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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Iwata: Nintendo to intensify software development

Though we wouldn't normally pay much attention to something called a "Corporate Management Policy Briefing," we'll make an exception when it comes to Nintendo and their beloved Wii. Fielding some questions regarding the system's impending launch, Satoru Iwata attempted to assuage some concern over...

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Wii date and price by September

Speaking at a business briefing in Tokyo, Satoru Iwata has declared that our desperate and entirely unhealthy desire to learn the Wii's launch date and price will be satiated by September at the latest. Unless Nintendo's going for a cataclysmic surprise launch strategy (see: Sega Saturn), a release...

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E3 game critics: Wii won

Short of having Satoru Iwata hurl bricks into the crowd at the Nintendo press conference, it seems that there was very little the Japanese giant could have done to disappoint the myriad E3 attendees, especially the overly critical ones. The Game Critics Awards, an independent group of journalists...

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