Satoru Iwata says internet trolling regarding Wii U has a damaging effect on the company. Iwata was most likely referring to a number of unconfirmed reports that suggested that Wii U is about as powerful as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Iwata says Nintendo is powerless to stop negative campaigns on the internet, in which false opinions are deliberately posted to ruin the reputation of a product.
“There have recently been negative campaigns on the internet in which false opinions are deliberately posted to ruin the reputation of a product. Such vicious rumours are a big problem and could be considered business interference.”
“It is very difficult to tell consumers’ real complaints from those that are posted as part of a negative campaign.”“If we were to delete anything negative about our games, it could constitute a suppression of free speech and you would not able to believe in even a good reputation. Luckily, those who are engaged just to be engaged in negative campaigns are in fact just a fraction of all users.”