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Iwata: “Nintendo is a company that can do whatever they want”

Iwata Wii UYesterday we reported how a videogame analyst believed that it was time for Satoru Iwata to retire and let Nintendo Of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime run the show. Which is unlikely to happen. Iwata is probably going to stay on top for a while, and any replacement will be of Japanese origin.

In a recent interview with Japanese publication Diamond, Iwata shared some of his thoughts on the future for Nintendo. And while Nintendo hasn’t been doing well over the past few years, Iwata seemed very confident about the company and the future.

On the subject of Nintendo has a company and what they do, Iwata said that while Nintendo is a gaming company, they can expand into other territories of “entertainment”. At one point, Iwata said “Nintendo is a company that can do whatever they want”.

“This subject came to light when Yamauchi [former President of Nintendo] passed away, but I felt ‘our surroundings are greatly changing. We need to redefine what Nintendo must do, from this point on.’ However, I felt that saying ‘Nintendo will do anything,’ was also the wrong idea for the company.”

Iwata and Nintendo are clearly thinking of how to expand beyond video games. He said:

“Yamauchi was one to always say ‘Nintendo is a company for entertainment, and it shouldn’t be for anything else,’ and he didn’t necessarily think that ‘entertainment = video games. [...] Entertainment is there to improve people’s quality of life. After your basic needs, there’s entertainment. However, when it comes to ‘improving people’s quality of life,’ I didn’t know the difference between us and household appliance makers.”

Iwata added that Nintendo will look to “improve people’s quality of life with fun” with games and quality of games. He explained this in detail during the investors meeting back in January, where he outlined Nintendo’s plans for the future, which included more than just gaming.

All this sounds good in theory, but what most Nintendo fans and gamers want is a practical approach to turning the ship around. How is this “Quality of Life” approach help sell more Wii U consoles? How is it going to help attract more third party developers to the platform?

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Just because you CAN do whatever you want doesn’t mean you should. Typically it works out for them, but recently, it just doesn’t seem to be holding water

    • Officer Raichu

      cant tell if this is good or bad

    • ExtremeFeminist293

      I read it differently… Think “if Nintendo doesn’t succeed in video games, Nintendo will pursue other forms of entertainment”. It sounds like Quality of Life is something Nintendo wants to use as a test platform to see if people are willing to buy Nintendo brand products that are not nor related to video games. Scary, but this 8th generation of consoles could be the last and statistics show that it’s been a declining business for some years now. 3DS can only do so much for so long and Wii U will make Nintendo a small profit, though not the success to spawn a new generation I’m afraid. (I’m no analyst / expert, I’m just a normal dude.)

      • nin-10-doughfan

        i am no super human either!^o^!

      • Lophs

        How is it the last console generation? The Wii U is failing, but the PS4 and XBox one are selling a lot more consoles than their predecessors were at their life cycle.

        • DragonSilths

          Xbox One is a failure, please learn that. Microsoft shipped 1.2 million Xbox One’s to stores from January to March, that’s sad when in comparison to the PS4. PS4 is in 1st place and Wii U is in 2nd. You know its sad when the Xbox One cant even compete with the failing Wii U.

          • jackie

            Uh xbox 1 sold 311000 consoles last month and wii u 70000. Tells me xbox1 will catch up

          • DragonSilths

            Xbox One has the UK and USA. It wont sell well anywhere else. PS4 has been doing well EVERYWHERE. Nintendo has Japan, Canada and will do decently everywhere. Xbox One comes in 3rd this gen, that’s just the way it is.

      • Rinslowe

        My honest opinion.
        There’s a little bit of the future in the best parts of every console on the market today, including Xbox One…
        If the 9th generation has at least one platform manufacturer that can marry those aspects into one experience and include a few cutting edge aspects not yet mainstream. Then it’ll be a great time yet again to be a gamer…

    • Graham Gillman

      Nintendo have $10.5 billion in the bank – enough for it to take a $257 million hit every year until 2052. Yes that is U.S. dollars.

      • matthew garcia

        Why the hell would they wanna take hit like that every year. Gamers are starting to see nintendo as a joke. I don’t but there losing their audience. If nintendo keeps down this path they will lose even more money cuz each year would get worse then the year before. They need to do something now to stop the snowball effect from happening

        • Graham Gillman

          My point exactly, they aren’t. Nintendo lost 25 Million this year. That’s less than a tenth of what they could lose. Nintendo is doing fine and while they could make some better business decisions, they’re not going anywhere for a long time.

          • matthew garcia

            I just read a site that showed nintendo had a operating loss of over 300 million for 2013. This year looks to be worse.

          • Graham Gillman

            They lost about 2 billion yen, which equals about 214780720.00 Give or take a 100 thousand for exchange rate fluctuations.

          • matthew garcia

            I read more then that what is your source

          • Graham Gillman

            The wonderful site that allows us to communicate right now. Not sure when, but somewhere around January.

          • matthew garcia

            I read mine from forbes but who the hell cares really lol

          • Graham Gillman

            Not me, lol. I just like the games!

          • matthew garcia

            I’m with ya on that

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        ….yeah. And? I’m not saying they’re going to fail. I’m just saying they’re making mistakes

    • Yoshifan3

      zorpix why arent you at the forums anymore? i miss you! come back to us at wiiuforums! :(

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I might start popping up there myself.

        • Yoshifan3

          yes! but be warned, there are some people there that will kinda hate your views toward nintendo, but they wont insult you they will be nice about it. its a pretty lenient place just as long as you dont insult people or instigate. even then they give you so many chances.

          the forums are like a very mature wii u daily comment section.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            I’m cool with people who don’t like what I say, as long as they can disagree without the lame labels and typical insults. Sounds a lot better there than people I run into in the comment section. I will register there. Even then, I’ll still come here,cause I do get amused at the anger from some fans that can’t handle a simple news article. :P

          • thedeciderU

            troll ;)

          • thedeciderU

            seriously. as much as i enjoy video games, they are just entertainment.

          • Orto

            Your a stupid sony fanboy.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        I don’t have time for them anymore XD I suppose i could try popping in

    • That guy who hates Spike

      Zorpix, I didn’t expect you of all people to only read the title, and judge immediately.

  • AkaLink77
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  • lonewolf

    Well the guy who wrote the articpe doesnt understands that the quality of life aprouch is not keant I repeat its not meant to help the WII U in any way its a new thing and that has been said almost million times now. It will run along side the gaming division so everything will be fine eventually.

    • AM Real

      This needs more up votes….I dunno bout “every thing will be fine” but you got it right, Iwata isn’t nessissaraly talking about the gaming division in Nintendo…it sounds like he wants to expand.

      • lonewolf

        Well thats why there is that eventually its supposed to be alright eventually.

        • AM Real

          …that’s why my point was it might not eventually be fine…

  • AkaLink77

    “We want a Metroid game Nintendo!”

    NO!…. HERES DONKEY KONG! :D

    “We want a cool Mario game!”

    NO! HERES MARIO IN A CAT SUIT! :D

    “We want you to be more hardcore & market good!”

    NO! WE’LL MARKET EMBARRASINGLY TO KIDS! :D

    “We want Starfox!”

    NO! HERES NOTHING! :P

    “We want you to listen to us! D:< "

    ………..SORRY… WHAT?? WE WERN'T LISTENING…

    -__-"
    Doing
    what they want is kinda what got the WiiU where it's poorly at. (i love
    Nin but…damn… at least listen to the people that support you!)

    • Alexander Kleinwechter

      First off i gotta say that the new donkey kong game is the best sidescroller i ever played and its actually on my top ten fave video games of all time, the new donkey kong game has fantastic music, level design, and really nice graphics, it looks gorgeous, And super mario 3D world was fantastic too, love the savanna stage. Also why do people think that retro studios is making the next metroid, it could be another studio. The one thing i noticed with the nintendo fanbase is that it never gets satisfied, We fans always expect too much of something, And even if it doesnt meet our expectations its actually preatty close and they still do Memorable video games full of nostalgia.

