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Iwata tired of inaccurate reports in mainstream media

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has spoken to investors and analysts and stated that he is tired of the mainstream media outlets reporting inaccurately. Iwata claims that his words are often taken out of context in order to amplify animosity toward himself and Nintendo.

“Some media reports have, without asking or referring to official announcements without confirming and reporting as if announced — that is, taking some of my words out of context and rewriting them to amplify animosity and reporting as if I had said it.”

He goes on to state that since he cannot control the flow of informaion on the Internet, he tries to lend no credibility to rumors by further helping spread them in addressing them. Iwata also stated that he is very careful when responding to claims the media may make using his words, so as not to upset the stock holders of his company.

“Nintendo Direct is most-watched not on PC, but eShop. In that way there can be a direct channel to customers. By distributing info reliably, even if there are bad reports, not as big a problem.”

Iwata’s last statement refers to the current announcement method of delivering Nintendo direct broadcasts, which are watched around the world when customers new and old want to get a glimpse at new Nintendo products and updates. Iwata’s statement addresses the fact that his words are often taken out of context and distorted by the media to make him say things he didn’t mean or be purposefully unclear in order to damage Nintendo’s reputation.

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

    I have come to the conclusion that professional journalism is mostly dead and has been replaced by blogs and opinion articles that are often claiming to be fact. I think that the need to be first with the information and to generate page clicks is a primary reason for this.

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

      To be fair, a lot of the mainstream media he is referring to is just like cable network news. They want to spin something to their audience and so they’ll twist words as much as they can.

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

        I meant to imply I was including them too.. I also mean no offense to you or anyone in particular but it seems that sometime in the the recent past delivering news seems to be more focused on entertainment and getting people all riled up so they will fight amongst each other.

        • The Clockwork Being

          Look at IGN they havent even publish good or news on NIntendo for weeks now. Like this one:http://wiiudaily.com/2013/06/iwata-promises-more-unannounced-wii-u-games-by-2014/

          or:

          Article seen on Wiiudaily.com and Nintendolife.com. I mean we get daily Wii U articles from WiiU daiyl(obviously) and Nintendo news froom Nintendolife but what we see on IGN is articles like: How to jump like Mario in New Super Luigi U or even all the exits on New Super Luigi U. They dont publish huge important articles. I mean where are the articles for the unannounced games. Iwata did say:

          ”There are more unannounced Wii U titles coming by 2014. There was more info than could be released at E3. Wanted to ease owners’ fears. Don’t want to leave a long gap between announcement/release of new game types that would lessen the impact or allow competitors to copy.”

          • The True Gamer

            The Wii U may be an eighth gen console, but hardcore gamers don’t see it as being on the same level as Ps4 or Xbox One, and frankly, its not.

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

            Depends on how you define hardcore gamer. Some like to believe that hardcore gamers are all about the games rated T – M and have realistic graphics running on the highest specs available.

            I, however, define hardcore gamer as one that plays games for the games no matter the platform and does not judge the platform by specs alone or games by graphics or rating alone. Most people that call themselves hardcore gamers are not even close to that. While it is true the Wii U is less powerful than the PS4 and XB One it is also $100 less in price for the console alone than the PS4 and $200 less than the XB One. And in comparison both the PS4 and XB One cannot hold a candle to what a gaming PC can do so where does it end?

            The term hardcore gamer was made up by people that care more about bragging rights and playing the mature games and the first person to use the term was most likely a 13 year old or a person that never grew up just so they could insult and make fun of other people…

          • Dez

            The first rule of hardcore is that you don’t talk about it. I hear whiny noobs calling themselves hardcore and what not all the time, all they prove is that they are just riding the hype train and they are almost certainly this new age attention loving brand of gamer that disgraces us all. They have no idea how instrumental Nintendo was for the gaming industry in general; moreover, if you want to speak about hardcore, you’ll find the majority of them on PC, these are the people that commit to a select few titles and they play them to the point they memorize everything there is about them.

            You could say eSports is what happens after hardcore gaming. Blizzard knows this well enough, they have hardcore gamers on all their games since they invest so much time to them it is almost ludicrous. The average consumer in the console industry seem to get tired of their games too fast though this is partially due to the fact many games aren’t meant to have such long-term replayability. At least, not to say, the kind of continuous replayability PC gamers are traditionally used to. I must say I agree with Iwata, I see so many twisted articles about Nintendo all the time, and pulling the beaten “hardcore” card isn’t doing anyone any favors.

