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News: Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which Plagued 3DS And Wii U, Claims Iwata

Nintendo NX Will Avoid The Launch Issues Which Plagued 3DS And Wii U, Claims Iwata

"We intend to offer NX through a Nintendo-like solution"

The officially translated notes for Nintendo's 75th AGM are in, and unsurprisingly Satoru Iwata spends a lot of time talking about Nintendo NX, the company's next gaming system. During the Q&A session, Iwata was asked some rather direct questions about how Nintendo intends to avoid a...

News: Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doesn't Want Rivals To Steal Its Ideas

Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doesn't Want Rivals To Steal Its Ideas

"The NX is new hardware, and will start from 0"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that Nintendo has to keep quiet on NX because it believes that competitors will steal the unique ideas it is cooking up for its next console. During a shareholders meeting today, Iwata responded to a question regarding the transition between Wii U and 3DS...

News: Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

Satoru Iwata Didn't Apologise For Nintendo's E3 Digital Event, Says Reggie Fils-Aime

"Essentially it was an 'I hear you' message"

Nintendo's E3 Digital Event has generated plenty of discussion, not all of it positive. There's been an incredibly downbeat response to the broadcast, with many fans complaining that Nintendo isn't giving them what they want. Things appeared to be so bad that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

News: Muppets Creator Responsible For Those Amazing E3 2015 Digital Event Puppets

Muppets Creator Responsible For Those Amazing E3 2015 Digital Event Puppets

The Jim Henson company confirms its involvement

One of the highlights of Nintendo's E3 Digital Event was the amazing puppets of Satoru Iwata, Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto - and the trio of Star Fox characters, Fox, Peppy and Falco. The quality of the puppets led many to speculate that the world-famous Jim Henson company was involved - the...

News: Iwata Vows To Listen To E3 2015 Digital Event Feedback And "Work To Better Meet Your Expectations"

Iwata Vows To Listen To E3 2015 Digital Event Feedback And "Work To Better Meet Your Expectations"

All feedback is good feedback?

Nintendo's Digital Event has been and gone, and to say the reaction has been somewhat mixed would be an understatement. While Star Fox Zero ticked all of the relevant boxes, other announcements didn't get the kind of response Nintendo was possibly looking for. The reaction has been so strong that Nintendo president...

News: Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gaming One Of Its Key "Revenue Pillars" 

Nintendo Committed To Making Smart Device Gaming One Of Its Key "Revenue Pillars" 

But company still feels dedicated consoles are its future

Nintendo's alliance with DeNA has arguably been one of the biggest gaming announcements of 2015 so far, and marks a brave new era for the Japanese veteran following countless denials that it would ever move into the smart device arena. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has now revealed that...

News: Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Female Gamers Key To Console's Continued Success In Japan

Iwata: 3DS Has Plenty Of Room For Growth, Female Gamers Key To Console's Continued Success In Japan

Platform still has "momentum", according to Nintendo boss

The 3DS may be four years old now, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes it still has a bright commercial future ahead of it - despite the fact that the console's release schedule is currently looking a little light on smash-hit games. Speaking to investors at the recent Financial...

News: Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Will Launch Before April 2016 

Expect some big news at E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed to investors that the company is working on "unannounced" Wii U titles which will see release before April next year. We already know about certain forthcoming Wii U games, but Nintendo traditionally saves something a little special for E3. Super Mario 3D World was announced...

News: Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of A Region-Free NX

Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of A Region-Free NX

Satoru Iwata outlines company's "optimistic" position

Sony and Microsoft have effectively abandoned the practice of region locking their hardware, leaving Nintendo as the odd-one-out with its Wii U and 3DS - both of which will only play software from their host region. In the past Nintendo has argued in favour of region locking, but more recently...

News: We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Super Stable 3D Of The New Nintendo 3DS

We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Super Stable 3D Of The New Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo's latest handheld almost shipped without the upgrade

When the New 3DS was first announced, one particular improvement had many fans rubbing their weary eyes in total disbelief. The handheld's signature 3D technology had been greatly improved, allowing for a wider range of viewing angles and a much more stable experience overall. This "Super...

News: Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata Warns Not To Hold Your Breath For That Netflix Zelda Series

Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata Warns Not To Hold Your Breath For That Netflix Zelda Series

"The article in question is not based on correct information"

Remember that story about Netflix working on a live-action Zelda series? It got people pretty excited - and understandably so, given the popularity of the franchise. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has poured a big old bucket of disappointment over the whole venture by pointing...

News: Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Change Their Video Gaming Lives

Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Change Their Video Gaming Lives

"If you only expand upon existing hardware, it's dull"

Last week, Nintendo announced it was working on a new "dedicated" platform by the name of Nintendo NX. Details on the this new system are virtually non-existent at present - and we're unlikely to know more until next year - but Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has stated that it won't be a simple...

News: Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discuss Nintendo's Mobile Future

Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discuss Nintendo's Mobile Future

"DeNA attacked Nintendo with a passion, so we were impressed by them"

Following the flurry of Nintendo news from two days ago, a Q&A featuring Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata and DeNA's CEO Isao Moriyasu was posted on Nintendo's corporate website, largely discussing the role DeNA and Nintendo will each play when producing mobile games with one...

News: Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Even More Passionate About Dedicated Games Consoles

Iwata: Embracing Smart Devices Has Made Us Even More Passionate About Dedicated Games Consoles

Phones and tablets a "rational way" to bring people to consoles

For some Nintendo fans, today is the day that hell has frozen over - Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its games to smart devices via a partnership with Japanese mobile company DeNA. While some might assume that this move means the firm is turning its back on dedicated...

News: Iwata: We Are Challenging Ourselves To Redefine What "Nintendo Platforms" Mean

Iwata: We Are Challenging Ourselves To Redefine What "Nintendo Platforms" Mean

Aim is to "construct a bridge" between smart devices and games consoles

Today's announcement that Nintendo is working with Japanese mobile giant DeNA on bringing its games to smart devices and its new cross-platform membership programme has sent shock-waves through the games industry, and even Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admits that the move...