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If the thought of an SNES Classic has you salivating in anticipation of retro gaming goodness, we have some good news for you. Nintendo appears to have learned from its mistakes with the limited production of the NES Classic, and will instead make available “significantly more” quantities of the SNES Classic later this year. The Japanese gaming giant says that it won’t provide specifics on production numbers, but the console should be much easier to obtain once it launches on September 29th. On the other hand, there is still a possibility that everyone that wants to get an SNES Classic might not... Read more...
  OK, we’ve already forgotten about the NES Classic, because Nintendo today announced that it will launch a follow-up console: the Super Nintendo (SNES) Classic. Like the NES Classic, which launched with much fanfare late last year (and was continually out of stock at retail stores), the SNES Classic looks like a miniaturized version of its “retro” predecessor. The NES Classic will of course ship with a number of classic games which ensures that it will be another sell-out product for Nintendo. There are only 21 games included (compared to 30 for the NES Classic), but you’ll find such gems... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is selling like hotcakes, but that does not mean that the console is without its fair share of imperfections. Some have complained that the Switch’s dock is a little too big and cheaply made. Nintendo fan Alexander Blake’s solution was to turn his old Game Boy Advance SP into a custom Switch dock. Blake remarked, “In the process of tinkering with a second Nintendo Switch Dock, I realized the circuit board was pretty much the exact same size as a Gameboy Advance SP. And then I remembered one of my old SPs doesn’t work anymore. So I got to work.” He replaced the inner workings... Read more...
Nintendo disappointed a lot of nostalgic gamers when it decided to abruptly end production of its NES Classic Edition console, especially after it failed to produce enough units to meet the holiday demand despite Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime promising otherwise. Well, the bad news is that Nintendo is resuming production. But the good news? It seems Nintendo is producing an SNES Classic. Managers at several GameStop locations say the unreleased console is very real, and also a marketing ploy by Nintendo. We have heard rumors about this before. Nothing is yet official, but Jonathan... Read more...
Are you still having trouble finding a Nintendo Switch console in stock? Well, if it is any consolation, Nintendo is awfully sorry about the inconvenience, or so the console maker says. And in a recent interview with Arstechnica, Nintendo Senior Director of Corporate Communications Charlie Scibetta pushed back against the conspiracy theory of an artificial shortage to drive up demand. "It's definitely not intentional in terms of shorting the market," Scibetta says. "We're making it as fast as we can. We wantto get as many units out as we can to support all the software that's coming right now...... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been on the market since early March, yet it’s still quite hard to find in retail stores. Brick and mortar locations sell out in minutes, and online stores aren’t much better when it comes to retaining stock. However, for those that did manage to get their hands on a Switch, Nintendo has a new system update available that brings a wealth of new features (and fixes) to the platform. System Update 3.0.0 is the largest upgrade to the Switch to date, and right of the bat fixes to existing issues reported by gamers. First, it resolves a problem in which some game software updates... Read more...
We lauded the Nintendo Switch for its overall engaging game play and nifty hybrid design, and that remains true. However, we refrained from offering up an opinion on the console's online experience because at launch there really was not one to speak of. That is something Nintendo is working on, though in reading remarks that Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime made to Kotaku, we are bracing ourselves for disappointment in some areas. One of them is online voice chat. Nintendo has chosen to require a mobile phone to utilize voice chat on the Switch even though no other console maker has gone that... Read more...
While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have dominated console gaming news at E3 over the past few years, the blockbuster debut of the Switch means that Nintendo has a lot to talk about this year. Perhaps the biggest news that came from the Nintendo camp this year was an official launch date for Super Mario Odyssey — Mario’s first official adventure title on the Switch (we’re not counting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe). Nintendo says that Super Mario Odyssey will arrive on October 27th, and marks the series’ return to the 3D sandbox-style adventure after a 15-yer absence. Nintendo whetted the appetites of fans... Read more...
If you cringe at the thought of paying $60 a year for an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus (or slightly lower if you scour the internet for deals), Nintendo is driving a hard bargain with its upcoming online gaming service for the Switch. The company announced that Nintendo Switch Online will be priced at just $19.99 per year. Nintendo Switch gamers have been waiting to hear how much the Japanese gaming giant would charge for the service, but gamers weren’t exactly in any hurry -- the service is currently operating with reduced features for free until the full-blown service is operational. Nintendo... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is off to a fast start, and the Japanese gaming giant is doing everything in its power to ensure that customers who want the hybrid console can get one. A new report suggests that Nintendo is looking to nearly double its official hardware shipment guidance from 10 million units for its fiscal year ending in March 2018 to 18 million units. One analyst, Hirotoshi Murakami of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley, predicts that Nintendo may even push past that elevated figure and produce 20 million units during the current fiscal quarter. The hope is that Nintendo will be able to... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has certainly garnered a lot of hype, but has it also been raking in the dough? According to GameStop, it sold 1.2 million Nintendo Switch units during the console’s first two months on sale. The Switch has now outpaced the Nintendo Wii, which is higher than the 1.1 million units GameStop reportedly sold in 2006. GameStop’s global sales increased by 3.8% to $2.05 billion USD. Software sales declined by 8.2% and pre-owned sales decreased by 6.2%, however, hardware sales increased by 24.6% thanks to the Nintendo Switch. Worldwide omni-channel sales also increased by 92.9% because... Read more...
Much to the chagrin of gamers who managed to get their claws on a Nintendo Switch console, there are not many games available yet, and the number dwindles when you weed out non-blockbuster releases. The good news is that will change in time, especially with third-party developers hopping on board. One of them is Ubisoft, which is working with Nintendo on a Mario and Rabbids RPG.It is called Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and it looks to be an odd title, though sometimes those are the most fun. In this case, the game contains a mix of exploration and turn-based combat, with the former estimated... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been a bonafide sales hit across the globe, and has allowed the Japanese gaming giant to put a little more swagger in its step. Sales of the console have been so strong, in fact, that the Nintendo Switch topped both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 (the usual home console sales champ) during the month of April in the United States. Nintendo is hoping to continue fueling its sales success by bundling two of its hottest properties: the Switch and Splatoon 2. The original Splatoon was a surprise hit for the Wii U when it splashed on the scene in 2015, and Nintendo is looking... Read more...
Several weeks after launch, the Nintendo Switch continues to fly off store shelves just as fast as employees can stock them. And that is not because Nintendo is intentionally shortchanging vendors with inventory, as one of the conspiracy theories goes. According to NPD Group, the Switch outsold the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (and every other console) in the United States last month. In the month of April, Nintendo sold more than 280,000 Switch consoles in the U.S. alone to lead the pack of game console. It is the second month in a row that the Switch outpaced competition following a record-breaking... Read more...
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