If you thought being the president of a large multi-national corporation means you’re above getting banned on Miiverse, Sony president Shuhei Yoshida has a thing or to two tell you. In a recent interview with Engadget where Yoshida talks about the last 20 years of gaming history, Yoshida has revealed that he’s been banned from Miiverse twice. According to Yoshida the reasons were valid enough, so it’s not like Nintendo was punishing him for working for a competitor. “The first time was because I had my Twitter account in my profile and that’s against the rules. The second time is because I wrote, ‘I love PS.’ You’re not supposed to promote a commercial product in MiiVerse, so they correctly interpreted ‘PS’ as ‘PlayStation.” Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard Yoshida discuss the Wii U. Back in October of 2013, he admitted he has two Wii U consoles in his house and that he plays them regularly. In Decemeber of the same year, Yoshida defended the Wii U, stating it’s just getting started as a platform. local_offer Nintendo shuhei yoshida wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo shares up 20% since Switch launch What's your dumbest death in Breath of the Wild? Mario Kart 8 Switch vs Wii U comparison Miyamoto shot down this stamina regen idea for BoTW Nintendo Network maintenance this week Nintendo releases Zelda: Breath of the Wild a RyuNoHadouken cool story, bro Malco Owned bitch yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee … yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Miguel Angel Barrueta Hernánde he knew the rules he broke the rules he did it twice he pays the price jjbredesen Still hilarious! I have a lot of respect for this man, and the rules on Miivese are kind of stupid.. Here is his: “I Love PS” post: https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAABAADOUKlPwCZ9Cw And this is his user: https://miiverse.nintendo.net/users/ShuYoshida Magnus Eriksson Agree. Nintendo staff has a lot to learn from SONY. Daniel Gonzalez They certainly do. That’s how you promote. Perhaps a “I love NIntendo!” instead of a “Please understand” at a Nintendo Direct would do some good. Magnus Eriksson First I want to apologize that my body isnt ready for please understand 😀 jjbredesen I agree on certain aspects, in terms of promoting etc. they are a lot better, Nintendo makes better games, but Sony makes better hardware. Iwata should be replaced with yosp that would make a fantastic company. If Sony got Miyamoto PS4 would be fantastic on the software side to, they should merge into Ninony where Sony does hardware and Nintendo software! fireheartis1 Iwata doesn’t need to be replaced with Yoshida. Now if they came together and made one awesome console like you said that would rock hard, but Iwata is a genius when it comes to peripherals he just to go back and rethink the marketing strategy. I swear they still believe the name Wii is going to sell the Wii U. jjbredesen Yeah that is true, Iwata is not a bad CEO, but he is stuck in the past, but after the latest direct, i can see what the mean by becoming more western and it looks like it could work. DragonSilths Miiverse Admins you mean. Nintendo Dragon I would think they would have thought PS meant something else like a female part XD jjbredesen lol, well he has 2 daughters age 9 and 10 i think so i hope not XD Elitepwnsface Sounds like there are a lot of fanboys on miiverse. I don’t even bother with it haha. MerryBlind . There are none to be honest. I don’t got often on Miiverse, but every time I’ve interacted with random people on it, it was always very friendly conversations. People go on Miiverse to talk about the game they’re playing at the moment; not to flame. So far, the community is great (except a bit too juvenile sometimes, but that’s to be expected (though nothing like “lolz penis” since you get banned for those))! CoolDude5 How’d you come to that conclusion? The 1% posts that say the PS4 Sucks? 99% of the comments are either constructive/funny/wierd and in general very friendly toward Yoshida and Sony. On the flipside… go on PS4 Stream and mention Nintendo. HOO HOO BOY MY GOODNESS! But to be fair… PS4 Stream is not a nice place to talk with people in general. Daniel Gonzalez I think Nintendo fans would flip out too if it weren’t for the strict rules on Miiverse. Lol. It happens on both sides. It’s inevitable. I think if the same rules applied on PS4 Stream, it’d be a similar environment as Miiverse. Michael Ocampo actually there’s been some posts like those Elitepwnsface You are probably speaking the truth. Just something about fanboys that rubs me the wrong way. Carlos Webster Cool Nursery rime. Miguel Angel Barrueta Hernánde I also respect this man, hes one of the best out there, but that has nothing to do with the fact that he DID broke the rules, TWICE all hail the virtual boy! Tecpedz94 If i was gonna say i love Wiiu or 3ds it wouldn’t get banned though…. Sam I’m not surprised. Donaald “has a thing or TWO to tell you” Meh, those reasons seem pretty weak to me. J_Joestar