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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. Though he was not exact about the timeframe, he did state that the sales were measured over a week-long period that …

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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. Kotaku translated an interview with Touch-DS, in which the leading gaming icon stated: This is my personal thinking, but when the model’s price-tag drops …

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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 stage were a total un-surprise considering the manner in which it is bossing today’s games industry . A quick recap …

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E3 08: Nintendo hits out at rivals imitations

Nintendo has stated at its E3 Media Briefing that the success of Wii and DS has led to ‘imitators’ trying to re-create the features that have made Nintendo’s platforms the market leaders. Both Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and US boss Reggie Fils-Aime took a swipe at companies that the platform …

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E3 08: New Mario and Zelda titles confirmed for Wii

Though nothing has been said as of yet at Nintendo’s press conference (which at the time of writing is only 20 minutes in), Nintendo’s global president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that his Zelda and Mario teams are hard at work on new titles. Addressing the E3 audience, he said: Our …

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M&A activity is meaningless, says Iwata

In the wake of the Activision Blizzard deal and EA’s proposed move for Take Two, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that mergers and acquistions add little real value to the companies involved. Sometimes, some people say that Nintendo’s position will become even more solid if it purchased software …

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Iwata: Microsoft ‘Wiimote’ is no threat to Nintendo

After recently announcing his company had seen record full year revenues, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said Microsoft’s rumoured plan to launch its own Wiimote-style controller is no "big threat" to Nintendo’s current position in the market. In the wide-ranging interview, Iwata discussed major issues on the publishing and hardware side …

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Virtual Console hits 10m downloads

Nintendo’s retro games download service for Wii Virtual Console has provided over 10 million downloads in its first year. Speaking to Gamespot, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed: Virtual Console saw over ten million downloads by the end of last December. That’s the total number of titles people paid to download. …

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Iwata: ‘We can expand gaming audience even further’

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has asserted that the platform holder is confident it can reach even more new, non-gaming audiences with Wii and DS. Speaking to Japanese site Yukan Fuji (as translated by IGN), Iwata said Nintendo was going to try new things” this year in order to ensure the …

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Nintendo: We cant let our guard down

Speaking of the firm’s recent successes, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said it was vital that the firm did not become arrogant or lose momentum. I believe my most important role right now is to prevent Nintendo from being in a company where people say, ‘oh, Nintendo is arrogant, Nintendo …

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