Nintendo President: “We Still Think Retailers are Important”

Digital distribution and cloud gaming has been a subject in the spotlight of late, and while Nintendo echo the sentiments of industry players about the want or need for some sort of a digital distributed future, the Nintendo president has stressed that Nintendo still value the ‘high-street retailer’. Talking to The Independant [as cited by GIBiz] Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata explained that Nintendo are…

Nintendo Confirm “Unified Account System” for Wii U and 3DS [XL]

Nintendo will adopt a “unified account system”  for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS [XL], much like the current account system Sony use which allows a player to use one Playstation Network account for the Playtation 3 and Vita or PSP. Nintendo World Report [as cited by GIBiz] received an email  from a Nintendo customer service representative, David Marshall revealing the news that…

Nintendo President Assures Wii U Graphics Can Compete With Next-Gen Consoles

In the recent Nintendo shareholders meeting, the Nintendo president assured investors that the Wii U’s graphics will be able to compete with the next generation of consoles. GamesIndustryBiz report that Satoru Iwata was responding to an attendee who voiced their concern about the Wii U eventually being neglected by third-party companies as was the case with the Wii  in the later…

Nintendo Cannot Promise “Deep” Online Services Will Always be Free

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says Nintendo cannot promise it will not ever charge for “deep” online services on Wii U, but did ensure that “ordinary” online services will remain free. Eurogamer report that Iwata addressed the company’s shareholders where he stated the following: “We cannot promise that Nintendo will always provide you with online services free of charge no matter how deep…

Konami’s GamesCom 2012 Line-up

Konami has revealed its line-up of games which will feature at this year’s GamesCom as well as revealing their five day broadcast service ‘KONAMI OnAir’. During the Cologne event (on 15 August to 19 August), attendees will be able to see Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PES 2013 and the two new instalments in the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Konami will…

Forbes: “Nintendo Have Missed The Boat On Connected Gaming with the 3DS XL”

Nintendo has revealed the Nintendo 3DS XL, a revision of the 3DS handheld that boasts 90% extra viewing area, a longer battery life and a larger memory card; all of which will are welcome editions. While most publications are reporting positively on the updated Nintendo handheld, an article on Forbes points out some noteworthy exclusions with the handheld. The author…

Take-Two Boss ‘Sceptical’ About Wii U for Core Games

In an interview with Gamasutra [as cited by GIBiz] Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick voiced his doubts over the Wii U as a viable console for Take-Two’s core franchises. Zelnick says he is “sceptical” about the Wii U for the core franchises, but did however admit that Take-Two is interested in making sports and family games for Nintendo’s next-generation consoles. “For a…

EA and Sony will be at Gamescom

While Microsoft has decided to do their own “smaller, more localized promotions” this year than attend Gamescom, EA and Sony will be Germany for Gamescom 2012. EA corporate communications SVP Jeff Brown told Joystiq, “We are definitely committed to Gamescom – love that show and the people who attend it.” “We’re planning the press conference for the day before the…