Satoru Iwata Punches Man at Investor Meeting After Asking When Nintendo Will Mak

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#1 Posted by StrongDeadlift (5202 posts) -

Satoru Iwata Punches Man at Investor Meeting After Asking When Nintendo Will Make Smartphone Games

http://www.p4rgaming.com/satoru-iwata-punches-man-at-investor-meeting-after-asking-when-nintendo-will-make-smartphone-games/

The question and answer portion of Nintendos investor meeting was paused when CEO Satoru Iwata punched a stockholder when they asked when Nintendo will start making smartphone games.

The stockholder first asked when Nintendo will start making smartphone games. Iwata simply replied, Nintendo has no plans to make any smartphone games for Android or Apple devices. I encourage you to take a look at the Nintendo 3DS which has many portable games.

Then the stockholder mentioned that many companies make a lot of money through microtransactions to which Iwata replied, That may be true, but it often comes at the expense of gameplay. As a former developer who worked on many hit titles, if Nintendo games started down this road, quality would surely suffer. However, the Wii U does allow games with microtransactions on its eShop.

The moderator then told the stockholder his time was up but he continued to ask questions anyway. Iwata did not seem to mind when he was told an anecdote from the stockholder about how his four-year-old daughter plays more games on his iPhone than on handhelds like the 3DS. Iwata told him, Once your daughter grows up, Im sure she will learn to appreciate the complexity and depth of games like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Super Mario 3D Land that can not be replicated on smartphones.

Iwata maintained his composure throughout the questioning until the stockholder asked that since Nintendo would not make smartphone games that they should instead go third-party and make games for Sony. Iwata then charged the man and punched him in the face causing him to bleed. Security then escorted both men outside. The Q&A session then resumed with other Nintendo employees answering for Iwata.

The stockholder said afterwards that he is selling all of his Nintendo stock and is now investing in Zynga.

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What in the actual fuk?


#2 Posted by ShoulderOfOrion (3379 posts) -
it's a parody website..
#3 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

if he get's fired, i bags his luigi's hat!

#4 Posted by StrongDeadlift (5202 posts) -
it's a parody website..ShoulderOfOrion
Thank actual fuk lol.
#5 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
it's a parody website..ShoulderOfOrion
awww :(
#6 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

lol haha be awesome if true 

 

"you threaten to leave us? mario UPPERCUT!!!"

#7 Posted by guard12 (1657 posts) -

Would be both hilarious and troubling at once if it was true. Got a good lol though :lol:

#8 Posted by MlauTheDaft (4406 posts) -

it's a parody website..ShoulderOfOrion

 

I felt prett damn sorry for Iwata till i read this :-\ 

 

Thanks. 

#9 Posted by Obviously_Right (5320 posts) -

Its fake.

But yeah, Iwata is a clown.

#10 Posted by trugs26 (5828 posts) -

Lol at you guys for even giving it a chance of plausibility. That gave me a good chuckle though, imagine if Iwata actually did such a thing. :lol:

#11 Posted by nintendoboy16 (27887 posts) -

Lol at you guys for even giving it a chance of plausibility. That gave me a good chuckle though, imagine if Iwata actually did such a thing. :lol:

trugs26
He'd accomplish Mirko and Timstuff's dreams then.
#12 Posted by SecretPolice (23270 posts) -

Don't let'em fool ya...

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.. Are everywhere. :P

#13 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Its fake.

But yeah, Iwata is a clown.

Obviously_Right

Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

#15 Posted by blackace (21319 posts) -
Completely bogus, but pretty funny nonetheless. People have vivid imaginations.
#16 Posted by mrmusicman247 (17577 posts) -
hilarious i wish that was an april fool's day article.
#17 Posted by Shewgenja (10703 posts) -

I was so about to run out and buy a WiiU and a 3DS if this was for real.

#18 Posted by charizard1605 (60835 posts) -
If this had actually happened, I would have bought a Wii U just on principle alone.
#19 Posted by Wasdie (50578 posts) -

Even if it's a parody website...

"The stockholder said afterwards that he is selling all of his Nintendo stock and is now investing in Zynga."

No logic in that at all.

#21 Posted by Obviously_Right (5320 posts) -

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Its fake.

But yeah, Iwata is a clown.

Nintendo_Ownes7

Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

This is why.

And I'm pretty sure Don Mattrick from Xbox made games before he took over the Xbox division.

#22 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26236 posts) -

I bet the investor's body wasn't ready for that.

New Punch-Out! confirmed with Investor vs Iwata DLC.

#23 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22577 posts) -

Fake as shit, we all know that's something thst Reggie would do.

#24 Posted by Vatusus (5103 posts) -

lol @ Iwata punching someone. The guy couldnt hurt a fly

#25 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Its fake.

But yeah, Iwata is a clown.

Obviously_Right

Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

This is why.

And I'm pretty sure Don Mattrick from Xbox made games before he took over the Xbox division.

Yeah I wasn't sure who was incharge at Microsoft now I don't really keep track of them.

But yeah I just looked it up and he did create Evolution and Test Drive for the Apple II, Comodore 64, and Microsoft DOS.

He founded Distinctive Software.

#26 Posted by jsmoke03 (13125 posts) -

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Its fake.

But yeah, Iwata is a clown.

Nintendo_Ownes7

Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

well his experience as a programmer doesn't necessarily mean that he is perfect for the business side. he had hits and misses....94 million wii's sold but crap library. wii u isnt looking that good right now
#27 Posted by charizard1605 (60835 posts) -
[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Its fake.

But yeah, Iwata is a clown.

jsmoke03

Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

well his experience as a programmer doesn't necessarily mean that he is perfect for the business side. he had hits and misses....94 million wii's sold but crap library. wii u isnt looking that good right now

Because he totally wasn't in charge of DS and 3DS.
#28 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="jsmoke03"][QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

charizard1605

well his experience as a programmer doesn't necessarily mean that he is perfect for the business side. he had hits and misses....94 million wii's sold but crap library. wii u isnt looking that good right now

Because he totally wasn't in charge of DS and 3DS.

He was also the President and CEO of HAL Labs before he was chosen to take over as CEO of Nintendo; I think when He became CEO of Nintendo HAL Labs was purchased by Nintendo at the same time.

#29 Posted by xxunnecessaryxs (399 posts) -
[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

[QUOTE="Obviously_Right"]

Its fake.

But yeah, Iwata is a clown.

jsmoke03

Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

well his experience as a programmer doesn't necessarily mean that he is perfect for the business side. he had hits and misses....94 million wii's sold but crap library. wii u isnt looking that good right now

I don't think this actually happened
#30 Posted by Kaszilla (1841 posts) -
I wish it were real so that Iwata would get fired and replaced.
#31 Posted by charizard1605 (60835 posts) -
[QUOTE="jsmoke03"][QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]Why do you say he is a clown?

He has a lot of experience making video games I think he is the only CEO from the Big 3 that actually has developing experience. He was the programmer on Earthbound, Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. 64.

xxunnecessaryxs
well his experience as a programmer doesn't necessarily mean that he is perfect for the business side. he had hits and misses....94 million wii's sold but crap library. wii u isnt looking that good right now

I don't think this actually happened

What didn't actually happen?
#32 Posted by Shadow4020 (2001 posts) -

FALCON PUNCH