Nintendo's Russian branch is seemingly rife with mismanagement. Following yesterday's news Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! would only be available in limited supplies - leaving many locals scratching their heads - a video has now emerged online of the Nintendo Russia CEO Yasha Haddaji losing his temper on an official live stream featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
In the video replay - which features some bad language - the CEO can be seen in the background of the 'Level Up Days' live stream losing his temper at staff. For unknown reasons, staff are confused about whether or not the stream is actually live and before you know it, Haddaji appears in the background to give everyone a mouthful. Much like the surrounding employees off-cam, he seems to have no idea if the stream is actually live - all while the two active players sit there awkwardly and endure the unpleasant experience.
While a lot of the dialogue is inaudible, the CEO throws down a number of f-bombs and threatens to fire anyone he can. The entire scene ends with him briefly returning to the background of the stream and demanding it is turned off. It's admittedly a side of Nintendo we've never seen before, and likely isolated to this particular branch.
If it wasn't already clear by now, the guy steering the ship in Russia doesn't seem to have many friends within his branch. Haddaji is apparently responsible for limited Let's Go, Eevee! stock due to the belief it would not sell, but he also allegedly decided to not stock the new Pokémon Trading Card Game expansions.
Local fans of the company are now hoping Nintendo Europe can step in and find a "passionate" individual to replace him - and now this video is live, that day might come sooner rather than later.