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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...

News: Nintendo Is Sorry For Wii U Load Times, Is Working On A Fix

Nintendo Is Sorry For Wii U Load Times, Is Working On A Fix

Satoru Iwata apologises for lengthy waits when switching between applications

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has publicly apologised for the lengthy loading times endured by Wii U users when moving around the console's operating system. The comments were delivered in a Japanese Nintendo Direct broadcast. Iwata admitted that the load times were an...

News: Watch the Translated GameCenter CX vs. Iwata Asks Segment Right Here

Watch the Translated GameCenter CX vs. Iwata Asks Segment Right Here

Fresh from Japan

If you watched last week's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation you'll know that at the end there was a special GameCenter CX segment featuring none other than Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. For those of you that don't know, GameCenter CX (known in the west as Retro Game Master) is a TV show starring Shinya Arino, who plays...

News: Nintendo "Very Eager" to Help Third Party 3DS Developers

Nintendo "Very Eager" to Help Third Party 3DS Developers

Mi casa es su casa

As we all expected, so far Nintendo's arguably made the best use of the 3DS's stereoscopic screen, but it's not all high and mighty about it — it wants to help third party developers get up to the same level. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors the company would happily pass on knowledge of how to leverage the 3DS...

News: Download Your Wii U Games Overnight

Download Your Wii U Games Overnight

10GB? No problem

Wii U will launch with a digital store offering downloads of retail games, but with the Wii U disc holding up to 25GB you could probably learn a sport to an Olympic standard in the time it'll take to download Pikmin 3. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata knows this, so Wii U will let you download games overnight. Iwata told investors:...

News: Wii U Will Launch With Digital Store

Wii U Will Launch With Digital Store

And full retail downloads

One of the biggest criticisms levelled against 3DS was the lack of a digital store at launch, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has assured investors Wii U will land with a full download store. Iwata didn't discuss the available types of software — Virtual Console, WiiWare etc. — but did confirm that Wii U owners can...

News: Miyamoto Focused on New Franchises

Miyamoto Focused on New Franchises

Handing over the Master Sword

In December last year rumours swirled around the internet that Shigeru Miyamoto was planning to retire from his role, reports of which were swiftly denied. Although it transpired as a misinterpreted comment in an interview, it still led to a number of questions about the future of Nintendo and its major franchises. According to comments in the latest investor's..