Iwata is spot on when it comes to social media

"Satoru Iwata puts it frankly when talks about social media integration and game consoles." - Wii U Daily

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RememberThe3571970d ago

Yeah, he nailed it. I'm not against social media in my console, I just don't see a use for it.

Brasi19891970d ago

I'd agree 100%. I doubt my extended family, old classmates, and colleagues want to hear about my awesome gaming exploits. It's one of the reasons for me personally that the MiiVerse is so appealing, its basically a giant Forum for WiiU gamers.

miyamoto1970d ago

“The primary use of Twitter and Facebook is not gaming, but a means of communication. Although I don’t use either of them, if I did, I imagine I’d use it to talk about my outings and vacations to people who aren’t exactly video game enthusiasts. I don’t think my former classmates would care to hear about my new Mario Kart record and so on.”

YET Miiverse is made to supposedly work exactly for your friends and playmates as means of communication like these social media he is down playing


Miiverse...he is selling you a product or service that he does not use and he down plays

why is this person still in charge of Nintendo?
where is the logic in what he is saying?

Isn't he proud of his Nintendo game products?

miyamoto1969d ago (Edited 1969d ago )


oh wait...

another hard selling of miiverse ...propriety software service to compete with Facebook twitter etc etc

walled garden approach ... not bad...keep em gamer community inside your fences....something Sony should have done too wiyh PS Home

but Youtube Facebook Ustream have greater reach, influence, relevance, and impact than a confined space like PS Home or Miiverse so doing all at the same time should work better.

badjournalism1970d ago

That would be why those features are, y'know, OPTIONAL. No one is forced to use them or link the accounts, but for some they ARE a selling point and ignoring that means losing sales to the systems that DO have them.

TXIDarkAvenger1970d ago

Still pointless though.

There isn't an option to share with just your gamer friends.

TXIDarkAvenger1970d ago

I know that because PS3 and 360 have Facebook integration?

TheUndertaker851970d ago

Uh, yes, yes there is?

Ya know. You could set your messages from said service to only display to certain individuals, including those on your friends list directly through Facebook... Meaning you could make one of those magical things called "Groups" just for your gaming friends if you so wished and be able to set it up so those gaming messages show only to the people that are in the gaming group.

I have this set up already. Have a charity group on my friends list. My PSN Facebook posts don't appear for them since I think they've got better things to look at when logging into Facebook.

3-4-51970d ago

dude relax...

nobody is buying a gaming console because it has twitter or facebook on it.

snap back to reality

badjournalism1970d ago

I'm quite fixed in reality. If you seriously don't think social features (not just twitter/facebook, btw) are a selling point, you've either been living under a rock or are just purposefully being obtuse for the sake of arguing.

Knushwood Butt1970d ago


I wonder which came first:

Iwata giving the lowdown on how nobody wants social media, so Nintendo not integrating it into their hardware.


Nintendo cutting corners and not integrating it into their hardware, so Iwata giving the lowdown on how nobody wants it.

Let me guess..

Nevers0ft1970d ago

They've already added Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr to the browser-based version of Miiverse, chances are it's coming to the console version so I'm not actually sure what point Iwata is trying to make.

BullyMangler1970d ago

Nintendo does it for the games < and entertainment .

shamefully microsoft wants to be part of the gaming action and foolishly does it only for the money, like Rockstar games = easy grafiX, easy missions, typical everything = noobs will buy.

and holding the Vita in my hands makes me think sony is in it just for the money too, no comfort with Vita whatsoever, awkward to hold actually such a rushed job to compete with the rest. Then their over the top social integrations missing the point of gaming etc . . shame

Software_Lover1970d ago

They are going for social hard. Even with the ps4.

Dead_Cell1970d ago

So the second you dislike something it's being instantly done for the money? You're stupid and should feel bad about it.

LackTrue4K1970d ago

dam!!!! you dissed Nintendo/Microsoft/Sony's Vita/ and Rockstar games!!!

lol....your comment is a joke!!!

