“Miyamoto’s comments as presented in our story are exactly what Miyamoto said, and presented with the full context of his remarks. We are absolutely standing by those statements as reported.” - Wired editor Chris Kohler
Many have said that this miscommunication must have come from a translation error. If that's the case, it seems Nintendo is the one to blame here. Want to know who did the translating?
“It was Mr. [Yasuhiro] Minagawa; who has been Miyamoto’s translator for a very, very, very long time. I did an interview with Miyamoto in 2002, and Mr. Minagawa was Miyamoto’s translator then. It is Nintendo’s translator, not ours.”