Businesses are in it for the money. That’s the way of things. But there is something to be said for, you know, the other stuff, especially in the artistic production business like Nintendo is. Which something that, sadly, is more rare than you may think.
Case in point, at a Nintendo investor Q&A session this morning, one investor said the following, quoted directly without change; “I do not understand video games and I even feel angry because, at Nintendo’s shareholders’ meetings, the shareholders always discuss things relating to video games or such childish topics as “what the future of video games should be,” while I, for one, was flabbergasted that Mr. Iwata continues to hold his position although he had said that he would resign if the company’s performance were bad*.
I hope that Nintendo’s shareholders’ meeting will become an opportunity where the shareholders discuss the company’s business operations from the viewpoints of capital gain and dividends.”
Ah yes, capitalism at its apex. Investors who don’t understand the industry they work within and wish it didn’t matter. Money is the thing, and there is no other thing. This is how decisions get made.