Nintendo 3DS archive

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

  • Best games for Christmas: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and more
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    Best games for Christmas: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS and more

    By 6 December 2013

    Looking for something to get a loved one, a friend or even yourself this Christmas? How about a video game to go along with that new console or PC? There's certainly a stack of excellent choices that have been released recently, for all the major machines....

  • YouTube comes to Nintendo 3DS, but no 3D support
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    YouTube comes to Nintendo 3DS, but no 3D support

    By 2 December 2013

    A YouTube app is finally available for Nintendo 3DS/2DS handheld consoles. Offered as a free download in the Nintendo eShop, the application brings access to the millions of videos and YouTube channels to the gaming device, albeit with one or two caveats....

  • Nintendo 3DS update: YouTube, Miiverse and unified accounts coming soon
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    Nintendo 3DS update: YouTube, Miiverse and unified accounts coming soon

    By 13 November 2013

    Nintendo has announced an update for its portable gaming console Nintendo 3DS, which includes news that YouTube, Miiverse and unified accounts are all in the works. The company revealed that a YouTube app is coming, giving gamers the ability to search,...

  • Nintendo shuts down 3DS SwapNote messaging over internet due to mucky messages
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    Nintendo shuts down 3DS SwapNote messaging over internet due to mucky messages

    By 1 November 2013

    Nintendo has shut down the SpotPass feature of SwapNote on the 3DS because gamers were using it to send "offensive material" to each other, including minors. The messaging application - known as Nintendo Letter Box in the UK and Europe - allowed users...

  • Could gold Zelda edition Nintendo 3DS XL be the most important console launch on 22 November?
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    Could gold Zelda edition Nintendo 3DS XL be the most important console launch on 22 November?

    By 29 October 2013

    A large percentage of the gaming community will have marked down 22 November as the date the next-generation console war starts; It's  the street date for the Xbox One, but for some a far more important console launch is also happening that day. Nintendo...

  • Nintendo 2DS review
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    Nintendo 2DS review

    By 14 October 2013

    Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console is all about. Because this handheld is something of an oddity. Why? The clue's in the number of the...

  • Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS review
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    Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS review

    By 30 August 2013

    Just like that, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2DS, a 2D version of its 3D hand-held console that it launched in March 2011. Pocket-lint played with the new console ahead of the official release in the UK on 12 October to see what all the fuss is about....

  • Nintendo Q1 financial results: Only 160,000 Wii U consoles sold worldwide
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    Nintendo Q1 financial results: Only 160,000 Wii U consoles sold worldwide

    By 31 July 2013

    Nintendo has posted its financial results for the first quarter of financial year 2013/14 and although its net income is looking much healthier year-on-year, global sales of the Wii U console have hit an all-time low. The Japanese company sold only 160,000...

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns to hit 3DS, play it on new Pikachu console
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    Donkey Kong Country Returns to hit 3DS, play it on new Pikachu console

    By 15 March 2013

    Donkey Kong Country Returns is header for the 3DS. The game put many a smile on the faces of Wii gamers the world over and we expect the 3DS version, which launches on 24 May, to do the same. Alongside Donkey Kong Country Returns is a further exciting...

  • Disney Infinity pictures and hands-on
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    Disney Infinity pictures and hands-on

    By 28 January 2013

    First things first, let's get this out the way: Disney Infinity is not a Skylanders clone. Aside from the interactive figures, the game itself is an entirely different experience. Comparisons can obviously be made, but it's not until you see it in action...

  • Angry Birds Trilogy console launch trailer shows those pesky birds in the real world (video)
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    Angry Birds Trilogy console launch trailer shows those pesky birds in the real world (video)

    By 25 September 2012

    Angry Birds finally hits games consoles on Friday (28 September), in the shape of Angry Birds Trilogy for Xbox 260, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS. Activision is publishing the console version of the best-selling application and has included three Angry Birds games...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #95 - iPhone 5 release date, Outlook.com and Olympics tech
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #95 - iPhone 5 release date, Outlook.com and Olympics tech

    By 3 August 2012

    It's a bumper edition of the podcast this week, as the team looks at the biggest iPhone 5 rumours, launch and release date gossip and delivers its verdict on whether they are true or just tripe. Plus, the Linters explain what's happening to Hotmail as...

  • Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console now on sale
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    Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console now on sale

    By 28 July 2012

    Handheld gamers can now get hold of the Nintendo 3DS XL as the glasses-free 3D console goes on sale across Europe for £180.  The Nintendo 3DS has been given the XL treatment with a bigger screen, more memory and a longer battery life. The top display...

  • Nintendo losing millions as gamers wait for Wii U
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    Nintendo losing millions as gamers wait for Wii U

    By 25 July 2012

    Nintendo is continuing to haemorrhage money despite an increase in Nintendo 3DS hardware and software sales.  The Japanese gaming giant has released its first-quarter financial results for the period ending June 30 2012. Though the number of Nintendo...

  • Angry Birds Trilogy sees our feathered friends swoop on to Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS
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    Angry Birds Trilogy sees our feathered friends swoop on to Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS

    By 11 July 2012

    Rovio has announced that three Angry Birds classics will be available to play on Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 with Move capability and on the Nintendo 3DS before the end of the year.  The Angry Birds Trilogy consists of the original Angry Birds...

  • Nintendo 3DS XL review
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    Nintendo 3DS XL review

    By 10 July 2012

    When we reviewed the original Nintendo 3DS in March 2011 we thought that the lack of decent launch titles and limited battery life were its two biggest woes. But its believable, glasses-free 3D display - well, for some viewers, but not all - was an interesting...

  • Nintendo 3DS XL launched - 90 per cent larger screen and coming 28 July
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    Nintendo 3DS XL launched - 90 per cent larger screen and coming 28 July

    By 22 June 2012

    Nintendo has announced a larger version of its 3D handheld games console to be launched in Europe on 28 July. Pocket-lint brought you the news that the Japanese company was to introduce the 3DS XL during E3, but it is now apparent that the games giant...

  • Nintendo 3DS XL tipped for last-minute E3 reveal
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    Nintendo 3DS XL tipped for last-minute E3 reveal

    By 4 June 2012

    Nintendo could be about to launch a larger version of the 3DS at the E3 gaming convention on Tuesday, if reports in the Japanese paper Nikkei are true. Although the company said on Sunday night that its E3 press conference would focus on Wii U games and...