Nintendo DS archive

  • Nintendo will axe online servers to leave Wii and DS multiplayer games dead
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    Nintendo will axe online servers to leave Wii and DS multiplayer games dead

    By 27 February 2014

    Nintendo has announced that it will be shutting down its Wii and DS online servers. The service, dubbed Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, will be shut down on 20 May. Many Wii and DS games rely on these servers for multiplayer gaming, which now won't be possible....

  • 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...

  • 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 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 hopes Nintendo Land will help gamers understand Wii U better
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    Nintendo hopes Nintendo Land will help gamers understand Wii U better

    By 5 June 2012

    The final title to be shown at Nintendo's E3 press conference today was Nintendo Land, a first-party game that has been designed by the company to show off the many different facets of the new Wii U console and Wii U GamePad. Using many of Nintendo's...

  • Toyota releases car navigation remote system for Nintendo DS
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    Toyota releases car navigation remote system for Nintendo DS

    By 17 May 2012

    Toyota has launched a piece of software that turns the humble Nintendo DS games console into a remote control for its Smart Navi satnav system. Called Kuruma de DS ("DS in the car") the game card contains Bluetooth connectivity that hooks up to the company's...

  • Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo for Nintendo DS pictures and hands-on
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    Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo for Nintendo DS pictures and hands-on

    By 16 November 2011

    Moshi Monsters has been a massive success story since Mind Candy unleashed the online social network for kids aged 7 -12. So much so, that it's almost bonkers to think it only launched for real in 2008. There are now over 50 million worldwide users registered...

  • Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and 3D video unleashed
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    Nintendo 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and 3D video unleashed

    By 13 September 2011

    We bet that when Nintendo originally planned on announcing the first raft of big changes for the 3DS it was hoping to further raise excitement levels for a booming console. Instead, the official unveiling of the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad and the announcement...

  • Nintendo 3DS Slide Pad leaks in Japan
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    Nintendo 3DS Slide Pad leaks in Japan

    By 7 September 2011

    An extension accessory for the Nintendo 3DS is about to be revealed at the forthcoming Tokyo Game Show, and it makes the current handheld console look more like the original beefy DS. Translated from Japanese as "Extension Slide Pad" (or "Kakuchou Slide...

  • Nintendo fights poor 3DS sales with big price drop
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    Nintendo fights poor 3DS sales with big price drop

    By 28 July 2011

    Nintendo has announced massive price-cuts for its 3DS - a console not selling as well as the Japanese gaming giant might have liked - but also casually dropped in that virtual NES and virtual Game Boy Advance console titles will become available in the...

  • Nintendo 3DS eShop hands-on
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    Nintendo 3DS eShop hands-on

    By 9 June 2011

    Nintendo's equivalent of the App Store, its eShop has finally made it to the 3DS in the UK this week, two-and-a-half months after the handheld console was released, and many will be wondering if it was worth the wait. It does offer access to some new...

  • Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on
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    Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on

    By 8 June 2011

    Nintendo has now announced its new next-gen console - the Nintendo Wii U - at E3 in LA and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play, behind closed doors after the event.  What do we think, should you be excited, and will it change the way we all game?...

  • Nintendo Beem: The live name for Project Cafe?
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    Nintendo Beem: The live name for Project Cafe?

    By 6 June 2011

    Could Nintendo's Project Cafe's real name have been outed ahead of the Japanese gaming company's E3 event? Possibly so, and it seems as if the name that'll be on every kid's birthday list in 2012 is the Nintendo Beem. Not "Beam", "Beem" with a double...

  • Nintendo Wii 2 Project Cafe controller to sport camera
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    Nintendo Wii 2 Project Cafe controller to sport camera

    By 20 May 2011

    In addition to a front-mounted touch screen, it is now rumoured that the Nintendo Wii 2 (Project Cafe) controller will feature a camera. According to Develop, a source "close to the matter" has claimed that the new joypad sports a front-facing camera...

  • VIDEO: Nintendo Project Cafe (Wii 2) demo leaked
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    VIDEO: Nintendo Project Cafe (Wii 2) demo leaked

    By 18 May 2011

    A video has appeared online that purports to be secret filming from within a Nintendo Project Cafe briefing. Slides showing the new console, formerly known as the Wii 2, are clearly seen, as is a stand-up device itself. However, some games experts suspect...

  • Nintendo HD console on course for E3 unveiling
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    Nintendo HD console on course for E3 unveiling

    By 15 April 2011

    Rumours are heating up that Nintendo will announce its next videogames console at E3 in June. However, many experts are predicting that it will be an all new machine, rather than Wii 2. The strongest speculation suggests that the next console will be...

  • The Nintendo DS family photo
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    The Nintendo DS family photo

    By 17 March 2011

    We've been around for a while here at Pocket-lint, since 2003 in fact, and so, as you can imagine, we've collected quite a bit of stuff over time.  In the case of Nintendo, that's every DS handheld console since it first launched in 2005 - in all it's...

  • Nintendo 3DS load times slower than original DS
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    Nintendo 3DS load times slower than original DS

    By 15 March 2011

    With the Nintendo 3DS having been available in Japan for a few weeks now, there's been plenty of time to tinker with it, and one negative aspect has been unearthed; it loads original DS games markedly slower than a conventional DS Lite. Clearly thanks...

  • Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard
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    Guitar Hero axed by Activision Blizzard

    By 10 February 2011

    It's a cold day at Activision Blizzard, at least for Guitar Hero fans, as the US publisher has decided to close down all production and cease development of the franchise, citing "declines in the music genre" as a primary reason. In addition, the company...

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective  review
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    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective review

    By 24 January 2011

    With all the hoo-ha this week over the upcoming launch of the Nintendo 3DS, with its launch line-up heavy with remakes, reboots, updates and conversions, it strikes us that the games we'll remember from the DS era aren't the usual big name franchises...

  • Nintendo DS becomes all time best-selling gaming system in US
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    Nintendo DS becomes all time best-selling gaming system in US

    By 5 January 2011

    Nintendo has announced that its super-popular handheld gaming device, the Nintendo DS, has achieved the title of the best-selling gaming system in US of all time. The figures are obviously pretty impressive, with over 47 million units sold in the us alone,...

  • UK renders Nintendo DS R4 cards illegal
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    UK renders Nintendo DS R4 cards illegal

    By 29 July 2010

    The London High Court has ruled against game importer Playables Limited, for the import of the infamous R4 (Revolution for DS) cards, which are primarily used to play pirated games on Nintendo's handheld consoles. While they also allow custom, legal code...

  • Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies   review
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    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies review

    By 26 July 2010

    It's almost traditional to start a Dragon Quest review by contrasting the enormous popularity of the series in Japan, where it's a phenomenon on the scale of Star Wars or Harry Potter; with its reception over here, where it's never found the mass appeal...

  • First Look: Nintendo 3DS review
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    First Look: Nintendo 3DS review

    By 16 June 2010

    With the smartphone not just nipping at your heels but biting at them hard, how do you stay one step ahead? Nintendo believes the answer is creating a handheld games console that offers 3D viewing without the need for glasses, but does it deliver the...

  • Nintendo 3DS details leaked
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    Nintendo 3DS details leaked

    By 13 June 2010

    Details have leaked out over the weekend of how Nintendo's newly confirmed handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS, will look when it is expected to be officially announced on Tuesday at the start of E3. According to gaming site Kotaku, who've uncovered a...