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Iwata’s investor approval rating drops down to 77.26%

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Today Nintendo released its investor approval ratings for the company’s top executives. Satoru Iwata’s approval rating has fallen to 77.26%, leaving him as the only top level executive with an approval rating of below 90% this year.

Speaking in terms of last year, Iwata’s approval rating was 90.60%, so it’s clear that investors aren’t as confident in Iwata’s leadership abilities as they were last year. During Iwata’s tenure as the president of Nintendo, the highest his approval rating has been is 96%.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I approve of Iwata! :3

    • Wayne Beck

      Agreed.

      Considering the size and scope of his job, I’m quite impressed that Iwata has not made significantly more mistakes. I can think of just three off the top of my head.

      Not having a Console Ready by the Wii’s fifth year.

      Not doing an advertising push on the Wii U.

      Over estimating the appeal of a Basic Bundle for the Wii U.

      You can never real put a lack of games on Iwata. It’s impossible to predict the development schedule of a Nintendo Quality Game. Third Party Developers are even more unreliable. It’s true that software sells systems, but, at Launch, it’s the promise of software that sells systems. That promise, unfortunately, was never exemplified through advertising.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        exactly, he’s been doing much better than someone else with his workload and reputation would be

  • Guest

    I hope everything will be OK.

  • http://wiiudaily.com/ Monomon

    Never say never,Iwata!You are a new hope to change gaming history!

    • zerooooo

      He already did…

    • Satoru Iwata

      Thank you so much for the support. It’s fans like you who make Nintendo what it is today.The fact that we have little third party support is completely beside the point. Who needs third party support when you have our greatest, superb games of Nintendo quality.

      Thank you for supporting Nintendo and it’s products!

  • Joshua Carver

    Don’t worry everyone. Iwata’s body is ready. Nintendo has been threw some tough times but they always come back with avengence as the leader is gaming because of fact that the games they make are games we cherish for years to come. If only third party developers could look past the sales today and work to make the system a success for both their games and the rest in the future. Games sell a system. Not gimmicks. No matter how cool they are.

    • The True Gamer

      Yeah but power sells a third party developer. No developer wants to develop for a console that lacks power that could really make a game look significantly different from the previous gen.

      • david jarman

        Power has nothing to do why third parties have shied away. It’s the sales. Those who have developed for it say a different story about its capabilities and its power. What third party companies are worried about are the lack of sales.

        • The True Gamer

          Well, yes, for now we don’t hear about third parties not developing on the Wii U for power issues. However, future games, such as the new Mirrors Edge, Star Wars Battlefront, and any game after 2014 from a massive third party wouldn’t be able to put the full game on the WII U, much like the Wii and 360 and PS3 power difference.

          • david jarman

            From what I’m hearing that’s not entirely true. What I want and wish for is that third parties would do is start coming out with original games for each console like they use to instead of trying to port everything. Developers like Cryteck, criterion and shin’ en all agree that the power difference isn’t an enormous amount when comes down to the actuall games(all that ram is not all for gaming) and as long as wii u pushes sales developers are more interested in the money and with wii u being much more powerful then ps3 and Xbox 360 they will be fine. Remember they are still going to continue to make games for those systems.

          • The True Gamer

            Well, yeah, not all the RAM is for gaming. 7GB is for Gaming for Ps4, and 5 GB for Xbox One. Only 1Gb for Wii U though. The argument that the Wii U is more powerful than the 360 and PS3 won’t exist in a year or two, when the PS4 and Xbox One are the main consoles. Comparing a seventh gen and eighth gen consolein power should not exist when the eighth gen console launches 7 years after the other.

          • david jarman

            No. Not even that much for gaming. Especially Xbox and its many functions(lol). Still though it is a lot though however both ms and Sony stated that they will still be supporting ps3 and Xbox 360 for awhile. I never understood this whole power war. If you really care about power then buy a PC.
            The graphic leap is not as big as you think and wii u can push better visuals then the Xbox 360 and ps3. Next year it’s going to start showing.

          • The True Gamer

            No, it does have that much for gaming, The Wi was greatly underpowered compared to its coming consoles, and the Wii U is greatly underpowered compared its competitors. Regardless of third party support, the limits of the Wii U means that games that are big in the gaming community (for example, Elder Scrolls Online) never will reach Wii U.

          • david jarman

            No it doesn’t use all that. Some of the ram is use for other tasks such as the social aspect of the system, plus the os is rumored to be between 1 to 2 gigs. Xbox one use up over 3 gigs for non gaming functions.
            Still, regardless. It’s a lot.

          • The True Gamer

            pS4 uses 7 GB for games and Xbox one is 5Gb

          • david jarman

            Nope.
            Xbox loses 3 gigs for other functionality and ps4 loses about 2 gig.

          • The True Gamer

            Where do you get your info? This has been common knowledge in the gaming community for months

          • david jarman

            Then you should know that. I’m on reddit, neogaph and ign. What you’re saying is not true. Most people are just speculating. Go to a tech geeks website.

          • ItzameyaToad

            I agree devs should put much more focus on making unique games for each console. Instead we get a bunch of multiplats, most of which are half assly ported to Nintendo consoles. Hopefully this changes!

          • Joshua Carver

            Your talking about the issues with the frostbite engine on Wii U. Interestingly enough the developers at EA said that its just a software issue and that if Wii U was considered a profitable outlet then they would look into resolving the issues to have the games run on Nintendo’s console.

          • The True Gamer

            I know. I’m just talking about……THE FUTURE!!!!!

          • Joshua Carver

            Agreed, The future is at stake. An while I like Iwata, especial with his older roles with HAL but it seams that the marketing strategy between 2012 and this year have drastically changes and make me wonder if he is grasping at straw and relying on the hardcore Nintendo fan’s to get Wii U back on track. I remember seeing the insane amount of third-party support and thinking that this would be the only console I would need. A year later and not enough content has led to failures to win me over with my purchase. I still look forward to Nintendo titles but things like Battlefront 3 and Star Wars would have made it better.

          • The True Gamer

            Yeah. Regardless whether the Wii U has third party support, I’m gonna say that it will succeed. It has Nintendo games, so it appeals to Nintendo fans. The gamepad is a great idea, however maybe not executed in the best way, and Nintendo needs to make an attempt to win over hardcore gamers before the launch of a new console, 7 years or so from now. It’s not that Nintendo needs more power for their games (they look incredible on Wii U) its that other developers surely want to have a large amount, especially with the large amount of open-world games announced at E3.

