Iwata Returns To Work After Surgery

Having recently undergone Bile Duct surgery, Nintendo CEO and media personality Satoru Iwata is apparently well enough to return to work. Even if you aren’t a Nintendo fan, you have to admire the guy, since the surgery was done to remove a tumor—no small matter. The surgery, which took place this past June, was responsible for his absence at E3, and fans were understandably concerned for his well-being. Thankfully, he seems finally to be out of the woods.

Iwata returns to a Nintendo that is having some impressive success with the rebounding Wii-U; the new console has seen an additional 610,000 units sold this past 2nd quarter alone.



Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. NuclearCherries
    October 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Iwata gets better and suddenly the Wii U is selling well…
    Coincidence? I think not!

  2. Viredae
    October 30, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Are you suggesting that Iwata’s lifeforce is somehow linked with the collective Wii U consciousness?

    … Because that would be super awesome.

  3. Mr0303
    October 30, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Miyamoto: “We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.”

    Nintendo Employee: Why are you replacing his heart with a Wii U tablet?

    Iwata: Please understand.