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Nintendo hardly needs to hype its miniature game consoles—it never did end up producing enough NES Classic Edition systems to meet demand, and it looks like history will repeat itself with the Super NES Classic. Nevertheless, Nintendo released a pair of videos highlighting some of the features of the upcoming mini game system, including the chance to play the never-before-released Starfox 2. Demand for these things is largely driven by nostalgia. Many gamers who fall into the thirty-something category grew up alongside Nintendo's game systems, starting with the NES and followed by the Super NES,... Read more...
We are all suckers for nostalgia, it seems, especially when it comes to old school gaming. Our collective desire to relive games of yesteryear was on full display when Nintendo released and quickly sold out of its miniature NES Classic Edition console, and now again with the Super NES Classic Edition, another mini-sized game system that flew off virtual store shelves just as quickly as it was stocked (again). Congratulations to the late night owls who scored a Super NES Classic from Best Buy before the retailer emptied its inventory. Best Buy lifted the curtain on the highly anticipated console... Read more...
Nintendo was in need of a win leading up to the launch of its hybrid Switch console, and despite the skepticism that gamers would embrace a comparatively under powered game console to Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One, they have done just that. According to NPD Group, Nintendo was the big winner in July, outselling both the Xbox One and PS4 in the US. Unfortunately NPD Group did not provide exact figures for individual console sales, though seeing the Switch land on top is vindication for Nintendo's decision to go with its gut, something that did not work out so well when designing... Read more...
There are a lot of things that draw gamers to purchase a new console and those include things like cool controls and great graphics. One of the things that most draws gamers to part with their money on new hardware are exclusive games that are only offered on said console, but those games have to be appealing.Nintendo is pulling out all the stops on the Switch and the console is getting a bunch of exclusive titles that are helping to sell lots of consoles. In fact, the Switch will have more exclusive game titles in nine months than the Xbox One had in all of 2016 and 2017 combined. Microsoft is... Read more...
Nintendo's stature makes it a prime target for lawsuits, which it seems to attract with every new console launch, both handheld and in the traditional living room category. The company's Switch console is a little bit of both, though it too is attracting litigation. One of the first companies to target the Switch is Gamevice, an accessories maker that has accused Nintendo of patent infringement.You have to be a paid member (starting at $59 per month) of RPX Insight to view the lawsuit Gamevice filed against Nintendo, but according to Engadget, the beef stems from an Android-based gaming tablet... Read more...
Nintendo has issued a new patch (version 1.3.1) for its crazy popular The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game for both its hybrid Switch console and Wii U. According to the release notes, the patch stomps out some lingering bugs and doles out various fixes to improve game play. And in a unique twist, the latest patch adds a new News channel to the Switch that will reward gamers with in-game items.The channel is called "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Tips from the Wild" and will be accessible starting Wednesday (August 9, 2017). Switch owners will be able to access the channel through... Read more...
Last fall, Nintendo launched the NES Classic Edition game console, which was a miniaturized version of the Nintendo Entertainment System that launched decades ago. That NES Classic Edition was packed with retro games right out of the box that were stored internally rather than on cartridges like the original, and it proved to be very popular with gamers. There were widespread shortages and the only place that many could get the device was via scalpers and paying well over the MSRP for the console. Nintendo discontinued that NES Classic before many who wanted one were able to get hands on it... Read more...
The lead-up to the September launch of the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition has been accompanied by excitement, nostalgia, and miscommunication. The drama came to a head last week when Walmart canceled all SNES Classic Edition pre-orders that were made by Nintendo fans due to an alleged website glitch. Thankfully, Nintendo is trying to calm the nerves of anxious gamers and has issued a statement regarding SNES Classic Edition pre-orders. Despite previous comments from Walmart support representatives, Nintendo says that pre-order will actually commence this month, although no exact date or time was... Read more...
  It’s official; if you managed to somehow be awake Friday night to get in on Walmart’s pre-order madness for the Nintendo SNES Classic, your celebratory dance is about to turn into misery. We initially thought that Walmart was randomly canceling pre-orders that went through, but the company just sent out a mass email saying that all orders are being canceled. Talk about a slap in the face. While some customers received “unofficial” confirmation of mass cancellations from various Walmart team members from online chat sessions over the past few days, this email represents the official corporate... Read more...
Nintendo might not have been in dire straights before the launch of its hybrid Switch console, but it is at least fair to say the company was in need of a win. It is not as though the Wii U was flying off store shelves by any stretch of the imagination. The Switch is, however, to the tune of 4.7 million units sold since its release in March. Nintendo was able to keep the sales momentum going into its financial first quarter.After having sold 2.47 million Switch consoles in the month of March, which capped off Nintendo's previous quarter, the Japanese electronics maker was able to sell an additional... Read more...
If you pre-ordered an SNES Classic game console from Walmart last week, your order may have been cancelled. There have been a lot of rumors flying around out there about why exactly the orders were cancelled. According to comments over at Nowinstock, multiple pre-order buyers are confirming their orders were cancelled. Reports indicate that the cancellations weren't because Walmart oversold their SNES Classic allotment. That is good news in a way, because it means those of you with cancelled orders still have a chance.The reason your order was cancelled wasn't due to a payment issue... Read more...
Nintendo is hyping up the impending release of its Super NES Classic Edition console, though this is the kind of thing that sells itself these days. Nostalgic gamers and scalpers looking to make a quick buck have already depleted Walmart of its initial inventory of pre-order units, and you can bet that other retailers will sell out of the console in the blink of an eye as well. Nevertheless, if you to give yourself a fighting shot, follow Target on Twitter (@AskTarget) to be one of the first to know when the retailer have stock available for pre-order. Target confirmed in a Twitter post that it... Read more...
If there is one thing you can count on in life, it is that a Nintendo console will sell out almost immediately. The SNES Classic Edition was available for pre-order last night at Walmart, but has already sold out. The SNES Class Edition was announced this past June and was quickly available for pre-order in the United Kingdom. Amazon.co.uk even banned bulk pre-orders in hopes of preventing the console from immediately selling out. It is unclear why American fans were forced to wait, however, pre-orders were available at Walmart twelve hours ago. Within twenty-five minutes, the page had crashed... Read more...
Is Nintendo looking to bring a third mini “retro” gaming console to receptive gamers? If a recent European trademark filing is any indication, all signs are pointing to yes. Eagle-eyed observers over at NeoGAF spied the trademark filing and noticed the unmistakable outline of a Nintendo 64 game controller. But how do we jump to the conclusion that a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition is incoming? Well, we simply have to look to Nintendo’s behavior with the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition. In both cases, Nintendo applied for trademarks on the designs of the controllers before the release... Read more...
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