      • kinghenroc187

        ea just stated that frostbite 3 can run on wii u you are like ea ya dont know shit about what ya talking about you need to just wait wii u just came out developers need to get familiar with the new hardware that they know didaly squat about just like you troll

        • The True Gamer

          I can’t tell whether you’re using sarcasm

      • mikel334u2

        That’s what they WANT you to think. Sure, the PS4 and XB1 both have a lot more power, but games haven’t been able to use that power on those consoles yet. They’re using the weaker power of the Wii U as an excuse on not porting games over to it.

        • The True Gamer

          Well, actually, Forza 5, InFamous Second Son, Mirrors Edge, Killer Instinct, Knack, Ryse, and Killzone all had graphics that would not be possible with the Wii U’s limited RAM. The power is there, and there’s actual games that use that power to an advantage. If a console is too weak, developers won’t feel the need to develop for something that isn’t significantly different from their previous consoles. That’s why developers ask for new consoles.

          • mikel334u2

            You’re right to an extent. The Wii U can’t produce those games, but I bet if the power of the Wii U is fully used, it could produce a game that could nearly look like a PS4 game.

          • david jarman

            Most of those are exclusives. We’re talking multi-platform ports. The difference between wii and xbox360/ps3 was not the ram but HD. Games are scalable, besides most the people here are multiplatform owners. I want wii u for the wii u games.

          • Cloud W Omega

            anyone who equates ram to power should not be talking about power.

          • The True Gamer

            Ram is the memory in which a game can access. This allows large worlds and more polygons. It helps with the power.

          • Cloud W Omega

            I know what RAM is i am a game programmer and Computer engineer.

          • The True Gamer

            Okay. I also know what RAM is.

      • HypocritesRROD

        XboxDone & PS4 are already lacking power compared to souped up PC’s these days, well before they are even released. We all have PC’s. We can upgrade anytime we want. And it will have better graphics than even your favorite console. That is, if we are in to graphics. But we’re not. We are in to Nintendo games.

        • The True Gamer

          XboxDone? That’s a pretty idiot term to use considering it actually has games that have been announced. And have you even heard of the reversal of the DRM policy or do you only listen to Nintendo news. No, not everybody has PCs. You obvious don’t understand that people by consoles so they don’t need to worry about having too little power to play games. Not everybody loves Nintendo games. People like me loved what Nintendo games were last generation, but since the 3DS release have been disappointed by Nintendo’s lack of change. So I want to pay $500 to have a console that will last me at least until 2020 instead of pay $1200 for a PC that could potentially be a low end PC in 2016

          • HypocritesRROD

            Have you heard that Don Mattrick resigned from mocrosoft yesterday? He LEFT microsoft because nobody pre-ordered their shit. He knows that xbox is a failure. Therefore, XBOX is DONE. Now, you can damage control with this topic all you want. You’re just gonna look silly… XDone.

          • The True Gamer

            How about you learn you’re information? Don Mattick resigned because of restructuring within Microsoft. He made stupid remarks, but in no way is the Xbox One going to sell less than a Wii U. Sorry, but their are more Xbox fans than Nintendo fans. That’s because Xbox gets third party games.

          • HypocritesRROD

            Like i said, DAMAGE CONTROL. You are just PAPTHETIC.

  • The True Gamer

    I would have thought it would be lower. Iwata’s Wii U hardware development of lack of anything truly next gen in RAM and power has left it a joke in the eyes of most third party developers. If their was a president who started putting power int the Nintendo equation, maybe Wii U would be incredibly successful.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Japanese investors are much more conservative than American investors. The fact that his approval rating has dropped this much is highly significant.

      Nintendo has been profitable in video games since the 80s, so they’re not quick to jump ship, especially when Iwata reigned over the Wii and DS eras, where Nintendo basically printed money.

      He is in trouble if Wii U sales don’t turn around this year, though.

      • The True Gamer

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        • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

          Thanks! We’ll have another this week and an iTunes feed soon. :)

          • incoherent1

            iTunes feed?!?! ::angels sing::

          • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

            Yep! It’s taken a while because Apple wants established content before approving new podcast feeds. So thanks to you guys for being patient.

          • incoherent1

            Just listened to it on iTunes yesterday. Way to go! Great job!

        • FoxMulder900

          This might be a dumb question, but where do I find this podcast? I’m interested!

          • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

            The easiest way is to check http://www.gamefans.com, which is the main podcast website. All four episodes are listed there, but we also post them to all the Daily sites upon release. Soon there will be an iTunes feed so you can get them sequentially.

          • FoxMulder900

            Thanks!

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        While he had success with the Wii and DS, this is a whole different ball game, and if sales don’t increase which they haven’t even after E3, then he and Nintendo are in some trouble.

        Perhaps if they didn’t release the console so early, they wouldn’t be in this situation. I still say they should have waited until this holiday season to launch the Wii U. Gettting ahead of the competition does nothing, and never has. Microsoft learned that first hand.

        • uPadWatcher

          Planning on buying a $500 console while you’re in the nude?

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Planning on using that 500 bucks to get some education? You seem to have a man crush on me if you keep stalking. I’m taken, sorry.

          • Graeme Lynch

            That is hilarious!

          • BLACKendTiamat

            lol. you think everyone has a crush on you…

            fairy boy is definitely a suitable name for you. emphasis on FAIRY. next scheduled release we are all wondering is “when is Danny Boy going to come out of the closet?” ill give you a hint- the door is half opened.

            and of course my upcoming opinion means nothing to you but… HERE WE GO!-

            theres an obvious reason why you dont work for these companies. wii u coming out at a $300/$350 price tag along the $400 ps4 would be a horrible move by nintendo. perhaps they made the best of a bad situation? only time will tell.

            also i agree that Iwata is in trouble, as well as nintendo if he doesnt turn it around by this time next year. ill be playing my ps4 by that time, though. so as far as me hurting for entertainment and what not, not going to happen.

            BUT i have faith in the next gen of gaming. Hell i might even buy an xb1 down the road if the gamers love it. we will see.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I have no problem with your opinion, but you seem to with mine as well as attacking me. You attacked me first, keep that in mind. You also seem to comment on everything I say and with obvious ignorance. You assume that because everyone here hates on me for just telling how I see it you go along with the crowd.

