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Nikkei Talked About Pokemon GO Being The Legacy Of The Late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

Nikkei posted an article discussing how Pokemon GO could be called a legacy of the late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. They said that “he was closely involved in the development of the smart phone game from the planning stage”. When Nintendo decided to enter the mobile gaming market in March of 2015, “Iwata wanted to create a smart phone game typical of Nintendo under his own initiative, but the ailing president had only limited time left to do it”. According to Nikkei, “he continued to work in a hospital room until the last moment, using his favorite PC and exchanging views on “Pokemon Go” with Tsunekazu Ishihara, the Pokemon Company’s president and his close friend”. Nikkei relayed remarks from an executive at a game-related company who knew Iwata well. They said that “children can enjoy ‘Pokemon Go’ without spending too much money. This is probably what Iwata-san aimed for”.

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18 comments

  1. But wasn’t Iwata the one who was like “Fuck that mobile shit! We keep our shit exclusive!”

    1. Considering how Pokemon Go blew up beyond expectation I think our bickering is unjustified. THey definitely have fixed the crashing issue among other things. It’s only natural it is the way it is now.

  2. Truly sad that he didn’t get to see just how crazy popular POGO became- he’d likely be proud (aside from the subjects of certain stories, you probably know the ones by now).

    Funny how much more of his legacy we’re learning about a year after his passing- he touched more bases than we realized.

  3. ||The First Order of Nintendo shall finish what you started…||

    ||Hallowed is Lord Iwata…||

    1. RIP Iwata san…
      I miss his videos a lot, the guy grew a little on me…
      This video fits in extremelly well btw…
      May his legacy continue to flourish years after his passing…

  4. Some dumb decisions aside, Iwata was for the people even if it was for the wrong group of people at times. Much respect for him since you can respect someone & still disagree with their methods & ideas. Like how enemy samurai would still show honor & respect toward one another back during the Feudal Era, or Warring States Period, of Japan.

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