“Die hard” Nintendo fans spent over $ 40,000 to buy stock and asked top executives why the company wouldn’t make any more series that fans would love.


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  • Gamers asked executives about the resurgence of the game series “F-ZERO” at this week’s shareholders’ meeting.

  • It is said that Nintendo spent 5.6 million yen (more than $ 40,000) per share.

  • He told insiders that he has been playing Nintendo games since he was a kid and is an “enthusiastic fan.”

Gamer Said He spent more than 5.6 million yen on Nintendo shares, more than $ 40,000 in US dollars, and took the opportunity to ask questions about his favorite series of fans to revive at the annual shareholders meeting of Japanese game giants on Wednesday. Did.

Fans asked Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa if he was considering resuming a game franchise that was popular with fans, especially the racing game series “F-ZERO,” which hasn’t released new entries since 2004.

Nintendo did not respond to requests for comment.

Fans based in Japan who communicated with online translators sent another share to insiders via Twitter direct message in February for ¥ 56,430 per share (or 1 for today’s dollar). He said he bought 100 shares for (more than $ 400 per share). Company.

He wanted to remain anonymous for privacy, but his twitter The handle is converted to maple. “He’s an avid Nintendo fan,” he told insiders.

After purchasing one share (100 shares), he was given the opportunity to attend a shareholders’ meeting, but said there was no guarantee that he could ask questions. It was just a “bonus”.

“I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was a kid,” Momiji told insiders. “Among them, the sense of speed of’F-ZERO’is not enough,” he said.

Game news site VGC I translated Mr. Momagawa’s answer as an accurate interpretation. “It’s practically difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for each Nintendo game, but we appreciate the expectations of our fans.”

Shinya Takahashi, Managing Executive Officer of the company, responded more optimistically.

“We are always looking at ways to develop new titles and remakes that many players will enjoy,” he said, according to VGC.

In May, Nintendo announced that a 10: 1 stock split would take place on October 1st, with each stock split into 10 shares, which could make the company more attractive to investors.

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