Entries in 'iwata' (108)

Iwata: 3DS launch software line-up was too weak

Iwata: 3DS launch software line-up was too weak

Nintendo’s 3DS handheld has been held back by a lack of quality launch titles, Nintendo’s president Saturo Iwata has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2011 at 11:05AM in News
Iwata dismisses free-to-play

Iwata dismisses free-to-play

The freemium model for video games isn't just a sector that Nintendo will be avoiding – it's one that president Satoru Iwata believes actually threatens the health of the industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2011 at 10:49AM in News
Nintendo: 3DS has not met expectations

Nintendo: 3DS has not met expectations

Platform holder Nintendo has admitted that the early performance of the 3DS at retail has fallen some way short of the company's internal expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2011 at 1:21PM in News
3DS eShop inspired by High Street retail

3DS eShop inspired by High Street retail

The virtual Nintendo 3DS eShop which went live last week took its design ideas from High Street stores.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 13th 2011 at 6:07PM in News

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Iwata: Nintendo must look westwards

Iwata: Nintendo must look westwards

It's one of the most prevalent trends of the current generation, and speaking to investors even the president of the world's most powerful gaming firm has admitted that Nintendo must ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2011 at 9:00AM in News
Nintendo: Kinect not cannibalising Wii

Nintendo: Kinect not cannibalising Wii

Saturo Iwata has claimed that there's no evidence that the success of Xbox 360 Kinect has played a part in the slowing of international Wii hardware sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2011 at 4:13PM in News
Harrison: Iwata is wrong

Harrison: Iwata is wrong

Former Sony Studios boss and general partner at London Venture Partners Phil Harrison has dismissed Saturo Iwata's recent criticism of the App Store revolution at GDC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2011 at 9:09AM in News
ANALYSIS: The brewing app war

ANALYSIS: The brewing app war

Two of the most powerful men in games were stood just metres apart at GDC last week, delivering back-to-back keynotes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2011 at 10:46AM in News

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FEATURE: Apple vs Nintendo

FEATURE: Apple vs Nintendo

Yesterday two of the most important companies in games and technology, Nintendo and Apple, held keynotes back to back. The Nintendo keynote at GDC primarily concerned the 3DS and filling ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2011 at 9:39AM in News
GDC: Ocarina of Time 3DS due in June

GDC: Ocarina of Time 3DS due in June

Satoru Iwata has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be released for 3DS in June.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 2nd 2011 at 5:59PM in News
Iwata: WiiWare/DSiWare have been disappointing

Iwata: WiiWare/DSiWare have been disappointing

Satoru Iwata has admitted that Nintendo has been disappointed in the performance of its downloadable games services.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 2nd 2011 at 5:46PM in News
Miyamoto confirms new Super Mario Bros 3DS

Miyamoto confirms new Super Mario Bros 3DS

Shigeru Miyamoto is working on a new Super Mario Bros title for the Nintendo 3DS.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 2nd 2011 at 11:01AM in News

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3D not necessary for 3DS games

3D not necessary for 3DS games

Games created for Nintendo’s highly anticipated 3DS won’t be forced to make use of the device’s unique 3D capabilities.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 14th 2011 at 10:32AM in News
Iwata to keynote GDC

Iwata to keynote GDC

Satoru Iwata is to keynote the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco for the fourth time this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2011 at 2:52PM in News
3DS games won't dry up, Iwata promises

3DS games won't dry up, Iwata promises

Gamers can expect regular software releases to be very much the norm with its upcoming 3DS handheld, according to Nintendo president Saturo Iwata.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2011 at 8:39AM in News
Q4 failure will spell ‘trouble’ for Wii

Q4 failure will spell ‘trouble’ for Wii

In a frank statement to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted that Wii really has to perform in the marketplace this Christmas if the platform holder is to emerge ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2010 at 4:29PM in News

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Excitement blamed for high 3DS RRP

Excitement blamed for high 3DS RRP

Speaking to analysts yesterday, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata admitted one curious reason for the comparatively high price of the Nintendo DS handheld – the enthusiasm with which it was greeted

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2010 at 3:19PM in News
Nintendo promises closer 3rd party ties

Nintendo promises closer 3rd party ties

The impressive E3 software line-up for 3DS proved that Nintendo’s new platform is one that publishers clearly believe in – and Saturo Iwata has pledged to ensure that remains the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2010 at 11:25AM in News
3DS to advance Nintendo’s download plans

3DS to advance Nintendo’s download plans

The 3DS will mark the start of a new era for Nintendo’s digital distribution strategy, according to company president Satoru Iwata.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 12th 2010 at 3:09PM in News
Iwata: Past hits don’t sell any more

Iwata: Past hits don’t sell any more

Satoru Iwata has claimed that the best way to improve the industry’s falling sales is to abandon previous winning formulas.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2010 at 3:09PM in News
Iwata: 3DS is for ‘serious gamers’

Iwata: 3DS is for ‘serious gamers’

The DS may have been swamped by casual software over the years, but Nintendo president Saturo Iwata is confident the 3DS can retain its focus on the core audience.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 24th 2010 at 2:14PM in News
‘New and fresh’ digital service for 3DS

‘New and fresh’ digital service for 3DS

The digital distribution offering for the 3DS will be different to that seen with the likes of DS or Wii, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2010 at 11:26AM in News
3DS can make more ‘expert gamers’

3DS can make more ‘expert gamers’

High development costs and a software line-up that seems geared to the core games market – on the face of it the 3DS doesn’t seem to be picking up where ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2010 at 10:52AM in News
3DS specs confirmed by Iwata?

3DS specs confirmed by Iwata?

It is becoming increasingly more likely that Nintendo is using Sharp's parallax 3D tech for its upcoming handheld, the Nintendo 3DS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 6:39PM in News
3DS users can turn off 3D

3DS users can turn off 3D

US news agency Forbes has revealed that the 3D elements of Nintendo’s upcoming handheld the 3DS can be switched off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 11:50AM in News