If not whiniest, why would you go to a company where consumers bootlick and kiss arse? And then rely on said arsekissing and bootlicking as 'valid feedback' as stated with the MiiVerse being used as a place of feedback? What kind of idiot goes within their own userbase for feedback?
Well people made a meme about him, like that "Kevin Butler" guy from Sony, so he seems to be helping the sales. He's just a face that reminds people of Nintendo, and sometimes that is enough to sell things. If he wasn't liked, he'd probably be fired by now.
Plus, I'm not sure what his complete job requirements are.
Why question it? He's pretty much there to sell shit, like most company presidents. And he must be doing a good job, because NOA is selling shit faster than something that sells shit fast(I know that's bad but get over it).
Hmm, true. Even if it does turn out to be a financial flop, I don't think it'll hit Nintendo hard. They'll just scrape together some cash, release yet another DS varient, and push out sequels, remakes, and reboots of their various series. And people will eat it up.