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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...

News: Nintendo Teases Cross-Platform Club Nintendo Successor In Conjunction With DeNA

Nintendo Teases Cross-Platform Club Nintendo Successor In Conjunction With DeNA

Looking to "create a connection regardless of the device the consumer uses"

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company is working on a cross-platform successor to its Club Nintendo membership programme. Speaking during today's Business and Capital Alliance Announcement - where it was announced that Nintendo would be working alongside...

News: Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full Potential Yet

Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full Potential Yet

"amiibo will become a precious possession for our consumers"

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept - amiibo - has been a roaring success, even if the lack of stock has proven to be an annoyance for serious collectors. The figures are selling well and consumer awareness is high - and, with the introduction of the New Nintendo 3DS, the number...

News: Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS Due To Limited Stock

Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS Due To Limited Stock

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata describes "difficult" decision

We've recently seen the western release of the New Nintendo 3DS hardware, but the system's release in North America and Europe had been held back following its launch Japan last year - a "difficult" choice which, according to Nintendo's Satoru Iwata - was due to limited stock. Speaking to...

News: Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartphone-Style Games And Remakes Of Past Classics On 3DS

Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartphone-Style Games And Remakes Of Past Classics On 3DS

President Satoru Iwata wants to expand consumer choice on the handheld

Nintendo's handheld strategy will make room for affordable, low-cost titles similar to those seen on smartphone formats like iOS and Android, The Nikkei reports. Speaking with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, The Nikkei has stated that the Japanese company is seeking to "expand...

News: Satoru Iwata Chipped In To Make Sure Super Smash Bros. Melee Made It To Market On Time

Satoru Iwata Chipped In To Make Sure Super Smash Bros. Melee Made It To Market On Time

"Aaah, I wonder if it's alright to admit this?"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata wasn't always in charge of Nintendo -- once upon a time, he was a humble programmer sat at his keyboard with dreams of becoming the next Miyamoto. In a recent interview with 4Gamer, Iwata admits that before he moved into management he had aspirations of being the...

News: Iwata Saw Miyamoto As A Rival When He First Started Out

Iwata Saw Miyamoto As A Rival When He First Started Out

"That’s embarrassing to admit now"

Shigeru Miyamoto is arguably the world's most famous game designer, and not someone you'd want to set yourself against in a professional capacity. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted in a recently-translated interview with 4Gamer that when he was starting out in the industry, he decided to make...

News: Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With Consumers Via Mii Smartphone Application

"It is rather embarrassing that we are so behind on this compatibility"

Nintendo has made no secret of the fact that it is looking into producing smartphone and tablet applications to support its core business, and during the recently-translated Corporate Management Policy Briefing Q&A, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata spoke about the company's...

News: Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For Strong Smash Bros. And Pokémon Performance

Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For Strong Smash Bros. And Pokémon Performance

You grow up, but the games stay with you

Nintendo's Financial Results Briefing is out, and in it company president Satoru Iwata outlines why its Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon franchises are enjoying such robust commercial success. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has performed better than expected on 3DS, and anticipation for the Wii U entry is...

News: Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Investment analysts share gloomy outlook

Earlier this year there was some concern when it was announced that Satoru Iwata would miss E3 for health-related reasons; it was later confirmed that this was due to an operation to remove a bile-duct growth, with the recovery from that surgery forcing Satoru Iwata to miss the company's AGM (Annual General...