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Iwata Will Be Skipping E3 Next Week For Health Related Reasons

A Nintendo representative has told online gaming publication Polygon that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata won’t be attending E3 next week due to health related reasons. Iwata has been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas at this moment in time. However, it’s still business as usual for the Nintendo president.

“He’s been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future, and so he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles. Please understand that it is business as usual for Mr. Iwata, and he continues his normal duties as president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. while he remains in Japan. As always, he will be actively involved in all of Nintendo’s activities at the show.”

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206 thoughts on “Iwata Will Be Skipping E3 Next Week For Health Related Reasons”

      1. Today’s Sermen… Iwata’s punishment from God..

        Iwata is being punished with cancer for lewd activity with elderly helpless men and women. He is fornicator and a sinner.. He has murdered countless helpless animals and even made a down syndromen man eat his own semen. Iwata must be stopped and this is gods way of doing so.

        1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

          Your name is “Church of Sasori” yet you are claiming this “God” is your god and not Sasori when in earlier articles you stated Sasori is your god, therefore, you have no clue what you are worshipping and you still exposed yourself as sasori’s alt account because no one is that stupid enough to contradict themselves.

            1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

              I don’t believe it has zero intelligence, logical detective reasoning concludes its IQ seems to be in the high negatives.

            1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

              Playing the lair card will not get you anywhere, considering that you’ve played it multiple times and yet you still get exposed by those you are trying to expose.

            2. Only a brain dead neo-nazi like yourself would. I will still continue to pray to REAL God to unleash his plans on you real soon sick bastard of a brokeback gorilla.

      2. are you serious man? I’m a Sony Fan of hell but Mr. Iwata is a good person. You must Show some respect to Mr. Iwata, You MOTHERFUCKER who likes sucks men balls.

          1. Sony Colonel Kratos

            He’ll. Be marked as a traitor from here on out the sony army doesnt unite with the enemy unless orders from above

              1. Sony Commander Kratos

                That soldier needs his own name…..our empires name list isnt present here get another name bud

    1. Wow, seriously? Would you say that to him directly? The internet’s indeed full of incredibly pathetic people.

        1. Yeah and then see your ass tossed out like a bitch looking for fun- I mean fix for her sex drive, and then be hit purposely by a car of their own free will…tell me how that will turn out once your back. :)

        2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

          You’re a loser, Donko. Just like sasori & Nostalgia_w. Wishing death on a good person. Pathetic.

        3. No. Only a pussy wouldn’t talk shit in front of anybody without having his rasin balls kicked in or face broken into 10 pieces.

      1. Haha. Exactly. People should show Iwata some respect. This guy made Nintendo millions. How would he like it if someone told him to die? The internet is full of heartless morons.

        1. I ran out of cookies but you moron deserve a lot of them. Here is a badge saying “moron” which is very appropriate considering the quality of your contributions to our community. You’re welcome!

        2. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

          I never knew anyone could stoop lower than sasori, you take the cake, and to call you Sasori II would be an insult to the original lolcow.

    2. You sick Son of a Bitch. How can you desire for someone inoffensive to die only because of your own stupid perceptions that you constantly pull out of your ass. You deserve to be cremated alive for saying that.


      Iwata should die, his kids should die, his family to, his dog should die gorely, kids also die gorely


            tnx, i thought you said i was sick for saying that, but it seems that iwata’s death is approved even by you

            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

              Thanks for proving that you’re the troll and not the anti-troll…

              Now begone and wither somewhere where I don’t care…

      1. I knew some people on this website were sick in the head, but I didn’t know that they were mentally ill…

        What has Iwata done to you? He made not have been the best leader, but at least he’s redeeming himself. What have you done for your society rather being a complete jerk?

        I hope you feel ashamed of yourself.

        1. unfortunately he doesn’t because he feels that being at the other side of the screen gives him power to said whatever he wants. The internet trolls should just die more painfully than anybody else.

        2. Yeah, he is mentally ill and needs help fast… Iwata’s a good leader and deserves some respect. Telling someone’s family and kids to die is just awful.

        3. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          See comrade?…

          You need to delete these primitive life-forms so we can have a moments peace again…

        4. Why don’t you go suck that japs underage vagina rape juice covered penis of his. That man does a terrible job, he should die, he should be executed.

          1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

            And you should have your hands cut off along with your tongue, so you can never say or type such worthless stuff again. Even if you are possibly trolling just for the “fun” of it, you still need some serious help.

        5. hey sickr, i think iwata was still a bad president even during the wii u era. kai from sony was even way better than iwata.

          1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

            No, your just an idiot who can never provide evidence, and even if you could, that is a subjective and debatable topic where other evidence can be brought up to counter it, therefore your argument is still invalid.

