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Nintendo Chief Iwata: Wii U sales 'not bad'

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.

By January 7, 2013


Nintendo's Iwata 'very sorry' for Wii U's launch omissions

Console buyers should be able to use all hardware features right away, says the president of Nintendo. They couldn't with the Wii U.

By November 29, 2012


Iwata aims to adapt Nintendo 3DS sales pitch

The Nintendo chief says his company must do a better job of explaining to consumers why they should want to get their hands on the portable-gaming device.

By April 27, 2011


GDC 2011 looks back as Nintendo's Iwata recalls 25 years of gaming

This year's Game Developers Conference instead casts an eye back at the last 25 years of game development.

By March 2, 2011


Nintendo's Iwata dismisses iPad, 3D gaming

In AP report, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata says he doesn't believe Apple's iPad provides the kind of value some hoped it would. He also doesn't see much value in 3D gaming.

By January 29, 2010


Nintendo CEO to miss shareholders meeting after surgery

Satoru Iwata is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor but is already handling some work while on the mend.

By June 24, 2014


Nintendo's Iwata opens GDC with games, Wii storage news

Many had been hoping for major announcements, but the Nintendo president did unveil three new titles and SD storage and auto-game loading for the Wii.

By March 25, 2009


Nintendo: Smartphones? Blech! It's all about the consoles

At a strategy briefing in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata vows that the company's turnaround plans don't involve mobile. Plus: Mario Kart 8 is coming in May.

By January 29, 2014


Wii U's games aren't up to par, Nintendo admits

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata 'fessed up during the company's quarterly earnings call.

By November 2, 2013


Iwata: Revolution downloads not free

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed his company will charge for next-gen console access to its back catalogue.

By June 7, 2005