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  • 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 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

  • YouTube Finally Lands On The 3DS

    YouTube Finally Lands On The 3DS

    In case you do not have access to your smartphone, computer, tablet, smart TV, Xbox 360, PS3, Boxee Box, PS Vita or any of the other countless connected devices, you can now watch YouTube on a Nintendo 3DS. Nearly 2 years after its launch, the 3DS now has a YouTube app. The top screen plays back the video while the bottom serves up touchscreen controls. The shoulder buttons control navigation… Read More

  • Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming

    Nintendo 2DS Review: Back To Basics Proves Brilliant For Mobile Console Gaming

    Nintendo has a rhythm that’s predictable when it comes to product releases: Create a new console, then create different iterations of those consoles with upgrades aimed at expanding market share in clever ways. The new Nintendo 2DS is no exception to that rule, but it is remarkable in that it’s a bit of a backtrack for the company, which takes the marquee feature out of its 3DS… Read More

  • Nintendo Reveals The Hideous $130 2DS, Will Cut Wii U Price To $299

    Nintendo Reveals The Hideous $130 2DS, Will Cut Wii U Price To $299

    Nintendo wants to compete with cheap tablets more than ever, but just not the way you think. The company will release a new version of the 3DS — the Nintendo 2DS, which has a tablet-esque form factor. As the name suggests, it is a 2D-only handheld console compatible with 3DS and DS games. At $129.99, the 2DS is $40 cheaper than its sibling. The company also announced a $50 price cut for… Read More

  • Nintendo’s $20 Circle Pad Pro Is Coming to The 3DS XL In The U.S. This Friday

    Nintendo’s $20 Circle Pad Pro Is Coming to The 3DS XL In The U.S. This Friday

    Nintendo is gearing up to bring an extra nub to your 3DS XL, if that’s what you’re into. The company listed the previously Japan-only accessory on its website in the U.S. today, with an anticipated ship date of this Friday. The Circle Pad Pro for 3DS XL is like the original version for 3DS, but beefier, and perhaps even more unsightly when glommed on to your portable console. Read More

  • Nintendo Debuts 3DS XL With 90% Larger Displays: Available August 19 For $199

    Nintendo Debuts 3DS XL With 90% Larger Displays: Available August 19 For $199

    Despite the fact that Nintendo’s 3DS is an excellent hand-held console, 3DS sales haven’t been on par with what the company was expecting. But perhaps Nintendo’s brand new Nintendo 3DS XL will turn the tides. It’s very similar to a regular 3DS, but with 90 percent larger screens. According to Nintendo’s official release, it comes with a 4GB SD card, better… Read More

  • Nintendo Partners With free-hotspot.com For Free 3DS WiFi Access Across Europe

    Nintendo Partners With free-hotspot.com For Free 3DS WiFi Access Across Europe

    The Nintendo 3DS just got a bit more connected. The gaming company has teamed with free-hotspot.com to provide 5,000 access points to 3DS owners throughout 22 European companies. 3DSs can now hop online while abroad at various locations including McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Subway, Ibis Hotels and Etap Hotels. US gamers have enjoyed free hotspot access for sometime now. Nintendo partnered… Read More

  • Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    3DS sales have picked up lately, but Nintendo‘s financial numbers are still weak. Big N today released [PDF] another set of disappointing results for the first nine months of its fiscal year (April to December 2011). The company lost a whopping US$630 million, compared with a profit of US$635 million in the same time frame last fiscal. Sales were down 31.2% year-on-year to US$7.2 billion. Read More

  • Snake Camouflage: Japan Gets Exclusive Metal Gear Solid 3DS System

    Snake Camouflage: Japan Gets Exclusive Metal Gear Solid 3DS System

    Resident Evil isn’t the only big video game series that made the news in Nippon today: Konami announced [JP] the so-called METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D PREMIUM PACKAGE for the Japanese market. The set includes a special 3DS system, a copy of Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D, and two clear files in MGS design. Here’s the so-called “Snake Camouflage”-style… Read More

  • Overview: Japan’s Video Game Market In 2011 (Sales, Hardware, Software)

    Overview: Japan’s Video Game Market In 2011 (Sales, Hardware, Software)

    Japan’s video game industry is the world’s second biggest (after the US), but it’s on a downward streak for the fifth consecutive year. Based on sales, the country’s video game industry has contracted by as much as 8% year-on-year, Japan’s biggest gaming magazine Famitsu is reporting [JP]. Between December 27, 2010 and December 25, 2011, Japanese game… Read More

