Entries in 'iwata' (35)

Nintendo shareholder "flabbergasted" that Iwata is still in a job

Nintendo shareholder "flabbergasted" that Iwata is still in a job

“I do not understand video games and I feel angry.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 3:31PM in News
Iwata increases approval rating amongst Nintendo investors

Iwata increases approval rating amongst Nintendo investors

Satoru Iwata’s plan to reverse Nintendo’s decline has been given the backing of investors.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 11:16AM in News
Iwata re-elected as Nintendo president

Iwata re-elected as Nintendo president

Poorly Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has retained his role as president, IGN reports.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2014 at 11:49AM in News
Nintendo boss Iwata has undergone surgery

Nintendo boss Iwata has undergone surgery

Satoru Iwata will miss Nintendo’s upcoming annual general meeting after news he has undergone surgery.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2014 at 9:20AM in News

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Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros WILL save Wii U, Iwata insists

Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros WILL save Wii U, Iwata insists

This year’s release of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros will sell Wii U hardware and help the machine hit its 3.6m unit sales target.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 4:16PM in News
Nintendo confirms it has 'clear ideas' for Wii U successor

Nintendo confirms it has 'clear ideas' for Wii U successor

Satoru Iwata has confirmed to investor that the company already knows what it has planned for its follow-up to the struggling Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 3:31PM in News
Iwata: A fourth year of losses would be 'unacceptable'

Iwata: A fourth year of losses would be 'unacceptable'

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has vowed to prevent Nintendo suffering another year of losses.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2014 at 11:35AM in News
Nintendo posts third year of losses as Wii U misses targets, expects machine to increase sales in year ahead

Nintendo posts third year of losses as Wii U misses targets, expects machine to increase sales in year ahead

Wii U fell just short of Nintendo’s already reduced sales forecasts in Nintendo’s last financial year, leading to a third straight annual loss for the firm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 9:31AM in News

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Stealth Inc 2 dev: Iwata sets indie development milestones personally

Stealth Inc 2 dev: Iwata sets indie development milestones personally

(UPDATE: Curve has contacted MCV to say that while the quotes below are accurate they reference the Nintendo published Fluidity.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 10:21AM in News
Iwata: We shouldn't think entertainment = only video games

Iwata: We shouldn't think entertainment = only video games

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has stressed that Nintendo should no longer be thought of as just a video games company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2014 at 12:36PM in News
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

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"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
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

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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
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
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