            Your opinion makes sense and I agree with most of it.

            As for your childish nonsense, the fact that you even commented on it means you’re easy to reel in and will try hard to defend your place while I gave you no crazy fanboy hatred. Now who is coming out of what closet? I thought so.

            You can hate me all you like if that’s your thing, but I prefer acting like a civil person rather than a jester. To each their own.

    • Billy_Perry

      I’m sick of people complaining that the Wii U is not powerful enough, it is literally as powerful as Nintendo can afford, and yeah its shitty, but it is what it is, and bitching about it isn’t going to change it.

      Think about it, Nintendo are selling the Wii U for a loss, that means that the hardware is more expensive to make than Nintendo is selling it for, and you’ve got the tenacity to complain about it? You’re getting a wicked deal with the hardware, throw in the fact that its Nintendo and you know you are getting some sick games in its lifecycle, and I wouldn’t be complaining about the Wii U’s value as a piece of hardware if I was you.

      • The True Gamer

        My recommendation to Nintendo would be to sell the Wii U without the gamepad. A $349 Wii U with 32 GB is way too much, but a $199 Wii U with 16 GB and no gamepad would be enough for me.

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          You do realize that the gamepad is required for the console to work right??? Also the $349 includes a game.. I think they should sell a 32GB Wii U with no game for $299 or $279 and that would be a start.. Drop the 8GB model all together. That would open it up more and leave room for a 64GB model to come later when the costs come down.

          Also the gamepad makes the Wii U the Wii U…. Maybe you don’t feel this way but to me all the games I have played on it have been more enjoyable and I felt I interacted with the game more because of the gamepad. It has made me decide to get games like Arkham Origins and Watchdogs for the Wii U because the Gamepad interaction should be pretty good with those games. Heck I almost repurchased Batman Arkham City after playing it on the Wii U at a friends house because of the gamepad features with the game.

      • The True Gamer

        And the Ps4 cost 50 dollars more for 8Gb of DDR5 RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, a head set, and a HDMI cabÅ‚e. Nintendo’s Gamepad is the only reason the Wii U cost as much as it does, and hasn’t justified it with a game that can convince people to buy it.

        • Billy_Perry

          I disagree, the Wii U selling point is not its extra power, it is the gamepad. Thus the gamepad is a justified extra cost in my eyes, the games that are out on the Wii U all use it well, admittedly not as good as the Wii Mote in Wii Sports, but still good.
          The other next gen consoles make no sense to purchase, if you want hardcore graphics then go PC, if you want interesting new ways of playing, with good gameplay, then go Wii U.
          The PS4 is not better value than Wii U, literally the only reason any sane person would get the PS4 is for its exclusives, and personally I don’t particularly like Naughty Dog.

          • The True Gamer

            Are you serious? Third party developers exist, unless you forgot. There are other games than just Nintendo. If you want good graphics, you could buy a PS4 or Xbox One. If you want a second screen, you could get a PSVita and play games anywhere with Wi-Fi. The only reason people would buy a PS4 or Xbox One. Elder scrolls online, Titanfall, Forza 5, Star Wars Battlefront, The order 1886, Media molecule’s project, the new Halo, mirrors edge, Battlefield 4 with 60+ player multiplayer, Trials series, Bethesda games, and any game that requires more than a GB of DDR3 RAM.

          • Billy_Perry

            Of course I haven’t forgot 3rd party, except PC has all the third party, plus the entire RTS genre, plus better graphics. So if third party is what you are looking for then, PC has it, and in a lot of cases, its actually better on PC.

          • The True Gamer

            Yeah. I guess so. Only thing it’s missing is exclusives, which Is what makes all consoles special. The games. Xbox exclusives are great. Nintendo has great exclusives, but Sony……I just don’t like my PS3.

          • The True Gamer

            Actually 5 of of those games I listed were exclusives, and in any case you don’t need to worry about upgrading a console. Quit being ignorant.

          • The True Gamer

            And a PC with 8 GB of DDR5 RAM? Not even heard of. My laptop has 4 Gb of DDR3 RAm, and that cost me 1200 dollars

        • BLACKendTiamat

          do we know how much sony is losing per ps4? if any that is.

          i know the wiiu would turn a profit if 1 game is bought. not too bad imo.

          but the ps4 being only $50 more than a deluxe… seems like theyd be losing a lot :/.

          • The True Gamer

            Sony actually is making a profit on the PS4. I was surprised.

    • Potemkin

      Exactly! Nintendo is in it’s own league and that’s not always a good thing, specially now that the race is getting tighter.

    • http://people.ign.com/fliadaloisio fliadaloisio

      Your nickname is “The True Gamer” !? ROFLMFAO !!! xD

      • The True Gamer

        I call myself the True Gamer because I respect all games as art, and don’t consider myself a fanboy of any console manufacture. They all have there pros and their cons, and it just so happens that some people don’t care to hear about the cons of their favorite manufactures.

    • Anthony Franqui

      Like Yamaguichi did with the gamecube?

  • discuss

    Iwata needs to go. His desperate cry for fame in the Nintendo directs is a good example why he needs to go. Anyone who truely wants the best for nintendo would actually put someone in front of the camera who knows how to do a presentation.

    The Wii U hardware is bad.
    The Wii U name is bad.
    The Wii U advertisement is bad.
    The Wii U release list, so far, is bad.

    • boynhisblobs

      Wii U hardware and release list are actually, not bad. Gonna guess…you don’t own one.

      Iwata is great for Nintendo. People wanna see the CEO’s being a part of whats going on instead of just sitting back and doing nothing.

      Next time, before you spew randomness, maybe back it up with facts or reasons why you think so.

      • The True Gamer

        It’s not really randomness. The gaming community that focuses on all consoles doesn’t consider the Wii U when discussing next gen games. This is because the next gen titles require more RAM than the Wii U has. Nintendo needs to start focusing on its strengths. Making challenging games (which the most recent Mario titles were not) and selling low priced hardware. Sure, Nintendo doesn’t need third party support, but it sure needs a low price to justify a sale in any gamer who isn’t the most supportive of Nintendo.

        • dxcvs

          They do need third party support

        • Anthony Franqui

          Be honest, before this generation how much did you hear about RAM being a concern? Doesn’t seem a little strange to you?

