Nintendo ‘Diehard’ followers spent over $40,000 shopping for inventory after which requested prime executives why the corporate did not make extra fan-favorite sequence

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  • A gamer asked executives at this week’s shareholder meeting about resurrecting the “F-Zero” series of games.

  • He said he spent 5.6 million Japanese yen, or more than $40,000, on Nintendo stock for one unit of stock.

  • He told Insider that he’s been playing Nintendo games since he was a kid and is a “crazy fan”.

A gamer speak he spent more than 5.6 million Japanese yen, or more than $40,000 if converted to US dollars, on Nintendo stock, and used his opportunity to ask a question during the annual shareholder meeting. by the Japanese gaming giant on Wednesday about a fan-favorite series he wants to be revived.

Fans asked Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa if they would consider relaunching some of the fan-favorite game franchises, namely “F-Zero,” which is a series of racing games that haven’t been released yet. New item released since 2004 or not.

Nintendo did not respond to a request for comment.

The fan, who lives in Japan and uses an online interpreter to communicate, told Insider via Twitter direct message that he had bought 100 shares at 56,430 yen per share (or over $400). dollars per share in today’s dollars) in February after selling his shares in another company.

He wants to remain anonymous for privacy, but Twitter handle translation to Momiji. He told Insider that he’s a “crazy Nintendo fan.”

He was given the opportunity to attend the shareholder meeting after buying a unit of stock (100 shares), but said there was no guarantee he would be able to ask questions. It’s just a “bonus”.

“I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was a kid,” Momiji told Insider. “Among them, I can’t quite understand the speed of ‘F-Zero.'”

Game news site VGC translated Furukawa’s answer, which Momiji says is a correct interpretation: “The reality is that it’s very difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that we don’t have. people ask for, but we’re grateful and appreciative of the expectations our fans have for our game.”

Shinnya Takahashi, the company’s chief executive officer, gave a more upbeat answer.

“We’re always looking at how to develop new titles and remakes that can be enjoyed by many players,” he said, according to VGC.

In May, Nintendo announced that a 10-for-1 stock split would take effect on October 1, which would split each share into 10 shares and potentially make the company more attractive to consumers. with investors.

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