Sony President Shuhei Yoshida Was Banned Twice from Miiverse, Speaks About His Work With “Father of Playstation”

President of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, revealed in a conversation with PS4 Lead Architect Mark Cerny that he had been banned from Nintendo’s online forum and social networking space MiiVerse. Not once either. Two times. According to Yoshida:

The first time was because I had my Twitter account in my profile and that’s against the rules…. The second time is because I wrote, ‘I love PS.’ You’re not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse, so they correctly interpreted “PS” as “PlayStation.”

He also reminisces about his work with Ken Kutaragi, the man widely known as the “Father of the Playstation.” Working with the legend was often difficult as he constantly switched directions and instructions in a matter of days. However Yoshida remembered being given a rare compliment from Kutaragi.

I was complimented by Ken twice! When I say this to my colleagues, they say “twice? That’s a lot!”

It’s always interesting to see a more human side to these corporation heads, even if that side is sillier or more flawed than what we expected.

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  • Kiyoshi

    What was the compliment? what was it?! D:

  • superkarma

    Oh Nintendo…so silly.

  • Ritsujun

    LOOOL @ Nintend00.

  • CervantesPR

    nitendo being dumb as always.

    • stealth20k

      When you call a company dumb, you might want to spell the name correctly.

  • James

    β€˜I love PS.’

    Ha! Shuhei trollin’ in MiiVerse.

  • Delsin Row

    if you hear me shuhei ” i love PS more than you do ” πŸ˜€
    nintendo forum is like a third universe. if you have twitter account in your profile they will ban you ! 😐

  • islan

    ” You’re not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse”

    Yet you can say “I <3 Nintendo" all day long on it? Seriously, that's all anyone ever says on the darn thing.

  • MTM2

    Nintendo throwing out trivial bans left and right, then wonder why there’s such a weak online community on Wii U.

  • Jorge Jimenez

    Shuhei is so damn adorable.

  • stealth20k

    And yet my PSN got hacked, so far my Nintendo accounts have been safe. It is all about priorities.

  • Homer Ruglia Beoulve

    Now more people will ride the Nintendo hate bandwagon. Thanks Yoshida.