      • matthew garcia

        It’s a great game but I would have preferred to have spent my money on a dk64 style game. Especially if they wanted to show the so called power of the wii u

        • Jack5221

          I’d love that too, but remember. It was Rare that made Donkey 64, not Retro. When it comes to Donkey Kong Retros specialty seems to be platformers for that franchise. Unfortunately Rare is now owned by Microsoft and they make god awful Kinect games…

          • matthew garcia

            Very true but retro could have done it. I felt it was done that way cuz nintendo needed software badly and fast so they cut production time by making it a sidescroller. Nothing on wii u has huge environments on it yet besides ported over games. They just don’t have the time

          • Lilburrito

            I don’t mean to be “that guy”, but seriously? You honestly think THAT’S why we got DKCTF?! With all due respect Mr.Garcia, Retro “wanted to do another side-scrolling DK game”. Nintendo never stopped them from doing anything.

            And about the “they don’t have the time” point. As much as it pains me to say it, Nintendo is the type of company that would delay the hell out of their games if it means polishing it to perfection regardless of fan outcry. DKCTF was delayed from it’s original winter release. And I doubt we would even gotten a platformer with the level of quality we did if it was truly “software Nintendo needed to get out badly”.

            I can understand your thirst for games with huge environments but “they are” coming. X, the new Mario EAD is working on, Zelda U, even the potential S.T.E.A.M project from Miyamoto. They are VERY likely to have those open environments that you’re craving for ( Except for the latter, not too sure about that).

            But even then, Pikmin 3 and even Super Mario 3D World are great examples of games that showcase the “power of the Wii U”. Unless your expecting something along the lines of GTA/Deus Ex. >.>

          • AM Real

            Your logic to his statement makes no sense…Rare made the 2D side scrolling Donkey Kong Country games…that Retro continued…so why couldn’t they do the same with DK64??

          • Gudleifson

            You seem to be forgetting something… Rare the company have almost zero people left from the nintendo days.. Alot of people that actually worked at rare now work at retro studios.

            PS: I would REALLY love another 3D donkey kong game, made by Retro!

        • AM Real

          DKC > DK64

          • Gudleifson

            I have to disagree. I have played all the country games and found that DK64 has a lot more going for it. The variety of what you do in the game is quite legendary.

            Thou must be a fool to think that “DKC > DK64″!

          • Gudleifson

            I shalt admit that the “DKC” has a better soundtrack…

          • AM Real

            fetch quests and ridiculous back tracking isn’t fun/appealing…percise platforming, great graphics, superb music, great controls and diverse levels are …
            Therefor
            DKC>DK64

        • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

          I’m sorry,I really don’t see the appeal with DK64.
          That game abandoned everything that made the DKC series wonderful and pretty much turned it into a Banjo clone.
          This was the first DK game I quit playing because I was so bored with the game’s pacing.
          I would like a 3D one but only if they ditch unnecessary back tracking,pointless collectithon gameplay and unnecessary Additional Kong members. Just Diddy,Dixie and mabey Cranky for one more go,but that’s it.

      • DragonSilths

        The problem isn’t with getting DKC TF, the problem was that Retro didn’t need to waste 3 years making it, someone else could have made DK. Retro keeping a “super secret amazing” game then it being DK was the stupidest thing in a long while.

        • CharlesAnderson

          I’d be ashamed after having spent 3 years on such an amazing game to have all of the rough edges that it does. For instance the frame rate in game is great, but all of the stutters during the level load (both descending through the clouds and the Donkey Kong “running” animation) as well as the general “slow” feeling of the transition after losing a life and entering back into the game, all compared to DKCR on Wii, it really puzzles me why Nintendo would release it that way rather than just getting it right the first time. Even if that meant implementing subtle “tricks” to speed things up behind the scenes, that’s what they should have done.

          • C4

            Wouldn’t completely surprise me it they had a larger project but then decided to make and finish DKC in a shorter time. But of course until Retro or Ninty say anything about that it’s pure speculation.

          • DragonSilths

            The Retro team has changed since the Wii days…that simple.

        • Enumerating Wishes

          Was this “super secret amazing” game actually DK? 3 years is a long time to be spending on a platformer, HD or not. I would hope they had other projects too.

          • DragonSilths

            There was that rumor about Retro making a Game Engine. But there was no other game project in the works.

        • sd

          Especially when it was so similar to previous donkey kongs. Surely they could have overseen the making of this game and gotten the same results.

      • Mario

        News flash! No gamer in general is ever satisfied!

        • Skelterz

          Iwata’s body is ready.

      • zajac1661

        I think The Wii u deserves The critique. Yes The games Are Good. But the ammount of wait considdering The consoles Life, leaves owners behind. Alot of people like What you like . The main aspect of critique is not just handed out because some fans “never gets satisfied” that would be distorted to think

      • LyonKS555

        I’ve always played video games without expectations. It really does provide a better experience.

    • Squid

      Though it wasn’t fan service DKC:TF and Mario 3D World were really good.

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      • Rinslowe

        I see where the term; DANGER CLOSE originates from.
        Dem cray cray DPRK’s
        :)

    • Vinicius

      How dare you bashing Mario 3D World? C’mon!

      • matthew garcia

        They should make the next mario game with good or evil decision choices lol. Be the first time a mario game would have a real story

      • Ace J

        think about it, 3D World was just a 3D version of Super Mario Bros U.

        • Rinslowe

          “Just” and 3D World don’t mix. Whatever it’s design influence, heritage etc.. It was still a phenomenal title in it’s own right.

          • thedeciderU

            yes, really great game. i enjoyed the old and new elements, and mp was a riot.

          • Ace J

            it was a good title but it felt exactly like mario bros u to me.

        • Lilburrito

          ….What? Did we play the same game? Or is it because of the time limit and restrictive/linear levels? Because 3D World is a beast all on it’s own. Not to mention that the game was built around local competitive play to which mechanics work with perfectly. :/

          • SuperSonicBrawler

            I’m still peeved that they didn’t bother including online multiplayer. Again, it just goes to show how little Nintendo and Iwata understand the west. The fact of the matter is that online play is just more convenient than local multiplayer. All my friends that own Wii Us live in different states and/or countries, which makes local multiplayer impossible. Had they included online play, I’d almost certainly be convinced that 3D World could have been the most revolutionary Mario game of all time. Unfortunately that’s not the case, and what we’re left with is a platformer that does little more than add a cat suit to the basic Mario formula in terms of innovation.

          • Ace J

            well you sorta hit the nail on the head. the levels were linear and there was a time restriction just like mario bros u. the overworld map worked like mario bros u(with a few exceptions). it felt too much like super mario bros u with a few added power ups and the ability to move left, right, forward, and backwards. BUT i will admit that the level designs are AMAZING.

    • DragonSilths

      Slight correction with Starfox.
      Us: We want Starfox!
      Iwata: I can’t give you Starfox…but I can give you another IP from the Gamecube era!!! How about CHIBI ROBO!!!
      US: Facepalm…nobody wants that.

      • triplegamer3K .

        People like chibi retro.

        • DragonSilths

          Chibi Retro? You mean Robo. And nobody asked for Chibi Robo.

          • triplegamer3K .

            Oh shit.sorry spell check is a beach.

    • That guy who hates Spike

      The day that Donkey Kong Country isn’t good enough for a gamer is a terrible day. Same goes with 3D World.
      Nintendo also makes some really great titles that supplement Starfox and F-Zero. Like Kid Icarus Uprising, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Fire Emblem Awakening, The Wonderful 101.
      Nintendo can’t listen to all demands, you need to give them room to do their own thing. And when they do their own thing, watch them excel (in quality at the least).

