The term "free-to-play" has become anathema to some gamers, and Nintendo doesn't seem to like it all that much either. In fact, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata says he believes that this trend is actively hurting their hardware business.
Last week's Q&A between Iwata and Nintendo's investors was published in English today, and it's full of businessy nuggets about how the company plans to turn their fortunes around. The Q&A is dense, stuffed with promises of new strategies and hopes that the upcoming releases of Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 will help move Wii Us after Nintendo's rough 2013. Iwata also reiterates the company's strategies to develop more Wii U games that show off what the GamePad can do.