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  • Nintendo looking at smartphone gaming to save business
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Gaming

    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
    Online

    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
    Gaming

    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...