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Nintendo iPhone and Android games: maybe, maybe not

Nintendo iPhone and Android games: maybe, maybe not

If there's a way to clearly understand how Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata feels on expanding their business into the mobile smartphone universe through Android and the iPhone, the tech publishing world has yet to find it. Today we're having a closer look at the transcript for Nintendo's recent earnings call, specifically in the (translated) words of Iwata, attempting to decipher what the company really means to do in the near future with their characters, and if they'll ever appear on non-Nintendo-made smartphones. Turns out he says yes, but he also says no, not a chance.

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Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo is betting on closer development of the Wii U console with its replacement for the 3DS, including faster cross-platform game coding, to turn the company around, with no plans to license characters like Mario out to third-party titles. The strategy for the next-gen handheld is to use Nintendo's newly-combined home and handheld development teams and harmonize the architecture of each, making them "like brothers in a family of systems" CEO Satoru Iwata suggested. In fact, that "family" could end up growing significantly as a result, he predicts.

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Nintendo boss Iwata takes 50% pay cut

Nintendo boss Iwata takes 50% pay cut

For a period of 5 months after announcing Nintendo's most recent fiscal results, CEO Satoru Iwata will take a 50% pay cut on his salary. This will also be joined by a Nintendo executive pay cut between 20 and 30%. While at the moment it's not clear whose decision this cut was, the company as a whole will certainly appear to be accepting their losses in as open a fashion as possible.

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Nintendo mobile games denied: Nikkei mix-up

Nintendo mobile games denied: Nikkei mix-up

Yesterday a rather quick-spreading report of Nintendo very possibly moving to mobile devices like the iPhone and Android smartphones of all sorts was initiated by Japan's Nikkei and perpetuated by the masses. Today Nintendo has provided a statement that suggests Nikkei's report was based on bits and pieces strung together to create a news strand that, in the end, simply isn't truthful.

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Nintendo Android and iOS games incoming: as demos [UPDATE: Denied]

Nintendo Android and iOS games incoming: as demos [UPDATE: Denied]

This week there's word of an incoming official announcement from Nintendo that'll include their first full push for the mobile device sector - Android and iOS included. But in place of releasing classic titles like PokeMon and Mario Bros. to these platforms, it's suggested that Nintendo will be bringing on "mini games", AKA not full titles, that'll introduce the public to their much more expansive games on their own consoles and handheld devices.

UPDATE: Nintendo has denied this suggestion outright.

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It’s time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and think big

It’s time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and think big

I know I've said this before, but it's official now: the time has come for Nintendo, at long last, to kill the Wii U and move into other areas in which it might be able to actually grow its business.

Nintendo earlier this week announced that it's been forced to slash its Wii U sales expectations by millions of units, saying that it felt the heat from a wide range of players in the market, including Sony and Microsoft. The company also didn't seem to believe that the world wouldn't care about the Wii U. Oh, how wrong Nintendo was.

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Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

Mighty No. 9 preview screencaps shared by Mega Man creator

This week the man who created Mega Man has shown a few new screenshots of Mighty No. 9, the next-gen game Comcept developer studio are working on - and boy, is it a simple construct. What you'll be seeing here is a couple of angles on what one of history's most infamous game heros has been up to courtesy of Keiji Inafune, showing off some of how this little fellow will be getting along with his placeholder enemies. That is, after all, what we're resigned to looking at for quite a while here.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

Super Smash Bros. Wii U to do away with edge-hoggers

For those of you that've been playing every single Super Smash Bros. game since the first hit the N64, you may very well know about the type of player that hogs the edge. This is the sort of play where a player gets kicked off the side of a level and - barring the player that hangs on the edge to block them - would otherwise be able to flip back up. The next generation of Super Smash Bros. takes care of this nonsensical bit of gameplay.

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