"The fate of a video game system is often influenced greatly by the introduction of a single title."
NintendObserver’s select content on the fiscal year ending March 2014.
"If we are to do business in the new markets, we have to satisfy their individual market needs."
"I believe that the intrinsic nature of entertainment is much broader than how we see it today."
"In addition to changes to the R&D divisions, we established a new department called the 'Business Development Department.'"
"In the future, it is possible we will decide that certain elements of our video games should be enjoyed when players use their smart devices."
"In fact, we already have a clear idea to some extent about the direction our next hardware is going to take."
"The idea I mentioned about redefining the definition of video game platforms will also require approximately two years."
"The basic idea that consumers reluctantly purchase hardware only because they want to play with appealing software remains unchanged."
"NFP is going to be compatible with Wii U software from this year-end, and compatible with both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS software from next year."
"We have decided to release character figurines with built-in NFC functionality that are compatible with video games starting from this year-end sales season."
"Wii U will be the first video game console that has a transport e-money payment function and is connected to the Internet."
"We are planning to release the first version of an application that specifically shows how Nintendo can utilize smart devices within this year."
"Regarding the challenge of expanding into a new business area 'to improve people’s QOL in enjoyable ways' to be launched during the next fiscal year, I would like to disclose more specific information later this year."
"Since we have been offering Unity and Nintendo Web Framework, the number of indie developers has been increasing especially outside Japan."
"We would like to create a new trend for our console game business through which we can best leverage our strength."
"By leveraging upon the Nintendo 3DS's large installed base, we are aiming to make this fiscal year a significant harvest year."
"We incurred temporary one-off expenses from the purchase of technology that we did not expect at the beginning of the fiscal year."
Still over 1,000,000 million yen in total net assets.
"The net sales were lower than expected due to the fact that the sales units of the 'Nintendo 3DS' hardware, and the 'Wii U' hardware and software did not reach their expected levels."
Nintendo’s 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is planned to be held on June 27, 2014.