Nintendo has never expressed interest in employing ´the father of the PlayStation´, Ken Kutaragi. MaxConsole wrongly translated a post on German news site GameFront (no direct link possible, post title ´Nintendo: Kein 'Headhunting' auf Ken Kutaragi´). Their article read:
At a press conference, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has commented on Kutaragi leaving [Sony]. According to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Iwata said that Nintendo was not currently headhunting Kutaragi. Generally, he thought that employing Kutaragi was an unlikely scenario.
Somehow, MaxConsole turned this into the following:
According to German games website Gamefront, Satoru Iwata of Nintendo declared that his team would love Playstation father Kek Kutaragi to join up with Nintnedo. The news comes following Kutaragi's 'de-motion' from Sony who is believed to his stated his next ventures would be independent of Sony.
EDIT Funnily, QJ has posted the same story, without linking to MaxConsole. So one of these media outlets copied the other without proper citation, which is now becoming obvious because of the blatant translation error they share. Tsk, tsk.
EDIT More news outlets have jumped the gun. GameRadar, GoNintendo and, consequently, PS3Fanboy carried the story. The latter´s affiliate, Engadget, put it right, though, by translating a Japanese Bloomberg report. I am sorry to say this, but not everyone seems to check their facts.
Sources: MaxConsole, GameFront (German)