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3DS to advance Nintendos download plans

The 3DS will mark the start of a new era for Nintendo’s digital distribution strategy, according to company president Satoru Iwata. During a recent investor session, Iwata claimed the new handheld’s launch will be good timing for a dramatic improvement of this situation”, according to Siliconera. In addition to the …

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Iwata: Past hits dont sell any more

Satoru Iwata has claimed that the best way to improve the industry’s falling sales is to abandon previous winning formulas. Speaking to Venture Beat, the Nintendo president said that gamers aren’t engaged any more by the same titles that used to shift millions and the industry needs to adapt to …

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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. Speaking to Japanese news service Nikkei, Iwata said that he plans to work more closely with both first and third-party developers …

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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. I can’t go into detail on what the plans are today, but of course, with a device like Nintendo 3DS, we do intend to …

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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 the mass-market DS is leaving off. But Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has stated that he hopes the 3DS can help …

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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. Key to Sharp’s parallax 3D system is how the technology can be turned on and off at the flick of a switch. In a recent interview Iwata said that …

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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. The admission comes amidst concerns relating to the possible health effects for children who play 3D titles for a prolonged period of time. However, the claims point to a far …

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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. The game was revealed by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during a recent financial briefing, who claimed the platform holder will aim to make it …

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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 machine does arrive it will pack more than simply a high-definition upgrade. If asked if making the Wii compatible with …

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