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Saturo Iwata takes control at Nintendo of America

Nintendo’s global president Saturo Iwata is taking on a second job – CEO of Nintendo of America. The move is unexpected considering the relative strength of Nintendo’s American performance in its otherwise disappointing financial results released this morning. Current NoA boss Tatsumi Kimishima is to become Nintendo’s global MD and …

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Wii U ‘technically’ able to play 3D games

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has said that his company’s upcoming Wii U console will be 3D-enabled – though don’t get your hopes up for much in the way of first party support. Speaking to Mercury News, the exec confirmed: "If you are going to connect Wii U with a home …

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Nintendo appeals to share holders

When pressed about the long-term prospects of Nintendo at a briefing with investors, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has outlined how he believes the company will ride the turbulence created by falling sales of the WIi and DS. Last month Nintendo reported a 42 per cent year-on-year drop in income for …

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E3 2010: Wii 3D mooted by Iwata

As the only company to have released two – yes, two – 3D games consoles, the admission of Nintendo president Saturo Iwata that the next iteration of Wii will ‘probably’ include 3D support should not really come as a surprise. However, with the technology very much in its infancy, Iwata …

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NINTENDO: New hardware unveiled

Global Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has revealed the newest piece of hardware from the platform holder at E3 – the Wii Vitiality Sensor. No launch date was given for the device, which fits over the finger of the Wii user. The WVS appeared to measure heart beat and other ‘hidden’ …

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Wii surpasses 50 million global sales

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has announced that Wii has surpassed 50 million worldwide sales. Iwata revealed the news at this afternoon’s keynote at GDC in San Francisco. The Wii has reached the figure quicker in its lifecycle quicker than Sony’s PS2 – making it the fastest-selling platform of all time. …

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Iwata: Were improving Wiis online service

Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has admitted that there are flaws with Wii’s online Friend system – but reassured consumers the company is working hard to improve the service. Speaking to GameDaily, Iwata admitted that Wii’s system of Friend Codes was not perfect” – but that it gave parents of new …

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Iwata: Microsoft ‘Wiimote’ is no threat to Nintendo

After recently announcing his company had seen record full year revenues, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said Microsoft’s rumoured plan to launch its own Wiimote-style controller is no "big threat" to Nintendo’s current position in the market. In the wide-ranging interview, Iwata discussed major issues on the publishing and hardware side …

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No price cuts for Nintendo hardware in 08

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has told Reuters that Nintendo is not planning on reducing the retail price of either Wii or DS this financial year. Speaking after the company’s record financial results yesterday, Iwata said: "Our earnings projection for the year is not based on hardware price cuts, and I …

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