Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Once Considered Miyamoto as a Rival

By Jorge Ba-oh 27.12.2014 1

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Once Considered Miyamoto as a Rival on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

In an interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, he admitted once having Shigeru Miyamoto as a rival.

Speaking to Japanese website 4Gamer, Iwata noted how when he was starting out, he "sort of arbitrarily decided that Miyamoto was my rival, though that's embarrassing to admit now."

Iwata had spent many years as a game developer, before going onto become Nintendo company president. During the early days, he "decided within myself, completely arbitrarily and not at all reciprocated, that he was my rival and I wanted to do something to just give him hell."

However, his one-way rivalry settled and he was in awe of the "Miyamoto Methodology." He feels that the creator of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda is a "genius at creating perception changes. Explaining the value of changing one's perception in an easily understood manner makes people happy, so it's a very interesting skill."

Do you believe in Miyamoto's ability to change perceptions and "upend" the table?

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Good god this man's have to have TALLENT to compete with Miamoto, not just occasional dumb luck. With how Iwata has been running Nintendo into the ground these past few years (decades maybe) I'm surprised he's got the balls to make such a wild claim.

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