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Nintendo Refuses to Move to Next-Gen Until Wii U Owners are Satisfied

Nintendo is always working on their next products, like most tech companies. However, many people are rushing Nintendo to hit the reset button on their console business and launch new hardware as soon as possible to overcome the problems of the Wii U. Others feel its unfair to Wii U owners to abandon the console. With lacking sales becoming a continuous issue, the debate grows stronger by the day.

In a recent fiscal meeting, Nintendo acknowledged that it is currently developing next generation hardware; however, company leader Satoru Iwata proclaimed a release window is difficult to declare. He went on to state that Nintendo was not at a creative dead-end for new hardware, but, rather, that the company wants to satisfy existing users before moving on.

Personally, I’m happy that Nintendo is putting the consumer first here. I’d like to say I got my money’s worth on my Wii U before I call it quits on the console. What about you? What’s in store for Nintendo in the next generation? Sound off in the comments.

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Nintendo Establishes Business Development Department for New Markets

Nintendo is aggressively expanding into other mediums, while also working its video game roots into their new plans. To match their plans for utilizing other technologies, Nintendo is growing a branch in the company: the Business Development department.

The Business Development department will be responsible for overseeing Nintendo’s entry into new markets. Their current work includes the newly announced NFP project and Nintendo’s Mario Kart TV application for smart devices. I’ll take a guess and say that the Business Development department is also helping in the creation of the Quality of Life product Nintendo is working on.

Now that we know where Nintendo’s plans for expansion come from, we know who is overseeing a vast amount of the company’s future. Let’s hope Business Development does a good job in the coming years.

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Nintendo Announces NFC Figurine Business for 3DS and Wii U

Prepare your wallets. Nintendo is expanding their NFC program for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS with a new business codenamed NFP.

Although Nintendo has
used NFC on the Wii U already, its presence on the console has been minimal. NFP is looking to change that. The platform will work on Wii U, and a peripheral will connect to the 3DS to allow NFC technology to work on the handheld, as seen on the right. Figures can be used across both platforms.

Nintendo depicted a concept of a Mario figurine being used for numerous games. An NFP game will be at E3 2014, and many figurines will be announced alongside the new title.

Check out Nintendo’s idea of how NFP below.


I can’t wait to collect tons of little plastic Nintendo characters; however, my wallet will certainly be crying when the day arrives. How about you? Are you excited for NFP? Sound off in the comments.

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Nintendo Plans to Expand Beyond Games to Become “More of an Entertainment Company”

Nintendo isn’t showing the most impressive video game sales numbers. To combat lacking profits, Nintendo is planning to expand beyond the medium of gaming to form a safety net for the company.

In a recent fiscal meeting, the Big N stated that they were not “pessimistic” about video games, but wanted to expand beyond the business to form other pillars. These other pillars will keep Nintendo stable as the company moves into the future. The aim is to become “more of an entertainment company” according to senior research analyst David Gibson. Considering Nintendo’s plans to aggressively develop and market their mysterious Quality of Life product, it seems like the Big N wants to take a step away from gaming for a bit to search for opportunities in other fields. But wait! Don’t worry! That step back from video games doesn’t mean Nintendo is leaving the industry.

How much will Nintendo expand beyond video games? What do they mean by an “entertainment company?” Only time will tell.

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Nintendo Confident in the Quality of Life, Calls it a New Pillar

Remember that mysterious announcement about “improving quality of life” made by Nintendo back in January? Well, the Big N is finally commenting on all the speculation and doubts.

In a recent fiscal meeting, Iwata reassured journalists in a Q&A session that Nintendo is putting their full creative force behind the Quality of Life. According to senior research analyst David Gibson, Iwata told people to not think “too narrow of Nintendo.” The company leader followed up by saying “[Nintendo] can make things fun, health services… We know how to get people hooked.

Nintendo’s confidence in the Quality of Life is evident in their future plans for the company. Nintendo’s current fiscal year represents a small amount of growth, according to the company. The Quality of Life is what will develop into another pillar to keep Nintendo afloat. Growth of the Quality of Life will reach a major role in company profits by the year 2017.

Check out Gibson’s tweets below.

What do you think of Nintendo’s emphasis on the Quality of Life? What could it possibly be? Nintendo seems to be hinting at a health service, but it’s anyone’s guess. Sound off in the comments below.

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