      • AM Real

        I guess now all they have to do is take those 3DS examples you gave and translate it to the Wii U…oh and Platinum games made Wonderful 101 not Nintendo.

      • Mithiragi

        I’ve always said a sequel to Kid Icarus Uprising would work and look great on Wii U.

    • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

      Oh, hello there, you! I remember you from Nintendo News! Stuff.

      • AkaLink77

        Link77’s my name stuff is my game!!
        (lol not really… i just use the word ‘stuff’ it to sign in) X}

    • AM Real

      In the context that the “journalist” of this article portrayed that quote from Iwata I can’t really blame you for this misguided post…but just know the quote WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. All he meant was that they can do what ever they want with the business, they don’t have to solely be a video game maker…they can enter into other areas of entertainment.

      Now, with that out of the way…

      1) Donkey Kong is a magnificent game. You should invest in a copy.

      2) while 3D World was initially underwhelming and very misleading (we all thought we would be getting a mario game in the vein of 64, Sunshine or the Galaxy games) it still is one hell of a finely tuned Mario game and I think you should play it ALL the way to the end cause there is a lot of cool ideas in that game (* I like DK:TF better and I’m still waiting on the true Wii U Mario)

      3) I’m just curious of what your Wii U library consists of? You don’t have one “hardcore” ( and I can only assume what you mean by that btw) game? That is really what 3rd parties are for on Nintendo platforms witch the exception of some first party “hardcore” titles I guess…but that leads me to my next point….

      4) I agree with you 100% on the abismal marketing thus far for the Wii U and it’s games, retail and digital.

      • AM Real

        *Continued*

        5) yes, because their marketing is abysmal ppl aren’t picking up a Wii U do to confusion or lack of hype or lack of support and that in a frustrating way leads developers to not want to publish a game on Nintendo’s machine and it turns into this vicious cycle.

        6) Yup, I want a Wii U Starfox/F-Zero/Ice Climbers/Luigi’s Mansion/Chibbi Robo/Brand NEW I. P…but how do we know they aren’t working on all of these things or at least testing them out?

        I hate that Im coming off as a fan boy because I’m the first one to call the “Nintendrones” out but ppl have to chill our a bit on Iwata…Dudes got a huge company to run and ppl to take care of…if you don’t like what’s being offered right now you should probably invest in anothet platform and come back when the pastures are greener.

        It’s just Video games after all.

      • AkaLink77

        yes … i know the Mario game and DK were awesome games but my points still stand and they might have sold that much more if they had listened. :/

        • AM Real

          Sorry to break it to you, but your point does not stand as it is you personal opinion and not that of every Wii U owner, I for one could care less about another Metroid game right now and it’s of your opinion that Mario 3D World was not a “cool” Mario game. Like I said before, I agree with you on the marketing of the system and it’s games though but only that. Unless you are an investor with Nintendo (and no, by investor I don’t mean that you “invest” in their games) I think you should just sit back and see where they take the company, enjoy the games (that will eventually come lol) and enjoy the community (Miiverse or even sites like this one)

          • AkaLink77

            the damage control…
            its too strong…
            :(

          • AM Real

            Damage control nothing…it’s called common sense…something to few users have on this site

          • AkaLink77

            k…
            whatever.

    • Rinslowe

      It wouldn’t hurt to have those games as well as the ones they feel are relevant, yeah…
      Although skimming over SM3DW and DK is selling those two titles short, IMO.

      • AkaLink77

        my guess is because fans felt betrayed by Nintendo’s choices and so they abandon support for the games that had let them down, therefore bringing low sales for great games.

        • Rinslowe

          I don’t think so, exactly. The fans already had the Wii U. It’s the guys on the fence that they failed to impress despite their near universal high reviews of those titles… And so they also failed to move systems in any great way.
          In relation to the amount of systems sold, SM3DW hasn’t done badly at all in terms of sales. It’s relative. I was expecting it to sell even better. But it will continue to be picked up over time as more people come on board.
          Although to a degree, you have a point. Even though SM3DW was looking better and better in the vids and directs before release, some people were still just wanting something different. And that would have influenced a no’ of those individuals to hold off on getting it.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      We wanr video games.

      – Heres a fitness studio in the blue ocean

    • Capt. Smoker

      Makes me wonder what really goes on in them board rooms…. the Wii U browser works really well with porn, ALMOST like it was designed for it =____=

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      Maybe you want Metroid. Donkey Kong ruled. Catsuit is fun and Super Mario 3D World is one of the best ones ever. Want “hardcore”, like eh Killzone, go and buy a PS4. Nintendo is not only for kids, it’s for the whole family, just like Disney or Ghibli. Starfox doesn’t appeal to everybody, maybe Nintendo got tired of it. They have delivered more than the competition so far. They have updated and done many things according to the customer response, but maybe not yours.

      Deal with it.

      • sd

        Nintendo should be able to produce games faster. Its really that simple. Learning to wait is great. But the problem is that people buy consoles to play games, not to sit and wait for these games to be released. They have the funds, they should have paid companies to make games. That’s how simple it is for them. Had they done this they wouldnt have their worst selling console (ever) failing so badly.

        While I once again wait months for a great game to play I cant even use my Wii U to play Blu rays, so I need to keep another player hooked up. People shouldnt have to wait for Nintendos failures and broken promises. Implementing the day 1 features (like TVii) outside of America should also be done by now.

      • jackie

        Disney sucks so bad now. Maybe nintendo should be less Disney

        • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

          Oh you mean now when they released Frozen, are making more Star Wars and Marvel Movies? Doesn’t sound so sucky to me. And what comes to Nintendo; We got 1st time a HD super console from them (Wii U) & the best handheld system ever (3DS XL), an excellent library of quality games – and all people can think of is to whine about it. (?)

      • AkaLink77

        I wanted Metroid? Practically the entire Nintendo fan base was hoping for Retros secret project to be a metroid game, the mass media and the internet were even crying so loud over it, you can hear it through your screen… no doubt mario and dk were good games but it’s just not what most wanted, thus the low sales.
        And about everything else… try not to damage control every single little negative about Nintendo… at least admit something they did was wrong… other wise you just look like an arrogant fan boy.
        (like Justin Bieber fans… ugh…)

    • sd

      Or a new F zero.

      Or even a high quality game by Nintendo, that actually uses the game pad, for anything other than a second screen.

    • Corn

      Actually, cockfucker, what got Nintendo in trouble is the fact that they were anti-YouTube says Game Theory and so flopped. It doesn’t matter anyways since that cat suit Mario game got praised everywhere, Nintendo has plans for another Metroid and a franchise that was never really to great to begin with.

      • AkaLink77

        Praised everywhere?? -__-”
        right….

        • Corn

          >Praised everywhere??

          >-__-”

          >right…

          Hahaha, wow, the amount of faggotry in that comment is stunning,

          I don’t even need to explain! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SM3DW#Reception

          • AkaLink77

            The butt-hurt is strong with this one.

          • Corn

            Hey! I am right! You are a faggot!

          • AkaLink77

            lol that pathetic moment when you realize its 2014 and saying faggot to someone is not offending.
            XD

          • Corn

            >saying faggot to someone is not offending

            >2014

            >butt-hurt

            Hahaha, wow. Yeah, because no gay people get offended by being called a faggot! Just like no self-respecting black man gets offended by being called a ‘nigger’!

            Also, butthurt is one word, there’s no “-” between the words, though, what should I expect from someone who:

            1) Doesn’t know how to use capitalization.

            2) Is a complete idiot:

            “i know the Mario game and DK were awesome games”

            “Praised everywhere?? -__-” right….”

