Corporations don’t often take the time to respond directly to their fans, but Nintendo really made an effort in this case. Hibiki Sakai is a 5th grader from Japan who sadly lost his eyesight at a young age. However, he still manages to play Nintendo games. According to his letter, he loves the Rhythm Heaven series. Hoping that Nintendo will make more Rhythm games, Sakai wrote this letter to the company.
Hello. My name is Hibiki Sakai and I am in fifth grade. I am blind, but I’ve always wanted to play video games like everyone else. But there aren’t many games I can play at all. The one game I can really play is Rhythm Tengoku. It’s the only game I can enjoy together with others, and I never lose at it. I’ve gotten perfect scores on all the versions on the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, and 3DS too.
So I really, really want you to make more Rhythm Tengoku games. And it’s perfectly fine if you make them a little harder too!
I think that there are a lot of other kids with visual impairments who want to play video games but can’t. So I’d love for you to develop more games for people with handicaps to enjoy playing with others.
I will always support you, Nintendo.
From Hibiki Sakai
While Nintendo could have responded with a generic response, the company quickly replied with a letter in Braille. It’s amazing to see Nintendo caring so much about their fans. Check out their response below.
Thank you so much for sending us here at Nintendo your heartwarming letter.
We are so happy to hear that you’ve perfected and enjoyed Rhythm Tengoku, Rhythm Tengoku Gold, Minna no Rhythm Tengoku, and Rhythm Tengoku The Best.
We have passed on your letter to Nintendo’s development department. We want to keep making games that everyone can have fun playing, so thank you for your support.