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Talking Point: The Emergence of "Niche" Japanese Titles Into The Nintendo Mainstream

The Emergence of "Niche" Japanese Titles Into The Nintendo Mainstream

If in doubt, go with what you know

As the weeks pass of Wii U's early days, and the 3DS campaigns to prove that gaming handhelds still have a major role to play, there are some signs that Nintendo's being forced to adjust its strategies when preparing new games. With the previous week's debates about third party content — both multi-platform and...

News: Nintendo Is Strengthening Development Teams, Defends Wii U Capabilities

Nintendo Is Strengthening Development Teams, Defends Wii U Capabilities

Unannounced games slated for late 2013

Following this week's financial reports, Nintendo had its standard Q&A session with investors to discuss the results and business plans. The full transcript has been published in Japanese but, at the time of writing, the English translation is yet to arrive. Thankfully, NeoGaf member farnham has translated...

News: Wii U Price Cut Isn't in Nintendo's Plans

Wii U Price Cut Isn't in Nintendo's Plans

Iwata: "I would like to make this point absolutely clear"

Following the announcement of the latest financial results for Nintendo, Satoru Iwata addressed a number of issues in a subsequent briefing, some of which we've already reported. Naturally, Wii U was a major part of the presentation, with data presented by the Nintendo President that showed...

News: Bowser Is Officially The Greatest Video Game Villain Of All Time

Bowser Is Officially The Greatest Video Game Villain Of All Time

The 'King of Koopas' is finally crowned

Guinness World Records asked gamers to vote for their top video game villains for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, and it comes as no surprise to see Mario's nemesis of almost three decades take the top spot of the podium. With more than 5,000 readers voting in the...

News: The Sundance Festival and Red Carpet Are Calling For Mario

The Sundance Festival and Red Carpet Are Calling For Mario

Nintendo's going to the movies

The Sundance Film Festival is one of the best-known and prestigious events of its kind in the film calendar, with events, screenings and prize-giving being given gloss by plenty of celebrities and successful actors. After Nintendo UK's short-film partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI) last year it's now...

News: Satoru Iwata: Customers Understanding The Wii U "Will Take a Little Time"

Satoru Iwata: Customers Understanding The Wii U "Will Take a Little Time"

"We aim to leave a smile on our customer's faces"

With a New Year and Nintendo's upcoming announcement of its Q3 financial results, Satoru Iwata and his team have plenty to think about. 2013 will be an important year to continue momentum on 3DS with big releases, and more importantly to grow the Wii U audience as much as possible. Speaking to...

Talking Point: The Emergence of Download-Only Retail Games

The Emergence of Download-Only Retail Games

A subtle but important evolution

The past couple of weeks have brought a notable landmark for the 3DS eShop, even if it hasn't necessarily caused internet-shaking headlines or attracted a great deal of attention. Unchained Blades, an RPG that would typically be found in specialist gaming stores or online retailers, if you're lucky, was released by...

Feature: Nintendo in 2012 - Part Two

Nintendo in 2012 - Part Two

Lots of Mario and Wii U's arrival

In the first six months of 2012, which we looked at in the first part of our 2012 retrospective, Nintendo oversaw some major releases on 3DS and announced the XL model, the Wii had a few memorable arrivals and E3 came and went with its own brand of madness. There were also a number of quirky stories that passed by,...

Feature: Nintendo in 2012 - Part One

Nintendo in 2012 - Part One

3DS fought back, hype mode was engaged

Not so long ago it could be argued that Nintendo was having some relaxing times, with DS and Wii systems flying off shelves and console rivals rushing to the platform in order to hop on the motion-control train. Of course, technology and the gaming industry evolve, and in 2011 Nintendo found itself trying to...

Interview: Nintendo of America's Dan Adelman

Nintendo of America's Dan Adelman

Meet the man who has shaped the face of Nintendo download gaming

Over the years WiiWare, DSiWare and the 3DS eShop have seen some critically-acclaimed 'indie' classics, such as the BIT.TRIP series, World of Goo, Mutant Mudds and more. Although he may not be a household name like Reggie Fils-Aime or Bill Trinen, Dan Adelman nevertheless plays a...

News: Mario And Friends Wish Us All Happy Holidays

Mario And Friends Wish Us All Happy Holidays

Oops, we forgot to send a card back...

As part of the festive season it's time to exchange messages of kindness and friendship with some cards. Mario and the gang have gone for the electronic approach — a whole forest would have been lost to send cards to every Nintendo gamer — with a dedicated web page to wish you Happy Holidays. If you want to...

News: Satoru Iwata is 53 Today

Satoru Iwata is 53 Today

Happy Birthday, Iwata-san

Today brings us another Birthday for one of Nintendo's most well-known figures, with President Satoru Iwata turning 53 today. It would seem that, should he want to, Iwata-san will be able to continue in his current role for many years to come. Satoru Iwata had a passion for video game development from a young age,...

Talking Point: Nintendo Shrinks Prices and Consoles

Nintendo Shrinks Prices and Consoles

It's all about the money, mini, money

When we first reported the rumour of a Wii Mini, we made the mistake of including a slightly mocking tagline that referred to flying pigs. With the existing Wii models already selling at such low prices, the concept of Nintendo arranging the manufacturing, packaging and advertising for a new model this late in...