            How much DID Super Mario 3D World sold again? 1.65 Million copies? Isn’t it the third most sold game on the Wii U?

            3) Thinks his own opinion are points that Nintendo totally should have listened! You know! When they could read your mind! Oh, and also thinks using “…” at the end of a sentence shows how much more important his point is.

          • AkaLink77

            have nothing better to say?? …
            Attack the person’s grammar.
            XD

          • Corn

            Oh, I don’t know, you’d think a huge and professional company like Nintendo would actually take someone seriously if they can learn to simply push the “shift” key to make their sentences look appropriate. I bet if you had a job where you type, your boss just looks at your paper and it’s just like:
            “lol we just sold a lot of stuff to people today it was a lot XD”
            and he’s like “I’m so glad I hired you!”

            In fact, doesn’t that make your point even more irreverent? Do you really people would take you seriously doing this:
            “nintendo is failing because of cat mario omg”

            Also, I like how just ignored everything else on the comment I made and just focused on the point about grammar as if it’s the ultimate weapon to use against people who are criticizing you.

            You wanna what kind of people who type like you are? They’re either 13 year-old boys, stupid or have no effort to actually use a shift key.

            You’re the kind of person Encyclopedia Dramatica would tear apart.

          • AkaLink77

            lol or because it’s the internet and not a state exam.
            besides that… your getting off topic… go ahead and damage control all you want but my post above is true to some extent whether you admit it or not.

          • Corn

            I like how you one up yourself on your own comment. I also like the pure ignorance that you’re giving off.
            “My post is true! Nintendo is failing because they don’t listen!”

            On top of that, you go on and on about how Nintendo should have listened to your points when in reality, they have no idea who you are and probably don’t give a shit about what you have to say about the state of their own company anyways.

            Also, it’s ‘you’re’ not ‘your’, and seriously, you don’t understand how business works at all.

            And damage control? For what? For calling out how much of an idiot you are? For calling out the fact that your poor grammar wouldn’t make Nintendo, the company you’re appealing to, look twice at your comments?

            It is the internet, and even people on sites like 4chan and ED mock the hell out of the people who can’t tell the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’.

            On top of that you, you do keep ignoring everything else that’s not about grammar because apparently that’s not important for the internet, right?

            And about your points.

            SM3DW = 1.65 Million

            Nintendo’s Miyamoto says they’re planning a new Metroid with Retro Studios.

            Star Fox isn’t getting a sequel until Nintendo comes up with a good idea.

            All of your points are either mute, being done or haven’t happened for a reason. They shouldn’t rush a game, they’re taking their time to make a good experience and yet you’re going around saying the Wii U is bombing for your “points”. Even though Wii U would probably be successful if Nintendo wasn’t so anti-Youtube and marketed the Wii U properly.
            That’s why they’re failing, not because there isn’t a Metroid or Star Fox game on Wii U, both Metroid games on the Wii bombed and there was no Star Fox on Wii either and it’s the third highest selling console in the world.
            SM3DW has been praised by critics, fans of Nintendo and casual gamers and have won and been nominated for numerous awards from numerous award shows, 1.65 million copies sold, so obviously, a lot of people liked it.

            So no, your points aren’t true. You’re an idiot who can’t type and this conversation has gone on too long.

          • AkaLink77

            the damage control……
            it’s too strong.
            XD

          • Corn

            You don’t know what that word means do you?

          • AkaLink77

            what?

          • Corn

            Also, on Metroid, you do know that Metroid sells less than any other Nintendo franchise, right? And that the only Metroid game that ever sold more than Mario or Zelda is Metroid Prime and that even though Nintendo fans want Metroid, that doesn’t mean it’ll be a smash hit or that it’ll save the Wii U, especially if a new Halo or Call of Duty comes out around the same time, which is why Metroid never sells well. And did I mention that Call of Duty is a yearly series?

  • Nathan C.

    “Nintendo is a company that can do whatever they want”

    Where the heck is the Wii U marketing then, Iwata?!

    • C4

      They can do nothing if they want to ._.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        I guess they just don’t feel like it right now. :P

        • Orto

          Go home sony drone your kind are not wanted in these parts

    • RennanNT

      Together with the other things they do not want to do, obviously…

    • Thomas Vienna

      I see that taking this out of context will never end. He clearly was talking about a shift in the company’s overall strategy, and people rejecting the idea of Nintendo doing something other than video games for the first time in about 25 years. Unfortunately the phrase is on all the headlines, and all anybody wants to talk about, instead of reading more about how it was used. Heck, for all we know, Siliconera could’ve just localized the sentence poorly.

      • AM Real

        More up votes for this! You hit the nail on the head pal!

  • Yoshifan3

    also this song reminds me of what iwata needs to do.

  • Sycamore

    I’m excited to see what comes out of this quality of life theme.

  • Daniel Carvalho

    As I’ve said a few times before, as much as this QoL project (doesn’t) sounds promising, it’ll probably be very bad for the Wii U. Not only they’re taking time, effort, manpower and resources that could’ve been being used to deliver more games (or fasten the launch dates), marketing and promoting the console away from the Wii U, that project will take the spotlight on the media as the “Wii U successor” – and on worst case scenario “After the huge failure of the Wii U, Nintendo abandons gaming to invest solely on Quality of Life”. Either way, it’ll be a poison to their only HD console.

    • DragonSilths

      Unless the QOL crap applies to the Wii U…

      • Daniel Carvalho

        If so, then good. But knowing Nintendo and how Iwata mentioned stuff about “blue ocean” (a.k.a. something no one ahs ever done before, I believe it won’t integrate the Wii U, at least not in a way that makes people more interested on it)

        • DragonSilths

          It will be lifting your Wii U up over your head and putting it down and that’s your exercise. 1 and 2 and 1 and 2 and 1 and 2 lol.

  • Capt. Smoker

    I have no faith that he’ll expand anything when it wasn’t even a thought in his head to provide the Wii U with basic media functions, video, music, even photo playback, all missing, the tablet design was an interesting strive forward, but it’s his fault it failed, for not providing the system with apps to make full use ouf of it, when he says Nintendo can do whatever they want, he really means he can do whatever he wants and merrily get away with it, Nintendo need a fresh approach and a forward thinking perspective, this isn’t a man who can provide either.

    • matthew garcia

      I don’t see how he thought selling another console with a crazy controller and underpowered hardware compared to the competition would work again. Did he not see the market changing

      • DragonSilths

        Work with the Wii U before you talk like that. Wii U has more power then you think. Yes its the “Weakest” but it can keep up with Xbox One and PS4. Hell Xbox One cant keep up with its 792p ad 30fps games.

        • Matthew Stapleton

          Agreed, Its like comparing a Mustang to a Ferrari and a Lamborghini. Theres still no comparing them, but the Mustang is no slouch. Same goes for the Wii U.

          • DragonSilths

            A comparison I enjoy is like these two. The PS4 is the steroid guy who is all about POWER. The Xbox One is like the guys trying to be steroid freaks. And Wii U is the guy with a six pack and in shape. Or another one which is Nintendo is like a powerful car, while PS4/XboxOne are like a coal powered train from 50 years ago…yes a train has much more power…but its a fucking train.

          • Capt. Smoker

            You sound pretty petty to me… comparing consoles to people and trains, if the Wii U was all that great, you wouldn’t have to defend it at all, I didn’t get your statements, they didn’t make any sense, at least not to me o.0

          • DragonSilths

            Maybe if you quit smoking you would have some brain cells left and be able to understand my points Mr. Capt. Smoker. And me petty? No fucking shit. I speak my mind no matter if people want to hear it or not. And I’m not defending the Wii U, I’m just saying the way it is.

