Shigeru Miyamoto believes that Nintendo’s 2009 line-up of games was simply not “fun enough.”
Speaking in an interview with The Economist (via VG247), Miyamoto said, “The fact that in 2009 we were not able to sell more than we did in 2008 was simply that in comparison, we were not able to produce fun-enough products.”
“There are always ups and downs in this business,” he continued. “As long as we create unique and unprecedented experiences with videogames, there should be nothing to worry about.” That’ll be easy then.
To be fair, Miyamoto, who was recently awarded a BAFTA Fellowship, should have no worries this year. 2010 sees the release of new Mario, Zelda and Metroid games. We’ve heard they’re quite popular.