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Nintendo’s Family-Friendly Focus will Backfire

Nintendo’s Family-Friendly Focus will Backfire

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said during a call with investors last week that he’s comfortable with his company’s standing in the marketplace. He believes that Sony and Microsoft are competing for the high-end of the space, while Nintendo is going after casual gamers and families. And it’s in that niche, he says, that Nintendo will see the most growth.

I’ll freely admit that Iwata has been right more than he’s been wrong in the years. Even while the world was saying that Nintendo’s Wii would be a failure, it was the company’s top brass, like Iwata, that said it would be a success. And as history has proven, they were dead on.

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Nintendo 3DS SpotPass messaging nixed due to misuse

Nintendo 3DS SpotPass messaging nixed due to misuse

It's not unusual for services meant for innocent activities to end up being used for...not so innocent activities. Such was the case with Nintendo's Swapnote SpotPass feature, a messaging system that allowed images to be directly swapped with others. As can be imagined, the service was used to swap things Nintendo would prefer not to be part of its service, and after some time of deliberation, it was ultimately decided that the entire feature would be nixed.

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Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

One of the things that made the original Nintendo Wii so popular was that rather than being a passive gaming experience where players simply set on the couch, it got players up and active to play many of the video games available. Nintendo carried that active gaming theme on when it unveiled the Nintendo Wii U game console. Nintendo has announced a Wii Fit U free trial will kick off in November.

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