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News: Nintendo Is Sorry For Wii U Load Times, Is Working On A Fix

Nintendo Is Sorry For Wii U Load Times, Is Working On A Fix

Satoru Iwata apologises for lengthy waits when switching between applications

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has publicly apologised for the lengthy loading times endured by Wii U users when moving around the console's operating system. The comments were delivered in a Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast. Iwata admitted that the load times were an...

Feature: Memorable Nintendo Direct Moments

Memorable Nintendo Direct Moments

Bringing ten memories direct, to you

Over the years, Nintendo’s press conferences have produced some truly memorable moments, showcasing the fun that is at the heart of the company’s development philosophy. E3 showcases for games such as Wii Sports and Wii Fit became show highlights for many attendees, which not only served to promote and...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The North American Presentation Live

Watch The North American Presentation Live

Wii U and 3DS titles to be revealed?

Japan has had its turn, now it time for North America to get the Nintendo Direct treatment. At 9AM PT (12PM ET) Nintendo of America will hold yet another Nintendo Direct presentation, focusing on forthcoming Wii U and 3DS software due to be released both this year and early in 2013. The event will last for around...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The European Presentation Live

Watch The European Presentation Live

Find out what's in store for European gamers in 2013

Following on from this morning's Japanese presentation and running alongside the North American event, Europe's Nintendo Direct is taking place at 5PM UK time. On the agenda are Wii U and 3DS titles for the remainder of 2012 and early 2013. As always, we'll be providing comments as the event...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The Japanese Wii U Presentation Live

Watch The Japanese Wii U Presentation Live

Covering the Wii U launch in Japan

You may not realise it, but the Wii U hasn't actually launched in its native Japan yet. Us lucky westerners may already be knee-deep in Mario, ZombiU and Miiverse, but in the Land of the Rising Sun the system doesn't hit store shelves until the 8th of December. While the Nintendo Direct presentations for North...

News: This Week's European Nintendo Direct To Focus On Wii U And 3DS Games

This Week's European Nintendo Direct To Focus On Wii U And 3DS Games

2012 and beyond

Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that a Nintendo Direct presentation will take place on the 5th December (that's tomorrow). The presentation will occur at 5PM UK time and will focus on 2012 and "early 2013" software for the Wii U and 3DS. It will be hosted by Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata. As always, we'll be covering...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Players Have Snagged Over 300 Billion Coins

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Players Have Snagged Over 300 Billion Coins

Nintendo Direct delivers the happy news, DLC launched to celebrate

Nintendo Japan released a new Nintendo Direct presentation yesterday in which president Satoru Iwata announced that over 300 billion coins had been collected by New Super Mario Bros. 2 players worldwide. To mark the proud occasion, a DLC level pack has been made available free of...

News: Wii U External Hard Drive Usage Outlined by Satoru Iwata

Wii U External Hard Drive Usage Outlined by Satoru Iwata

Up to 2TB supported

For those of you that have watched today's Nintendo Direct broadcast — you can check it out here — you'll have seen lots of graphics of external hard drives, Wii U systems and some interesting demonstrations with large science lab-style glass jars. There was some pretty good news from Satoru Iwata, and a few small things that...

News: Wii U GamePad Will Not Have Backward Compatibility

Wii U GamePad Will Not Have Backward Compatibility

Not just yet, anyway...

We've already argued that backwards compatibility is an important aspect when purchasing a console, and Wii U is no different. The latest Nintendo Direct provides us with new infomation on playing previous software titles — including WiiWare and Virtual Console — and how they will not be playable on the Wii U GamePad,...

News: Wii U Chat To Include Drawing on GamePad Screen

Wii U Chat To Include Drawing on GamePad Screen

We fear the consequences

One of the smaller demonstrations in today's Wii U Nintendo Direct was that for Wii U Chat, the feature briefly shown prior to E3. Using the GamePad stand — though simply holding the controller is an option — Satoru Iwata called up Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime for a chat. Reggie did even say a few lines in...

News: Japanese Nintendo Direct Confirmed For 7th November

Japanese Nintendo Direct Confirmed For 7th November

Miiverse will be the main focus

With Wii U on the horizon, Nintendo has revealed yet another Nintendo Direct broadcast for Japan at short notice. The presentation will focus on Miiverse, which isn't a surprise as we reported last month that this was expected to happen close to the console's launch. The presentation will be approximately 35 minutes...

News: Nintendo Direct Broadcasts Attracting Around One Million Viewers

Nintendo Direct Broadcasts Attracting Around One Million Viewers

Videos proving popular with both core and casual players

The investor Q&A Nintendo held recently is throwing up all kinds of interesting stories. We already know that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is warming to the idea of smartphones and has intentionally held back Wii U launch titles, and we now have some illuminating figures relating to the...

News: Watch the Translated GameCenter CX vs. Iwata Asks Segment Right Here

Watch the Translated GameCenter CX vs. Iwata Asks Segment Right Here

Fresh from Japan

If you watched last week's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation you'll know that at the end there was a special GameCenter CX segment featuring none other than Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. For those of you that don't know, GameCenter CX (known in the west as Retro Game Master) is a TV show starring Shinya Arino, who plays...

News: Miiverse To Be Detailed In An Upcoming Nintendo Direct

Miiverse To Be Detailed In An Upcoming Nintendo Direct

"Sometime" before launch

Nintendo has been worryingly quiet on what the Wii U dashboard and online functionality might entail on its new console. One thing we do know is that it plans to have a "social network" style presence with Miiverse, a place where gamers can see what games one another is playing and help each other progress through particular...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The Japanese Presentation Live

Watch The Japanese Presentation Live

Live analysis provided at no additional cost

Nintendo of Japan will host a new Nintendo Direct presentation today at 8PM JST (around 4AM PST for North American readers, and 12PM BST for those of you in UK). The presentation is expected to focus on both the Wii U and 3DS, and will last around an hour. It will be followed by a selection of trailers...

News: North American Nintendo Direct To Air on 25th October

North American Nintendo Direct To Air on 25th October

Come and spend some time with Reggie

It might be a little late for the announcement, but Nintendo of America has announced a new Nintendo Direct broadcast, which is set to air tomorrow at 7am Pacific / 9am Central / 10am Eastern / 3pm British Standard and 4pm Central European time. As posted on its Facebook page, the stream will focus on upcoming...

News: Our Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct Translation Awaits Forest Folk Within

Our Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct Translation Awaits Forest Folk Within

A complete summary of the Japanese presentation

Last week there was a special Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation covering the forthcoming Animal Crossing: Jump Out on 3DS. As usual, we've got a summary of the entire video, saving you the bother of having to actually learn Japanese in order to understand it. Iwata starts out by introducing us to...

News: Fire Emblem and Luigi's Mansion Coming to Europe in 2013

Fire Emblem and Luigi's Mansion Coming to Europe in 2013

Better late than never

It was to be expected after Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon was delayed into 2013 in North America, but we can now confirm that the green plumber's 3DS foray into ghost busting has also slipped into next year in Europe; it's now due to spook up the first quarter of 2013. Hopefully not too long after that, Fire Emblem: Awakening...