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It's reasons like what we're about to talk about why it's truly sad to see Nintendo struggling so much in the console market, because it seems to care a lot more about its customers than the other guys. A couple of years ago, when EA announced FIFA 13 for the Wii, it was quickly established that the differences... Read more...
Those who are part of the Nintendo family, as well as fans of the iconic gaming company, are carrying around heavy hearts today after learning of the passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the third president of the family run business and perhaps most influential Nintendo figure of all time. It was under his leadership that Nintendo made a successful... Read more...
We really wanted to love the Wii U. Everyone did, really. The original Wii was a huge product, and in a lot of ways, it shaped the future of the home console. Both Sony and Microsoft followed the motion gaming trail with Move and Kinect, but the original Wii Remote was what pioneered that. The Wii U, sadly, missed the... Read more...
Whatever Nintendo is using to spike its water coolers, it seems to be causing a bit of delirium in the accounting division. Either that, or Nintendo has something up its sleeve that's going to dramatically boost the number of Wii U consoles it sells in the next three quarters in order to meet its forecast. For the year through March 2014,... Read more...
Long before Microsoft announced its Xbox One and Sony, its PlayStation 4, many speculated as to whether or not this upcoming generation of consoles would be the last. That proposed fate had a lot to do with the fact that it's not as profitable a business as console vendors would like it to be, especially when the... Read more...
One of Nintendo’s main fan sites, Club Nintendo, was reportedly the subject of nearly 24,000 illicit logins over the course of the last month, which led to cybercriminals possibly making off with people’s real names and personal information such as email addresses, physical addresses, and phone numbers. Club Nintendo lets users... Read more...
Not all dreams go on to become reality, even in the world of video games. Avid gamers may recall a Wii accessory announced many moons ago -- it's the sensor you see here. The Vitality Sensor was supposed to be another step towards making the Wii the go-to fitness console. After all, the Balance Board gave gamers... Read more...
In the latest Kickstarter update sent out by Replay Games to backers of Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded, it was revealed that Larry creator Al Lowe will be participating in another Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Saturday, July 6th (that's today!) at 1:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific for you folks living on the... Read more...
Augmented Reality - "AR" for short - is nothing new, but with products like Google Glass set to launch soon, it's garnering a lot more attention than usual. In fact, at least where advertising is concerned, analyst Juniper Research predicts that AR advertising will become a $1.5 billion market by 2015 - up from a $2 million one in 2010. That's... Read more...
Update 7/10: It has been brought to our attention that the source reference site's report for this story was actually based on a satire, not based on facts.  Rather than pulling the story down, we're alerting you to the fact that we were mislead (as were others). However, we will pose the question that seems to... Read more...
Nintendo is experimenting with new pricing models for its console games, an effort aimed particularly at digital sales and packaging downloadable content with boxed games. According to IGN, the company is bringing its experiment to the real world via a free-to-play game. The title? Steel Diver. Steel Diver was originally a game developed for... Read more...
The mobile market is ripe for game developers to reach in and grab fistfuls of dollars. Just look at Rovio and it's wildly popular Angry Birds franchise. Rovio's revenue last year doubled to $195 million, and it's all because it recognized the potential for casual gaming on smartphones and tablets. Might Nintendo... Read more...
When Microsoft launched its Xbox 360 in late 2005, it had one target audience in mind: gamers. Back then, it would have been appropriate to call the Xbox a "game console", but at the present, it's less so. Today, you can stream or purchase TV shows, movies, music and in some cases, watch a TV feed. Over the course of the 8 years that it's... Read more...
Oh, Nintendo. At a time when the company should be doing everything in its power to capture a greater audience - heck, the audience it once had - it pulls a stunt that leaves its most devout fans upset. This week, some folks who produce "Let's Play" videos on YouTube began suffering a "Content ID" match on their... Read more...
During the Wii U's big unveil, Electronic Arts (EA) talked a big game about the console's graphics and how it can't wait to pump out titles for the platform. There was an air of excitement from the publisher, who at the time seemed to be dreaming big. Well, not quite two years later, what a pipe dream that turned out... Read more...
Generally you don't bite the hand the feeds you, but apparently Nintendo doesn't feel GameStop provides all that much financial sustenance, hence the console maker isn't thinking twice about competing against the new and used games retailer with lower priced refurbished consoles. That's right, Nintendo is now selling... Read more...
Shortly after saying goodbye to a number of online services associated with the original Wii, Nintendo has flipped the switch on a number of other online services catering to the new Wii U. Soon after reviews began hitting the Web, Nintendo promised a future update that would address a number of concerns: namely, slow... Read more...
Nintendo Co. on Wednesday is back in black after reporting its first full-year loss in the history of the company last year. This time around, Nintendo's financial report reflects a profit of 7.1 billion yen (around $71.7 million) for its fiscal year ended in March, up from a loss of 43.2 billion yen ($436 million) in... Read more...
Despite having a head start over the competition, Nintendo may have lost the next-generation console war before it's fully begun. Nintendo's going to battle with the Wii U, an IBM PowerPC-powered console that launched in the U.S. on November 18, 2012, and several other territories shortly after, but sales haven't been... Read more...
Nintendo can pat itself on the back knowing that it beat both Microsoft and Sony in releasing next generation consoles, but being first isn't always the best strategy. At least one analyst believes the Wii U amounts to a misfire, saying Nintendo made a mistake in releasing it. "I think they misfired on the Wii U," Wedbush Securities managing... Read more...
In a conference call with investors, Activision discussed the success of its Skylanders series, which is a Spyro the Dragon spinoff that's played along with toy figures through a "Portal of Power." Young children between 6-11 years old represent the target demographic, and that's something that concerns Activision... Read more...
Nintendo now expects to sell fewer Wii U consoles than it initially anticipated, the Japanese video game maker said Wednesday as it slashed its sales outlook for its newest gaming device. The company said it sold 3.06 million Wii U consoles to date, and only expects sales to reach 4 million through March, down from a previous forecast of 5.5... Read more...
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