By some measures, Satoru Iwata was the most successful video game creator to have ever lived: a kid who played Pong; a young man who started a development studio with friends; and eventually at 42, the CEO of the most beloved company in his medium’s history.
Nintendo has just issued a short statement announcing that president Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55.
It's a good week for Nintendo to be hinting at their next console going 3D. After all, their 3DS portable has been lapped up by every dog in town for E3, and all eyes are on Ninty's next move.
According to a Times' report, Nintendo's boss Satoru Iwata now says that Nintendo should treat Apple as "the enemy of the future." According to him, they won against Sony, and their new nemesis is the iPhone and iPad maker. [Times]
Nintendo has traditionally ignored the iPhone as a competitor, claiming that the DS and iPhone were chasing different markets. Now Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has given in the reality of commerce and started the smack talk.
Nintendo might be planning on taking on the iPhone and iPod Touch with an app download service of its own, and has been encouraging developers to come up with app-like content for the DSi.
This is what Microsoft didn't tell you about last Black Friday sales: Nintendo sold 800,000 Wii units that week, besting the Xbox 360 and the PS3. According to Nintendo Presidential Vampire Satoru Iwata:
Nintendo's President Iwata, the man who wants US customers to believe that there will be a Wii shortage this Christmas not caused by Nintendo themselves, has just said that they want the Wii MotionPlus to be as cheap as possible because it doesn't cost too much to manufacture. How cheap? They're not sure yet. We did…
Bad news, bargain hunters; Nintendo has gone on record saying there are no imminent price cuts for the Nintendo Wii or DS. Satoru Iwata, the company's president, said he did not believe in the "model" of price slashing, as it tends to leave early adopters feeling a little disheartened. Though we do agree, surely early…
In a quickie comment, Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata has finally come out and said that the Nintendo Revolution will have a below-$299 pricetag when it debuts next year—obviously making sure it can compete with Xbox 360 and PS3. It's in Japanese, so you can read into it about as well as I can, but Happy New…