          • Capt. Smoker

            I’ll never stop smoking! :D :D :D :D

          • DragonSilths

            Straightedge for me. No smoking, no drugs, no alcohol.

          • Skelterz

            genius he used poor metaphors

          • Capt. Smoker

            lol tell me about it, he should just come out n say he has the hots for electronics in sexy shorts, that’s what it sounded like to me

          • Skelterz

            Just poor use of words on his part just another child in a mans world.

        • Brandon

          Dont be fooled, the wii u is not as weak as people say. Yes, but it wont perform the same or even close, and games prove this. Some devs are trying to make there perfect game and they cant achieve that with the wii u’s hardware limitations.

          • DragonSilths

            False. Those devs refuse to optimize the Wii U for their game. It certainly is out preforming the Xbox One, deny that if you must but its true. By then end of 2014 which of the 3, 8th gen consoles will have the most 1080p and 60fps games? Wii U exactly. PS4 and Xbox One are only better at “realistic graphics” All 3 systems at their BEST will be 1080p and 60fps so its an even playing field.

          • Capt. Smoker

            Why should devs have to go overboard on their work for an unsuccessful console?, why can’t it be designed so that a port is easily made like the xbox and ps?, Nintendo make it hard for themselves, they always have, that’s why 1st party is their only strength and 90% of the reason anybody buys a Nintendo console. you just sound like a fanboy that’ll only accept your own preferences and opinions, I love my Wii U, but there’s no escapingthe fact that the ps4/xb1 upcoming games list is 50+ while the Wii U is 10+, half the titles being indies.

          • DragonSilths

            Nintendo makes a system that delivers WHAT THEY NEED OUT OF A CONSOLE. If it was designed similarly to the other two consoles then we would have 3 consoles all being the same damn thing. People already only get a PS or Xbox not both. Those are both 3rd party consoles. you buy Nintendo for 1st party, you buy a PS or Xbox for 3rd party that’s just the way it is. If Nintendo had all the 3rd party, then PS and Xbox would die.

          • Skelterz

            that’s not true man they make a console then go right now lets try and make games for it then there like huh theres a giant screen on this controller guys and everyones like oh just ignore it.

          • DragonSilths

            Nope.

          • Skelterz

            bitter.

          • Capt. Smoker

            Just sounds like an excuse for their poor performance to me, no reason why they couldn’t have both 1st and 3rd party, that’s what they aimed for after all, the way things are now reaps no profits for Nintendo, more support means more games for people who own the Wii U, I don’t know how that’s a bad thing, even now with the Wii U, if they built up good relationships, we could get unique games, kind of like the Vita gets, but Nintendo don’t even bother.

          • DragonSilths

            Nintendo hasn’t had solid 3rd party support since the SNES. They have done fine without it. I don’t care either way, I buy MAYBE 1 3rd party game a year. I’ll get 3 this year, Batman Arkham Knight cause Rocksteady is beast, Destiny cause it’s Bungie…and Project Cars cause they actually used the Wii U.

          • Capt. Smoker

            It has, but it’s been confined to the handhelds, most notably the DS and the 3DS (to some extent), if only they could reach those sort of heights on the Wii U front, I couldn’t care less if we don’t get most ps4 releases, honestly, most games on the other systems just don’t appeal to me, give me a devil survivor game on the Wii U instead of the 3DS though, I’ll be over the moon, I think Nintendo could get more 3rd party support like that, if only they’d reach out, it sucks like fuck that they don’t

          • Brandon

            Resolution is nothing to actual graphics quality. The xbox one is stronger then the wii u, that is not a lie. Games like the division, witcher 3, and even batman arkham knight, cant run on the wii u properly unless they reduce the overall quality of the game(meaning graphics, frame-rate, AI, resolution, physics, and fx.

          • DragonSilths

            No, when it comes to Batman it COULD run perfectly fine on Wii U. Remember the “reason” for no Wii U version was cause it “Couldn’t handle the Batmobile” lol. You can try to argue all I want. But as someone who has worked on the three consoles, the Xbox One is about 25% stronger then Wii U, but about 100% more complicated and just plain abysmal.

          • Brandon

            I think its more then 25% stronger, maybe that “someone” couldnt see that because its apparently 100% more complicated and was just being lazy.

          • DragonSilths

            No it’s roughly 25% stronger, maybe I could see pushing to 27% or 28% but certainly no more.

        • jackie

          Honestly games get better looking each year and I dont see wii u keeping up. U can talk specs all u want and make comparisons but wii u has not proven anything to me yet

    • C4

      Yep. It all adds up. One function (like video playback) may not be that important but it’s all that little things that add up. Online, unified eShop account, OS level Trophies / Achievement system and voice chat, old IPs that are missing, barely new IPs, no marketing / media presence, 3rd party relationships – the list of things to fix is endless and Iwata is in charge since more then 10 years and hasn’t addressed these things yet.

      Personally I don’t need Wii U as a media player. But as a modern device I guess it’s what many people expect.

      • Capt. Smoker

        I don’t really need my Wii U to be my media device either, different story for everybody though, like you said, it would be nice to at least be able to save photos though, posting memes from the Wii U is a real hassle, and surprisingly, I prefer my gamepad for browsing and what not to my phone, I think Iwata really needs to get some support on board, in more ways than one, it’s the only way I can see him keeping his jobm he’s had years to address and fix things, yet he hasn’t done anything, I don’t think Miyamoto’s presence helps things all that much either, he’s a great game designer, but has far too much of an influence and his games are relied upon too often, I don’t think it’ll be the worst thing in the world if they both retired.

        • Ace J

          i use my gamepad to browse the internet more then i use my damn lap top. i gotta have some use for a machine i spent $350 on….

          • Capt. Smoker

            Lol I haven’t used my laptop for anything since I got the Wii U, I love browsing on the big screen without having to faff around with either a big rig pc setup or a silly media device, it’s a wonderful aspect of the Wii U, I think I would have liked a wireless keyboard/trackpad option though, that would have been nice ^^

      • thedeciderU

        the eshop is a friggin’ mess now. they should organize it. i just looked today and couldn’t find one clear link to retail wiiu games, on the wiiu! vc overtook it, and it’s just sad there aren’t more new, good games right now. yes, i bought and have enjoyed nes remix2, but it’s a fun distraction and not a full-length game.

    • http://Nintendo.com Nintendo of America

      Please understand that we agree.

    • DragonSilths

      To be honest, music playback is usless on a GAME CONSOLE. Even Netflix is not needed. Video playback? The Wii U’s internet browser plays what you need, Youtube, porn whatever lol. As for DVD’s again its a GAME CONSOLE not a Multimedia System. I don’t want to pay another $100 for useless stuff like that.

      • Capt. Smoker

        Speak for yourself, I enjoy listening to music on my Vita while playing games, it’s a nice option, I’m sure others do too, it’s not really about it being needed but in this day and age, it’s a necessity, and though I’m no fan of Netflix, it’s easily a good option for most people who want a different option, not everybody can afford multiple options, so if somebody offers everything in one machine, it’s going to take business away from the machine that offers less, personal opinions aside, that’s just business.

        • triplegamer3K .

          On a portable,yes.But music playback is rather useless on a home console.

          • Capt. Smoker

            The point was that it should be available regardless.

        • DragonSilths

          You have a Vita? Well there is the problem. No person who owns a Vita is a smart person.

          • Capt. Smoker

            That’s a bit of a fickle statement, the Vita has some good games if nothing else, same for the Wii U, it’s not for everyone, but definitely for someone

      • Ace J

        you’re right, it is a game console. so where are the games at?

        • DragonSilths

          There is a crap ton of games, just not as much AAA games as you want. It has a bigger library then PS4 and Xbox One. Unfortunatly even by the end of the Wii U’s life cycle people will still say it has no games. People should be saying where are the games for PS4 and Xbox One? Cause all Xbox One gets this year is Halo 2 Anniversary and that’s it. PS4 get The Order 1886 and that’s about it for exclusives this year.

