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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. There were no surprises for me,” the exec added, going on to state that he doesn’t believe the machine will pose …

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Nintendo: Iwatas DS2 comments were misinterpreted

Nintendo has rubbished reports that Nintendo’s next DS will boast highly detailed graphics and motion sensing capabilities. The information about the firm’s new handheld apparently came from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata himself, in an interview with Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun. But Nintendo has issued a statement to Kotaku saying …

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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 released some time in 2010. The news comes from a translation of an interview with Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, courtesy …

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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 its downturn. The statement comes after it was revealed that the Wii sold a massive 3m units in North America …

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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. According to a translation on Andriasang, the list of possible monikers that Nintendo conjured up included ‘DSi Comfort’, ‘DSi Executive’, ‘DSi …

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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 Iwata reckons that we’re still some way off ditching retail. Most radical people even dare to say that retailers will …

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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 the battle against software piracy is endless”. I recognize there is more software piracy, playing downloaded software data without purchase, …

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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 of an increasingly heated and competitive battleground in the Japanese video games market. Speaking about the Japanese market at an …

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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 announced dramatic drop in profits. Wii has stalled,” Iwata told Andriasang. We were unable to continually release strong software, and …

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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 Wii line-up. I believe that Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros Wii all have the …

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