            …If anyone wants an X-bone, they must be insane. It is just further proof how terrible education systems the world over are. It is reflected how every generation things seem to get more simplistic. No consumer with common sense would buy the X-bone at $500. It is basically a Tivo that is overpriced and a spy camera which you can’t get rid of. Moreover, they tried to get away with all that bullshit, who is stupid enough to trust Micro$oft especially when they don’t know how to fucken make an OS right, or have you not seen what a piece of shit Windows 8 is?

            My PC crushes the next gen in terms of power, does that make me hardcore? Obviously not, but I don’t understand these new age fanboys claiming they are so awesome while completely disrespecting the roots of this industry. The gap is closer this time around than previously with graphical fidelity growing less important to all but the loyalists of Sony/Micro$oft. Frankly Micro$oft accelerated the dive in quality of the industry with their Nazi publishing policies and this generation’s nonstop Shooter frenzy. I’m frankly sick of all these greedy companies screwing over this industry because the average consumer is too stupid to even care about the integrity of anything.

          • The True Gamer

            I meant hard core as in people who respect all games and think of them as art, and not just a single game company. I want an a xbox One because it has halo, Forza, and a online system I have invested time and money into. I have many friends buying an Xbox one, and the Kinect is not spying on you. That’s just a piece of rumored information that was disproved by Microsoft. The Xbox One isn’t garbage, it has exclusives, and it has power. Sure, it isn’t innovative at all, but I have my reasons for buying a game console

          • david jarman

            Respecting all games means including the wii u. Hardcore is someone who has a passion for gaming on all levels.
            Mainstream gamers only care about whats popular and more power.

          • The True Gamer

            The Wii U has flaws, and I point those out. Fanboys only respect one console and disagree with reasoning with anybody who points out those flaws. I respect the Wii U, but because of Nintendo’s recent mistakes, many people feel as though Nintendo makes games for its youngest audience by decreasing difficulty and increasing ways of easily completing a game, such as the super guide feature in Mario games.

          • david jarman

            Every console has flaws and Mario was more challenging then half my Xbox games. Damn those platformers! You just seem so bent on nintendo to be like everybody else. The system has been out for less then a year and has had less issues then any other console that has launched and yet the media seems to want to act like nintendo is the worse console launch/system ever and I think the more you read and hear media post and complain the more you wanna believe it. Xbox and ps3 had game draughts their first year.
            Look at the ps4. It’s dropping an important feature to save money and that nice new controller that you paid for and only using 50% of what it’s capable of and most launch games had those features designed into the game before Sony decided to axe it. Plus, that gddr5 ram has so much latency issues wiiu and Xbox one ram is much better and more suited for gaming.
            Of course Xbox one has its issues too. As for the games who cares if they mature looking or not. It their games aren’t for you then that’s ok. That’s not a flaw that’s preference. Nintendol

          • The True Gamer

            Hey, I love Nintendo. I am just uneasy about their new games. I felt as though NSMB2 and Super Mario 3D Land lacked a significant challenge. I loved Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, and Sunshine, and those games were pretty challenging. They had a story and gameplay that really showed that Nintendo could easily compete with any franchise. I just wish Nintendo could start making games like they did in the GameCube age, or the Wii age even. About the GDDR5 RaM…it really has latency issues? That would be great, as I am a fan of Nintendo and Microsoft. Thanks.

          • david jarman

            Yeah, ps4 fans are trying to defend that.
            Which is fine cause they’re going to have good games to.
            However to compensate for latency it will more then like have to be written in the software.
            I wish we had commercials like we did for GameCube. I loved those commercials.

          • Akatosh

            Galaxy, Sunshine, … challenging…

            Something doesn’t add up.

          • The True Gamer

            They were more challenging than Super Mario 3D Land or NSMB2. They don’t need to be Super Meat boy challenging, but at least giving gamers enough of a challenge to justify a feeling of achievement would be nice.

