Iwata’s Approval Rating Increases by 3%, Miyamoto’s Drops 6%

on July 1, 2014 10:15 AM

The approval ratings for Shigeru Miyamoto, CEO/President Satoru Iwata and other important executives at Nintendo has been released and the results are interesting, to say the least.

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Iwata’s approval rating has increased by three percent, which brings him to 80.64%. Miyamoto, on the other hand, has dropped to 86.81% — a six percent decline. The numbers aren’t very surprising, as Iwata seems to have a strong plan for Nintendo’s future, while Miyamoto’s role in the company has decreased by his own volition; not to mention the new IPs he’s developing which probably isn’t instilling much investor trust.

The other board members experienced minor to fair drops as well, and there was of course a new director elected (the previous one retire). That director, Naoki Mizutani, debuted with a strong 94.03 percent approval rating. A handy comparison of last year’s ratings versus this year’s can be found below (thanks Aquamarine for compiling the data):

Last year:

Satoru Iwata
Approve: 772,384
Oppose: 218,960
Approval Rating: 77.26%

This year:

Satoru Iwata
Approve: 777,999
Oppose: 169,240
Approval Rating: 80.64%

Last year:

Genyo Takeda
Approve: 927,081
Oppose: 64,265
Approval Rating: 92.73%

This year:

Genyo Takeda
Approve: 837,426
Oppose: 107,823
Approval Rating: 86.80%

Last year:

Shigeru Miyamoto
Approve: 927,149
Oppose: 64,197
Approval Rating: 92.74%

This year:

Shigeru Miyamoto
Approve: 837,460
Oppose: 107,789
Approval Rating: 86.81%

Last year:

Tatsumi Kimishima
Approve: 927,930
Oppose: 63,418
Approval Rating: 92.82%

This year:

Tatsumi Kimishima
Approve: 859,709
Oppose: 85,541
Approval Rating: 89.11%

Last year:

Kaoru Takemura
Approve: 927,931
Oppose: 63,417
Approval Rating: 92.82%

This year:

DIRECTOR RETIRED

Last year:

Shigeyuki Takahashi
Approve: 936,553
Oppose: 54,795
Approval Rating: 93.68%

This year:

Shigeyuki Takahashi
Approve: 900,275
Oppose: 44,975
Approval Rating: 93.32%

Last year:

Satoshi Yamato
Approve: 936,628
Oppose: 54,720
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

Satoshi Yamato
Approve: 900,394
Oppose: 44,856
Approval Rating: 93.33%

Last year:

Susumu Tanaka
Approve: 936,635
Oppose: 54,713
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

Susumu Tanaka
Approve: 900,404
Oppose: 44,846
Approval Rating: 93.33%

Last year:

Shinya Takahashi
Approve: 936,609
Oppose: 54,739
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

Shinya Takahashi
Approve: 900,401
Oppose: 44,849
Approval Rating: 93.33%

Last year:

Hirokazu Shinshi
Approve: 936,576
Oppose: 54,772
Approval Rating: 93.68%

This year:

Hirokazu Shinshi
Approve: 900,418
Oppose: 44,832
Approval Rating: 93.33%

Last year:

NEW DIRECTOR

This year:

Naoki Mizutani
Approve: 907,111
Oppose: 40,130
Approval Rating: 94.03

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