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Old-school N64 and DS games hit Nintendo Virtual Console for Wii U

Old-school N64 and DS games hit Nintendo Virtual Console for Wii U

Nostalgia overload! Nintendo is adding N64 and Nintendo DS games to its Virtual Console for the Wii U. Now you can play Super Mario 64 without having to dig a dusty N64 console out of the closet, you can play it right on your Wii U! The Wii U Virtual Console service lets you play a range of games from other consoles, especially consoles that have been long gone. It's particularly great for those of us who don't have the luxury of space or money to keep a library of consoles from the "glory days" of 90's and 2000's gaming.

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Wii and DS online play restored with unofficial server

Wii and DS online play restored with unofficial server

Back in February, Nintendo announced that Wii and DS gamers would lose access to online play, something that spurred an outcry and, it seems, an industrious effort to avoid the change. Though today WiFi Connection goes dark, the option to play online remains.

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June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

NPD has released its report of video game sales data for June 2012, and like the months before, it isn't all that pretty. Overall sales of both hardware and software were down 30% year-over-year, dropping from $989 million in June 2011 to $699 million last month. Hardware was the biggest loser, falling a whopping 45% to just $201 million in June.

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Nintendo to finally implement data recovery for stolen consoles

Nintendo to finally implement data recovery for stolen consoles

Having your console or handheld stolen is never a fun thing to deal with, but at least with Sony and Microsoft, recovering all of your downloaded apps and games once you get a new console is relatively easy. With Nintendo, data recovery is nearly impossible, as there isn't much of an account system to be found on the Wii, DS, or 3DS.

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Nintendo confirms Pokemon Black and White 2

Nintendo confirms Pokemon Black and White 2

Have we finally reached the point where Nintendo has run out of colors for which to name its Pokemon RPG titles? After it chose black and white for the last installment, it seemed like that might be the case. Now it seems even more that way, as the next two entries in the franchise will be named Pokemon White 2 and Pokemon Black 2. However, the naming may not be entirely due to the fact that there are only a few colors left to choose.

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Nintendo Pokemon director hints at impending announcement

Nintendo Pokemon director hints at impending announcement

Pokemon Black and White continue to sell through at impressive levels, even though the hardware they were released on has been usurped by the Nintendo 3DS and, shortly, the PlayStation Vita. Of course, though, the formidable Nintendo franchise has kept its strength because of its continuous churning out of new titles, and it appears the next game announcement may be coming soon.

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Nintendo acquires video software company Mobiclip

Nintendo acquires video software company Mobiclip

In the increasingly common world of startup acquisitions, Nintendo is usually not a major player. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, etc are usually the ones making news for snatching up a specialized technology company to better integrate its services into future software and products. This is because Nintendo is usually not on the front lines of emerging tech, but this time it's a different story as the Mario company has just acquired a company called Mobiclip.

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Nintendo 3DS passes 4m US sales milestone

Nintendo 3DS passes 4m US sales milestone

Nintendo has sold four million 3DS consoles in the US, the company has announced, as well as hitting new sales records on three titles, Mario and Zelda, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7. The milestone - which actually means the 3DS sold faster than the Wii did in its first nine months of launch, despite the glasses-free 3D handheld's pre-price-cut lull - put the 3DS in second place to the Wii in the US last year, with 4.5m of the motion-controlled consoles being sold.

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Nintendo has moved 50M DS units since launch

Nintendo has moved 50M DS units since launch

Nintendo has been leading the portable gaming market for years since it launched the dual screen packing Nintendo DS. Nintendo has passed along some new numbers for the DS that come by way to stats tracking firm NPD and they show the DS is still selling very well. The Nintendo DS has now sold 50 million units since it was launched.

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Nintendo DS Lite slashed to $100; Mario goes red in June

Nintendo DS Lite slashed to $100; Mario goes red in June

Nintendo has cut the price of the DS Lite console to $99.99, a $30 reduction from its previous RRP. The handheld - which has been superseded technically by the Nintendo 3DS but remains on sale as a budget, 2D-only option - is still a strong seller, with Nintendo shifting 17.52m (and almost 121m games) in 2010.

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Nintendo 3DS sales hit 3.61m: 2010 net income down 66.1%

Nintendo 3DS sales hit 3.61m: 2010 net income down 66.1%

The Wii 2 may be off in 2012, but Nintendo is also talking about its current range, including sharing sales figures for the 3DS. According to the company's latest financial results [pdf link], Nintendo sold 3.61m 3DS along with 9.43m games to play on it; that pales in comparison to the DS, which Nintendo sold 17.52m of and almost 121m games.

Nonetheless, sales for hardware and software overall were down in comparison to the previous year, with net sales for the twelve month period up to 2012 being 1,014 billion yen, down 29.3-percent, and net income of 77.2 billion yen, down 66.1-percent year-on-year.

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Nintendo 3DS sold 400k units the first week

Nintendo 3DS sold 400k units the first week

Nintendo launched its 3DS not too long ago and the console sold pretty well to start with. In Japan the PSP beat the 3DS one week in sales, but that was related to a new PSP game that was popular in Japan. New details on the 3DS sales figures have surfaced this week that show Nintendo had a good opening week of the new game console.

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