At Nintendo, even Miyamoto’s mistakes become games


6a00e5520607148834010536e16820970b-800wiSo, funny story, dear Infendo readers… It seems that the golfing game in Wii Sports Resort was a bit of a mistake. Wasn’t supposed to be there. Sneaked passed the goalie. An “oops baby,” if you will.

How? Well, in a story that’s only possible due to the sheer power wielded by Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, the golfing game makes a reappearance in the Wii Sports franchise because the Great One had something of a senior moment.

Nintendo staffer Takayuki Shimamura recounts the story with a laugh: “Right after getting back to Japan, he suddenly said: “You know we’re including golf now.” Apparently he’d stated in an interview that this time round golf shots would be determined by the backswing, even though at that time a golf game didn’t exist in any shape or form!”

Basically, what happened was Miyamoto, as he is wont to do, slipped up in an interview and said golf was making a comeback in Wii Sports Resort. Nintendo developers back home, not ones to upset the great father of console video games, quickly set to work including a MotionPlus version of the original. Now that’s power, people.


  1. hahaha nice gotta love Miyamoto

  2. That’s amazing, talk about powers that you can’t buy with money.

  3. gotta love what that guy can do

  4. Wow, his word is law lol

  5. Quick! Someone get him to say something about a sequel to Super Mario RPG!

  6. Actually I read this very differently. The following comments seemed to indicate this was no slip up at all. Without any kind of discussion or authorisation he said to the press ‘Golf is in’ and the dev team’s hand was essentially forced – Golf … WAS IN. Iwata then basically calls him a sly old dog, says it’s a trick he’s picked up too, but a trick he doesn’t abuse as much as Miyamoto.

  7. Way to go Miyamoto 🙂

    Now make the new Zelda work like the swordfighting in ws resort.
    That would be super awesome.

  8. Rofl, that’s genius. As is Miyamoto XD