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Nintendo investor's meeting - the future of Wii U and 3DS
Nintendo is having an investor's meeting, new stuff usually comes out of it. Today did not disappoint.

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Swiped from NeoGAF Wrote:Wii U:
  • User accounts: Wii U will have individual user accounts, rather than one system-wide account.
  • Near Field Communication ("touch" data transmission from accessories, credit cards, etc) will be built-in.
  • Nintendo considering DLC, mentions "Super Mario" as an example:
    "If a Super Mario user gets tired, we can then sell digital extras which will drive extra revenue, encourage higher communication amongst users, and possible increased satisfaction and hardware install bases."
  • NSMB3DS: Planning to release a totally new side-scrolling action Super Mario in 2D as a key title for the Nintendo 3DS in the next fiscal year.
  • "Path to profits is improve 3DS and focus on software. Super Mario titles will drive a lot of profitability."
  • 200 3DS titles in development
  • 60% of 3DS users have connected to the Internet; wants to expand digital offering, but at "infant stage" now.
  • Because of the success of Swapnote, Nintendo is considering other strategies to benefit from this social behaviour.
  • Third parties: Several new, previously unconsidered alliances/partnerships with third parties.
  • 3DS and Wii U both support digital download of retail titles, but... they still aren't quite sure how to implement it just yet.
  • "We should not decline third parties if they want to offer item billing."
  • Still planning to offer DLC (possibly talking about their own software), but needs more time to complete its feasibility study on the market and its needs.
  • "Digital will include user to user communications and sharing" (More social networking integration? More Swapnote-like apps? More emphasis on Streetpass/Spotpass?).
  • Nintendo has learnt that it shouldn't have stagnant periods between software launches: can fill the gap, and digital can extend the life of a title.
  • This will be Nintendo's worst financial year, but Iwata thinks the company can reach break-even on 3DS hardware in Q3 of this year.

I think I'll make a Wii U info thread since the thing is launching this year and the information should start to flood in.
So in short, "Mario is King and We're catching up to what our competitors where doing last generation"
I'm happy with a lot of this info, its about damn time.
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Not much to complain about I suppose. Like Cap, it can't hurt that they're leveling up their user accounts and online thingies.

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