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  • Nintendo profits from weak yen, overseas hardware sales remain dismal

    Nintendo has had a rough few years in the gaming sector and as a Japanese company in general. For one, it had to contend with disappointing Wii U and 3DS overseas sales thanks to Microsoft and Sony‘s console onslaught. And although there are a slew of great IPs available on the platform, it seems that better graphics and beefier backends outweigh the fun factor. At least the financials tell that story. Considering, it had a rather festive festive season in 2014. The company, in its latest earnings release earlier this week, reported some good news. Revenue fell 11.3% year-on-year (April-December 2014)...

  • Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One celebrate respective sales victories

    Here’s some heart-warming news if you’re a non-biased console gamer. Nintendo has announced that December 2014 was a big sales month for the Wii U console, with a 29% improvement in console sales and a massive 75% increase in games sales compared to the same period last year. That’s some great news, especially since the company has announced some big things for the year ahead, including the introduction of the new Nintendo 3DS XL to the US and European markets on 13 February. Read more: Nintendo Direct: 3DS XL confirmed, games galore coming this year In terms of current games, Mario Kart...

  • Nintendo Direct: 3DS XL confirmed, games galore coming this year

    In the first Nintendo Direct of 2015, the company from the land of the rising sun revealed some awesome games for the US and UK coming this northern spring. Thanks to an earlier leak by GameStop and Ars Technica, we had an inkling that the Nintendo 3DS XL would be launched in North America on 13 February, but after Nintendo Direct’s announcements, it has been emphatically confirmed. Star-Spangled Banner-singing Nintendo 3DS XL is official The handheld features beefier hardware, boating “a number of new enhancements designed to offer the newest and most engrossing games possible,” noted Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of...

  • New ‘Nintendo 3DS XL’ coming to US on 13 February?

    Hello Nintendo. Nice hearing from you again. The all-too-quiet company has a bit of a leak flying around, and looks to be something a little special for the States. GameStop and Ars Technica have revealed that a new Nintendo 3DS XL will be launched in the U.S. on 13 February. Most of the information garnered is sourced from a poster that had first appeared on NeoGAF. In something of a pre-Valentine’s Day present to the portable gaming world, Nintendo’s 3DS refresh will allegedly arrive across the Pacific after plans of Nintendo’s upgraded 3DS surfaced in August of last year. The upgraded system...

  • ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’ hits Nintendo 3DS this Spring

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is coming to Nintendo 3DS and 2DS this Spring (March 2015, we guess). Announced earlier this week during a Nintendo Direct session, Nintendo’s promising a remade version that will “maintain the original level of challenge while keeping the game accessible for anyone.” For those who don’t know of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, you’ve missed out on a sizable chunk of childhood memories. Of course, many of us never had the chance to play it, as it was released on the cult Nintendo console, the N64. This console never made it to South...

  • Count Super Mario, not sheep: Nintendo announces sleep-monitoring device

    This is not a Nintendo article about how well it’s suddenly doing, this is a story about sleep, and how Nintendo wants to monitor our resting time. Nintendo will in fact, make sleeping fun again as it introduces its very own sleep-monitoring device, according to Reuters. Earlier this week, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata took to the stage to announce the company’s first sleep-monitoring device (coming before March 2016), developed in partnership with ResMed Inc. Does this mean we’ll be counting jumping Mario’s instead of sheep? Nintendo already has a few fitness devices already cluttering up living rooms, like the Wii Balance...

  • Hyrule Warriors review (Wii U): a hack and slash masterpiece

    Hyrule Warriors, the latest release for Nintendo’s Wii U gaming console, proves that with just a little bit of faith its beloved franchises will be safe when placed in the right hands. Koei Tecmo has done a masterful job of fusing the design, story, and characters of the Zelda universe with the exciting gameplay of Dynasty Warriors. Without giving too much away, Hyrule Warriors features a typical Zelda story where the princess is kidnapped and Link is in charge of finding and rescuing her. Link discovers that a great evil has spread across the realm of Hyrule and it is up to...

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS review: knockout king

    Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (yes, that’s its actual name) is what those in the business call “extremely fun”. It’s an incredibly varied, accessible and detailed fighter with more than 50 characters, lovingly crafted to look and feel like the games they’ve been pinched from. Pikachu squeaks when it launches a lightening bolt. Link of Legend of Zelda fame yells as he whirlwinds towards Mario, and Sonic whizzes with the gusto of his Sega Genesis days. Super Smash Bros. is, most of all, a nostalgia trip down the long and storied road of Nintendo’s past and present successes. This game is...

  • What these kids say of the 1989 Game Boy is priceless, funny and a bit sad

    Yes, we know it’s yet another “people react” video, but the nostalgia is strong with this one. Remember the original Nintendo Game Boy and its non-touch green ‘n white screen? These kids don’t. We watched this yesterday, but the kids reactions are only sinking in now, and we feel old. The Fine Bros. places an original 1989 Game Boy in the hands of various pre-teen kids as they try to figure out what exactly the hell it is. The commentator walks the kids through what the Game Boy is as they attempt to play a rousing game of Tetris on...

  • Nintendo used Phillips gesture-control patents, rules UK court

    A UK court has officially ruled Nintendo guilty of infringing two patents belonging to Philips, both inherent in its Wii range of consoles. This is the first of four lawsuits filed against the gaming giant. The judgement, handed down by the High Court of Justice (of England and Wales) last week, ruled that Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U consoles use technologies that Dutch electronics company Philips owns. The first regards a motion and gesture-controlled tracking system while the second covers devices that can be controlled by another. What makes the first patent significant though is the scope of infringing devices. Court...

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