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This has been a big year for game console sales and much of the growth and success in the segment can be placed directly at Nintendo's feet. Nintendo has two smash hit consoles on its hands this year with the Switch and the SNES Classic Edition both being hard-to-find and selling like hotcakes. The latest numbers are in from NPD and overall sales are up 10% year-over-year for October alone. Nintendo isn’t the only company selling a boatload of consoles this year; sales for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, SNES Classic Edition, and 3DS combined for $238 million in spending for October. "Year to date,... Read more...
With Christmas right around the corner, you might be sweating what to get the gamer in your life. If a SNES Classic Edition retro console might be the ticket to holiday happiness for someone on your list, Walmart will have more coming and could potentially deliver the goods. You will have a chance to order one starting at 11 am PST daily from November 15 through the 17th. It's not clear how many of the consoles will be available.What we do know is that you can hit the page here and see if they have stock. As of writing, there is no stock listed, but that can change so keep checking. Walmart is... Read more...
It goes without saying that every single year, there are a handful of products that seem to dominate headlines more than the others. During 2017, Nintendo's much-anticipated Switch would have to be near the top of the list. When it launched earlier this year, it was almost impossible to avoid chatter from those glued to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which many have called their favorite game "ever". Well, the hype around Switch isn't going to be dying down anytime soon - especially not in advance of the holiday season. In fact, Nintendo only sees things going up from here. To date, a total of 8 million... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has proven itself to be a rather standout hybrid gaming console (and a breakout sales hit), which is able to be connected to a big screen TV or used on-the-go thanks to its integrated 6.2-inch display. While gaming is the primary focus of the Switch, Nintendo is looking to expand the versatility of the platform. That expansion takes a big step forward today with the release of the Hulu streaming app for the Switch. Hulu represents the first streaming service to land on the Nintendo Switch in the United States. While it doesn't have the cache of say, Netflix, this move definitely... Read more...
One of the few criticisms we could muster about the Nintendo Switch when the console first debuted last March was that it launched with a relatively weak catalog of games. Luckily for Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild turned out to be a fantastic title, and early on it even sold more copies than the console itself. Over time, however, things have improved, and Nintendo is seeing particularly good results from one of its newest titles, Super Mario Odyssey. Super Mario Odyssey has been one of the most anticipated games for the Switch. The numbers back that up—Nintendo has sold over... Read more...
Nintendo is riding high on the success of its newest game console releases, the biggest of those being its hybrid Switch system that is suitable for both gaming on the go, and when sitting in front of a big screen TV. The company's gamble on a dual-purpose console is paying off handsomely, prompting Nintendo to adjust its full-year forecast to reflect a much bigger anticipated profit. The hardware maker nearly doubled its profit forecast for its fiscal year ending March 2018. After going over the numbers to date, Nintendo now expects to report a profit of 120 billion yen (around $1.06 billion),... Read more...
Nintendo's software engineers brought their collective A-game when developing the 4.0 firmware upgrade for the company's Switch console, which introduced video capture support and the ability to transfer saved games and profiles from one Switch to another. In addition, it appears the latest update also brought support for GameCube controllers, though it does not appear anywhere in the release notes. Though we would prefer that Nintendo clearly list all of the features that each firmware update brings to the table, being able to now use GameCube controllers with the Switch is a pleasant surprise.... Read more...
When you find a recipe for success, just keep cooking, baby. That is the philosophy Nintendo is following with the rabid demand for retro gaming, which it has been tapping into with miniaturized re-releases of old school consoles such as the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition. But why stop there? Adding another ingredient, Nintendo is getting ready to release an SNES-themed New 3DS XL handheld in the United States.This is something Nintendo has been toying with in other parts of the world. It started with a Super Famicom-themed 3DS XL in Japan that it released last year, followed by an... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch is a certified hit, and it continues to dominate the sales charts. According to the NDP Group, the Nintendo Switch managed to claim the top slot for console hardware sales in the United States in September, besting both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. This was the third consecutive month that the Switch came out on top, and the fifth time overall this year (the Switch has been on the market for 7 months). Nintendo also announced that since its March launch, it has sold over 2 million Switch consoles. Given that we have yet to reach the peak holiday shopping... Read more...
There is a big update for the Nintendo Switch that is rolling out now. The new update (version 4.0.0) adds some nifty new features and functionality that Switch owners have been asking for since the hybrid console came out, the most significant of which is the ability to capture video from games (it was already possible to save screenshots, but not video). This does not work with all games right out of the gate—that is the case with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, however a future game patch to version 1.3.0 (up from the current 1.2.1 release) will introduce support for it.While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is perhaps... Read more...
Almost everything that was cool or hip a long time ago eventually comes back in style. So it goes with retro gaming, and no company knows that better than Nintendo, which has been rebooting classic games with miniaturized versions of legacy consoles, including its original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES Classic Edition) and Super NES (SNES Classic Edition). So what's next? Perhaps a reborn version of its Game Boy, one of the industry's first handheld gaming system. Fun fact: Milton Bradley's Microvision released in 1979 is actually the first the handheld game console to use interchangeable... Read more...
Nintendo promised months ago that it would build more of the SNES Classic Edition consoles that it did of the hugely successful NES Classic Edition last year. The catch, as we all knew it would be, was that demand still outstripped supply for SNES Classic Edition hopefuls. This means that the initial stock of the retro console dried up quickly. The good news is that GameStop and ThinkGeek are gearing up with a new batch of consoles for fans to fight over this week. A GameStop representative reached out to let HotHardware know that more stock is inbound. The rep says, "GameStop is happy to announce... Read more...
The SNES Classic Edition game console launched to much fanfare and so far the system has proved so popular that many people still can't find one. Reviews for the SNES Classic have been very positive with lots of praise for its retro gaming prowess. The console came from Nintendo with 21 games preinstalled, but some hackers have found a way to add even more games to the system. As of now the process is rather long requiring about 20 steps according to a video outlining the hack using a tool called HakChi2. You will also need some other software to load your own games to the SNES Classic Edition... Read more...
There was no doubt that the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition was going to be a big hit with gamers when it was released this past Friday. We saw preorders sell out in rapid fashion online, and it appears that brick and mortar locations across the United States also witnessed quick sellouts when the console went on sale. "Customer demand for the SNES Classic was just like we expected," said GameStop SVP of Merchandising Bob Puzon. "We sold out of our SNES Classic inventory within minutes in both our GameStop and ThinkGeek retail channels. "But customers shouldn’t worry. We’re getting more very soon.... Read more...
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