Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's Drops Slightly

Small shifts across the board

The results from Nintendo's AGM are in, and as we already know, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata isn't going anywhere — his approval rating has actually risen over the past year by 3 percent.

Last year, his rating was 77.26 percent, but this year's figure is a slightly better 80.64 percent.

However, this rise was something of an anomaly, as elsewhere across Nintendo's board the ratings dropped slightly. Even Shigeru Miyamoto — the creator of some of Nintendo's most treasured franchises — saw his approval rating drop from 92.74 percent to 86.81 percent.

Could Iwata's ratings rise be connected to his recent health issues, and voters have given him a sympathetic boost? Or was the company's robust E3 showing the reason behind the jump? Let us know what you think by posting a comment below.

[via neogaf.com]