Nintendo President Shoots Down Wii U Price Drop Rumors
Yesterday we learned that Nintendo cut their sales projections for the Wii U by 1.5 million units, because it was not performing as well as expected. Rumors began to fly that this meant Nintendo would lower the price of the Wii U to sell more systems, because president Satoru Iwata addressed those rumors and said that the company has no such plans.Read on...
Nintendo Unveils The 3DS XL
"Your handheld gaming experiences will be more intense and more engrossing than ever before," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Amie in a pre-recorded video that was made available Thursday night. He is referring to Nintendo's new handheld called the 3DS XL (known as the 3DS LL in Japan). Announced as a co-sessor to the 3DS, much like the DSi XL before it, it will be the same hardware you know and (possibly) love from the 3DS, but with bigger screens -- 90% bigger screens to be exact.Read on...
3DS Confirmed for 2011 Release On… Jimmy Fallon?Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America, made an appearance on this Friday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to show off Donkey Kong Country Returns and the Nintendo 3DS. While there he let slip some info on the 3DS' release schedule, during an interview made a little awkward by the fact that both host and guest were also trying to play their way through a level of Donkey Kong. Frankly, we don't think we would have been any more coherent.Read on...
Nintendo’s Response to the Playstation Move: Unfazed
This week, after months of anticipation, Sony revealed its new motion sensitive controller, the Move, at the Game Developer's Conference. the Move walks a path already trodden by Nintendo's Wiimote, the primary controller for the Wii, and so, one might ask, how does Nintendo feel about this long awaited foray into their territory?
Predictably, they're pretty calm about it. Motion sensitivity has been the Wii's claim to fame, while other consoles have focused on HD graphics and processing power, but now Sony is rolling out the Move, and Microsoft is hard at work on its own motion sensing Project Natal. Kotaku asked Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, if this might mean that Nintendo should be looking to move into HD.
"For us high definition by itself is not the next frontier," Reggie Fils-Aime... told Kotaku. "For us we need to provide a whole new compelling experience in our next generation."Read on...