Recent rumors suggest that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata may be on the hot seat.
some japanese game show? I can never tell with their quirky ways.
wtf is 01net. or w/e its called its shakin up the nintendo world with all their rumors. after q4 the 3ds will be at 10 maybe 15 million world wide. especially once the games i been waitin for drop. the 3 games i have now are holdin me down.
The 3DS is cool tech but poorly marketed.
Couldn't agree more. For a company that caters to the casual gaming market, I've seen very little mention of 3DS outside of circles where gaming discussion is common.
yes when i got mine even tho saw it at e3 years ago i was still amazed. this product with all these features came from nintendo it was hard for me to believe.
That and I honestly think it was released a tad bit too early. Had it been released a few months later and released at $200, I think it would have done MUCH better. More games to play, good price, and even better games around the corner.
I think Iwata knows also he is on hot seat.
He might be, but when your that high up in the company your always in the hot seat, it probally has alot to do with the 3ds
Yeah, I agree - the 3DS was very surprising to a lot of people, but the marketing is what smacked it around a bit. And not to mention the launch titles were lackluster.
Who can say?!
Maybe if he get's fired the next guy won't rely on gimmicks to make the system sell.....just good old Nintendo magic. I know graphics don't matter but I remember seeing somewhere that if the 3D didn't exsist on the 3DS the graphics would of been way better thus leading to a game like, for example, the Zelda 3D remake to look even better. Now in this case what would we rather of seen, a silly gimmick OR better graphics/visuals. It dosen't help that they called it the 3DS aswell, this is supposed to be next gen aswell, the DS on the end of it makes it sound like an improved "3D" installment of the DS series. Us gamers know that it's next gen and way better then the DSi but the casual audience they've been aiming at won't know the difference, I bet thats why more people hung onto their DSi's....I won't be surprized if the casual audience will think the same towards the Wii U ......"The Wii U, hmmmm it seems like just an upgrade of the Wuu, I'm sure our Wii we've got now will do"
I couldn't agree more. Wii was a success because of the gimmicky controller with people who generally don't play video games. Mario and Zelda might have been wonderful games but I couldn't play the games. I want a classic controller where I can do something without waving my arms around or holding two seperate pieces of hardware. Unfortunately the new controller is also something I don't want to hold.
They should of made an official standard controler along side the one they have....maybe a bit like the Gamecube design, I bet people would benefit from that with games like Mario Kart, Wii U Mario and especialy Super Smash Bros which people use their gamecube controlers for the Wii version.
My thoughts on a dime! This isn't bashing in the least. Most of us in our mid 30s-mid 40s spent a great deal of our gaming lives on Nintendo. Frankly i wanted a conventional controller and simply could not get into the will games. After 2 years in the house (and+ only wii resorts and sports being played) my 8year old son wanted to traded in the wii (+ additional games) for a PS3. He has not looked back. I really hope there is an intervention soon ...because I not moved by the 'Wii U' at all. Im pulling for Nintendo.
I can assure you i have well over 20 games of my 55 wii games that let me use classic controller which include NMH2, Monster Hunter Tri, Phantom Brave, Boy and his Blob, Chocobo Dungeon, Shiren the Wander, Sin and Punishment and more. I only use wii remote on games that I know where built for it such as Zack and Wiki, Frgile, RedSteel 2, and Sky Crawlers, or else it feels tacked on.
IDK I doubt Nintendo are going to ditch a business strategy that seems to be making them money. We might not like it, but there seem to be plenty of casual gamers with wads of money who do.
Totally agree and that was what I was thinking right now. Nintendo need a new president with a new vision that dont rely on gimmicks, a vision like they had on the NES, SNES, N64 days. That would make Nintendo the Nintendo it used to be. A new president is what the company need.
Man, it is not all Iwata's fault. If he decides to step down, who's going to fill his position and what possible benefits could there be to that person being his successor?
They will tell the development department to burn the Wii-U controller design plans and build a real console.
That would make me SOO happy. Again Nintendo need a new president.
Between the 3DS and the gimmicky Wii-U with current gen graphics he should have been canned a while ago.
stop calling them gimmicky. They add gameplay and extend it ( the experience ). this dosen't mean gimmick
The things they added were unwanted features from most of their fans and none of them add the sort of experience gamers want that a non 3D handheld and console without a pad couldn't provide.
"The things they added were unwanted features from most of their fans" Yes cause mankind doesn't like to progress but likes to stay in the comfort zone. I mean that's is why medieval times never changed.
