Nintendo Direct

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Nintendo Direct
Format Webcast
Presented by JP/INT Satoru Iwata
NA Reggie Fils-Aime
EU Satoru Shibata
KOR Hiroyuki Fukuda
Country of origin Japan
United States
Germany
South Korea
Production
Producer(s) Nintendo
Running time 5-50 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Ustream, Youtube
Original run October 21, 2011 – present

Nintendo Direct is an online presentation produced by Nintendo. It is used to give information about upcoming Nintendo content and products such as video games and consoles.[1] It is hosted by different people depending on the country where it airs. In Japan, it is hosted by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.[2] In North America, it is hosted by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.[3] In Europe, it is hosted by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata.[4] It began in Japan on October 21, 2011. It started to air in other countries later on. There are five different types of Nintendo Direct presentations:

  • Nintendo Direct: A 30-50 minute presentation about all different types of Nintendo products. They take place every two months.
  • Wii U Direct: A 30-50 minute presentation about the Wii U.
  • Nintendo 3DS Direct: A 30-50 minute presentation about the Nintendo 3DS.
  • Nintendo Direct Mini: A 5-10 minute presentation about all different types of Nintendo products.
  • Special Nintendo Direct editions: A 30-50 minute presentation about a specific Nintendo or third-party (not directly tied to Nintendo) franchise.

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