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Splatoon pits squids against octopuses in Q2 2015

During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, president Satoru Iwata offered a launch window for upcoming day-glo paint shooter Splatoon and also outlined the game's central conflict. It seems that the adorable, paint-wielding protagonists of Splatoon are actually squid people. According to Ninte...

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Nintendo's next gadget to track, improve sleep patterns

Following earlier reports that Nintendo had plans to join the health-monitoring industry, company president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the gaming giant is currently developing a device to track a user's sleep patterns and encourage them toward more healthy, restful sleep. "Since fatigue per ...

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Nintendo CEO Iwata recovers from surgery, returns to work

Good news, Nintendo fans -- CEO Satoru Iwata has returned to his position at the company following a medical-related absence, and notes that he has recovered well enough to resume his regular duties. Iwata missed a shareholders' meeting in June after revealing that he required surgery to remove ...

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Nintendo AGM: Mario Kart 8 sells 2 million, Iwata re-elected

Mario Kart 8 sold approximately 2 million copies worldwide in less than a month, as it continued to race along the Wii U sales charts. IGN reports Nintendo announced the sell-through figure at its annual general meeting of shareholders, which took place yesterday. Nintendo must be chipper about ...

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Nintendo CEO to miss shareholders meeting following major surgery

Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata underwent surgery last week to remove a bile duct growth, and as a result he will miss the company's upcoming annual shareholders meeting. In a letter published on Nintendo's site, the 54-year-old explained the growth was fortunately detected early and he mad...

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Nintendo president: Expect 'Nintendo-like' profits in 2016 [Update]

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata recently acknowledged the long rebuilding process the company is mired in to become increasingly profitable again in the coming years. While unable to offer specific numbers, he toned down expectations for the coming financial year (FY 2014) as well as the next one (...

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Nintendo unveils NFC character figurines, compatible 3DS device

Nintendo is developing figurines with built-in tech to communicate with both the Wii U and 3DS, along with a new device to make them compatible with the handheld. ‚ÄčThe NFC (near-fields communication) reader and writer is due in the first half of 2015, and uses infra-red to communicate with the 3...

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Super Smash Bros. brings the fight to 3DS this summer, Wii U in winter

In a tweet posted immediately prior to today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct broadcast, the company revealed release windows for the next two Super Smash Bros. games. The 3DS game will make its debut this summer, while the Wii U version will appear in "winter 2014," presumably in time for the h...

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Nintendo president explains new focus on player health

It came as a surprise when Nintendo announced plans to develop health-monitoring technology, but according to president Satoru Iwata, this is just one part of the company's new focus on improving the health of its customers. "With a platform business that improves people's [quality of life] in e...

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Report: Yamauchi family to sell shares in Nintendo buyback

Nintendo will put into effect a 114.2 billion-yen ($1.1 billion) share buyback program tomorrow – the first instituted response to lackluster Wii U sales lowering the company's bottom line. Nintendo will seek to reacquire as many as 9.5 million shares (7.4 percent) of its outstanding stock ...

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