Miyamoto thinks Nintendo should view ownership like a toy company does.
Speaking with Eurogamer today, Mr. Miyamoto made a comment that is in direct contradiction to Microsoft’s current game ownership beliefs. Namely, he stated that “Game ownership should operate like a toy company.”
What does this mean, exactly, and how does it conflict with what Microsoft is trying? Well, it means, to put it bluntly, that Miyamoto believes that game owners should be able to keep them for a long time, not just as licenses, which is what Microsoft, with their current used game policies, is trying to push for.
Said Miyamoto, “”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.”
Does this mean that Nintendo will soon be implementing a way for console owners to access content that is on a system if said system ends up stolen?