Nintendo

  • How far does the Pokémon brand have to carry Pokémon Go?

    How far does the Pokémon brand have to carry Pokémon Go?

    How far can the Pokémon brand carry Pokémon Go? Will its popularity fade after that initial burst of activity thanks to the power of its brand? That’s a huge question that’s circulating now that the game has immediately popped to the top of the App Store and has cemented itself as one of the most successful game launches of all time. The mechanics of the game are fundamentally… Read More

  • Nintendo is launching a mini version of its iconic NES console with 30 classic games

    Nintendo is launching a mini version of its iconic NES console with 30 classic games

    When you’re on a roll, why not make crowd-pleasing decisions. Nintendo, which has seen its market cap soar thanks to the Pokemon Go phenomenon, just announced that it will relaunch its iconic NES console. Read More

  • 13 Ways To Be Better At Pokémon Go

    Pokemon Go is exploding. It’s a pop culture phenomenon unlike anything we’ve seen before. Think I’m crazy? If you live in anything resembling a major city, go stop by a mildly popular landmark — if you don’t see a dozen people staring at their phone and flinging Poké balls, you have your eyes shut. Already into Pokémon Go? Want to get better, faster? I’ve… Read More

  • Pokémon Go adds $9B to Nintendo’s value, global rollout continues this week

    Pokémon Go adds $9B to Nintendo’s value, global rollout continues this week

    Nintendo rode the Pokémon Go wave that enveloped countries where it’s currently available this past weekend: The company’s stock price surged, raising its total market cap to $28 billion as of close of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange today. And expect that value to climb higher still: Pokémon Go is only available in a few markets thus far, and a release in additional… Read More

  • Pokémon Go is launching on iOS and Android today

    Pokémon Go is launching on iOS and Android today

    Surprise! It looks like Pokémon Go, the much-anticipated augmented reality game backed by Nintendo, is coming to Android and iOS devices near you today. Read More

  • The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today

    The Nintendo 64 turns 20 today

    It was on June 23, 1996 that the Nintendo 64 made its debut — in Japan, that is. We wouldn’t see it on this side of the Pacific for another three months. But today is its proper birthday, and 20 years is a significant enough anniversary that we should probably just take a moment to remember just how awesome this console was — and is. Read More

  • Nintendo talks mobile gaming, VR and its future at E3

    Nintendo has never been afraid to go against the grain of prevailing industry trends. In fact, the refusal to follow the pack has become a defining aspect of the gaming giant’s business strategy during the ascendance of chief console competitors Sony and Microsoft. So it comes as no surprise, really, that it did something markedly different at this year’s E3 show. But just how… Read More

  • Nintendo’s first mobile game Miitomo is turning into a ghost town

    Nintendo’s first mobile game Miitomo is turning into a ghost town

    Nintendo’s first smartphone application – the social game called Miitomo, which allows avatars to interact in a virtual world – may already be in decline, according to a new report. Following its launch earlier this year, it seemed that Miitomo found immediate success, shooting to the top of both the iOS and Android app stores. Nintendo also claimed in May that the… Read More

  • Nintendo unveils its next smartphone games to follow App Store hit, Miitomo

    Nintendo unveils its next smartphone games to follow App Store hit, Miitomo

    Nintendo will follow up its App Store success Miitomo with a pair of new games, released this fall, the company announced this morning. The details were unveiled alongside other company news, including a release date for its new gaming console, the Nintendo NX and details on a Zelda delay, among other things. And no, the new smartphone games will still not feature Mario, in case… Read More

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