Nintendo’s refusal to allow their games to be ported onto mobile devices is well-known. It is also well-known that this refusal is made largely in part by the company’s president, Satoru Iwata, who feels that Nintendo’s strength is in their complementary nature of both hardware and software, although in today’s shifting landscapes, perhaps adapting to the current situation might pay off.
However according to the reports from Japan’s Business Journal, there is reportedly some inner turmoil over in Nintendo regarding Iwata. They claim that the management at Nintendo believes that Iwata is to blame for the company’s current predicament and that it is his pride as a former developer that refuses to entertain thoughts about bringing Nintendo’s games onto mobile devices.
The report also goes on to claim that the management at Nintendo are scheming and trying to come up with a way to get rid of him. We should point out that this is based roughly on a translation from the NeoGAF forums, so there could be subtleties in the language that could have been lost in translation, or it could be less sinister than it makes it out to be.
But like we said, Nintendo has long refused to bring their games to smartphones and tablets, and while games like Mario Kart 8 did help to boost sales of the Wii U, it still wasn’t enough to bring Nintendo back to their glory days, but what do you guys think? Could the ousting of Iwata help turn things around for the Japanese company?
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