  • 3DS Sees Record Sales In Japan, Fueled By Mario Kart 7 And Super Mario 3D Land

    3DS Sees Record Sales In Japan, Fueled By Mario Kart 7 And Super Mario 3D Land

    Nintendo is really lucky to own the Super Mario brand: after the bumpy, Mario-less launch of the 3DS in Japan back in February, big N is seeing record sales for its portable console. As predicted, sales in Japan for the 3DS crossed the four million unit mark before the end of the year, namely sometime between December 19 and 25. That’s the week Nintendo sold 510,629 units 3DS systems… Read More

  • Fire Emblem: Nintendo Announces First 3DS Game With Paid Download Content

    Fire Emblem: Nintendo Announces First 3DS Game With Paid Download Content

    They have been fighting against the concept of making customers pay for extra game content for years, but as previously reported, Nintendo has now changed its strategy. According to a report by Japanese business daily The Nikkei, Nintendo has chosen Fire Emblem as the first game on the 3DS to offer paid download content. Fire Emblem: Kakusei, the latest title in the classic RPG series, is… Read More

  • Report: Nintendo 3DS Sales In Japan To Pass The 4 Million Mark Earlier Than Expected

    Report: Nintendo 3DS Sales In Japan To Pass The 4 Million Mark Earlier Than Expected

    It’s a common platitude in the gaming industry: it’s the killer titles that make or break a video game system. One case in point is Nintendo whose 3DS sales in Japan, one of the biggest video game markets in the world, are expected to cross the four million mark two months earlier than expected. Just two weeks ago, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said this will happen “in… Read More

  • Nintendo Japan Announces Title List For Their Game Boy Advance 3DS Ambassador Program

    Nintendo Japan Announces Title List For Their Game Boy Advance 3DS Ambassador Program

    It’s now video game history: after the 3DS didn’t sell as well as expected, Nintendo decided to go for a sudden, massive price drop for its portable console worldwide. In Japan, for example, the price fell by 40% from 25,000 yen to 15,000 yen. Later, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata apologized to buyers and promised a bunch of free games for early adopters, no matter where the… Read More

  • Nintendo 3DS Is Selling Like Hot Cakes In Japan, Thanks To Monster Hunter 3G

    Nintendo 3DS Is Selling Like Hot Cakes In Japan, Thanks To Monster Hunter 3G

    The 3DS sure had a bumpy start, but it seems Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata’s hunch that sales will pick up (we reported last week) is right. According to Japan’s biggest video game magazine Famitsu, the 3DS sold a solid 378,114 units between December 5 and 11. Nintendo reported 371,326 units sold in the first two days after launch in Japan, but the last week was the most successful… Read More

  • Nintendo Reveals The 2012’s 3DS Release Schedule, Look For Kid Icarus, Tekken and MGS 3D This Winter

    Nintendo Reveals The 2012’s 3DS Release Schedule, Look For Kid Icarus, Tekken and MGS 3D This Winter

    The 3DS is finally get a shot of games. Nintendo’s next-gen 3D gaming handheld has so far not seen the sort of success as its predecessors. It’s not a mystery why, though. There aren’t many games worth buying. But that’s sort of slated to change early next year. Nintendo just issued a press release detailing the release schedule of upcoming 3DS games. The entire list… Read More

  • Boingo Offering Free Wi-Fi To Nintendo 3DS Users

    Boingo Offering Free Wi-Fi To Nintendo 3DS Users

    If you’re in a Boingo-equipped airport this holiday, be sure to whip out your Nintendo 3DS for some hot head-to-head gaming. The Wi-Fi provider will be free to 3DS users on December 8 and allow them to download games and videos and access the Nintendo Zone (spoooky) via Wi-Fi. Read More

  • Nintendo President Iwata Says The 3DS Is Back On Track

    Nintendo President Iwata Says The 3DS Is Back On Track

    Nintendo caused a huge splash in the video gaming world earlier this year, when it announced a drastic price cut for the 3DS (which was meant to be an answer to disappointing sales). But it looks like pushing down the price from 25,000 to 15,000 Yen helped, at least in Nintendo’s home market of Japan. According to big N’s president Satoru Iwata, the 3DS has sold a solid 3 million… Read More

  • Nintendo Is Planning In-Game Virtual Item Sales For 3DS

    Nintendo Is Planning In-Game Virtual Item Sales For 3DS

    It seems factors like the smartphone gaming revolution, the rise of social games, and shrinking video game sales do have an impact on Nintendo’s business strategy after all. Various Japanese media, i.e. the country’s biggest business daily The Nikkei, are reporting today that Nintendo is planning to offer in-game virtual item sales for 3DS titles. The background here is that… Read More

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