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Iwata says: PS2, we're looking at you

Could the Wii end up outselling the PS2? Satoru Iwata seems to think so -- at least, that's what he told Reuters in a recent interview. He even waved away the impending PS3 price drop and redesigned PSP as likely having little-to-no effect on sales of the Wii and DS. The PS2, however, is a legenda...

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Japanese stores overflowing with DS titles - Iwata on the case

So many DS games are fighting for shelf space that Japanese stores are having trouble squeezing them all in. Space is now at such a premium that most games have to be displayed spine-out, making things difficult for consumers, particularly the army of first time gamers that Nintendo has been so succ...

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Iwata: Expect more Wiis in stores this month

The whole text of Nintendo's financial results briefing is worth reading (and would be mandatory if we could assign homework), but we'd especially like to point out this quote from Satoru Iwata: "As this month's production will be sold in the worldwide markets by the end of the next month, a small ...

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DS Daily: Prepare for the coming flood

It's time to start sticking to a strict budget, because Nintendo has a veritable flood of titles in development. In a recent news conference, President Iwata promised that Nintendo has 45 new games on the way for the Wii, and 79 for the DS. We're either looking at entire new packs of Nintendogs and...

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Iwata makes Barron's list, makes other game CEOs cry

Barron's annual list of the 30 Best CEOs has a new addition, and we're proud to name him among the lords and masters of our wallets. The Wii's ridiculous success (and the fact that you can't get one) brought Satoru Iwata to the attention of the financial weekly's listmakers, who also recognized such...

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Satoru Iwata: biggest Japanese industry cheese of '06?

The latest issue of Japan's Weekly Famitsu contains gory details of the magazine's annual Japanese industry awards, and it's little surprise that renowned industry savior Satoru Iwata is cited as the figure who made the greatest impact on videogames in 2006. NCL's friendly President (there's a Fren...

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The Economist chats up the Wii's potential

International news magazine The Economist is not where we expected to find the Wii. After all, The Economist is where we find out about the invisible rich in the U.K. and Macedonia's consideration for membership in the European Union. It's serious news and our beloved Wii is, after all, about seriou...

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Nintendo commits to next year's Min-E3

After punching out a rampaging E3 hopped up on sex, drugs and caffeine and sending it to conference rehab, the ESA is already preparing plans to welcome a more discreet and otherwise polite press gathering in 2007. The change has garnered much discussion, with one of the central points revolving aro...

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Satoru Iwata is psychic! Predicts DS sales figures!

Sources today confirmed that Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata, is psychic! Earlier this year he claimed that the DS would sell 10 million units since its 2004 release in Japan and now 20 months later, it has. Our hats are off to you Iwata. What will you predict next? We can only stare with wonde...

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CNN Money sees Wii launching as early as September [update 1]

The words of CNN Money's Chris Morris, which suggest a Wii launch in late September or early October, are certainly tantalizing and not entirely unrealistic. Getting the machine onto store shelves and into our loving, embarrassingly weak arms would give Nintendo a healthy lead on the PS3 and Microso...

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