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Mario Kart producer in charge of Nintendo’s mobile games

High-profile Nintendo developer Hideki Konno has been put in charge of Nintendo’s smartphone game development, reports suggest. Nintendo Everything has translated a Sankei report which states that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors in a Q&A that the producer of Mario Kart” had been put in charge of mobile development. …

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This is how Nintendo hopes to grow 3DS and Wii U sales

While Nintendo’s return to profitthis week was welcome, the fact that both 3DS and Wii U missed sales targets was most certainly not. To address the issue Nintendo has identified two strategies – women and DLC. Four years since its release, we are seeing a certain level of positive results …

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Nintendo will release five mobile games in the next two years

It looks as if Nintendo’s foray into smartphone gaming will be slow to bed in. Speaking to investors, president Satoru Iwata has said that the company is currently aiming to release just five mobile titles by the end of the next financial year in March 2017. The first of these …

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Who is Nintendo’s saviour DeNA?

On Tuesday March 17th, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata surprised a gathering of press with a major announcement about the future of its business. In recent years, with the spread of smart devices, we’ve increasingly heard a variety of opinions on the future of the dedicated video game system business, and …

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Iwata: Nintendo was not cornered into smartphone backtrack

Nintendo’s change of mind in deciding to bring its titles to smartphones did not come about because the company believed it had run out of options. That’s according to director and president Satoru Iwata, who explained in a now translated transcription of a chat with investors the reasons behind his …

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Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has admitted that price has played a big factor in Wii U’s failure. The platform holder last week confirmed that it has a new console in development, thus effectively marking the beginning of the end for the ever-struggling Wii successor. I think, to be honest, we …

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I never intended to dismiss smartphone games, Iwata says

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that he’s never dismissed smartphone gaming as a genre. Instead, he says his previous scepticism was merely meant to reflect his uncertainty about how Nintendo might adapt its software to the smartphone model – a problem he thinks he’s cracked with the new partnership …

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Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo’s smartphone games may well be free-to-play. The industry is still collectively digesting the news that one of the big three platform holders has conceded to popular opinion and decided to bring its IP to non-owned smartphone devices. Fans, however, have expressed discomfort …

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