Polygon: "Many game companies cut their staff numbers to save costs, or reassure investors, but Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata says that's a strategy he won't be using."
Sounds like a good thing to do since people do need a job at time like these. It is debatable that it is the "right" thing to do.
Its the right thing to do morally but not the right thing to business wise. I think Iwata knows that other people should not pay for the mistakes him and other execs have made. Just shows he is not an ice-cold man in a suit.
I love how it's acceptable for business to have zero responsibility on a morale level. Rape the planet, rape the people, it's just business..
If Micheal Pach is correct in one of his vids it said Nintendo had alot of money that they could fail the next 2 or 3 consoles and still be ok. Not sure if thats correct or not but if thats true they don't need to lay off people now because they got enough money to keep them.
SonyKong64 Nintendo rating in environmental safety. http://www.gamepolitics.com... Quoted from the article. "Nintendo remains in last place with a pitiful 0.8 points out of 10, scoring zero on all e-waste criteria" "Among other console makers, Sony showed improvement, while Microsoft regressed, according to Greenpeace. The organization dinged MS for poor handling of e-waste" Sorry bro, i found your comment ironic cause Nintendo is literally raping our ozone layer with other shitty anti green companies.
@TongkatAli And what the f** does this have to with Iwata and the article?
@TongkatAli That was all the way back in 2009. I bet by now they fixed that after a rating like that.
SonyKong said "Rape the planet" I just found it ironic cause Nintendo is good to their employees true, props, they're professional and very classy. Come on! With a score like that from Greenpeace they did a 180 and we also have no proof of the 180 or proof Nintendo is doing a 180, Its the way the console is being manufactured and not at all about how much electricity its using. Come on! Noone is finding it at least a little funny that Pikachu is helping the end of the world X D It was worth it, seriously.
Especially since Japan has been in a recession for years.
It is the right thing to do. For the short term you can save some 'costs'. In the long term, you are fucking up what makes your company what it is. Nintendo has always been profitable so no need to panic and fuck up the company because you can't stand up to your board as a CEO.
I'm not sure it's the people under him that are the reason for their recent problems
honestly, this is the first time I ever heard of a company not laying people off.
That's Good Guy Nintendo for you .
I'm not surprised. Remember, Iwata also cut his salary in half to compensate for the poor launch of the 3DS and cover the expenses.
this is pretty much why i respect iwata more then most CEO'S in this industry
Good job Iwata, I wish more companies would follow your lead.
Maybe because confidence in the products out for Nintendo right now don't call for layoffs. I give consoles two complete years to prove their worth.. Kind of like professional sport coaches.
Everyone ranted that the 3DS was doomed and look at it now. The Wii U still has a fair chance, simply because there are lots of games coming up for it, including various unannounced ones. Let's not forget that a console in trouble is one of the "best" consoles to own. You might say I'm crazy, but think about it. A company will do anything to salvage their product - the 3DS' pricecut and ambassador program are proof of this.
Keep the staff means bring out good games
"long term profit" seems to be a popular phrase by the big N Hope it works for them.
Well good. Layoffs are just a sleazy way to avoid having to pay employees no matter how good they are. It's good tht Nintendo is a dependable employer caring for not only fans but their staff too. Anyway layoffs are horrible and I don't wish them on anybody in any industry (just got laid off of my job a week ago simply because the bosses wanted more money, they axed a third of their staff.)
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