Company ponders "wide and small" strategy.
Platform holder doesn't intend to abandon 3DS and Wii U owners for NX; will still release games for them.
The two figures, available exclusively through Skylanders starter packs, will also work as Nintendo Amiibo figures.
Before E3, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime answers our questions about the future of Nintendo's enduring 3DS handheld.
Iwata says Nintendo will "offer advantages" to those who use their ID across devices.
Nintendo is not yet ready to commit to a release window for the upcoming open-world role-playing game.
The company unveils a new service that would monitor a person's sleep patterns and provide feedback on improving restfulness.
Satoru Iwata says his company's new console is "selling steadily" but doesn't say if the hardware will hit the initial sales forecast of 5.5 million units by the end of March.
Sales for the US market are up 111 percent compared with the same period last year, but are dwarfed by the sheer number of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles sold in the same period.
Console buyers should be able to use all hardware features right away, says the president of Nintendo. They couldn't with the Wii U.