Miyamoto says Nintendo probably wouldn’t hire him today, given his humble education

MiyamotoWhen Shigeru Miyamoto joined Nintendo as an artist in 1977, he did so after graduating from some no-name community college. Apparently, that wouldn’t fly today, says the Father of Mario.

“Nintendo has become one of those companies that graduates from colleges and good universities really want to work for,” Miyamoto said in an interview with Edge this month. “And that means that a lot of the recent recruits for Nintendo have tended to have the higher degree from the prestigious colleges and universities and whatnot. So if I were applying for a job here today with my actual college degree, I would probably not be employed by Nintendo!”

To all you overlooked community college grads who might be the next Miyamoto, we salute you.