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  Here we go again! The Nintendo NES Classic Edition has been one of the hottest game consoles “available” — and we used that word lightly — for the past six months. Priced at just $59.99, the NES Classic Edition has satisfied the 80s retro urges of gamers in a pint-sized, HDTV-compatible package. Luckily, we’ve learned that one of your last chances to get your hands on the gaming console for retail price is coming up tomorrow morning, April 23rd, when Best Buy stores open. The nationwide electronics retailer posted on Twitter that it will have limited stock of the NES Classic Edition:TOMORROWIn... Read more...
In the early going, the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling game console in Nintendo's history. It racked up more sales during its first two days of availability than even the crazy-popular Wii did when it launched, and rocketed to over 900,000 units sold in North America along during its first month on the market. But what about the console's long-term outlook? One of the big criticisms at the moment is the lack of third-party support. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell does not thing that is a problem.The CEO of the development studio responsible for Ashes of the Singularity and the Galactic Civilizations... Read more...
Nintendo’s seemingly boneheaded move in killing off production of the NES Classic Edition is starting to make a little bit more sense. Earlier this month, Nintendo provided the following statement regarding the end of production: We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product. According to a new report from Eurogamer, Nintendo likely pushed the NES Classic Edition aside to make way for a miniaturized... Read more...
It is standard procedure for console makers to release slimmer versions of their flagship game systems. Sometimes they come with upgraded hardware, too. A recent example is the Xbox One S, a more compact version of the Xbox One with a few nifty upgrades, such as support for 4K playback and upscaling. Well, it is not just Microsoft and Sony that see the benefit in offering thinner versions of their respective consoles, Nintendo is apparently considering the same thing with its crazy popular Switch system.There are reports and chatter among analysts that Nintendo will not only shrink the Switch,... Read more...
There has never been another console quite like the Nintendo Switch. Similar perhaps, but not wholly unique in the same vein. The Switch is equal parts a living room console for gaming on the big screen television, and a portable handheld for gaming on the go. It's also more than those two things—nobody's ever huddled around a Gameboy for multiplayer action. Given the Switch's trailblazing form and function, it shouldn't be too surprising that it's now officially the fastest selling game system of all time. Tracking firm NPD Group pegs Nintendo Switch sales in the United States at more than 906,000... Read more...
Nintendo is not a fan of the modder movement, at least not as it pertains to game consoles. The company has an entire section on its website explaining why it feels using ROMs is illegal and immoral, even if you already own a copy of the game. Nintendo's feelings on the matter aside, modders continue to hack game consoles so they can load up freely available ROMs from the Internet, and this has created a cat-and-mouse game between them and Nintendo. It happened with the Wii U and 3DS, and it will happen again with the Switch. In an effort to make modding more difficult (and its systems more secure),... Read more...
Let’s say that you have a hot-selling item that everyone seems to love. Whenever it is available in stores (online or brick and mortar locations), it sells out immediately. And factor in components so cheap that profits from the device must be pretty healthy. So, what would you do? Would you crank up production to meet demand, or discontinue the product altogether.? If you’re Nintendo, you do the latter. We are sad to report that Nintendo is ending production of the NES Classic Edition. IGN first reported the news earlier today, and provided a statement from the Japanese game company explaining... Read more...
Some things are just meant to go together. Peanut butter and jelly, sea salt and vinegar on kettle cooked chips, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady—you get the idea. You can add to the list Minecraft, one of the most popular games of all time, and the Nintendo Switch, the new hybrid console that has a legitimate shot at becoming one of the best consoles in the history of game systems (it's already dethroned the Wii for most sales during the first two days following launch). Minecraft for the Switch will bring 40 Super Mario themed skins to the party, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bwoser, Wario,... Read more...
Ever the elusive game console, the incredibly hard-to-obtain Nintendo Switch is prone to making surprise appearances every now and then. That was the case two weeks ago when Toys R Us announced it would have a limited number of Switch units available on Saturday, March 25 when the doors opened at 9 AM. Well, if you overslept that day or otherwise missed out on your shot to snag a Switch, Toys R Us is giving you a mulligan—Toys R Us tells HotHardware that it will again have a limited inventory of Switch consoles available this weekend. This time around Toys R Us will sell the hard-to-find consoles... Read more...
Retail stores can't restock shelves with Nintendo Switch consoles fast enough to satiate demand, and that may not change throughout all of 2017. Be that as it may, there are some issues plaguing the system. The newest complaint is that the Switch has a tendency to bend and warp when docked. In most cases, users who are experiencing the issue say it's a small bend, though that's not always the case. A user on Reddit posted a photo of his warped Switch console and there is a noticeable bend. it's reminiscent of the problem some users faced with Apple's original iPhone 6 Plus phones. Have a look:... Read more...
  The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest items in tech these days, with the only other gadget that is as equally hard to find being its sibling — the NES Classic Edition. Although Nintendo has promised to double Switch production during the next fiscal year, finding a unit in stock online is a crapshoot and trying to score one at a brick and mortar retail establishment often means camping out the night before doors open. With the hot new console being so hard to find, it is often tempting for people to take shortcuts to get their hands on some Nintendo Switch gaming goodness. Unfortunately,... Read more...
  Nintendo has often failed us when it comes to providing adequate supplies of both its NES Classic Edition and the Switch gaming consoles. The retrotastic NES Classic Edition has been hard to find in retail stores ever since it launched on November 10th, despite the fact that Nintendo has promised to increase production to meet demand. Likewise, the newly launched Switch is arguably even harder to find these days. So, whenever a retailer announces that it will have new stock of either console in its stores, eager gamers take notice. Over the weekend, it was Toys R Us that enticed Zelda... Read more...
Evel Knievel didn't rise to notoriety by playing it safe; he took risks, and pretty big ones at that. By that same token, Nintendo was in need of a win after its Wii U failed to generate the same kind of buzz and sales of its Wii console, and so it took a risk with the Switch, a hybrid console built for gaming in the living and gaming on the go. So far it appears that risk is paying off—according to Nintendo president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, the Switch is setting sales records in the United States on a daily basis. "The reaction to Nintendo Switch has been remarkable. Every day we’re setting... Read more...
Get ready to paint the town. The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire kicks off this weekend for gamers on the Nintendo Switch. The hot new game title is available to download now. Gamers can grab Splatoon 2 in the Switch eShop, however, they will not be able to play the game until their beta session starts. If gamers boot up the game, they will receive the message: “The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire hasn't started yet”. NeoGaf thread users created a handy chart detailing when the various beta rounds will be available in each timezone. Credit: Neogaf The Global Testfire will include two maps. One of the maps... Read more...
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