Wii U

Nintendo’s profit jumps 88% as it nears 20 million Switch sales

Nintendo released its latest earnings report today and the headline is that the company has now sold nearly 20 million Switch consoles. The actual number is 19.67 million as of the end of June, so add

Nintendo’s Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U

Nintendo’s Switch has only been on sale for 10 months but already it has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, the flop that heralded Nintendo’s first step into hybrid gaming. The Japanese tech

Nintendo’s bringing DIY robots and more to the Switch using cardboard

Nintendo's big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it's basically a maker kit for the portable console that uses cardboard component pieces to allow people to build

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

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, beating the record s

Hulu is Nintendo’s first video streaming app for the Switch

Nintendo has released a list of the new releases for its Switch console eShop available today, and North Americans will be able to download Hulu, according to the list. The app should go live with the

Crunch Report | Square Announces the $999 ‘Professional’ Register

Square announces its new $999 professional Register, GameStop begins a rental subscription pass and Nintendo says Switch will beat the Wii U in sales. All this on Crunch Report.

Nintendo and the limits of nostalgia

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 suspect you’re sta

Zelda will be Nintendo’s final game for the ‘end of life’ Wii U

Nintendo has just confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the last first-party game for the company's soon to be replaced Wii U. It's a bittersweet moment for die-hard fans of t

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review

Nintendo’s hit holiday season continues with an unlikely hero: Captain Toad, the toadstool-esque stock supporting character from Super Mario games, who takes the helm for a full-fledged puzzler

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

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 23, the company announced today. That ma

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Review: Nintendo’s Signature Fighter Triumphs

Once in a while a game comes along that has the power to move mountains – or at least move some consoles. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is that for Nintendo, as a next-gen console instalment of a game

Hands-On With Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Later this week, Nintendo launches Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the fifth game in the wildly popular fighting game franchise that brings together all the company's biggest characters. We've had a chan

Nintendo Slowly Modernizes Its Online Strategy

In a "Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing" released last week, Nintendo publicly discussed its evolving digital strategy. The Japanese video game hardware and software developer has spent years pla

Watch TechCrunch Play Bayonetta 2

In about an hour, TechCrunch is officially launching our new Twitch channel by streaming Bayonetta 2, the somewhat controversial action game that's coming exclusively to Nintendo's Wii U a week from t

Nintendo’s Mario Kart DLC Is The Best (And Also The Worst)

Nintendo has seen better times. Back in June, the company announced a quarterly loss despite tripling sales of its flagship console, the Wii U. The numbers were bad, but look even worse when looking b

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 s

The Next Legend Of Zelda Game Lands On The Wii U In 2015

At its E3 press conference this morning, Nintendo gave us the first real look at the first game in the "Legend of Zelda" series to be made from the ground up for the Wii U.

Mario Maker Lets You Build Your Own Levels For The Greatest Platformer – And Tweak Graphics

Nintendo debuted Mario Maker at its E3 special digital event, which allows you to build your own courses for the famous plumber to navigate. You can build the courses on your Wii U, and paint using ti

Games And Virtual Reality Likely To Take Center Stage At E3 2014

This year’s E3 gaming expo in LA is set to kick off today, with Sony and Microsoft keynotes scheduled for mid-day and this evening, and Nintendo set to show off its news tomorrow. All indication

The Console Market Is In Crisis

Neither of the games industry's new flagship boxes -- the PS4 and the Xbox One -- is selling well compared to previous generations of flagship home consoles. The console market as a whole appears to b
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