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Iwata says Nintendo hopes to be back to “Nintendo-like” profits in 2014

Nintendo details its financial reports with a personal message from Satoru Iwata about the state of Nintendo's profits.

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Nintendo’s annual report for 2013 is now available, including a personal message from Satoru Iwata. The annual report details the Nintendo 3DS’s successes and the Wii U’s struggle. Iwata’s statement is perhaps the most interesting aspect of the report, as he states that he has full confidence that Nintendo will be back to making “Nintendo-like” profits in the 2014 fiscal year.

“Nintendo posted an operating loss for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. However, we strive to regain “Nintendo-like” profits for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 by providing many people with fascinating games and services. We continue to make brand-new and unique proposals, and make efforts for the growth of the home entertainment industry with a mission that is to pleasantly surprise people and put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches.”

Of course, Pikmin 3 was only just released and Nintendo is enjoying the success of several key 3DS titles, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf and the upcoming Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The Wonderful 101 and Super Mario 3D World are set to debut later this year for Wii U.

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I have faith in him and his company. Nintendo will be fine. Same as always.

    • Truthteller

      They will be fine indeed, and I will remain dumbfounded.

      • D.M.T

        Ok enough. You’re an idiot we get it

        • starwars360

          He is troll. He been bashed on PS Vita and other things as well. So he is worst troll. :)

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          This guy is an imposter and just as bad as the person he is pretending to be. Stooping down to the level of a troll enough to make up a name the same as them is trolling too.

          • Truthteller

            I agree with that, except the calling me a troll part. It is funny, you call ME a troll for stating either my opinion of facts, but you refuse to call that guy a troll when his is trolling me and you! Damn.

          • Truthteller

            He did call me a troll.

            WOW, I knew I was stupid but I didn’t know I was that stupid lol

          • tronic307

            This joke’s getting old, fast.

        • Yoboyjohn

          He’s just upset that Sony is slowly going into bankruptcy

    • Nintyfan

      In Iwata we trust. It can only get better from here I hope.

      • Truthteller

        You know it CAN get worse…

        • Yoboyjohn

          For Sony…

          • Truthteller

            You can keep dreaming.

          • Guest

            Dreams can become reality.

          • Truthteller

            The Wii U’s dream is over!

          • Orto

            May the power of miyamoto compel you….may the power of miyamoto compel……go back to the hell you came from fony boy!

          • Yoboyjohn

            I don’t have to dream…it’s a reality.sony is losing million every week and the way their going they’ll be Gone in a few years. Lol DIDNT they have to sell like 5 buildings in January?

          • Truthteller

            I don’t work for competing enterprises so I don’t care how their business end is going. If Sony were broke, it would not have the money to produce a PS4, sell it right and make money from each unit. You same people who complain about our talking about Nintendo’s downfall keep hoping for Sony’s.

          • Yoboyjohn

            Are you blind?sony is going down? How did they get the money?they took the money from Sony as a whole.sony entertainment is going down.if u disagree with me then your crazy.its a proven fact that their losing money fast

          • Guest

            You same people who complain about our talking about Sony’s downfall keep hoping for Nintendo’s.

          • Guest

            just because you are losing money does not mean you cannot produce, if you are losing money, you need to produce or you will die off, you need to produce something that will help you get back in the green which is probably what Sony is hoping from the PS4

          • Orto

            He is just a fony boy trying to act cool. When by the end of the decade fony will no longer have its gaming division as the company will have crumbled by then due increased losses. Rally my nintendo brethren and take down this fony supporter. Together we can send truthteller back to the canyon of the poop smugglers.

        • Nintyfan

          More like for Microsoft.

        • Deadpool U

          Do you come from IGN?

          • tronic307

            I wouldn’t be surprised.

        • Spencer Manigat

          You know what other system “broke preorder records” and had a ton of hype whilst its parent company was in a financial shitter? The Sega Dreamcast.

          • Truthteller

            You just wrote it all. The Dreamcast was a success, but Sega was not. Sony has products that people use in all aspects of life, Sega and Nintendo do not.

          • fireheartis1

            This is true Ignoranceteller, but unlike Sega who had 3 failing consoles in a straight row, Nintendo has only had one failed console in the Virtual Boy. That makes the difference between Sega and Iwata. Although they have taken a lose Nintendo is still profitable. Sony’s got TVs but their computer division is mostly dead. The only thing Sony has going for it now is it’s Videogame, TV, and Camcorder division. I know Orto will troll me on this one lol, but I for one don’t want Sony to go down or even Microsoft. It will hurt the gaming industry as a whole, and what you don’t seem to understand is if the oldest of the big 3 goes down it will ruin the gaming industry all together. Do you really want gaming to change because you hate Nintendo that much. It will not change for the better you can trust me on that one. The gaming industry is the youngest of the entertainment industries. If something happens to on of the big 3, especially Nintendo gaming may even seize to exist. Stop being ignorant it’s a different time from when Sega went down. The economy is way worse, and it could destroy gaming forever.

          • Jon

            I could handle Microsoft going down (went through 3 Xbox 360s), sony… naw, I kind of like them :P

          • FaTih

            I like all 3 consoles, PS4, Xbone and the Wii U. Although I just own a Wii U and a PC there are and will be people who say that the Wii U is crap. I don’t know what their problem is. Is it cuz they never played it ? Or cuz they think its a kiddy console ?

          • Truthteller

            You call me ‘ignoracneteller’ yet you agree with me? Gaming will never be destroyed forever. Is hoe consoles failed, then arcades may make a comeback.

        • Jon

          yes, we know but it CAN get better

          • Truthteller

            It can, but it is highly unlikely at this point.

          • Jon

            how so? Just because something doesn’t do well now does not mean that it won’t do well later, look at the 3DS, look at the PS3, they both had rough starts and then turned out ok. Nintendo has some great titles coming in the near future.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        “The big question is ‘am I going to be a playable character in Smash Bros?’. Great question.

