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Nintendo Says It is Ready for a Natural Disaster

Nintendo Says It is Ready for a Natural Disaster - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 July 2022 / 4,332 Views

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa in a shareholder Q&A during the Annual General Meeting was asked what its Business Continuity Plan is in the event of a natural disaster.

"Even if our business continuity is hindered by a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, or by some dangerous infectious disease which is highly contagious and could cause a serious medical condition, we have a documented response plan and have implemented various proactive measures so that we can restore operations as quickly as possible," said Furukawa.

"If a disaster occurs, we will convene a disaster response committee, headed by the president, that will act to confirm the safety of our employees, protect the integrity of company property, and secure personnel and communication systems for the recovery effort. In the realm of our development activities, backups are regularly made for critical information like the data for games currently in development.

Nintendo Says It is Ready for a Natural Disaster

"This allows us to restore the data as soon as possible should something happen. In manufacturing, we try to reduce overall risk by dispersing operations among multiple subcontractors wherever possible. This will allow us to mitigate the impact to manufacturing and procurement of materials in case a manufacturing partner's facility is damaged.

"With regard to individual business operations, we have always been working to ensure the smooth continuity of business by constantly reviewing our priorities in case of an emergency and by preparing action plans for each department during normal times. We also undertake disaster response training as needed.

"We will continue to pay close attention to providing the optimum BCP according to the development of our business."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments
ruffy37 (on 04 July 2022)

Disaster: Day of Crisis 2 comfirmed.

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VAMatt (on 05 July 2022)

"Fuck you nature! Bring it on!"

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KrspaceT (on 04 July 2022)

Do other companies get questions like this and the F-Zero question from a fan?

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Kakadu18 KrspaceT (on 04 July 2022)

Good question.

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Leynos KrspaceT (on 04 July 2022)

I don't think any fans both hate and love Nintendo like Nintendo fans. Just look at this forum

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pokoko KrspaceT (on 04 July 2022)

Questions about contingency plans? Most likely. Being prepared for emergency situations has become a part of business.

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DonFerrari KrspaceT (on 05 July 2022)

Of course they do. Now I don't remember a fan from other companies buying stocks yo be able to formally ask. Sony, SE and a few other companies I have seem pro-actively asking which games they would want most to have a sequel. (from defunct IPs).

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DonFerrari (on 05 July 2022)

Business Continuity Plan is basically a requirement for big companies. So nothing to see here =p

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Leynos (on 04 July 2022)

Oh man Nintendo is going to fund VanQuish 2, Metal Gear Rising 2, and Zone of the Enders 3. Japan will be flooded with fan tears of joy.

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CaptainExplosion (on 04 July 2022)
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