fan of MNN, then, what’s your problem? he didn’t attack sickr or something.

    1. He didnt create Pokemon, that was Satoshi Tajiri. He was inspired by the insects he caught in the wild as a boy, and later in life he imagined them crawling along the old Gameboy cables we used for trading, before it was all done via WiFi.

  1. This guy has literally created my childhood. I cannot imagine a past without Mario, and Zelda! He is a pure genius, and I would have loved it if this post was a longer one. Want to read more and more about what he thinks and what inspires him! Salute to you, Sir!

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