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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon skit sees Miyamoto clean up

You may have missed it amongst all the goings-on of the North American and European broadcasts, but last week's Nintendo Direct for Japan featured a cute little sketch which saw Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata get into the spirit of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. This week, Nintendo republished it ...

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Iwata: Wii U NFC to be used for payments or in-game, prototypes due this year

The Wii U GamePad includes a near-field communication function, but you wouldn't know it if you didn't, say, read obsessively about game consoles on the Internet. At the moment, no Wii U game uses it for anything, not even Skylanders, which ships with its own NFC reader. Speaking to investors, CEO ...

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Iwata: Merging hardware teams could result in more hardware

Speaking to investors, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata elaborated on Nintendo's aims regarding the merger of its console and handheld development teams. Iwata takes the surprising stance that putting the two teams together in Kyoto will result in more potential platforms, not fewer. "What we are s...

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Nintendo to help Japanese companies bring their 3DS games West

In order to boost the number of new games coming to the 3DS, Nintendo plans to work with Japanese third parties to bring their games to the North American and European markets. "Among those third-party titles both developed and published in Japan, there have been some games which Nintendo published...

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Nintendo to merge handheld and console divisions by next month

Nintendo plans to unite its console and handheld divisions by February 16, combining the two into a singular unit tasked with creating next-generation hardware. As reported by Nikkei, and then confirmed to Engadget by Nintendo, the combined unit will initially incorporate 150 handheld and 130 conso...

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Nintendo Direct bringing Pokemon news early tomorrow morning

A Nintendo Direct will be simultaneously broadcast worldwide tomorrow morning at 6am EST/8pm Japan time. In the roughly ten-minute broadcast, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will deliver "a short message with Pokemon news." With no other details to go on, we remind you to please reserve your excite...

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Iwata: Wii U 'selling steadily,' Deluxe outselling Basic

"At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn't as though stores in the U.S. had no Wii U left in stock, as it was when Wii was first sold in that popular boom," Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Reuters in a recent interview. "But sales are not bad, and I feel it's selling steadily." The Wii U i...

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Can you spot Iwata in this Fruit video?

One of the mini games within Game and Wario is Fruit, a game of stealth and lying to your loved ones. Classic Nintendo. Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, gives the game a go in the above video, which asks, "Can you guess which character Mr. Iwata is using to steal the fruit?"...

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Google Maps and Panorama View coming to Wii U in Japan next year [Update: US Maps date]

Google Maps and Panorama View are coming to the Japanese Wii U eShop next year, the former in January and the latter in Spring. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata showcased the apps during this morning's Nintendo Direct for Japan, including giving us a helmet-cam angle of Panorama View with the above ...

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Iwata apologizes for Wii U's massive update

The day-one Wii U update, a lengthy download that enabled all of the system's online functionality, is a bit irritating for new Wii U owners, and was kind of terrifying for pre-release reviewers. Speaking to IGN, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata admitted it wasn't the best situation, apologizing fo...

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