Tag: Iwata

Fire Iwata, Nintendo Must Start Over – Radio Splode 89

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Following December's NPD numbers, Nintendo finally revised their Wii U sales numbers for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2014. They were saying they would sell 9 mill...

Radio Splode Episode 74: Mattrick’d Out and Iwata Still In

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Newbs, Weskimo, and MerrGe return to marvel, aghast, at the latest in game industry news. Have a watch to share in our bemusement at Don Mattrick going to Zynga, Iwata and ...

Radio Splode Episode 64: Nintendo Directs and Microsoft Deflects

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly On this episode of Radio Splode, I Newbs stand alone in a sea of chaos to battle the latest influx of gaming news. This week, I cover the April 17th Nintendo Direct, includ...

Radio Splode Episode 62: Iwata’s gotta go and LucasArts takes a bow

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly It's yet another depressing news round-up this week with me, your old pal Newbs! In this episode, I dig into Emily Rogers' thorough thrashing of Nintendo's president, "Sato...

Nintendo Direct explains “Miiverse” and GamePad functionality, Wii U Pro Controller revealed

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Nintendo's pre-E3 Nintendo Direct broadcast just aired internet wide, and while precious little was said about actual games or the guts of the Wii U by host Satoru Iwata, the new system's controller and OS were expl...

HYPE: Nintendo prepping to blow the lid off something

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Nintendo's got another one of its "Nintendo Direct" broadcasts scheduled for tomorrow morning, and the internet is doing what it does best: getting irrationally hyped. Reggie, Iwata, and dubbed Iwata will be talkin...

Iwata Asks on Kirby’s Return to Dream Land explains the 11 year wait

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata runs "Iwata Asks" chat session with his company's developers on a regular basis, and the results are always a combination of amusing and fascinating. The Iwata Asks session for Kirby...

Nintendo executives have lost their minds, 3DS circle pad attachment real

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A couple weeks ago, the sane game enthusiasts of the internet (or perhaps that is the insane game enthusiasts who still believed Nintendo's staff were in possession of sanity) dismissed the rumour of a 3DS attachmen...

01net Nintendo rumour fest of insanity thankfully ends

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The five day festival of crazy published by French site 01net has come to its close. Information supposedly coming from a Nintendo insider "revealed" earlier in the week that a 3DS redesign is in the works and that...

How Nintendo fights back: where the 3DS goes from here

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As Nintendo's Q1 financials have borne out, the 3DS is not performing up to expectations. The company isn't taking the situation lying down, however. Nintendo has announced that the 3DS will receive an $80 price cu...

Iwata admits Nintendo needs outside help for online development

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During a recent Q&A with investors, Nintendo President Iwata admitted that his company was unable to keep pace with changes in the industry during development of the Wii's online component. He praised his company's...

Iwata wants Wii successor to be more attractive to third parties

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted third party developers didn't latch on to the Wii the way they so successfully did with the DS. In part, he feels the especially-unique design of the DS differentiated i...

Iwata likes tablets, still hooked on buttons

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In his Q&A from the financial results briefing Nintendo held a few days ago, Iwata expressed interest in the use of a tablet as a controller, saying "I think it is an interesting device if it creates an experience t...

Nintendo investor briefing summary, sort of

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Nintendo finally held their April 26 investors briefing at which the world had initially expected the announcement of the Wii's successor. As it turned out, the company announced the new system the day previous, and...

Executive smackdown: Peter Vesterbacka vs. Satoru Iwata

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Rovio’s "Mighty Eagle" Peter Vesterbacka has not taken the harsh words of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata lying down like some kind of sleepy green pig. Instead, the man running the show at the studio behind iOS ph...