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Games to beat credit crunch, says Miyamoto

Tuesday, 21st October 2008 08:51 GMT By Mike

Shigeru Miyamoto told Channel 4 news last night that he is confident that the games industry will beat the current credit crisis.

“We need to eat in order to live – that’s our first priority,” Miyamoto said. “But entertainment and the enrichment of our souls must come in second place.

“Nintendo’s mission is to take advantage of improving cheaper technology to create reasonable and affordable entertainment. It’s very good value,” he added.

After all the reports of normal, hard-working people losing their pensions overnight, we’re just glad Nintendo and Miyamoto are staying positive.

Full interview after the break.

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  1. Blerk

    Perhaps he could have a word and do something about Wii game prices, then. Why are 12 month old games still tracking at thirty-odd quid?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Shatner

    What I find distasteful about Shiggy and co and their Wii is that we’ve been told (and the fanboys have been singing) “profit on all hardware sold!!!” and then this new WiiMotionPlus bollocks is promised and justified due to it having been declared by Nintendo as being too expensive to make part of the Wii as standard.

    Too expensive for who? If you’re merrily profiting on each piece of hardware sold then you’ve clearly got scope to have put better tech in the box.

    Blerk, I just nabbed No More Heroes for £15. So not all games are staying high.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    That’s not Nintendo-published though. I was really talking about Nintendo’s own stuff.

    #3 6 years ago