The man we associate as the face of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has admitted that there is a chance that he may resign.
Whilst Nintendo as a company are responsible for business decisions and development, the Nintendo boss himself feels that he is to blame for the company's shortcomings over the last two years. Iwata apologised to investors after Nintendo's financial briefing yesterday, adamant that he may resign if a 100 billion yen ($1.09 billion USD) operating income target isn't met by the end of the upcoming fiscal year: March 31st 2014.
Nintendo are currently on target to make a loss on operating profit for the current fiscal year, making the new goal a rather large one. With a slew of first party software due in 2013 including a high-definition Legend of Zelda game, a new generation of Pokémon and possible releases for new Mario games - the 100 billion yen target might just be achievable.
In order to express this commitment to restoring the Nintendo business, Iwata has put himself in the firing line.