Mario Bros. Creator Says Museum Guide Could be a Core Business for Nintendo

Video game legend Shigeru Miyamoto sees potential in Museum Audioguides.

Yes, you read the title correctly; we’re talking about museum guides. And yes, we’re talking about Nintendo in conjunction with them. For you unknowing gamers (or art aficionados), the Louvre launched a new museum guide using the Nintendo 3DS just a few months ago.

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such iconic titles as Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, spoke highly of the experience during an investors’ Q&A session:

One big thing I recently handled is the Audioguide Louvre – Nintendo 3DS…This has not made money yet, but it has the potential to be one of our core businesses in the future.

Sounds like Nintendo is looking to stick their foot in more doors than just gaming. It would be a major reach for Nintendo, but given the company started out producing playing cards before their foray into virtual gaming, it wouldn’t exactly be the first radical leap Nintendo has made.

This is not to say Miyamoto’s words are immortal. The gaming legend himself followed up on his remarks:

I should be careful about telling you about these things and I would like to add that we are not announcing any concrete business plans here.

How do you like the idea of gaming systems being used for non-gaming ventures such as museum guides? Be sure to let us know.

[Via Joystiq]