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If you have been hunting for a Nintendo Switch, you might as well go out looking for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster while you're at it. The hybrid console has proven just as elusive. However, it does actually exist and with a little luck (and inside information), it's not impossible to find. To that end, we just received word from Toys R Us that its brick-and-mortar locations will be replenished with fresh stock this Saturday, March 25. Zelda fans rejoice! That does not mean you can mosey on over to your local Toys R Us at your leisure this weekend and get your hands on a Switch. This is a highly... Read more...
Despite some complaints about the payment model, Super Mario Run has been a huge hit on iOS where the mobile game made its debut last December. It has been downloaded more than 78 million times, with 40 million of those downloads taking place in the first four days of availability. To keep the downloads (and revenue) coming, Nintendo has updated the game on iOS with some new content. Super Mario Run version 2.0.0 introduces new playable characters, including different colored Yoshis. Nintendo notes that gamers can play Toad Rally with a Yoshi of a particular color to get more Toads of that same... Read more...
If you have a Nintendo Switch and have been afflicted with Joy-Con controller connectivity issues, help is on the way. We originally reported on the issue back in early March shortly after the Nintendo Switch launch, and it relates to a loss of connectivity with the left Joy-Con controller. At the time, Nintendo provided us with the following guidance: We have received some reports and are looking into them. As with all Nintendo video game systems, we will continue to monitor the performance of Nintendo Switch hardware and software, and make improvements when necessary. For help with any hardware... Read more...
Nintendo deserves credit for recognizing there would be a market for a hybrid game console, one that can be docked in the living room for playing games on the big screen TV and played on-the-go via its built-in LCD panel. There was skepticism leading up the Switch's launch as to whether the market would be receptive to such a dual-purpose design, but if Nintendo had any concerns, they were put to rest when its newest console became the fastest selling system in its history. As to what the future holds, Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising for GameStop, believes the Switch has a fighting... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been unfortunately, but unsurprisingly difficult to find since its release. Gamers who have been desperate to get their hands on the device will receive another opportunity this coming week. GameStop just announced that a fresh stock of Nintendo Switches will be arriving this week to its brick-and-mortar stores. Wednesday, March 22nd is the estimated date, however, shipment arrivals will vary by stores. The company will be selling the standard $299.99 Switch without any additional packages/add-ons. This shipment of Switches will only be available in their brick-and-mortar... Read more...
If for whatever reason you want to make an environmentalist cry, just show them a Nintendo Switch game box with a tiny cartridge still nestled inside. The reason that would be frightening to them is because Nintendo is wasting a lot of space and plastic materials on game cartridges, which take up just a sliver of the entire retail case. Even including box art on the inside flaps can't mask how silly it looks.I come from an era when computer games came on floppy disks (5.25-inch and later 3.5-inch) and shipped in big boxes. As any old school geek can attest, browsing the aisles of PC games at the... Read more...
This might come as a surprise to, well, absolutely no one, Nintendo appears to be dealing with a shortage of its new hybrid Switch console almost a full month before it even releases to retail. Anticipated supply is so far behind demand that reports are surfacing of major retailers cancelling pre-orders. Among them are Target and GameStop, though the latter has since issued a statement denying that's the case. "GameStop has not, and is not, cancelling any Nintendo Switch pre-orders due to allocation issues. We are working very closely to confirm and validate any and all pre-orders of this innovative... Read more...
Nintendo is planning to livestream the launch of its hybrid game console tonight, the Nintendo Switch, which will get underway at 11:00 PM Easter (8:00 PM Eastern). That is when we will presumably learn some key details about the console, such as exactly what kind of hardware is underneath the hood, if the battery will be removable or a permanent fixture, and so forth. Nintendo will then start taking pre-orders on January 13 at 9:00 AM Eastern, though good luck getting one. Assuming you'll even be in the New York area, Nintendo made clear that there will be a "limited quantity" of units made available... Read more...
For those that are finding it nearly impossible to find an NES Classic Edition in time for Christmas, the next best thing to tame your nostalgic heart is Super Mario Run. First announced in September alongside Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Super Mario Run launched on December 15th and has proven to be a mega-hit for Nintendo. Nintendo today announced that in the first four days of availability, the game was downloaded over 40 million times from the iOS App Store. In addition to playing up on the nostalgia factor by bringing hugely popular characters like Mario to the iOS platform, Nintendo... Read more...
Nintendo is planning to launch a brand new game console in just a few months, one that will attempt to bridge the gap between stationary and mobile gaming, but do not expect the new system to be faster than current generation consoles. The Switch, as it is called, is said to sport a graphics chip based on NVIDIA's previous generation Maxwell architecture and will be slower the original PlayStation 4 that Sony launched three years ago.Building a game system around Pascal might seem like the obvious choice so why didn't Nintendo go that route? Since the Switch is a hybrid console that gamers can... Read more...
At long last, Nintendo is beginning to embrace the massive market that is mobile gaming. The company's early involvement in bringing its iconic characters to smartphones has been nothing short of incredible—there was Pokemon Go, the mobile title by Niantic that licensed Nintendo's IP and created a gaming frenzy, followed by Nintendo's own Super Mario Run, which notched 5 million downloads in 24 hours. So why is Nintendo's stock dropping? Fickle investors, is the short answer. A longer answer involves the mobile title's payment structure. Super Mario Run is free to download, but after completing... Read more...
The latest episode of The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon was an all-out Nintendo geekfest. Fallon not only debuted the game Super Mario Run, but he got to test out the Nintendo Switch. To top everything off, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto played the theme to Super Mario Bros. alongside The Late Show house band The Roots. Miyamoto, it turns out, is a pretty rad guitarist. He continuously grinned as he played alongside The Roots. Fallon had a small solo as well. The show did not reveal anything that we do not already know about the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is a gaming console that can rest in... Read more...
The NES Classic Edition game console is this year's Tickle Me Elmo, only it's not just kids who have it on their wish lists, it's adults too. And just like the Sesame Street doll, Nintendo's retro-themed miniature game console is sold out everywhere, save for second-hand sellers who have gone and jacked up the price on places such as eBay and Craigslist. If you really want to grab one in time for Christmas, you can pay a grossly inflated price, or you can try your chance at Toys R Us tomorrow. Toys R Us is kicking off its Christmas sale bonanza on Sunday. It's a week long event featuring an assortment... Read more...
The holiday shopping season isn't even in full swing yet though it looks like we already know what one of the hottest selling items will be: Nintendo's pint sized NES Classic Edition. Demand is red hot for the miniature version of the most popular game consoles of all time, and that's led to inflated price tags on eBay and through third-party sellers. Don't give in. Walmart is making available a limited number of NES Classic Edition consoles each day through the end of the work week. Like the handful of other vendors hawking the classic console, Walmart quickly sold out of its inventory at $60... Read more...
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