Miyamoto Says Nintendo's Game Ownership Policy Should Operate "Like A Toy Company"

Shigeru Miyamoto believes that games should remain the property of their owner after they purchase them and you should be able to keep games for as long as you want without worrying that some day you won't be able to play them just because the license ran out.

"What’s really important is viewing Nintendo almost like a toy company where we’re making these things for people to play with,” he said. “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."