Nintendo shareholders seem to like president Satoru Iwata again

Tuesday, 1 July 2014 09:58 GMT By Dave Cook

Nintendo president Satou Iwata appears to be in the good books of the company’s upper echelons and shareholders once more. His approval rating just jumped following the firm’s recent shareholder’s meeting.

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It follows news that Iwata was re-elected as Nintendo’s president by the company board.

Last year, Iwata’s internal approval rating slumped from 92.9% in 2011 to 77.3% in 2013, presumably due to the Wii U’s slow start.

Now, IGN reports – via NeoGAF – that Iwata is on the up once more, with a new approval rating of 80.64%.

We’re guessing the firm’s reveal of a new Zelda Wii U title, and other key announcements during E3 2014 have helped, not to mention the fact that the console’s sales quadrupled following the launch of Mario Kart 8.

What do you think of Iwata’s tenure so far?

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