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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...

News: Iwata Drops Sneaky Mario 3DS Hints

Iwata Drops Sneaky Mario 3DS Hints

"Packed with surprises"

Mario is coming to 3DS in full force, with Mario Kart and Paper Mario already announced for release within the next year, but of course Nintendo is bringing 2D and 3D Mario platformers to 3DS. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has recently tossed out a tiny scrap of information, and although it's not much to go on it's still Mario on 3DS. According to an Andriasang..

News: 3DS Contains Two Tiny StreetPass Minigames

3DS Contains Two Tiny StreetPass Minigames

More little extras tucked away

Yesterday we brought you our First Impressions: 3DS Operating System and Built-In Software, but we weren't able to try out the machine's built-in pedometer or the StreetPass as the consoles were tethered to desks or, even worse, human beings. Buried in the Nintendo investors briefing came a snippet from Satoru Iwata...

News: Will We See a Zelda 25th Anniversary Collection this Year?

Will We See a Zelda 25th Anniversary Collection this Year?

Link reaches a quarter-century old

Last year, Nintendo's tubby mascot celebrated his 25th anniversary in the form of Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, a collection that disappointed some in its paucity of interesting content. This year Nintendo will get a chance to wipe the slate clean and try harder, as its other ageless hero – Link – turns 25. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata..

News: Iwata: More Developers Interested in 3DS Than Were Into DS

Iwata: More Developers Interested in 3DS Than Were Into DS

Strong third-party support boasted again

3DS already has the support of major third-party publishers including Ubisoft, EA, Sega, Capcom and plenty more, but Satoru Iwata has spelled out the level of commitment from overseas companies, saying the console has more support than the DS did before launch. To say the least, our overseas publishers are not taking a passive approach to Nintendo 3DS at..

News: DS to Have Life After 3DS, says Nintendo

DS to Have Life After 3DS, says Nintendo

Company will still bring big games to DS

If you're not caught up in the whirlwind of excitement surrounding the 3DS and want to stick with your trusty DS, you'll be glad to hear that Nintendo still wants to bring major titles to the machine even after the 3DS is available. Satoru Iwata stressed the importance of quality software for the machine's...

News: Piracy Not to Blame for Poor Software Sales, Says Iwata

Piracy Not to Blame for Poor Software Sales, Says Iwata

Blame must be divvied out more evenly

We know that the DS has suffered a great deal from the impact of piracy, with many titles failing to gain the sales they deserved, in part due to the ease with which software is pirated on the device. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata isn't convinced the blame lies squarely at the feet of pirates however, acknowledging his company has a part to play in promoting..

News: This Christmas is Critical for Wii, Admits Iwata

This Christmas is Critical for Wii, Admits Iwata

Console's fortunes need a boost

This Christmas will be the Wii's fifth holiday at retail, and there's no doubt demand for the console has cooled in recent times. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is keenly aware of this, and knows the machine needs a strong Christmas this year or it could find itself in trouble. In a discussion with investors, Iwata observed that a higher percentage of the machine's..

News: Nintendo Considered Monthly Fee for 3DS Always-On Internet

Nintendo Considered Monthly Fee for 3DS Always-On Internet

Went with SpotPass instead

Nintendo's idea with the 3DS is, in the company's own words, "Carry Around, Affect Each Other and Something New Every Day". At one time there was a rumour that 3DS would contain 3G functionality, allowing gamers to access the Internet wherever they were as a modern mobile phone would, and president Satoru Iwata confirmed the company looked into the feature but..

News: 2011 Release for 3DS is a Move to Avoid Stock Shortages

2011 Release for 3DS is a Move to Avoid Stock Shortages

Seems a smart decision

The pre-conference buzz around 3DS was for a release in Japan late this year, with Nintendo's share price jumping hugely at a rumour the machine would launch in October for ¥18,000 (around $215/£136/€157), though that news turned out to be the Mario edition DSi XL. It turns out the original plan was to launch the machine in 2010, but Nintendo realised it would never be..

News: Nintendo President Wants Gamers to be Surprised by the Wii 2

Nintendo President Wants Gamers to be Surprised by the Wii 2

So don't expect any concrete details until as late as possible

There was a time when each of The Big Three offered something a little different with their respective consoles. With motion-control billed as the main event at this generation of home consoles, Nintendo can take pride that it was the company that warmed up for the evening, and that it's still going strong today. So what can we expect..