GoNintendo has announced it will no longer share any of Michael Pachter’s commentary on the industry. In response to his harsh comments regarding the late Satoru Iwata, the popular news source has said the analyst will no longer feature on their site. This is certainly a strong stance to take, Pachter being one of the best known video games analysts around. However, his comments were certainly unnecessarily harsh, referring to Nintendo’s former CEO as “the late and not so great Satoru Iwata”. What do you think of GoNintendo’s decision? Tell us below.
In the most recent episode of Pachter Factor, analyst Michael Pachter mentions Satoru Iwata in passing. During his statement, Pachter says (3:30 mark), “the late and not so great Satoru Iwata.” Whether or not Pachter believes Iwata’s contributions to the industry were important is one thing. To take a jab at a man no longer with us just disgusts me, especially when most of us recognize how kind-hearted Mr. Iwata was.
Again, I take no issue if Pachter doesn’t feel Iwata’s works merit and positive commentary. There are plenty of business decisions the man made that many analysts disagree with. That said, I take issue with how his remark is nothing but a petty jab at a man that we lost due to illness.
From here on out, we will not be covering anything else Michael Pachter shares in his analysis or commentary.