Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto says that used games are less of a concern than the elephant that has always been in the room: piracy. Speaking to CVG Nintendo's most prominent and prolific game creators said that piracy is a bigger threat to his company's business than the used games market.
"For us it's less about used games and it's really more illegal copying of games that we're really worried about," Miyamoto said. "By creating the games that we create and selling those games, it enables us to then create new versions of those games."
"We're more worried about piracy and we think used games are a whole other story," Miyamoto continued. "In fact, from our perspective you want to create a game that people will want to keep and keep playing for a long time. That's the approach that we always take and that's the best way to avoid used games."
Nintendo, like Sony has taken a hands-off approach to used games, noting that it has never gone out of its way to limit what consumers do with new or used games.