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Nintendo fans around the world can take a breather. Maybe?
If you happened to read the latest edition of Wired, you might have read an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, longtime Nintendo CEO and creator of epic franchises like Mario,and The Legend of Zelda, in which he supposedly revealed plans to retire.
But Miyamoto has since debunked all such rumors, saying that he’s staying with the company.
“’Inside our office, I’ve been recently declaring, ‘I’m going to retire, I’m going to retire,’” Miyamoto said. According to MSNBC, minor panic broke out, and Nintendo’s Japanese stock dropped a good 2% before Nintendo told everyone to remain calm: Miyamoto’s really not going anywhere — or even changing roles.
“What I really meant by this was that people have to retire someday, sometime, and I am not the exception at all,” Miyamoto said. “The company really has to get prepared for that kind of thing.”
So Miyamoto maybe let it slip that he’s planning to leave? Or did the stockholders organize an impromptu meeting after shares dipping?
“It’s not just quite recently, actually, but for many years now I’ve been repeatedly telling this to the team at Nintendo so they can be more responsible,” he said. “So they can take on more important assignments and take the initiative to make quality games to finalize and commercialize for the company.”
‘You’ve got to be prepared for the time I’m going to retire,’” Miyamoto remembered telling the ‘team.’ He went on to add that he was pleased with the recent development and design in Nintendo games, such as Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3D Land.
Compare all of this to Apple, which apparently had Steve Jobs lay out future plans for the company after his death.
Whether rumors of his retirement are true, it appears indefinite that Miyamoto is frustrated with the future of Nintendo, something that he has in common with many fans of the company as well…
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Jeff Nau is a main contributor to the Jace Hall Show covering pop culture and music trends in the nerd community. He has contributed to San Diego City Beat, 944, and Ill Literature, amongst others, and spends his spare time working as an artist and photographer.
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