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Nintendo posted $92m Q1 loss – Wii U sales up but didn’t help

Nintendo posted $92m Q1 loss – Wii U sales up but didn’t help

Nintendo Wii U was picking up some steam in the quarter by selling 510,000 units; three times more compared to the same period last year – however the spike did not help Nintendo to avoid operating loss of 9.47 billion yen (about $92.4 million). Nintendo's popular handheld 3DS, which has a cult like following has stumble down by 41% in sales from a year ago. 3DS games are also down by 22%.

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LeapTV video game system gets kids to move and have fun

LeapTV video game system gets kids to move and have fun

Ask any parent and they will most likely put "playing games in front of the TV", or even with a tablet, at the bottom of their list. But what if you could get kids learn while they're playing, and keep on moving while they're playing? This is the kind of thinking that led LeapFrog, who specializes in all kinds of electronics for kids, to develop LeapTV, a video game console, you can't really call it a "box", that is designed to get kids' bodies and minds moving.

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PS4 DualShock 4 controller gains wireless support on PS3

PS4 DualShock 4 controller gains wireless support on PS3

The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller just scored a bit of additional functionality, at least for those who own a PlayStation 3 -- wireless support on the older generation console. The news surfaced by way of Reddit user shafiggy16, who posted the update on the /r/PS3 subreddit.

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GTA V to skid into PS4, Xbox One and PC this Fall

GTA V to skid into PS4, Xbox One and PC this Fall

The much awaited, and perhaps long delayed, version of Rockstar's record-breaking game is finally heading to town. After enjoying a successful run on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will soon be available on the current generation Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as the PC.

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Sony E3 2014 news: PlayStation TV, white PS4, and YouTube inbound

Sony E3 2014 news: PlayStation TV, white PS4, and YouTube inbound

Sony has wrapped up its E3 2014 conference, and over the course of those couple hours we got a look at all sorts of upcoming titles, as well as some new hardware inbound for the United States (among other regions) and perks for PlayStation Network users.

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White PS4 Destiny Bundle arrives September 9

White PS4 Destiny Bundle arrives September 9

Sony is in the throes of its E3 press conference, and during such it just announced that a white PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle is set to arrive on September 9. This exclusive bundle will, obviously, include the game Destiny as well as a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial membership.

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Loadout shooter game heading to PS4

Loadout shooter game heading to PS4

On the PlayStation blog today, it was announced that Loadout, the insane free-to-play shooter game that lets gamers get as awkward as they do violent, will be arriving on the PlayStation 4. The game is arriving to Sony's offering as a console exclusive.

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Sony E3 press conference to be streamed in movie theaters

Sony E3 press conference to be streamed in movie theaters

Sony will be giving gamers a new option for watching its upcoming E3 press conference: your local movie theater. The company announced on its blog today that a live version of its PlayStation E3 2014 press conference will be shown at movie theaters across the United States, bringing with it some extra content and exclusive footage.

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Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

China is really everyone's darling market these days. Just after Microsoft announced that it plans to make its Xbox One consoles available in the country, Sony has formed two new ventures that heralds the coming of the PlayStation, in one form or another, to the formerly closed gaming market of China.

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Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One will get support for real names, external drives, and turning SmartGlass phones and tablets into universal remotes with OneGuide support in an update in June, Microsoft has announced today. The new system update for the console will address some of what Microsoft says are the most-requested features, such as expanding storage when the Xbox One's own internal drive is full.

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Nintendo planning new consoles for emerging markets

Nintendo planning new consoles for emerging markets

In 2015 Nintendo will roll out new game consoles for emerging markets, President Satoru Iwata revealed today. The business move is its latest effort to boost customer numbers in light of its lagging Wii U. The emerging markets will get entirely new consoles.

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Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

During Nintendo's financial conference today, the company's Satoru Iwata introduced a Skylanders-esque NFC-equipped Mario figurine, something that is part of the NFP: Nintendo Figurine Platform. The figurines will be fully debuted and detailed at the upcoming E3 event.

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