          • Ace J

            i wonder why the ps4 and xbox one has no games…. oh yeah they have only been on the market for 5 months compared to the wii u thats been here for a year longer. and I’m not talking about just 1st party AAA titles, i’m talking about all AAA titles in general (1st AND 3rd party).

          • DragonSilths

            AAA 3rd party? HAHAHAHAHA not many of those. 3rd party has gone to shit. Batman Arkham Knight and Destiny and maybe Watch Dogs that’s it. And the 5 months excuse is useless. They are having their game droughts for a YEAR just like the Wii U did, my point was nobody talks about the droughts on PS4 and Xbox One yet they can never shut up about the Wii U one…

          • Ace J

            the 5 months excuse is useless for the ps4 and xbox one, yet ok to use for the wii u? well anyways to each his own. i have a ps4 and i know for a fact i won’t be experiencing a game drought like i am with the wii u.

          • DragonSilths

            Did you not read what I said? People whined and bitched about the Wii U drought, the PS4 and Xbox One have a game drought and the internet is dead silent, nobody gives a rats ass. My point was PS4 and Xbox One are having their 1 year game drought now just like the Wii U did.

          • Ace J

            what “1” game are you talking about? like i said: TO EACH HIS OWN. the point i’m trying to make is that there will be plenty of 3rd party games to keep ME busy until this “1” game comes out.

          • DragonSilths

            I didn’t say 1 game, I said 1 year game drought. Like A YEAR GAME DROUGHT.

      • C4

        The browser is okay. The GamePad is also good for drawing (use a larger stylus and it’s perfect) . Nintendos R&D know their stuff! :-)

  • au8277

    …except maintain a good relationship with 3rd party developers.

  • simkenno

    Goodness !! This was my reaction to the headline I thought it was Nintendo being ignorant but once I read the article its not that at all haha.

    Also a side not that photo makes iwata look soo incriminating its hilarious :)

  • David Horowitz

    When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging… But, you always need to find your way OUT of the hole once you’re in it. That’s where Nintendo is right now. They stopped digging, but they’re looking for a way to climb out… They’ll get there eventually.

    • DragonSilths

      If you keep digging eventually you will fall out on the other side…remember digging a whole and coming out in China on the other side lol?

  • Krzysztof

    That’s funny. I just came back from the meeting with our CEO and what he said was quite opposite. He said that we’re here because our customers. The market is changing rapidly and violently as expectations of our customers change. If we don’t adapt quick enough, we’ll be gone. So seek what your customer wants and as long as it creates profit or potential profit, just do it.

    That was regarding congratulations to us as we were the only company, on our market, which made profit last fiscal year.

    • matthew garcia

      U have a good ceo

      • C4

        Unlike a certain other company??? :P

        • matthew garcia

          Lol that’s right

    • DragonSilths

      And that’s why people say we get more Mario and not Starfox “Cause Starfox wont sell waa waa waa” Well doing the same thing obviously isn’t going to help. So they are at the point they may as well say fuck it lets try Starfox and see what happens. Then when it sells well cause EVERYONE wants one they will see. And no crappy game that’s not Starfox then gets called Starfox at the end (Command) a sequel to Starfox Assault.

  • Wren Justin Umlauf

    A lot of comments here are making it sound like Nintendo is giving up on video games, but I think it’ll be a very very long time before that happens. I say this because they were just talking about ideas for their next console. That whole handheld and console unification thing. Or at least having them run on similar hardware or something. So unless they completely throw out those ideas, Im sure Nintendo will be making games for the next 10 years at least.

    • darkcreap

      Yep, he clearly said in the investors meeting that, despite what the introduction of the QoL thing might mean, videogame would still be their core bussiness. He clearly stated that in the slides. I hope they don’t miss the focus and still stay in the videogame market. I fear that, if the QoL thing proves too successful, they might leave the market sooner than we would like to.

    • Rinslowe

      I’m hoping they all do. MS games division, though…. not really fussed.
      Halo is the only console game on their platform I couldn’t go without. And I would love to see the latest pushed to the limit on high end PC hardware, but alas “only on Xbox One”… But eventually maybe, hopefully…??? Probably not…

  • Old School

    Nintendo is god of video games, Iwata knows this, Nintendo can do whatever it wants.

    What the bedwetter fans want…they don’t get and they have to deal with it.

    • uPadWatcher

      You ain’t old school, poser. Nintendo is a company marketing towards EVERYONE. No matter what age, race, or gender.

      • HydePark1980

        Well said sir, I tip my hat to you!!

      • Old School

        I take it your part of the bedwetter crew who is ok with everything Nintendo does.

        GTFO….and take your power glove with you

      • clownshoes1982

        this is true. I went through that “Nintendo is for kids” phase back during the late N64/early GC era. It’s funny that the kids that were raised on those 2 systems still use the same argument. Good thing that phase didn’t last long for me… it feels good to sit at the adult table.

        • Old School

          If your a power glove lover how are you able to sit with us adults at the big boy table?

          Perhaps you are using a Scribblenauts booster seat?

  • Dark Lord Sauron

    iwata should know that if he doesnt get things back on track the board of directors of nintendo would replace him or even fire him

  • HydePark1980

    I’m sure there was a lot more said in that interview, just a shame that the only take away was “Nintendo is a company that can do whatever they want”.

  • Cheroth

    Wii want StarFox and F-Zero Nintendo!!

    • Old School

      You would think that they would make these games since a lot of people would buy them. Then again this is Nintendo we are talking about. Wii U hasn’t had many GOOD games

      • uPadWatcher

        …with the exception of good games like Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, etc.

        • Old School

          SM3DW was extremely easy and got a little boring but a decent game along with DK. Zelda was meh

          MK8 , Smash and Watch Dogs, that’s about it for GOOD games. Those are console sellers, we need more games like that.

        • clownshoes1982

          don’t forget Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Lego City, NES Remix 1 and 2, New Super Mario/Luigi, Scribblenauts, and ZombiU

      • DragonSilths

        Miyamoto said before Nintendo is aware people WANT Starfox and F-Zero but they don’t know how to innovate those franchises again and they didn’t want to out source the IP’s to someone else so they just sat there not being made basically.

        • Old School

          I would rather see someone else make the game then not have those games at all. Smart thinking of Donetendo

          • clownshoes1982

            Really? I 100% disagree. Why would you want to play a cheapened version of those classic games? Nintendo will eventually release new versions of these games, and I would rather have a great game that I waited on instead of numerous shitty rushed games.

          • Old School

            So you prefer to never play those games then. Because they will never be made unless going through another source.

            If only the makers of MK8 could make those games, bet it would be better then the original producers

          • clownshoes1982

            I’d rather not play them again then to have them start being cheaply made. However, I’m sure that Nintendo will at least revive Star Fox during this console generation.

  • I<3supermario3DworldandimAgirl

    Mario kart 8 karts bikes and gliders also menu selection screens are revealed

    • clownshoes1982

      wiiudaily now only reports on their distaste for Iwata. Therefore, this is not important to these hacks.

      • DragonSilths

        So instead people should turn a blind eye to Iwata and pretend everything is just peachy??? Fuck that.

        • Thomas Vienna

          There’s clearly room for both articles.

        • clownshoes1982

          or turn a blind eye to the many successes that Nintendo has had with Iwata in charge, such as the Wii and 3DS? Instead of reporting news on Nintendo, as a fanpage should, it has jumped on the Nintendo bashing Iwata witchhunt bandwagon… it’s pathetic. These “journalists” are showing how amateur they really are by doing this.

