The Age of Wii
Miyamoto helped oversee the creation of 2006's Nintendo Wii, a simple, motion-controlled device that appealed to everyone from hardcore gamers to senior citizens. He worked on landmark products for the new system, including Wii Sports, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario and Super Mario Galaxy. Last year, the company revamped the product with the Wii U, which also uses a GamePad touchscreen controller. "The system itself is technically a very powerful system," says Miyamoto. "It can draw very, very detailed beautiful and HD graphics. We really wanted to take what had been already a world that was depicted with a sense of realism in the original games – and create that world in HD, leveraging the power of that system to do it."