BullyMangler1970d ago

truth hurts huh.

rockstar games grafix look like normaL skills of labor that anyboy can make, the whoLe game is a fun typicality that never should have been awarded with perfect scores, but yes def HIGH scores, because they just do it for the money rushed jobs of labor < fact no CREATEivity with rockstar

microsoft lacks magic < sony lack COMFORT < maybe duaL shock 4 changes things?

and Nintendo? shihh h

RememberThe3571970d ago

Your opinion =/= truth

Get some perspective.

GenericNameHere1970d ago

Nintendo puts Mario's name in everything. I guess they're doing it foolishly and in it only for the money Mario brings.

And making fun of social integrations, but loving Miiverse? Isn't that hypocritical? Yeah, no one cares about the trophies or achievements I obtain, or how many kills I've gotten, but that's what Miiverse is too. Show off the things you've accomplished, and the things you've seen. Twitch and Ustream, and YouTube integration. People like watching Let's Plays and commentaries, and some just like video tutorials on how to complete a level, where the collectibles are, etc. These are just bonus features built into the consoles. Are you forced to do them? Nope, totally optional.

And the Vita awkward to hold? That thing feels magnificent. It just feels right holding it. Maybe you're just really adjusted to the 3DS, which is fine, same as people who complain about the DS3 after holding an X360 controller.

"Rockstar games = easy grafiX, easy missions, typical everything"
You mad/jelly, aren't you? You're just mad the Nintendo consoles never had a Rockstar game (except for Bully). And I doubt you've even played their games too. What you've mentioned also applies to most games, even your precious Nintendo games.

Just admit you're a huge Nintendo fanboy who hates everything non-Nintendo. No one's gonna care though.

Realplaya1970d ago

I'm not defending anyone but the guy has a point. 75% of my friends on FB don't play video games enough to care about high scores in games. They have families and a ton of other things going on in their life.

Miiverse is a awesome idea it's a dedicated community exclusive to share thoughts.

TongkatAli1970d ago

That is why I see my friend always on his Vita and his 3DS is nowhere.

Theyellowflash301970d ago

Rare case I guess...

Most people use their smartphone for facebook and Twitter.

But if the Vita having Facebook and Twitter integration is a selling point against the's not working.

CrossingEden1970d ago

you do realize that the main reason ANY game developer makes a game is to MAKE MONEY right? or are you so delusional that you think ND created the Last of Us out of the kindness of their heart -_-

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RiPPn1970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

Kind of how they felt about network multiplayer and we can see how correct that was.

Gaming is very social, it's one of the reason the sharing issue was so huge in the MS DRM BS.

That said I don't think all family and friends care to see trophy and score information, it's the reason I don't publish trophies to facebook any more. maybe if it were easier to make a group of friends that were just into gaming and only post that stuff there, maybe that will be part of Sony's facebook integration.

Blastoise1970d ago

I agree. I stopped posting trophies on facebook after a while too. I think it's all about finding a balance

Brasi19891970d ago

I don't think he is saying that social networking in general is bad. If that was the case then they wouldn't have created Miiverse. He's more along the line that social networking sights like Facebook and Twitter aren't for gamers. Were as Miiverse is. TBH I can see a XBOX and PS version of Miiverse coming within the next few years.

rainslacker1970d ago

Well...there is PS Home now. That's likely going to be Sony's MiiVerse.

TheUndertaker851970d ago (Edited 1970d ago )

Read my post above. It is possible to do.

Go to Facebook. Access Account Settings. From there select Apps. Find Playstation Network and select Edit. Inside you'll find Visibility of app and posts. Set this up however you wish. If you have a group set up just for your gaming friends you can select those messages to only be visible to them.

The same should apply for XBL messages.

Stroke6661969d ago

The point is, there is no grouping needed for Miiverse. Its all gamers period, thats what its made for. Gamers are but a small percentage of society bro. Fb and twitter were made for general communication and networking, they're not the optimal medium for gamer post thus not particularly necessary for a gaming console

Dunpeal1970d ago

cool Iwata, keep blazing that trail toward next gen "inovations"


Software_Lover1970d ago

LOL, you guys/gals kill me with that. I try to proofread 3 times before I submit just to avoid that.

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