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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 financial posting. Wii Music and Animal Crossing did not fulfil our expectations and only sold through 2.65m and 3.38m copies …

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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. The device clips to a user’s finger and can measure their pulse. Expected applications include fitness software, though don’t be surprised to see …

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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 customer base. Though Nintendo itself has never made any allusions to a possible HD makeover for its console, analysts have …

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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. Launched today in Japan, the advertising-based TV streaming service is a collaborative effort by both Nintendo and media group Dentsu, aimed to keep continuous expansion of [the] gaming …

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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 for both Wii and DS. Nintendo president Saturo Iwata explained that the Wii will become the hub of the new …

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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 of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. "Nintendo is grateful all third parites have done to support our platforms – but we understand …

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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 – but insisted that it’s day in the sun could still be on the way. I agree that Wii Music, …

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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. Enterbrain revealed earlier this year that the overall Japanese games market shrank in 2008, and MCV recently predicted that the …

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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. ”I don’t think it is appropriate to conclude that DS is reaching its final stages on the market,” Iwata stated, according …

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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 potential new DS owners out there. To read his comments in full, click here to hitch a ride to CasualGaming.biz.

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