Rude shareholder tells Iwata that games are a waste

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  1. LightyKD
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    Taken directly from GoNintendo (I'm lazy tonight)

    Rude shareholder tells Iwata that games are a waste, asks why Wii Fit wasn't sent to quake victims
    June 30, 2011 by RawmeatCowboy Filed Under: Wii, Nintendo in general
    Here's a comment from one stockholder...

    "I'm concerned about the falling stock price. I own stock, but I don't own a single Nintendo product. 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."

    Here's how Iwata responded...

    "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 same stockholder responded with the following...

    "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?"

    Iwata said that some people may have liked to use Wii Fit, but others were grieving over their family losses. It wouldn't have been an appropriate time to barge in with Wii Fit for everyone. Iwata stated that Nintendo did ask to help out, but they didn't want to draw attention to themselves or get media for their work. They wanted things to stay quiet and help simply for the sake of help.


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    http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=162...comment-section
     
  2. DigitalDeviant

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    Am I in the twilight zone? Who in their right mind would make such horrendous/erroneous statements about a company that they own stock in???
     
  3. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    Oh GOD this is hilarious.

    Successful troll is not successful.
     
  4. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Herp derp, I'm an insensitive prick. Let's insult one of the biggest companies. Herpy derpy doo.

    Why did this guy even message them? Why does he even own stock!?
     
  5. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    More to the point, you people may not know this, but Nintendo of Japan stock is listed at ~8000 yen.

    approximately $100 a single share.

    What kind of fucking idiot wastes thousands of dollars buying stock in a company who he has no faith in?
     
  6. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    He is only in it to make money, as are most people who invest in stock, they have no idea about the companies they invest in with their own money despite the fact that it's a smart investment move to understand who the company is and what they do before spending their money.
     
  7. Saturnplanet5

    Saturnplanet5 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    How do stupid people get rich? Send WiiFit to the quake victims... fuck me, what an idiot.
     
  8. BrightNeko

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    "Massive earthquake? Family members dead? You know what will fix all that and make you feel better? A nice copy/game of wii fit."

    This guy is horrible -_-
     
  9. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

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    My question is: Is that shareholder actually Japanese? I have doubts that any actual Japanese person would even dare say that at an event like this.
     
  10. Bladexdsl

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    Iwata pwned that prick! [​IMG]
     
  11. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I bet it's a foreigner. True Japanese people are extremely reserved
     
  12. SamAsh07

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    Lol he must be a Sony fanboi, that comes a long way [​IMG]
     
  13. Fat D

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    Was old Yamauchi not the same during most of his tenure as Nintendo president?
     
  14. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    Yamauchi was more... dominant. Imperialistic, if you will. He ran Nintendo as more of a, say, empire than a corporation.
     
  15. Maz7006

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    Iwata is quite obviously a normal person, other company people should learn from him.

    Notice how he didn't condescend to his level of stupidity ... YOU SEE SONY. / just saying.
     
  16. naved.islam14

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    Why in the world does that guy even own Nintendo stocks if hates gaming so much? If he had to invest in a electronic company, why not Sony, Microsoft, IBM etc.
     
  17. Raiser

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    This guy needs to open up. He's probably one of those guys that does indeed tie every crime to gaming.
     
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  19. KingVamp

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    What would you think someone at Sony would say?