          • DragonSilths

            The Wii was a success in profits yes but as quality goes…the Wii was were it started to go down hill. The Wii was lightning in a bottle. Caught the casuals, but then lost the casuals.

          • clownshoes1982

            several people will argue that the N64 is where it started going downhill. The Wii was not a success by accident, it had lots of innovation (or as narrow minded people call innovation, a gimmick) with the motion controls. Basically, Nintendo took a chance with something new, and it paid off, and it saved them from having another Gamecube. With the Wii U, Nintendo again went for innovation, and sadly it hasn’t caught on yet. Look at the hardware sales from Gamecube to Wii, or even from GBA to DS… even if the Wii U never catches on, Iwata has earned at least one failure.

          • DragonSilths

            Gamecube>Wii. Gamecube was magical. And I am talking about the GAMES it went down in quality. Yes the Motion Controls were awesome. But the Wii lost its steam 2 years to soon. Gamecube had much better games then the Wii. Frankly I don’t give two shits about a consoles sales, I care about the games. And the Gamecube had Starfox Assault so its automatically better then the Wii lol.

          • clownshoes1982

            whether or not you care about the sales doesn’t matter. At the time the Gamecube was Nintendo’s biggest failure (talking about only consoles) , and it was viewed in a similar light as the Wii U is now. Because of this Nintendo had to try something new, instead of competing directly, and that’s where the Wii came in. It briefly saved Nintendo from the downward trend that started with the N64

          • DragonSilths

            N64 with Ocarina basically made the industry survive. I’m done talking to a clown.

          • clownshoes1982

            N64 got destroyed by PSOne, and it had a huge drop in sales from the SNES. Gamecube sales were even lower.

            As far as Nintendo keeping the industry alive, that was the NES in the 1980’s.

    • Thomas Vienna

      Geez, still just more of the old stuff? Any new game modes, mechanics, or features? For how long it’s taking them to develop, I don’t just want a mix of Mario Kart Wii and 7 with better graphics. Is it really just going to be ANOTHER Mario Kart?

  • Skelterz

    I gave credit to this site the other day for being more on the ball with the news and articles i take it back slow again read this shit earlier…

    • clownshoes1982

      this site went from being a news site for the Wii U to another page jumping on the trend of Nintendo bashing. The picture that they use alone is very unprofessional, and just insulting.

      • nooblet

        You know something went wrong when the same article in IGN is more positive than this

        • clownshoes1982

          ^ this is true.

      • Skelterz

        i like your comment i agree, For some reason though i still come here sometimes i like the trash talk and stuff but for my news i got to mynintendonews i never use the comment section there though its like D-Day over there.

  • Rinslowe

    This article is a flippin embarrassment. Total garbage and a complete hack job.
    And whats with the picture??
    *A vote of no confidence in John Kinsley and his periodic dribble!

    • clownshoes1982

      I agree with this statement.

    • thedeciderU

      it was hard to read. no, not the news, not the tone – the typos and incomplete sentences.

      • Rinslowe

        Absolutely…
        It’s full of inconsistencies and purposefully out of context. It is unworthy to pass as news.

        • thedeciderU

          yeah, lately it seems writers here are throwing stuff together so fast that they don’t proof it at all. in a comment section it’s passable. when you publish an article to a news site it hurts the credibility of the writer and the website. i see errors in articles all over the web now. it seems to be getting worse. what does the future hold? will we devolve to text-speak?

          • Rinslowe

            prbly yh…

          • thedeciderU

            srsly lol

          • Rinslowe

            :)

  • ben

    This site is racist.

  • Emufred

    This site literally degraded into a bunch of Iwata haters in one place. Wow.

    Good Job.

  • Zuxs13

    I think its time all of us move to a real site, has the same comment section too.
    http://nintendoeverything.com

    At least they report whole interviews and just report the news not try to make crap up to get people to click their links

    • Rinslowe

      I’m inclined to agree. But, the whack jobs will eventually follow…

      • Zuxs13

        Haha true they always come out of the wood works. At least the writers are better than here.

        • Rinslowe

          It’s funny reading comments here from people who very regularly complain about this site being less than news worthy. Yet when an article like this one appears, obviously completely butchered from the source material – and posters react.
          We’re all suddenly “angry Nintendo fanboys”. 0_o?
          The hypocrisy and clear signs of cerebral hypoxia present in these individuals, never ceases to amaze…

  • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

    I didn’t know Kinsley wrote on the weekdays. Unfortunate. But, anyway…
    Nintendo is a video game company. They should focus on games. They should focus on their game consoles, and on appealing to all of the markets. Expanding their horizion in an attempt to do more like Sony and Microsoft, isn’t really necessary.
    I think, pessimistically, we should just accept the Wii U’s lackluster life. In the meantime, we can enjoy our upcoming games.
    Optimisitcally, hopefully it will last the entire 8th Gen, getting better in the future, as compared to the early present. I mean, the Wii in 2008, didn’t have a lot of stuff, and neither did the Gamecube in 2003. It was getting there, though!

    • AM Real

      Nintendo wasn’t always a video game company…they expanded into video games because that’s where the profit was at the time….if they aren’t make that much with video games any more then it stands to reason that they’ll want to expand into another venture…this is not surprising.

      • clownshoes1982

        this is why I believe that Nintendo will never go software only. They are not Sega, and I think that when there is no more money to be made, they will just move onto something new. This would, of course, mean the end of all of their games.

        • AM Real

          I think you have the right idea, they will definitely expand into another unrelated market buti don’t see them leaving the video games industry ever.

  • Nintengoth

    All i want is a Metroid, Zelda, F-Zero and Starfox lol please! lol

  • Mario

    When are we going to get more details about this!?

  • mrguzman83

    I will continue to casually play with the Wii U while it’s still around
    and I think Nintendo has always been very good at doing whatever they want, and I agree with Iwata in that respect…Eventually the Wii U will be another addition to my Nintendo collectibles. But in the mean time…I’m going to go buy an Xbox.

    • AM Real

      That’s definitely the right attitude…more ppl should approach this the same way.

  • Michael Ngo

    They really need to appeal to the true Nintendo fans and stop overly focusing on casuals. These are the people that truly support the company, not some undedicated non-gamers. Make games like star fox, f-zero, a true 3D Mario game (meaning one W/O casual multiplayers and stars at the end instead of flagpoles), etc. The casual people are just dragging them down

    • AM Real

      …sooo you know casuals built Nintendo right? And I’m not even talking about last generation with the Wii. I’m talking all the way back in the 80’s when the NES first dropped. There was no such thing as a “hardcore” gamer back then every body played video games CASUALLY. Kids in the 90’s (me) were all casual video gamers too at one point in time. When you’re young you don’t really know the difference between playing a video game or playing with an action figure …you just kinda do it when you’re allowed to do it, but then with the right hook (Duck Hunt, Double Dragon and Super Mario World for me) you may start to show a greater interest in video games and that’s where you transition from a casual player to a “hardcore” player…If we think long term goals, the industry NEEDS casual players who eventually turn into “Hardcore” players. Nintendo is doing what’s best OVERALL. They just need to work on the ppl they already have a bit more IMO.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        The problem is kids are growing up, and not having more kids while everyone else ages so less people play games!

        • AM Real

          Lol not quite

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Japan says yes

          • AM Real

            …seems legit -_-‘

    • Magnus Gonzalez

      sadly I am not sure that is entirely true. Their coffers were especially filled with profits from the casual appealing wii. Now that they are back to trying to appeal to ‘hardcore’ gamers as you and others seem to want they are back to the days of N64 and GC. A video game maker that hopes to sell enough to sell software.

  • leo

    sounds like here trying to sell me home appliances

    • AM Real

      Maybe not you per-say but the demographic that might like spending money on home appliances. I don’t think they’ll e ET leave the video game business but I do see them tryin to get into a more profitable situation by entering into another market.

