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During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, president Satoru Iwata offered a launch window for upcoming day-glo paint shooter Splatoon and also outlined the game's central conflict. It seems that the adorable, paint-wielding protagonists of Splatoon are actually squid people. According to Ninte...

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Following earlier reports that Nintendo had plans to join the health-monitoring industry, company president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the gaming giant is currently developing a device to track a user's sleep patterns and encourage them toward more healthy, restful sleep. "Since fatigue per ...

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Good news, Nintendo fans -- CEO Satoru Iwata has returned to his position at the company following a medical-related absence, and notes that he has recovered well enough to resume his regular duties. Iwata missed a shareholders' meeting in June after revealing that he required surgery to remove ...

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Mario Kart 8 sold approximately 2 million copies worldwide in less than a month, as it continued to race along the Wii U sales charts. IGN reports Nintendo announced the sell-through figure at its annual general meeting of shareholders, which took place yesterday. Nintendo must be chipper about ...

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Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata underwent surgery last week to remove a bile duct growth, and as a result he will miss the company's upcoming annual shareholders meeting. In a letter published on Nintendo's site, the 54-year-old explained the growth was fortunately detected early and he mad...

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently acknowledged the long rebuilding process the company is mired in to become increasingly profitable again in the coming years. While unable to offer specific numbers, he toned down expectations for the coming financial year (FY 2014) as well as the next one (...

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Nintendo is developing figurines with built-in tech to communicate with both the Wii U and 3DS, along with a new device to make them compatible with the handheld. ​The NFC (near-fields communication) reader and writer is due in the first half of 2015, and uses infra-red to communicate with the 3...

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It came as a surprise when Nintendo announced plans to develop health-monitoring technology, but according to president Satoru Iwata, this is just one part of the company's new focus on improving the health of its customers. "With a platform business that improves people's [quality of life] in e...

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Nintendo will put into effect a 114.2 billion-yen ($1.1 billion) share buyback program tomorrow – the first instituted response to lackluster Wii U sales lowering the company's bottom line. Nintendo will seek to reacquire as many as 9.5 million shares (7.4 percent) of its outstanding stock ...

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Pikachu now stands as the world's most famous electric rat, but had Nintendo been more inclined to accept outside advice, the little yellow cash cow may have been less "cuddly" and more "hideously terrifying." During the initial development of Pokemon, the company was repeatedly warned away from...

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Tomodachi Collection: New Life is coming to North America, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal. Iwata didn't provide a time table for the Western launch. A Nintendo representative told Joystiq that the company "has nothing to announce at this time." Tomodachi Colle...

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said mergers and acquisitions are an option for turning the company's fortunes around in a Nikkei interview. Iwata said the company "should abandon old assumptions about our businesses. We are considering M&As as an option. For this reason, we'll step up share bu...

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In a follow-up report to Nintendo's financial briefing today, an on-demand gaming service spanning multiple pieces of hardware is described as part of CEO Satoru Iwata's longterms plans. The first step toward this new on-demand service, the report says, was introducing Nintendo Network IDs on both ...

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Nintendo's recently cleared technical hurdles regarding the Wii U's Virtual Console offerings have a clear result - the company announced plans for Nintendo DS titles to join the Wii U's current offering. Nintendo's quarterly financial meeting in Japan, in which Nintendo President Satoru Iwata l...

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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed the company is looking into non-wearable health monitors during a financial briefing in Japan today. New details on this venture, Iwata said, would be revealed this year, with a planned launch for Nintendo's fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. Iwata said, as rep...

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During a corporate briefing today in Japan, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata confirmed Mario Kart 8 would launch on Wii U some time in May. The Wall Street Journal's Digits blog picked up the news during a Nintendo business briefing held in Japan. Mario Kart 8, announced during E3 last year, is the lat...

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