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  • LeoliansBro 3 Feb 2014 14:34:28 44,956 posts
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    Q and A from the investor presentation is on the Nintendo website. I particularly like the response to 'do you think the WiiU isn't powerful enough?' (tellingly farmed out by Iwata for someone else to answer), which doesn't even consider the impact on 3rd party developers.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • ResidentKnievel 3 Feb 2014 16:53:49 6,289 posts
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    Relevant Neogaf thread about Nintendo's future

    Or read the last question in the Q&A: here

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  • mal 3 Feb 2014 17:17:30 22,830 posts
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    Iwata wrote:
    In this perspective, while we are only going to be able to start this with the next system, it will become important for us to accurately take advantage of what we have done with the Wii U architecture. It of course does not mean that we are going to use exactly the same architecture as Wii U, but we are going to create a system that can absorb the Wii U architecture adequately. When this happens, home consoles and handheld devices will no longer be completely different, and they will become like brothers in a family of systems.
    Is he saying the sequel to the 3DS will be a portable Wii? At first I thought he was talking about a sequel to the Wii U, but that final sentence confused things.

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  • Armoured_Bear 3 Feb 2014 17:32:07 11,891 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Iwata wrote:
    In this perspective, while we are only going to be able to start this with the next system, it will become important for us to accurately take advantage of what we have done with the Wii U architecture. It of course does not mean that we are going to use exactly the same architecture as Wii U, but we are going to create a system that can absorb the Wii U architecture adequately. When this happens, home consoles and handheld devices will no longer be completely different, and they will become like brothers in a family of systems.
    Is he saying the sequel to the 3DS will be a portable Wii? At first I thought he was talking about a sequel to the Wii U, but that final sentence confused things.
    No, he means that the next home console and handheld will have similar architecture, same development tools, ability to share assets etc.

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  • mal 3 Feb 2014 17:40:59 22,830 posts
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    Okay then, sequel to the Wii U is a console 3DS?

    If I ignore him saying they need to have the same architecture, I can understand that having a cross-platform development environment would be a good thing, but he explictly mentions the architecure, after talking about all Apple devices (excluding macs) from running iOS on ARM architecure. Though I suppose he's not an engineer, and neither is his audience, so I shouldn't take him so literally at his word.

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  • Sid-Nice 3 Feb 2014 18:02:18 15,851 posts
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    Satoru Iwata is an engineer he majored in computer science.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 3 Feb 2014 18:13:03 39,761 posts
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    Maybe he should have majored in Business Studies.

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  • LeoliansBro 3 Feb 2014 18:18:56 44,956 posts
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    Sid-Nice wrote:
    Satoru Iwata is an engineer he majored in computer science.
    Not according to this online bio.

    Satoru Iwata, born Kyoto, 1937. Family emigrated to San Pedro, California, 1939. Interned at Manzanar, 1942 to '43. Scholarship student, University of California, 1955. Law degree, Stanford, 1962. MBA, Harvard, 1970. President, Nintendo Trading. Vice Chairman,
    Nintendo Investment Group... And father of five.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 3 February 2014 18:20:15
    He's doing a fine job of engineering Nintendo's demise.

    BOOOM!
  • CharlieStCloud 3 Feb 2014 18:42:57 5,530 posts
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    I wonder what his five kids think of the Wii U.

    ... 'Daddy, please! I wanna play Zoo Tycoon on the Xbox One.'

    *SMACKS*

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  • Spacescape 3 Feb 2014 18:42:59 16 posts
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    @LeoliansBro Iwata is definitely not 77 years old.

    Yeah i checked and he is 54 this is him

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satoru_Iwata
  • LeoliansBro 3 Feb 2014 19:07:56 44,956 posts
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    He has his suits cut by John Phillips. Of that I'm sure.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

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