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Nintendo: Miyamoto is not retiring

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2011 10:18

Nintendo: Miyamoto is not retiring Nintendo denies report that Miyamoto wants a smaller role.
Wired reported that Shigeru Miyamoto intended to retire from his current position at Nintendo and take on a smaller role. "Inside our office, I've been recently declaring, 'I'm going to retire, I'm going to retire," Wired quoted Miyamoto as saying.

"I'm not saying that I'm going to retire from game development altogether. What I mean by retiring is retiring from my current position."

The news that Miyamoto, one of the world's most influential games designers, was going to step down came as a shock, but Nintendo moved on Thursday to squash the reports, insisting that there is no truth to them.

"This is absolutely not true," said a spokeswoman for Nintendo. "There seems to have been a misunderstanding. He has said all along that he wants to train the younger generation. He has no intention of stepping down. Please do not be concerned."

Shigeru Miyamoto, 59 years old, has created some of the most popular games franchises, including Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda.

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