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"At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn't as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Reuters in a recent interview. "But sales are not bad, and I feel it's selling steadily."The Wii U is...

January 7th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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One of the mini games within Game and Wario is Fruit, a game of stealth and lying to your loved ones. Classic Nintendo. Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, gives the game a go in the above video, which asks, "Can you guess which character Mr. Iwata is using to steal the fruit?"

December 5th 2012 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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The day-one Wii U update, a lengthy download that enabled all of the system's online functionality, is a bit irritating for new Wii U owners, and was kind of terrifying for pre-release reviewers. Speaking to IGN, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admitted it wasn't the best situation, apologizing for...

November 29th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata may be the best person to watch unboxing a Wii U, since he knows precisely what he's doing with each of the parts. Besides, he wears fancy white gloves that he says make him feel like Mario, and that's pretty baller (and helps avoid fingerprints on the glossy syste...

November 7th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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During the Q&A following Nintendo's latest earnings presentation, president Satoru Iwata addressed several topics, including Wii U marketing strategy, the difficulty of selling games based on new IP and the impact of smartphones and tablets on the video game industry. Concerning the Wii U, Iwat...

October 29th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The digitally distributed versions of retail 3DS software accounted for somewhere between three and ten percent of total sales worldwide, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said in an investor briefing. He noted that this was done "without any advertisements in the mass media," which is sort of like a...

October 25th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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The Wii U will sell at a loss when it launches, Nintendo revealed today. In an investor briefing, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata disclosed the console's price is "below cost," citing it as one of the reasons for the company's reduced annual net profit outlook announced yesterday. The 3DS,...

October 25th 2012 at 6:15am 0 Comments
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The Wii U hardware development team is aware that the first thing most people will do with their WiiPads is see how far they will work away from the console, inside their homes. The WiiPad's radio waves need a clear line of travel to the Wii U to work properly, meaning even things such as walls and...

October 17th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments