Satoru Iwata

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 10 Revolution

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! It was no secret that Nintendo had lost its stranglehold on the home console market long before the launch of the GameCube. The last vestiges of their console dominance was during the mid-90’s when the SNES was king, ...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 9 DS Mania

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! With Nintendo in such a precarious position in the home console space following the success of their first two consoles, many analysts at the time were ready to write Nintendo off. The Nintendo 64 was a failure they would s...

Iwata will miss E3 due to a minor illness

Satoru Iwata will not be attending E3 in Los Angeles this year due to health-related reasons. A Nintendo representative confirmed the news to Polygon this morning. “He’s been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future, and so he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles,” said Nintendo’s Vice President of corporate affairs Cindy Gordon in an...

Update – Mario Kart 8 release set for May

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced that Mario Kart 8 will release for the Wii U this May. The tentative release (originally scheduled for early Spring) for the eighth iteration of the Mario Kart franchise was mentioned by Iwata during Nintendo’s investors briefing, which is currently taking place as of the writing of this post. More as this story develops from the briefing. [Updat...

Iwata speaks about smartphones in WSJ interview

As Nintendo’s latest financial earnings continue to further paint a “gloom-and-doom” future for the company, Satoru Iwata reiterates that they currently have no plans to release their key franchises on smartphone devices. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Iwata mentions how smartphones will not be the end of home console gaming. However, Iwata states that the key to s...

Iwata: “Nintendo is not good at competing so we always have to challenge”

Much like Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata isn’t afraid to admit about failure. While speaking to the B Dash Camp held at Osaka, Japan, Iwata delved into several topics ranging from the recent death of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi to pushing the Pokemon in the Americas. Iwata later mentioned in the interview about Nintendo’s longevity and how the company ...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been delayed to early 2014

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that one of their key Wii U titles for the holiday season, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, has been pushed back to February 2014. Developed by Retro Studios, DKC: Tropical Freeze was originally scheduled to launch on the Wii U on December 6, 2013. Satoru Iwata reaffirmed that the delay for the title is meant “in order to optimum ...

Nintendo Stockholder Meeting Q&A: Virtual Boy on the Virtual Console, Wii Vitality Sensor, and more discussed

Nintendo recently held its 73rd annual stockholder meeting this past week, and the company was able to share on its Japanese website the following questionnaire. The topics asked by fellow investors touched upon the possibility of Virtual Boy titles on the Virtual console (try saying that three times fast), the whereabouts of the Wii Vitality Sensor, and even the state of the food served at Ninten...

More Third Party titles coming to Wii U? Iwata thinks so

Speaking during an E3 analyst briefing, Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata hopes to revitalize the Wii U platform not just only with first party titles, but, hopefully, with more third party software. Iwata didn’t disclose what third party software would be coming to the Wii U; however, more and more titles would come once they renew interest. Iwata’s quote below: “When it comes t...

How would you change the Zelda Franchise?

In Last week’s Nintendo Direct, Eiji Aonuma discussed that one of the driving forces for the new Zelda on Wii U is to rethink the conventions of the Zelda franchise. To me, Zelda is the best gaming franchise pound for pound, but I would certainly like to see Zelda Wii U change in a few areas. How would you change the Zelda Franchise? My thoughts are below.

Platinum Games gives us a sneak peek at Bayonetta 2

  During today’s Wii U-centric Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata graced viewers with a special sneak peek into the development of the Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2. The short clip dives into the development process helmed by Platinum Games and what the developer intends to make this sequel more unique. However, the video does not show off any new gameplay footage, or any clips that we’ve pre...

Update – Nintendo posts first annual loss, BUT expects 3DS profit by September

2011 surely wasn’t the best year financially for Nintendo, and early 2012 numbers appear to be sluggish; however, things may be looking up for the company and the 3DS. First, the some-what bad news: Nintendo posted its financial report for the first fiscal year ending March 31, which resulted in a 36 percent drop in revenue for the company. In total, Nintendo lost 37.3 billion yen ($458 mill...