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  • Here’s what we know about the Nintendo Switch

    Here’s what we know about the Nintendo Switch

    What? The Nintendo Switch, the convertible console formally known as the NX. The product walks the line between a home and portable console, courtesy of a docking tablet and a pair of detachable controllers that work in a number of different configurations. It also features out-of-the-box multiplayer functionality, connecting up to eight devices via Wi-Fi. How much? The U.S. MSRP for the system… Read More

  • Nintendo talks Switch launch titles, price point and lessons learned from the Wii U

    Nintendo talks Switch launch titles, price point and lessons learned from the Wii U

    The Switch arrives at one of the most tumultuous moments in Nintendo’s long and storied history. These last several months have seen the gaming giant finally get a little wind in its sails, thanks to the back-to-back successes of the Niantic-produced Pokémon GO and its own in-house creation, Super Mario Run. Both seem like somewhat begrudging victories for the company, after years… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Nintendo Switch

    Hands-on with the Nintendo Switch

    Moments after Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé finished his presentation, another exec took the stage to announce how things will go. The room is separated into sections; each section of attendees will follow a staff member with a Mario character on a placard. And just like that, we’re each ushered off to a game — some semblance of organization before it all… Read More

  • Here are the first 11 Nintendo Switch game trailers

    Nintendo continues to roll out Switch details. A lot of questions remain, but the company released the first game trailers. And boy do they look good. Watch the first set here. Read More

  • Here’s how to pre-order the Nintendo Switch

    Here’s how to pre-order the Nintendo Switch

    If you were staying up late to ride the hype train that is the Nintendo Switch only to find yourself hunting aimlessly for a pre-order button…. good news. Nintendo was weirdly vague about when US pre-orders for their new $300 console would open up (outside of a tweet that mentioned a limited number of pre-orders at Nintendo NYC) but a bunch of retailers just pushed their pages live. Here… Read More

  • The Nintendo Switch will cost $300 and release worldwide on March 3

    The Nintendo Switch will cost $300 and release worldwide on March 3

    Nintendo has announced the launch date and price of the Nintendo Switch at an event in Tokyo; the company’s next console will be released worldwide on March 3 for $300 in the US and comparable amounts elsewhere. Read More

  • Where to watch Nintendo’s Switch events

    Where to watch Nintendo’s Switch events

    Nintendo’s New York storefront already announced it would be offering up a limited number of pre-orders to eager customers who sign up in person. But that’s apparently just the start of the Switch-related news we can expect over the next couple of days. Tonight at 8PM PT (that’s 1PM tomorrow in Tokyo), the company will be taking to the stage to announce some key information… Read More

  • Nintendo Switch pre-orders will open in limited quantity on Friday in New York

    Nintendo Switch pre-orders will open in limited quantity on Friday in New York

    Looks like Friday’s hands-on event isn’t the only big bit of Nintendo Switch business going down in New York City this Friday. The gaming giant’s New York store Twitter account just dropped the news that the eagerly anticipated (though barely seen) convertible console will open for pre-orders at the company’s storefront at 9AM that same day. A limited quantity of… Read More

  • Hackers successfully add games to the NES Classic Edition

    Hackers successfully add games to the NES Classic Edition

    The greatest hope of retro gamers and the greatest fear of Nintendo have been met simultaneously: The immensely popular NES Classic Edition has been hacked and its 30-game library augmented with new and even homebrewed titles. Read More

  • After Super Mario Run, Nintendo plans 2 or 3 new mobile games per year

    After Super Mario Run, Nintendo plans 2 or 3 new mobile games per year

    Super Mario Run may have its detractors, but it’s also managed to rack up nearly 10 million downloads per day in its App Store debut, officially topping 50 million downloads as of Friday. Those numbers, combined with its early revenue generating power, have Nintendo still keen on exploring more in mobile, with plans to release around two or three new mobile games per year beyond… Read More

  • Super Mario Run’s buying population is already declining

    Super Mario Run’s buying population is already declining

    Super Mario Run may be the first mobile app to pass 40 million downloads in four days’ time on Apple’s App Store, but the game’s payment model has been controversial for its high price of $10 for the full version and limited free play. This has led to roughly half its audience leaving one-star reviews. Despite these complaints, the game has grabbed a huge percentage of… Read More

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