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WiiU to use near-field communications for easy online purchases

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The rise of purely digital online game sales has changed the industry in a number of ways, but the most important change might be the introduction of games as impulse buys. Anyone with a credit card tied to their Steam account knows how scarily easy it is to, with...
WiiU to use near-field communications for easy online purchases
Nintendo Wii U sales "not bad," says president

Wii U hits Japan Dec. 8, starting at about $337

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Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console will launch in its native Japan in two configurations starting at ¥26,250 (about $337) on December 8, the company has announced. In a pre-recorded video streamed to the Internet, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed a "basic" white version of the system at that price...
Wii U hits Japan Dec. 8, starting at about $337

Wii U launches in US with devices selling out

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Nintendo's next generation console on sale in North America, but fans frustrated by supply shortages and firmware updateThe next generation of games console technology has arrived. Nintendo launched its new Wii U console in the US on Sunday, promising to usher in a new era of digital living room entertainment....
Wii U launches in US with devices selling out

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unboxes Wii U ahead of launch [video]

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The Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii U doesn’t come out of for another 11 days in North America. To kickstart the new console hype, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took to the company’s Nintendo Direct webcast to do an official unboxing video of the $349.99 Deluxe Set. Most of the console’s extras –...
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unboxes Wii U ahead of launch [video]

Wii U Sales Still Lousy

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t proving to be much of a successor to the 100-million selling Wii. New metrics from NPD suggest that sales of the console continue to disappoint. The market researcher said Friday that Wii U shipments rose over 40 percent month-over-month in February — encouraging news, were it...
Wii U Sales Still Lousy

Nintendo of America shakes up leadership; Fils-Aime reports to Iwata

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Nintendo of America CEO Tatsumi Kimishima is moving back to Japan, and Satoru Iwata will take over his position. [Read more]...
Nintendo of America shakes up leadership; Fils-Aime reports to Iwata

Nintendo pre-E3 press conference liveblog!

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We can't wait for the E3 showroom floors to officially open -- and thankfully, neither can Nintendo. The company is upholding its promise to blanket the media with news by kicking things off with a pre-E3 press event, getting the upperhand on Microsoft and Sony by a few days....
Nintendo pre-E3 press conference liveblog!

Why Nintendo should abandon Miiverse and integrate Twitter, Facebook and Vine immediately

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Nintendo is struggling to show consumers why they should be interested in its new Wii U video game console. There is nothing drastically wrong with the hardware; it combines high-definition graphics with an intriguing tablet controller for what should be original and compelling gameplay experiences. It’s not the most powerful...
Why Nintendo should abandon Miiverse and integrate Twitter, Facebook and Vine immediately
Nintendo won't sell Wii U GamePad in America until 2013

Nintendo’s answer to Xbox Live is finally confirmed: Nintendo Network

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Announced during an investor’s program, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has finally confirmed the Nintendo Network, stating that an online infrastructure is already in place for the upcoming service. The Nintendo Network will exist for both the Nintendo 3DS and the upcoming Wii U, and should become an interesting competitor since it functions for both...
Nintendo’s answer to Xbox Live is finally confirmed: Nintendo Network
Nintendo president says 3DS momentum is 'not so good' in US and Europe
What's in the box? Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Edition and Pro Controller

Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console, Performance Improvements Coming This Spring

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Today, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced a slew of upcoming enhancements and new game titles for its Wii U gaming console. Responding to consumer requests, Nintendo will provide two significant system updates that will help speed up the time it takes to launch software and return to the Wii U...
Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console, Performance Improvements Coming This Spring

Ouch: Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U's in January, report says

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told Reuters last month that the sales of the Wii U, which debuted Nov. 18, were “not bad.” Well, new numbers show that it’s worse than that. CNET is reporting that Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U’s last month, barely 20 percent of what Microsoft’s Xbox 360 (281,000) sold during...
Ouch: Nintendo sold just 57,000 Wii U's in January, report says

Nintendo to begin simultaneous digital and retail releases

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The veteran video game giant has just suffered its first ever annual loss, prompting a new focus on digital downloadsIn an investor meeting following the news of Nintendo's £330m annual loss, president Satoru Iwata has outlined his views on the state of the industry and some plans for the future....
Nintendo to begin simultaneous digital and retail releases

