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

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 <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/28/nintendo-is-planning-in-game-vir

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

The <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/tag/famitsu">Famitsu</a>, Japan's (and maybe the world's) biggest video game magazine, has tested <a href="http://zelda.com/skywardsword/">Zelda Skyward Swo

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

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 Plus will soon be avail

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

I remember the time when you were either a <a href="beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nintendo/">Nintendo</a> kid or a Sega kid — assuming you were lucky enough to have one of the consoles at all. You'd a

Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii

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 <em>makers</em> on the other hand... Well, they've decided to up and sue Ninte

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

The <a href="http://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2011/exhibition/en/">Tokyo Game Show 2011</a> is just ten days away, but Square Enix preferred to hold a separate press conference in Tokyo to announce thei

Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

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

Debaser: Satoru Iwata Apologizes For The 3DS Price Drop

While I haven't heard any popular outcry regarding the <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Nintendo">Nintendo</a> 3DS <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/29/nintendo-boss-takes-the-blame

Exec: Wii U Arriving After April 1, 2012

<img src="http://uploads.crunchgear.com/2011/06/nintendobooth-003-1959-620x409.jpg">Although his statement could be an elaborate prima aprilis prank, Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime stated that the Wii

China Close To Allowing Freer Access To Console Games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/china.jpeg">China has always, as Kotaku writes, "cockblocked" consoles. The reasons are manifold, but the official party line is that a b

Nintendo Bigwigs: 25th Anniversary Zelda Collection Wouldn't Be Nintendo-Like

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/dis.png" />At this <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/e3-2011/">E3's</a> <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/06/07/live-from-nint

Wii U Is Coming Spring/Summer 2012, Sega Exec Says

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/nintendobooth-003-1959-620x409.jpg">A Sega marketing exec, speaking to <a HREF="http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6318571/e3-2011-segas-pritch

Videos And Gallery: Nintendo’s Booth, Wii U, And New 3DS Games

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/nintendobooth-003-1959-620x409.jpg" />We got a chance to try out the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/06/07/nintendo-announces-the

Bedazzle Your Wii With This Mario 25th Anniversary Decal

Let’s ignore that 2010 was the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. because these are pretty sweet Wii Decals. They’re only $7.99 and come in black, red, gold, or white for those non-stan

Wii Price Drops To $150, Effective May 15

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/wii-price.jpg" /> What would you do if you were <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/nintendo">Nintendo</a>, sat on a 5-year old conso

Nintendo Rumor Roundup: Storage, Disc Format, And Vitality Sensor

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/wii2.jpg" />The Wii successor/Project Café rumors have died down since <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/nintendo/">Nintendo's</a>

Nintendo Sees Profit Falling 66%, Announces Wii Successor For 2012

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Link__s_Crying_by_Kaynil.jpg" /> Nintendo posted a new<a href="http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/index.html"> financial report</a> today,

From $200 To $150, Wii Price Cut Due In May?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/wiipricecutmay.jpg" />Looks like a <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/wii/">Wii</a> price cut is incoming. Reports late last night su

Bow Before The Wii UNLimited Edition

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/unlimitedwii.jpg" />This, this is a pretty nifty case mod, and it's for the Wii—you normally don't see too many Wii case mods out t
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