Nintendo's Greatest Designer Is Leaving The Wii Behind

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, is winding up development on Wii games, the Nintendo legend revealed today.

Speaking at a Q&A attended by Kotaku, Miyamoto said that he always "focuses on newest upcoming platforms", and that would mean that the upcoming Skyward Sword would be "one of the last if not the last" from his development team.

While he says there are still games coming for the Wii from Nintendo, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma then added that he wants Skyward Sword to be "good enough to close out the Wii".

Why is Miyamoto leaving the Wii behind? Well, he's got a new console to develop for, of course!


    The title of this article implied Miyamoto was leaving Nintendo. That is why I clicked. Obviously he's moving to develop for Wii U now!

    Phew, my mind replaced 'Wii' with 'Nintendo' for a second...

    i almost wish he was leaving. hasnt made anything good for 6 years. make way for new talent.

      Clearly he has made quite a few good games in 6 years. Stop basing your opinions off of short quips made by your 4chan buddies.

      Mario Galaxy 1 and 2? Both are rated in the top 10 games of all time.

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