@Kamikaze135 but they sell a lot (sold a lot) . and fans are satisfied (like me) nintendo has the best games , even if the console hasn't that much power
Oh, this is another rumor from that French site... Still, this one could be true.
more false rumors........what else is new. Its thanks to iwata nintendo has been riding high on profit since forever
If it is, I bet its over iPhone/iPad games.
Please don't leave, Iwata-san! Your accent is cool! >.<
Hmmm. 01net made the rumor. That's all I needed to hear...
you know who else should be on the hot seat Howard Stringer Sony Net income US$ -2.96 billion (2011) anyway I doubt iwata is any any trouble seeing as stock prices went up along with the 3DS demand
Thats interesting because DS and Wii pulled in huge numbers and the 3DS is not even a year old yet. If the 3DS and Wii U end up being flops, then he gets the boot. Who should take his place Miyamto or Reggie?
Miyamoto! Reggie still owes me Xenoblade and Last Story.
This is just me but when it comes to a lot of Nintendo's seemingly arrogant moves, I think a lot of it is influenced by him. Like I said, maybe it's just me but he really comes off as an arrogant businessman and I'd love to see the company go another direction with someone else in his position.
He took somewhere around a 50% paycut, and publicy admitted fault with the 3DS launch. Thats a rarity for any executive. But yea, i dont know anything about him personally, you could be right.
Maybe cuz the Company forced him to do that. Same with the 3DS price-cut. Mike_Tha_Hero agree with you, Nintendo need to go another direction.
"but he really comes off as an arrogant businessman" You just woke up or something? That's how businesman talk. It's all about busines. Former president of NoJ was far worse. He didn't believe in online play at all. Iwata actually tried to clean off the "kiddy" image by allowing less restriction on the content for their console.
He wants to be a millionaire, I guess. He'll be sick of hearing "Is that your final answer?" pretty soon, I guess.
Iwata did publicly take some responsibility for 3DS, and yes he took a paycut. However, Iwata was not the only individual that had his salary cut. A lot of the Nintendo "big wigs" took a paycut. The 3DS got off to a real rocky start. But sales have picked up after the price drop. And to be fair, the 3DS hasnt even been out 6 months yet. With the exception of the Ocarina of Time, its first party titles have yet to even arrive. How could anyone possibly blame all of this on Iwata alone.
I don't blame him only, just everyone at Nintendo in charge of there internet planning group. Also the people who think rereleasing games is just as good as making new and better games.
u can get better graphics on 3DS without 3D and these games are being made as we speak it still doesnt take away the fact that even in 3D the 3DS can do Tekken Prime 3D/60fps,RE Revelations ect these graphics are still easy at Vita level so if u did 2D games so that when u turn 3D slider up nothing happens u can obviously get graphics better than Revelations but then using MT Framework Mobile u could improve on Revelations in 3D or 2D the 3DS has special hardware built with 3D in mind all im saying is its not a wasted feature that drags it down as Tekken Prime/Mario Kart7 prove as they are a few examples of OMG graphics in 60fps in full 3D.
It is quite possible that he might be in the hot seat over the 3DS; after all, usually a mess up like this is usually put on the shoulders of the higher ups (it usually rolls downhill).
The Prez is a real gamer and an all around cool dude. Who could replace him?
Because you know the guy, right?
Wow... What have you done for me lately I guess huh? You'd think that they'd have more patience with a guy who has just brought Nintendo through their most profitable period ever.
I'm willing to bet this is just the rumor mill. He did precide over the ds and the wii's creation. It seems the price drop is working out since the system has been selling ridiculously ever since.
honestly, they just picked a stupid name. 3ds? 'OOh its just a 3d version of ds' and it looks like they didnt learn their lesson ' wiiU? oh its just a new controller for the wii' . They lost their casual market and they arent getting it back- The casual market thinks they own a 3d-less 3ds.
Well, maybe if they started making games for the system prior to release, or releasing more than 1 shitty game on the digital store at a time Nintendo wouldn't be in this mess. Nintendo... *Sigh* you used to be so good, then the internet came around and you gave us friend codes...
"Nintendo wouldn't be in this mess. " Yeh because the Ds and Wii have sold so poorly lol >> Do you realize the original DS (the big bulky one) didnt sell well in its first year either>> ? Nor did the ps3 for like 3 years. O and also if the 3ds is a gimmick i guess the ps vita isnt? The 3ds has optional 3d without glasses, how is that a gimmick ?? Well if that is the case if you ever buy a 3d tv than call yourself a hypocrite. People on here really do have a wild imagination
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