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Nintendo’s Hardware Chief Who Led Development For The Wii Genyo Takeda Retires In June

Genyo Takeda, the brains behind the development for the Wii and whom also developed the iconic analogue stick for the N64, is to retire in June this year. Genyo Takeda was also the main figure to lead the Wii’s development with the console selling over 100 million units worldwide. Takeda joined Nintendo 45 years ago and was promoted to Nintendo’s Integrated Research & Development in 1981. His replacement is Ko Shiota, the general manager of Nintendo’s platform technology development division.

From all the team at My Nintendo News – we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.


14 thoughts on “Nintendo’s Hardware Chief Who Led Development For The Wii Genyo Takeda Retires In June”

  1. It seems as if a lot of the older staff are retiring. I’m interested to see what the next generation will bring to the table.

    1. Nintendo First Order Commander Quadraxis

      ||Splatoon, Breath of the Wild, ARMS and a new way of aggressive marketing are examples of the younger leadership, the future of Nintendo is dark, very dark…||

      1. *wishful thinking software download complete*

        I have faith in the mentorship the Nintendo seniors have given the younger generation. I agree with your points Commander.

      2. Yeah, I could tell. The take on them is much more modern and “in touch”. Beyond this, I’m curious to see how the company will fare.

        Also, is dark like, your version of “light/bright”?

  2. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits. This use to be something that awaited those for all consoles. It's sad it's mostly just a PS4 slogan these days. Maybe Nintendo will get back to that greatness with the Switch. Only time will tell.}

    Thanks for the analog thing for N64. As for the Wii, get the hell out of here! Na na na! Hey hey hey! Good bye! lol

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