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Pokemon Fancy Pattern Vivillon to mark 100m GTS trades

Pokemon Fancy Pattern Vivillon to mark 100m GTS trades

Pokemon players are nearing 100 million swaps using the Global Trade Station (GTS), the Pokémon Company has confirmed, with an exclusive Fancy Pattern Vivillon being promised to celebrate the milestone. The limited edition character for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be unlocked when trades pass the 100m point, using the game's international swapping service on the Nintendo 3DS.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire pre-orders appear

Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire pre-orders appear

This week the folks at several retailers have begun listing pre-orders for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. These games are re-boots of the original Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, the 3rd-generation Pokemon family that takes place on a virtual island known as Hoenn.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire details: 3D to 3rd-gen

Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire details: 3D to 3rd-gen

There’s very little detail out there in the wild today regarding the just-announced titles Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but some bits are a given. This game is code-named "ORAS," per the fan community and per Nintendo’s Japan-based portal for the game, it being given a URL with "ORAS" in it from the start.

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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 3DS’ next X and Y

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: 3DS’ next X and Y

There’s little doubt that Nintendo is taking this unique time in their own history to flex their software muscle. With the release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, the company takes the extremely well-selling Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire - originally made for the Game Boy Advance back in 2003 - and revitalizes them for the new age.

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Nintendo cash down: can Mario Kart 8 make up for lost time?

Nintendo cash down: can Mario Kart 8 make up for lost time?

There’s been little positive in the way of Nintendo hardware today as the company reports slowing sales on both their handheld 3DS and the Wii U. Speaking up on sales of the Wii U - on sale since November of 2012 - Nintendo made clear they’ve sold a total of 6.17 million units.

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Mario Golf: World Tour tees off May 2 for 3DS

Mario Golf: World Tour tees off May 2 for 3DS

Nintendo 3DS owners will have a new game to check out early next month called Mario Golf: World Tour. The game is set to launch on May 2 for the Nintendo 3DS, and will work on the Nintendo 2DS as well. At launch, the game will feature 10 courses and 126 holes for gamers to enjoy. Nintendo has also given the game lots of multiplayer capability.

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GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

GBA games hit Wii U and 3DS: here’s the first wave

There’s a whole new (old) wave of games coming to Nintendo’s current collection of modern consoles. Both the GameBoy Advance and the Wii U will be getting a set of games throughout April, starting this week with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, and Advance Wars. If you’ve played the last on that list of games, you know why the full collection of GameBoy Advance titles has been long awaited on a Nintendo digital front.

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Nintendo free to play games start with Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball

Nintendo free to play games start with Steel Diver: Sub Wars and Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball

Nintendo is trying its hand a free to play games with the launch of the first two free to play titles it has ever offered. The two games include a submarine game and a baseball game. The sub game is called Steel Diver: Sub Wars and the other game is Rusty's Real Deal Baseball.

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Disney Magical World trailer for 3DS: Animal Crossing x Mickey Mouse

Disney Magical World trailer for 3DS: Animal Crossing x Mickey Mouse

There's a game by the name of "Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life" out in Japan this season that's headed - soon - to the United States with a different title: Disney Magical World. This game is licensed by Namco Bandai and has already rung up a cool 500,000 copies sold, according to Nintendo Life, across the (comparatively tiny) country of Japan. Now that it's headed for the USA, it's looking like this title might just spark up some additional interest in the platform it'll run on - the Nintendo 3DS.

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Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo is betting on closer development of the Wii U console with its replacement for the 3DS, including faster cross-platform game coding, to turn the company around, with no plans to license characters like Mario out to third-party titles. The strategy for the next-gen handheld is to use Nintendo's newly-combined home and handheld development teams and harmonize the architecture of each, making them "like brothers in a family of systems" CEO Satoru Iwata suggested. In fact, that "family" could end up growing significantly as a result, he predicts.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

This morning the creator of the Nintendo multiplayer franchise Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, has posted a single screenshot of a next-generation game. This game will almost certainly exist inside the Super Smash Bros. universe, and due to the fact that the Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are coming in 2014, rumors are flying wildly. Sakurai suggests only that this pic does not show “a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”

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Nintendo finally considering “smart device” gaming as Wii U flops

Nintendo finally considering “smart device” gaming as Wii U flops

Nintendo has confirmed it is "studying" the potential for smartphones and gaming, with company president Satoru Iwata admitting that it is "thinking about a new business structure" in the face of appalling Wii U sales. The Japanese gaming firm was forced to predict whole-year losses of $335 million - having previously guesstimated a $950m profit - after it said demand for the touchscreen console dropped by around 70-percent compared to earlier estimates. However, Iwata argued, it's not just a matter of porting classic Nintendo titles to iOS and Android.

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