Satoru Iwata

Iwata to Third Party Developers: Think like Miyamoto

At this year’s GDC keynote, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata addressed the common complaint that third party companies just can’t compete with Nintendo.  Iwata explains that he used to feel the same way before he came to work at Nintendo, and saw Miyamoto’s creative process at work. I sinceirly hope understanding his (Miyamoto’s) methods might be some help to you. Maybe ev...

Iwata assures we’re not even close to getting a Wii 2

Many analyst, market stalkers, and bored fans have placed several bets on just when Nintendo will roll out their next console (Wii 2). Some say 2010, while others believe 2011 looks good, but it’s obvious Nintendo will need a “reboot” when/if sales begin to droop. A recent interview with Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata reminds us that it’s Nintendo’s turn at w...

Nintendo on the latter-half of 2008

I couldn’t resist. 🙂

Nintendo president Iwata shoots down Wii MMO rumors

Guitar playing canines around the world went silent today as news from Nintendo President Satoru Iwata all but confirmed the company had no plans to pursue MMO games for the Wii. However, Iwata also said Nintendo would pursue MMO development only if the title could appeal to people of all ages, from “5 to 95,” just like a Christmas song. I’ll chalk his comments up in the “m...

Nintendo still dedicated to hardcore games

GameSpot on Tuesday published a lengthy, candid, and informative interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. Here are the parts I enjoyed. With regards to the perceived alienation of long-time gamers, Iwata said, “Nintendo has teams working on meeting the needs of more hardcore gamers. The big complaint from them now may be that we’re not pouring all of our resources into that sect...

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