Shigeru Miyamoto tops TIME 100 list

225_miyamoto.jpgAfter a near-miss last year (what is a “near-miss” anyway?), Nintendo savant Shigeru Miyamoto has topped the TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

TIME asked who you thought should be on the list of the 100 most influential people of the year. Over 200 candidates were given a rating of 1 to 100. And your #1 choice? Shigeru Miyamoto! The video game designer had almost 2 million votes, over 300,000 more than runner-up, Rain. After a tight race at the top, Stephen Colbert came in third place with close to 900,000 votes.

Here’s the winning profile, and here’s to Miyamoto! Omedetou gozaimasu!

[Thanks, Ken!]