Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Shigeru Miyamoto Magazine Interviews (1992-2007)

Happy birthday to Shigeru Miyamoto who turns 70 today! The title of this post might be a little misleading as the 1992 article from Rolling Stone is more about Mr. Miyamoto and Nintendo's popularity rather than an actual interview. That was a time when video games weren't quite mainstream yet and not a lot of people in the U.S. likely knew who Miyamoto was. I don't think he gave too many interviews outside of Japan back then and many U.S. game magazines didn't do a lot of interviews either. The interviews I scanned are from the first issue of Incite (12/99), the November 1999 and 2000 issues of Next Generation magazine, and Nintendo Power's June 2007 issue. As I've mentioned many times here on the blog, I grew up with Sega consoles which is why there are so many more posts about Sega than Nintendo. Despite not being able to play too many Nintendo games during the '80s and '90s other than a few Game Boy titles, I always enjoyed reading everything in the old gaming magazines and respect Nintendo's contributions to the industry. Miyamoto's accomplishments are numerous, of course, with Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., and The Legend of Zelda being three of the most iconic video game franchises that are still going strong today, 35+ years since they began. 

The above photos were made available to the press by Nintendo from 2001-2003. 

Rolling Stone - January 9, 1992 

Incite - December 1999

Next Generation - November 1999

Next Generation - November 2000

Nintendo Power - June 2007

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