Neoseeker : News : Miyamoto unconcerned by Wii U sales, says Nintendo didn't focus on online for sake of mass appeal
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XXIV Mar 12, 13
Question; is Miyamoto ever NOT smiling?
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bluexy Mar 12, 13
XXIV The day Miyamoto stop smiling is the day Nintendo dies.
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SpOOK Mar 12, 13
It's not his real face.
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Tenklis Mar 12, 13
Hopefully they start releasing classic console games with online multiplayer / leaderboards. Secret of mana anyone?
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THM Mar 12, 13
Shigeru Miyamoto doesn't worry about Wii U's lackluster sales as long as he keeps getting millions of dollars/yen each year...Typical Greedy CEO!!!
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XXIV Mar 12, 13
THM
quote From an article on The Escapist
Nintendo, being a Japanese company, naturally complied. It revealed that its CEO Satoru Iwata pulled in ¥187 million ($2.11m) last year, though just ¥68 million ($0.77m) of that was his salary - the rest included performance-based bonuses. A six-man group of Nintendo board members that included the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto, on the other hand, pulled in ¥100 million ($1.13m) in total, which indicates that Mr. Miyamoto's claims of refusing exorbitant salaries in order to remain more in line with his lesser-known coworkers are probably true.

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer, meanwhile, pulled down a salary of ¥816.5 million ($9.20m) - though, to be fair, Sony is much bigger than just its PlayStation division - while Square-Enix boss Yoichi Wada earned ¥240 million ($2.70m) and Sega Sammy CEO Osamu Satomi raked in ¥435 million ($4.90m).

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Pacific, Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is thought to have received $3.15 million in pay last year. However, according to GI.biz, Kotick's salary looks relatively meager next to that of rival EA's CEO John Riccitiello, who made $9.85 million during the same year.

That's a lot of money being thrown around, and it's interesting to note that the salaries seem to have no correlation with the performance of their respective companies. Iwata and Miyamoto are earning chump change compared to their equivalents at other publishers, and yet Nintendo is eating everybody else's lunch.
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ims2golfer Mar 12, 13
quote THM
Shigeru Miyamoto doesn't worry about Wii U's lackluster sales as long as he keeps getting millions of dollars/yen each year...Typical Greedy CEO!!!
worrying about sales =not greedy CEO?
Because Logic.
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THM Mar 12, 13
quote XXIV
THM
quote From an article on The Escapist
Nintendo, being a Japanese company, naturally complied. It revealed that its CEO Satoru Iwata pulled in ¥187 million ($2.11m) last year, though just ¥68 million ($0.77m) of that was his salary - the rest included performance-based bonuses. A six-man group of Nintendo board members that included the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto, on the other hand, pulled in ¥100 million ($1.13m) in total, which indicates that Mr. Miyamoto's claims of refusing exorbitant salaries in order to remain more in line with his lesser-known coworkers are probably true.

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer, meanwhile, pulled down a salary of ¥816.5 million ($9.20m) - though, to be fair, Sony is much bigger than just its PlayStation division - while Square-Enix boss Yoichi Wada earned ¥240 million ($2.70m) and Sega Sammy CEO Osamu Satomi raked in ¥435 million ($4.90m).

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Pacific, Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is thought to have received $3.15 million in pay last year. However, according to GI.biz, Kotick's salary looks relatively meager next to that of rival EA's CEO John Riccitiello, who made $9.85 million during the same year.

That's a lot of money being thrown around, and it's interesting to note that the salaries seem to have no correlation with the performance of their respective companies. Iwata and Miyamoto are earning chump change compared to their equivalents at other publishers, and yet Nintendo is eating everybody else's lunch.
Although the figures may look believable, to some extent, I still believe that Shigeru Miyamoto still have some other forms of income that indirectly come form Nintendo division or elsewhere...Someone published the salaries of some CEOs doesn't necessarily mean we have to believe it...
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THM Mar 12, 13
quote ims2golfer
quote THM
Shigeru Miyamoto doesn't worry about Wii U's lackluster sales as long as he keeps getting millions of dollars/yen each year...Typical Greedy CEO!!!
worrying about sales =not greedy CEO?
Because Logic.
I think so, but, in my opinion, Shigeru Miyamoto still have some plans about Wii U's sales late this year, i.e. 'a massive price cut' to compete with PS4 and Xbox 720 in early-mid 2014.
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XXIV Mar 12, 13
THM
I thought you had noticed from the article, but Miyamoto isn't the CEO. That position belongs to Iwata. Miyamoto is in charge of Nintendo EAD.
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THM Mar 12, 13
quote XXIV
THM
I thought you had noticed from the article, but Miyamoto isn't the CEO. That position belongs to Iwata. Miyamoto is in charge of Nintendo EAD.
I see...Also, CEO is a modern 21st century meaning for greedy senior or board member guys (including guys at the Wall St.). That's why I used the term CEO in my first comment.
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DedValve Mar 12, 13
quote THM
quote XXIV
THM
I thought you had noticed from the article, but Miyamoto isn't the CEO. That position belongs to Iwata. Miyamoto is in charge of Nintendo EAD.
I see...Also, CEO is a modern 21st century meaning for greedy senior or board member guys (including guys at the Wall St.). That's why I used the term CEO in my first comment.

I honestly don't know how I should respond to this.
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THM Mar 12, 13
quote Ded Valve
quote THM
quote XXIV
THM
I thought you had noticed from the article, but Miyamoto isn't the CEO. That position belongs to Iwata. Miyamoto is in charge of Nintendo EAD.
I see...Also, CEO is a modern 21st century meaning for greedy senior or board member guys (including guys at the Wall St.). That's why I used the term CEO in my first comment.

I honestly don't know how I should respond to this.
......Ded Valve, you usually have a lot to say??
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XXIV Mar 12, 13
CEO, as listed in the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus:
CEO n: the executive with the chief decision-making authority in an organization or business.
No mention of being a greedy b*******. Besides, Iwata took a huge pay cut to compensate for the enormous price cut the 3DS received. Totally greedy man right there, especially when you compare his enormous salary to the likes of former Sony CEO Howard Stringer with his paltry $9.2m. Such a horrible man with low scruples and morality.
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