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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...

News: Iwata: 10 Key 3DS Titles On The Way This Year

Iwata: 10 Key 3DS Titles On The Way This Year

Nintendo President believes new games will boost handheld sales in the West

Nintendo is hoping to give the 3DS a boost of momentum this year by releasing around ten games of its own. In a meeting with investors during Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing, President Satoru Iwata said the company would be personally shipping ten games that...

News: Wii U Direct Scheduled For Tomorrow

Wii U Direct Scheduled For Tomorrow

A look at new software and services for the Wii U console

Nintendo has today confirmed that a special "Wii U Direct - Nintendo Games" Nintendo Direct will be broadcast worldwide tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd January) and will be hosted by none other than Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. It's due to take place at 2PM GMT / 9AM EST. You can view the...

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...

Nintendo Direct: Watch The Special Pokémon Announcement Right Here

Watch The Special Pokémon Announcement Right Here

Gotta watch it all

Today, Nintendo will be broadcasting a Nintendo Direct focused solely on Pokémon news. The event will take place at 6 AM EST / 3 AM PST / 12 PM CET / 11 AM UK and will be hosted by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. You can watch the video unfold on this very page, and as usual we'll be providing comments during the broadcast...