          That’s because it’s not about RAM it’s about sales. Always have and always will be. The Wii U picks up on sales, you will see more and games. Simple really.

        • boynhisblobs

          Again with the RAM, i’m starting to think you might not know what that is and that currently, 360 and PS3 have none. NONE. XBONE and PS4 have to use 8gb ram to run their crappy home entertainment machines, not for video games. Just as PC requires a lot of ram to stream things like SKYPE, so will an XBONE. How much RAM do think KINNECT running at all times will take up, especially if it can alwasy see my heartbeat?

          And what gaming community are you referring to? The real one or made up one in your head? I seem to be a part of this one, and we all consider it next gen…so….

          • The True Gamer

            I know what RAM is. I’m a tech geek eh researches games. I know my games. The fact that you still use the term XBONE tells me you’re either a young kid or an idiot who doesn’t realize that term was invented because of the DRM policies. The gaming community? That’s IGN, Game Informer, Joystiq, and N4G. They are websites that care about all games, unlike Nintendo fansites with little kids and adults that are too ignorant to accept that Nintendo made mistakes, The fact that you’re defending the a wii U shows you know nothing about how gaming generations have formed and lasted in the past.

          • boynhisblobs

            HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!. IGN? HAHAHAHAHAHA! I can see why you had to use the handle “True Gamer”. You know absolutely nothing about the truth or games.
            I hear your teacher calling you in from recess little kid, time for you to go before you get detention.

            HAHAHAHAHA! IGN, still making me crack up. Good one dude, good one.
            What next, you’re gonna say G4 too? HAHAHAHA!

            Moron…

          • The True Gamer

            Hey, the particle effects may look better in need for speed u, but the cars certainly don’t. And I check gaming news a dozen timed a day. I know that you don’t want to accept that the difference from a Wii u and 360 in graphical power right this moment isn’t a tremendous difference. Need for speed games don’t look that good. So what. Just because your a fanboy who can’t get over Nintendo doesn’t mean you know anything about what the real world thinks about them

          • boynhisblobs

            Again, not a fanboy. Own all three systems from last generation plus one from the current. I plan on buying the PS4, just not the other ONE.

            You have not been playing the same game I have, because the cars look amazing! Way more detail than GT5, way more with blown out tire effects looking amazing and some damage effects to your car (though not too much because they are licensed cars).
            Its better in every single way, I know thats tough for you to handle because last generation Nintendo was in the opposite side. But, it is better. Deal with it.

          • The True Gamer

            I said the cars just don’t look as great. Maybe it was just the video I saw. Sorry to day though, but Nintendo has changed sides in power as you say. Nintendo still has the lowest graphical power compared to its competitors, the other eighth gen consoles

          • The True Gamer

            I just said the cars didn’t look as good. Wii U has the capabilities to look better than 360 and Ps3, I never denied that. And as you say thats tough for me to handle because Nintendo is on the opposite side isn’t true. Nintendo isn’t on the opposite side. They still have the worst graphical capabilities if the generation.

          • The True Gamer

            I know what RaM is, and the fact that you call the Xbox One the XBONE means you don’t realize where that name came from. It came from the DRM policies that angered gamers. In late June, after the XBOX One policies of online only were reversed, gamers renamed the console the Xbox 180. The amount of ram used by the console ? 5GB is dedicated to games. 3 Gb are dedicated to its 3 operating system. Don’t lecture me about games when yourself don’t know what has already been announced for the consoles.

      • discuss

        The Wii U hardware is bad. There is no need to even discuss this as you can see comparisson charts all over the internet. The release list is bad, haven’t you seen the Wii U sales?

        And yes, I do (regrettably) own a Wii U. The only game with a release date that I am excited for is the Wind Waker remake. A game I already completed 10 times on my gamecube ….

        I expected more from Nintendo. That’s all.

        • boynhisblobs

          For me, I’d never purchase something so expensive if I thought for one minute i’d regret it. Sorry you feel you wasted your money, but really…why would you buy something for a remake of an old game that had no release date at launch? Just doesn’t really make sense…of course you’d expect more because they came you want didn’t come out yet.

          And while we’re at it, I have seen the sales. Nothing worse than year one for xbox360 and ps3, literally. Wii U actually had a better launch than either, and yes, sales have dropped, not anymore than 360 or ps3 in year one. That a fact, “you can see comparison charts all over the internet.”

    • Jack5221

      Hardware is just hardware. Its the games people should be focused on, not the hardware.
      Personally, I like the name Wii U, but I can see how it is confusing to some people.
      The Wii Us advertisement was bad a first, but Nintendo has been stepping it up. The best buy demos was genius.
      I do agree that the release list was rather poor, but so was the 3DS’s. Look at it now. Just it give it time, Iwata has been doing this for the past 30 years, he knows what he is doing.

      • Christopher Acuna

        Unfortunately time is out of the questions when you have your main competitors already set to out pace you. The 3DS may have started out slow but it has no major competitors, The PSP or Vita….pfft…yea right, Sony is barely taken seriously in the handheld market.

        They didn’t give us anything at launch that was worth purchasing a WiiU for. Sure we got NSMBU and ZombiU but honestly, let’s be serious…NSMBU was a fluff game, although excellent, still not what we wanted for a Mario launch title. ZombiU, very fun, just didn’t hit all the marks for a Triple A launch title. Maybe if Donky Kong Tropic Freeze, Pikmin 3, and Wind Waker HD were part of the launch it would have been a different story. And let’s be honest with ourselves here and with Nintendo, all of these games coming out this fall should have been out during the WiiU launch window.

        • david jarman

          They’re still coming out and I’m still excited. The wonderful 101 and pikmin 3 are getting near! You’re right it would have been better if those games were at launch, but honestly I’m still excited for them.

          • Christopher Acuna

            As am I, but I have feeling they are going to have another underwhelming holiday season.

          • oontz

            possible a case of… too little, to late.

          • Anthony Franqui

            Nah Zelda, Mario, DK and Sonic…..yeah they have good chances.

        • Anthony Franqui

          As many blunders as Nintendo has made with the Wii U, the PS4 and Xbox 1 has honestly shown nothing to be afraid of. From their last minute policy changes, feature miscommunications, and (in Xbox’s case) high price point, they’ve got almost as many issues as the Wii U had before launch. So Nintendo’s focus shouldn’t be outpacing it’s competitors at their launch.

