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News: Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financial Results, Ignores Calls To Resign

Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financial Results, Ignores Calls To Resign

No management shake-up expected

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has taken responsibility for the poor financial results posted earlier today but has insisted that he will remain in charge in order to steer the Japanese company through these testing times. Nintendo's latest report reveals that it expects to sell less Wii U and 3DS consoles by the...

News: Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Packaged Physical Release of Wii Sports Club May Happen

Might not be an exclusive digital offering

Nintendo is a smart cookie when it comes to milking franchises. Its products, services, and software regularly offer the perfect balance of new and old. The latest example of this is Wii Sports Club – a digital remake of the original Wii Sports in HD, with online play and Miiverse functionality joining...

News: Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek To Challenge The Status Quo

Iwata: We Never Fear Failure And Always Seek To Challenge The Status Quo

"Opening the first door is when things are most interesting"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been speaking at the recent B Dash Camp Osaka 2013 about his company's outlook on business and where it sees itself in the industry, as well as making the Pokémon series a success in the west. Iwata says that Nintendo doesn't fear failure, and that...

News: Iwata Looking To Return To "Nintendo-Like Profits" This Financial Year

Iwata Looking To Return To "Nintendo-Like Profits" This Financial Year

"Our basic strategy is the expansion of the gaming population"

Nintendo's lavishly-illustrated 2013 Annual Report is now available for download, and comes filled with all kinds of numbers and figures relating to the company's financial well-being. However, it also features a message from Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, who states that it is his...

News: Satoru Iwata Aims for "Critical Mass" of Wii U Owners to Shift Perceptions

Satoru Iwata Aims for "Critical Mass" of Wii U Owners to Shift Perceptions

Also talks up the performance of the 3DS and eShop

Satoru Iwata has fielded plenty of questions about the Wii U and 3DS in recent months, with the latter providing some welcome positivity against what Nintendo itself regards as a poor 2013 for the Wii U. Of course a rough patch doesn't doom a system, as the 3DS demonstrates, and we're approaching...

News: Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales

Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales

Nintendo CEO owns up

With sales flagging and third-party support very thin on the ground, the Wii U is certainly having a hard time of late. It's only been on the market for half a year, yet many within the industry are ready to write it off completely. Coming off the back of the incredible success of the original Wii, the new console's failure to...

News: Iwata Issues Apology For Technical Difficulties With Nintendo Direct Live Stream

Iwata Issues Apology For Technical Difficulties With Nintendo Direct Live Stream

Please stop apologising, Iwata

Many Nintendo fans experienced some technical difficulties today during the E3 Nintendo Direct broadcast. Many users weren't able to log on to Nintendo's official website to watch the broadcast and took to social media sites to vent their frustration. Satoru Iwata took to Facebook to apologise for any hiccups that...

News: Thinking Of Buying Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Go Digital, Says Iwata

Thinking Of Buying Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Go Digital, Says Iwata

"That makes me sound a little like a salesman, doesn’t it?"

As you're no doubt aware, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is now available in North America. It's an astonishingly good piece of software, as you'll know if you've taken the time to read and digest our Animal Crossing: New Leaf review. It's also the kind of game which is sure to keep players...

News: Nintendo Plans To Make It Easier For Developers To Share Their Assets Between Platforms

Nintendo Plans To Make It Easier For Developers To Share Their Assets Between Platforms

Expanding developer capabilities with technology like Unity, JavaScript and HTML5

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently held a financial briefing with investors that wasn't exactly brimming with good news for the company. Iwata-san revealed that Nintendo recorded an operating loss of 5.85 billion Yen in the nine month period and spoke about a...

News: Iwata Implies That He Could Step Down Over Sluggish Sales Performance

Iwata Implies That He Could Step Down Over Sluggish Sales Performance

"We feel greatly accountable for this severe outlook"

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has hinted that he will step down if goals for the next fiscal year are not met. Speaking in a Corporate Management Policy Briefing, Iwata addressed the thorny issue of two consecutive years of losses and recent financial troubles: We feel greatly accountable...