The “die-hard” Nintendo fan spent over $40,000 buying stock, then asked top executives why the company wasn’t making more of a fan-favorite series

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  • A gamer asked about the revival of the F-Zero series of games during a shareholders’ meeting this week.

  • He said he spent 5.6 million Japanese yen, or over $40,000, on Nintendo stock for a stock unit.

  • He told Insider that he’s been playing Nintendo games since he was a kid and is a “die-hard fan.”

a player said He spent over 5.6 million Japanese yen, or over $40,000, on Nintendo stock and took the opportunity to pop a question during the Japanese gaming giant’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday about a fan-favorite series he want to see revived.

The fan asked Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa if he had considered rebooting some of the most popular game franchises, most notably F-Zero, a racing game series that hasn’t seen a new entry since 2004.

Nintendo did not respond to requests for comment.

The fan, who lives in Japan and used an online translator to communicate, told Insider via Twitter direct messages that he bought 100 shares at 56,430 yen per share (or over $400 per share in today’s dollars) in February , after selling his shares in another company.

He wanted to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, but his Twitter Grip means momiji. He told Insider that he’s a “die-hard Nintendo fan.”

He was given the opportunity to attend the shareholders’ meeting after purchasing a share unit (100 shares), but there was no guarantee that he would be able to ask a question. That was just a “bonus”.

“I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was a kid,” Momiji told Insider. “Below them, I can’t get enough of the sense of speed of ‘F-Zero’.”

Gaming news site VGC translated Furukawa’s response, which Momiji said was an accurate interpretation: “It’s realistically difficult to develop new titles and remakes, including sequels, for every Nintendo game that people request, but we’re very grateful and appreciate the expectations our fans have for our games.”

Shinnya Takahashi, the company’s CEO, gave a more optimistic response.

“We’re always thinking about how we can develop new titles and remakes that can be enjoyed by many players,” he said, according to VGC.

In May, Nintendo announced that a 10-for-1 stock split would go into effect on October 1, splitting each share into 10 shares and potentially making the company more attractive to investors.

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