nintendo exec rave prophesy

“Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all run around in a darkened room munching pills and listening to repetitive music…” –

  • Kristian Wilson, CEO, Nintendo Gaming Corporation, Inc, 1989

Is this quote real? I’m seeing it quite often. It seems too good to be true. Does this person even exist?


It’s a joke that’s been circulating for quite a while, mainly as a tag-line on usenet. The attribution to Kristian Wilson is a recent addition.

There are Nintendo of America, Nintendo Software Technology, and Nintendo Co. Ltd. that exist, but no Nintendo Gaming Corperation exists.

You know, I do play a lot of video games in my life. I find myself always awake in the night, eating Altoids most of the time, listening to my favorite song over and over. :stuck_out_tongue:

Yup, no such “Nintendo Gaming Corporation”. The company would be “Nintendo of America”, here in the US of A. Also, Pac-Man had nothing to do with Nintendo, being produced by Namco, I believe.