Tributes to Nintendo chief Iwata flood Internet

Jul 15, 2015

Tributes to Nintendo chief Iwata flood Internet

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Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata’s death from an illness at 55 is being mourned by game fans around the world. They’re sharing Iwata Mii avatars, creating pictures with farewell messages on the Nintendo drawing game Splatoon and sending Tweets with “ThankYouIwata” hashtags. Some of ...

Worldwide gaming community mourns death of Nintendo CEO

Jul 13, 2015

Worldwide gaming community mourns death of Nintendo CEO

Video game enthusiasts and developers across the world paid tribute on social media Monday to Nintendo’s chief executive Satoru Iwata, mourning his death at the age of 55. Many took to Twitter to express their sorrow after the Kyoto-based company announced his death from ...

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Jul 13, 2015

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive, Satoru Iwata, has died of bile duct cancer at the age of 55, several months after he abandoned the Japanese video game giant’s consoles-only policy. In a brief statement, the Kyoto-based firm said Iwata passed away on ...

Nintendo to target emerging markets in '15

May 8, 2014

Nintendo to target emerging markets in '15

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Nintendo, which has been struggling to win over consumers with its latest generation of game consoles, plans to expand in emerging markets with new devices starting next year. The Kyoto-based company will develop completely new game machines for emerging markets rather than sell cheaper ...

Nintendo chief under fire over Wii washout

Jan 21, 2014

Nintendo chief under fire over Wii washout

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Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata, who tripled revenue by introducing hits like the Wii console, is coming under fire from investors and analysts after the company’s latest game machine flopped. Though Iwata had vowed to deliver ¥100 billion in operating profit this fiscal year, ...

Nintendo's game development to revive Wii U

Jun 29, 2013

Nintendo's game development to revive Wii U

Nintendo Co., the world’s biggest maker of video game machines, plans to revive demand for its Wii U through the release of its own new titles as sales of the console failed to meet forecasts amid a lack of software. Building sales momentum will ...