Tag Archives: nintendo uk
Sat, Dec 01, 2012 | 13:58 GMT
Wii U launched today across the UK and Europe. Nintendo has released shots of the console’s midnight launch this morning at HMV Oxford Street in London. Get the pics of the first buyers below.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 | 12:09 GMT
Wii U has launched today in the UK, and Nintendo UK’s head of consumer marketing James Honeywell is hopeful that the console will live up to the launch of the original Wii, and assured buyers that replacement stock is on standby for when it eventually sells out.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 10:26 GMT
Mon, Dec 05, 2011 | 14:33 GMT
Nintendo’s announced that Jo Bartlett will become its new head of communications in the UK. Bartlett, who’s previously done PR for PlayStation and Warner Bros., replaces Rob Saunders, who left the company back in April this year for Apple. Until now, his role had been left vacant. More details are on MCV.
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 | 16:39 BST
Okay, seriously. This is getting silly.
Tue, Apr 05, 2011 | 16:05 BST
Nintendo’s just announced that UK head of communications Rob Saunders is leaving the company.
Fri, Mar 25, 2011 | 11:25 GMT
Nintendo UK marketing manager James Honeywell has said that, regardless of whether you pre-ordered or not, there’ll be enough UK 3DS units for everyone to buy from today, this weekend and beyond – but he’s warned that the price could go up.
Mon, Jan 31, 2011 | 22:53 GMT
Speaking on the many and varied qualities of 3DS, Nintendo UK gneral manager David Yarnton and marketing manager James Honeywell have said that Street Pass is an integral part of the portable’s appeal, turning it into “indispensable” kit sure to “surprise” you.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | 21:03 GMT
Nintendo UK general manager David Yarnton has told VG247 that the company plans to have over 500,000 people in the UK sample 3DS play before April 2011, describing the release of the machine as “our biggest launch yet”.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011 | 20:15 GMT
Yarnton: No official 3DS bundles planned for launch, price won’t stop “biggest” hardware launch ever
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 | 06:23 GMT
Speaking at a Learning Without Frontiers event in London, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has praised the arrival of Microsoft and Sony in the games industry, saying the two have brought “powerful” products to market.
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 | 06:52 GMT
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 | 11:31 BST
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 | 14:37 GMT
Nintendo’s just refused to comment on when we can expect a European date for DSi.
“No comment on this one,” said a UK rep.
Nintendo of America just confirmed the machine will release in the US on April 5, price $170.
Rumour recently pointed to a Australian DSi release in July, logically leading to a similar date for other PAL territories.
Mon, Nov 03, 2008 | 10:31 GMT
Speaking to MCV magazine, Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has said that he won’t rest until everyone in the entire world is playing videogames. He sort of said that, anyway.
“We really have only scratched the surface in terms of the number of potential users still out there,” he said.
“As long as there are still people who do not play video games, then we still have a lot of work to do.”
You go, David.
Wed, Oct 29, 2008 | 19:37 GMT
Nintendo UK head David Yarnton has denied that Nintendo ever turned its back on the hardcore, and has reiterated that new versions of “popular core gaming franchises” are on the way for Wii.
“It’s simply not true, Nintendo has never lost its passion for core gamers,” he told MCV.
“Nintendo would like to bring smiles to as many different faces as possible and produce games which appeal to mainstream and gaming audiences worldwide.”
He added: “We have never neglected core gamers. We still have developers working on popular core gaming franchises but we need longer to complete these games, approximately two to three years.
“These games aren’t ready to launch – but are being worked on by all development teams.
“Recently launched popular Nintendo gaming franchises have included Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart Wii and Wario Land: Shake Dimension. There is also a vast array of third party core gaming titles available for the Wii console.”
You heard it here first: Wii is the home of the hardcore. There’s a full interview with Yarnton in this week’s MCV.
Fri, Jul 04, 2008 | 15:46 BST
Speaking to MCV, Nintendo UK marketing boss Dawn Paine has admitted there are currently no plans for any more Brain Training games from Nintendo.
“The idea behind More Brain Training is that people can move across to it once they have played the first one, and vice versa, and are looking for new challenges and training exercises,” said Paine.
“Given that both titles continue to perform well, there are no plans for any more titles in the series.”
More through the link.
Fri, Apr 25, 2008 | 07:34 BST
Wed, Feb 27, 2008 | 07:00 GMT
While Wii download service WiiWare has now been confirmed for a May 12 release in the US, Nintendo UK is refusing to be drawn on when we can expect to see the initiative in Europe.
“We’re not announcing Euro plans on this right now,” said a Nintendo UK rep, who also refused to give details on when we can expect to see an announcement.
Games confirmed for WiiWare so far are David Braben’s LostWinds and Flash-native disposable Defend You Castle. Braben declined to tell us when the service is to launch just before GDC, saying only that Nintendo was “very sensitive” on the subject at the moment.
Big delay for Europe? Say it isn’t so.
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 | 19:49 GMT
Nintendo UK head David Yarnton has promised that Wii and DS have plenty of room to grow in the UK and that the British arm of the company won’t be following the status quo in ensuring continued success for the machines.
“We aim to be disruptive and to surprise in what we do, be it advertising, PR, sampling and also how we deal with our customers and consumers,” said Yarnton, here. “Our rapid growth hasn’t come without issues but we are addressing them and looking to enhance the experience that anyone has when they come in contact with Nintendo UK.”
The company’s also “addressing” shortage issues, but is confident that steps to making more of its products available, coupled with an ever-stronger line-up, will see continued growth.
“In the UK we are continuing to work on further improvements with logistics and in addition we also have a fantastic line-up of new product to release that includes Mario Kart and Wii Fit,” said Yarnton. “But also we have ongoing titles like Brain Training, More Brain Training, Sight Training and the overall Touch Generations range that maintain significant chart presence weeks, months and – in the case of Brain Training – even years after release. So the focus is on both new software titles and existing ‘older titles’ that still have huge potential at retail.”
Full thing through the link.