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How will Nintendo change in the future with the death of Satoru Iwata?

07-13-2015, 11:27 AM
#1
How will Nintendo change in the future with the death of Satoru Iwata?

Will Nintendo move forward with a more open mind to mobile or is the loss of Satoru a closing of a newly opened door.
07-13-2015, 11:46 AM
#2
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I just wish they stay with his vision of providing games than proceed with a more income-focused goal.

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07-13-2015, 01:11 PM
#3
A bit of a cold topic, the guy just died - it would be more respectful to think of all he accomplished and all he gave the world, rather than worrying about what comes next. But what the heck, I'll take the bait.

Apple faced a similar situation when Steve died. The difference is, Apple was on the upswing. Nintendo isn't. But in both situations, a leadership change might have been for the best. Perhaps someone else taking the reins will be the right thing to guide Nintendo forward.

I think Tim Cook is a better CEO for "largest company in the world" Apple than Steve would have been. Similarly, Nintendo needs a "wartime" leader, not a "success" leader.

Nintendo needs to wake up and realize that an entire generation of kids are growing up with iPads and iPhones instead of Gameboys and 3DSs. If they get a leader who understands that this is an existencial crisis for the company, there are ways forward. If they don't, losing one of their visionaries will make it that much harder to continue down the old path.

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07-13-2015, 02:21 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
A bit of a cold topic, the guy just died - it would be more respectful to think of all he accomplished and all he gave the world, rather than worrying about what comes next. But what the heck, I'll take the bait.

Apple faced a similar situation when Steve died. The difference is, Apple was on the upswing. Nintendo isn't. But in both situations, a leadership change might have been for the best. Perhaps someone else taking the reins will be the right thing to guide Nintendo forward.

I think Tim Cook is a better CEO for "largest company in the world" Apple than Steve would have been. Similarly, Nintendo needs a "wartime" leader, not a "success" leader.

Nintendo needs to wake up and realize that an entire generation of kids are growing up with iPads and iPhones instead of Gameboys and 3DSs. If they get a leader who understands that this is an existencial crisis for the company, there are ways forward. If they don't, losing one of their visionaries will make it that much harder to continue down the old path.
There was never any disrespect to his legacy implied. Just a off the top question about a company that lost a true visionary.
07-13-2015, 02:57 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by kmacleod View Post
A bit of a cold topic, the guy just died - it would be more respectful to think of all he accomplished and all he gave the world, rather than worrying about what comes next. But what the heck, I'll take the bait.

Apple faced a similar situation when Steve died. The difference is, Apple was on the upswing. Nintendo isn't. But in both situations, a leadership change might have been for the best. Perhaps someone else taking the reins will be the right thing to guide Nintendo forward.

I think Tim Cook is a better CEO for "largest company in the world" Apple than Steve would have been. Similarly, Nintendo needs a "wartime" leader, not a "success" leader.

Nintendo needs to wake up and realize that an entire generation of kids are growing up with iPads and iPhones instead of Gameboys and 3DSs. If they get a leader who understands that this is an existencial crisis for the company, there are ways forward. If they don't, losing one of their visionaries will make it that much harder to continue down the old path.
There was never any disrespect to his legacy implied. Just a off the top question about a company that lost a true visionary.
07-13-2015, 03:02 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2013
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Originally Posted by barefootdragon View Post
There was never any disrespect to his legacy implied. Just a off the top question about a company that lost a true visionary.
Exactly. Say if the president of the United States died, it would go the same way.