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No New 3DS in the West this year as 3DS has not yet reached its potential, Nintendo argues

Nintendo has offered an explanation for its decision to withhold the New 3DS and New 3DS XL from Western markets this year. The reason, boss Satoru Iwata says, is that the company does not yet believe that the current 3DS has achieved its full sales potential outside of Japan and …

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Iwata reveals Nintendo’s first Quality of Life product

Nintendo’s debut foray into what it describes as the Quality of Life sector is a sleep sensor. Such tech has already been popularised by smartphone users, but CVG reports that Nintendo’s effort will use a bedside device that uses radio frequencies to monitor sleeping patterns before sending the data to …

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Iwata makes first presentation since undergoing surgery

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has recovered from surgery on a growth in his bile duct and has returned to work. Reuters reports that the colourful exec this morning presented Nintendo’s most recent financial report – the first time he has appeared before the press since undergoing the procedure in June. …

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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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Iwata to skip E3 for health reasons

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata won’t be attending next week’s E3 2014 event in Los Angeles on the advice of his doctor. A Nintendo representative told Polygon that Iwata has been advised not to travel overseas in the immediate future, so he’ll remain in Japan during the show. "He’s been instructed …

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Mario Kart 8 heading to Wii U in May

Mario Kart 8 will arrive for Wii U this May, according to Nintendo. In a company briefing, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated that the next offering in the Mario Kart franchise will see release during the May 2014 window. Iwata cut his salary in half this week, in wake of …

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