Nintendo: Miyamoto Is Not Stepping Down

Issues statement

Shigeru Miyamoto is not stepping down from his current position as head of Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development team, Nintendo has confirmed.

In an interview with Wired Miyamoto seemingly announced he was stepping down into a smaller role, but an official statement from Nintendo says this is not the case:

Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo is not changing. He will continue to be a driving force in Nintendo's development efforts. In discussing his priorities at Nintendo in a media interview, Mr. Miyamoto explained how he is encouraging the younger developers at the company to take more initiative and responsibility for developing software. He attempted to convey his priorities moving forward, inclusive of overseeing all video game development and ensuring the quality of all products. Mr. Miyamoto also discussed his desire to pursue fresh ideas and experiences of the kind that sparked his initial interest in video games.

That's that, then.