          However, they really do have to get a handle on this software production and it needed to be done yesterday.

      • discuss

        Proper hardware attracts 3th party developers. More 3th party developers = more games. Better hardware = better visuals = more details. Better visuals/details CAN make games more interesting.

        The Wii U advertisement is and was bad. See sales or just turn on your tv. 8 Months after the release date they finally started advertising it in Japan but still close to nothing for the rest of the world.

        Iwata KNEW what he was doing. Time moved on but I guess Iwata didn’t.

        • david jarman

          The visuals on wii u’s new games are pretty stunning and do look like they should be on Xbox one if anything. The number one thing that gets developers is the size of fan base cause that’s were the money is. It has been the trend with third parties going back on their words with developing for the wii u. EA is finally admitting frostbite 3 will run on wii u and former thq/vigil Xander Davis now loves the wii u.
          Not too mention wii u is more powerful then xbox 360 and ps3 and developers are still going to develope for them.

          • discuss

            Low standards.

          • david jarman

            It’s video games. I have high standards for fun. I’ve own over half the consoles that ever came out since the early 80’s. I plan on owning more. Nintendo will always be on the list for their games on their consoles.
            So I guess you can say when it comes to videos games I have no limits.
            So I would say better standards.
            Why did you buy your wii u?
            I bought mine cause despite the power on other consoles, I love nintendo games.

    • Amz Strange

      Yep, a CEO who has made as many huge mistakes as Iwata has really should step down. If you’re the head of a huge company, the buck stops with you. He has to take responsibility for all of the awful decisions that Nintendo have made over the past two years. Here’s a list off the top of my head:

      1. The near disastrous launch of the 3DS. Yes, it’s doing well now, but having to slash the price after only 6 months was a huge embarrassment for Nintendo and a clear sign that they misread the market.

      2. The Wii U name is awful. A complete marketing mess. Wii 2 or even taking the Wii’s old name ‘Revolution’ would have helped so much. How it got approved is beyond me, but the buck stops with Iwata.

      3. Substandard Wii U hardware. Aside from the laughable 32Gb storage, it’s not a real issue right now, but by next xmas (2014) it’ll start to really show. It’ll be expensive and time consuming for third parties to shoehorn games onto ageing architecture, or they’ll just cut corners and put out shoddy ports, if port games at all. Plus, it will clearly limit the systems lifespan, just like the Wii’s. Extreme short-sightedness.

      4. Advertising for the Wii U has been a joke. There is no excuse for launching a new system with such a limited advertising campaign. Shocking.

      5. A severe lack of games. In terms of software, it seems apparent that the system wasn’t ready to launch. Another NSMB game and precious little else for 8 months is truly dire. Lego and Monster Hunter may just about appease us die-hards, but they’re not likely to sell more systems to anyone else.

      6. Seeming arrogance when it comes to courting third parties. If you have a small install base, it’s not going to fall into your lap. For certain IP’s they should have been in direct talks with publishers and if necessary, actually paid developers to carefully port a select few titles, with well implemented little extras and features. Bioshock Infinite and especially GTA V spring to mind – and the up-coming Destiny is sure to be huge. The impact of having these three games on Wii U, and thusly the appeal of Wii U to consumers, would be almost certain to offset the money lost by Nintendo paying for the ports. Pride is no excuse, some third party games are extremely important to a consoles success, even to the point of making a *potential* loss on.

      7. A solid list of Virtual Console games should have been available on launch. Mario World, Mario 64, Zelda Link To The Past, Zelda Ocarina Of Time, Mario Kart & Mario Kart 64, etc. A slightly better designed eShop with a clearer Virtual Console section would also have helped. A minor issue, but it’s still an oversight.

      8. Cutting corners with the gamepad. A single-touch screen is already outdated, and it limits the potential gameplay possibilities, which is a big issue when the whole console is centred around the gamepad. A multi-touch screen should have been used. Also, not making the hardware powerful enough to properly support two gamepad’s was a huge oversight, half the framerate for two player gamepad games? Oh dear…

      9. No E3 press conference?! Of all the years, this was not the one to try something silly like an underwhelming Nintendo Direct broadcast in place of a well planned, glitzy Wii U showcase to hammer home the up-coming classic IP’s. The Wii U needed it, and Nintendo didn’t do it.

      I love Nintendo, I’m really enjoying my Wii U (mainly thanks to NSMBU, Sonic All-Stars Racing and the original Wii’s excellent Virtual Console games – well done on the backwards compatibility!) and I am really looking forward to the classic Nintendo IP’s incoming shortly, but I’m not blind to the poor business decisions that Nintendo (and thusly Iwata) have been making lately. I don’t want to have to spend money I don’t have to buy a PS4 to get those select few awesome third party games that will no doubt surface next year, but I may have to, and for that, I blame Iwata. He’s running out of time to turn things around…

      • oontz

        All solid points!

      • discuss

        A really well written post.

      • Anthony Franqui

        He’s not going anywhere. As long as Yamaguichi is still majority shareholder.

  • audi lover

    77.26 dont worry iwata thats the average score for xbox games and people are still buying that crap, so life in the old dog yet

  • Elem187

    Makes sense, before the Wii U launched the finances looked good, now with Wii U struggling the company is still profitable, but merely treading water with the Wii U.
    That will probably reverse after key games are released and the Wii U makes its natural recovery.

    • The True Gamer

      It will recover, as all Nintendo consoles do, but I think to reach its potential it needs to drop the price so people can buy both a Xbox One and Wii U or Ps4 and Wii U, as opposed to one or the other.

  • Tyranno

    Not really surprised =/

  • willweinert

    Ok, I’m just tired of all the arguements of “what Nintendo needs to do to get back on track”. Peopl in the comments are constantly spouting about how Nintendo needs more power, or more support, but honestly all Nintendo needs to do is make compelling hardware (of which they’re the only brand that does), make make it easy for companies to put their games on it (which they’ve been doing by reaching out to indies and giving any 3rd parties chances, whether they listen or not), and, most importantly, make great games, which they are doing, and will pick up in the coming months.
    So yes, I think Iwata is running Nintendo fine.

    • The True Gamer

      Compelling hardware can’t be compelling with a unjustified price tag, which is Nintendo’s biggest issue to appeal to its main crowd right now…which seems to be parents buying it for their kids. I like Nintendo a lot, but they have messed up pretty bad lately and that’s left them out of the hardcore gamers websites.

