A blue ocean called humility
Nintendo’s officially at the top of the game once again. But the bigger they are… the harder it is to remain humble. Iwata speaks:
That’s probably Nintendo’s next obstacle is to not lose its internal energy and internal momentum. I believe my most important role right now is to prevent Nintendo from being in a company where people say, “Oh, Nintendo is arrogant,” “Nintendo has let its guard down,” or “Nintendo has lost its challenging spirit.” We want to avoid all of the pitfalls that can come from losing one’s momentum.
He’s behind on that goal already. If you ask me, i’ve never thought Nintendo wasn’t arrogant. It’s just that now they have a little more reason to be. Although it’s not enough to forgive that hour-long infomercial they put on at E3 and their general attitude towards the faithfuls and hopefuls.
Cockiness is in your proud Japanese blood, Nin. Just go with it.