The latest Iwata Asks reveals some interesting details about ZombiU’s development process and also adds a nice little fun fact about how the name ‘Ubisoft’ came to be.
Satoru Iwata Archive
The new Wii U controller is called the Wii U GamepPad. Iwata mentioned that they chose the name ‘GamePad’ because players from the old Nintendo days referred to the NES controller as a GamePad due to its flat surface.
The big “N” put up the Iwata’s Asks roundtable of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Joining him in this session is Producer Eiji Aonuma, Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Design Director Ryuji Kobayashi, and Coordinating UI Ryo Tanaka.
It’s a very interesting read spanning four chapters; the discussion is focus on the new Wii MotionPlus controller mechanics. Go on and read it, I’m sure you wont be disappointed.
One of Japans richest men, Hiroshi Yamauchi lost over $300 million in one day. Being the largest shareholder of 14.17 million, the former Nintendo president was hit the hardest after stock’s plummeted as much as 12 percent.
Due to the 40 percent price cut of Nintendo’s 3DS, Nintendo slashed its profit forecast by 82 percent causing the slump.
I’m not sure how many of you remember the former Nintendo boss, Hiroshi Yamauchi. The 83 year old former president ran the company for 53 years after stepping down in 2002, only to be succeeded by Satoru Iwata. He’s also the owner of the Seattle Mariners baseball team and his riches were estimated by Forbes magazine up to $4.6 billion in 2008.
Overall don’t feel bad for the man, losing $300 million, is like losing five dollars when you’re filthy rich!