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3DS to get free Wi-Fi throughout 5,000 hotspots in Europe

Nintendo’s announced this morning it’ll offer 3DS users free wi-fi between 5,000 hotspots in 21 European countries.

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Laurent Fischer headlines

  • Fischer: Packaged and retail is what drives "the mass market," for Nintendo

    Nintendo of Europe’s MD of marketing and PR, Laurent Fischer, has said that those who believe the end is nigh for packaged software “don’t share the same daily reality as most consumers.”

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  • Fischer: Nintendo not under pressure to offer Wii price cut

    Speaking to VG247 at E3, Nintendo Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer has said the firm won’t bow to pressure to cut Wii’s price this year.

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  • Interview - Nintendo's Laurent Fischer

    Laurent Fischer, Nintendo Europe’s MD of marketing, had a good E3. 3DS was the talk of the show and Nintendo’s press conference couldn’t have gone better. He was in a chipper mood, then, when we caught up with him in LA last week to ask him when we can expect a price point for 3DS, […]

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  • Nintendo Wii and DS break European sales records

    Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Wii has sold 8.3 million units in in 2008 making it the largest annual home console seller in European history. That figure is a massive 58 percent increase over 2007 figures and it takes total Wii console sales up to 14.2 million. Nintendo DS also broke European records by selling […]

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  • LostWinds most downloaded on Euro WiiWare

    Like, dur. Nintendo’s Laurent Fischer has confirmed to GI that Frontier’s LostWinds is the most downloaded WiiWare content in Europe, followed by Gameloft’s TV Show King and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King from Square Enix. “We’re not communicating on precise figures – this is confidential – but LostWinds has the highest […]

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  • Fischer: Nintendo "working on solution" to Wii storage issue, but hard drive ruled out

    According to this GI story, Nintendo of Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer has confirmed that a Wii storage solution is on the way – but it’s not going to be a hard drive. “We definitely detect that they [gamers] are serious and we know there is an issue in this, so it’s something that we’re […]

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  • Exclusive: Nintendo's Laurent Fischer "regrets" geeks and otaku remark

    Nintendo Europe’s senior marketing director, Laurent Fischer, has issued a statement to videogaming247 saying he regrets saying that only “geeks and otaku” care about the issue of Wii storage, and never meant to cause offence. “I have huge respect for those who, like me, share a common passion for Nintendo and want to make it […]

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  • Jaffe slams Fischer over Wii storage comments

    David Jaffe loves Nintendo. But he doesn’t love Laurent Fischer, especially after the Nintendo marketeer claimed the only people that cared about Wii storage were “geeks and otaku”. The God of War creator tells us so on his blog. “This statement, especially coming from a marketing person, reeks of one of two things: “A – […]

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  • Laurent Fischer: Only geeks want hard drives

    Nintendo of Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer has said that only “geeks and otaku” would want a hard drive for their Wii, writes cubed3. So there you have it. Want more hard drive space for your Wii? Then you’re a geek: from the man himself. Thanks, Nintendo. By Mike Bowden

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