Tagged with: Nintendo

Nintendo Unveils the 2DS: A 3DS Without the 3D

Nintendo Unveils the 2DS: A 3DS Without the 3D

Nintendo will be launching a new portable gaming system in October. It's called the Nintendo 2DS. It's a 3DS without the 3D, and it's shaped like a thin piece of cake. "This is an entry-level handheld gaming system," Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Kotaku earlier this week when we got our hands on the ...

iOS and Android Both Earn More From Games Than Vita or 3DS

iOS and Android Both Earn More From Games Than Vita or 3DS

First it was iOS, now Android is pulling in more revenue from gaming than the dedicated handheld console industry. That’s according to the latest report from App Annie and IDC, which estimates that Android’s gaming prowess overtook the combined efforts of Sony’s PSP and Vita, and Nintendo’s DS, DSi and 3DS in Q2 ...

Game Over: The Wii U is a Joke and It’s All Nintendo’s Fault

Game Over: The Wii U is a Joke and It’s All Nintendo’s Fault

Last week, amidst all the “WHO WON E3?!?” talk, all eyes were on Sony and Microsoft. Whether you think that Sony won the next-gen console war already or that Microsoft will be victorious in the end, chances are good you probably weren’t thinking about Nintendo. The big N decided NOT to have an official E3 ...

Nintendo Should Abandon Miiverse, Add in Facebook, Twitter and Vine

Nintendo Should Abandon Miiverse, Add in Facebook, Twitter and Vine

Nintendo is struggling to show consumers why they should be interested in its new Wii U video game console. There is nothing drastically wrong with the hardware; it combines high-definition graphics with an intriguing tablet controller for what should be original and compelling gameplay experiences. It’s not the most ...

Got an Old Wii Fit Board? Turn it Into an Android Smart Scale

Got an Old Wii Fit Board? Turn it Into an Android Smart Scale

Looking to add an intelligent scale to your home? You may already have one and not even know it. Nintendo’s Wii Fit Balance Board can measure your weight, in addition to being used for sports games and exercise apps on the Wii console. The MoDaCo blog notes a free Android app called FitScales taps into Nintendo’s ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

If you haven’t noticed, Nintendo and Amazon don’t play well together. When Nintendo’s newest console, the Wii U, could first be pre-ordered last fall, stores like GameStop and Best Buy jumped at the opportunity to make a quick buck from gamers eager for the first new console in years. But Amazon didn’t, and to this ...

Amazon X-Ray Feature Expands to TV Shows on Kindle Fire and Wii U

Amazon X-Ray Feature Expands to TV Shows on Kindle Fire and Wii U

Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video content. The entire Kindle Fire family will receive the feature and the Amazon Instant Video app on Wii U will get is as ...

OUYA to Launch With NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 Emulation Support

OUYA to Launch With NES, SNES, Nintendo 64 Emulation Support

The OUYA Android-based gaming console is getting ready for its debut: the stated beginning shipping date for Kickstarter backers is March 28. At launch, it sill isn’t clear exactly how many software titles the console will offer, but a new report suggests that at the very least, early backers will have emulators to play ...

Nintendo in Peril: January Wii U Sales Spell Trouble

Nintendo in Peril: January Wii U Sales Spell Trouble

Nintendo now faces the very real prospect of having an absolute flop on its hands. As Microsoft moved an estimated 281,000 Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S. in January to take the top spot for the 25th consecutive month, Gamasutra reports that Nintendo sold “well under” 100,000 Wii U consoles last month. The site estimates ...

How to Get Gamers to Be Okay With No Used Games on Consoles

How to Get Gamers to Be Okay With No Used Games on Consoles

Look—taking away the ability to play used games will always generate some outcry. And so far, consumers have treated the idea of a video game console blocking pre-owned discs as shots fired. For many gamers, it's a consumer-hostile idea forced on the industry by greedy publishers and console makers. Even the faintest ...