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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... >>

The Nintendo Wii is dead in Japan, production to end soon

The Nintendo Wii is dead in Japan, production to end soon

By 1 October 2013

The death of the Nintendo Wii is upon us...at least for Japan, anyway. Cheesemeister, a Twitterer who often tweets Japanese-to-English translations for things like game events, recently noticed a message on Nintendo Japan's website that claimed production... >>

Nintendo: 3 million Wii U consoles sold, misses 5.5m goal

Nintendo: 3 million Wii U consoles sold, misses 5.5m goal

By 30 January 2013

Following the launch of the Wii U last autumn, Nintendo has seen less than expected sales for its first console in six years. The low sales have resulted in the Japanese company cutting its profit forecast for its fiscal year ending March 31. Citing the... >>

China reviewing 13-year games console ban, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony poised

China reviewing 13-year games console ban, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony poised

By 28 January 2013

Reports have emerged that the Chinese government is considering lifting a ban it imposed on videogames consoles more than a decade ago. In 2000, authorities made illegal the sale and import of games machines because of the potential harm to the physical... >>

Nintendo Accessory Set for Wii U adds stylus and screen protection

Nintendo Accessory Set for Wii U adds stylus and screen protection

By 17 January 2013

In the hope of protecting your precious gaming device, Nintendo has announced a $12.99 Accessory Set for the Wii U, which includes a pen stylus, protective screen jacket, and cleaning cloth.  Available 14 February from retailers in US and Canada, the... >>

Customisable Christmas: Gifts for gamers

Customisable Christmas: Gifts for gamers

By 19 November 2012

Buying a gift for a gamer is not as easy as it might sound. They already have a games console and they'll have pre-ordered that AAA game title long before the tree has been bought or the turkey ordered. If you want to be canny this year, it's time for... >>


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