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News: Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon According to Nintendo

Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon According to Nintendo

Unlocking business benefits

During the Q&A session which followed the Nintendo of Japan's investor briefing last week, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata indicated that Nintendo are reconsidering the unpopular policy of region locking on its consoles. An unofficial translation made by the ever-reliable Cheesemeister on NeoGAF turned up the...

News: Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will Be "Limited-Time" Offers

Gotta catch 'em all!

It's not long until we can get our grubby mitts on Nintendo's attractive looking range of amiibo figures. If you are something of a collector however you might want to hit that preorder button now, as some amiibos may quickly become quite rare. During a recent investors briefing Nintendo's Satoru Iwata spelt out clearly that...

News: Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Platform

Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Platform

Focused on improving sleep and reducing fatigue

Since its announcement in January this year, Nintendo intrigued and confused some observers when it outlined plans to produce a Quality of Life — or QOL — platform. It was explained that it would be an entirely separate product from game systems — with some potential for overlapping apps and...

News: Nintendo to Step Up Character IP Licensing, Including "Win-Win" Options in "Digital Fields"

Nintendo to Step Up Character IP Licensing, Including "Win-Win" Options in "Digital Fields"

Perhaps expect ringtones, toys and even more plushies?

It may be that you don't need to go far to find a Mario plush, or perhaps you do, but Satoru Iwata has stated that Nintendo will be expanding its efforts to license out its various character IPs with partners around the world. In a market with so many brands competing for affections, the...

News: Satoru Iwata Announces a "Quality of Life" Platform Business of "Non-Wearable" Technology

Satoru Iwata Announces a "Quality of Life" Platform Business of "Non-Wearable" Technology

To be unveiled this year, target release after 1st April 2015

In what was the finale of Satoru Iwata's Investor Briefing, the Nintendo President has announced that the company is developing a new business platform that will be focused on "Quality of Life" (QOL) in the health sphere, utilising its history as an entertainment business to engage...

News: Nintendo Confirms Dedicated Development Team for Smart Device Services

Nintendo Confirms Dedicated Development Team for Smart Device Services

"I have not given any restrictions to the development team"

In his recently completed Investor Briefing, now translated into English, Satoru Iwata has confirmed plans to utilise the Nintendo Network ID system more effectively, highlighting an objective to one day remove the ties of the IDs to hardware and deliver the much-requested account-based...

News: Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Quick loading using the GamePad also on the way

Update: The official English translation of Satoru Iwata's briefing confirms that the quick-start GamePad feature — outlined below — will come in a system update due in the early summer. All other details below are accurate as per the translated briefing. Original Article: We will be providing a...