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Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Consoles Over Black Friday Week

Nintendo Sells 1.5 Million Consoles Over Black Friday Week

While Black Friday is over and done with, and we're knee-deep in the savings that come with Cyber Monday, it looks like Nintendo made a killing off the Black Friday week. They sold plenty of consoles, which include members of the DS family, as well as the Wii home console. They sold enough, in fact, that the company feels like a formal press release is the right thing to do. Some may call this bragging, but then again, when you've sold as many consoles as Nintendo did, there might be a little room to do that.

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Nintendo Japan announce DS price cuts; new colors for DSi LL

Nintendo Japan announce DS price cuts; new colors for DSi LL

Nintendo have slashed prices on their DS-range of gaming handhelds, together with outing a few new colors for the DSi LL.  In Japan, the DS Lite will be cut from 16,800 yen ($183) to "open pricing" (where retailers are free to set their own figures) while the DSi will fall from 18,900 yen ($206) to 15,000 yen ($164).  Meanwhile the DSi LL will fall from 20,000 yen ($218) to 18,000 yen ($197).

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Nintendo 3DS Might Not be Called 3DS According to Satoru Iwata

Nintendo 3DS Might Not be Called 3DS According to Satoru Iwata

We really, really like the name 3DS. It's got a ring to it, if you ask us. And, let's face it: it gets right to the point. After all, we can pretty much assume that Nintendo will go ahead and place their new handheld gaming unit in the DS family, so why not just go straight for the jugular, and name it what we've all come to know and love? Apparently, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata doesn't feel the same way we do.

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Game piracy costs Nintendo 45% of Euro DS game sales

Game piracy costs Nintendo 45% of Euro DS game sales

Nintendo are blaming rampant piracy for a 45-percent drop in European DS game sales, pointing to so-called "magicom" or "R4" cartridges - which bypass copy protection and allow downloaded game ROMs to be played on the handheld - as the primary cause.  The hacks have previously been a significant issue in Japan, but have more recently spread to Europe; Italy, Spain and France are particular hotspots, apparently.

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iPhone OS grabs US game market share from PSP & DS

iPhone OS grabs US game market share from PSP & DS

When is a games console not a games console?  When it's an iPhone or iPod touch, of course, and while Apple may only list gaming as a partial purpose of their devices, that hasn't stopped iPhone OS from picking up a growing chunk of the market.  Software analysts Flurry have stepped up with some new figures that suggest Apple's iPhone OS has seen its US video game software market share increase five-fold between 2008 and 2009.

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Nintendo DS2 details leak: bigger, higher-res screens, accelerometer, late-2010 launch?

Nintendo DS2 details leak: bigger, higher-res screens, accelerometer, late-2010 launch?

Nintendo's DSi XL isn't even on US shelves yet, and already gamers are prodding developers to find out details about the next-gen handheld.  News on the Nintendo DS2 was top of the list for RPad.TV when they hit up GDC 2010, and they've managed to extract a few choice nuggets in the process.  The DS2 - the official name of which nobody would, or could, spill - will apparently keep its dual-displays, but the panels will be larger, higher-resolution and have so minimal a gap between them that titles will be able to in effect use them as a single, big screen.

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