Again I must say this is a big blow to Nintendo, but THIS SHOULD GET IWATA TO FIX THEIR PROBLEMS.
Japan’s prominent business and economy magazine Toyo Keizai ranks Japanese companies each year according to four different aspects of their business, including growth, profitability, safety, and scale. These sums for these categories are then added and ranked to determine how well a company is doing for the past year. The interesting thing about this list is that Nintendo has nearly dropped from it this year, thanks to the harsh news Nintendo delivered over the last week.
At the top of the list is Namco Bandai, jumping up to the 126th spot on the list versus being listed as 442nd last year. Here’s a full look at the jump for some major Japanese video game companies, including Sony, Capcom, Tecmo Koei, Konami, and Nintendo.
126th – Namco Bandai – Last year’s position: 442nd
157th – Broccoli – Last year’s position: not ranked
173rd – Nihon Falcom – Last year’s position: 215th
292nd – Sony – Last year’s position: 163rd
318th – Capcom – Last year’s position: 701st
363rd – Sega – Last year’s position: 133rd
363rd – Marvelous AQL – Last year’s position: not ranked
390th – Tecmo Koei – Last year’s position: 451st
567th – Konami – Last year’s position: 355th
1647th – Nintendo – Last year’s position: 219th
As you can see, Nintendo had a large fall from grace, being near the top of the list last year and dropping more than 1,000 places. The company received an excellent safety rating thanks to its huge bank account, but it suffered with profitability and scale, while growth nearly killed the Kyoto giant, ranking the lowest possible score. Ouch.
Hopefully Iwata can fix Nintendo. But only time will tell. Nintendo certainly is capable of fixing the situation. How many times do they prove the haters wrong? Infinitely is the answer lol.