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  • Blog Post: New Iwata Asks Panel Features Majora's Mask 3D

    Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata has returned with a new installment of the Iwata Asks series, this time focusing on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D for the 3DS. Iwata sits down with some of the people involved in the game , including series producer Eiji Aonuma, talking about the original... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo To Offer Pre-Order, Pre-Download For Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

    In Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s presentation to shareholders, he revealed an upcoming feature for the Wii U. Nintendo’s console will join the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, offering the ability to pre-purchase and pre-download titles. The first game to be included in this program will be... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Investor ‘Flabbergasted’ That Iwata Has Not Resigned

    Nintendo’s recent annual shareholder meeting was held without company president Satoru Iwata present, but that didn’t stop investors from asking a variety of questions. Some inquiries were hard hitting, while others seemed to be more focused on offering ideas for products and perks. One investor... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Boosts Past 2 Million Copies Sold, Shareholders Re-Elect Iwata

    Nintendo has announced that over 2 million copies of Mario Kart 8 have been sold to consumers worldwide. This puts sales of the title at approximately 800,000 for the month of June after an opening weekend that saw movement of 1.2 million units . The news came by way of Nintendo’s annual general... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Iwata To Miss Shareholder Meeting Following Surgery

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has undergone surgery for a growth found in a bile duct. Because of his health concerns, Iwata will miss the annual shareholder meeting on June 27. We first learned that Iwata was suffering from an ailment when Nintendo announced he would miss E3 . Last week, he underwent... More
  • Blog Post: Health Issues Prevent Nintendo's President From Attending E3

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has to miss out on the E3 festivities this year. The company confirmed to us that he has to miss out on the show due to health issues. Nintendo won't say what is exactly plaguing Iwata, but he's listening to his doctor's orders and not traveling overseas. The... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Optimistic Towards Next Fiscal Year, In Early Planning Stages For New Hardware

    In a recent Q&A posted online addressing some of the concerns related to its recent underperformance , Nintendo shared a hope to return to "Nintendo-like profits" soon, and writes it is already in the planning stages for new hardware. Being in the planning stages of its new hardware should... More
  • 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
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