    • BLACKendTiamat

      thank God for freedom of speech huh?

  • everyone

    It’s harder to gain approval when the investors were spoiled by the unexpected immediate success of the Wii. It’s going to be taking more to sell consoles this gen. People in general are spending less. I have faith that people will see the fun in the Wii U.

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      That is true, that people are generally spending less these days. And yeah, I think non-gaming investors don’t really understand the gaming market too well. Wii U simply won’t be another Wii–Wii rose quick in popularity mainly because of the many more non-core gamers who adopted it more than anyone else did, fascinated by Wii Sports. Wii U will have to sell on its merits to people who game quite a deal more than the likes of many of those who bought Wii, which takes time.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    It was not Iwata fault the only reason is Wii U negativity impacted his decision. Their is nothing wrong with Wii U only those stupid analysis made him look bad. Why people listen to them. Iwata will save Wii U just like he saved 3DS. It is Wii U time now.

    • ItzameyaToad

      Dont forget him leading the DS to becoming the best selling console to date, started to repair Nintendos relationship with game developers,and he lead the Wii to success. He is more than capable to get the Wii U back on track and more people should look at his track record before saying he is a bad leader/CEO.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Agreed on one thing you said about Mr Iwata’s great run as CEO of Nintendo. But the main problem their great supporters such as IGN and many other websites had started a huge debate with Nintendo. To my dismay they would want them to go down just for one thing. The great success Nintendo had from the Wii and DS. The main problem as usual is new generations of analysis and trolls hate’s Nintendo so they wish Nintendo be gone like Sega. So they want Nintendo to end up selling their franchise to Sony and Microsoft. I am not hating Sony or Microsoft but sometimes these companies act stupid and start interfering with Nintendo business. I really like my Vita, PS3 and Xbox 360. No doubt that I will like the next generation consoles but sometimes fanboys don’t know how to quit. They end up taking things to the limit therefore this issue become’s a personal matter. I for one hate trolls and the only thing I wish for this generation is that troll’s cease to exist.

  • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

    And you know what? Ratings rise and fall. It’s not ratings I care about. It’s results. And sure, results have been slow lately, but you know what? Wii U’s only been out for eight months, folks. Iwata also had some issues with the Nintendo 3DS. Now it’s turned around and selling very well, even in the face of mobile gaming, all thanks to smart moves by Iwata to rescue it. It’s best to give an issue time before making such judgment calls.

    • The True Gamer

      The Wii U is just going through what the 3DS went through. Some casual gamers don’t know it’s a console, and huge Nintendo fans may not buy it until games launch. Anybody, biased or not, should know that Nintendo isn’t going anywhere. They hold a monopoly over their own games, and franchises that, while not at their best now, have previously been the best games around.

      • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        No argument here. :)

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        All done on an affordable console that does not make bragging about specs and boasting about power the top priority…

        Today many game developers are designing their game engines to be more scalable than ever before. One of the primary reasons for this is the tablet market. By doing this they can take their games that run on a top end gaming PC and scale them to run on a tablet albeit the graphics will be less and some content may not be quite the same. That being said I do not think the Wii U is as weak compared to the PS4 and XB One as you are being led to believe. There are games in development that are visually stunning in their early stages and are considerably better than what the PS3 and XB360 put out and pretty damn close to what the XB One and PS4 are going to put out.

        What some people seem to forget is that the XB One looks like it will be suffering from a bloated OS or should I say 3 OSes trying to do the work of one which will be taking up more ram than the games optimized for the console… I am not sure of the details of the PS4 OS but it is pretty logical to assume that their OS will also be eating into that ram. Also since these games are often being created off their PC counterparts (aside from maybe the exclusives) and are 32bit coded games it is very unlikely that they will use much more than 2GB for the game itself as 2GB is about the limitation that one app can take up in 32bit. These are just basic rules of computing.

        Since it has been mentioned over and over that one of the primary reasons MS and Sony made the switch to X86 for their processor in their consoles was to make it easier for the game developers to make games on PC and port them over to the console with minimal effort it is reasonable to assume they will have to work within the confines of the PC world.

        • The True Gamer

          There’s a lot of comments that you made to my posts, so ill just sum them up here: I refer to hardcore gaming as gaming without playing a single system or game. People that play only COd are not hardcore gamers, but people that play Xbox and PS3 and Nintendo and are willing to accept the pros and cons of each are. Sure, there are people out there that have the impression that Nintendo is a kids company. Those people are not only are not hardcore gamers, but have no respect for video games as an art. Nintendo has had great games, and I hope for them to continue that trend in the future, but I worry for what will happen 5 years in the future, when game developers don’t care to take advantage of a console with significantly lower power than the other consoles. Anybody who claims the Wii U is less powerful than a 360 or PS3 is not only an idiot, but not a gamer at all. I’m sor if I offended anybody. I have nothing but the greatest respect for Nintendo. I just fear that with the little amount of respect people give it and the lack of developer support, Nintendo may continue to be hated by those who don’t understand the contributions Nintendo made to the world of gaming.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Once again the power significance is not what you think it is. You are blinded by the 8core/8gb ram specs.. What you are not taking into account is that those consoles from Microsoft and Sony are modeling after the PC when it comes to the processors and ram they use. While that architecture is great it is also designed to do a variety of computing tasks and not optimized for console gaming as much as the IBM model is. That is why Sony and Microsoft chose custom IBM processors in their last gen. In terms of computing performance the 8core/8GB PC components used are weaker than most $400 PCs. The AMD Jaguar CPU is comparable to an Intel Atom and is made for low voltage and low power and not heavy computing. The GPUs are modeled after the low-mid range GPUs used in the AMD APU processors. Hardly anything to brag about in terms of computing power. They have to add all these cores and ram to compensate for the lack of optimization.

            That is the point you are missing.

          • The True Gamer

            I’m just taking about the end of a generation, when developers attempt to make the most out of every bit of power in a game console. The little big of extra power in a game console matters at the end, and the PS3 showed this, with much better graphics with its most recent games. The Wii U has potential, and I was just saying that the other consoles have more. That doesn’t mean they will have much better graphics than say…Mario Kart 8, but the scale of the games will likely be larger.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            They do have more… just not significantly more… Again if the system is made up of custom components designed for the task at hand you do not need to use more cores and more ram to make it do those tasks like you would using more standardized components. Why do you think the PS3 and XB360 were able to achieve pretty damn good graphics and performance on using older generation custom IBM processors and less than half the ram of the Wii U? Because those components were designed for a game console and not standardized computing. I fail to see how you do not get this.

