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http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=847130

 

 

Historical Iwata Approval Ratings:

Iwata, 2010:
Approve: 952,201
Oppose: 19,072
Approval Rating: 96.74%

Iwata, 2011:
Approve: 932,379
Oppose: 48,339
Approval Rating: 92.89%

Iwata, 2012:
Approve: 913,453
Oppose: 83,740
Approval Rating: 90.60%

Iwata, 2013:
Approve: 772,384
Oppose: 218,960
Approval Rating: 77.26%

Iwata, 2014:
Approve: 777,999
Oppose: 169,240
Approval Rating: 80.64%



Last year:

岩田 聡 772,384 218,960 2,164 77.26 可決
Satoru Iwata
Approve: 772,384
Oppose: 218,960
Approval Rating: 77.26%

This year:

岩田 聡 777,999 169,240 3,549 80.64 可決
Satoru Iwata
Approve: 777,999
Oppose: 169,240
Approval Rating: 80.64%


Last year:

竹田 玄洋 927,081 64,265 2,164 92.73 可決
Genyo Takeda
Approve: 927,081
Oppose: 64,265
Approval Rating: 92.73%

This year:

竹田 玄洋 837,426 107,823 5,540 86.80 可決
Genyo Takeda
Approve: 837,426
Oppose: 107,823
Approval Rating: 86.80%


Last year:

宮本 茂 927,149 64,197 2,164 92.74 可決
Shigeru Miyamoto
Approve: 927,149
Oppose: 64,197
Approval Rating: 92.74%

This year:

宮本 茂 837,460 107,789 5,540 86.81 可決
Shigeru Miyamoto
Approve: 837,460
Oppose: 107,789
Approval Rating: 86.81%


Last year:

君島 達己 927,930 63,418 2,164 92.82 可決
Tatsumi Kimishima
Approve: 927,930
Oppose: 63,418
Approval Rating: 92.82%

This year:

君島 達己 859,709 85,541 5,540 89.11 可決
Tatsumi Kimishima
Approve: 859,709
Oppose: 85,541
Approval Rating: 89.11%


Last year:

竹村 薫 927,931 63,417 2,164 92.82 可決
Kaoru Takemura
Approve: 927,931
Oppose: 63,417
Approval Rating: 92.82%

This year:

DIRECTOR RETIRED


Last year:

髙橋 成行 936,553 54,795 2,164 93.68 可決
Shigeyuki Takahashi
Approve: 936,553
Oppose: 54,795
Approval Rating: 93.68%

This year:

髙橋 成行 900,275 44,975 5,540 93.32 可決
Shigeyuki Takahashi
Approve: 900,275
Oppose: 44,975
Approval Rating: 93.32%


Last year:

大和 聡 936,628 54,720 2,164 93.69 可決
Satoshi Yamato
Approve: 936,628
Oppose: 54,720
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

大和 聡 900,394 44,856 5,540 93.33 可決
Satoshi Yamato
Approve: 900,394
Oppose: 44,856
Approval Rating: 93.33%


Last year:

田中 晋 936,635 54,713 2,164 93.69 可決
Susumu Tanaka
Approve: 936,635
Oppose: 54,713
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

田中 晋 900,404 44,846 5,540 93.33 可決
Susumu Tanaka
Approve: 900,404
Oppose: 44,846
Approval Rating: 93.33%


Last year:

高橋 伸也 936,609 54,739 2,164 93.69 可決
Shinya Takahashi
Approve: 936,609
Oppose: 54,739
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

高橋 伸也 900,401 44,849 5,540 93.33 可決
Shinya Takahashi
Approve: 900,401
Oppose: 44,849
Approval Rating: 93.33%


Last year:

進士 仁一 936,576 54,772 2,164 93.68 可決
Hirokazu Shinshi
Approve: 936,576
Oppose: 54,772
Approval Rating: 93.68%

This year:

進士 仁一 900,418 44,832 5,540 93.33 可決
Hirokazu Shinshi
Approve: 900,418
Oppose: 44,832
Approval Rating: 93.33%


Last year:

NEW DIRECTOR

This year:

水谷 直樹 907,111 40,130 3,549 94.03 可決
Naoki Mizutani
Approve: 907,111
Oppose: 40,130
Approval Rating: 94.03%

 

 

So Iwata went up, but everyone went dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

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Woah, funny how he's the only guy who's approval ratings went up, while everyone else went down.

Miyamoto's approval ratings dropped the most.

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Seems like it's only a matter of time until the directors within Nintendo get shaken up a bit, unless they can pull off something fantastic within the next few years.

 

It's strange that the shareholders were more mad at Iwata last year than they are now, but he must have done something right for the approval rating to rise back above 80%. I'm sure most people expected it to drop even further.

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Iwata's ratings went down because people saw how Nintendo's value went down tremendously. There also was very little that Iwata outlined that would let people think it would get better. It looked like a train wreck.

 

Iwata has now outlined a planned for the Wii U and has shown many new titles. The internet has even looked highly positive at the recent E3. Mario Kart 8 + Amiibo also hold a strong future for Nintendo. There's only one way to go now and it's up. With big software releases such as Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, the Wii U is going to pull far ahead.

 

It's always the software that matters, not the hardware.

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Looks like the people who wanted Iwata fired from his CEO position are going to have to wait a little longer. =]

 

I'm not surprised to see low approval for Miyamoto though. He's a great guy and all, but he was the one who pushed the idea for Paper Mario Sticker Star. And we all know how that turned out!

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Seems like it's only a matter of time until the directors within Nintendo get shaken up a bit, unless they can pull off something fantastic within the next few years.

