Nintendo shareholders seem to like president Satoru Iwata again

Tuesday, 1st 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.


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?



  1. The_Red

    I’m still unsure but no one can deny that Nintendo had a stunning E3 showing. It wasn’t flawless but Iwata’s side was on fire and pretty much blew every conference away.

    It’s just sad that core Nintendo themes are still focusing on narrow and Nintendo-ish titles. Imagine if they tried to make darker games rather than 10 billion cartoony games.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Digital Bamboo

    All of those approval ratings are still higher than those of the leaders of most countries.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Dragon

    “An interesting trend you will pick up is that Mr. Iwata at 77% / 81% actually represents one of the lowest approval rates with CEOs across the industry.”

    I don’t know from how a 3% increase constitutes as “Nintendo shareholders seem to like president Satoru Iwata again”.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. polygem

    The Boss

    #4 6 months ago
  5. fearmonkey

    Nintendo naysayers say – Nay!
    Nintendo supporters say Yay!

    Meanwhile, the echoing voice of Ron Perlman drifts across the gaming plains with it’s ghostly message…
    “Nintendo….Nintendo never changes.”

    #5 6 months ago

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