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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..

News: Nintendo To Bring 3G Connectivity To The DS?

Nintendo To Bring 3G Connectivity To The DS?

Big N considering an "always on" connection for its popular handheld

While Nintendo has always maintained that it doesn't want to compete with mobile phone manufacturers, the company has revealed that it is considering the notion of adding some form of online data connection to its DS console. Chatting to the Financial Times, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata mentioned that he was attracted by the..

News: Iwata: We Need To Raise Our Game at E3

Iwata: We Need To Raise Our Game at E3

Head honcho admits Nintendo needs to improve their media briefings

E3 for Nintendo this year was seen by most people as far better than last year's effort, but despite showcasing Super Mario Galaxy 2 and revealing Metroid: Other M, Satoru Iwata feels that there is still room for improvement. As for the media briefing at E3, of course we had many internal discussions after that. Honestly speaking,..

News: Nintendo Fandom Downcast At Revelation That Miyamoto Is "Not God"

Nintendo Fandom Downcast At Revelation That Miyamoto Is "Not God"

Iwata urges us to find another deity to worship

Bad news, Nintendo fans. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has dropped a bombshell at the company's recent financial results briefing: Shigeru Miyamoto is NOT God. During the meeting Iwata was quizzed about some of Nintendo's more questionable choices had ultimately had no option but to break the hearts...

News: Nintendo Sets Down Some New Release Dates

Nintendo Sets Down Some New Release Dates

New Play Control: Chibi-Robo, New Play Control: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, and Friend Connection have all been given June release dates by Nintendo.

Late last year Nintendo of Japan started re-releasing Nintendo Gamecube games on Wii with motion controls, and in some cases, special features. On June 11th though, the New Play Control line will officially come to an end with the release of New Play..