well the twitter one is a pretty straight forward breaking of rules. Thomas Vienna Lol, who hasn’t? URFTBOUND4LIFE . I haven’t…..at least not yet ETeach Ditto. But every day I wonder if today will be the day XD Josiah Parsons Poor guy… uPadWatcher Never promote your game systems on a rival console on Miiverse. Daniel Gonzalez You’re right. He should have marketed it. Such a wasted opportunity. Ducked Exactly, he should have added some links on his profile to the PS4 The_fuzz_buzz I gotta say that I give this man quite a bit of respect. Because you wouldn’t see the top Microsoft guys playing on a Wii U, or trying to help encourage the product in the public eye. So instead of bashing it like Microsoft does, he was more than a good sport. abe PhilSspencer the then head of Microsoft studios and now head of Xbox often talks about how great Nintendo are, he recently slammed PlayStation all stars whilst praising smash bros and i’m sure he once said about playing his Wii U That guy who hates Spike He said he has a Wii U, and his family loves it. Peter Lythaby Ooh rebel!! Capt. Smoker That’s kinda mean…. he’s entitled to love ps, as are we all, yet Nintendo ban him for that?, petty move from a petty company in my opinion, poor mr Yoshida, he’s a nice guy, runs a good company too, maybe Mr Iwata should take a few pages out of his book, he seems to give the world what they want, Nintendo can’t even please their home soil with the piece of crap they call the Wii U. abe Miiverse rules say you can’t promote something not related to the community Capt. Smoker Pretty silly rule if you ask me, not like he was advertising his product or anything. jjbredesen Yeah you can get banned for just about anything, feel like Nintendo are being a little to over protective.. Capt. Smoker That’s what makes it such a piece of crap, too restrictive and far behind the others in terms of interesting and useful apps jjbredesen Yeah, its fun to use, but the fact that posts can’t be longer than 200 chars and all the rules makes it a annoying experience. Apart from that its fun to use, but i would like to be able to respond to individual comments to. btw whats you NNID`? Capt. Smoker I feel much the same, I love drawing so that’s a fun aspect of miiverse for me, if not the funniest part, my NNID is fullmetal87 lol at least I think it is, if you find a dude in a blue hat, that’ll be me Marko Kuku For a playstation executive to say “i love my brand” is what i see promoting his own Product, for an exec it’s fairly self-explainatory if he goes to his competitors forums and does this. But still i enjoyed Reading about Mr Yoshida’s Antics.. Daniel Gonzalez Makes me wonder what would happen if a fan just said ” I love using PS.” It’d suck to get banned if they were just talking about Photoshop. Marko Kuku not saying it cannot happen but it worries me a bit. lonewolf He will also get banned because he is promoting photoshop Stoo Nah, they wouldn’t have known it was him personally, it’s an automatic ban for promoting commercial products. We don’t want to see people spamming adverts for things (for example). You would also get banned for saying “drink coca cola”, even though Nintendo isn’t competing with that company. No references to other products or services, the rules are clear. Capt. Smoker Well…. if it’s automatic, I suppose I understand, now I understand why I got a warning for drawing that teddy bear from danganronpa and telling people they should watch it, hate how its so restrictive though… ETeach Well, that made me laugh XD Ducked Nintendo banned him because their jealous Daniel Gonzalez Isn’t it obvious? They just don’t like to be taught how to advertise. Certainly poor sports. ;P Yoshifan3 hey daniel, long time no see, just wanted to ask what do you think of mario kart 8? Ducked Certainly anthony optimo “Real recognize real” -Nas Nintenjoe82 What if he was saying “I love PS” on the Miiverse page for a VC Phantasy Star game? jjbredesen It could be a lot of things: Phosphatidylserine, a phospholipid Polystyrene, a common type of plastic Chloropicrin, a highly toxic chemical compound Ps, Positronium, pseudo-chemical symbol Adobe Photoshop, a graphics editor and creator by Adobe Parametric Stereo, feature used in digital audio .ps, filename extension for a file in PostScript format PostScript, a page description language PS Power and Sample Size, an interactive computer program for power and sample size calculations ps (Unix), an application that displays statistics on running processes MPEG program stream, an MPEG-2 container format .ps, the State of Palestine Internet domain extension or top-level domain (ccTLD) Ps or Static pressure is used in fluid mechanics and aviation PS Classics, a record label P.S. (film), a 2004 film P.S. (A Toad Retrospective), a compilation album of music by Toad the Wet Sprocket P.S. (album), a compilation album of film music by Goran Bregovic “PS”, 2003 song by The Books from the album The Lemon of Pink PS Publishing from the U.K. PlayStation, Phantasy Star, a series of video games Panayiotopoulos