Entries in 'iwata' (108)

Nintendo announces Wii Party

Nintendo announces Wii Party

Nintendo has announced it is currently developing Wii Party, a new title that has been designed to shake up an oversaturated genre on the best-selling console.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 7th 2010 at 6:02PM in News
Wii 2 to go beyond HD

Wii 2 to go beyond HD

There’s no way of knowing how far off the announcement of a successor to the Wii actually is, but new comments from Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata suggest that when the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2010 at 12:31PM in News
Iwata dismisses iPad

Iwata dismisses iPad

“It’s a bigger iPod Touch” – that’s the conclusive verdict of Nintendo president Saturo Iwata when asked for his thoughts on Apple’s new iPad by The New York Times.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 2:13PM in News
Nintendo: Iwata’s DS2 comments were misinterpreted

Nintendo: Iwata’s DS2 comments were misinterpreted

Nintendo has rubbished reports that Nintendo’s next DS will boast highly detailed graphics and motion sensing capabilities.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 13th 2010 at 11:11AM in News

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New Zelda due this year

New Zelda due this year

Obviously cheery after the Wii’s impressive December performance across the globe, Satoru Iwata has kicked off the New Year by stating that the new Zelda game on Wii will be ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 9:25AM in News
Iwata: Wii has recovered from slowdown

Iwata: Wii has recovered from slowdown

Having confessed his concern about the health of the Wii in the latter stages of 2009, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has now told Reuters that has machine has recovered from ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 9:12AM in News
DSi LL was nearly called ‘DSi Comfort’

DSi LL was nearly called ‘DSi Comfort’

In the latest edition of NoJ’s Iwata Asks series, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has listed a number of names for the firm considered for its recently unveiled DSi XL.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 15th 2009 at 11:49AM in News
Iwata: Digital retail 20 years away

Iwata: Digital retail 20 years away

The digital revolution is upon, but the speed at which the transition from retail to broadband will happen is certainly a matter of debate – and heavyweight industry figure Satoru ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2009 at 12:05PM in News

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Iwata: Piracy “is an endless battle”

Iwata: Piracy “is an endless battle”

With the PS3 remaining the only current generation console to remain unhacked, platform holder Nintendo – whose DS and Wii remain two of piracy’s largest victims – has admitted that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2009 at 10:59AM in News
Iwata: Wii and PS3 “neck and neck”

Iwata: Wii and PS3 “neck and neck”

You can decide for yourself whether it’s proof of a dramatic PS3 resurgence or a troubling Wii decline, but a recent confession from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is certainly evidence ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2009 at 10:57AM in News
Iwata: Wii has stalled

Iwata: Wii has stalled

Satoru Iwata, the CEO of Japanese platform holder Nintendo, has admitted that the company’s failure to produce regular first party triple-A software for the console has lead to the recently ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2009 at 10:16AM in News
Iwata: New games will sell 10m each

Iwata: New games will sell 10m each

Having admitted that both Wii Music and Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City have both underperformed at retail, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has predicted big things for its upcoming ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2009 at 3:15PM in News

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Wii Music ‘did not fulfil expectations’

Wii Music ‘did not fulfil expectations’

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has admitted that the underperforming sales of both Wii Music and Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City were to blame for the publisher’s recent lacklustre ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2009 at 3:03PM in News
Vitality Sensor over a year away

Vitality Sensor over a year away

The Nintendo Vitality Sensor will not make it to market in 2009, with Nintendo president Saturo Iwata pointing to a launch in the second half of 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2009 at 12:35PM in News
Iwata shoots down Wii 2 talk

Iwata shoots down Wii 2 talk

Satoru Iwata, the CEO of platform holder Nintendo, has dampened rumours of a second high-definition version of its Wii console by questioning what added value it would add to its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2009 at 11:30AM in News
Nintendo planning Wii TV beyond Japan

Nintendo planning Wii TV beyond Japan

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata claims that the Wii’s new video service – the Wii-no-Ma Channel – is being considered for overseas countries.

by Rob Crossley
on May 1st 2009 at 9:47AM in News

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Nintendo planning Wii and DS video download service

Nintendo planning Wii and DS video download service

With both Xbox 360 and PS3 making giant strides in the video on demand market, Nintendo has confirmed that it too is to enter the sector with a rival service ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2009 at 11:58AM in News
Zelda: Spirit Tracks announced for DSi

Zelda: Spirit Tracks announced for DSi

The global president of Nintendo Saturo Iwata has headlined his keynote at GDC 09 by lifting the lid on a brand new Zelda game for the DSi entitled The Legend ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2009 at 5:21PM in News
Iwata: Wii Music has fallen short of expectations

Iwata: Wii Music has fallen short of expectations

Saturo Iwata, the boss of platform holder Nintendo, has admitted in an investor call that the firm’s recent release Wii music has not yet lived up to the firm’s expectations ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2009 at 10:52AM in News
Iwata: “Something is wrong” with the Japanese market

Iwata: “Something is wrong” with the Japanese market

Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has expressed concern about the state of the Japanese games market, citing the fact that the US market is has now grown ten times its size.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2009 at 10:15AM in News
Iwata: DS could sell 150m

Iwata: DS could sell 150m

Saturo Iwata, the global boss of Nintendo, has stated  to inverstors that he believes the firm’s twin-screened DS handheld could go on to sell over 150 million units worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2009 at 10:45AM in News
Iwata: DS market is not saturated

Iwata: DS market is not saturated

Despite leading many of the most important global games market over the last couple of years, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has stated that he believes there are still millions of ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2009 at 5:35PM in News
US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

US: Wii boasts record Black Friday

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that sales of his firm’s Wii console this Black Friday were double that enjoyed by the machine in the same period in 2007.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2008 at 1:54PM in News
Iwata doesn't like price cuts

Iwata doesn't like price cuts

Nintendo’s global president Saturo Iwata has revealed why the Wii is the only current console not to receive a price drop – he doesn’t like them.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2008 at 10:08AM in News
E3 08: Nintendo roundup

E3 08: Nintendo roundup

Whether it was the wide-smiled docile tones of Cammie Dunaway, the emphatic wide-chinned confidence of Reggie Fils-Aime or the imperial confidence of Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s confident strides across the E3 ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2008 at 6:20PM in News