Iwata Hits Out at Nikkei's "Gossip Magazine" Tactics
Posted by James Newton
Don't annoy the big man
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was very unhappy a quote attributed to him in Nikkei's report about Nintendo resurrecting Seaman for 3DS, and took to Twitter to give his side of the story.
While most outlets — including this one — picked up just on the Seaman story, apparently the original Japanese article quoted Iwata as saying unless Nintendo changes its ways as a matter of urgency, it would collapse.
On Monday there was an inaccurate report online. This sort of thing has continued repeatedly, with no context, self-serving language and the blurring of truth and fiction. I'm astonished to see gossip magazine techniques being used.
Iwata has regularly said Nintendo will stick to its core strengths, so it would be unexpected to say the least for him to say something so damaging about his own company. At least he knows how to use Twitter to set the record straight.