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Nintendo investor's meeting - the future of Wii U and 3DS
#1
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.
3DS:
  • 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.
General:
  • 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.
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#2
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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#3
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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