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Iwata Asks – Nintendo DSi Interview

Iwata Asks – Nintendo DSi Interview

by Steve CullumFebruary 20, 2009


The North American Nintendo DSi website ( has been updated with the newest “Iwata Asks” interview.

Yes. I’m Masato Kuwahara from the Development Engineering Department. It all began when toward the end of 2006 my boss assigned me to work on a new DS and told me to put together a proposal for presentation at the end of December outlining what kind of system we wanted to make.

Check out the entire interview by clicking here.

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Official Press Release below:


February 20, 2009

Nintendo announces a new online series of “Iwata Asks” sessions covering a topic that is sure to be hot for the video game industry in 2009: Nintendo DSi. The first installment of the Nintendo DSi series runs today and features a discussion with the hardware development team. Stay tuned for additional volumes, which are scheduled to be posted in the coming weeks. They aim to shed some light on the creative forces behind Nintendo’s new hand-held system. To read the “Iwata Asks” transcripts, please visit

The Nintendo DSi system will be available in the U.S. on April 5, 2009. The new hand-held system will provide customized gaming experiences through built-in features, including dual cameras, an interactive voice recorder and music player, Nintendo DSiWare downloadable content via Nintendo DSi Shop and more. Nintendo DSi also demonstrates Nintendo’s commitment to transforming the way people play video games.

[Nintendo PR]

About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.

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