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A few days back we talked about hackers digging into the software that runs the Nintendo Switch and discovering a version of NES Golf. This version of the classic Nintendo golf game was enabled with Joy-Con motion controls and supported two players. When the game was discovered many wondered how they could access the game on their own console. The answer to that question according to sleuths who have continued looking into the Golf game is you don't, at least not if the date isn't July 11. Nintendo fans might recognize that date as the anniversary of the death of former Nintendo president Satoru... Read more...
Nintendo has a long history of selling its consoles with at least one game so you can play right out of the box. Way back in the day the Nintendo Entertainment System came with the light gun for Duck Hunt and a janky robot game with spinning tops that a robot connected to the console would move around to open sliding doors in the game on the screen. Wii buyers got Wii Sports and could play virtual golf and other sports. When the Nintendo Switch came along, however, no games were included, or were they? A while back it was discovered that an NES Emulator was packed away inside every Nintendo... Read more...
For anyone wondering why the Nintendo Switch is still hard to find now six months after it launched, the answer is the same as before—Nintendo just is not able to produce Switch consoles fast enough to meet demand. While there will still be some who contend that it is an artificial shortage, consider that the Switch was once again the best-selling game console on the market in August, according to The NPD Group. It is the second month in a row that Nintendo Switch sales have come out on top of the competition. After outselling both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in July, the Switch was able to... Read more...
Nintendo has been hitting its stride over the last year or so, starting with its sweet retro NES Classic Edition that turned out to be incredibly popular with gamers looking for some old school gaming. The company followed up that success in March with the extremely popular Nintendo Switch, which has been rising up the ranks on the sales charts.  News out of the UK this week has confirmed that the Switch is handily outselling the Xbox One despite the UK being one of Nintendo's slower markets. The Switch is ahead of the Xbox One for 2017 sales according to current sales data. Christopher Dring,... Read more...
Well, this is definitely a suspiring turn of events. Nintendo just announced this morning that it will be bringing back the wildly popular NES Classic Edition console; however, retro gamers will have to wait until the 2018 to see them return to store shelves. Although Nintendo didn't get into specifics, it stated that brand new shipments of the NES Classic Edition will arrive during the summer of next year. "More information about the timing of the return of NES Classic Edition will be announced in the future," said Nintendo in a statement. This is a stunning reversal from earlier this year, when... Read more...
While there are still some questions marks regarding the availability of the Nintendo Switch during the hectic holiday shopping season, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime is giving some hope to those looking to score an SNES Classic. In a recent interview, Fils-Aime says that he would caution those looking to scoop up the retro console against relying on scalpers to get their fix. “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites... You shouldn't [have to] pay more than $79.99.” He went on to add that production of the SNES Classic has been “dramatically... Read more...
Do not hold your breath waiting for Nintendo to fully embrace virtual reality gaming. Along with augmented reality and mixed reality experiences, VR has captured the attention of hardware makers and developers who believe that we are on the verge of a revolution in gaming. Not everyone is buying into it, though, and certainly not Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The problem with VR is that there aren't a lot of experiences that are truly fun," Fils-Aime said at Variety's Entertainment and Tech Summit Presented by Twitch.Image Source: Flickr (Jeff Dlouhy) It is not surprising to... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a hot item for console gamers ever since it was first introduced back in March. Online retailers typically sell out within minutes of putting new inventory up for sale, and brick and mortar stores are often hit-or-miss when it comes to stocking the console. Now, we're hearing from Nintendo of America President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime that the company isn't sure that there will be enough inventory to satisfy holiday shoppers. Fils-Aime made the comments at Variety’s Entertainment and Technology Summit, and it's definitely a blow to those that were... Read more...
Whether here or abroad, the Nintendo Switch is the hottest selling console around. With regards to the latter, Nintendo has unloaded no less than 1.5 million Switch game systems in its home country of Japan since the console's release in March. To put that into perspective, the Switch is significantly outpacing the PlayStation 4's debut, which took more than twice as long to record 1.5 million sales.Nintendo achieved the feat with its Switch console in just 26 weeks. Its remarkable debut was bolstered by 86,000 console sales for the week ending August 27, which was helped in part by console bundles... Read more...
Nintendo has been fighting a legal battle in Texas against a company called iLife since 2013. The patent infringement case brought forth by iLife involves Nintendo's use of its patented technology in the Wii controller. When iLife originally filed a patent on the tech, the company had no thought of using the technology in video games. iLife originally devised its technology to detect when the elderly people had fallen and to monitor babies to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The suit sought a massive $144 million in damages, working out to $4 for every Wii game system sold. Nintendo sold... Read more...
Virtual reality could very well end up being the future of gaming. Or it could not—it is just too early to tell at the moment. No company wants to be left behind, however, and it appears as though Nintendo may have baked support for some kind of VR technology into its dual-purpose Switch game console. A peek at the source code reveals a reference to a mysterious "VrMode," leading to speculation as to what Nintendo is cooking up. Have a look: Just found this while looking at IPC interfaces on the Switch. Iiiiinteresting! #reswitched pic.twitter.com/J3QoKrJWKN — Cody Brocious (@daeken) August 27,... Read more...
Nintendo is still not producing enough hybrid Switch consoles to meet demand. We would say this is where you are supposed to feign surprise, but who are kidding, this is hardly shocking. What will be surprising is if Nintendo is able to get a handle on the situation in time for the holiday shopping season. History tells us not to hold our collective breath, though Nintendo says it is kicking up production. "We're doing everything we can to make sure everyone who wants to buy a Nintendo Switch system can do so," Nintendo said in a statement. "We will ramp up production for the holiday period, which... Read more...
In case you haven’t yet realized, Nintendo SNES Classic pre-orders are well under way. However, retailers have been opting for rather sneaky methods to trickle projected inventory into the hands of customers, instead of past (and well proven) methods. Take Walmart, for example. After throwing a wet blanket on eager retro gamers last month when it said that its SNES Classic pre-orders went live as a result of a website glitch, the company on Friday once again opened up sales to the public. However, Walmart decided to use a rather curious name for the product listing to confuse bots that would automatically... Read more...
  Those looking to score a Nintendo SNES Classic haven’t exactly had good luck since when the console was announced two months ago. Walmart was the first retailer to open preorder sales for the console, but it ended up canceling all of those orders, citing a website glitch. Best Buy preorders went up in the wee hours of the morning earlier this week, but were sold out in mere minutes. Those looking to preorder the SNES Classic from Toys R Us are going to have to look elsewhere according to a tweet from the retailer. The company confirmed this week that it will not be taking online preorders... Read more...
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