          • Akatosh

            Sorry, but I actually found Super Mario 3D Land to be harder then either of those games combined. :

          • The True Gamer

            For some reason, every person, every website, everybody seems to enjoy 3D Land. I must just not enjoy Nintendo changing their formulas. I hope POKEMON x and y is good, especially considering how many changes their making

          • Akatosh

            The interesting thing is that 3D Land was an attempt to go back to the original Super Mario Bros. 3 game. :X

            The reason I love Nintendo so much is because they like to change so much, lol.

          • Akatosh

            Like there’s any ART to be found in any XBOX game. LOL!

          • The True Gamer

            Actually Halo is art. It’s not a generic Cod shooter game. It has story, and it has a universe. Forza Horizon may not have a story, but it has vast roads and open world experiences. All games are art. Even COD is art.

          • Akatosh

            I will never look at depictions of war and see art.

            I believe art represents beauty.

            The Legend of Zelda is art to me. The story and world is beautiful.

          • The True Gamer

            I respect your opinion, but Halo is about the story, not the fact you’re fighting aliens. It has a deep universe that no other game has, and has a online community that deeply respects the game.

          • Akatosh

            I can tell you’re a Halo fan. I’ve played the a bit of the series, but it just doesn’t have that beautiful quality of story found in most Zelda games I’ve ever played.

          • The True Gamer

            The first 3 halos don’t. Their story is laughably bad. “Oh no master chief! More aliens! Fight!” Number 4 was great. I want to play Legend of Zelda, but I get bored too quickly. The first one was the only one I got into.

          • Akatosh

            Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword are my favorites.

            I’m a real sucker for medieval games. I love the Elder Scrolls series too.

          • The True Gamer

            I loved Skyrim, but once the winter ended I just couldn’t play it anymore. Something about snow in a game when its not winter just doesn’t appeal to me. I like Fallout, but its much less story based and more shooter based, which can get kind of annoying. Same thing with Mirrors Edge. A great game that resembles a first person platformer, and they go and ruin it with combat that is unnecessary.

          • Akatosh

            Fallout = suicide inducing. At least for me. I hated that game so much I sold my 360 5 days after I initially received it. It impacted me so deeply that way.

            I have yet to play Skyrim. I still play Oblivion. lol

          • fatherb

            I find this post offensive as a veteren. I think even call of dudie is artful in the aspect of its story. To blatently reject something due to war is frankly disgusting to me. Most men throughout history have been affected by war and have a story to tell… you know humanity. War is not the opposite of beauty as you may believe but may be the only thing that protects the beauty you enjoy. And yes LOZ is art period.

          • Akatosh

            Hardcore gamers use X1 as a lounge chair.

          • Logan Waltz

            real gamers buy a pc, bro. man up and commit to hardware with a pair of balls instead of acting like ps4 or xb1 are anything but out dated jokes. nintendo has something to offer, while sony and microsoft trick u with half assed graphics capability. why else would sony rip off wii u? because i’m right.

          • Akatosh

            I’m glad about the competitors copying part. I’m getting sick of SonySoft robbing Ninty’s good ideas!

          • LonDonE247

            i was thinking the exact same thing, since E3 2013, and all the Nintendo stuff, i have yet to see proper Nintendo articles on ign, also what the hell happen to super NVC? (Nintendo voice chat podcast), since E3 they still have not done one about E3, so what the hell is going on, either the Nintendo team at ign is very lazy, or they are biased, also why is it that the beyond podcast about playstation is so frequent and yet the Nintendo equivalent is not? it bugs the hell out of me, also the Nintendo articles are so few in number, seriously they need to get their shit together!

          • The Clockwork Being

            They really need to get their shit together. Look here this is what mostly annoyed me. E3 is over. They did no article on X except a rewind trailer, when asked about this they say we are tired during this E3.(Yet they manage to post all this bullcrap about Nintendo.). In the best game poll you see all these Xbox games for best game of E3 plus one Nintendo game which was Super Smash Bros and one Playstation game which Infamous. IGN is bias

        • Elem187

          The news media as a whole is a lot worse than the games media…. The amount of spin that comes out in support of the US government is breathtaking…. its almost like a propaganda arm of our government.