Nintendo boss Iwata apologizes to Wii U early adopters

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has apologized to Wii U early adopters for what he believes was a less than ideal experience out of the box. Some Wii U users complained that on setting up their new console, they had to endure a lengthy update process before they could start gaming...
Nintendo boss Iwata apologizes to Wii U early adopters

Wii U unlocks the key to the Miiverse, Nintendo promises mobile integration to come

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As its pronoun heavy name indicates, the Wii U is all about the social. With that in mind, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unveiled the Miiverse, a coming together of players' avatars that will live on the console's home screen. Log in, and you'll see your Mii, your friends' Miis,...
Wii U unlocks the key to the Miiverse, Nintendo promises mobile integration to come

Nintendo's Wii U heading to Japan starting at 26,260 yen on December 8th

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The Nintendo Wii U arrives on Japanese shores on TKTK for TKTK, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced this morning via Nintendo Direct video stream. A presentation later today in New York City starring Nintendo of America prez Reggie Fils-Aime will reveal pricing and release dates for the rest of...
Nintendo's Wii U heading to Japan starting at 26,260 yen on December 8th

VIDEO: Nintendo president hosts official Wii U sneak peek 'unboxing ceremony'

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You’ve likely watched an at-home unboxing of a new gadget on the internet. But probably not an official one … from a company president … who wears white gloves during the process. That’s exactly what Nintendo president Satoru Iwata does in the video above with the company’s new Wii U...
VIDEO: Nintendo president hosts official Wii U sneak peek 'unboxing ceremony'
Nintendo developing new 'Zelda,' 'Mario,' and 'Mario Kart' games for Wii U

Nintendo teases Miiverse app for smartphones, European release of TVii and new Wii U games

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The quaint social network built by Nintendo specifically for the Wii U, called Miiverse, is getting an overhaul sometime in 2013 to include user-created communities and an app built for smartphones. As part of a European Nintendo Direct presentation broadcast today, the company also confirmed a release of the popular Virtual Console...
Nintendo teases Miiverse app for smartphones, European release of TVii and new Wii U games

Press Start: Aliens sued, Nintendo explains the Wii U game delays and more

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Plus, how the next gen is all about environmental destruction, the Different Games conference, a great Unreal indie bundle and the promise of next-gen game designA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Gearbox and Sega falsely advertised Aliens: Colonial Marines with press demos, according to lawsuit | PolygonSega...
Press Start: Aliens sued, Nintendo explains the Wii U game delays and more

Nintendo's Wii U Miiverse getting user communities, mobile access

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Nintendo's Wii U-based Miiverse social network is also getting a big update later this year, including user-created communities, more than one community per title, updated usability, and a more advanced filtering system. That's in addition to a mobile phone-based application, all arriving in 2013. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced...
Nintendo's Wii U Miiverse getting user communities, mobile access
What happened to the stereoscopic gaming revolution?

Leaked Rayman Legends for Wii U trailer showcases NFC feature (video)

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If you're counting down the days till the Wii U is released, you might recall that back in January Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata said the console will ship with an NFC chip inside. Well, you can now get a taste of how games will incorporate that feature, thanks to...
Leaked Rayman Legends for Wii U trailer showcases NFC feature (video)
Nintendo’s Wii U Pro Controller may make Microsoft blush
Nintendo president Iwata apologizes for Wii U's out-of-box experience

Nintendo Super-Sizes The 3DS Games Console

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has revealed how his company is trying to expand the Nintendo 3DS' market share--by actually expanding the device itself. Starting July 8th the existing game console will be joined by a 3DS LL (XL in the US) which has a...
Nintendo Super-Sizes The 3DS Games Console

Satoru Iwata talks Wii U design, guts a console for context

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Nintendo's top dog Satoru Iwata recently sat down with some of his R&D crew to talk about designing the Wii U, and unfortunately, a console was sacrificed in the process. The discussion focuses on what changes they've made this time 'round, including the new multi-core CPU and GPU module,...
Satoru Iwata talks Wii U design, guts a console for context
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