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Nintendo cancels 3D TV service and Aqua Blue 3DS

Nintendo cancels 3D TV service and Aqua Blue 3DS

When Nintendo first launched the 3DS, a separate 3D TV service was announced for Japan called "Itsu no Ma ni Terebi". The service was launched in June last year and served up short video clips of 3D content to viewers for free. Nintendo has announced that they’re planning to cancel the service on June 20th, only a year after it first launched and with a million viewers served.

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Wii U games to see digital and retail launch parity

Wii U games to see digital and retail launch parity

Nintendo will offer full Wii U games both in-store and by digital download from launch, though pricing and exact availability for the console won't be revealed at E3 2012 as hoped. Speaking in a financial results briefing after announcing Nintendo's first ever annual loss, president Satoru Iwata confirmed that the company would begin full game sales via the eShop on the 3DS from August, ahead of full parity between physical retail and digital sales for the upcoming touchscreen console.

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Nintendo 3DS firmware update goes live, allows game patching

Nintendo 3DS firmware update goes live, allows game patching

An important firmware update has just been pushed out to Nintendo 3DS owners. In addition to adding a new folder-structure feature to allow users to organize their downloaded apps and games, it changes a fundamental piece of the 3DS software architecture, making it possible for Nintendo to release patches for specific games in the future, something that should have probably been available from day one.

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4.5 million Nintendo 3DS portables sold in the US

4.5 million Nintendo 3DS portables sold in the US

Nintendo has announced sales numbers for the 3DS in the United States in its first year. According to Nintendo, it sold 4.5 million units during the first year the 3DS was available in the states. That is almost twice as many than the number of Nintendo DS units were sold in the first year. Nintendo attributes much of the success of the 3DS to popular video games that launched throughout the first year the 3DS was offered.

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Nintendo promises splashy launch for NFC-toting Wii U

Nintendo promises splashy launch for NFC-toting Wii U

Nintendo's Wii U will have NFC functionality and digital download support, president Iwata Satoru has confirmed, promising a better splash for the next-gen console having "learned a bitter lesson from the launch of the Nintendo 3DS." Speaking to investors and analysts after revealing dire financial results for the last quarter, Satoru revealed that NFC short-range wireless had been added to the Wii U's specs, supporting payments, reading tags embedded into "cards and figurines", and more. Meanwhile there'll also be a new Nintendo Network account service, allowing multiple users to have their own separate profile on the Wii U.

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Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D heads to 3DS

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D heads to 3DS

One of the most popular Konami game franchises that has been around for a long time is Metal Gear Solid. A new version of one of the older PS2 titles is ready to head to the Nintendo 3DS game console soon. The game is called Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. The game is an updated version of a PS2 classic, and it has some interesting features.

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Nintendo 3DS gets Game Boy Advance games in market – sort of

Nintendo 3DS gets Game Boy Advance games in market – sort of

When the original $250 USD version of the Nintendo 3DS was released, not just one whole heck of a lot of people purchased it - but those of you who did were promised 20 free downloadable games, 10 of them NES games that have now been available to play since September 2011, the rest being Game Boy Advance games and announced this week as being available for your downloading delight. This was all part of what Nintendo called an "Ambassador" program for those mad about grabbing the 3DS before the great price drop also known as "woops we didnt realize you didnt want to pay that much" early in the device's life - now the joke is yours! These games include such greats as Wario Land 4 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong - what treats!

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The Louvre museum and Nintendo team for 3DS guided tours

The Louvre museum and Nintendo team for 3DS guided tours

One of the most famous art museums in the world is the Louvre in France. The museum is famous for more than its art collection; one of the most noticeable landmarks is the glass pyramid out front. The museum and Nintendo are working together on a project that allows the visitors to the museum to use the Nintendo 3DS for guided tours of the exhibits.

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New 3DS Ambassador Program games available for download in Japan

New 3DS Ambassador Program games available for download in Japan

Yesterday we talked about the new old school video games that Nintendo had announced were being added to the 3DS Ambassadors program for the people that purchased the 3DS early at regular price. The new list had a bunch of games from the GBA and Game Cube to choose from. If you are an ambassador program member in Japan, you can get some of those games right now.

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Nintendo confirms more game titles for 3DS Ambassador program

Nintendo confirms more game titles for 3DS Ambassador program

The Nintendo 3DS has sold decently with sales since the price cut going up significantly. The downside to that price cut was that the folks that had already purchased at full price felt slighted. To fix that issue Nintendo launched the 3DS Ambassador Program where people that purchased early could get a bunch of free games they can download.

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Nintendo 3DS system update rolls out

Nintendo 3DS system update rolls out

If you own a Nintendo 3DS a new software update is now available for the portable console that brings with it some new features. That update was originally expected last month and then Nintendo said it would land December 8. That would have made the roll out start tomorrow. For whatever reason, the update is available today, a day before expected. That is certainly better than another delay in the roll out.

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Nintendo racks up big sales on Black Friday

Nintendo racks up big sales on Black Friday

Nintendo has a bunch of new bundles and video games that launched just in time for Black Friday. We talked about several of the new bundles and games already. Among the new bundles were the pink nintendogs 3DS bundle, the black 3DS Ocarina of Time Zelda bundle, and a red Super Mario 3D Land bundle. Along with those bundles was the launch of some anticipated games.

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