      • Talesgirl015

        This wouldn’t be a issue if Nintendo just release games to support Wii U . it’s quite pathetic Iwata is taking no responsibility for the Big N’s problems. He is the one who abandoned his core audience

        • Clel

          I BEG YOU ALLL. Please do not respond to him. You’ll be wasting your time and also a lot of comment space. Please, DON’T DO IT.

          • kenny Johnson

            oops

          • wober2

            How do you know she is trolling?

          • Ace J

            “he”

          • Clel

            S/he repeatedly makes completely innacurate statements and says stuff like ‘Nintendo is doomed lol, deal with it rofl’ just to get people stirred up. I mean it REALLY gets people going

          • The True Gamer

            Nintendo hasn’t been perfect in the last few years. Sure, the troll is trolling, but Nintendo has abandoned those who grew up with their games.

          • Ace J

            its not a girl. thats a guy

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

            In the famous words of Austin Powers – “That’s a man baby”

          • Clel

            Edited :D

          • Ace J

            atta boy lol

          • Rainbow Dashing

            I’ll reply to you instead.

          • everyone

            Yoshi, you are the voice of reason.

        • kenny Johnson

          They have taken responsibility for their game delays. But what’s done is done. They made a mistake in thinking they would have enough 1st party titles ready for launch — then learned too late that it was going to take them 6+ months more development time than they had thought. Their initial launch wasn’t bad (a couple 1st party titles, a couple exclusives), but then nothing substantial for months. But at this point, the damage (if any, their sales aren’t as bad as people keep saying) is done and its time for them to move on — which I think they’re doing well. They have at least one 1st party title releasing from August through December and I think they promised that to continue through 2014. If those games were all released 6 months earlier, no one would have been complaining… The delays sucked, but as I said.. what’s done is done.

          • Christopher Acuna

            Initial launch wasn’t bad, but it was not what anyone wanted in a New Next Gen Nintendo console.

          • Akatosh

            Everyone wanted a Wii out of an ordinary console. I braced myself for impact. We won’t see Wii sales until Virtual Reality has been perfected.

          • Akatosh

            No, people would have been complaining anwyays, because that’s what people do sadly. :(

        • wober2

          I think we are all frustrated by the delays. I can just assume nintendo wants us to buy something… but It is nice they are standing behind their devs and are only releasing when their games are ready.

          Would be horrible if nintendo released something equivalent to aliens colonial marines…

          • david jarman

            Oh, I don’t know? She’s always on here telling us the wii u is doomed, failure and is irrelevant and nobody cares for it.
            Which is funny cause it outsold both Xbox 360 and ps3 during their launches and the publishers didn’t say shit. The ps3 had horrible abysmal sales and yet everyone is like having a black out and can’t remember it.

          • Ace J

            “he”

        • The True Gamer

          Yeah but the lack of power for the Wii U makes any chance of third parties wanting to support the console in a few years nearly impossible.

          • uPadWatcher

            Rule #1: Never underestimate the Wii U or Nintendo
            Rule #2: Third party publishers and developers must take advantage of the system’s hardware. Straight Right, Ubisoft, WB Games Montreal, and PlatinumGames are perfect examples.
            Rule #3: Nintendo is making the impossible possible.

          • The True Gamer

            These third party games are generally games for seventh generation consoles. No games for Xbox One and Ps4 exclusively could run on Wii U because of its limited RAM.

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

            Lies Lies Lies.. Please do not speak on things you know nothing about.

          • Akatosh

            You’re joking right? All that RAM is going to be used for all the social media **** being crammed into those consoles. GAMES will run fine.

          • The True Gamer

            You obviously don’t look into the info about these game consoles. Xbox One has 5Gb dedicated to games, and Ps4 has 7Gb dedicated to games. Wii U has 1 Gb.

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

            Power, Specs, blah blah blah. You are not a gamer if all you talk about is power and specs. You are ignorant to what gaming is about

          • Christopher Acuna

            Unfortunately Power and Specs are what gaming is about now, friend.

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

            Really here I thought you needed games to play games… Power and Specs are what braggers are about not gaming. If you are only after Power and Specs then never touch a console and build yourself or purchase a $2000+ gaming PC every 2-4 years.

