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Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL to get first major refresh, wider 3D viewing angles promised

Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL to get first major refresh, wider 3D viewing angles promised

By 29 August 2014

Nintendo has announced new models of its 3DS handheld consoles, the 3DS and 3DS XL. Called "New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL", the consoles will feature more buttons than before, but their major technical enhancement comes with the 3D screen. It will have wider... >>

Kids ditching Nintendo 3DS in favour of tablets as go-to gaming devices

Kids ditching Nintendo 3DS in favour of tablets as go-to gaming devices

By 27 June 2014

The children have spoken and it's a damning day for Nintendo as the majority prefer to game on tablets rather than on the dedicated 3DS. This is the first time tablets have overtaken Nintendo's 3DS as the most popular personal games unit owned by UK children.... >>

Mario Maker revealed during Nintendo Direct, build your own Mario games on Wii U

Mario Maker revealed during Nintendo Direct, build your own Mario games on Wii U

By 10 June 2014

A rumour started to fly around those attending E3 yesterday that a new Mario game was to make its debut on the 3DS during the show. Now, thanks to a "first look" during Nintendo's annual online livestream event, Nintendo Direct, we know what it is. Mario... >>

Nintendo planning DS titles on Wii U GamePad, non-wearable health monitors

Nintendo planning DS titles on Wii U GamePad, non-wearable health monitors

By 30 January 2014

Nintendo has outlined its plan to get its mojo back after multiple quarters of slowing Wii U sales, at an investor meeting in Tokyo on Thursday. The company started by reiterating that it won't be releasing its games for smartphones, and won't be ditching... >>

Nintendo looking at smartphone gaming to save business

Nintendo looking at smartphone gaming to save business

By 19 January 2014

Nintendo could be looking to smartphones and tablets to rescue it from its recent ill fortune, according to Satoru Iwata, the company's president.  "We are thinking about a new business structure," Iwata said at a press conference. "Given the expansion... >>

Nintendo 3DS game sales hit 'record-setting' 16 million in 2013

Nintendo 3DS game sales hit 'record-setting' 16 million in 2013

By 10 January 2014

Nintendo wants to remind you that while Microsoft and Sony have experienced recent successes with their new gaming consoles it, too, has seen a significant uptick in sales. But for handheld games. The company published an annual overview on Friday, revealing... >>

Nintendo ordered to pay royalties for every 3DS sold in patent dispute, $105 million so far

Nintendo ordered to pay royalties for every 3DS sold in patent dispute, $105 million so far

By 8 January 2014

A US court has ordered Nintendo to pay a royalty fee to a third-party company for every Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL sold in the handheld console's history. It is the result of a patent dispute between Tomita Technologies and Nintendo over the 3D camera technology... >>

A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

A week in reviews: 16 - 20 December

By 21 December 2013

Panic! It's the eve of the week before Christmas and there are plenty of stocking fillers to buy. Which is why this week's reviews have varied from toys to cameras and the rather lovely Kindle Paperwhite. So, go on, fill yer boots. We've been playing... >>

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review
5 out of 5

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds review

By 17 December 2013

To the avid - and aged - gamer, slotting Zelda: A Link Between Worlds into a 3DS is a bit like getting into a time machine and spinning the clock back 20 years. Because, on the face of it, the latest Zelda feels exactly like the early 90s Zelda title... >>

Best 14 games to watch out for in 2014

Best 14 games to watch out for in 2014

By 11 December 2013

Although 2013 has turned out to be a significant and exciting year for gaming, there is even more hope for 2014. "But Mr Pocket-lint," you cry. "We had the next-generation console launches this year, not next." And you'd be right. But it is for that very... >>