Entries in 'iwata' (108)

Iwata's internal approval rating drops as signs of board unease emerge

Iwata's internal approval rating drops as signs of board unease emerge

A report from Japan seems to be suggesting that there’s a small risk Nintendo president Saturo Iwata could be voted off the company’s board.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 9:43AM in News
Iwata reaffirms Nintendo's commitment to dedicated hardware

Iwata reaffirms Nintendo's commitment to dedicated hardware

Dedicated video games hardware will remain Nintendo’s core focus, the company has pledged.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 10:42AM in News
"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

Hedge fund manager and Nintendo share holder Seth Fischer has urged Nintendo to move into the smartphone market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 9:58AM in News
Nintendo could merge handhelds and home consoles into single machine, Iwata admits

Nintendo could merge handhelds and home consoles into single machine, Iwata admits

A single system combining both home and handheld consoles could be the future of Nintendo’s hardware business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2014 at 10:44AM in News

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Iwata reiterates no Wii U price cut; Says "it is never too late" for console to succeed

Iwata reiterates no Wii U price cut; Says "it is never too late" for console to succeed

Nintendo’s financial plans for the year ahead have not been designed to accommodate a Wii U price drop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2014 at 9:48AM in News
Nintendo considering mergers and acquisitions 'as an option'

Nintendo considering mergers and acquisitions 'as an option'

Saturo Iwata has hinted that even greater reforms could be on the way for Nintendo than first thought.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2014 at 4:09PM in News
A beginner's guide to Iwata's plans to save Nintendo

A beginner's guide to Iwata's plans to save Nintendo

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata this morning outlined his vision for the saving of Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 12:15PM in News
Nintendo plans to break away from gaming; Wii U price cut "not an option"; Smartphone service revealed

Nintendo plans to break away from gaming; Wii U price cut "not an option"; Smartphone service revealed

You’ve likely read dozens of different editorials this past month predicting what the future might bring for Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 9:05AM in News

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Iwata takes 50% pay cut after 30% profit dip; Wind Waker HD and Mario World sell 1m+ units

Iwata takes 50% pay cut after 30% profit dip; Wind Waker HD and Mario World sell 1m+ units

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata is to take a 50 per cent cut in wages following the company’s predicted net loss in its latest set of financials.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
Iwata: "It's not as simple as moving Mario onto smartphones"

Iwata: "It's not as simple as moving Mario onto smartphones"

Becoming a third party publisher is not the easy answer to reversing Nintendo’s ongoing problems, president Satoru Iwata has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 3:30PM in News
I will not resign, pledges Iwata

I will not resign, pledges Iwata

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has pledged to fight on in his battle to return Nintendo to profitability.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 10:51AM in News
Iwata's Wii U and 3DS statement in full

Iwata's Wii U and 3DS statement in full

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has released a lengthy statement clarifying the events that led up today’s damaging sales forecast reductions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 10:07AM in News

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Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

The reality of the challenge confronting Wii U has finally struck Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 17th 2014 at 8:55AM in News
Pachter: "I don't know why Iwata is still employed"

Pachter: "I don't know why Iwata is still employed"

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has stepped up his media onslaught on Nintendo by saying that president Satoru Iwata should be sacked.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2013 at 11:32AM in News
Nintendo remains committed to 3D content, despite 2DS switch

Nintendo remains committed to 3D content, despite 2DS switch

Big questions were asked of the 3D future of the 3DS when Nintendo revealed that its latest version, the 2DS, had done away with the 3D screen.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 12:36PM in News
Nintendo to prioritise digital for new IP

Nintendo to prioritise digital for new IP

Nintendo says it will focus on digital releases for its new IP given the platform’s flexibility.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 6th 2013 at 10:57AM in News

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Iwata: "Nintendo is not good at competing"

Iwata: "Nintendo is not good at competing"

Nintendo has a rich history of innovation and president Satoru Iwata says that tradition remain very much at the heart of the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2013 at 10:22AM in News
Iwata: We will carry on Yamauchi's spirit

Iwata: We will carry on Yamauchi's spirit

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has paid tribute to his predecessor Hiroshi Yamauchi.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 20th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Iwata dismisses Wii U price concerns, says software is the issue

Iwata dismisses Wii U price concerns, says software is the issue

The Wii U’s full retail price of between £250 and £300 is not the reason for its market struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 12:54PM in News
Iwata vows that Nintendo IP won't go multi-platform

Iwata vows that Nintendo IP won't go multi-platform

Don’t expect Mario, Zelda or Donkey Kong to appear on non-Nintendo platforms anytime soon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2013 at 10:33AM in News
Iwata: Nintendo is not making pieces of art

Iwata: Nintendo is not making pieces of art

Making games that strike a chord with gamers is far more important than any pretence about creating high art.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 1:30PM in News
Just as we suspected, the Wii Vitality Sensor has been scrapped

Just as we suspected, the Wii Vitality Sensor has been scrapped

One of the most maligned pieces of gaming hardware ever revealed will not now be released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2013 at 12:59PM in News
Iwata: "More third-party Wii U titles on the way"

Iwata: "More third-party Wii U titles on the way"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has teased that unnanounced games from third-party publishers are in development for Wii U.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 8th 2013 at 10:24AM in News
Iwata: Wii U price cut is not an easy option to take

Iwata: Wii U price cut is not an easy option to take

Hopes that Wii U might increase its competitive position via a price cut in the run-up to Christmas have seemingly been dashed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2013 at 11:24AM in News
Iwata accepts responsibility for Wii U struggles

Iwata accepts responsibility for Wii U struggles

"We are to blame.” That’s the message from Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata regarding the disappointing sales of the Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2013 at 9:40AM in News