            Now I am not saying that specs are not a factor as they are but not what gaming is all about. Also performance is more than processor cores and ram but people like to believe that since the PS4 and XB One are bragging about 8 cores and 8Gb of ram that they are significantly more powerful systems which is hardly the case. They are built using slightly modified standard PC components and by doing that it came at a cost where they need more cores and more ram than if they used components specifically designed for the console. That is why Microsoft and Sony chose to use custom designed chips in their past consoles.

            For years self proclaimed hardcore gamers praised that those consoles had a custom designed chip (usually from IBM) and GPU and defended the less cores and ram but now it seems (in total fanboy fashion) they will praise the cores and ram of standard PC components despite the fact those components are pretty weak when it comes to the PC world if you really think about it. What saves them is the custom OS that can be tweaked to use that power more efficiently but there is only so much you can do when choosing to use more standardized components. Heck if Microsoft made a version of Windows dedicated to gaming then they would be able to tap into the performance more which is essentially what Microsoft is doing with the XB One since part of that OS is based off of Windows 8.

          • The True Gamer

            $2000 every two to four years……..that’s too much for graphics and power.

          • Akatosh

            And he’s also ignorant to the true facts. Wii U is not as far behind as people make it out to be. RAM only really helps with multitasking, and while it may hold true that stuff like creatures on screen, multi-media, and multitasking might have to be toned down, it holds little to no effect on actual graphics. I’d be willing to bet that 8gb of ram is going to be used mainly for the streaming stuff PS4 keeps talking about.

          • Akatosh

            You do realize the power difference is that of the GC era you keep going on about right? As in minor, not really that big of an issue? Right?

          • The True Gamer

            Power didn’t matter much back then, but now games like Mirrors Edge reboot and Star Wars Battlefront won’t come to Nintendo consoles ever.

          • Akatosh

            Umm… so yeah, did you read my comment? The systems are pretty darn close in specs. We’ve hit the power barrier.

          • The True Gamer

            We have. Wii U doesn’t need more power, Mario Kart 8 shows that pretty well. If Nintendo had a Wii U with the best specs imaginable, you’re not gonna see much better than those graphics. Pretty much the same goes with 3D World

          • Akatosh

            I feel like you just flipped back over your arguement. :

          • The True Gamer

            I do that often. Somebody like you makes a valid point, and I change my argument.

          • Akatosh

            I take that as a compliment! Thanks. ^^

        • Super Buu

          That wouldn’t be an issue if journalists weren’t so money hungry as to lie to people like that.

        • Joyous Killer

          ur hot

          • 210stuna

            no u

          • Joyous Killer

            stop it, im blushing! Tee Hee!

        • HypocritesRROD

          Nintendo-haters, get off our backs you fucking DISEASE.

          • The True Gamer

            She has a point. For some reason Nintendo has stopped building games that all gamers can enjoy and have focused on its young audience. From somebody who plays other than Nintendo games, its apparent that Nintendo has changed since the days of the GameCube and Wii.

      • Shawn Spitler

        Ashley, you actually reported on this as well with the title of your article “Iwata could step down if sales for Nintendo don’t pick up”. Nothing in the article itself suggests this to be true.

        http://wiiudaily.com/2013/01/iwata-could-step-down-if-sales-for-nintendo-dont-pick-up/

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I think there is alot of truth in your conclusion here.

    • Scott IsMe

      This only happens with the wrong news source.

      I know you’re referencing the cybersphere, but the real problem is that cable television is inherently conflicted when it comes to journalism and entertainment, and its style influences so many out there. You will personally get much less of this with sources such as BBC, NPR, and press releases directly from the sources your interested in (Nintendo for example).

      My suggestion to anyone looking for solid reporting: bypass the BS and put the cable box down.

      • kenny Johnson

        Cable news is crap.. and sadly a lot of print media is almost as bad. I think they’ve gone seriously downhill as they lost market share to the internet — and now they’re just as sensational as the cable news.

        • The True Gamer

          What do you mean? CNN is the only way I can hear everything over and over and over again!

    • Wanderlei

      Black PR

      Rumors/Black PR originated on NeoFAG, which is known for deliberately slandering Nintendo and is a Sony Black PR front.

      NeoFAG is also a hangout for wannabe games journalists.

      The trouble is that there’s actually no such thing as a real games journalist, so pretty much anything anybody types up on those awful gawker-ass blog sites are neoFAG’ers.

