Monday, July 13, 2015

What's Next for Nintendo?

Hey Guys, most of us are still upset over the untimely death of Satoru Iwata. However, most of us are also wondering what is next for Nintendo. This is a question that really is appropriate to ask at this time because Nintendo has lost a legend.

Honestly, Nintendo is at a point in time where on wrong move will end the company. Nintendo has been making some poor decisions lately, but most people probably felt bad for bashing on Nintendo after the death of Iwata. I personally didn't agree with every decision either, but there is no denying the impact he made. However, the choices he made have left Nintendo in an awkward position on what they would do next.

Nintendo has been contemplating on transitioning into the mobile gaming market. This is still pretty controversial because most people are afraid that Nintendo would include microtransactions. Iwata was totally against the idea of having to pay for DLC. This is why Nintendo was well-known for having such great games because they always put the time and effort into their games as well as the fact that their games are complete.

If Nintendo entered the realm of microtransactions and DLC, then it really will be the end of Nintendo. However, there is still some hope for Nintendo.

There has been a lot of people asking why Shigeru Miyamoto isn't becoming CEO. The truth is, he really isn't fit to become CEO. Additionally, he declined being CEO of Nintendo on multiple occasions because it would take away from his creativity. As of right now, Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda are each taking over the responsibility of Iwata until a replacement CEO is found.

Additionally, Miyamoto is getting old himself! Even if he were to take position as CEO of Nintendo, he probably would only do so for maybe a short amount of time. Why would you want a man to take over a position that he has no desire of fulfilling?

I believe that we should have someone who is as humble as Iwata if we want to see Nintendo live another day. Not to mean any offence, but I don't want to see some twnty something year taking over as CEO because they would just ruin everything. We need someone who has been in the gaming industry for as long Iwata and Mitamoto.

On one final note, Iwata was just an amazing person. He cut his own pay in order to make sure that none of Nintendo's employees were fired. That is something that most CEO or anyone of power doesn't do.

Remember his quote,"Video Games are meant to be just one thing. Fun. Fun for everyone"- Satoru Iwata.
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