David Jaffe weighs in on Nintendo’s latest financial news, says Iwata should stick around

Posted under General Nintendo, News
January 17, 2014 by (@NE_Brian)
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David Jaffe has been known for having some strong opinions of Nintendo, such as when he suggested that the company should be sold to Disney. Earlier today, Jaffe published a copious amount of tweets surrounding Nintendo’s latest financial news and commented on those calling for Satoru Iwata’s resignation. Head past the break for a full roundup of Jaffe’s tweets.



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  • ShilaquilOneal

    Funny how David Jaffe had to come in defense of Iwata. And having to explain why he thinks Nintendo can still make it through to people who are 100% convinced that Nintendo is d00m3d!

  • Ben

    I think this David fellow is making some great points! This is both an excellent and yet reasonable way to view Nintendo as a company (in my opinion). Can’t have success without failure sometimes.

    • Rowdy

      Completely agree! I just wish most of the gaming media and investors understood that…

  • ronin4life

    “3 Straight years?”
    One year, a year of profit and a nother potential year of loss isn’t 3 straight years, random Twitter Jackass…

    But more OT, I am actually surprised I agree with Jaffe on something… O.o

    • Rowdy

      The same twitter dummy states that the loss in is billions (he probably does not know the numbers were given in Japanese Yen).
      Yeah, I feel like that too…I could’t believe that I was agreeing with every comment that Jaffe made today (hell is freezing and the world is about to end…).

    • Austin

      Is he really a jackass because he either didn’t know or deliberately exaggerated a fact?

      • sonicfan1373

        I certainly did not know around 2009 when I looked at Nintendo’s financials for the first time.

  • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

    “Calling for Iwata to step down miss sight of what makes Nintendo great.” Says the guy who wanted Nintendo to be sold to Disney.

    But he does have a point as far as failure is concerned. You can’t have great victories without great failures. Nintendo has have great success with Wii, DS and 3DS. Three systems in a row. And as soon as they struggle with Wii U, people quickly think the company is going down, or going 3rd party, and many unreasonable and uninformed things.

  • maurer156

    i’m actually excited to see what Nintendo will be doing to flip things around… you really need to hit hard to realize something & i think this is the start of something good.

    • ShilaquilOneal

      Such as?

      They do have options:

      1. Start making original games specifically for mobiles & releasing their entire legacy NES, SNES, GB/GBA DS games on smartphones. Ka-ching!

      2. Quit the home console scene altogether. And stick with handhelds,. Where they’re doing pretty good business with minimal loses.

      3. Go multiplatform. Which isn’t without risks. Look at EA losing billions lately and having to shut down game dev teams & implementing unpopular strategies to increase profits. Not to mention several devs that went kaput just in the last generation (Silicon Knights, Hudson Soft, THQ, Factor 5,etc.)

      4. Kill the Wii U and start again with something that goes after more mainstream audiences (they’re trying to increase profits, remember? Its not always what gamers want!). Maybe join Apple or some other company and create something that most people would want (but not necessarily what gamers would want – there are risks here too!).

      5. Or just release GAMES THAT PEOPLE WANT on the Wii U.

      • maurer156

        Lets just leave this to Nintendo :)

        • ShilaquilOneal

          Oh so you don’t really know what is behind the comment “I believe this is the start of something better”? ok

  • I am Error.

    I’d appreciate a company that listens to its fan base more.

    A lot of what people seem interested in does not seem unreasonable.
    A unified account system and cross-play.
    A stronger VC library that spans more than just NES and SNES titles.
    Overseas titles that shouldn’t have to be begged to have localized (eShop… eShop… just one inexpensive way of making these available worldwide)
    Just a few starters. No one should have to pay 70 dollars for a used rarity when a 4 or 8gb game like Xenoblade Chronicles could be available on an eShop server.

    • TheAquacharger

      The problem with international shop for the eShop is that there are heavy licenses. Sometimes you have the okay to sell a game in say USA but not in Japan, and vice versa. Hell sometimes you can sell a game in USA but not Europe (Even the UK) or AUS. This is why Sony has very few import titles and that users have to make a JP account. Also both Sony and MS have it against their ToA to make an account in a region you don’t live in an a bannable offense for your systems. It’s silly, but it’s also a rule that I’ve never seen enforced.