What other company President would be seen scratching his bottom in a game trailer, wearing a massive Google camera on his back or staring at bananas for no reason just after unveiling a major console? No one and that's why we love Satoru Iwata!
The greatest thing about Iwata is that he actually started out as a programmer, working on Balloon Fight for NES. He actually knows what it's like to make games and that shows in his fascinating series of Iwata Asks interviews [laughs]. The second greatest thing about Iwata? Unboxing a Wii U with white gloves. Don't ever retire!
Anyway, here are some of the funniest moments in Iwata's 11 years as President. No, it doesn't include Vitality Sensor.
1. So Reggie. Who's your Daddy? (2005)
Let's take you back to 2004. Reggie make an amazing entrance by declaring: "My name is Reggie, I'm about kicking ass and taking names and we're about making games." Cue raucous whoops. A year later, here's Iwata's response
"My name is Iwata. I'm about making games..." Cue nervous laughter. "And I'm about playing games. Last night I played Super Smash Bros. That's my game. I kicked some you know what." Cue a few claps from the back.
"And I took his name. His name was Reggie. As Nintendo President I'm also about asking questions. So Reggie? Who's... your... Daddy?"
That response took 59 seconds. Iwata would get funnier. In about five years time...