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After Rocky Start, Nintendo Cuts Wii U Sales Projections

After Rocky Start, Nintendo Cuts Wii U Sales Projections

While the Wii U won't be an instant flop like the Virtual Boy, sales projections released by Nintendo show it probably won't match the runaway sales success of the original Wii, either. Nintendo sold 3.06 million Wii U units worldwide from its November launch through the end of 2012. That's nearly as much as the 3.19 ...

Chinese Government Considers Revoking 12 Year Video Game Ban

Chinese Government Considers Revoking 12 Year Video Game Ban

Chinese officials are said to be in the process of reviewing a ban on gaming consoles that was established in 2000, potentially opening up a massive untapped market for the likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to China Daily. A source within the Ministry of Culture told the paper: “We are reviewing the policy ...

Nintendo Breathes New Life Into Wii U With Game Announcements

Nintendo Breathes New Life Into Wii U With Game Announcements

Well! That was a surprise. It started slow, but today's Nintendo Direct broadcast brought absolutely massive news from the Japanese giant, with no fewer than seven new games announced (and one remake). We now know what Nintendo is going to be showing at E3, and what to expect from Wii U this year. Here's everything that ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 20, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 20, 2012

Just over a month after the Wii U launched in North America, Nintendo is finally adding one of the console’s most unique features in an update later today: TVii. TVii lets you look up your favorite shows or movies, add them to your list of favorites and discover new content – all through the GamePad controller. Once you ...

Nintendo Wii U’s TVii Launches Thursday, Lacks Some Features

Nintendo Wii U’s TVii Launches Thursday, Lacks Some Features

We've been waiting for the Wii U's cable box/television-controlling TVii features to make it since the system launched late last month. As of Wednesday, it'll finally be here. But without a few key components. The big omission is DVR capabilities through TiVo. That's the only way to use the Wii U as a DVR, so it's still not ...

Nintendo’s Wii Fit U Coming in Early 2013

Nintendo’s Wii Fit U Coming in Early 2013

Buried amongst Nintendo America's amusing (and often silly) Direct presentation from today comes news of the next iteration of its popular lifestyle experience: Wii Fit U. Outside of a few brief screens and a very vague first half of 2013 release window, not much is known about the updated title save for one bit -- an ...

This Is How Microsoft’s Kinect Actually Works

This Is How Microsoft’s Kinect Actually Works

In 2010, Microsoft unveiled a new Xbox 360 accessory it said would change the way gamers played. The Kinect was the first motion controlled gaming system that didn’t require a controller, instead allowing players to use their whole body to move the game. While the Nintendo Wii popularized motion controls with its ...

Nintendo’s Iwata ‘very sorry’ for Wii U’s launch omissions

Nintendo’s Iwata ‘very sorry’ for Wii U’s launch omissions

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has apologized for the Wii U's missing features at launch. "Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box," Iwata told IGN in an interview published yesterday. "So I feel very sorry for the fact that ...

Xbox creator: It’s hard for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to ignore the Apple experience

Xbox creator: It’s hard for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to ignore the Apple experience

Ed Fries, co-creator of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console, believes it is harder for gaming platform makers Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to ignore the gaming and app experience that Apple has created, highlighting the iPhone and iPad maker’s creation of a platform that is easy to develop for and affordable for gamers. In ...

The Wii U’s quest to save living room couch multiplayer

The Wii U’s quest to save living room couch multiplayer

Forget all the talk about the unique tablet-turned-gamepad controller in Nintendo's new Wii U game console. Forget, as well, the highly hyped possibilities of dual-view second-screen gaming. The real triumph of the Wii U is in its advocacy for a nearly lost concept -- same-room multiplayer gaming. Yes, a reasonable amount ...