          • boynhisblobs

            Also, if you feel it took ps3 6 years to tap into its full potential power, why would feel Wii U is maxed out for some reason? With games like Lego City at the beginning of its life, I cant wait to see a Wii U game in 6 years. Lego City is huge with amazing graphics, better than I’ve seen on both 360 and ps3.

          • The True Gamer

            Do you understand that the Wii U is a next gen console? I would certainly hope that every game looks better on Wii U, but it doesn’t. Nintendo is having issues trying to get Mario Kart 8 to run at 60 fps, and if you think Lego City has better graphics than Gran Turismo 5, you obviously don’t have a ps3, 360, and are just a Nintendo fanboy trying to justify their purchase of a new console.

          • boynhisblobs

            You obviously have not played Lego City or Need for Speed: Most Wanted U. Both outshine your sparsely decortated gran turismo 5. Look, its a road sign that just came out of nowhere on a straightaway, didn’t see that 2 seconds ago. Hmm, do all trees look identical in nature? Maybe because the ones in gran turismo 5 do. Love the amount of detail they’ve put up on those buidlings that fly by, oh wait, they didn’t add much detail.
            Unfortunately, my Xbox red ringed 3 times and I gave up after it wasn’t under warranty. My ps3 gets so noisy when turned on, I can barely play anything on it. My Wii lasted until I got a Wii U and still works fine to this day, so yeah, I’ve played it dude. Thats not the arguement, stick on topic.
            It took sony forever to produce gran turismo, a first party game, and it tapped into everything a ps3 could handle. Lego City and NFSMWU are both third party at the birth of the system that outshine anything a 360 or ps3 have ever done. All I’m saying, is the potential has barely been tapped into.

          • The True Gamer

            Ha ha ha. The fact that you use a need for speed game and a Lego game, and claim they are better than anything on a 360 and Ps3? You obviously don’t play anything other than Nintendo. If you any gamer alls they would have for a game console was 4 games and a couple mediocre third party games they would laugh and never buy the console. Before you attempt to comment on other games, play them first.

          • boynhisblobs

            Exactly, TWO THIRD PARTY GAMES ARE BETTER than ANY game on both 360 and ps3. Do you need to watch the side by side comparisons on youtube?? Even the developers of Need for Speed: Most Wanted U said the Wii U version was the best on the market, even the PC version!!

            Apparently you can’t read, i’ve owned every system from the last generation. Why is it so surprising that a new system would outshine two older systems? Not too hard to comprehend….

          • The True Gamer

            I’ve watched the videos. Just because the developer of a game think it looks the best, doesn’t mean it looks the best. You could say Mario Kart 8 looks better than any 360 or ps3 game, but saying that need for speed most wanted for Wii u looks better than Forza horizon just isn’t logical. Sorry

        • boynhisblobs

          I wish more people understood this, but it will become more clear when multi-platform games such as watch dogs come out. Anyone who doubts the power of a Wii U, pick up Need for Speed: Most Wanted and you will be amazed. Seriously, best graphics in any console video game on the market today.

  • MetroidZero

    Still better than EA’s approval rating, so….

  • A SNES Day Off

    His haircut annoys me.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Nintendo has had a rough road this past year and they have made some mistakes and were unprepared for many things resulting in delays in games and services. Iwata has his work ahead of him and he fully admits and takes responsibility for the shortcomings of Nintendo today. There are already signs of this improving but it cannot happen overnight. I hope he and all the Nintendo staff works hard as they have great products and seem genuinely be one of the few companies in the video game market that is trying to make games for the gamers.

  • dinos24

    The whole argument on hardware is completely irrelevant. It’s games that I care about and, at least in my opinion, Nintendo provides the funnest experiences now and have been for over almost 30 years. I’m more than confident Nintendo will come out of the rut they’re stuck in right now: they’ve done it multiple times in the past. They just need time to show people what the Wii U is all about, gain momentum, and get out their great games this fall.

  • Dez

    Nintendo’s investors have always notoriously been the least supportive and confident of any bunch of investors I know of. They are always the first to flip the hell out, yet despite all the success Nintendo continues to know, they never seem to learn. Frankly I’ve never understood this and how finicky those investors are, it is just downright bizarre.

    I don’t know why so many people dislike Iwata. Personally I respect the man greatly for his efforts. Every time there is a Nintendo Direct or we otherwise hear him speak, he is always very calm, collected, and behaves as needed for the situation at hand. It is hard to think of man better suited for the position. I just want to point out Nintendo’s former president, if I recall correctly, is Nintendo’s biggest investor, so there is absolutely no reason to worry. Approval for Iwata will increase again once the Wii U really takes off this holiday season.

    • John Raybell

      yeah hes pretty much a robot, but he should retire.

      His directs are fucking lame also, he kind of bothers me now lol

  • 210stuna

    That fedora though.

  • Zuxs13

    Good fire the midget and put Samus in charge.

  • iceazeama

    why is everybody sticking up for this guy……. it would be better if he left, then you can defend someone doing your company good.

    • ItzameyaToad

      He has done much more good for Nintendo than bad…. look up his history with Nintendo

      Came in towards the end of Gamecubes lifecycle and secured a bunch of great games for it, started to repair Nintendo’s relationship with other developers/publishers,successfully lead the Nintendo DS to become the best selling video game console of all time,lead the Wii to become one of the best most influential most widely recognized gaming console to date, has put the 3DS on a fast track to outsell the DS etc.

    • BLACKendTiamat

      numbers dont lie.

      wonder what Iwata has up his sleeves in the next couple of years?

      i think by this time next year we will see.

  • John Raybell

    Oh well, I actully think Iwata should retire, yeah he has been great for nintendo, but lately hes been missing allot of what it takes.

    I love nintendo, but holly fuck these last few gens have been painful lol

    • $39063977

      couldn’t agree more. Nintendo needs a fresh team to push its limits higher. things are not looking well and Iwata is a lot to blame. He should retire and let someone else take over – someone more open minded, younger, honest, with fresher ideas.

