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While not at the dizzy heights that it reached during the success of the Wii, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s approval rating with shareholders has made a marginal climb over the dramatic tumble that it suffered last year.

That saw it rise to 80.64 percent (777,999 approve, 169,240 against) which is just over a 3 percent rise from last year – where it fell to a threateningly low 77.26 percent (772,384 approve, 218,960 against). This had been largely caused by the ailing Wii U, which this year has sparked hope that it could soon change its fortunes after Mario Kart 8’s soaring sales and Nintendo’s successful E3 presence.

Iwata will hope to continually drive shareholder positivity to regain confidence, this year’s plans seeing the company deliver Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, as well as the new amiibo interactive figures.

Comparatively, nearly all of Nintendo’s board of directors approval ratings declined, including Shigeru Miyamoto who fell from 92.74 percent (927,149 approve, 64,197 oppose) to 86.81 percent (837,460 approve, 107,789 oppose).

[Thanks NeoGAF]

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.