Nintendo Stays the Same Even After His Departure Says Shigeru Miyamoto

He says there are other people who can handle his job.

The Super Mario and Legend of Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto recently said that even after he has finally retired from the industry, Nintendo will still stay the same.

Miyamoto joined Nintendo way back in 1977 and is known for his popular and best-selling franchises like Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and more. Now he is 70 years old and of retirement age, but he insists that he still does not want to leave the company just yet.

In an interview with NPR, the host asked Miyamolto what would happen to Nintendo if the time of his retirement will happen now.

“You know, I really feel like it’s not going to change,” Miyamoto revealed. “It’s probably going to be the same. There’s, you know, people on the executive team, creators within the company and also people who create Mario, they all have this sense of what it means to be Nintendo.

“And so it’s not like there’s a lot of different opinions that go back and forth. Everyone has an understanding, this kind of shared understanding, of what it is to be Nintendo.

“And so even when there’s new ideas that come up, there’s always the fact that it’s a new idea, but also the fact that, is it a new idea that really has the essence of Nintendo or not?

“And I think that’s something that, you know – we have this incredible shared vision, almost a little scary shared vision, about this. So I think there won’t – it’s not going to change.”

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Still, Miyamoto is an important figure in Nintendo and his departure would impact morale, probably only temporarily. He does make a point that there are other executives and important staff that can do what he does in the company even after he retires.