Yesterday, there was a story doing the rounds about a Nintendo shareholder who asked the company if they had any plans to revive past IPs such as the futuristic racing series F-Zero, the RPG Baten Kaitos, and various other titles like Wario Land.
It turns out this question didn’t come cheap. Speaking to Business Insider, the individual known as ‘Momiji‘ on social media, revealed how he spent over 5.6 million Japanese yen (over $40,000 USD) on Nintendo stock just to ask Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa the question during the company’s latest shareholder meeting.
The same individual, who described himself as a “die-hard Nintendo fan”, bought 100 Nintendo shares in February priced at 56,430 yen per share (over $400 USD per share), after selling stock in another company. He’s been playing Nintendo games since he was a child and apparently can’t get enough of the sense of speed in F-Zero.
In the lead-up to the shareholder meeting, there was no guarantee he would be able to ask a question. This was supposedly a “bonus” in the end. Business Insider also notes how 100 shares of stock are required in order to gain direct access to Nintendo’s shareholder meeting.
“It is realistically difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people request, but we are very grateful and appreciate the expectations our fans have for our games”
“We are always considering how to develop new titles and remakes that can be enjoyed by many players.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard a response like this from Nintendo. As for F-Zero, its absence has raised concerns about the future of the series, but there are people out there (including past Nintendo employees) who seem to think there’s still hope.
What are your thoughts about all of this? Was it worth it? Tell us in the comments.