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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...

News: Vitality Sensor Will Be Released When Everyone Can Enjoy It

Vitality Sensor Will Be Released When Everyone Can Enjoy It

Or 99% of people anyway

Nintendo recently assured everyone that the Vitality Sensor is still in development, but if you've been wondering what's taking so long, let Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explain. Speaking at a recent financial results briefing, Iwata clarified that the sensor is still on the way but won't reach the market until it's suitable for everyone. This is a totally new type of..

News: Iwata: "We Need Big Games to Hit 3DS Sales Targets This Year"

Iwata: "We Need Big Games to Hit 3DS Sales Targets This Year"

Needs big name players to step up

Nintendo's set itself a target of selling 16 million 3DS consoles around the world in the coming financial year, but president Satoru Iwata knows the company will only succeed if the main attractions come out swinging. Speaking at a financial results briefing, the question was raised about whether big Nintendo titles Animal Crossing, Mario Kart and Super Mario..

News: You Won't Get a Nintendo Console with a Buttonless Controller

You Won't Get a Nintendo Console with a Buttonless Controller

That satisfyingly soft click is here to stay

With the introduction of touchscreens and motion controls, the cynical gamer might think it's a matter of time before Nintendo abandons the use of buttons all together. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata assures us that that's not what the company has planned. During an Analyst Meeting earlier this week, Iwata was asked what his opinions of touch control devices..

News: Nintendo Expected Higher 3DS Sales

Nintendo Expected Higher 3DS Sales

Slips from the top of the Japanese hardware chart

It's been on the Japanese market for a couple of months now and worldwide for about half that time, but the 3DS simply isn't selling as expected by Nintendo. During Satoru Iwata's presentation at Nintendo's Financial Results Briefing, the president admitted that sales of the handheld started to slow...

News: Iwata: Wii has More to Offer, Unannounced Games on the Way

Iwata: Wii has More to Offer, Unannounced Games on the Way

Life in the old dog yet

Just because Nintendo is nearly ready to show off a new console doesn't mean incumbent home console the Wii is dead and buried. President Satoru Iwata is keen to keep the console alive, telling investors there are new games on the way every month of this year, with some unannounced titles too. In Japan, Nintendo has only...

News: Iwata Talks 3DS Expectations and Wii Successor

Iwata Talks 3DS Expectations and Wii Successor

Both systems sure to have plenty riding on them

With the 3DS having just launched in Japan, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has expressed the company's hopes for the handheld system and the stance Nintendo is taking towards the eventual successor to the Wii. During an interview conducted by Yomiuri Online (as translated by AndriaSang), Iwata hopes that the 3DS userbase will be greater than that of the..

News: Iwata: Ocarina of Time 3D Will Release in June 2011

Iwata: Ocarina of Time 3D Will Release in June 2011

New screenshots look stunning

Excited about Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS? Of course you are. Would you like to know when you can play it? According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's keynote speech at this year's Game Developers' Conference, you can get your Hylian fingers on Link's adventure in June this year. Iwata didn't elaborate if this is a global release date or..

News: Iwata: Monthly 3G Fees Will Decrease the NGP Userbase

Iwata: Monthly 3G Fees Will Decrease the NGP Userbase

We wouldn't want that to happen with the 3DS, would we?

He may think that the 3DS and Sony's Next Generation Portable (NGP) will appeal to different demographics, but intrinsically, the two systems share more in common with each other than the rivals let on. One difference however, is the inclusion of a 3G service on the NGP, and Iwata has shared his thoughts on the possible implications of..

News: Watch Satoru Iwata's Keynote at GDC Live

Watch Satoru Iwata's Keynote at GDC Live

See Nintendo's president talk about the past, the present and the future

It may have come to your attention that the Game Developers Conference is currently on-going over in San Fransisco. Generally, there aren't any new game announcements at the show, but there are always some interesting roundtables, Q&As and keynotes. Case in point: Satoru...