      The trouble is that this creates a positive feedback loop of

      Shitty Neofag Post is Made -> Shitty neofag posters post them to their own awful blogs -> More shitty neofags posts are made since now the ‘blogosphere’ is all the rage about the original post -> Then another shitty new neofag post is made and it filters its way through the internet again.

      It’s fucking gross.

      • kenny Johnson

        let’s be adults and not use the f- world as some derogatory slam.

        • Wanderlei

          Its not a derogatory slam about sexuality or such, more about not giving credence to a negative marketing site by publicising its actual name.

          • kenny Johnson

            So by your logic, it would be ok to call them N-word GAF? Lay off the f-word.

          • Wanderlei

            Durr hurr Im gonna argue semantics and completely gloss over the main fucking point.

          • kenny Johnson

            No.. the main fucking point is STOP USING THAT FUCKING WORD!!!!

          • Wanderlei

            Fuck off back to neoFAG kenny.

          • kenny Johnson

            Thanks Paula Deen

        • Andreas Sunde

          Do you have a problem with british slang for cigarette?

          • kenny Johnson

            Oh.. he’s just calling them cigarettes? I’m sorry I missed that.

    • Jack5221

      I would not even call it professional. Most articles I read about Nintendo are ALWAYS doom and gloom. Wii U is a failure, this is Nintendos last console, etc etc… Im really annoyed by it all to be honest. 3DS had a rough start, now its selling out like wildfire. Wii U will do the same. Just give it some more time.

      • The Clockwork Being

        IKR.Look at IGN they havent even publish good or news on NIntendo for weeks now. Like this one:http://wiiudaily.com/2013/06/iwata-promises-more-unannounced-wii-u-games-by-2014/

        or:

        Article seen on Wiiudaily.com and Nintendolife.com. I mean we get daily Wii U articles from WiiU daiyl(obviously) and Nintendo news froom Nintendolife but what we see on IGN is articles like: How to jump like Mario in New Super Luigi U or even all the exits on New Super Luigi U. They dont publish huge important articles. I mean where are the articles for the unannounced games. Iwata did say:

        ”There are more unannounced Wii U titles coming by 2014. There was more info than could be released at E3. Wanted to ease owners’ fears. Don’t want to leave a long gap between announcement/release of new game types that would lessen the impact or allow competitors to copy.”

        • The True Gamer

          Nintendo doesn’t have much good news. It’s one publisher. They can support a console but having a lot of huge gaming news can’t be realistically supported by one publisher. N4G shows this pretty well.

    • ChrisGazz

      Define “professional journalism” as you would any other respectable profession and see how it stands up to your ideal of the definition. I don’t consider half of what I see on television to be journalism, it actual news studios they pay a bunch of people to sit around and blog about news all day long. The people who have been doing that the longest get the best stories, because they are well known and people confuse length of time in the business with trust-worthiness. There is a LOT of it online I agree, but honestly in most cases it is just as reputable as a big name news source to me. People are quick to trust a familiar face, even if in reality that face isn’t familiar at all.

    • ejownz6

      The only decent video game website is GameTrailers. The rest post catchy articles for page views. The worst of all gaming sites is Kotaku. They constantly post articles about sex and politics clearly for views.

  • Stoenk

    Did he give any examples?

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

      His words were translated by a guy on Twitter who reports on Japanese video game investor meetings, etc. The guy didn’t provide any examples, but that’s not really the Japanese way, to “make an example” out of a particular outlet.

      This is more of a group shaming statement saying, “Everyone who does this is bad, don’t do this.”

  • incoherent1

    Part of this is the cost of doing business these days. As @bobiroc:disqus also points out, if you’re a CEO at a major company (or major politican, celebrity, etc.), you’re going to have your words taken out of context due to sensationalism. It’s just the world we live in.

    The other half is controlling the message yourself by having an engaged PR team, and this is partially Iwata and Nintendo’s fault for falling short here. Nintendo is extremely quiet and secretive — I’m not saying they should necessarily change that, but they need to reevaluate how they can be secretive while still controlling the message.

    • kenny Johnson

      There’s no story unless they can put a negative spin on it. Of course, logic would tell you to just not do the story, but they gotta sell papers, get those hits, etc.

