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Investor Briefing (Oct. 2016) – Kimishima on Zelda 30th Anniversary, NES Mini

During the usual meeting with investors, which always follows the presentation of the latest financial results, Nintendo talked about the 30th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda franchise and the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System.

First, he enumerated everything Nintendo has in store for the 30th Anniversary of its most legendary franchise:

  • the 4 new amiibo releasing in December, compatible with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild;
  • the Symphony of the Goddesses tour (which is still getting new dates);
  • three commemorative books (with The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts being the first one in the series).

He also talked about the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (Nintendo Classic Mini: Family Computer in Japan), releasing next month worldwide. He explains that this plug-and-play console was developed in order to appeal to adults who grew up playing the NES / Famicom, but not only.

According to Kimishima, Nintendo is also targeting new generations, so that they can “create fun new memories in the world of Famicom/NES”. So far, the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System / Family Computer has received a “fantastic response” for consumers (which is true, as trying to pre-order one became increasingly difficulty pretty fast).

For Nintendo, such a product isn’t just about nostalgia, it’s also an “opportunity to draw consumers’ attention to our new games as well”. Will that work? Guess we should be able to see that for ourselves in the upcoming months!

Overall, Tatsumi Kimishima believes Nintendo has a varied line-up for the holiday period, with the Nintendo 3DS games mentioned in that post, the new amiibo, the Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System / Family Computer, and more. Do you personally agree with that statement? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo


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