        “You have to ask that to [Sora] Sakuari. He’s the producer of the game; it’s his game. But if he wants…my body is ready.”

        Reggie on being a playable character in SSBU

      • Satoru Iwata

        In me you shall trust my honorable fan. Anything less, is so Microsoft.

        • Nintyfan

          No pressure.

    • The Clockwork Being

      People thinking it is only he holiday season should make sure to push back ”their Nintendo is moving forward” to 2014. Other system sellers are there like Mario Kart and Smash Bros.

      • Truthteller

        If they are not here NOW, 2014 will be much too late.

        • Mochlum

          Because everybody knows that if a system sells bad for a while it will never sell good. Pfffft.

        • Yoboyjohn

          Eh Sony will be out of business by then

        • Wii Uoops!

          What happened to saying “I am stupid?”

        • Jon

          yet you used to say by Christmas, now you say if it is not done now… lol

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I believe so too. But I think Wii U is a “lost” race. Next gen will be better.

      • Deadpool U

        Wii U is Next Gen.

        • The Clockwork Being

          he means Nintendo next console

          • Deadpool U

            I’m not so sure with this guy I can’t be sure.

          • The Clockwork Being

            i know how you feel

          • http://facebook.com/dudezombieswhoa dporter6

            Are you sure?

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Its current gen.

          • Deadpool U

            Its NEXT GEN!

          • Arthur Jarret

            It’s current gen… it’s out now, right? If it was next gen, we wouldn’t have it yet.

    • Truthteller

      Nintendo will be fine, but the Wii U won’t be!

      • Truthteller

        The Wii U and Nintendo will be fine.

        • felony211662

          so u created 8 profiles here so far?! and then have conversations with yourself on here. This is not an entertaining read lol come up with better scripts!

    • Michael Ocampo

      Amen :)

    • Satoru Iwata

      You are correct. That’s the Nintendo spirit.

  • C00k1e

    I’m sure The Big N will be back in to big profit and success by 2014. I know they’ll do it.

    2. Sorry off-topic but any news on Nintendo TVii in Europe?

    • Andrew

      believe me, your not missing much.

  • Zombie Boy

    We’re just getting over a (very big) hump at the moment. 2014 will be brighter.

  • Juan Benitez

    THERES A new stage for super smash. it is from pilot wings! check the official website to see for yourself!

    • Brian

      awesome!

    • The Clockwork Being

      We should have a daily update abut the game on this side

    • victor

      Thy need more then that too save wii u

      • jay

        Off topic a little?

        • victor

          Juan was the one way of topic I tried to bring it back.

    • Madmagican

      It didn’t really show enough to actually be considered a new stage (it was just the background)
      but Mmm dat mode7 takes me back

  • kevin nun—-

    Good luck with that!

  • Lil J Moore

    This only means haters can hate for a little while longer..

  • Zuxs13

    Back in black

    I hit the sack

    It’s been too long I’m glad to be back

    Yes I’m, let loose
    From the noose

    That’s kept me hanging around
    I keep looking at the sky
    ‘Cause it’s gettin’ me high
    Forget the hearse ’cause I’ll never die
    I got nine lives
    Cats eyes
    Usin’ every one of them and running wild
    ‘Cause I’m back
    Yes, I’m back
    Well, I’m back
    Yes, I’m back
    Well, I’m back, back
    (Well) I’m back in black

    • RoboticLink

      Well that’s great and all, but I think Nintendo is trying to get Back In Green ($$)

      • Zuxs13

        Back in the black means they are making money!

  • D.M.T

    Anything is possible if you work really hard and Nintendo works hard so they will be fine. I’m not worried.

  • Jake

    Of course. I do think that Nintendo will be making a crap full of money (Nintendo like profit) by the next fiscal year. Yeah Nintendo has some great games for both system but it is not like XB1 and PS4 will sell a thousand. Wii u will do great, it may not sell 10 million but it will sell a lot. Once mario kart comes then the system will start to sell. If W101, sonic and Rayman sell millions we will see much more 3rd party. All Nintendo needs is the wii u must have sales of 10 million by the end of this fiscal year, so games like Mario kart. Smash, and other games sell and ppl will buy the wii u, and BAM it sells 15 million 2014 Christmas season. And I do hope 2014 Christmas will bring 2 3ds games. I am talking about metroid and a new mario not 1 big game and mario party. They need games that will sell just as good as Mario and Mario kart. Then nintendo will make some $$$

  • JBeauregard

    Iwata is right. One of the reasons why i like Nintendo is in his statement that they will, “continue to make brand-new and unique proposals…” Nintendo is the company that has always strived to revolutionize gaming with not only peripherals, but types of games. This upcoming holiday, all of my money is going to Nintendo!

  • Christopher Acuna

    Nintendo as a company will make bank. The WiiU however will most likely not be the hardware that helps it along though. 3DS has Poke X and Y coming out soon…That alone will move units both in software and hardware. WiiU has…..not much to entice somebody who is on the fence on whether or not to purchase a WiiU this holiday. Don’t get me wrong this some great software coming out for us WiiU owners but somebody who has been looking at this system since Day one asking where are the games at? Well I have feeling those same people will be asking the same question this holiday season. And I have pretty damn sure Nintendo is going to end up delaying Mario Kart and SSB. This alone will just continue the Nintendo hate.

    I am just happy I have my wiiu, and most if not all of us here are WiiU owners. So we all know what great fun games we have coming. But to the non WiiU owner I can see them holding off for a more legitimate reason to purchase.

  • Mr. J

    Nintendo-like? I think I read somewhere that that is a synonym for awesome

  • ezquimacore

    This is all you need Iwata.

    • The Clockwork Being

      With these astounding visuals, all yes

    • Satoru Iwata

      We at Nintendo are right on it.

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    They’ll be fine. Does anyone really expect the number one video game company in the world to lose profits 3 years in a row?

    • http://facebook.com/dudezombieswhoa dporter6

      Unfortunately, I do.

