Entries in 'satoru iwata' (36)

Nintendo's Quality of Life plans under threat, report claims

Nintendo's Quality of Life plans under threat, report claims

It had been sold as one of Nintendo’s major business pillars for the future, but could Nintendo’s Quality of Life adventure be over before it has begun?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 20th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Over 4,000 people attend Satoru Iwata's funeral

Over 4,000 people attend Satoru Iwata's funeral

The two-day funeral for former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was attended by around 4,100 people.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2015 at 10:55AM in News
VIDEO: Watch Iwata's famous 2005 GDC keynote

VIDEO: Watch Iwata's famous 2005 GDC keynote

“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 12:25PM in News

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Miyamoto tipped as possible Iwata successor

Miyamoto tipped as possible Iwata successor

The creator of Mario could be in line to become the next president of Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 10:57AM in News
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55

The games industry is today mourning the loss of one of its greatest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 13th 2015 at 9:03AM in News
Iwata: Reaction to Nintendo's E3 activities was 'not that unfavourable'

Iwata: Reaction to Nintendo's E3 activities was 'not that unfavourable'

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has again acknowledged the angry reaction to the company’s E3 Digital Event, but has argued that the trade and media reaction has been more positive.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2015 at 9:31AM in News
Iwata: 'We intend to offer NX through a Nintendo-like solution'

Iwata: 'We intend to offer NX through a Nintendo-like solution'

A cryptic translation of a Nintendo investor FAQ has suggested that Nintendo intends to take steps to mitigate a possible lack of third party support for its NX console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 3:49PM in News

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Fils-Aime: Iwata did not apologise for E3 show

Fils-Aime: Iwata did not apologise for E3 show

The boss of Nintendo America has said that CEO Satoru Iwata did not tweet an apology for fans following the reaction to the company’s E3 Digital Event on Tuesday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2015 at 11:17AM in News
Iwata apologises to raging fans over poor E3 showcase

Iwata apologises to raging fans over poor E3 showcase

Nintendo has promised to do “better” at E3 next year following the angry reaction from many fans to last night’s showing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 17th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
Iwata: NX is not a replacement for Wii U or 3DS

Iwata: NX is not a replacement for Wii U or 3DS

Although details about the system remains sparse, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has stated that the new NX should not simply be considered as a replacement for its current machines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2015 at 11:57AM in News
Iwata reiterates Nintendo NX no-show at E3

Iwata reiterates Nintendo NX no-show at E3

Nintendo remains adamant that it will not be announcing any news about the in-development NX console at E3 next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2015 at 4:00PM in News

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Mario Kart producer in charge of Nintendo's mobile games

Mario Kart producer in charge of Nintendo's mobile games

High-profile Nintendo developer Hideki Konno has been put in charge of Nintendo’s smartphone game development, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 3:20PM in News
This is how Nintendo hopes to grow 3DS and Wii U sales

This is how Nintendo hopes to grow 3DS and Wii U sales

While Nintendo’s return to profit this week was welcome, the fact that both 3DS and Wii U missed sales targets was most certainly not.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 2:43PM in News
Nintendo will release five mobile games in the next two years

Nintendo will release five mobile games in the next two years

It looks as if Nintendo’s foray into smartphone gaming will be slow to bed in.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 10:56AM in News
Who is Nintendo's saviour DeNA?

Who is Nintendo's saviour DeNA?

On Tuesday March 17th, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata surprised a gathering of press with a major announcement about the future of its business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:30PM in News

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Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Nintendo’s change of mind in deciding to bring its titles to smartphones did not come about because the company believed it had run out of options.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has admitted that price has played a big factor in Wii U’s failure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 3:27PM in News
I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that he’s never dismissed smartphone gaming as a genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:46AM in News
Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo’s smartphone games may well be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
First Nintendo smartphone game due out this year

First Nintendo smartphone game due out this year

Nintendo’s first titles developed specifically for mobile phones should be out by the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Nintendo announces its next console - the NX

Nintendo announces its next console - the NX

Not content with having announced a move onto smartphones, Nintendo has also revealed that its next dedicated games console is in development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2015 at 8:52AM in News
Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Iwata: Wii U could be just one game away from reversing fortunes

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that one big hit could still be enough to cause Wii U sales to rocket.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 25th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has maintained his staunch support for Wii U, arguing that the machine’s best days are ahead of it, particularly in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

The calls for Nintendo to release its games on smartphone may seem relentless, but it seems like the platform holder has other plans. Polar opposite plans, in fact.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 12:26PM in News