          2. its kaz, recently he hasn’t been doing to well, he isn’t in charge of ps division thats a whole another guy, but the guy has made sony lose money by making them going into market(computers and few other product i believe) and has made sony lose billions. Not to much the massive number of layoffs. PS head is good ceo, he does seem more open then iwata.

        6. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

          You must eradicate these pathetic life forms with inferiority complexes from this place so we can have peace again.

        7. Sickr, Let me introduce you to the effects of poor moderation. I understand that WordPress makes it hard to set up moderation but unfortunately, you have let the idiots rule the comment section. These people are sick and only prevent actual, thoughtful comments from being seen by others.

          1. You are right! I’m planning on making it so that only people who log in with their email can comment on this site and go from there :-)

  1. I wonder if he avoiding one questione we been having since july 30 last year? where is the new date of flipnote stuido 3d?

  2. Aw, hope he gets well soon! Wonder if they already have made the Nintendo Digital Event video, in that case he might be in it!

    1. Nintendo usually records the Iwata segments in Japan, so even if they haven’t done it, he will appear, as he just can’t leave Japan, but continues to work.

  3. I think he is scared to face the media ridicule of the Wii U failing to impress the public with upcoming games,it seems like Nintendo will face the same negative press from the media they did with the Nintendo Land debacle.

    It definitely sounds fishy that these news come out just days before E3.

    To me its a sign that Nintendo will once again fail in this year’s event and become the laughing stock of the industry once again.

    1. He hasn’t been to E3 even the good stuff started happening, it wouldn’t matter if showed up the investors would still get on his ass. Sony pez hasn’t shown up in the past to e3 and they still had tons to show. iwata was there last year even when they didn’t have whole lot.

    2. Or, he’s recognized that people don’t like him as a representative, and is bowing out for the sake of appeasing the faction that wants to see less of him, to make more people watch.

      That, or he’s, you know ACTUALLY SICK.

      In either case, though, you’re being a complete ass.

    3. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

      Just like the Sonyans waited for the Xbots to make a fool of themselves and then scrath their own horribles DRM ideas right before their conference…

      Much like they will be doing this year, cowarding behind the Xbots to see how much flaws they make and then taking it away themselves…

      1. True that. In my opinion Sony is even worse than Ms, i mean atleast Ms had balls to tell their plans even though they were wrong.

        1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

          There you are comrade…

          I haven’t seen you in a few days, you probably seen the amount of trolls attacking me…

    4. 1., its health related issue just like Steve Jobs having to skip a couple of conferences to fight cancer and 2. You overlooked Wii U’s sales surge over the past few days thanks to MK8 which sold 1.2 in less than 2 days alone, had a higher rating/recommendation/public awarenss & internet fame with Luigi Death Stare compare to that GTA knockoff Watchdogs AND won multiple Game of the Month awards from various media sources.

      So again, Wii U is failing? lol

    5. You do reliaze that the Wii u is selling well right now because of mario kart 8 right? (Plus, the Wii u is profitable now too).

    1. The man is sick and you assholes continue with your shit. Seriously when will it stop? Do you guys feel good when you continue the shit? Does it buld your low self esteem? They’re doing a DIGITAL event meaning it’s already recorded. Iwata being sick isn’t going to affect anything. When e3 comes maybe you dumbasses will shut up.

      1. ^This

        I really don’t get why most people focus all their energy in swearing and hating and get to say such horrible things. They need to get out of their houses, seriously.

      2. This site has lots of attention seeking people with low self esteem. They do all this bs on this site just to get attention and to have some sort of meaning. I mean look at how many people come here to tell what systems ones should and not have, they think that will give them meaning to tell everyone how “bad” WiiU is and how “good” Ps4 or One is.

    2. So you too wish ill of one of the main men of the gaming industry that made more money than you? What are you, a careless 8 year old? No heart? Oh…no brain…because it seems most of you didn’t read it clearly before opening the mouth, that statement will come back to haunt your ass, and its called “Karma”. Just remember, once things start happening bad on you and you get pissed off of whatever it is…remember your statement here.


        karma isn’t real, and if it was, who’s to say that this isn’t his karma, and it’s coming to him because he’s a shitty person, don’t tell me he isn’t you can’t know it, he seems like a nice asian man, but does that make him one?

        1. How do you know he’s a shitty person? Are you his lover or something? Do you know him in real life and have actually sat down to talk to him in person? I believe not and you are just pulling up assumptions from your disfigured ass.

        2. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

          A lowlife like you would not believe in such things. It helps you feel good about being such a worthless human being, doesn’t it?

      1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

        Can you show me proof?
        Because in the charts I’m seeing…
        Wii U is trashing your Xbomb, especially right now with MK8 out.
        You have been proven invalid.

