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Details from Nintendo's investor briefing (5/7/14) - next Wii U update in June, NFC, more

It’s that time again - Nintendo is once again hosting an investor briefing in Japan having reported its latest financial results just a few hours ago.

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XiSasukeUchiha1202d ago

Cool speeding up the Wii U menu by 20 seconds.

showtimefolks1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

I am not big into buy 2 or 3 consoles since i barely have time for one i got(ps4). But i will be getting a wiiu either this fall or early 2015. I would like to play Nintendo first party exclusives in HD

now if Nintendo can drop the price under $200 i may get one sooner. For the amount of games available right now i don't think its a good buy(BTW neither was ps4 or xbox one)

end of the day when we get consoles we want games and if history has taught us anything its wait and see approach is the best.(but clearly most of us haven't learned LOL, that's why we keep buying consoles at launch and than those consoles don't get the support for few years)

BattleN1202d ago

Agreed I am holding out on next gen for a few years I will game on 360WiiU for now. Waiting for Gears 4 and Last Guardian before I make the jump

LonDonE1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

not sure where u live but here in uk tesco has a mario kart 8 wii u premium bundle which also includes 1 extra game with MK8 you get to choose from zelda wind waker, mario u, pikmin 3 and a fitness game i think all for £199 that's a bargain!

I am sure if you look around you can find a used one for cheap online and since nintendo hardware is reliable you dont need to worry much buying used! either way you can find cheap online premium and basic bundles you just need look around.

Wii u is a awesome console and i have by far spent more time on my wii u with the wife and 2 kids in the last year then on my PS4 and X1.
Its so underrated and is awesome with some real gems and with more coming out!

Don't wait just get one now!!! i promise you wont regret it.

BoneBone1201d ago

But you still bought the PS4 even though the Wii U's line-up already crushes it and will do twice as much by the end of 2014. Makes no sense. Why not hound Sony to drop the PS4 to $200?

You see the problem I got here!

Nevers0ft1201d ago

You can already buy a Wii U directly from Nintendo for $200 - so long as you don't mind a refurb. They're apparently "mint" though, and still come with a full warranty:

https://store.nintendo.com/

(the store is down for maintenance until tomorrow though)

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paulcek1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

NFP sounds interesting. I hope it's not just another skylanders, hopefully Nintendo can do a lot more with the NFC stuff.

E3 looking pretty good. I hope there's lots of unexpected announcements and new games coming! Fill up the months before Smash bros and all that, and make sure 2015 is filled nicely.

Also glad to see that commitment to the Wii U. Wonder what "until existing users are satisfied" means... They also say that they have more ideas.
Dropping the wii u would make them lose consumer and developer trust. And with Nintendo's bad relationships with 3rd party developers, that's the last thing you need. Also, dropping support would screw over the indie developers too.

Qrphe1202d ago

>I hope it's not just another skylanders, hopefully Nintendo can do a lot more with the NFC stuff.

Well, that's exactly what Pokemon Rumble is and wasn't successful at all. And I hope the same because I don't see much use for it either.

The 10th Rider1202d ago

I don't see Nintendo doing a simple copy and paste...Since when has Nintendo been one to do that? If they can pull something unique of with this it could turn out really cool!

Qrphe1202d ago

@above
Pokemon Rumble already came out last year.

The 10th Rider1202d ago

Yes, but Pokemon Rumble was one spin-off game that wasn't made internally at Nintendo. This is an entire business venture they're taking on to try and increase their profits. Very different projects of very differing scopes.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1202d ago (Edited 1202d ago )

"Nintendo not experiencing a loss from hardware anymore"
"More Wii U games at E3"
Can't wait for E3 Nintendo Digital Event.

AKR1202d ago

IKR?

Really great news posted in this report. Hopefully it ends up being as good as it sounds.

BoneBone1201d ago

If they're not making a loss on Wii U hardware any more, that is MASSIVE news.

wonderfulmonkeyman1202d ago

Bayonetta 2 in Summer and X this year, it says!
I cannot wait!

Madock1202d ago

Did it actually say that?

wonderfulmonkeyman1202d ago

Yep, right there in one of the pictures detailing their release schedule.
It might only be in Japan, though. I need to double-check...

Realplaya1202d ago

Just to reiterate they are not losing any money anymore on the Wii U. It's funny people got that old fiscal loss info and now every WII U is making a profit when they are selling Millions of Mario Kart 8, Smash and and whatever other games They are making a profit on the Wii U.

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