    • Jack5221

      Dude, its Nintendo. They could lose profits for the next 10 years and still be alive. :)

      • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

        Yep. And that’s why they’re the best. :)

  • Pinwheel

    Please understand that i accidentally smashed up all the Vita’s at e3

    • The Clockwork Being

      well the vita’s coffin has been announced at E3.(Pokemon X & Y)

      • Ice Climbers

        And the DS’.

  • Kevin Sepulveda

    How is it Dead….? it looks pretty alive to me

    • springer85

      3.6 million sold in 10 months is PATHETIC!!
      Ubisoft,EA turned their backs as the Wii U is a joke!!
      Big AAA games arrive mid 2014!!
      Ps4 is only $50 more expensive than a Wii U deluxe!!
      Come Xmas you will see the Wii U will be OBLITERATED!!!

      • Andrew

        Hello, welcome to wiiudaily, you must be new here.

      • Doctor_Jest

        Right… sort of like how the Wii was obliterated by the other players. EA can turn their back… their games are a cancer to any system.
        You act like it’s a zero sum game… typical of many fanboys. If there’s a winner, there has to be a loser.

        • Truthteller

          The Wii U has clearly lost this time. Next time, Nintendo needs to build a system it can be proud enough to announce it’s specs to.

          • Jack5221

            You want to talk specs? Okay. During the PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox era, Gamecube had better specs than PS2. During the Wii, PS3 and 360 era, Wii had lower specs than all the rest, yet it still outsold the others by millions. Look at the PS Vita and 3DS. 3DS is outselling the Vita by a landslide, even though the Vita has much better specs. Specs are irrelevant to sales, and some developers. Its simple… The better your console sells, the more developers will want to put their games on it. Wii U is more powerful than Xbox 360 and PS3. Why isn’t there many 3rd party games for it? Take a good look at the sales charts kid… Low sales = Less developers making games for it. Has almost nothing to do with specs… Moron.

          • Truthteller

            I don’t want to talk specs. I want Nintendo to make a system where they can post specs instead of being so ashamed that they hide them. Starting with the Wii, Nintendo stopped posting specs. Of course they did that because it was an overclocked, repackaged GC and they did not want that out there, they just wanted to hustle people.

          • Ice Climbers

            Keep in mind that the last two times they could do that were N64 and GameCube. Neither sold very well at all. Going that route would probably hurt Nintendo more than benefit them. The reason I say that is that 3rd parties will still ignore Nintendo, leaving them with just their 1st party games and indie games. Not very many people are gonna pick up a Nintendo system just to play 1st party Nintendo games and indie games (most of which are on multiple platforms).

            Let’s stop fooling ourselves – 3rd parties will never support Nintendo very well no matter what they do.

          • Truthteller

            No, they always released spec from the NES to the GC. Nintendo’s faulty design choices along with storage mediums hurt Nintendo. They are always behind the times instead of getting with to ahead of them. 3rd parties have proven that they can sink a system, and Nintendo needs to mend that relationship on the next system. It’s too late for the Wii U.

          • Ice Climbers

            It really depends on whether 3rd parties will even let Nintendo mend that relationship. If 3rd parties refuse to work with Nintendo regardless of hardware specs, then there’s not much they can do. During this generation, Nintendo needs to strengthen their own studios so they can support two powerful systems (one handheld, one console) at once. With their next system, they should go to 3rd parties to see what they want in a console.

          • Truthteller

            I think that 3rd parties made it clear to Nintendo what they wanted since the N64, but Nintendo arrogantly dismissed them and told them what it best for them. Now, I think that 3rd parties show no need to support Nintendo and will just leave them alone – IF they come out with a system that blows their minds, or a new graphic technology.

          • Ice Climbers

            True enough.

          • Jack5221

            Did you not read what I said? They’re not showing specs because specs don’t sell consoles. Games sell consoles, first party, 2nd party, 3rd party exclusives. Console innovation, such as motion controls, and pad controllers with touch screens THOSE are what sell consoles. Not specs… Unlike Microsoft or Sony, Nintendo does not need to flash their consoles specs for people to buy them.

          • Truthteller

            I just wrote the REAL reason they don’t show specs. If specs did not sell consoles (along with good marketing), then the other two would not make such a big deal over them. The only one who leaves specs alone is the one lacking…

          • Jon

            Specs really only matter for this generation, the last gen specs, didn’t matter, and the next gen, technology will be so advanced, the specs won’t mean anything as there will be slight differences between everything.

          • Truthteller

            Specs don’t matter for the X1 and PS4! They are basically the same machines made by the same vendor – AMD. Specs matter for the Wii U because Nintendo does not want us to see what’s under those draws!

          • Jon

            I meant more that specs are a selling point for this generation, not so much for the previous generation and by the next generation, all the specs will be so close together and hardly noticeable anyway so next gen they won’t matter, this is really the only generation where you will see specs so hyped up.

          • Truthteller

            Specs were a selling point the Atari days until today. Only Nintendo tries to push them to the side to hide their dirty dealings and scams. Notice that no other company – past or present has even refused to release specs on a system. Again, Nintendo started hiding specs starting with the Wii because they knew they were selling a GameCube again.

          • Jon

            dirty dealings and scams… lol, you make it sound like specs are the only thing that matter in a console when in fact, it is the games the sell a console. however it is this gen that the specs have been so hyped up. Yeah sure, specs did matter to a point back in the days but people played for the games and no one really looked that much into specs. Now about the Wii Vs the game cube, yeah the hardware was pretty much the same but here is the thing, they were two different consoles and did different things so they didn’t just sell you the gamecube again, sure it was the same hardware, but a different system.

