Shigeru Miyamoto turns 59 today

Happy birthday, Miyamato-san!

November 16, 2011 / 07:06 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero, and Pikmin, is 59 years-old today.

The Nintendo legend was born on November 16, 1952 in the Kyoto Prefecture of Japan. His work contributes to a majority of Nintendo’s first-party properties.

Before his celebration day ends in Japan (it’s 9 p.m. there!), let’s all take the opportunity to wish Shiggy a very happy birthday. If this guy wasn’t born, this Sunday would be a dull day for Wii owners.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

    Happy Birthday Miyamoto-san!

  • FaithlessMr

    Happy Burthday, Shiggy!

  • Kougeru

    Can’t wait for Sunday! This man created our childhoods. Also, If this guy wasn’t born who knows where gaming would actually be today. A lot of people credit him with reviving gaming when it was dying (Reviving it with Donkey Kong in the arcades). Who knows if we’d even have console games right now if it weren’t for him making gaming mainstream.

  • rockman29

    He is the man.