 

It's strange that the shareholders were more mad at Iwata last year than they are now, but he must have done something right for the approval rating to rise back above 80%. I'm sure most people expected it to drop even further.

 

Not confirmed, but it's possible that some of the shareholders that weren't fond of him sold their stock and left already. Aquamarine described two "camps" within the stockholders - "pro-Iwata" and "anti-Iwata", so maybe the "anti-Iwata" group lost a few people.

 

Maybe not, though. I suppose it is possible that QoL is genuinely exciting for them, despite us not actually knowing anything about it yet.

 

All we can do is speculate, unfortunately. 

 

 

Looks like the people who wanted Iwata fired from his CEO position are going to have to wait a little longer. =]

 

I can be patient.

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Next year's approval ratings will be interesting to see considering that things like Amiibo will have been released, and I imagine more info into the QoL stuff will also be known by then. These are two pretty big initiatives made on Iwata's watch -  gonna be interesting to see how they are received internally and externally.

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Before Iwata is even fired, we need someone capable in taking his place and not go down a dark path like mobile gaming.

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Before Iwata is even fired, we need someone capable in taking his place and not go down a dark path like mobile gaming.

This exactly. Who is there to even replace Iwata? This is the whole problem with people suddenly trying to claim that Iwata needs to be fired without even figuring out a suitable replacement.

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Best I can think of is Nintendo of Europe's president. He tries really hard and has arguably turned NoE from a crappy division to a much better division than NoA.

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Here's another exerpt from the shareholder meeting that I didn't notice 'til now;
 

Someone commented that Iwata might be ill because "he is trying to take on all of the things related to the company’s current situation by himself..."
Miyamoto: "Just for your information, I too have been feeling a great deal of anxiety. Mr. Iwata is a president whom I can rely on very much, and I would like to continue this journey with him."

 
Wouldn't be surprised if this was the case. It sounds like Japanese businessmen have a tendency to take responsibility for their actions to the grave, so Iwata probably has been literally working himself sick after these losses. I hope he gets well soon.
 
Another quote from Miyamoto that I found to be surprisingly insightful (considering people find him to be too traditional sometimes) and on point in terms of the games industry;

"To survive in the entertainment industry, it is often the case that everyone tries to follow suit with the strong one. My comment may be at risk of being misinterpreted, but in the digital content field, I think that our creativity is still immature. In the world of comic books and movies, there are people who are challenging themselves to be even more creative than before in creating their content.

"I believe that we (those who are creating digital content called video games) are still in a transitional period and will eventually step up into the phases where we expand and enrich the substance of our creativity. If we can manage Nintendo without losing sight of this challenge, I believe we might be able to create new entertainment that dominates the industry.

"Also, some may think it is fair to compete with others on the same hardware platform, but it is always challenging to become the one strong existence among so many companies, and to Nintendo, it is more advantageous to create and propose to consumers a brand new framework that includes hardware as part of the structure. We would like to continuously develop something unique by not abandoning this strength of our company. I ask for your continued support."

Actually some of these things are statements I've been making myself for a while now, particularly in relation to the industry being in its immaturity and being in a transitional period. I also found his defense of Nintendo staying a first party to be really important and I hope people who still want them to go third party will keep it in mind.

 

The full quote and some of the other quotes are very interesting, I recommend giving them a read.

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Those are some great quotes by Miyamoto. I may have mixed opinions on the guy but you can't deny he says some great things.

Sad about Iwata though. I do hope he'll feel better soon. D:

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Here's something almost no one expected;

 

 

Looks like Nintendo has finally got its first real smartphone game presence... in the form of a McDonalds partnership. Scan your McDonalds Happy Meal Mario Kart toy, and get a simple minigame on the McDonalds app with it. I wonder if it'll help game sales? Seems awfully inoffensive either way. And I imagine this is only the start of partnerships and minigames like this.

 

It's very very weird to have something "Mario" on smartphones that's officially endorsed.

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This seems like what they were intending to do, though. Not actually sell their games, but use smart phone apps to advertise them.

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bumping the thread because it do really need it. Yet am still not happy about the Eshop current state on Wii-U, why yet there not Gamecube or Wii titles, hell not even Nintendo 64 library. am overall surprised they did with Metroid Prime Trilogy tho. but yet no 5 and 6th gen games on the store. man they really need to step up with they business.

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bumping the thread because it do really need it. Yet am still not happy about the Eshop current state on Wii-U, why yet there not Gamecube or Wii titles, hell not even Nintendo 64 library. am overall surprised they did with Metroid Prime Trilogy tho. but yet no 5 and 6th gen games on the store. man they really need to step up with they business.

>Super Mario Galaxy 2

>Metroid Prime Trilogy

Those are the main ones, but DKCR and PunchOut are also a thing

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Please explain me, it is for UK Store? because on NA we only gotten with Galaxy 2 punch out and MP Trilogy. yet i want to see a library its not enough. wasn't skyward sword on the store somehow too?

 

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Kaze no Klonoa

This topic is still up, huh? Some big news from the Big N.

 

Iwata briefly discuses on the replacement for Club Nintendo.

 

The Wii U bumps up sales in Japan thanks to the release of Xenoblade Chronicles X

 

Over 10 million amiibos have been sold as of now.

 

Also, this.

 

 

Nintendo has staged a turnaround, overcoming its losses and generating a profit on the improved performance of its Wii U division.

Nintendo's Wii U sales hit 3.4 million units in the fiscal year ended March 31, up from the 2.7 million units the company sold in the prior fiscal year, the game firm announced on Thursday. Wii U software sales hit 24 million units, up from nearly 19 million in the previous year.

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A profit for FY 2015 is pretty good, but it looks like they're predicting a loss for 2016.

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