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Iwata increases approval rating amongst Nintendo investors

Satoru Iwata’s plan to reverse Nintendo’s decline has been given the backing of investors. As spotted by NeoGaf, the Nintendo boss has seen his approval rating amongst investors climb to 80.64 per cent, beating last year’s 77.26 per cent rating. Note however that it still lags far behind his 2010, …

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Iwata re-elected as Nintendo president

Poorly Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has retained his role as president, IGN reports. The executive has come under increased pressure in recent years following poor sales of Wii U, and for miscalculating demand for 3DS. Nintendo posted its first ever financial loss under his leadership, and several more since. As …

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Nintendo boss Iwata has undergone surgery

Satoru Iwata will miss Nintendo’s upcoming annual general meeting after news he has undergone surgery. The Nintendo boss missed E3 earlier this month after confirmation that he was unwell. Recently, as the result of one of my routine physical examinations, an issue was detected. Following a more detailed examination, a …

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Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros WILL save Wii U, Iwata insists

This year’s release of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros will sell Wii U hardware and help the machine hit its 3.6m unit sales target. That’s according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who has told investors that the two titles are the pillars of our entire marketing strategy for …

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Nintendo confirms it has ‘clear ideas’ for Wii U successor

Satoru Iwata has confirmed to investor that the company already knows what it has planned for its follow-up to the struggling Wii U. We are preparing for our next hardware system,” the Nintendo president told investors. In fact, we already have a clear idea to some extent about the direction …

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Iwata: A fourth year of losses would be ‘unacceptable’

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has vowed to prevent Nintendo suffering another year of losses. Having reported its first ever loss in 2010, the company yesterday reported its third successive annual loss on the back of weak Wii U sales and lower than expected 3DS sales. Two and three fiscal years …

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Nintendo posts third year of losses as Wii U misses targets, expects machine to increase sales in year ahead

Wii U fell just short of Nintendo’s already reduced sales forecasts in Nintendo’s last financial year, leading to a third straight annual loss for the firm. In 2010 Nintendo posted its first ever annual loss, but a repeat in 2013 and yet again in its most recent year makes for …

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Stealth Inc 2 dev: Iwata sets indie development milestones personally

(UPDATE:Curve has contacted MCV to say that while the quotes below are accurate they reference the Nintendo published Fluidity. "It’s misleading as why all our quotes are correct, they’re a little out of context – we were talking about Iwata’s involvement in the creation of Fluidity, a game we released …

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Iwata: We shouldn’t think entertainment = only video games

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has stressed that Nintendo should no longer be thought of as just a video games company. Reiterating the message sent out to investors in January, the under-fire exec has told Diamond, as reported by CVG, that Nintendo’s expansion into non-gaming markets and its new ‘Quality of …

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Iwata’s internal approval rating drops as signs of board unease emerge

A report from Japan seems to be suggesting that there’s a small risk Nintendo president Saturo Iwata could be voted off the company’s board. A Siliconera translation of a Nikkei report says that Iwata’s internal approval rating has fallen from 92.86 per cent in 2001 to 77.26 per cent today, …

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