" Promises, Promises, Promises "
Every generation, Satoru Iwata tells investors, gamers, and retailers that they will avoid major software droughts because these can kill a platform’s momentum after launch. Satoru Iwata never learns from anything. He always says he has learned from past mistakes, but his actions never show it. Instead, every single generation, all we get from him is a whole bunch of “Please understand” and “I apologize for the inconvenience”."
[...]" Thanks to the success of ”Nintendo Direct” and “Iwata Asks,” Nintendo fans have grown attached to Satoru Iwata as Nintendo’s president. It’s very difficult to dislike Iwata because the man comes off as a very charming person with a good sense of humor. Iwata has had a long history in game development before becoming a CEO, and this is why Nintendo fans and game developers tend to show Iwata a lot of respect. I’ve seen many Nintendo fans call him a genuine, good-hearted, hard working man. While most of us have never met Iwata, I would assume these are all fair things to say about him. Satoru Iwata is one of the most likable CEO’s in the video game industry. And that’s part of the problem. "
"I’ve been asking myself how would I summarize Satoru Iwata’s legacy? Would I call his legacy a success or a failure? His legacy can be defined by a lot of things. Is his legacy defined by the GameCube’s failures or the Wii/DS’s successes? Is it defined by the fact that he fumbled both the 3DS and Wii U launches?"
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The article can sum up by saying that Nintendo's main problem right now is Iwata. Do you agree with this? Check the link and read the whole page before commenting. I do agree with some points, but differ in others. I'd like to hear a good, reasonable discussion, without entering the realms of flamming and everything like that. Be cool, people :3