Nintendo Is “Hell” For Someone Who’s Not A Genius, Says Ex-Employee

Koichi Miura could not keep working at Nintendo because it wasn't for him.

Story Highlights

  • Koichi Miura recently posted his experience working for Nintendo.
  • He claimed that working at Nintendo is for geniuses and not for an average person like himself.
  • Miura is currently a freelancer and aims to use the experience he acquired at Nintendo.

A former Nintendo employee, Koichi Miura, recently spoke up about his experience working there. Koichi recently made a public post on his X account expressing his feelings while he worked in game production. He stated (text translation by X), “Nintendo was a great company, but I wouldn’t recommend it to others easily because it was a nest of superhumans and geniuses. As an average person, it was hell for me.

Koichi Miura worked as a developer at Nintendo from 2019 to 2023 and currently works as a freelance CG designer. Before Nintendo, Miura worked at Square Enix, according to his X account profile details. Miura apparently did not like the work conditions at Nintendo and realized that it wasn’t for him. It made him decide to go in a different direction regarding his career, and he chose to freelance. 


Furthermore, Miura explained that he has no regrets regarding his decisions, and he does not plan on giving up his aims. He thanked Nintendo as working there led him to a career path he wanted to walk on, and he claims it to be his greatest accomplishment from being employed there. 

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