          • Truthteller

            People ALWAYS cared about, mulled over and fussed about specs. Video game magazines in the 90′s treated specs the same way we do over the PS4′s specs. Nothing has changed! The only thing that changed is Nintendo choosing to hide specs and downplay them because they cannot compete and want to hide recycled parts used in ‘new’ systems.
            People are wise now and they are not falling for anymore scams. The Wii U has no specs AND no games – so what good is it? The Wii was the GC and the GC was the Wii. What you saw in the Wii was to be a peripheral of the GC, but the GC did not have a long life, so they salvaged GC parts and made the Wii. The only thing different is the shell and the name. This is why Nintendo never referred to it as a new system, only a ‘different’ one.

          • Jon

            hardware wise, yes the GC was the same as the Wii but system wise, no it wasn’t, the GC could not do what the Wii did because the way the hardware was used was not done the same way making it a completely different system. But here is the thing, Specs may have been used but this generation it seem more than ever. But history has proven that specs are not what define a system being successful or not, its the games. The Wii U has some decent games, some not so decent games. It is less than a year old and had a slow start however it is getting those games that people are looking for. You seem to be wrapped in the delusion that Nintendo is going to fail because they don’t use the highest of specs but how many times is Nintendo going to do really well with having weaker specs? They seem to do well with the weaker specs a lot, history itself shows that.

          • Doctor_Jest

            To me, it’s about the games. Once there are more AAA titles from Nintendo, specs won’t matter. Consider the entire history of Nintendo.. they’ve been entirely focused on games (although I can’t quite recall the SNES era, but I don’t think they were doing the same Sega styled commercials).

            Nintendo’s philosophy is “fun”… they frequently make hardware decisions that deliberately make the hardware affordable and consequently, challenge game makers to maximize their knowledge of the system in order to make fun games.
            I remember how the first PS3 titles that came out were being heralded as the “end of Sony” etc. etc. by lots of gaming press. The first Madden on the PS3 was a disaster, and most games were merely ports. Then came Gran Turismo, God of War, etc. and the games were too good to dismiss.

            The same thing will happen with Nintendo’s console. Once there are more first party titles and more quality work from Nintendo… people will forget how they spelled doom for the console (just like they did for the PS3)… of course there will be die-hards who insist on poo-pooing all over Nintendo, or whatever console they didn’t get for Christmas.

          • Truthteller

            The problem with Nintendo and it’s ‘tons’ of games is that they may design their systems for their own games, but not for 3rd party games. The SNES was on point for it’s time. I thought it was better than the Genesis. Then, Nintendo (still had the success of the NES fresh) had many 3rd parties – the most. That is one of the main reasons, if the not the main reason they were in control then. 3rd parties later went to Sony, including Nintendo mainstays. Now, practically all 3rd parties want no part of Nintendo.

          • tronic307

            Sony would have been sent packing if it weren’t for the N64 cartridge fiasco. But I agree, Nintendo doesn’t seem to accept much feedback from third parties when it comes to designing their consoles. It has to be a matter of pride, because they actually make more money from third parties than their own titles. Even when Nintendo gets support, the fans won’t buy anything that would do well on other consoles. If Nintendo fans have access to other platforms, they buy those titles on the other platforms.
            Konami and Capcom seem to have forgotten what Nintendo fans will buy. Basically any franchise from the SNES, updated. Street Fighter, Gradius, Final Fight, Axelay, Ghouls n’ Ghosts… we’d buy that in a heartbeat.

            Why did Square Enix give us Deus Ex instead of Tomb Raider?

          • Truthteller

            Yeah but Nintendo makes more from their titles than 3rd parties. I have read where 3rd parties complain that they don’t make much from Nintendo systems (not just Wii U due to low sales), so that is another reason they leave them alone. Maybe this will finally give Nintendo a lesson they needed to learn.

          • tronic307

            They make more money individually for their own games, true, but there have been nearly 100 third party games (not counting downloads) for the Wii U, thousands for the Wii, thousands for each handheld, and they charge each company for manufacturing, as well as licensing fees. It adds up to far more than Nintendo makes for their own software, yet they still treat third parties as competitors on their platforms. Odd.

          • FaTih

            or KH3

          • tronic307

            Thanks.

          • tronic307

            Only people who can afford but a single console worry about ‘winners’ and ‘losers’. Nintendo will support this console until their next is ready and HAS GAMES, regardless of marketshare, just like they supported the Gamecube, just like they supported the N64.

      • Kevin Sepulveda

        No I do not think so. Nintendo has always pushed themselves through every generation. It has never happened before not even the GameCube was obliterated. Besides why would you want it to die? You sound so happy about it. If Nintendo as a company did go out of business you know that means the Sony and Microsoft have less to worry about and therefor may make every more expensive. If Nintendo is successful it means more competition. Are you un-american?

        • Truthteller

          Nintendo is a Japanese company. In Japan, they try to shut out the American company so why support them? Agent.

          • tronic307

            That’s because the mere sight of Microsoft consoles makes all of Japan spontaneously vomit.

          • Kevin Sepulveda

            Because they develop great games and technology which in-turn forces American Game companies to try and do better. Hence competition.

          • Truthteller

            Nintendo does not develop great games and certainly not technology. They are a bunch of arrogant, behind the times business people who are over.

          • Kevin Sepulveda

            I’m sorry i should have said that in my opinion they make great games and technology. You also stated an opinion (a minority on this website and the world.)

      • Wonkoo

        And this makes you happy, does it? Do you feel joy thinking of other people unhappy? Does the failure of a company or the laying off of employees get you excited?

        • Truthteller

          Spoken like an agent trying to keep his job!

          • Wonkoo

            Just because you’re incapable of empathy doesn’t mean I shouldn’t care. These are hard-working people who make products that I have enjoyed since my childhood. It makes me sick when someone cheers for their downfall.

          • Truthteller

            I enjoyed them in my childhood too, but now that I am a grown man, I want grown man games. The other tow gives us that. Nintendo needs to learn to adapt or adjust to being like Atlus. At some point, the old ways must change or they will get lost in the storm and leave the door opened for a new challenger.

          • Wonkoo

            Grown man games. I love that.