  • Smartass2

    He’s a great president. I consider the media irrelevant.

    • Talesgirl015

      Meanwhile, rest of the world considers Wii U irrelevant lol…

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        oh hey its that one girl from xboxonedaily XD

        • Talesgirl015

          Nope, You can now say it’s the girl from IGN lol

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            oh really? Do you work there now? If so, congrats :D

          • Talesgirl015

            Sadly only 16, I work at Macys ):

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            ah, oh well. :3 I’m tired of fighting with you. let’s just accept our differing opinions. You seem like a nice person besides hating my console of choice XD

          • Talesgirl015

            aww thanks lol

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            So, I’m genuinely curious, what are you most excited about for Xbox one? Honestly, Project Spark and the snapping feature seem REALLY cool

          • dxcvs

            That looked really really corny.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            what did?

          • Lord Carlisle

            Cheesy and sappy also would have been acceptable.

          • The True Gamer

            Hey look! It’s littlebigplanet! But wooorrrrseeeee!!!!!

          • The True Gamer

            Xbox One seems like it will be best for having Halo, Forza, and Star Wars Battlefront. Not that battlefront is exclusive, but i doubt it will reach Wii U.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            It’s EA. It’s not coming to Wii U XD

          • Mochlum

            It will…. just 6 months late at full price with worse gameplay. ;D

      • Rick van der Linde

        Meanwhile, you’re wasting your time on a website about a product that you don’t like. Do you also attend gigs that you don’t like and then randomly start complaining about the music they are playing?

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          This Rise Against concert sucks! I hate Rise Against!

          • Rick van der Linde

            Oh man, I was at a concert one time and someone was constantly complaining about how easy the tracks where. What the f are you doing there if you don’t like it? For the sake of complaining? I can’t get my head around it.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            XD that’s funny. People are never satisfied

          • thedeciderU

            i’m a musician and make my living this way. a lot of what is popular is straight forward, accessible music. i get paid to perform and entertain though, not just play the songs. it’s way different being on the other side sometimes.

        • Talesgirl015

          Just tired of Nintendo taking no responsibility, for months Iwata suggested Wii U graphics would be on par with PS4 and Xbox One. When that wasn’t the case, we now find out Wii U is outdated nobody misquoted him…

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            well, that was said when Xbox One and PS4’s graphics hadnt even been shown. As a Nintendo fan, thats kind of a stupid statement from them…

          • Smartass2

            The other companies only offer FPS. Same game over and over. That’s why the only thing they can do is offer more graphics power. Their games suck.

          • Rick van der Linde

            I’m tired of people that are tired of Nintendo and then think they have the right to talk for “the rest of the world”. I don’t consider the Wii U irrelevant. You’re tired of it? Fine, post it in a normal way.

          • Clel

            I BEG YOU ALLL. Please do not respond to her. You’ll be wasting your time and also a lot of comment space. Please, DON’T DO IT

          • wober2

            Keep fighting the good fight!

          • Talesgirl015

            Good fight? sounds like you need a hobby

          • wober2

            too many hobbies… @Clel is tennacious, I thought he/she knew you.

          • Talesgirl015

            You misquoted should be do not respond to her lol..

          • david jarman

            That’s funny cause people that actually went to e3 and saw the games couldn’t believe how gorgeous they look and that they look like they should be on xbox one with those graphics.
            Like mario kart 8, Ssmb, the wonderful 101, x and bayonetta 2.
            Ign gave second place to Nintendo and third to Xbox one.
            And if you want to get technical all consoles hardware is outdated with exception of the gddr5
            By the way wii u uses a modern gpgpu.

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

            You obviously do not keep up with the information or you are just a typical troll that believes what they want to believe. It has been repeatedly reported that Iwata takes responsibility for the issues of the games delays, 3rd party relations, and other issues that the Wii U has.

        • The True Gamer

          Just because somebody doesn’t support Nintendo’s actions in recent years doesn’t mean that they don’t support what Nintendo used to be. Every day I have checked this site for two years, and heard very little positive news that even tells me that Nintendo cares about its fans

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

        I consider you irrelevant. :D

        • Talesgirl015

          lol

      • SethLaw

        Please STFU!