syndrome, a childhood seizure disorder Progeroid syndromes, a group of rare diseases causing premature aging Pulmonary stenosis or pulmonic stenosis, obstruction of the pulmonary artery of the heart Palau, FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code State of Palestine, ISO 3166 country code Police station, abbreviated to “PS” in British police slang Proton Synchrotron, a 1959 particle accelerator at CERN Parti Socialiste (disambiguation), French Partido Socialista (disambiguation), Spanish and Portuguese Partito Socialista (disambiguation), Italian Socialist Party of Albania Partia Socialiste Socialist Party of Chile Partido Socialista de Chile Socialist Party of Romania Partidul Socialist [din România] Positive Slovenia Social Democratic Party (Andorra) Partit Socialdemòcrata True Finns Perussuomalaiset Ps, for Pastor, a minister in a Pentecostal Christian Church Ps., abbreviation for Psalms, a book in the Tanakh or Christian Bible PS, prefix used to identify a vessel as a Paddle steamer Ukraine International Airlines, IATA airline designator Pacific Southwest Airlines, former IATA airline designator of defunct airline ps, picosecond, 10−12 second, SI unit of time Ps, Petasecond, 1015 seconds, SI unit of time pS, picosiemens, SI unit of electric conductance Pferdestärke (PS), abbreviation of the German term for metric horsepower Postscript, writing added after the main body of a letter Pashto language, ISO 639 alpha-2 language code Prefix for US public school (government funded), e.g., P.S. 45 etc. so perhaps it was not playstation he was talking about XD Rinslowe That would have been one hell of a point, if the “comment” wasn’t made from an executive manager @ one of Nintendo’s largest competitors… Lol. I’m not saying I agree with every rule Miiverse apparently has. But that was kind of a predictable outcome. jjbredesen I know, but everyone has got to be treated equally 😛 Rinslowe Oh I think that was dealt with in equality to the cheekiness of promoting your own product on your competitors online service. Lol. It doesn’t look like much to me and for all intents and purposes it really isn’t more than a cheeky sense of humour… jjbredesen Yeah Yosp seems like a really cool guy, and i am sure i did not mean anyting with it XD Zanzama So never ever use the term “lol” in miiverse. Who knows? You might receive a ban for promoting League of Legends? Rinslowe League of Lol’s… Lol. FutureFox Unless Nintendo simply mapped his username, real name and age together with the comment posted to assume he was the real deal. jjbredesen They knew it was him, he posted it public XD FutureFox Wouldn’t be the first time someone made a username based on another person’s real name (especially to troll). Do you really believe the actual Reggie Fils-Aime comments on here? Point is Nintendo presumably has some simple filters in place, even it is just match username with prominent competitor personal and just ban based on certain likely criteria. jjbredesen I do not believe it was the real Reggie as i was the one behind the account 😛 My IP was banned from here for reasons that is between me and WUD, and when it was unbanned only this account was functional, that is why Reggie is no longer here XD FutureFox Whoa! Revelations. So the diabolical plot thickens….. ; ) Michael Ocampo NOOOO!!! BRING THE REGGINATOR BACK!!! XD jjbredesen Thinking of doing it, just need to make a new account and make some good jokes, i was running out of them and people where getting annoyed at the amount of upvotes he got, but he will be back 😉 Michael Ocampo Prep your body and then come back when it’s ready!! XD jjbredesen Yes sir, my body is —-> soon ready xD Michael Ocampo OH YEAAAH!! I kinda miss that guy! Robinpreet Sidhu How long did you work on this? LOL! jjbredesen 10-15 mins XD Stephen Macneil Shu is awesome! Unban him, he loves Nintendo. FutureFox Competitor research in the guise of love and family fun. ZeldaFan83 Its pretty sad how easy and quick you will get banned for the most ridiculous things. I got in trouble once because at the end of my profile comment I said “Feel free to follow me”. Its not like I was saying you must follow me or add me as a friend. If you want to follow me you can and if not than no big deal. Its just sad…there’s no freedom on Miiverse. TCar Good for Nintendo. Too many people try to take topics down the wrong path. Stay on topic and you don’t have anything to worry about! Also, follow the rules; they aren’t that hard to follow! Petri 3 posts… scribbles of an 3 year old… and over 2000 followers. jjbredesen He got banned, so he has not made anymore posts :P, but yeah his drawing skills suck XD Petri I do not believe he got permanently banned. I’ve made some stupid posts in Miiverse, and those only got deleted. Most of them was interpreted “offensively”, and 1 endorsement for criminal activity. I simply speculated that current Resident Evil developers were smoking something groovy. jjbredesen Well thats true, but he was banned 2 times and since there has been no activity, he has a