      2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        When did the Xbox Done ever “trash” the Wii U?…

        Our holy machine trashes your abomination without any games…

  4. This just proves that Nintendo finished with games and consoles!
    Probably in 2016 will no longer be anything from Nintendo!
    Gamers are to blame for ovkav outcome did not buy their projizvode!

    1. Can I save this comment of your to show you 2 years from here? Or should I not bother with your free hate and attention whoring?

      1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

        Don’t bother. He’ll just pretend you’re lying your ass off in 2 years. Or he says so much hateful stuff that he can’t even remember his last hateful comment from 2-3 weeks ago.

  5. He has been report previously that he hasn’t been feeling well. I do wonder who is going to take his place. Reggie most likely.

  6. Nintendo is my Blood

    everyone here is fucking scum, the poor man is ill and instead of being fucking considerate, you still continue with your shit, im so fucking proud of you all

    1. According to his PR, he’s not exactly dying, so we don’t have to overly wish a speedy recovery. That’s another way of being insincere with your wishes.

    2. he must have had almost a seizure when he heard the xbox one will have a price cut in june. good bye iwata.

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        If anyone even gets a seizure, it would be because of your outstanding stupidity…

        1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

          Or the from the Xbox’s Kinect! xD We already know it can be dangerous to a person’s health. Xboom!

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis


            Just look at the weirdos playing American Football in one of the Xbot Conferences…


      2. Because they sell it without kinnect, do u remember kinnect? Yeah the gimmick that was supposed to be the heart of the whole shitbox1 experience!! Lol @ you sasorry, pathetic xbutt troll!!

    3. Believe me. Whem they all get sick or lose themselves or someone in an accident over this, once I hear about it, I’ll slowly clap and laugh inside and out.

  7. If Iwata wants to tell something @ E3 he will just instruct the treehouse guys to give him some air time, problem solved!
    But I still hope he will get better soon…

  8. Seriously, the trolls here are disgusting, it’s not even funny, he’s ill, he’s just a human being and if he was someone from your family you would be worried, but not, he’s Iwata and since your job is to come to troll Nintendo here for you daily laughs, you asshole and immature pathetic kids make fun of his illness.

    Well, I’m not an asshole nor a loser internet troll with no life, so I wish him well, and hope Nintendo amazes us at E3 ’cause there’s no reason to hate Nintendo other than be an internet bully to try to make Nintendo fans mad so you can pass your time since you don’t have actual friends or things to do in your real life!

  9. Some of you people are awful, he’s not entirely to blame for the current state of nintendo and even then he doesn’t deserve to die

  10. Miyamoto developed heart problems back when the Gamecube was failing catastrophically. Probably the same for Iwata and the Wii U.

    1. Well let’s just hope the success of MK8 helped and let’s just hope upcoming wii u games do well

  11. “R.I.P. Iwata”

    Said no one ever

    But seriously, I hope he recovers soon since he’s the only boss Nintendo has left other than Reggie and whoever represents Nintendo UK.

  12. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

    My Lord Iwata, your fellow warriors shall defend our empire in your place…

    And to all the haters and idiots in here…

    I hope you all die a horrible painful death tomorrow that even a sadistic lunatic would envy…

    Hoping for a sick Lord to die is just disgusting…

    Now just die and I hope you get tortured for hours first…

        1. This kind of attitude actually makes you potentially worse than them.

          At least they probably know they’re being pricks, you seem to feel justified in sending death threats.

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            Go bother someone else…

            If you think I’m being all so serious all the time, then I guess you think actors really are the characters they play…

            And it’s disgusting to see anyone, even by joking that they should die…

            So they deserve to die themselves for uttering such idiotic statements about a man who never did anything to anybody…

      1. But in this case, these fuckers asked for it and they shall receive and I damn hope it’s gonna be painfully physically, emotionally and mentally and then eliminated from life.

        1. They always go after the leader first. “Like in movies when aliens say take me to your leader”. So they come directly after YOU. Sorry, Commander. We’re here to help you though… XD

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            Everyone who hates me cannot live without me…

            I am the peak of their pathetic boring lives…

            Anyway, get ready next week to have your life owned in Mario Kart…

            1. “Everyone who hates me cannot live without me”

              You know that might very well be true, just think how boring these trolls and all would have if they werent communicating with you on here. They might as well not exist.

          2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            Do you have any suggestion for games I can get on the Wii U evntually?…

            That are not Electron or Ubisoftian…

            1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

              I haven’t played it but I suggest Wonderful 101. It’d be a nice way to get yourself ready for Bayonetta 2.

        2. I noticed that these weird anons just appear out nowhere to insult you all the time and always seem to fail.

      1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

        You attack a reasonable person when there are those who are wishing death upon others in the comment who are doing worse than what you claim he is doing?

  13. I wish the poor man well. He takes a lot of shit from annual losses to fans who want something different from what he thinks is best for Nintendo. He could use a rest.

