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Miyamoto: Games Are Like Toys - You Should Be Able To Own Them Forever

Jonathan Lester
DRM, Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto, Wii U games

Miyamoto: Games Are Like Toys - You Should Be Able To Own Them Forever

Nintendo legend-in-residence Shigeru Miyamoto doesn't buy into pre-owned regulation and DRM, instead suggesting that players should be able to enjoy the games they own for years to come. You know, since they're physical products if bought at retail.

"What's really important is viewing Nintendo almost like a toy company where we're making these things for people to play with," Miyamoto told Eurogamer. "As a consumer you want to be able to keep those things for a long time and have those things from your youth that you can go back to and experience again.

"I really want to retain that product nature of the games that we create so that people can do that and have that experience. To me that's something that's very important about entertainment itself. So from the approach of continuing to create things that are entertaining for people, that's an important direction for me that I want to maintain."

Disc-based Wii U games don't have to be registered to accounts, can be freely traded in or bought pre-owned. It's odd that this is a selling point, but such is the age we live in.

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imdurc  Jun. 14, 2013 at 13:04

Here, here


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