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Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo Strategies

Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo Strategies

Plans to bring prosperity?

After a couple of weeks of rampant speculation and opinionated musings around the web, Satoru Iwata stepped out following Nintendo's financial results reveal and put forward some plans, ideological shifts and teases to indicate, loosely in various cases, what the company would do to revive the Wii U and return to...

News: Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle With Two Extra Games On Sale for $269.99

Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle With Two Extra Games On Sale for $269.99

Be quick

We've seen some attractive Wii U deals since the Holiday season, in various territories, and the latest to emerge is from the eBay outlet of Newegg. It's offering the only limited edition Wii U hardware design available to date, along with two games, for just $269.99USD. The bundle on offer includes the following: The Legend of Zelda:...

News: Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Abandon Old Assumptions" About Its Businesses

Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Abandon Old Assumptions" About Its Businesses

Hiroshi Yamauchi "would tell me to carry an air of confidence"

As anticipated, this week's Q3 financial results Investor Briefing from Satoru Iwata attracted plenty of attention. The moment that Nintendo drastically revised its sales and projections down in January was also the point when plenty of speculation and ideas on the company's future were...

Video: Japanese Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Trailer Swings Into View

Japanese Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Trailer Swings Into View

The Kongs go bananas when they get the cold shoulder

A new Japanese video showcasing footage from the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has appeared, and it's chock-full of gameplay bits that may help tide fans over until the game's February launch. The video — which may contain spoilers for players who are trying to avoid seeing too...

News: Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warner Bros. Cancels Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U DLC

Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warner Bros. Cancels Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U DLC

Decision "based on demand"

Wii U owners who had purchased the season pass for Batman: Arkham Origins will be disappointed to discover that Warner Bros. has decided to not bring the new story campaign to the console. Accordingly, Nintendo has begun refunding customers who have purchased the season pass for $19.99 (plus tax) by crediting their eShop...

News: Lucario The Aura Warrior Returns To Battle In Super Smash Bros. 3DS & Wii U

Lucario The Aura Warrior Returns To Battle In Super Smash Bros. 3DS & Wii U

The heroic aura Pokémon returns!

Today, Masahiro Sakurai has revealed another returning veteran character for Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U. Lucario — the Fighting/Steel type Pokémon who made its debut as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl — will return for the upcoming Nintendo mascot-packed brawler. Many who feared that Lucario may face...

Video: World 2 Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Looks Something Like This

World 2 Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Looks Something Like This

Monkey business

We trust that our recent preview of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has whet your appetite for some more simian-related fun — if so, then you're going to love the short but sweet highlights reel we've put together for World 2 of the upcoming Wii U platform adventure. We'll be running more videos in the next few weeks, leading...

News: Satoru Iwata Admits The "Wii U Isn't In Good Shape" Ahead of Investor Briefing

Satoru Iwata Admits The "Wii U Isn't In Good Shape" Ahead of Investor Briefing

"I’m concentrating my mind on how to rebuild Nintendo"

Nintendo's investor briefing, thanks to the extensive gaps in time zones, is taking place rather soon. The unveiling of today's financial reports did involve a short press conference with Satoru Iwata, and Bloomberg has picked up some choice comments. After confirming a pay cut that will run...

Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strategies Face Rather Different Challenges

Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strategies Face Rather Different Challenges

Past-generation trends need not apply

In some respects today's financial results were the least surprising and eye-opening of recent times, and that's mainly to the credit of Nintendo's decision to jump the gun and reveal major reductions in sales and financial projections, blunting the impact from today's Q3 results. Nintendo's previously bold...

News: Hardware Sales Drop in Japan as Wii U Falls Into Four Figures

Hardware Sales Drop in Japan as Wii U Falls Into Four Figures

Can January be over now?

When considering important sales months in the calendar year, we suspect that plenty within the game development and publishing industry have January near the bottom of the list. It does bring some new games, such as Kirby: Triple Deluxe in Japan, but it generally represents a notable downturn after the highs of November and...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Teases New Super Smash Bros. Stage With Palutena Image

Masahiro Sakurai Teases New Super Smash Bros. Stage With Palutena Image

Statue hints at Kid Icarus stage on Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai continues to increase his daily picture to tease ratio for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS, with yesterday bringing a new item reveal; the Director's Room on Miiverse shows all, and we'll summarise as always early next week. Occasionally his posts tip over from being a...

News: Pokémon X & Y Hit 11.61 Million Worldwide Sales as Nintendo Lists 3DS and Wii U Million Sellers

Pokémon X & Y Hit 11.61 Million Worldwide Sales as Nintendo Lists 3DS and Wii U Million Sellers

The Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World included in Wii U list

Nintendo has released its Q3 financial results, which begin to reinforce the disappointing reductions in projections. While Nintendo has cited lower than expected sales for 3DS and Wii U hardware, with the latter being particularly damaging to profits at this time, it has also...

Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U Without The GamePad?

Is There A Future For The Wii U Without The GamePad?

Could sacrificing the console's main selling point be the way to success?

When the Wii U was first announced, the confirmation of the GamePad controller — complete with a second-screen bursting with tantalizing asymmetrical gameplay possibilities — caused quite a stir. The reaction from the industry and general public was mainly positive, and...

News: Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Satoru Iwata's Corporate Management Policy Briefing will reveal more

The Nikkei, a prominent business newspaper and website in Japan, recently published an article outlining its understanding of Nintendo's upcoming smart device strategies, highlighting its expectations of what will be announced later this week when Satoru Iwata provides an investor...