            See, that’s the difference between us. I love Pixar movies. I love Studio Ghibli. I love Marvel’s comic adaptation of the Oz series. And I love Nintendo. I’m not concerned with only enjoying age-appropriate entertainment. I enjoy what I consider quality, and Nintendo has a very long history of quality.

            If you’re only enjoying entertainment that is aimed at you, you’re going to be very lost once you grow beyond Hollywood’s target demographic.

          • tronic307

            You mean TEEN games. Anyone who’s concerned with seeming ‘grown up’ isn’t.

          • Truthteller

            I was on Live the other day playing GTA 4. A lot of little kids are on there now, as I guess they are allowed to play it now. I told one kid that this is a man’s game and he should be playing Wii U. He said “I don’t want that shit!” See, even little kids want REAL, modern games, not machines with baby games. While they get stuck with a Nintendo, they see older people playing Sony and MS. For the record, those kids can’t deal with me in the game.

          • tronic307

            Little kids want games that make them seem ‘grown up’. Exactly. It’s all as preposterous as Mortal Kombat.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            “I want grown man games” oh my god, lol xD
            This, right here shows just how stupid you are.
            But, oh well. I’m glad we don’t have scum like you playing on Nintendo consoles. You’re not man enough anyway.
            Awww, are Nintendo games too hard for the little baby? Lol.

          • Truthteller

            Why the name calling/bullying? If Nintendo would put this kind of effort in toughing up their games, they could be about something.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh, stop with the whinning. You like the name calling and you know it. I mean, that’s why you’re here right? To be hated by everyone? To live in a world where no one cares about you at all? Interesting life you have there :/

            Also, in all honesty, I think Nintendo is the most mature with their games. First thing being, they don’t have crap loads of cursing. That’s right, I’m looking at you BO 2 and GTA. Second of all, Nintendo has just enough (not in ALL their games, but quite a few) blood in their games where it doesn’t go too far. A.k.a Zelda or sometimes Kirby. Third thing being, all of Nintendo’s games are for ALL AGES. And not for a specific age group. You could be 40 years old and play Mario, and people wouldn’t look down on you. But, games like call of duty, and especially grand theft auto are more for adults, definitely NOT for kids. But yet, retarded parents let their 5 year old daughter/son play games like that. Ugh…I wonder what the intelligence of humanity will be in 10 years. Oh, I bet in exactly 10 years from now, parents will be all like “alright, come now kids (I guarantee that they’ll be 3 years old.) Let’s go watch some SAW.” Heck, I’m 15 and that movie almost had me vomiting at different segments. So, I doubt a 3 year old could handle that.

          • Truthteller

            LOL I AM A LITTLE BABY

          • Ice Climbers

            Those new challengers won’t be any of the current companies. All of the current ones, Nintendo included, will be gone once the industry crashes, which might be sooner than I thought.

          • Truthteller

            Well, the industry can only crash from games needing more money and resources to make. If it does crash (not because Nintendo goes down), it will have a different business model when it returns. As of now, it looks to be in good shape.

          • Ice Climbers

            So it will eventually happen? Perhaps not with the 8th gen consoles, but with the 9th or 10th generation consoles. If games are going to be kept at the current standard price of $60, then developers will need to sell more and more copies to break even, let alone profit.

          • Petri

            Grown man… Really???
            Grown man games… Little bit faith in humanity lost again.

          • Wonkoo

            Hey Truthteller. I’ll just leave this here for you. You can read it whenever.

            http://www.dorkly.com/comic/53328/adult-crossing

          • Truthteller

            Well, Nintendo is clearly doing the wrong things with it’s baby games. They will be forced to get with the real deal or get left behind. You can still make baby games, but making those your primary games is a problem and played out in the refined 3D era.

          • Wonkoo

            I disagree. I think it’s wonderful that Nintendo is providing an alternative to the adult-oriented titles that seem to be the focus of Sony and Microsoft systems. Saying Nintendo needs to make “grown man games” as you so lovingly put it, is like saying Pixar shouldn’t make movies like Ratatouille and Wall-e, and should instead make Jason Bourne films.

      • Andrew Chambers

        EA is the one that turned their back, well, up until the point where Disney told them to suck it. Ubisoft is the biggest 3rd party supporter of the Wii U. They are the only ones not dishing out a bunch of 2-6 year old games on the system.

      • Peter Rogers

        Grow up u muppet

      • Yoboyjohn

        Lol half of the ps4 launch games are ports and the other half are generic 1st and 3rd person shooters!get real kid

      • Ice Climbers

        GameCube only sold 2.2 million in its first 10 months.

  • Link Slayer

    I really hope so I miss the old Nintendo soooo bad!

    • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

      The thing about Nintendo is not that they do not make mistakes or have bumps in the road of their progress but rather the fact that they learn from those mistakes and failures and do whatever it takes to recover from them and return to greatness.

      • Truthteller

        You know, recording artists who used to have #1 hits keep thinking that they will get another one, but very few seldom do…

      • Link Slayer

        I thought they learned from the 3ds. They recovered of course but they should have known to have those games ready or not even put out the WIi U

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          Yeah I kind of though so too but the difference is I guess a couple top games like Pikmin 3 were supposed to be launch Window games but got delayed because they stated they did not have the resources they needed for HD game development. It is Nintendo’s fault that they were unprepared to deliver the games they wanted to during the launch so I guess this is the mistake this time.

        • tronic307

          They probably didn’t expect the Wii to die so soon from the drought that was created when support shifted over to the 3DS. They had to release the Wii U ahead of schedule. I just wish Nintendo would go back to packing in Mario with their systems at launch.

          NintendoLand lol.

  • Thomas Vienna

    I literally laughed out loud when I read the head-line! XD
    -
    “Nintendo-like profits” means huge net gain.
    Profitable = Nintendo
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    It’s just very bold, is all. But it’s very true. Nintendo has a history of profitability, and it will get there again.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    How many times does this jerk have to come here and call people names before he is banned… Seriously!!

