"Iwata taking responsibility for 3ds, taking 50% salary cut

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  1. Feels Good Man
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    "Iwata taking responsibility for 3ds, taking 50% salary cut and other execs 30% cut, reduced bonuses too"

    David Gibson has been livetweeting from Nintendo's supplemental results meeting in Tokyo(?)

    https://twitter.com/#!/gibbogame
     


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    Can you put the quote in spoilers? Thanks!

    And this is really sad... Nintendo fucked up big time.
     
  3. Dangy

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    What does it mean by "taking responsibility for"? I don't think the 3DS has failed yet.
     
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    The less than stellar sales of the 3DS thus far.
     
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    Meh, I think they're making a big deal out of the whole thing.
     
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    Off-setting the decrease in profit/potential loss from the price cut by taking a salary cut.
     
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    Mario Party 9 should have be a 3DS title...
     
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    i think this part is more interesting than the execs getting a price cut
     
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    That wouldn't make sense. They already made a MP DS, making MP 9 for the 3DS wouldn't work.
     
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    Who is David Gibson?
     
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    Japanese businessmen are notorious for taking failure hard.
    I hope he can get through his company's crisis and retain his high status in the industry.

    BTW--man that's a hell of a scoop, that gibson guy is like a fly on the wall!
     
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    I mean making a MP for 3DS in general.

    Wait, elaborate. What does MP DS got to do with 3DS getting a MP?
     
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    MP DS is unnumbered, if they created another MP title for the 3DS, it would only make sense for it to have a proper subtitle or be called MP DS, MP DS2, or MP 3DS. Calling it MP 9 would imply it's continuing the chain of the console titles.
     
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    Like Mario Kart 7? That just feel off...

    Seem like I missing the point... [​IMG]
     
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    ...Forget it.
     
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    We are finally seeing the answers to the question I asked in my most recent blog, that question was, "What'cha gonna do Nintendo?" as it pertained to the faltering sales of the 3DS.

    While I know that my blog had nothing to do with what Ninty is doing at the moment, the relevance is remarkable. You have to admit that much. While my focus in the blog was on shovelware, if you read between the lines, you will note that they are addressing many of the underlying problems I hinted at.

    One has to give props to Nintendo for not just resting on their laurels and that they are actually stepping up and are actively working on the problem.

    I must give Nintendo kudos for the effort they are showing at this moment! [​IMG]

    I sincerely hope it pans out for them favorably. I think it will in the end.
     
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    I wonder if this will spur Sony to cut the price of the Vita sooner than they would have liked.
     
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    lol, of course not. The device is correctly priced, there's no need to cut it's price, it's not even released yet. And Sony knew that Nintendo would cut the 3DS price along it's time (I doubt they expected it this soon, though).
     
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    Your reply made me laugh as hell. You have made my day.
     
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    I have a feeling that Sony will stay where they are at the moment, to see how ninty truly pans this whole thing out. Then maybe october or november we will see if whether they will make the same "Move"...
     

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