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  • Nintendo sees record sales, profits despite recession

    Posted May 7, 2009 - 10:26 am

    Nintendo achieved record sales and profits in the year to March as consumers around the world snapped up its Wii console and DS handheld despite the recession, it said Thursday.
  • Wii console sales hit 8 million in Japan as growth slows

    Posted April 22, 2009 - 10:34 am

    The console has outsold its competition two-to-one in Japan, and remains popular although sales are starting to slow.
  • Beam ESPN Content to Your Nintendo DS

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    Nintendo plans to update their Nintendo Fan Network's wireless sports news service by partnering with ESPN to ante up the content and branding profile.
  • Nintendo sold 600,000 DSi handheld in Europe, US at launch

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 11:26 am

    Sales of Nintendo's DSi handheld device reached around 300,000 units in both Europe and the U.S. during its first two days on sale last week, the company's president said Thursday.
  • Wii Sports Resort coming in June in Japan, July overseas

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 11:16 am

    Wii Sports Resort, the sequel to the hugely successful Wii Sports game, will go on sale this June in Japan and a month later overseas.
  • Nintendo, Microsoft prevail in joystick patent lawsuit

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 11:16 am

    A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against Nintendo and Microsoft that alledged the two companies infringed on a joystick patent.
  • Nintendo revises down outlook as profits slip, yen bites

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Nintendo saw improved sales of its Wii and DS in the last three months of 2008 but revised down its full year sales and profits outlook due to the strong yen.
  • Nintendo DS software device back on sale in Akihabara

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 10:29 am

    The R4 Revolution device that allows users to play cloned Nintendo DS software is back on sale in Akihabara after legal action designed to stop sales.
  • Nintendo's Wii to get video channel in 2009

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 10:06 am

    Nintendo plans to launch a video channel for its Wii console in 2009, it said Thursday.
  • Nintendo's Miyamoto on Wii Music

    Posted November 4, 2008 - 9:09 am

    Nintendo doesn't announce anything until the launch has been decided. So rest assured, we are working on the titles that will cater to those needs. When it comes to those titles that's the area that Nintendo will show its best ability but we're not able to make certain announcements on launch timing but please look forward to them. Unfortunately I cannot promise you which titles we are going to announce.
  • Nintendo sales up outside Japan but profit forecast cut

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 12:55 pm

    Nintendo enjoyed higher demand for its console and handheld gaming platforms during the April to September period, but the strong Japanese yen has pushed it to cut its full-year net profit forecast, it said Thursday.
  • The Nintendo DS's dirty little 'secret'

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 10:53 am

    The R4 isn't just the key to pirate booty. The homebrew community has latched onto this elusive, illicit device too. Yes, some unsavory sorts pirate software, but indie game designers are crafting their own DS software and sharing it freely with the world.
  • Hands on with Nintendo's DSi

    Posted October 3, 2008 - 11:19 am

    The newest addition to the Nintendo DS family, DSi, has clearer sound quality and a surprisingly sharp image quality when in photo mode. That and the fact that users can have much more fun with software on the DSi may be enough reason for Nintendo to entice consumers to snap up its latest handheld game console.
  • Nintendo's DSi 'probably' hitting US in 2009 says Iwata

    Posted October 3, 2008 - 9:53 am

    With less than a month to go until Nintendo's new DSi hits the shelves of Japanese retailers, gamers in the rest of the world are wondering when they might see the revised DS. Nintendo hasn't given a clear answer to that question but indications are that it won't be going on sale outside of Japan anytime soon.
  • Nintendo to launch new handheld DS-i this year

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 12:45 pm

    Nintendo is refreshing its two-year old DS Lite handheld device with a new version that's thinner, has dual-digital cameras and will be out before the end of the year -- at least in Japan.
  • Small gestures: Talking to tomorrow's tech

    Posted September 30, 2008 - 11:28 am

    The Wii's success is truly phenomenal. All but dead in the console race three years ago, Nintendo is now leaving Sony and Microsoft in the dust. The biggest reason, aside from its low price: its easily mastered, gesture-based interface.
  • Report: Nintendo to launch new DS with camera, music player

    Posted September 28, 2008 - 8:07 pm

    Nintendo plans to launch a new version of its popular DS portable gaming device with a camera and music player function, according to a report in the Sunday edition of The Nikkei Business Daily.
  • Wii storage solution coming, 'better' than a hard drive

    Posted September 9, 2008 - 7:48 pm

    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, always the outspoken gaming exec, on Monday teased that Nintendo was indeed working on a Wii storage solution, with the cryptic caveat that it would be "better than" a hard drive.
  • Nintendo sales, profit surge on Wii, DS

    Posted July 30, 2008 - 9:48 am

    Nintendo reported strong growth in its sales and profit during the April to June quarter thanks to the popularity of its Wii console and DS handheld gaming device -- although sales of both devices dropped in Japan.

  • How about a Wii bit more storage, Nintendo?

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    Every company off-site retreat that we have, our gaming aficionado brings several consoles for the rest of us to play with, and the Wii always draws the biggest after-hours crowd. It's an amazing piece of technology. So why is it that Nintendo can't pack more than half a gigabyte of storage into its system?
  • Game consoles contain environmental hazards, says Greenpeace

    Posted May 20, 2008 - 2:17 pm

    Games consoles contain toxic chemicals that would not be allowed in young childrens' toys, even though the technology to eliminate them is available, according to a study by environmental lobby group Greenpeace. However, manufacturers are starting to eliminate some toxic chemicals from their products, Greenpeace said.

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