    • Jon

      ‘m North America and I care… lol

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        So do I.. I admit I overlooked this game in it’s first two editions for GameCube and Wii but once I played the Pikmin mini game in NintendoLand and liked that I had to see what a full game was about so I borrowed Pikmin 1 from a friend and purchased a used copy of Pikmin 2 and played them both.

        Besides springer has no idea what he is talking about. Both the first 2 Pikmin’s sold very well in NOA. Sold better on one platform than other titles do on multi-platform

    • Truthteller

      You called him one though…

      • NkoSekirei

        hey truth ur on the same boat as springer85 is about being on the ban hammer list too for ur trolling

  • Andrew

    You act like Pikmin is the big “must have title”. Sure in Japan it may be, but in Europe and the U.S., it’s no where near as popular. It has it’s fans of course, but it isn’t very well known outside of the core gaming audience.

  • The Clockwork Being

    truthteller/Knowledgeiwhatsup is that you?

    • tronic307

      No, but they’ve both been banned and refuse to stay banned.

      • Adrian

        Donaald and Knowledge is whatsup were banned?

        • tronic307

          Yes, and they’re one and the same.

  • Scott Duperree

    Checked at Walmart cause I was curious and they were sold our of Wii U consoles – hoping it was because of Pikmin 3

    • Marcus Market

      Awesome.

  • Wonkoo

    To springer85, whose comment was inflammatory enough to become unreply-able by the time I finished typing mine out.

    Miyamoto is getting very old. You can’t assume he will suddenly “take over” any more than he already is. Times are tough for the video game industry in general. Not just Nintendo. THQ is gone, Square-Enix reported “extraordinary loss” in their latest fiscal report, companies are dropping like flies. Iwata said recently he will not downsize his staff for the sake of profits, because he believes it will impact the quality of work they do. Are you too immature to understand what that means for the industry? Or us, the gamers?

    Pull your head out of your ass and respect Nintendo. They deserve a lot better than they’re getting from little $#!+s like you.

  • Deadpool U

    Nintendo like profits before = A billion dollars per second.
    Profits now = A million dollars per second
    Profits after 2014 = A Trillion dollars per milisecond.

    • Linskarmo

      Hey, that’s the opposite of the US budget! ;) In actuality it’s a bit closer than is comfortable, though.

  • Pedro Natera

    This is more likely to happen since 2014 lineup will indeed be better than this years line up

  • RoboticLink

    Yeah, keep the faith Nintendo! Big bucks are just a few steps away

  • Madmagican

    The question this leaves me with is:
    What exactly are the numbers in reference to “Nintendo-like profits?”

  • Dan Rivett

    I’ve been a life long Nintendo fan, I believe once the WiiU games start coming in it will pick up pace, console is so cheap why wouldn’t it?

    • Truthteller

      People like me keep telling you why we don’t but you Nintendo marketers keep insisting that we should get it because you say so.

      • Dan Rivett

        A cheap good console, games have been slow but Ninty just make great games no question.

        • Truthteller

          There is a question. If there were no questions then the Wii U would be selling without question. Nintendo’s arrogance is why they fail.

          • tronic307

            And Sony and Microsoft are the very fking definition of humility.

        • fireheartis1

          From now on let’s just down vote Ignoranceteller and stop replying to him. I know it’s hard I have already said I was going to do that, but sometimes his ignorance just gets to me. I mean come on to call us Nintendo marketers because we like Nintendo is just plain stupid. No one here gets paid for what they write. Not even the people at Wii U Daily, but yet his mind is so screwed up we all work for Nintendo. If you ask me I bet you that Ignoranceteller is the one paid by Sony lol.

  • Yoboyjohn

    What?

  • Jack5221

    Once you’ve played about 3 Call of Duties, 3 Halos, 3 Gears of Wars, 3 Gods of War, 3 Bio Shocks, and 3 Assassins creeds you’ve played them all right? Idiot… Nintendo is not the only company out there that makes more than one game for their franchises.

    • Truthteller

      You are right. Except for the idiot part and Nintendo making diverse games.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        Right, because Microsoft has really diverse library doesn’t it.

    • Ice Climbers

      Once you’ve played 1 Call of Duty, you’ve played them all.

  • sup3rnoah

    Well then you better give us Smash Bros and Mario Kart before March 2014.

  • Guest

    Nintendo can touch me where ever they god damn like… and I will smile.

    • Anthony K Aurelia

      Now show me on the Gamepad where the bad man touched you….

      • GameChanger

        And he says “It…was…right…here!” (touches gamepad and NintendoTVii starts).

  • sharlo galmo

    Peeps just very good news for Wii U owners….check the list,Wii U not powerfull enough????

    Build 531 (2/8/13)
    WiiU:
    * WiiU CommandBuffer(displaylist) support implemented (required for multi-threaded rendering)
    * Add GX2Invalidate queueing for command-buffers
    * WiiU fixed R8 textures to broadcast red to blue and green channels to work with shaders expecting L8 style inputs

    Build 527 (29/7/13)
    WiiU:
    * SpotShadow rendering fixed to honour renderthread
    * WIP WiiU Multithreaded shadow rendering. DX11 support for mult-threaded shadow rendering (via -DX11MT). Fix for build bot errors
    * Fix yet more missing variant MAX_RENDER_THREADS WiiU defines
    * Fix for missing _renderthread parameters is shadow rendering
    * WiiU – fix for various missing MAX_RENDER_THREADS variants in helpers
    * WiiU – fix for various missing MAX_RENDER_THREADS variants

    Build 525 (25/7/13)
    WiiU:
    * WiiU SRGB handling fixed up. GUI and Renderer Colour levels now match PC
    * WiiU F1 Debug Menu Rendering – direct to texture colour value fixes
    * WiiU – Int shader parameter support. (fixes problem with glass shader/wipers)

