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News: Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Shin Megami Tensei IV still on track for release

Yesterday we reported that the parent company of developer/publisher Atlus, Index, was in the midst of financial difficulties in Japan and had entered "civil rehabilitation proceedings". Some have compared this to bankruptcy, though the law in Japan means that it's not an exact match, with the general...

News: Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK

Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK

Dem FPS and footie gamez

The Wii has kicked some serious booty in terms of global sales, getting close to 100 million sales and 'winning', at the time of writing, its generation of systems. That impressive success can mask the fact that the diminutive console has seen momentum go off the cliff since early 2012, as games dried up and the Wii U...

News: Reggie Unmoved By The Threat Of $400 PlayStation 4

Reggie Unmoved By The Threat Of $400 PlayStation 4

Holiday season will put Nintendo in a "very good position"

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has been speaking to Kotaku about the current state of the Wii U, and has delivered some typically bullish predictions — as well as admitting that the console has struggled to satisfy core gamers. Talking about the "next-gen verses current...

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: Molyneux: Nintendo Is "Brilliant" At Attracting Players, But Their Hardware "Gets In The Way"

Molyneux: Nintendo Is "Brilliant" At Attracting Players, But Their Hardware "Gets In The Way"

"They've probably got a plan, and you should never underestimate Nintendo"

Former Bullfrog, Lionhead and Microsoft Games Studios boss Peter Molyneux has once again voiced his opinion on Nintendo's place in the industry, directly contesting Shigeru Miyamoto's assertion that working with both hardware and software offers advantages to the Japanese...

News: Warner Bros. Believes In Wii U, Thinks E3 Games Will "Re-energize The Platform"

Warner Bros. Believes In Wii U, Thinks E3 Games Will "Re-energize The Platform"

"I think they're going to fix the problem"

Nintendo may have some killer titles of its own coming to Wii U this year and beyond, but third-party support for the console has been uncertain almost from day one. Electronic Arts has backed away from the platform, and staunch supporter Ubisoft appears to be getting cold feet. Thankfully, it's not all...

News: Miyamoto: Consumers Should Have Access To Their Games "For A Long Time"

Miyamoto: Consumers Should Have Access To Their Games "For A Long Time"

What's yours should be yours

Microsoft has shot itself in the foot so many times over the past few weeks that we imagine it's running perilously short on toes right now, but one of the biggest PR disasters it has experienced has to be the Xbox One's policy regarding game ownership. When you buy a game for the forthcoming console, you're effectively...

News: Ubisoft Scaling Back Support For Wii U, Expects Price Cut To Bolster Sales

Ubisoft Scaling Back Support For Wii U, Expects Price Cut To Bolster Sales

Is the Wii U about to lose one of its biggest supporters?

Ubisoft has confirmed during its recent investor meeting that it will be scaling back support for Nintendo's Wii U console. The French publisher — which has Assassin's Creed IV, Watch_Dogs and Rayman Legends all scheduled to hit the system before the end of 2013 — also stated that it...

News: Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Not looking to move to smartphones any time soon, then

Abandoning hardware and becoming a software-only company would rob Nintendo of many "strong environmental advantanges", according to the company's most famous staff member. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Shigeru Miyamoto has refuted claims that making software for other hardware would...

News: Capybara: Nintendo Is Making A "Big Move" For Indie Developers

Capybara: Nintendo Is Making A "Big Move" For Indie Developers

“They have a really great team there"

There once was a time when Nintendo was seen to be somewhat ignorant of indie developers, but that certainly isn't the case these days, as is evidenced by comments made by Capybara's Nathan Vella. Vella — who was speaking at recent independent gaming showcase — had nothing but praise for Nintendo's recent...

News: Armature Studios Gains Another Ex-Retro Staff Member

Armature Studios Gains Another Ex-Retro Staff Member

Donkey Kong Country Returns designer Tom Ivey moves on

As we all know, Armature is a company founded by former Retro Studios staff members — and it would appear that they've added another to their ranks. According to his CV on LinkedIn, Tom Ivey — who was one of the designers on Donkey Kong Country Returns, which was recently ported to the 3DS...

News: Ubisoft: With The Right Games Wii U Will Find Its Public

Ubisoft: With The Right Games Wii U Will Find Its Public

"One single game can change a platform's fortunes"

Ubisoft came under fire when it decided to make Rayman Legends multi-platform and rob the Wii U of one of its more high-profile exclusives, but while rival publishers take a step back from Nintendo's console, the French veteran is continuing to display its support by developing games like

News: Ian Livingstone: Nintendo Should Have Their IP On Every Platform

Ian Livingstone: Nintendo Should Have Their IP On Every Platform

"Otherwise a whole generation of young people will miss out on their games"

Industry veteran and Eidos life president Ian Livingstone has once again aired his opinion that Nintendo should develop games for other systems. Speaking at the Bristol Games Hub — a non-profit organisation based in the South West of England — Livingstone warned that...

News: Pachter Predicts Wii U Price Cut, Feels Nintendo Is Losing "Non-Traditional" Players To Social And Mobile

Pachter Predicts Wii U Price Cut, Feels Nintendo Is Losing "Non-Traditional" Players To Social And Mobile

Also says gamers see tablet and mobile as "perfect substitutes" for 3DS

Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter has delivered his company's latest set of predictions for the video game industry, and the findings make grim reading for Nintendo fans. Pachter feels that with the PS4 and Xbox One looming on the horizon, hardware price cuts are likely across...