      • thedeciderU

        that’s risky. look at sony. they could be in deep shit.

        • AM Real

          Sorry, can you elaborate? Sony entered the video game industry relatively late, before that (and till this day) they were an electronics company. Their other divisions are doing pretty good.

          • thedeciderU

            i only said what i did because they’ve recently, and over the past few years had massive layoffs company wide, even in the games division. their electronics are not selling like they used to unfortunately (i like and own some of their stuff), and i believe they’ve sold the vaio division and restructured the tv division (feb. 2014) to someone to unload some of what was hurting them. there are so many competitors now that are succeeding in places where sony used to.

            layoffs include game studios, sony pictures, etc.

          • thedeciderU

            i hope other divisions of the sony family don’t end up hurting the gaming division, which had a rough few years last gen. i have owned ps1, ps2, and ps3, all new, with several new games over the years.

            i want sony to succeed, just as i do nintendo, but i believe shareholders can overthrow and/or sell the gaming division if for some odd reason they are unhappy with the ps4… not sure how that could/would work.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Sounds like the wii

  • AM Real

    Iwata is best for business! That may not include the business of Video games but he need to make sure Nintendo keeps on making a profit just like when Yamauchi entered the video game market all those years ago. Yes, Nintendo can do whatever they want as in expand into other ventures besides video games if that’s where the profit is.

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE. lol

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    They just need to get out great games for their consoles. Expand if necessary. I’m ok with them finding additional revenue elsewhere as long as they continue to make great games for there consoles.

  • Carlos Webster

    He didn’t need to say that Nintendo can do whatever they want. He could have just went specific.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Read the article

      Nintendo is an entertainment company.

      They’ll do whatever the hell they want to do to entertain people XD

      • Carlos Webster

        I know but I was uninspired as to what I should have commented.

  • companyoflosers

    id like to hear the whole interview so we know the context in which “nintendo is a company that can do whatever they want” was said. if a full context isnt given, its bad journalism and its purposefully trying to make someone look different from reality. i dont disagree that nintendo needs new leadership but dont resort to tricks to skew readers’ opinions to one side.

    • C4

      I guess his point at that time (end of last year) was more that they shouldn’t limit themselves to (more or less) traditional videogames, so that in theory everything is possible. But there’s no limit to what videogames themselves can be.

      Nintendo definitely needs to broaden their scope. Wether that is “QoL”, more games, dudebro shooters or hotels only Iwata can decide at the moment. Their R&D is great but doesn’t sell consoles with their current output, at least not as much as they want to.

  • clownshoes1982

    haha I found this: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/04/satoru_iwata_speaks_of_the_need_to_redefine_nintendos_position_in_the_entertainment_industry

    notice how it actually feels like an article, instead of a witch hunt?

  • Elitepwnsface

    Obama is doing whatever he wants and look how that is turning out…

    • clownshoes1982

      and here comes the moron that goes onto a videogame site to try to lure people into a political debate. Hello moron, how are you today?

      • Elitepwnsface

        Ever heard of an analogy? I am comparing to similar things. Doing what ever you want when trying to ride your supporters*(fanbase) will never work. You need to listen to them. This has nothing to do with politics. You could be a little nicer next time buddy.

  • ETeach

    Taken completely out of context. Other sites are actually reporting on things like Tomodachi Life, Mario Golf and Mario Kart. This site is starting to feel like it’s devolved into a massive unending op ed.

  • Lilburrito

    It seems like a lot of people just sorta read the title and made assumptions based on that. Read through the actual interview, the title is taken out of context.

  • Malco

    Click bait here I come

  • IRJason

    The mentality of gamers these days is what’s ruining WiiU’s rep IMO. I could be wrong but just reading comments about all games/systems is just making for bad judgment and justifying their views and offering apologies. I am guity of it to an extent and so is everyone in their own way. The only thing being done wrong at Nintendo is not giving in. In my opinion that’s not a bad thing.

  • Purple

    What is this Quality of life shit? Where are THE GAMES?!!!! holy hell, look at that photo! What’s this guy gonna sell? Electrolyte water and call it “Iwata”

    • oontz

      “What’s this guy gonna sell? Electrolyte water and call it “Iwata”

      Ha ha ha… now that was funny!

  • thedeciderU

    there are several typos in this article. now and then is fine, but geez.

  • WiiUPS4

    This is why Nintendo need to make some changes

  • Adam Porter

    FFS nintendo, you maybe able to attempt to do whatever you want but christ could you not just make some decent fucking hardware to play your awesome games on. make the console the 3rd partys want to fill the void between your 1st party releases. that’s all you need to fucking do. it’s a no brainer.

  • Adecentboy777

    I saw that coming, so nothing new to me :) Nintendo will change their profile. Not completely, but not in the favour of hardcore gamers. Thank you GOD for PS4! :)

  • Arthur Jarret

    “On the subject of Nintendo has a company and what they do”

    This sentence made my head hurt.

    • Drowrin

      Replace “has” with “as”

  • zerooooo

    They got the greatest fucking ips and they dont do shit with them thats the problem…

  • Lewis Te Whaiti

    Pretty hard to stare a ship when it’s sinking.

  • jhell

    I just want more games for wii u

  • DC777

    I love Nintendo but Jesus are they lost or what? They make 2 pieces of hardware and about 4-6 games a year at this point. They are creating no hype for E3 or for their biggest games. They don’t do much of anything anymore, least of all communicate. I’m all for “do your own thing” but they don’t even have today’s gaming basics down yet. Fix the online, hype/tease some more games, get something going here.

    • daeglyth

      The nintendo directs do a pretty great job at communicating to their fans?

      • oontz

        Yeah but “their fans” already own their hardware.

      • Old School

        Nintendo direct is a joke! They need to capture the attention of people that are NOT fans and people that don’t own Wii’s/Wii U’s!

        Cheap ass Nintendo needs to do real advertising like Sony and Microsoft on TV. Also whoever is doing the marketing for Smash bros should be hired to do all marketing for Nintendo.

        I used to be a big fan of Nintendo, been gaming since the 80’s but now I am tired if being disappointed by a company that has so much potential

  • springer85

    What is the point of the QOL?How in the hell will it help drive sales of the Wii U and bring more 3rd party on board with no wearable crap?
    Iwata has seriously lost the plot and the ONLY reason he mentioned the QOL was to keep investors happy so they do not fire his A S S!!
    The QOL will NOT help sales of the Wii U so what is the point of going ahead with it?
    The Wii U has had 2 games in 6 months DKTF, and end of may Mario Kart 8 and Nintendo wonder why no one is buying their system?hardly any first party and zero 3rd party.
    The QOL I think will replace the Wii U, the 3DS is keeping them afloat and why Smash Bros is coming first to the 3DS with better features and will sell millions more than the Wii U version.
    Iwata bragging Nintendo can do what the hell they want just proves why they are failing!!!
    They keep releasing lame rehashes that NO ONE wants expecting people to rush out and buy them when in reality they are just supped up 3DS hits in HD!
    Super Mario World failed as people are getting sick of Mario and did not save the Wii U like Nintendo bragged it would.

    • ben

      ninty is the majority share holder of ninty.. so your saying they will make themselves unhappy… that’s deep.

  • james

    I love Nintendo as a game company. I hope they are not wasting too much effort on this non-wearable or wearable health junk. I really can’t imagine what that would have to be for it to be successful for them. Just keep making great games and make your next console powerful.

    • ben

      it’s probably a japan-centric product.

  • Dying_in_this_Crap_World

    Nintendo, make games and stop hardware production. Everyone will be happy, end of story

    • ben

      Really, because, i think the opposite would happen. investors would see it as the company is desperate.