Nintendo

  • Nintendo Second-Quarter Earnings Push Past Expectations

    Nintendo Second-Quarter Earnings Push Past Expectations

    Nintendo, which has seen several quarters of disappointing results, managed to pull out a quarterly operating profit of 215 million yen ($2 million) in its second quarter, compared to an 18 billion yen operating loss in the same quarter a year ago. According to Thomson Reuters Starmine, analysts had expected a 3.7 billion yen loss for the quarter. Read More

  • Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

    Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

    Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s friends. The story arc and acting are weird and generally not good, but the video is mostly fun, and it gives you a decent look at… Read More

  • Watch TechCrunch Play Bayonetta 2

    Watch TechCrunch Play Bayonetta 2

    In about an hour, TechCrunch is officially launching our new Twitch channel by streaming Bayonetta 2, the somewhat controversial action game that’s coming exclusively to Nintendo’s Wii U a week from today. Read More

  • Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo’s entry into the ‘toys-to-life’ market is nearly upon us; the company announced today that it would release its first set of 12 NFC-enabled Amiibo will be available from November 21, along with Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the first game to support the toys. Nintendo’s initial lineup of Amiibo toys reflects its strong roster of characters to draw from in order… Read More

  • Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS”

    Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS”

    First released in 2011, the Nintendo 3DS has been re-released both as the bigger 3DS XL and as the the cheaper, kid-friendly 2DS. In today’s “Nintendo Direct” video update, Nintendo announced the “New Nintendo 3DS,” an update to the platform that’s somewhere between a minor update and a full-fledged follow-up. Read More

  • Nintendo’s Mario Kart DLC Is The Best (And Also The Worst)

    Nintendo’s Mario Kart DLC Is The Best (And Also The Worst)

    Nintendo has seen better times. Back in June, the company announced a quarterly loss despite tripling sales of its flagship console, the Wii U. The numbers were bad, but look even worse when looking back with context: if Nintendo sold the Wii U at the same rate as the previous quarter for a year, it would only sell about 2 million units. Read More

  • Pokémon Will Finally Come To The iPad, As A Virtual Card Game

    Pokémon Will Finally Come To The iPad, As A Virtual Card Game

    Pokémon, the game franchise that I love more than most real things in the actual world, is coming to the iPad. I would weep for joy were the news not watered down somewhat by the fact that the first game arriving on Apple’s devices isn’t the actual monster collection and battling game that makes up the core franchise, but is instead the Pokémon trading card game. Now I own… Read More

  • Sony And EA Experiment With New Business Models For Older Games

    Sony And EA Experiment With New Business Models For Older Games

    This week, both Electronic Arts and Sony revealed or began to roll out new services that have been described to various degrees as “Netflix for gaming.” That description, while catchy and useful for getting the gist of what each does across, doesn’t really capture the impact that either service could have based on how they will actually be used by customers or their… Read More

  • Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter

    Nintendo Posts A Loss Despite Wii U Sales Tripling During The Quarter

    Nintendo’s quarterly results are out (via WSJ), and the company saw disappointing sales of both its hardware platforms, with the Wii U managing to triple sales but still only achieving 510,000 units shipped overall, and the Nintendo 3DS dropping below a million units moved with a 41 percent decline in sales year-over-year. The release of Mario Kart 8 still managed to buoy the… Read More

  • I Hath Seen The Future Of Video Games!

    I Hath Seen The Future Of Video Games!

    When considering the latest E3 I’m minded by how the games seem very cool, but the industry as represented by E3 has never been more divided. I’m pondering whether the promise of an ultimate platform can be the bridge, and just how likely or unlikely such a device is. Read More

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