Quantcast
Nintendo shareholder hates games, says stupid things - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Nintendo shareholder hates games, says stupid things


4:20 PM on 06.30.2011
Nintendo shareholder hates games, says stupid things photo



A Nintendo shareholder recently declared videogames a waste of time and reprimanded president Satoru Iwata for not giving Wii Fit to Tohoku earthquake victims. 

"I’m concerned about the falling stock price. I own stock, but I don’t own a single Nintendo product," said the shareholder. "I believe games are a waste of time. By the way, the reason I own Nintendo stock is because the name is nice, it’s in Kyoto and it was listed in the year of my birth."

Iwata responded politely: "There are people in this world who don’t feel that games are a waste of time, so Nintendo continues to exist. We’d like to eliminate the thinking that playing games by yourself is negative, or when there’s a crime you immediately tie it into games. We’d like to raise the social importance of games. We’re working to expand the gaming population, yourself included."

The shareholder then retorted with the greatest non sequitur I've read today: "During the Tohoku earthquake disaster, I believe people in the evacuation centers were lacking in exercise. Why didn’t you bring Wii Fit to them? Why didn’t you show off to the media that you’re doing more for the victims?"

Absolutely fantastic. 

Things not to ask at a Nintendo shareholder meeting [andriasang]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






japan

12:30 PM on 09.11.2014
Hajime No Ippo is coming to the PS3, looks like Punchout!!

Bandai Namco is publishing a new Hajime No Ippo game for the PS3, and this new trailer shows that they're absolutely nailing the feel of the manga. The only problem is, despite how authentic this trailer looks, they hav...more



4:30 PM on 09.10.2014
PoPoLoCrois Farm Story's farm elements are more of a side quest

In a recent issue of Famitsu magazine, more details were revealed about Marvelous' new game that combines the popular anime/manga franchise PoPoLoCrois and Harvest Moon, PoPoLoCrois Farm Story. PoPoLoCrois Farm Story is to be...more



1:00 PM on 09.10.2014
More Mega Evolutions: Camerupt, Sharpedo, and Gallade

Japanese magazine CoroCoro has the scoop on three more Mega Evolutions debuting in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, as picked up by Serebii.net. Camerupt's new form is my favorite of the trio -- that grin! Mega S...more



View all japan






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more