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  • Blog Post: Legend of Zelda-Themed DLC Available For Sonic Lost World

    Sonic is no stranger when it comes to entering the universes of other video games. He’s fought in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, participated in the Olympics, and explored Yoshi’s Island. Now he is racing into Hyrule in a new Zelda-themed DLC for Sonic Lost World. The Zelda Zone DLC is available... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Handheld And Home Console Divisions Now Integrated

    Last week, Nintendo held an in-depth investor briefing following a disappointing third quarter financial report. We covered a number of things from that meeting, including the 2014 software lineup , plans to more fully use the Wii U’s gamepad , thoughts on mobile and how it will intersect with... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Considering Merger Or Acquisition

    This week has a seen quite a lot of Nintendo news. On the positive side of things, we know that Mario Kart is coming in May and Super Smash Bros. is confirmed for this year. On the flip side, the Wii U continues to disappoint at retail , and the company has recognized that the Gamepad isn’t being... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata Says Multiplatform Development Is Not In Nintendo's Future

    With the Wii U posting anemic sales numbers , the calls for Nintendo to follow in the footsteps of Sega and leave the hardware business for multiplatform game development are increasing. However, Nintendo head Satoru Iwata says that it would be a move done for "short term profit." In an interview... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Answers Investor Questions, Addresses Virtual Boy, Wii Vitality Sensor, Lay-Offs, Etc.

    Nintendo recently published a large Q and A posting on its website where stockholders were able to direct questions at the company's president Saturo Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto. The questionnaire discusses everything from the Virtual Boy, to the food served in Nintendo's cafeteria, and the state... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Golf World Tour Delayed Until 2014

    Nintendo revealed in an investor relations briefing today that the 3DS Mario Golf title in the works at Camelot has been pushed back to 2014. Mario Golf World Tour was originally slated for this summer , but Nintendo has moved its release into a 2014 3DS release schedule that needs the help more than... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata Teases Smash Bros., 3D Mario game, And Mario Kart For Upcoming Nintendo Direct

    Nintendo's president, CEO, Nintendo Direct host, and asker of questions, took to Nintendo's Twitter account to tease what the next Nintendo Direct will cover. Apparently the next Direct presentation, which will take place right before E3, will detail the nest Super Smash Bros., the next 3D Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Direct Focusing On Summer Releases Airs Tomorrow

    Nintendo has announced that its next Nintendo Direct conference will be happening tomorrow morning, with a a focus on games coming to the Wii U and the 3DS this Summer. The last Nintendo Direct occurred on the same day in April, and we got a lot of exciting announcements , including a new Zelda game... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Will Not Have A Traditional Keynote At E3 2013

    Nintendo announced today that they will be choosing a different method than in years past to showcase their products to the media at this June's Electronic Entertainment Expo. At past events, Nintendo has joined Sony and Microsoft in holding a separate keynote address. In his presentation to investors... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Operating Income Shortfalls, Leadership Changes, And Wii U Sales Numbers Disclosed

    This morning brought expected news from Nintendo of continued financial shortfalls. Earlier this week, we reported analyst predictions of operating income losses amounting to 18.7 billion yen. As it turns out, these estimates were conservative. Actual operating income shortfalls amounted to 36.4 billion... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Expected To Post Significant Loss For Year Ending March 31, 2013

    Just a little less than three months ago, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata pledged to drastically improve the company's financial performance. With a promise of 100 billion yen operating profit for the coming fiscal year, the news he is about to deliver is nothing short of a setback. According to... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Wants Gamers To Give The Wii U More Time

    It's been a rough road for the Wii U since its launch in November 2012. Starting with the reveal of their latest living room hardware, Nintendo's communication strategy has bred confusion . The company has failed to penetrate the casual market, which was a segment that contributed much to the... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata Takes Responsibility For Wii U's Waning Momentum

    In an investor relations presentation, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata outlines the problems facing the Wii U, stating he feels "greatly accountable" for the impact the console has had on his company's bottom line. In the presentation, Iwata states that it takes consumers longer to understand... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata Draws The Best Kirby

    This image comes from a 1993 strategy guide for Kirby's Adventure where Masahiro Sakurai, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Satoru Iwata each took a stab at drawing Kirby. Sakurai is the man behind Kirby and and Super Smash Bros., Miyamoto is responsible for the joy in our childhoods, and Iwata is the current... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Nintendo Will Not Reveal Wii U Pricing At E3

    President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata told investors recently that Nintendo would not be revealing the price of the Wii U hardware at this year's E3. Iwata told investors, "we will announce the launch date and price in each market sometime after E3," but assured that, "we will showcase... More
  • Blog Post: New 2D Mario Coming To 3DS

    As part of its fiscal third quarter results, Nintendo announced plans to release a side-scrolling Super Mario title for 3DS in its next fiscal year. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata offered no other details about the game during his presentation, which can be viewed on the company's website. Iwata... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Holding Back 3DS Software

    The question of quality and timely software (and lack thereof) has been one of the issues that may have contributed to the 3DS' initial poor sales. But with the holiday season upon us, Nintendo says that flooding the market with 3DS titles isn't the best strategy. Speaking at a Q&A after... More
  • Blog Post: 3DS Getting Demos, Add-On Content

    As part of the upcoming 3DS system update next month publishers and developers can offer demo versions of certain software titles. The demos will have a limited number of play sessions, however. Additionally, Nintendo is allowing the ability for "add-on" content for 3DS games through the eShop... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Insists It Is A Social Gaming Company

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata denied falling behind the social gaming wave in a recent investor call. He accomplished this impressive feat of cognitive gymnastics by defining social gaming in a…unique way. "We have our roots in the playthings connecting people, as the company’s original... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo President Apologizes For 3DS Price Cut

    If you’re still feeling a little raw about buying a Nintendo 3DS right out of the gate and thereby missing out on the recent price cut, then Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, wants you to know that he’s sorry. Do you feel better? Last week, after the price cut , Nintendo announced details... More
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