Dear Nintendo…

Satoru Iwata
President and CEO
Nintendo Company Ltd.
Kyoto, Japan

Dear Mr. Iwata,

Let me start by saying how much I admire your company. The Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo provided me with hundreds of hours of pure joy as a child. I still play Tecmo Super Bowl 3 regularly on my laptop through the magic of emulation.

I did buy the game all those years ago, so it’s legal.

But the prupose of this letter is a simple one.


What is it? Do you not like money? Or did you give them all to these rinky-dink companies on eBay for them to sell at a 40 percent mark-up?

I didn’t have a Wii last year, so I chuckled from afar as I watched people scramble around trying to find one at Christmas. Apparently, you didn’t make enough of those, either.

I don’t think I’m making an unreasonable request here. Just make a few extra Wii Fits and get them over here.

Or are you too busy running the Mariners into the ground?

Seriously, I tried on a new pair of pants this morning with little success. It’s clear to me that I need a little plastic board to tell me how fat I am and motivate me to make a postive life change. Or maybe I’ve walked into enough stores looking for the 2009 version of the holy grail of video gaming that it’s become a vendetta now.

At any rate, put the saki down and ship out some Wii Fits.


Randy Capps

P.S. Thanks for the Final Fantasy and Zelda games. Good times.


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One Response to “Dear Nintendo…”

  1. Michael Says:

    You wonder if it’s a market buzz deal where they intentionally limit supply, or a genuine lack of quality supplier and parts to meet their needs. Nintendo is very rigorous about their QC.

    If it makes you feel any better, we bought a Wii fit on launch day and had fun with it for less than 2 weeks!

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