    Build 524 (24/7/13)
    WiiU:
    * WiiU: First pass of keyboard support
    * WiiU deferred helper – use 11.11.10 HDR formats for phase3 targets and also place in MEM1
    * WiiU CPU profiler support + moved injection to be in the pre post link step on the elf (not the rpx, as was previously the case)
    * WiiU – implement shared RenderTarget/Texture support. Also fixed up support for Volume textures

    Build 523 (23/7/13)
    WiiU:
    * WiiU remove MessageBox.cpp from Unity build (was removed from project)
    * Added WiiU keyboard lib to linker inputs
    * WiiU fix for new compile error with latest
    * Optimisation on the rendertask processing. (big help on WIIU)

    Build 522 (23/7/13)
    WiiU:
    * Input: Added stubbed version of input for use when MWL_BASE_INPUT_ENABLED is not defined. Currently only a few calls are stubbed
    * WiiU: Added w-i-p update of BKeyboard support for WiiU
    * BDbgAssert: Updated macro to avoid a function call each time it is invoked
    * WiiU – fixed environment map setup to render all dynamic envmap faces every frame
    * WiiU various thread assignment fixes (moving to Core 0 or 2 to offload work from the main core). Physics thread/controller – add missing setup and set various PC define paths

    Build 520 (19/7/13)
    WiiU:
    * WiiU: Fixed bugs in first pass timer code
    * WiiU: w-i-p update to keyboard support
    * WiiU Disable specular irradiance on WiiU.
    * Misc other missing platform defs for WiiU
    * WiiU fixup 11.11.10 HDR format support
    * WiiU don’t use linear textures for diffuse irradiance map
    * WiiU Envmap uses 32bit HDR. Small deferred rendertargets are now in EDRAM
    * WiiU FXCompilerWiiu pass ‘-m’ to SLConvertor for Column major support.
    * WiiU support for double speed Z only rendering
    * WiiU GUI Text RenderTarget now uses EDRAM
    * WiiU various minor renderer fixes (spot shadow size, release texture compile fix, rendertarget coherency)
    * WiiU – Fix Primitive Culling (wasn’t incorpoating translation)
    * Updates to release/gold WiiU configs. Set warnings as errors
    * WiiU half pixel offset shader fixes

    Build 519 (18/7/13)
    WiiU:
    * WiiU – disable SSAO in Main Menu for now until this get implemented
    * WiiU light primitive rendered now works correctly.
    * WiiU fix Vertex Colour D3D format conversion
    * WiiU Samplers now use high precision
    * WiiU – phase1 rendertargets now in MEM1 + fix forceMSAA setting.
    * WiiU – various clear and rendertarget setup fixes
    * WiiU – add platform specific shadowing shader path
    * WiiU another fix for centroid texcoords causing vertex/pixel shader binding failures

    • Gotallofthem

      What the heck is all this stuff? Can you explain, just read it and I’m like WTH? Hows all this stuff show the WiiU is powerful enough? Thanks

    • Marcus Navarro

      The untrollable…my god…
      Because who the hell wants to troll a wall of text? :P

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!! I AM SO STUPID!!!

  • springer85

    Hey man we are both stupid right!!!

    • Truthteller

      Don’t make new enemies!

      • tronic307

        That’s not even the real one.

  • springer85

    Ignore what I said, nintendo is awesome!

  • Truthteller

    No one here is an agent. Just regular people who just like the games. Ignore me when I call you agents please.

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!!! Pikmin is awesome!!!

  • CMB

    Great job nintendo!

  • MujuraNoKamen

    OK can we stop replying to these trolls please. They’re just doing my head in now, starve the morons of attention and they’ll soon die out.

  • Mochlum

    While the sales may not be SUPER HUGE, I think it will keep the Wii U pretty safe, until Mario Kart and Smash Bros come out and improve it much more.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Thats what I think. The sales will pick up this holiday but I think we should also consider Mario Kart and Smash Bros

  • The Clockwork Being

    You probably have never played Zelda anyways

  • Joey Perez

    i wish they were like sooooo the wii u is tri core running over 3ghz nintendo rules
    ha ha

  • Zombie Boy

    You’re making it really hard to flag the right guy :/

    • tronic307

      Flag now, ask questions later.

  • FungalSpawn

    Doesn’t help me regain my losses. I”ll never buy Nintendo stock again in my life.

    • Gotallofthem

      If your smart you wont sell, they will go back up wait and see.

    • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

      Yes, because we have sound credibility of this even being true. Oh, wait…

  • tronic307

    The true gamers.

  • victor

    1 easy step fore Nintendo to turn the wii u around.

    And that is to not make the gamepad obligatory but a standalone accessory

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Stupidest idea ever. And besides, they CAN’T do that. Why you ask? Because the gamepad already comes with the console! And if they tried removing the gamepad in later bundles, that’d confuse people more! You need help.

      • victor

        Gamepad is biggest problem fore wiiu. people don’t want to be forest to spend 150$ on a gamepad. A wii u that costed 200$ and did not have a gamepad would sell much more. And if you don’t believe that you need help.

        • Gotallofthem

          Your suggestion is nonsense, why you ask, well lets see, take away the game pad, and then what is the WiiU to the average consumer? Oh yeah, just a slightly better system then a 360/PS3, and a worse system then the X1/PS4. The U Pad is what make the WiiU an attractive system to own.

          And just like Epic said, do that and you really will confuse the consumer.

          • victor

            People are already confused and most people don’t know about wii u yet. The gamepad will still be available not just a requirement. So it will be like wii but in hd and many new games. I think that is attractive if you combine that whit a low price you get from not make a bundel whit the gamepad.

          • sd

            Making the gamepad optional would mean less games with gamepad integration. Therefore less reason to buy one. It is a great add on, I really like mine. All they need is advertising, a price drop and also more new games, which are coming.
            i also think the best thing for the WiiU would be to discontinue the Wii.