      • HypocritesRROD

        You alone are the “rest of the world”. We are happy. You are miserable. All of us Nintendo fans consider you irrelevant… RROD.

      • Akatosh

        Actually, the rest of the world considers gaming to be irrelevant. PROUD TO BE IN THE MINORITY! YEAH!

  • InterTreble

    The main issue is that there are lots of so-called “independent” web sites and magazines which aren’t independent at all, where the moderators and newsers themselves behave as haters and fanboys. Nintendo Directs are the most important way to drive correct (not bad or good, correct!) news to everybody. Things that certain people from Microsoft and Sony pretend to do…

    • Smartass2

      True. Most people don’t realize that IGN is a privately owned company. If you follow their owners you’ll see Microsoft has a big influence. Also they’re using ASP for their web site.

      • ReckoningReckoner

        IGN loves Nintendo though. No sarcasm.

    • The True Gamer

      The reason some websites, like ign and game informer don’t talk about the Wii U is because so little happens on Wii U compared to other consoles

  • bizzy gie

    I truly don’t meant to be racist, but I keep thinking that that railing is a sword and that Iwata is about to stab himself due to the dishonor he thinks he brought to himself, his family, and his company with the Wii U (of course the Wii U is a GREAT console).

  • John Andalora

    Which media outlets? All the news I get says the same things each time.

  • Sdudyoy

    I can’t blame him, I’m tired of it and I’m not the one who is getting words taken out of my mouth.

  • Randall Hellmer

    Yeah, it’s almost like a lot of these video game news sites have singular, one-sided coverage that supports only a single company with often-times innacurate or overblown reporting.

    But how would we identify these biased entities? It’s not like they put the console they support in the name or anything…

    • Mochlum

      This is talking more about sites like IGN that are supposed to give us ALL gaming news but focus mostly on Playstation and Xbox. Wii U Daily is made to focus on Wii U, so it gets an excuse….

      • Randall Hellmer

        I’d be fine with that, if the quality of their journalism was up to snuff. But it isn’t. As I implied, they are often innacuarate or overblown.

        And people complain often about IGN, but I’m still looking for the blatant favoritism of Sony and Microsoft that people insist is there.

  • JeanPaul Badjo

    Well maybe he should have more commercials explaining things… if you don’t explain things to people they will make things up. It’s Nintendo’s own fault.

  • The True Gamer

    False information has been released about Xbox for a month now…….all gamers are sick of false information.

  • Iwata

    *glares at WiiUDaily*

  • EASeniorEngineerFKAPachterJr

    Really? Your’re tired of inaccurate reports? You failed at advertisement, you failed at making a distinction between the wii and wii u, you failed on an opportunity to capitalize at E3 both the reveal and this year….sigh. I want to like Nintendo again, but what the fuck are you idiots doing?? Somebody get this old sleepy eyed boy wonder the fuck out of there. No more bullshit games, fuck mario. I wish nintendo would grow up like i did.

    • Akatosh

      You realize when you cuss like that you don’t actually sound old. In fact you sound like people I knew from High School.

  • Kmac

    I’m not a fan of Nintendo Direct

  • ChrisGazz

    I report on Nintendo for another site Mr. Iwata. Please understand the context in which you address your fans is relayed on a limited basis, your intended message is most likely lost seconds after it leaves your mouth. That is what journalism is, an effort to bring excitement to an otherwise unexciting news source. If we reported everything you said the same way you say it the words “No comment” would probably show up hundreds of times. We understand your need to be tight lipped for marketing purposes, please understand our need to put exciting spins on your announcements or lack there-of. It is never done (at least on my part) out of malicious intent, the truth is Nintendo has been falling by the wayside as of late. If that hurts your feelings maybe you shouldn’t be the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company. Just sayin’.

    • Chaz

      Journalism is making news ACCESSIBLE, not exciting. I would much rather hear the boring old TRUTH instead of whatever attempt at excitement your spin puts on it, thank you very much. You just proved that, even in trying to make a positive post about Nintendo, you selfishly distorted the news to the detriment of what was actually being said.

  • Luther

    For once a serious subject, and what do we have here: 90% of off-topic comments. Folks, I swear, the best place to discuss Nintendo is Miiverse, though it ever so happens that people would spend 300+ to bash Nintendo on their own social network.