Nintendo

  • HTC And Valve Have Cracked The VR Code

    HTC And Valve Have Cracked The VR Code

    “I’ve been doing this for fifteen years,” I told HTC’s mild-mannered demo wrangler at MWC today. “And this is the first time I’ve been actually excited about a technology in five.” He had just walked me through one of the best demos I had ever seen. It was the HTC Vive, a sensor-studded helmet with dual hand controllers that allowed me to enter almost… Read More

  • Nintendo Halves Its Annual Profit Estimate Despite A Solid Christmas Period

    Nintendo Halves Its Annual Profit Estimate Despite A Solid Christmas Period

    Nintendo is moving towards a slim profit for its current financial year. The Japanese games giant just went public with its Q3 2014 numbers: total revenue came in at ¥271,521 billion ($2.3 billion), of which ¥45.2 billion ($383 million) was net profit. Read More

  • Nintendo’s New 3DS XL Is Heading To The U.S. February 13 For $200

    Nintendo’s New 3DS XL Is Heading To The U.S. February 13 For $200

    Nintendo has revealed that it will bring the new version of the 3DS XL to the U.S. on February 13, following its launch of the redesigned hardware in Japan last year. The new version features a second analog stick, as well as two new shoulder triggers, microSD and NFC support. It also has improvements to the 3D viewing system that makes for better viewing from a range of angles, meaning… Read More

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

    Nintendo’s hit holiday season continues with an unlikely hero: Captain Toad, the toadstool-esque stock supporting character from Super Mario games, who takes the helm for a full-fledged puzzler based on mini games from Super Mario 3D World. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker takes unique advantage of the Wii U’s capabilities, in addition to being just generally super fun, and while… Read More

  • Nintendo Patents Game Boy Emulation For Use In Mobile Devices, In-Flight Entertainment

    Nintendo Patents Game Boy Emulation For Use In Mobile Devices, In-Flight Entertainment

    A new patent published by the USPTO yesterday details an invention by Nintendo that would allow it to emulate its mobile game consoles, including the Game Boy line of devices specifically, in other settings, including on seat-back displays in airplanes and trains, and on mobile devices including cell phones. The patent is an updated take on an older piece of IP, so it’s not an entirely… Read More

  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Sells Nearly 500K Copies In Three Days

    Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Sells Nearly 500K Copies In Three Days

    Nintendo needs hits right now, and Super Smash Bros. is a hit – the game sold 500,000 copies in just three days, from its debut on November 21 until November 23, the company announced today. That makes it the fastest selling Wii U game in the new console’s history, knocking Mario Kart 8 off that perch. It also should make for a decent accompanying bump in Wii U console sales, if… Read More

  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Review: Nintendo’s Signature Fighter Triumphs

    Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Review: Nintendo’s Signature Fighter Triumphs

    Once in a while a game comes along that has the power to move mountains – or at least move some consoles. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is that for Nintendo, as a next-gen console instalment of a game that’s near and dear to the hearts of its core customers. And Super Smash Bros. for Wii U more than delivers: The game nails everything that was good about the series to begin with… Read More

  • Super Smash Brothers Wii U Preview

    Hands-On With Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

    Later this week, Nintendo launches Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the fifth game in the wildly popular fighting game franchise that brings together all the company’s biggest characters. We’ve had a chance to play through some of the game this weekend and wanted to share some quick thoughts before our full review. Read More

  • Nintendo Wants You To Subscribe To Its New Amiibo NFC Toys

    Nintendo Wants You To Subscribe To Its New Amiibo NFC Toys

    If you’re looking to get your hands on Nintendo’s new Amiibo figurines, which contain an embedded NFC chip and can be used to build characters in compatible Wii U games, Loot Crate has an option (via Engadget) that’s a little more exciting than just buying them all up at retail as soon as they’re available. The monthly subscription startup has teamed with Nintendo to… Read More

  • Nintendo Slowly Modernizes Its Online Strategy

    Nintendo Slowly Modernizes Its Online Strategy

    In a “Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing” released last week, Nintendo publicly discussed its evolving digital strategy. The Japanese video game hardware and software developer has spent years playing catch-up with rivals Microsoft and Sony, and it was good to see the company acknowledge some of its shortcomings and show that it is looking to improve. Read More

  • 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

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