new user that nobody knows about?? He has 2 Wii U’s and 2 daughters so they probably use the systems more, and have there own Miiverse accounts? And your post was on topic his was not. Robinpreet Sidhu Well if English isn’t his first language then it is fine, if it is then yeah it sucks. Petri Would have been cute if Iwata had been on his friends list, but no dice. Daniel Gonzalez For using the post “I Iove PS,” 15,000 Wii U owners ended up buying a PS4. I don’t blame Nintendo on this. A few words make such a powerful tool. Good work, Shuhei. http://replygif.net/i/1095.gif TheRealTruthTeller i want a PS4 just for the PlayRoom thingy, anything else is balls on that console Robinpreet Sidhu I want it to give it away for double the price! InterTreble A complete idiot! Ahahah! “I love PS” denotes the mentality and the maturity of Sony people… They can sell 400€ pieces of furniture without games to milions of people, but we’d rather have fun and enjoy with games, not spam and troll all days. An now shut up, mr Yoshit! 😉 Yoshifan3 ALERT: watch out for this fanboy. Christian Schoff Yeah he makes Wii U players look bad. I want to smack him in the face with my Gamepad. TaintedXGamer maybe he need the Wiimote – nunchuck combo Beating InterTreble Laugh sometimes in your life, man… 😉 X3Charlie You can use miiverse to interact with other gamers. But that’s where it ends, if you start getting too close you’ll be banned because you’re clearly a pedophile, please understand. J_Joestar well it is the sad truth that happened on swapnotes. i miss nikki… leo #Leave Yoshida Alone! leo I love Photo Shop Dáibhí wotshissurname So he got banned because he said he likes PlayStation. I once said some lovely stuff about Edge from Two Tribes which could easily be considered as subliminal advertising. So saying your praises for a game (a.k.a. a commercial product) on Miiverse is essentially a way of that product getting street cred. See thee irony I’m getting at here? (Although I guess you could argue with me on that) PachterStation I have one Wii U in my house. It’s become an ornament. If anyone has any news on a bucket load of new games, give me a nudge. I’ll be getting Mario Kart 8, but after that, it’ll be good night Vienna. Powering up my Wii U for Mario Kart 8 might put it into shock. Looking at the Wii U manual, there’s nothing about this in the troubleshoot section. Marko Kuku Tried Golden Sun? or Metroid Fusion? I’m playing Super Mario Bros Deluxe on my 3DS and falling in love with old school gaming again. <3 Yousif Alromaithi Patcher has a Wii U now I know who is trolling. Rinslowe That’s because you’re too busy ducking for cover as the internet comes crashing down around you “Science”… Robinpreet Sidhu PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yousif Alromaithi he was trolling thats why. Man I hate my Miiverse the users are sometimes crazy. Gethoff Mahfacebuk Publicly say you enjoy the product that has ZERO chance of beating you, as opposed to having much to say about the X-Bone. Now there’s a smart man. Leo “I love PS” – if i were Nintendo i would ban him forever. The Batman Nor Sony or Microsoft ban people for saying I love >insert other company<, for Nintendo to do it is just so childish. lamLisa You’re wrong. Just. So. Wrong. Go back to eating your cheetos and leave the gaming discussion to the adults who understand. FutureFox Wonder if Shu could have said, ” IPS Freely” and gotten away with it? SP-937-215 I got censored for saying the word “poop” when referring to Wii shovelware. devmiles mii verse is so fucking pathetic.. i got banned so many times for really nothing. is there some stupid nintendo nerd behind the desks checking whatever people say..? actually i don’t even care the whole mii verse thing anymore, there is nothing really you can do besides post some shit and get banned.. really pathetic.. a place where 8 year old kids can hang out.. there is no facebook, twitter connection, or more open web connection thing going on. ok, i know it’s a console and it’s about the games but also that is very questionable besides a handful of reasonable titles. fail fail fail David Horowitz At least he’s a good sport about it, and still likes his Wii Us. David Horowitz It’s a funny story, though! Golden Gamer Gosh, he didn’t even get a warning for it! Shane Michaels Can I just say that this changes nothing? Nintendo will continue to be ostracized. President Obama himself could advocate the console, and people would just complain about it even more. Except for the kids, who just troll because it’s “cool.” Kristian Kouvo How can you delete these administrator messages? I have one because I added my homepage in my Profile and had to “correct it”. So now am stuck with some admin message forever. Hey I fixed it already, let me now delete the message. In the other hand cannot they create there autocheck of HTTP, WWW and other texts like that and warn in beforehand? Because Miiverse let’s you do it, it looks like it is accepted, then afterwards not. Also lot of unnecessary work for Nintendo staff.