    As for “he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles. Please understand that it is business as usual for Mr. Iwata, and he continues his normal duties as president of Nintendo Co., Ltd.”, I’m a bit confused. Does this mean he’ll be hosting the Direct without going to Los Angeles?

    1. Isn’t that what he did last year? I thought the advantage of Direct was that they could communicate without the need to travel.

  14. Wow. Thanks guys. Everyone’s put a crapload of hate on him and now he has health problems and some are even happy about it. That’s disgusting.

  15. I really hope a iwata gets well soon. He’s probably worked very very hard lately. Here’s to a get well soon Iwata-San! I am sure your colleagues will be ok. You just concentrate on your health! :)

  16. Can the owner(s) of this website even attempt a small amount of moderation here? Freedom of speech does not protect hate speech. Please try…unless you just enjoy the hate/vitriol for the clicks it produces…but then I suppose you’d be no better than those who are making these terrible statements.

    1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

      Sadly, freedom of speech does protect hate speech in the United States. We got white supremacists, neo-nazis, religious extremists like those worthless scum at Westboro Baptist Church, and other scum running their mouths off with their filthy hate. Luckily, there are some places where it will not be allowed, though, even if freedom of speech does allow them to spout off.

  17. You guys who wish the death on Satoru Iwata, that is not right for you to wishing that he dies. I wish that he got better quickly.

  18. Iwata is the reason why Hiroshi Yamuachi died you freaking peasants

    Poor old man couldn’t stand watching Iwata ruin the family company
    Eff u fanboys

    1. Yamauchi hand picked Iwata. So if anything, Yamauchi died happy and fulfilled as the richest man in Japan. And Iwata had built a $20bn cash reserves for the family business.

  19. Can you little boys stop crying of that bitches illness. It’s like you want him to inject his cancer through his dick into your asses…

  20. lol soo he’s ill and you corperate salves and drones are defending this guy. lol he should quit his job and work at a gym company to sell all these wii gimmicks over there and make crap ton of money from causals. why is he even still at nintendo, glad i wont be spending money on the future for nintendo games. they dont desever a dime from me or my pockets. i can’t wait for him to be fired or step down.

    1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

      And you defend Mircosoft when you don’t even have any Xboxes, then you go ahead and defend the gimmick kinect, then you go on to say you will not spend money on nintendo products when its not even your money and you still can’t a afford an Xbomb. Exposed again. You are just making this too easy.

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        He never even made it hard to begin with…

        Like the Electron Army, he will be nominated for the Golden Poo Award…

                1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                  Indeed. Maybe he should smack himself with an eradication cannon instead of TF2 wrench now that I think about it.

                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                    Or just keep making videos exposing himself even further until the word exposing lost all its meaning…

                    1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                      If that’ll even happen since he makes it so entertaining to watch him expose himself, besides its not like these humans will have any pity for him since the fool already degraded all his humanity to only replace it in exchange for an Xbot inferiority complex.

                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                        And I bet that he will be so contradictory that he will probably be the first one in line to get all the masterpieces that will be shown at E3 by High Command…

                        1. Valve Admiral GLaDOS

                          Someone should be there to record the ape being there, ultimate exposure ensured.

                          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis


                            Anyway my fellow ally, I’m off to recharge my energy…

                            Did you have a Wii U? If you do, then we must add eachother next week…

              1. And dont forget his hypocrisy of hating such games like MK8 but turns around and says he’ll buy when its cheaper but when MK8 was selling for 50 instead of 60 that he’s complaining about, he’s still bitching.

                This ape is mentally retarded. This is one of those special cases that motherfuckers just chose to ditch their humanity and mentality for god knows what just to look pretty for other rejected fags like himself.

            1. Tallon Ridley XIII: Kalas

              *facepalm* Well least you aren’t talking like Donko & Nostalgia_w, so I’ll give you that. Maybe there is some hope for you after all. xD But for now, you’re still a loser, just less of a loser compared to the other two trolls.

          1. Sigh, bloody sociopaths who would actually wish death on anybody…

            Get well soon, Iwata. You’re awesome. Ruin their day.

          2. It’s probably nothing serious.

            If it was, he would have needed to take a break from the office as well.


            Maybe he just got serious jet lag last time at E3 and he doesn’t want it to happen again.

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          6. Just wanna say a few things:

            1. As much as I disapprove oe of his business choices, he’s entirely not a bad person and still has that proper responsibility in him so I wish for his best of health.

            2. This I have never witnessed such collection of mentally fucked black hearted morons in my whole life wishing for a decent person to die only because some one little fucking black game console box that didn’t want to go like Sony making it as powerful and similar as PS4 offering no originality and quality. Seriously, you trash excuses for living beings deserve the most unimaginable fates to happen, somwthing even worst than death that’ll make you wish it was you to die first instead.

            And 3. I’m back motherfuckers.

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