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Iwata on E3: Unlike other booths, most of our visitors were smiling

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata didn't attend E3 this year, but that didn't stop him from dropping this -- as the kids call it -- sick burn on competitors: "One thing I should say about Nintendo's E3 booth is that, unlike the other ...   read

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Iwata on digital pricing

Nintendo keeping digital prices up, hints at mild compensation

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata addressed the fact that eShop games are priced the same as their retail counterparts despite the cost savings of digital distribution. This comes from an investor briefing reported live by Nstyles and translated by C...   read

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'Competitors may take our NX ideas,' says Iwata

Wondering why Nintendo glossed right over the NX during its E3 presentation? Blame Nintendo's competitors -- Nintendo boss Iwata certainly does.  "We can't talk about the NX," Iwata said in yesterday's investor call (according to ...   read

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Splatoon Rabbits

The kids in Splatoon could have been rabbits!

In the latest of Nintendo's Iwata Asks series, the producer of Splatoon revealed that at one point in development you'd play as a rabbit instead of kids! Perhaps they changed it because "You're a rabbit now, you're a kid now" just does...   read

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Iwata says Nintendo's mobile strategy won't involve whale hunting

There's a predominant school of thought toward making money in the mobile gaming sector: Focus your attention on the people who are willing to spend exorbitant amounts. That is, make the majority of your cash from a small pool of people. Th...   read

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Nintendo NX

Iwata says no NX at E3

We already sort of expected this news, but here we go. In a recent investor meeting Satoru Iwata was pressed for specifics on whether we would see any mention of Nintendo's upcoming NX hardware at E3 this year. Surprising nobody, Iwata reco...   read

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Iwata says

Report of Netflix's Game of Thrones-style Zelda series 'not based on correct information'

I was so excited for the reported "Game of Thrones for a family audience" Legend of Zelda series that Netflix was producing that I went ahead and wrote up my "dream cast" (SEGA joke) for the series. Looks like my ace television product...   read

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Nintendo mobile

Nintendo talks NX, mobile game pricing, DeNA partnership

Nintendo is finally entering the mobile game space through a collaboration with DeNA. Why now? As CEO Satoru Iwata explained to TIME, "We have come to the stage where we can say that we will be able to develop and operate software which, i...   read

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Nintendo NX

Nintendo teases new 'NX' hardware

[Ed. Note: Super fake console photo added for emotional trauma. It's an old gag by GreenStar Studios.] Earlier today we reported on the news that Nintendo is partnering up with DeNA to bring Nintendo franchises to smart phones. During ...   read

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Nintendo port problems

President of Nintendo confirms port strike is partially responsible for U.S. New 3DS and amiibo shortages

Tired of waiting for that beautiful King Dedede amiibo? Well you can stop blaming Nintendo, at least if you want to be rational. I personally don't, and am still pining to complete my wave 3 collection, so it's still Nintendo's fault in my ...   read

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New 3DS

Iwata explains why New 3DS isn't coming west anytime soon

For those in the US and Europe hoping for a retail launch of Nintendo's New 3DS in the near future, the prospects don't look good. During Nintendo's recent semi-annual financials briefing, president Satoru Iwata explained why Japan is the o...   read

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Iwata's gonn be okay

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata has recovered from surgery

Earlier this year, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata missed E3 and the company's annual shareholder meeting due to a growth in his bile duct. He underwent surgery to remove the tumor back in June and has since returned to his normal day-to-day work...   read

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Please understand

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata missed E3 to have surgery, is recovering well

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was advised by his physician not to travel overseas so he didn't make the trip to E3, which is fine; he didn't miss much. This letter from Iwata to Nintendo shareholders on why he is also going to miss t...   read

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata staying home from E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been advised by his physician not to travel overseas "in the immediate future" and will be staying home next week, as a result. No E3! At least not in-person -- Nintendo has its Digital Event, set to air ...   read


Pokmon Omega Ruby and Pokmon Alpha Sapphire are 'full remakes'

Newly announced 3DS games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are obviously tied to GBA classics Ruby and Sapphire, but what are they really? New? Remakes? Or that terrible industry word -- r...   read

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Nintendo in China?

Nintendo plans to develop new consoles for emerging markets

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata told Bloomberg that they plan to develop new game consoles for emerging markets. Instead of discounting existing Nintendo systems, they will "make new things, with a new thinking."  Iwata told Bloomberg in an...   read

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Nintendo's new plan

Nintendo details plan to turn around Wii U sales

Nintendo released their third quarter financial results which revealed an operating loss of over $15 million due to poor Wii U sales. While it wasn't totally bleak in sales in some regards, the company overall failed to meet revised sales p...   read

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Pachter on Nintendo

Happy birthday Iwata, Pachter thinks you should be fired

Today is Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's 54th birthday. Happy birthday Mr. Iwata; Michael Pachter thinks you should be out of the job. The Wedbush Securities analyst continued his fire and brimstone sermon at Game Monetization USA Su...   read

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Nintendope: My fantasy hang-out session with the Big N

[Dtoid community blogger DoctorHair shared this... uh... well, he... yeah... just read it. It's goddamn hilarious. --Mr Andy Dixon] Welcome to Fantasy Blunt Scenarios: A new, ongoing original series concerning groups of people I'd like to s...   read

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Wii Sports Club

Wii Sports Club might receive physical release

Wii Sports Club comes out tomorrow with its high-definition remixes of Bowling and Tennis. It's a Wii U eShop exclusive for now, but that's something that might change in the future.  "I do not deny the possibility that Wii Sports Club...   read

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Nintendo on going mobile

Nintendo considering new sales methods for digital games

Nintendo's digital business is on the rise. The company pulled in more than 11.4 billion yen from downloadable sales during the first six months of the fiscal year. Despite shattering its previous record, the platform holder believes there'...   read

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Wii Sports Club

Wii Sports Club co-developed with Namco Bandai

Wii Sports Club is being co-developed by Namco Bandai Studios, Nintendo revealed during a recent Iwata Asks session surrounding the upcoming game. Software developer Takayuki Shimamura said Namco Bandai was asked to a lend a hand because ev...   read

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Pokemon X and Y

Iwata Asks explains the meaning behind Pokemon 'X and Y'

In what is one of the greatest Q&A series on the web, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has interviewed Game Freak in his latest edition of "Iwata Asks," and uncovers a number of cool facts about the Pokemon franchise in the process. Most...   read

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Mario & Sonic
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Worldwide online in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Games

Here's a question: why does Peach have to wear tights to ice skate while Bowser gets to go bare-bottom? They have lots of dumb laws over in Sochi. Maybe a 'dinos must not wear pants' law is also in place. We learned from this morning's Nin...   read

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StreetPass relay system will now allow six tags at once

Remember when Nintendo announced that the 3DS' StreetPass function would be improved so that you would get tagged whenever you passed through a Nintendo Zone location? The way the system works, two 3DS owners don't have to be present at the...   read

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