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Reggie Fils-Aimé talks web3, AR and his gaming SPAC

In February 2019, Reggie Fils-Aimé announced that he would be leaving Nintendo after 16 years — 13 of which were spent as the president and COO of the company’s North American division. It was a fruitful run, filled with more ups (Wii, Switch) than downs (Wii U) during a time of tremendous growth for the…

1:47 pm PDT • May 12, 2022
Reggie Fils-Aimé talks web3, AR and his gaming SPAC

Nintendo looks set to release wireless SNES controllers for the Nintendo Switch, which likely means it’ll also be bringing classic SNES titles to its Nintendo Online virtual gaming library. The…

SNES controller for Switch shows up in FCC filing, hinting at SNES games for Nintendo Online

Nintendo’s Switch has now outsold its N64 console on lifetime sales, but prospects for the portable gaming system look mixed for the next year following a conservative sales forecast. Nintendo…

The Switch has now outsold the N64, but Nintendo sees growth slowing

Nintendo is betting that two of its most-beloved franchises — Mario and Pokémon — can help it hit its lofty goal of selling 20 million Switch consoles this financial year. The company…

Nintendo turns to old favorites Mario and Pokémon to hit lofty Switch target

Nintendo has managed to sell so many of its Nintendo Switch console that it’s become not only its own fastest-selling console, but also the fastest selling in the U.S. ever,…

Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling video game console ever in the U.S.

Nvidia just rolled out a very interesting selection of software for its over-the-top Shield TV box in China – Wii games, running in 1080p resolution, including New Super Mario Bros. Wii,…

Nvidia’s Shield TV offers Wii and GameCube games in HD in China

The Switch is beginning to pay off for Nintendo. The new console is selling so well that the Japanese firm said today it is likely to outsell the Wii U,…

Nintendo says Switch will beat Wii U total sales within its first year

Remember the third party controller your sibling/cousin/friend made you use when you visited his or her house in the NES days? Remember the pain you felt when the joystick wasn’t…

The All Controller controls all your consoles

Can the world stand another Link adventure? Can it throw another blue shell? Hit the Rainbow Road for another lap? Catch ’em all again? If you’re a Nintendo exec I…

Nintendo and the limits of nostalgia

When the Wii launched, no one knew what motion controllers were or why we even needed them. So to get people excited about the new input method, Nintendo released Wii Sports as a…

Hands-on with VR Sports Challenge, the Oculus Touch version of Wii Sports

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…

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

Hulu may be courting bidders right now, but in the meantime, the company is shipping a new Hulu Plus experience for the living room, with updates hitting today. The user interface…

Hulu Plus Upgrades Its Living Room Experience With A New Look, Search, Controls & Added Kids Section

Perhaps poor marketing is holding back Wii U sales for Nintendo. As Spike TV’s GTTV host Geoff Keighley noted on Twitter, a new campaign from Nintendo is using flyers to…

Nintendo Amazingly Gets Worse At Marketing Just In Time For Plummeting Wii U Sales

What I’m about to say is undoubtedly going to piss some of you off. And that’s fine. Because in a few years, I’ll be right and you’ll look silly. While…

The Fall TV Lineup May Include Apple Dominating Gaming

While Gamestop is reporting record Wii U preorders and sales, it looks like the Wii gray market is in full effect, driving prices of the console into the thousands as…

Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Online

Six years ago, almost to the day, I remember sitting on the couch with my then one-year-old son playing Elebits on the recently launched Wii. I thought he’d understand the…

Putting Away Childish Things: The Wii U Redefines Nintendo

The Wii isn’t exactly the hottest console on the market anymore, and the lack of HD support makes it less than ideal for watching videos, but that hasn’t stopped YouTube…

YouTube Finally Launches An Official Wii App, Largest WebM Video Deployment Yet

Nintendo has dropped the price of the Wii console to $129.99. Of course, this is to keep pace with holiday demand and maintain an edge in a market that’s turned…

Nintendo To Drop Price Of Wii To $129 For Holiday Season

According to WiiUDaily (and we’re confirming), the games shown at E3 are native at 720p resolution, a considerable step down from the 1080p, 3D-pumping action coming out of the 360…

Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

The folks over at Hulu originally promised Wii users would have access to their Hulu Plus streaming service by the end of 2011, but things didn’t exactly pan out the…

Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

The Famitsu, Japan’s (and maybe the world’s) biggest video game magazine, has tested Zelda Skyward Sword (the newest Zelda game for Wii) in their newest issue. And apparently, they liked…

40/40: Zelda Skyward Sword Lands Perfect Score From Famitsu

Hulu Plus has long been missing from the Wii leaving Netflix as the only major streaming service on the gaming console. But that changes soon. Nintendo just announced that Hulu…

Nintendo Gets Serious About Streaming, Announces Hulu Plus Will Soon Hit The Wii, 3DS

I remember the time when you were either a Nintendo kid or a Sega kid — assuming you were lucky enough to have one of the consoles at all. You’d…

And The Lion Shall Lie Down With The Lamb: Nintendo Issues Blue Sega-Themed Wii
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Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii

12:19 pm PDT • September 7, 2011

Ever heard of the Wavit remote? It’s totally okay if you haven’t; that’s not what this story is about. The Wavit Remote’s makers on the other hand… Well, they’ve decided…

Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii

The Tokyo Game Show 2011 is just ten days away, but Square Enix preferred to hold a separate press conference in Tokyo to announce their next big game, Dragon Quest…

Square Enix Announces Online RPG Dragon Quest X For Wii And Wii U

Nintendo is prepping a slightly retooled Wii for a pre-holiday release. This streamlined model sits horizontally (as a game console should) instead of vertically like the original. It’s also slightly…

Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

While I haven’t heard any popular outcry regarding the Nintendo 3DS price drop – a quiet that, is, in a way, the most interesting part of the entire affair -…

Debaser: Satoru Iwata Apologizes For The 3DS Price Drop