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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says the company's chief differentiator is its invention and introduction of hardware and software, and how having those different teams under the same umbrella. "What I believe is that Nintendo is a very unique company, because it does its business by designing and...

August 8th 2013 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata believes that his company can get back into the black without firing any of its employees, through good ol' fashioned efficiency and cost-saving measures. "It is true that our business has its ups and downs every few years, and of course, our ideal situation...

July 6th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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If the Wii Vitality Sensor were to be spoken of in Monty Python parrot terms, it would be an ex-parrot – bereft of life, it rests in peace. Originally announced back in 2009, Nintendo's unreleased biometric accessory has been indefinitely shelved due to the fact that the thing doesn't work wi...

July 5th 2013 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo president Saturo Iwata will assume the additional role of Nintendo of America Chief Executive Officer, overseeing NoA President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime, who remains in place. The move is one of several board changes in the wake of planned retirements.The executive-leve...

April 24th 2013 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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You may have missed it amongst all the goings-on of the North American and European broadcasts, but last week's Nintendo Direct for Japan featured a cute little sketch which saw Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata get into the spirit of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.This week, Nintendo republished it fo...

February 20th 2013 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Speaking to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata elaborated on Nintendo's aims regarding the merger of its console and handheld development teams. Iwata takes the surprising stance that putting the two teams together in Kyoto will result in more potential platforms, not fewer. "What we are sa...

February 5th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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In order to boost the number of new games coming to the 3DS, Nintendo plans to work with Japanese third parties to bring their games to the North American and European markets. "Among those third-party titles both developed and published in Japan, there have been some games which Nintendo published...

January 31st 2013 at 12:33am 0 Comments
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Nintendo plans to unite its console and handheld divisions by February 16, combining the two into a singular unit tasked with creating next-generation hardware. As reported by Nikkei, and then confirmed to Engadget by Nintendo, the combined unit will initially incorporate 150 handheld and 130 conso...

January 16th 2013 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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A Nintendo Direct will be simultaneously broadcast worldwide tomorrow morning at 6am EST/8pm Japan time. In the roughly ten-minute broadcast, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will deliver "a short message with Pokemon news."With no other details to go on, we remind you to please reserve your excitem...

January 7th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments