Iwata tired of inaccurate reports in mainstream media
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.