Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida Highlights Brushes With Miiverse Law


It can be tempting to think of Nintendo as standing alone in terms of companies with powerful executives that are also charming, affable individuals; we see that side of Satoru Iwata and colleagues frequently in Nintendo Direct broadcasts. It'd be wrong to think these are qualities only found within Nintendo, however, as there are a number of other executives well known for similar qualities.

One example is Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida, who is not only prolific in engaging with fans via Twitter — also tweeting his support for small development projects — but also above company rivalries. He's spoken very sensibly about why he wants the Wii U to succeed, for example, while highlighting that he owns two of the systems.

He's also been active on Miiverse on occasion, and in an amusing aside as part of a public event discussing his career with Mark Cerny (reported by Engadget), he admits that he's fallen foul of Miiverse moderators and received two temporary bans.

The first time was because I had my Twitter account in my profile and that's against the rules. The second time is because I wrote, 'I love PS.' You're not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse, so they correctly interpreted 'PS' as 'PlayStation,'

This was shared with a laugh, we should add, so there's no concern of this becoming a diplomatic incident.

This humble writer has only had one telling off for missing a "spoiler" tag on one occasion, and bizarrely had the word "balls" auto-censored on the Wii Sports Club: Tennis Miiverse functionality. Have you gotten into any trouble on Miiverse?