Iwata’s comments in Japanese newspaper about DS successor were “accurate”

Friday, 15th January 2010 12:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun has hit back at Nintendo of America claims that it “misinterpretated” Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in an interview.

The paper said in its response: “The article quoted Nintendo President Satoru Iwata’s comment accurately.”

Iwata was quoted as saying in the article that DS’s successor will have “highly detailed graphics, and it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing.”

Nintendo of America, however, quickly claimed the newpaper has “misinterpreted” the exec.

“Mr. Iwata did not make any comments regarding the functions of Nintendo’s future hardware systems. The answer to the reporter’s question was misinterpreted,” said an NoA rep on Tuesday night.

The original interview was wide-ranging, including talk of a 2010 release for the new Wii Zelda and a Wii Vitality Sensor reveal in July.

Thanks, Kotaku.



  1. Robo_1

    You tell ‘em, it’s a little too convenient to throw the “misinterpreted’ tag at every interview slip up.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Bulk Slash

    Reggie said that Zelda will be 2011, and now Nintendo are saying Iwata was mis-interpreted about the next DS. How much of this interview was actually valid?? What next, Wii Vitality Sensor delayed to 2018? Actually, I wouldn’t mind that one.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JonFE

    Either he did or he didn’t – there are no two ways about it.

    Let’s not forget, though, that this is Nintendo we’re talking about here, the same company that has denied rumors again and again, only to confirm them before the clock strikes 12. 8)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Anders

    When did Reggie say that the new Zelda will be release in 2011? As far as I remember, he only noted that it will be released when it is “perfect”.

    #4 5 years ago

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