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News: Iwata Admits E3 Wii U Reveal was Earlier Than Planned

Iwata Admits E3 Wii U Reveal was Earlier Than Planned

A necessary evil

Rumours of Nintendo's new console started circulating before E3, and the system's basic concept leaked out long before Reggie Fils-Aime rolled the tape. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata spoke to investors recently and admitted that the console's big reveal E3 was a little earlier than then company would have liked. Iwata revealed that although the worldwide interest in what Nintendo..

News: Iwata Writes Open Letter to 3DS Owners to Say Sorry

Iwata Writes Open Letter to 3DS Owners to Say Sorry

Mail from the boss man

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata speaks to all the key players in Nintendo's company: investors, shareholders, developers and more all meet with the big boss to share concerns and discuss the industry's future. Iwata is a busy man then, but he still took the time to pen a letter to 3DS owners, thanking them for their purchase and apologising for the price drop. As translated..

News: Iwata: We Will Do Paid Download Content for Wii U and 3DS

Iwata: We Will Do Paid Download Content for Wii U and 3DS

But no word on what

Extra downloadable content is a fertile field for developers, allowing them to extend the appeal of their game long after it's left the charts. While some Wii games allowed for paid DLC under the system's "Pay and Play" feature, it was never really a big focus for the console, something Nintendo president Satoru Iwata...

News: The Thought of a Shooter-Only Future Makes Iwata Sad

The Thought of a Shooter-Only Future Makes Iwata Sad

Don't make him cry

Here in the West, lots of people like video games in which you shoot people. This is a fact. The war shooter genre, driven by the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield, has become a huge industry in its own right, raking in countless millions of dollars worldwide every year. Don't tell Satoru Iwata this is the way all games are...

News: Iwata Knows 3DS Launch Line-Up was Lacklustre

Iwata Knows 3DS Launch Line-Up was Lacklustre

Big titles were AWOL

The 3DS launched without a Mario or Zelda game, and it's fair to say the machine's sales so far haven't been stunning. Satoru Iwata was recently asked about this matter during a shareholder Q&A, and acknowledged the machine's software line-up wasn't impressive. If we had have launched the Nintendo 3DS after we had prepared more software by which the users felt "I want..

News: Nintendo Collaborating with Third-Parties to Make Hits

Nintendo Collaborating with Third-Parties to Make Hits

We don't hear the 3DS or Wii U complaining

At this year's E3, Nintendo showed that having strong support from third-parties is definitely something that the Wii U is striving for, and at the post event shareholders' meeting, Satoru Iwata spoke briefly about the kind of titles we'll see the company produce in the coming years. Keen to show that the 3DS and the upcoming Wii U are platforms that..

News: 3DS Could Be Your Ticket to International Museums

3DS Could Be Your Ticket to International Museums

Console's educational uses being explored

There's been some interesting dialogue being had within Nintendo. As part of the 3DS's remit to offer unique experiences, it appears Nintendo executives have been exploring ideas that fall outside of the video game category and more within the interactive educational school of thinking. Educational software...

News: Iwata: "Difficult to Launch Hardware Close to Its Announcement"

Iwata: "Difficult to Launch Hardware Close to Its Announcement"

The timing of the 3DS and Wii U is certainly debatable

Everyone loves a bit of gossip, and what better gossip is there in the video game industry than what new consoles are capable of? That appears to be one of Nintendo's main problems when it's in the process of unveiling new hardware. Like the company and its products or not, many are interested in the way Nintendo moves. During the 71st annual..

News: Mixed Wii U Reaction and Share Dip Doesn't Faze Iwata

Mixed Wii U Reaction and Share Dip Doesn't Faze Iwata

Proceed with confidence

Nintendo's shares fell 10% after the Wii U was revealed, a surprising result considering many of the hands-on impressions of the console were positive. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is puzzled by this situation, but still has faith in Nintendo's new console. Answering questions at the company's 71st annual general meeting, Iwata responded to a shareholder concerned about..

