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Nintendo’s inventor of the N64 analogue stick is retiring

68-year-old Genyo Takeda, Nintendo’s most senior technology talent, will retire at the end of June 2017 after a historic 45 years at the company.

Takeda has been credited with overseeing every Nintendo home console released during his tenure and making notable contributions such as designing the N64’s analogue stick.

Takeda’s retirement was announced today alongside Nintendo’s latest financial results.

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