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Iwata reaffirms Nintendo’s commitment to dedicated hardware

Dedicated video games hardware will remain Nintendo’s core focus, the company has pledged. We believe that we can capitalize the most on our strengths through a hardware-software integrated platform business, and therefore this type of dedicated video game platforms will remain our core focus,” president Satoru Iwata said in a …

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"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

Hedge fund manager and Nintendo share holder Seth Fischer has urged Nintendo to move into the smartphone market. The Oasis Management founder said in a letter to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, as republished by The Wall Street Journal, that the platform holder is "well placed to make an immediate entry …

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Nintendo could merge handhelds and home consoles into single machine, Iwata admits

A single system combining both home and handheld consoles could be the future of Nintendo’s hardware business. That’s according to president Saturo Iwata. Although the exec admits that he’s not personally convinced by the idea, he does say in an investor Q&A that the company could pursue such a strategy …

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Iwata reiterates no Wii U price cut; Says "it is never too late" for console to succeed

Nintendo’s financial plans for the year ahead have not been designed to accommodate a Wii U price drop. President Saturo Iwata said last week that a price drop for the console was not an option”. Now he has told investors that the company’s business strategy for the year ahead was …

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Nintendo considering mergers and acquisitions ‘as an option’

Saturo Iwata has hinted that even greater reforms could be on the way for Nintendo than first thought. Speaking to The Nikkei, the Nintendo president expanded on his guidance issued earlier this week, saying that the company would even consider mergers and acquisitions as a viable strategy to stabilise the …

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A beginner’s guide to Iwata’s plans to save Nintendo

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata this morning outlined his vision for the saving of Nintendo. It’s not a short document, In fact, it’s an incredibly long one that touches on a huge number of subjects, some of which are predictable and some of which are surprising. Here MCV highlights the key …

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Nintendo plans to break away from gaming; Wii U price cut "not an option"; Smartphone service revealed

You’ve likely read dozens of different editorials this past month predicting what the future might bring for Nintendo. Some said it must expand onto smartphones. Others insisted that new IP is the key. Or that a Wii U price cut is essential. A few even still believe that the problem …

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Iwata takes 50% pay cut after 30% profit dip; Wind Waker HD and Mario World sell 1m+ units

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata is to take a 50 per cent cut in wages following the company’s predicted net loss in its latest set of financials. The dock in wages will last for five months and is being pitched as a compensation of the company’s recent poor performance. Other board …

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Iwata: "It’s not as simple as moving Mario onto smartphones"

Becoming a third party publisher is not the easy answer to reversing Nintendo’s ongoing problems, president Satoru Iwata has argued. Iwata vowed not to resign earlier today after Nintendo cut its sales predictions for Wii U and 3DS, leading Michael Pachter to call for the platform holder to take its …

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