Without fans, Nintendo wouldn’t be where it is today. That may be why they’re so great in their relationship with them. This is all too evident when one father revealed what Nintendo did for his son. You see, his son is blind, but that didn’t stop him from sending a thank you letter to Nintendo. The father, @kentarock1020, tweeted:
— けんたろー (@kentarock1020) May 17, 2017
My son Hibiki is blind and has perfectly cleared every game in the Rhythm Tengoku series, the only games he can play. He sent Nintendo a letter and they actually responded! Them sending such a sincere correspondence to just one person is truly divine customer service. Nintendo, we’re anxiously awaiting the next installment in the series!
Rhythm Tengoku is a rhythm game for the Nintendo Wii, and the game has changed the blind boy’s life. Doctors diagnosed Hibiki with retinoblastoma in both eyes, and after a few surgeries, the boy is now completely blind. Because of his condition, the boy can only play rhythm games like Rhythm Tengoku. His letter to Nintendo reads:
Hello. My name is Hibiki Sakai and I am in fifth grade. I am blind, but I’ve always wanted to play video games like everyone else. But there aren’t many games I can play at all. The one game I can really play is Rhythm Tengoku. It’s the only game I can enjoy together with others, and I never lose at it. I’ve gotten perfect scores on all the versions on the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii, and 3DS too.
So I really, really want you to make more Rhythm Tengoku games. And it’s perfectly fine if you make them a little harder too!
I think that there are a lot of other kids with visual impairments who want to play video games but can’t. So I’d love for you to develop more games for people with handicaps to enjoy playing with others.
I will always support you, Nintendo.
From Hibiki Sakai
Right in the feels, huh? His story is really inspiring, and so inspiring that Nintendo took notice. They sent Hibiki a heartwarming reply in braille so that he can read it himself. They also sent his dad a normal version of that letter.
Thank you so much for sending us here at Nintendo your heartwarming letter.
We are so happy to hear that you’ve perfected and enjoyed Rhythm Tengoku, Rhythm Tengoku Gold, Minna no Rhythm Tengoku, and Rhythm Tengoku The Best.
We have passed on your letter to Nintendo’s development department. We want to keep making games that everyone can have fun playing, so thank you for your support.
Hibiki’s father hopes that Nintendo pushes through with a game they weren’t planning on releasing before. But as Hibiki waits for some new games, he’s busy playing drums. And he’s quite good for a 5th grader too! In fact, he’s been invited to play the drums at big events in Osaka.
Here’s to hoping the gaming company releases a new game soon!
Source: Sora News 24