Satoru Iwata Archive

[Video] Watch Iwata’s Pre-E3 Nintendo Direct Presentation

Did you miss Satoru Iwata’s Nintendo Direct presentation? Or do you just want to watch it again? The recording has been made available and I embedded it after the break. Enjoy!

The Wii U GamePad doubles as a TV remote [updated]

It turns out that the Wii U GamePad has the ability to function as a beautiful, touchscreen remote control for your television set. There is a button on the front of the controller that enables this functionality. Update: Picture added!

The Wii U GamePad features clickable analog sticks

As the title says, it was revealed that the Wii U GamePad’s recently added analog sticks are, in fact, clickable. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers will probably like this.

The Wii U controller’s official name is…

Iwata just announced that the Wii U controller’s official name is the Wii U GamePad. It’s a throwback to the original NES’s controller, which was called the NES GamePad.

Nintendo will focus on Wii U games during E3

Satoru Iwata just announced on Nintendo Direct that they will focus primarily on Wii  U software during E3, so he is taking the time to explain the hardware on the stream right now.

The Wii U to balance needs of ‘core’ and ‘casual’ gamers better

One of the main criticisms of the Wii in the past was its lack of games for ‘core’ or regular video game players. Iwata seems to have noticed that the Wii may not have been balanced well between casual players of games and ‘core’ game players. At a recent investor’s meeting he explained the problem’s [...]

Full digital downloads but no pricing at E3

During an earnings briefing today, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced that they are planning full digital game distribution for the Wii U. These digital download titles will be available the same day as the retail versions. Consumers will also be able to buy digital software from retailers who will then issue a 16 digit code which would [...]

The Wii U will be “at its best” at launch

We’ve heard this a few times before, but at yesterday’s investor relations meeting, Iwata took the time to reassure us that his company “learned a bitter lesson from the launch of the Nintendo 3DS” and will do everything they can to make the Wii U fantastic right at launch. For the launch of new hardware, [...]

Gamers are ready for the next generation of consoles, says Iwata

Iwata thinks that gamers are ready for the next generation of home consoles to start. He sees the declining sales of all three current systems as a sign that the market is ready for something new. However, not just the Wii, but the overall performance of home consoles in December was lower than the previous [...]

Nintendo Network to feature competitions and user communication

Iwata revealed that they’re going to focus on establishing Nintendo Network not only as a service for playing online, but also for communicating with other users and holding competitions. Unlike Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which has been focused upon specific functionalities and concepts, we are aiming to establish a platform where various services available through the [...]