          • victor

            All this talk about price drop. I don’t think people realize how expensive that is. As thy are already almost not making a profit. So why take a huge loss on hardware ? what is the point in doing hardware if your just losing tons of money on selling it ?

          • sd

            A price drop makes sense. The more consoles they sell the more games they sell. So as long as they can get back to profit with only a couple of game sales it is good for them. Also the more consoles they sell the cheaper the hardware should become to make, therefore helping them reach a profit again.
            Without a price drop The Wii U will not really compete that well this generation. Their consoles have always been cheaper and this is an expensive console for Nintendo to have released compared to their previous ones.
            I have always predicted that a price drop will be announced with a zelda bundle and is still think this is the case.

          • Gregg

            You are saying better and worse base on WHAT? CPU power? That has NOTHING to do with Better & Worse, when it comes to games..

        • John Raybell

          Learn how to speak, jesus man. what are you a BOT??????

        • 00EpicGamer00

          The thing you seriously need help with is spelling and grammar (My lord son, you in 1st grade or something?)

          If the gamepad was “the biggest problem” then almost every person (not just one.) Would have a problem with it. And besides, with SOME games you DON’T HAVE TO play with the gamepad. Usually they’ll let you play with the Wii remote/nunchuck style. Or with the Wii U pro controller.

          So, your argument is invalid. Also, the gamepad is awesome. Don’t see how anyone would have a problem with it. It basically weighs as much as a 3DS, and (depending on the game) you can do so many cool things with it. The possibilities are just endless!

    • sd

      The gamepad is amazing so why would you not want it?

      • victor

        I like it, it makes stuff easier . But that don’t mean others do. I just gave 1 easy tip on how wii u could be more successful

        • Gregg

          Since when is it Obligatory? Use the GAMEPAD PRO

  • Ice Climbers

    Hey Truthteller, (the real one) do you agree that the entire video game industry needs to crash as a whole? I personally think that’s where we’re headed.

  • meekmeek93

    People stop it. You’re arguing with a guy that ships Luke and Leia and has a picture of them embracing as his profile picture. As for Nintendo, I will contribute to their sales by hopefully purchasing a Wii U and 3DS this month.

  • Linskarmo

    Im sure they’ll do fine.
    I wonder what this pleasant surprising means… Why must anticipation dog me so? :-{

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    Anyone watch that new UK Wii U Commercial?

    EDIT: Sorry here is a link
    http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/08/video_uk_comic_rufus_hound_explains_the_wii_u_difference?fb_action_ids=10201756501018629&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=timeline_og&action_object_map={%2210201756501018629%22%3A197003137132986}&action_type_map={%2210201756501018629%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]

    • Merrfn

      No. Link?

    • fireheartis1

      They need to bring a commercial like this for the American audience. it would help most of the people who don’t understand what the Wii U is a lot better. Trying to explain to some of my dumb customers at the Walmart I work for makes me think, “are my fellow Americans really this dumb” lol.

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      • FaTih

        badumtss

  • Guest

    the people in the world that matter.

  • fireheartis1

    Oh yah I forgot you think we are all paid by Nintendo, to praise Nintendo, on a Nintendo fan site. Get over it dude and your stupid conspiracy theory already.

    • Truthteller

      You slipped up didn’t you? That is why my comment of “WE?” in his response has been flagged, to try and shut the truth down.

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  • Johny

    yeah lol. nintendo will be just fine. no doubt about it

  • Laquandra Washpon

    We all got 3DSiXLs and they work fine, only Spanky dropped his and it costs too much to fix.

  • Forbsz

    Nintendo fanboys get so hurt by trolls then they start mouthing Sony I love both companies I’ve had great times on ps1, ps2 but I’ve also had great times on every single Nintendo console so I don’t know why when a troll mouths Nintendo the Nintendo fans have to get defensive and badmouth sony for no reason if you’re going to badmouth anyone badmouth the pc gamers full of themselves or Microsoft sheesh……

  • Guest

    The sales for the WiiU are very bad. Nintendo has admitted this, but can remain optimistic because the 3DS is doing so well and they are turning a profit. Retailer confidence is way down in Europe and Australia when it comes to the WiiU and there appears to be trouble with 3rd party publishers, which is likely in part due to the economic climate at present. We don’t know what problems the PS4 and X box one might run into after they launch, but since all electronics are produced by indentured Chinese labour at the lowest possible cost, there are bound to be some interesting issues. The difference is that Nintendo’s competitors have more to offer in terms of game-publishing support, internal memory (32GB? What?), and bells-and-whistles like DVD players. Nintendo has remained staunchly against the trend of having a game system integrate with every other piece of electronic hardware in an entertainment-centre. The other companies go the other way. If you want that, why not have a P.C. with a console on the side for your cute little gaming experiences? This must be the way Nintendo is approaching the climate. It will be interesting to see what trends emerge when the PS4 and X box one arrive. They will sell. Will the WiiU still sell? Probably, but will it compete? I don’t think Nintendo wants it to. Nintendo wants to have a profitable niche. Right now, as a company, that’s what they are maintaining. It looks doubtful they will be able to increase that profitability substantially with the WiiU, but they can afford to take a loss. In the meantime, something is better than nothing, and they will soldier on with the new console, and hope to improve. Like it or not, if you want Nintendo brand on a home console, you’re going to want a WiiU. If you’re on the fence, a 3DS will suffice.

  • DingoWalley

    Why did Iwata say they made a loss last Fiscal Year? They made a small profit last year at about 75 Million Dollars. I understand that’s not Nintendo Profits (Like the 2 Billion they made in 2009), but it’s a profit none the less…

  • Falcoxcalibur

    The only possible direction now, is UP UP UP!

  • FungalSpawn

    Nintendo needs to release more than just baby games. Xenoblade 2 is the only true next gen game coming out for Wii U within the next 2 years (maybe Zelda if it makes it by 2014). Their system is going to be hurting for a while, even with a 100% increase in sales for mario releases, it’s not going to help much.