Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto says fixed price games are preferable to free-to-play

Super Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, says Nintendo is doubling down on fixed, “reasonable prices”, rather than free-to-play models.

1 year ago

Miyamoto headlines

  • Nintendo believes that the Switch will have much better third-party support than the Wii U

    While it admittedly wouldn’t take much to improve on the Wii U’s selection of third-party games, Nintendo creative director has told investors that the Switch has been been designed as a machine that will attract developers to it.

    3 years ago
  • Shigeru Miyamoto credits Nintendo's "younger creatives" for the Switch

    Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s legendary designer and producer, has dismissed retirement rumours and pointed towards the efforts of Nintendo’s younger creative talents in a recent interview.

    3 years ago
  • Rayman creator Ancel: "I don't really enjoy Mario games"

    Speaking to Gamasutra, Rayman creator Michel Ancel has said he doesn’t enjoy Mario.

    8 years ago
  • Zelda HD Wii U confirmed, controller has web browser

    Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed an HD Zelda title is indeed coming for Wii U.

    9 years ago
  • Miyamoto: 3DS remakes of Ocarina and Star Fox 64 came down to 3D

    In the latest Iwata Asks, Shigeru Miyamoto discussed with Satoru Iwata the 3DS remakes of Zelda Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64.

    9 years ago
  • Miyamoto says his favorite Mario game is Super Mario World

    Shigeru Miyamoto has said his favorite Nintendo game starring Mario was Super Mario World for the SNES, which likely has to do with finally being technologically able to give Mario a dinosaur companion like he always wanted.

    9 years ago
  • Miyamoto: Pikmin 3 is "well under way"

    Oh Miyamoto, you sly dog. You climb up on stage as we hold our breaths, and then ramble on and on until we drop to the ground gasping for air and wake up in the ICU. And as you saunter off the stage with your award in hand, all of our lung-straining effort appears to […]

    10 years ago
  • Nintendo will "move along in step" with HD tech, says Miyamoto

    The Miyamoto floodgates have opened. Unless we explicitly say otherwise, you should probably just assume that any headline we post for the next 24 hours is a Miyamoto quote. (Miyamoto247? We think it has a nice ring to it.) This time, he’s talking HD graphics and Nintendo’s stance on them. “I don’t think there’s anything […]

    10 years ago
  • Miyamoto "has a lot of interest" in a LittleBigPlanet-like Mario game

    Speaking with Joystiq, Mario maestro Shigeru Miyamoto admitted that – should the opportunity arise – he’d love to bring user-created content into Super Mario’s world. “This is an area that I have a lot of interest in, and I think that the side-scrolling Mario games in particular are well suited to that idea,” he said. […]

    10 years ago
  • Mario Galaxy 2 roughly 95% new content

    During today’s Nintendo roundtable, Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto said that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was originally intended to be a remix of the original Galaxy’s content. However, it was expanded into a full sequel. A small percentage of the game — about five percent — is essentially composed of remixed levels from the first game. […]

    11 years ago
  • Star Fox creator calls Wii a toy, says Miyamoto does as he likes

    Star Fox creator Dylan Cuthbert has told G4 what he thinks about Wii and Miyamoto, and has said he’s not interesting in making another Star Fox game, especially for Wii – which he called a toy. Even went so far as to say Miyamoto doesn’t care how core gamers feel about changes to Star Fox […]

    11 years ago
  • Dunaway: E3 performance a disappointment

    Speaking with VGChartz, NoA marketing boss Cammie Dunaway told how the company was “disappointed with our performance at E3” and how she wished Nintendo had announced Pikmin 3 on stage. “I would say the message is we were disappointed with our performance at E3,” said Dunaway. “There were titles like Wario which we think will […]

    12 years ago