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3D will be a ‘minor’ element in future Nintendo consoles

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has for the first admitted that the firm’s focus on 3D visuals for the 3DS will likely not be repeated with future machines. Now we’ve created the 3DS and 3DS XL and also have some games out there that are really using that 3D effect that …

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Nintendo will share download data

The download numbers of New Super Mario Bros 2 will be made public so that the industry ‘can better understand’ that market, Nintendo has said. The platform holder will launch New Super Mario Bros 2 and Onitore (a new Brain Training) via retail and digital at the same time. It …

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3DS accounts for half of Japanese hardware sales

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that more than 50 per cent of Japanese hardware sales are taken by 3DS. The platform holder’s CEO defended the handheld’s sales performance during a recent meeting with shareholders, according to VG247. "While the Nintendo 3DS has a certain degree of sales momentum in …

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Nintendo ready for digital switch

David Yarnton says it won’t be long until Nintendo rolls out its digital games strategy to retailers. Last month, we reported on global plans by Nintendo Japan to start selling more downloadable content via all its retail partners to aid the marketing of digital content and reduce inventory costs. Nintendo …

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Nintendo: We won’t repeat 3DS pricing errors with Wii U

Nintendo will not make the same mistakes with the Wii U as it did with the 3DS, the console giant’s CEO has claimed. As reported byAndriasang, Satoru Iwata said it had learned from its latest handheld release and admitted consumers thought the price for the 3DS was relatively high”. An …

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Iwata won’t bid for Wii U exclusivity deals

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata is open to partnering with developers on exclusive Wii U titles – but not if he has to pay up for the privilege. While rivals Sony and Microsoft both have a history of paying for exclusivity deals for key IP, that has never been a road …

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ANALYSIS: Nintendo reinvents the download

Nintendo has caved to the online revolution, and will soon offer simultaneous digital/physical releases. But its download plan could also change the way video games are sold, says Michael French Too little, too late? It’s very easy to consider Nintendo’s sudden declaration to ‘significantly expand its digital business’ during its …

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Iwata: 3DS has proved handheld market is alive

The rejuvenation of 3DS has proved wrong those who though the smartphone boom had destroyed the handheld market, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said. The Japanese exec has also claimed that the company will once again register a profit on each 3DS sold in the first half of its next …

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Iwata apologises for Nintendo’s poor financials

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has apologised to investors for the poor financials posted by the company yesterday. It reported a loss of 578m for the six months ending September 30th. I feel greatly accountable for missing our financial forecast for the half year ended September and revising downward our forecast …

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