GC - "Tatsumi Kimishima who has been promoted to managing director and will head back to Nintendo headquarters in Japan."
I think he just trolled everyone who thought he was gonna resign.
It was a company decision though. One thing's for sure, Nintendo needs Iwata to boost American sales which is where they are faltering right now. The Wii U still isn't that attractive to me and I don't think I'll be buying it soon.
Hey smurf, I understand that you probably don't care for Nintendo's games, if that's the case then I see why your not (lmao) "attracted" to Nintendo products. But you see you're just part of the same vocal minority that runs rampant on this site. People who criticize the WiiU all freakin day, but have yet to buy one or play one don't even know what the system has to offer. So ya, if you don't like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pikmin, ect,, ect,,,, thats fine. But considering you don't even own one, like you just stated, what makes you think your opinion carries any sincerity or better yet, relevance to anything Nintendo related? Let me guess, its cause your a girl right? Whatever, real gamers don't have biased opinions. You, are not a real gamer @Skarllet, you say we only get 20 games to look forward to like it's bad thing? $50 bucks a game times 20 is $1000. Im a hardcore gamer and even I wouldn't spend that much on games this year. Troll much?
Panic mode Nintendo it just makes no sense. Its like if Sony put Ken Kutaragi in charge of SCEA. Just give Reggienator the CEO position so when you do resign in 12 months, because you missed your forecast Nintendo doesnt have to seek replacements for 2 positions.
Will you give it a rest already? You are always one of if not the first person to respond to every article regarding Nintendo, and always with something negative. Iwata has done a fantastic job. He has made me love Nintendo which I did not in the past. He has pushed the companies to levels of profit and recognition that they have never seen before. He brought in hardware that has repeatedly revolutionized the gaming industry. Nintendo haters want Iwata to leave because he brings Nintendo success in ways that they don't like. I want him to continue to do so. He is the only thing that keeps me interested in console gaming. If he left I would only game on the PC from their on out because console gaming would be near, if not dead. I already have a powerful PC and I don't need to buy one with Sony or Microsofts name on it, that has 1/10000th of the library to enjoy games. Iwata is best CEO in the entire game industry right now. This was one of it not the best decision Nintendo could make.
I wouldn't say Iwata's done a perfect job, but I do think it's much better than some would say it's been around here. I do find it ironic how much I've heard "Iwata should be kicked to the curb" and then instead he gets a promotion. Hopefully this will increase communication between the company and its western audience. Also, ignore majiebeast. He leaves negative comments on negative articles specifically to boost his bubbles. He approved one of the "delusional Wii U will win the generation" articles and was the first to comment on it, getting a ton of bubble ups and agrees unsurprisingly.
i always thought reggie was CEO of Nintendo America. i'm not sure how this will improve the organisation.
It can't get worse than Reggie lol.
Good to hear that and Reggienator is still the COO.Im happy for that.sucks for the haters. NINTENDOMINATION.
Yes, nothing like giving the man who is running the company into the ground and leaving them innovatively bankrupt more power. "HEY, LOOK, I HAVE A BUNCH OF BANANAS! HERE'S A LOAD OF GAMES YOU ALREADY PLAYED! BUY NINTENDO!"
Yes "nintendomination." Even though the WiiU is crashing and burning according to official Nintendo financial figures released today.
Didnt the guy said he would resign?
... he also said the WiiU was an amazing piece of hardware which was gonna sell really well. He says a lot of things, is what I'm saying.
heh, for all intents and purposes, he just got demoted...
Yep and that proves what shareholders think of him. Anyways its nice to see Kimishi promoted but they really should get rid of Reggie. Motorola RAZR i
if you didn't know he is still the President of Nintendo worldwide and now CEO of America. how is that demoted. haters never change. LOL NINTEDNDOMINATION.
While it hasn't been outright said, it is implied that he will be receiving the same salary while taking on the responsibilities of two separate positions. It's not really a demotion, but it's not a promotion either, more like a punishment.
Iwata is traditionalist. Not sure if this is a good thing.
They should ditch Iwata and return to it's pre-2002 days. Even the old Nintendo were better than what they are today.
did i miss something here ?
Iwata... to America? W T F Its like the start of a Nintendo kamakaze...
Iwata needs go, Nintendo needs someone who understands what the core gamer wants and the importance of 3rd party support and can ensure it. It's too late for the WiiU but maybe their next console will get it right if he's not there.
That is exactly what Iwata is. A person who understands cores gamer. Core gamers are not people who only play shooters or gore fests. They are not people who only like high specs. They are not rabbid fanboys who praise one console like its god while bashing other in a hypocritical fashion. He understands "TRUE" core gamers like me. People who like creativity, originality and, most importantly, fun.
That's great. I think it's best when former game developers are in charge. Though people think he has really screwed up, I think once the big titles start coming and the Wii U comes out and it starts selling, I think people will see that Iwata was the best choice. After all, who else would have aggressively tried to get the Nintendo brand back in line with the company everyone associates with JRPGs? Though not cemented yet, the market seems to be shifting in that direction. Besides, with him in charge Nintendo has seen its most popular devices released. The DS in all of its forms, as well as the Wii and the 3DS. That said... I wish Reggie would go. He is such a hypocrite.
I can smell the rage comging from the the Nintendo haters who wanted Iwata to leave and Nintedo to fall. This is a great decision. Iwata is the best thing to happen to Nintendo in 10 years.
Just love Nintendo and their lives would be filled with less rage. It`s easy to hate and hard to love, but much more rewarding. *Love Nintendo*
People will like what they want to; if Nintendo's aesthetic doesn't appeal to someone then there's nothing wrong with that. Incessant and unwarranted hatred? Different story there.
Its sad that certain individuals lets just call them trolls are so worried about who runs a company that they have no interest in whatsoever. You would think they owned stock in Nintendo or something. Some of them were so sure that he would resign are now instead in full damage control. They have now convinced themselves he got demoted or is being punished. What has happened to today's gamers? lmao
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