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Rumor: Nintendo conference details – Vitality Sensor alive, 3DS eShop talk, sales, more

Posted on April 26, 2011 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, General Nintendo, Rumors, Wii, Wii U

Update: Andriasang has confirmed some of the information posted below, so it looks like most (if not all) of the points below are the real deal.

There seems to be a bit of confusion about when Nintendo’s last conference took place and what information was shared at the event. While the news below looks very legitimation, take the details with a grain of salt for now. Only one source has provided details from the conference so far, so it’s difficult to confirm that everything is completely accurate.

– No Kid Icarus: Uprising until after summer
– Nintendo interesting is adding more platforms to the eShop in addition to Game Boy/Game Boy Color
– Excitebike (3D Classic) apparently will be offered in Japan for free
– Nintendo still working on Wii Vitality Sensor
– Challenge with the sensor is that its easy to make it work for 80% of people, but difficult to make to make it work for 99%
– Nintendo needs other companies to succeed on the 3DS
– Nintendo still planning their own titles around third-party games
– Made decision on Wii successor announcement because of logistics for getting people to E3
– Nintendo still wants a surprise at E3 with their new console
– Iwata admitted that Nintendo has relied to much on its own, won’t do everything on their own from here on out
– Expect to see something about the above at E3
– Iwata: 3DS not meeting expectations following second week of sales
– Iwata believes the earthquake in Japan had an impact on sales, but isn’t the only factor
– European/US sales lower than expected
– Nintendo “need to make efforts” to improve sales
– Pokemon Black/White has sold more than previous versions globally in the same time frame
– More talk of Nintendo saying that Project Cafe is a new concept/structure for a console
– Nintendo will still be pushing the Wii
– Nintendo releasing one Wii title every month to push the console’s performance
– Nintendo realizes they must provide incentive for people to use StreetPass/system updates
– Because of this, free content such as classic games will be offered
– Nintendo feels that gaming is better with buttons, so you won’t see a machine without them
– Nintendo will accommodate social networking services in games, but won’t see Nintendo games on non-Nintendo hardware

Source 1, Source 2

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