Here’s the official line on the rumours of Shigeru Miyamoto’s position at Nintendo:

“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.”

So it seems that there’s nothing much to this one at the moment but it does make you think about the inevitable day he does step down; it’ll be like Alex Ferguson leaving Man United…