Miyamoto wouldn’t get a job at Nintendo today because “competition’s really become fierce”

By Johnny Cullen
23 November 2009 14:29 GMT


Speaking in the Christmas issue of Edge, Shigeru Miyamoto has said that if he was to apply for a job today at Nintendo, he wouldn’t be able to get it because competition to get a job at the company has become “fierce”.

“Nintendo has become one of those companies that graduates from colleges and good universities really want to work for,” revealed Miyamoto.

“Because of that, the competition’s really become so fierce for positions. And that means that a lot of the recent recruits for Nintendo have tended to have the higher degree from the prestigious colleges and universities and whatnot.

“I often say to [Satoru] Iwata: ‘If I was applying for a job here today, I, with my actual college degree, would probably not have been employed by Nintendo!”

Just imagine, a world without Miyamoto and Mario…

Thanks, EG.

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