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News: Satoru Iwata Believes Nintendo Can Establish a "New Core Business" to Join Video Games

Satoru Iwata Believes Nintendo Can Establish a "New Core Business" to Join Video Games

To "consider establishing other pillars that leverage its strengths"

When Satoru Iwata announced that Nintendo would be revealing a Quality of Life (QOL) platform in the coming year, some Nintendo fans expressed concern that the company would be diverting resources and attention away from its core gaming systems. While that'll be an ongoing topic,...

News: Satoru Iwata Explains "Conservative" Wii U Sales Projection of Just 3.6 Million Units

Satoru Iwata Explains "Conservative" Wii U Sales Projection of Just 3.6 Million Units

A target Nintendo "should at least reach" through MK8 and Smash Bros.

When Nintendo released its financial results recently, we highlighted the worryingly low projection for Wii U sales. While the 3DS is expected to sell around 12 million units over this fiscal year, Nintendo's estimate for its home console is just 3.6 million units — should that...

News: Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition of Video Game Platforms" Around Two Years Away

Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition of Video Game Platforms" Around Two Years Away

Company has a "clear idea to some extent" on future hardware direction

Following the financial results issued last week, Nintendo has now issued the officially translated Q & A with shareholders in which company President Satoru Iwata addressed a series of tough questions, some of which concerned the company's plans over the next 2-3 years to...

News: Western Markets Vital For Nintendo Hardware Sales as Japan Gains Ground

Western Markets Vital For Nintendo Hardware Sales as Japan Gains Ground

More 3DS units sold in Japan than North America

With Nintendo no doubt plotting its route to profitability in the coming financial year, one area of consideration is likely to be boosting sales outside of Japan. Worldwide results are important, of course, but the Wii U and 3DS are showing patterns of dropping sales in the West as compared to...

News: Here's an Updated Summary of Nintendo's Software Bestsellers

Here's an Updated Summary of Nintendo's Software Bestsellers

Pokémon and Mario lead the way

When Nintendo releases its updated financial reports, it also publishes fresh figures for hardware and software — we've covered the former in our main summary of the year-end results. The software highlights tell their own tale, however, and perhaps help to explain why Nintendo opts for particular franchises and...

News: Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected, Along With Modest Wii U Sales Targets

Nintendo Reports Financial Losses As Expected, Along With Modest Wii U Sales Targets

Only 3.6 million Wii U hardware sales expected in the current year

Nintendo has today revealed its financial results for the 2013 / 2014 year, which unsurprisingly bring losses as projected by the company in its Q3 report. Losses are higher and sales are down on those estimates, however, pointing to a difficult Q4 for the company, while there are...

News: Nintendo Will Have Plenty of Hoops to Jump Through to Release Full Console and Game Range in China

Nintendo Will Have Plenty of Hoops to Jump Through to Release Full Console and Game Range in China

Process outlined as Microsoft solidifies plans

At the beginning of this year Nintendo stock prices had a temporary bump that some attributed to China formally lifting its console ban, a move that had been confirmed in 2013. As a still-growing economy of a significant size and a market increasingly open to non-Chinese products and brands, it's a...

Talking Point: Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Full of Tantalising Potential

Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Full of Tantalising Potential

Talk of retreat is unjustified

The moment Nintendo announced its plans for E3, we suspect some immediately began to sharpen their metaphorical knives and state that the company was, once again, in retreat at the world's highest-profile games industry showcase. Undoubtedly E3 2013 had been a partial retreat, forgoing the live press conference due...

News: Over 140 Pieces Of Fan-Made Nintendo Art Up For Auction To Support Autism Charity

Over 140 Pieces Of Fan-Made Nintendo Art Up For Auction To Support Autism Charity

Going to a good cause

Gamers can be hard to please sometimes. We ask for one thing, get it, and then we ask for more. “When are you going to get around to doing another Star Fox game, Nintendo?” or “when’s the next batch of GBA games coming out on the Wii U?” are just some examples of our insatiable appetites. It sometimes seems that...

News: Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Highlights low eShop sales and policies lagging behind Sony and Microsoft

Brandon Sheffield is, arguably, just the sort of developer Nintendo should be wooing — he produces games through his own studio Necrosoft, is an editor on Gamasutra and is a familiar face at industry events such as GDC (Game Developers Conference) and IDF (Independent Games...

News: Nintendo Is Shutting Down Its Taiwan Subsidiary

Nintendo Is Shutting Down Its Taiwan Subsidiary

Nintendo Phuten employees will leave by the end of this month

The Big N's Taiwanese subsidiary, Nintendo Phuten, will shut down at the end of May with employees leaving by the end of this month, Taiwanese website GNN reports. Nintendo Phuten is responsible for distribution and sales of the company's hardware and software in Taiwan; with a population...

News: New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

New Instalment In The Popular Fatal Frame Franchise Coming To Wii U

A match made in heaven...or hell!

A new entry in Tecmo Koei's Fatal Frame horror series is coming to Wii U with collaboration from Nintendo, Famitsu reports today. No release date or final title have been revealed, but this announcement alone is enough to send Fatal Frame fans into a tizzy. The last entry in the series, Grasshopper Manufacture's...

Feature: The Nintendo Easter Egg Hunt - 2014

The Nintendo Easter Egg Hunt - 2014

Not literally, please understand...

Last year we celebrated Easter Sunday with The Nintendo Easter Egg Hunt, so it's only polite that we do so once again. While getting from start to finish is part of the challenge in any game, finding its quirky secrets is a whole other aspect worth exploring. Last year we gave you six 'Easter Eggs' to consider...

News: Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll

Nintendo Joining the White House for its 2014 Easter Egg Roll

Yolks like fun

The Easter Egg Roll, taking place this year on Monday, 21st April, is a time-honoured tradition in which children use long-handled spoons to race their ovoids down the South Lawn of the White House. It should come as no surprise that Nintendo would want in on the fun this year, as the event practically begs for a tie-in with Yoshi's...

News: 'Mr. Tetris', Henk Rogers, Discusses Game Boy Sales and Nintendo

'Mr. Tetris', Henk Rogers, Discusses Game Boy Sales and Nintendo

"It would be nice to see them gain some momentum again"

This year is undoubtedly notable for one of the best-known franchises in gaming, as Tetris celebrates its 30th Anniversary. It was created by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union in 1984, and in one of the smartest video game business deals ever made Henk Rogers travelled to Russia to secure...