Sleep monitoring device also cancelled
Nintendo's 'Quality of Life' initiative has been dragging on for years now. Last June, there were suggestions the project was dead, after a dramatic fall in the company's share price. Nintendo's hardware partner Panasonic also reportedly bailed on the project and the last official announcement about 'QoL'...
"Our aim is to enable consumers to make daily efforts to improve their QOL"
Way back in 2015 it was suggested that Nintendo's Quality of Life initiative had been put on the back burner following the untimely passing of company president Satoru Iwata. Given that not much has been said about QOL, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Nintendo had...
Taking a look at Hello Sense
Getting a good night's sleep plays a vital role in your well-being, so it's easy to see why Nintendo plans to tackle this first and foremost in the Quality of Life (QOL) initiative which was set into motion by the late Satoru Iwata. While Nintendo's sleep tracking gizmo was thought to be on hold indefinitely based on...
NX is a "brand new" concept, as we've been told before
Nintendo has just published its 2016 Annual Report, and tucked away alongside all of the numbers and figures you'll find some interesting titbits about the company's future products. First up is NX, which was once again confirmed as coming in March next year: Nintendo is also devoted to the...
Not as surprising as it seems
With this being a year that, at the very least, will deliver a new system reveal from Nintendo, it should be no surprise that the company may have upped its spending on research and development. Of course, the flipside of the argument is that the hardware will have been concluded in prototype form, at least, for some...
Could Iwata's passing have put the brakes on QOL?
Industry analysts are suggesting that Nintendo's much-hyped Quality of Life project has been quietly mothballed following the untimely death of company president Satoru Iwata. Originally announced at the start of 2014, QOL hasn't been all that visible in Nintendo's current plans, and the death of...
A possible glimpse of Nintendo NX?
An eagle-eyed NeoGAF user has noticed that some Nintendo patent applications were recently published, and they make for quite fascinating reading as they are related to the mysterious QOL (Quality Of Life) project. We know that an early project in this new range of products will be a sleep sensor, but beyond that...
"Nintendo is not trying to distance itself from video games"
Since its initial cryptic reveal in January 2014, Nintendo's Quality of Life platform has been a source of concern for some loyal fans. It's since been revealed that the first QoL project will be a sleep sensor, a wireless device that will track sleep patterns and - with accompanying tools...
Focused on improving sleep and reducing fatigue
Since its announcement in January this year, Nintendo intrigued and confused some observers when it outlined plans to produce a Quality of Life — or QOL — platform. It was explained that it would be an entirely separate product from game systems — with some potential for overlapping apps and...
Short names rule for Nintendo
While the focus of many Nintendo fans is often on upcoming releases and new game announcements, it's easy to forget that the big N is planning to unveil a brand new platform in 2014 — its QOL (Quality of Life) product. It's still a mystery, yet the company is planning to release its health-driven product in the next...
A sight of the future
Update: As the vast majority of you have figured out within seconds, this is our own little contribution to the April Fools' madness this year. We've summarised some others in this round-up feature. If you want to see the original hi-tech specs which we 'borrowed' for this article, meanwhile, head on over to
To be unveiled this year, target release after 1st April 2015
In what was the finale of Satoru Iwata's Investor Briefing, the Nintendo President has announced that the company is developing a new business platform that will be focused on "Quality of Life" (QOL) in the health sphere, utilising its history as an entertainment business to engage people...
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