News: Iwata: "We Must Continue to Combat Negative 3D Rumours"

Iwata: "We Must Continue to Combat Negative 3D Rumours"

Giving the president a headache

Despite carefully worded health advice from Nintendo itself, not to mention supporting advice from eyesight specialists, there still seems a negative perception of the Nintendo 3DS console's stereoscopic capabilities, partially fuelled by certain disreputable media outlets. A recent shareholders meeting at Nintendo Japan highlighted the issue, and Nintendo president..

News: Iwata Discusses More Built-In 3DS StreetPass Games

Iwata Discusses More Built-In 3DS StreetPass Games

Find Mii again

Nintendo's built-in StreetPass games Find Mii (also known as StreetPass Quest) and Puzzle Swap are rather neat incentives to carry your 3DS console around, but once finished there's less reason to venture out into the world with your 3DS in your pocket. Nintendo realises this, and president Satoru Iwata acknowledged the issue at a...

News: Wii U is Technically 3D-Ready

Wii U is Technically 3D-Ready

Check that off the list

While it may have taken Nintendo a few years to jump on the HD bandwagon, it seems the company doesn't want to be in a position where it finds itself being left behind again when it comes to the latest trend in consumer technology. In an interview conducted by Mercury News, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata clarified the focus of the company and the Wii U's 3D capabilities:..

News: Nintendo Directors Have Spent 285 Years Shaping the Industry

Nintendo Directors Have Spent 285 Years Shaping the Industry

EXP off the charts

Nintendo's joint position as the venerable grandfather of gaming and constant innovator is a combination of imagination, intelligence and experience, and the latter is something the company's guiding lights certainly are not short of. Nintendo's annual general meeting is coming up next week, and the company will be electing ten directors, a slight slimming down from its current..

News: Nintendo Not Interested in Producing Free-To-Play Software

Nintendo Not Interested in Producing Free-To-Play Software

Iwata not willing to take the risk, it seems

Nintendo's made it clear that it hasn't been totally satisfied with its online efforts thus far, and the upcoming Wii U will hopefully resolve all that. Although the company hasn't revealed exactly how things will be different with its next home console, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has made one thing clear: Nintendo is not interested in free-to-play..

News: Iwata Talks Wii U Voice Chat and Social Networking

Iwata Talks Wii U Voice Chat and Social Networking

Promising improvements

Nintendo's not revealed much of its online plans for Wii U, other than saying it represents a massive leap forward, but President Satoru Iwata spoke to investors after E3 to reveal a little more about the company's pledge to give developers more freedom in creating online environments. Referring to the company's current model of offering a rather rigid online structure for..

News: Following Wii U Unveiling, Nintendo Shares Drop 10%

Following Wii U Unveiling, Nintendo Shares Drop 10%

Iwata: "It's very strange."

Much like the 3DS, Nintendo is adamant that Wii U has to be seen and experienced first-hand if it is to be understood. Could this be the reason why Nintendo shares took a plunge following the new console's announcement at E3? In the two days following Nintendo's E3 conference on Tuesday, shares dropped by almost 10...

News: Nintendo Reinforcing Western Development for Wii's Successor

Nintendo Reinforcing Western Development for Wii's Successor

Despite what some might think, Nintendo can't do everything by itself

Nintendo has a number of things to get right with the successor to the Wii, or else it risks facing more competition from its rivals than it needs to. Aside from setting a new paradigm in video gaming, Nintendo will have to build on the momentum that the launch of the 3DS has created, and if that's not enough to juggle, the..

News: Iwata: "Kinect Has Made Little Impact on Wii Sales"

Iwata: "Kinect Has Made Little Impact on Wii Sales"

Buttons still in fashion

Last year saw the release of Microsoft's button-free Kinect, and many analysts predicted the sensor would bring an end to Wii's sales dominance in the West. That's not how Nintendo president Satoru Iwata feels however, as revealed at the recent goldmine of information that is the company's end of financial year results...