Nintendo Is So Annoying About Smartphones

You know what would be cool? If Nintendo released its old games on smartphones. Instead, Nintendo has another plan: Releasing more smartphone games on the 3DS. Oh. » 2/06/15 6:30am 2/06/15 6:30am

Nintendo's New Business? Your Health. 

In a recent interview, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined the company's three main pillars: game hardware, game software, and health care. » 2/06/15 5:00am 2/06/15 5:00am

Nintendo President Responds to Worries Over His Health

Recently, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata appeared at a company shareholders meeting. He looked quite thin—something that did not go unnoticed. But Iwata wants you to know he's recovering. » 11/06/14 4:30am 11/06/14 4:30am

Japanese Newspaper Admits Fabricating a Nintendo Interview

One of Japan's largest newspapers, The Asahi Shimbun, admitted that it made up an interview two years ago with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. » 9/15/14 5:30am 9/15/14 5:30am

Nintendo's President Had Surgery To Remove A "Bile Duct Growth"

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata wasn't able to attend this year's E3 due to health problems. They were kept vague at the time, but we now know what the concern was, and it sounds bit more serious than first thought. » 6/24/14 3:14am 6/24/14 3:14am

Sushi Joint At Nintendo HQ Closed For "Potentially Hazardous Foods"

The dubious quality of Nintendo's eateries has been a touchy subject for a while now, and that saga continues with the temporary closure of a vendor operating at Nintendo of America's headquarters. » 6/12/14 7:15pm 6/12/14 7:15pm

Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata has some thoughts about Nintendo's next hardware—and what it needs to before it moves on. This is from Iwata's most recent Q&A with shareholders and is in light of Nintendo's struggle to make its Wii U console a hit. » 5/13/14 12:45pm 5/13/14 12:45pm

Hoping for a revamped Wii U? Satoru Iwata told Asahi that rumors of Nintendo announcing a new version of its console at E3 are "groundless." Instead, we can look forward to a new title that shows a new way to use the Wii U's GamePad. » 5/08/14 4:40am 5/08/14 4:40am

"We can capitalize the most on our strengths through a hardware-software integrated platform business, and therefore this type of dedicated video game platform will remain our core focus." Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, in a letter to shareholders and investors about the company's future. » 3/03/14 6:30am 3/03/14 6:30am

Let's Not Get Too Excited About Nintendo's 'Mergers and Acquisitions'

In the past, major video game companies like Square and Enix merged. It's a big deal when something like that happens! Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently mentioned "M&A" (aka mergers and acquisitions), setting off speculation around the internet. But what does he mean? It's not yet clear—he could just be talking… » 2/03/14 4:30pm 2/03/14 4:30pm

Nintendo Thinks Free-To-Play Is Hurting Their Business

The term "free-to-play" has become anathema to some gamers, and Nintendo doesn't seem to like it all that much either. In fact, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata says he believes that this trend is actively hurting their hardware business. » 2/03/14 11:30am 2/03/14 11:30am

Nintendo Boss Is Taking a Huge Pay Cut (Because of the Wii U)

The Wii U isn't doing as well as Nintendo had hoped. Someone must take responsibility! That someone is Nintendo president Satoru Iwata—as well as other Nintendo execs. » 1/29/14 4:00am 1/29/14 4:00am

How You Know You're Old: Super Smash Bros. Is 15 Today

There are, probably, very few people who have a living memory of Mario kneecapping Yoshi in this advertisement and who are not old enough to vote. It's the famous spot for Super Smash Bros., which 15 years ago today released as a Japan-only novelty and exploded into one of Nintendo's best-loved series. » 1/21/14 3:30pm 1/21/14 3:30pm

Even with the less than stellar Wii U sales, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said he won't resign. According to Iwata, "There will be no major management shake-up in the short term." » 1/17/14 6:51am 1/17/14 6:51am

Don't Hold Your Breath For Nintendo Games On iOS (Or Android)

When recently asked if Nintendo was planning on putting out titles on smartphones, company honcho Satoru Iwata replied, "Nobody knows the distant future. Or if I'll be president. However, what I can say is, 'At present, no.'" » 10/08/13 5:30am 10/08/13 5:30am

Nintendo President: We Will Carry On The Spirit Of Hiroshi Yamauchi

Current Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has delivered a brief statement following the death of his predecessor, Hiroshi Yamauchi. » 9/19/13 12:51pm 9/19/13 12:51pm

Why Nintendo Doesn't Want To Give Its Games to Rivals

Nintendo games appear on Nintendo hardware. That's the rule! But is Nintendo's honcho Satoru Iwata interested in bringing the company's games to competitors' consoles? Nope. Here's why. » 8/08/13 6:00am 8/08/13 6:00am

Why Nintendo Says it Doesn't Make Art

Nintendo has been fighting an uphill battle with the Wii U. To say sales have not been good is a bit of an understatement. But the news is not all doom and gloom, and Nintendo's dandy helmsman, Satoru Iwata is ever optimistic. » 8/01/13 7:00am 8/01/13 7:00am