      • The True Gamer

        Reggie!!!!!!!!!!

        • $39063977

          You are kidding, right? He is the most ruthless lying son of a bitch in the entire industry. He is the person claiming that the 3rd party support problems with the original Wii have been solved with the Wii u. He actually had the nerve to come out and say that before the system’s launch. Some of us don’t have short memories. Nothing but ignorance, arrogance, and exaggerations come out of his mouth. Nintendo is in a pretty bad shape with these people in the house.

          • The True Gamer

            But his body is ready

          • $39063977

            His body is ready to get its ass kicked by Chuck Norris

    • BLACKendTiamat

      enjoyed a few games on the wii.. the wii u has been my go-to console since it released. have a blast playing games on it.

      it definitely has a lot more potential.

      im a fan of online competitive gaming. so something along the lines of a Star Fox with Online 8v8 MP Arwing battling would be fun.

      Or Metroid Prime Hunters 2.

      of course games would be moderated for cheaters. main reason i got turned off to Hunters for ds.

      local MP is fun too. im a fan as well. but Online is the butter to my bread lol.

      why not integrate local mp to online like in Blops2 for wiiu?
      i know Treyarch didnt plan this but i use the pro controller while my wife uses the gamepad to call out enemy locations and use my killstreaks for me lol.

      i would joke with her about that too- “youre my eyes Goose!” what better time to use that Top Gun reference? :P

  • ItzameyaToad

    While I understand they are basing this off of what has been acomplished over the past year or so I must come out and fully say I trust Iwata regardless of what blunders have come up. I say I fully support him and trust my investment by me buying a Wii U will be repaid fully with great content/services seeing as he has been a great leader at Nintendo. Came in towards the end of Gamecubes lifecycle and secured a bunch of great games for it, started to repair Nintendo’s relationship with other developers/publishers,successfully lead the Nintendo DS to become the best selling video game console of all time,lead the Wii to become one of the best most influential most widely recognized gaming console to date, has put the 3DS on a fast track to outsell the DS etc.

    So really IMO after seeing his track record he is more than capable of getting the Wii U back on track!

    • $39063977

      “lead the Wii to become one of the best most influential most widely recognized gaming console to date”

      what a crap load of bullocks! such exaggeration is sickness to my eyes. where do you guys find all this fanaticism is a wonder. as a matter of fact (just to twist things a little), by the time this generation is over the Wii will be the console with least sales in the market (already xbox360 has surpassed it). given that the Wii tried to enter the casual market (which is far larger than the hardcore market) there is literally NO EXCUSE for it not being the first selling console. yet it will fail even on that dimension. for many the Wii was but a console that grandpa or some fat housewife would buy, play a 15 min sport game on it and throw it in the closet. there are of course exceptions, but for the most part the rest of us bought it off ebay for 30 UK pounds! does Nintendo actually pay you to promote them?

      • ItzameyaToad

        I love when people think a company pays me because I respond to there comments with something opposite to what they think.Clearly it was the most influential console in a long while seeing as both Sony and Microsoft pushed for motion gaming after Nintendo started handing them an ass whoopin!And it is laughable that you compare a console that is still strongly supported by Microsoft to a console that Nintendo has stopped making games for it and more are following. A console that is still strongly supported is of course going to at some point pass a console that is no longer the focus of Nintendo.Really though I would love to see the sales statistics that show Xbox 360 passing Wii’s overall sales. If anything PS3 is much closer than Xbox 360, but I will allow you to show me where you got your info.

        The rest of what you said is purely opinion and im sure while some thought badly of the Wii a larger portion of people thought of it postivly.

        • $39063977

          it has surpassed it as uk’s best selling console. my bad for not clarifying that, but i have no doubt this will be a worldwide figure by the end of the generation. uk is one of the three biggest markets in the west. to me that doesn’t matter though. demographics are a huge factor and for a european the uk alone is a good enough indicator to what constitutes an influential console (if we were to measure that in terms of sales). your point about xbox360 still being supported is not ok with me, cause when we look back in 10 years time we’ll be saying “wii sold that much during its lifetime” and “ps3 sold that much” and so on.

          http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/xbox-360-overtakes-wii-as-the-uk-s-no-1-games-console/0117798

    • WellWisher

      Iwata is out of touch. I only realised this recently when he said that E3 was enough to ‘ease owners worries’. I am an owner, and I’m now more worried than ever that not only will 3rd parties jump ship and the end of the year, but that all Nintendo can come up with is remakes and platformers. I love platformers but damn, between Nintendo first party and the indies there are too many. One epic platformer is all I need per generation, not 20 average ones.

  • enigmaxtreme

    I’m surprised he hasn’t punched Peter Moore in the face yet, course that may raise his rating

  • $39063977

    Someone put a sticker on his face saying “I lead Nintendo to release a next gen console with past gen specs. It will be a hit.”

  • TrueWiiMaster

    How soon they forget who made their stock so valuable in the first place. Sigh. I feel kinda sorry for Iwata, having to deal with these idiots.

  • Guest

    SEND HIM HOME. SAVE NINTENDO.

  • Good D

    I disapprove by dumping all my ntdoy shares. Gamepad is a fail. A complete disaster.

  • WellWisher

    U drop the ball, investors drop U.

  • Lyle Edwards

    “got to keep your head up oh oh…..”

    let time tell us the story of iwata

  • Logan Waltz

    the shtf, and i personally think he’s handling it well. i personally trust him to pull us out of this rut and get more third parties making games for us

  • david jarman

    Did you see the poll ign did. Ms got 8000 votes, nintendo 15,000 and ps4 35000. I rounded everything down.
    People are interested in the games. People are saying ps4 and wiiu for them.
    This was an e3 poll to see who people thought won e3. For nintendo to get second place showing only games, that shows people are interested in nintendo games.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Im afraid you are right on this one. Wii U is both a bit late to the party and rushed in all sweat and exhausted when it was about to end. Wii U should have been released in 2010/11, and they should have started to make games way earlier than they did. Now they got themselves in a situation that some people might think is similar to PS3s, which it is not. PS3 was the most powerful console at the time, and it extended its sales with the PS2. WiiU is the weakest byfar, and Wii is unable to extend the way PS2 did. Wii U is way to late in every respect.

  • david jarman

    No most people already new that they dropped it requirements while the voting still was going on. People want the games.