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Nintendo Pearl Pink 3DS launching for Valentine’s

Nintendo Pearl Pink 3DS launching for Valentine’s

Nintendo has announced plans to release the pink 3DS - previous sold only as part of an nintendogs bundle - as a standalone color option, unsurprisingly hoping to cash in on Valentine's Day with the $169.99 handheld. Set to go on sale on February 10, the Pearl Pink 3DS is functionally identical to the existing consoles, which means glasses-free 3D, integrated WiFi and access to the Nintendo eShop.

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Nintendo reveals 61% profit dive; Wii U on sale by holiday 2012

Nintendo reveals 61% profit dive; Wii U on sale by holiday 2012

Nintendo's fortunes go from bad to worse, with poor sales of the 3DS and Wii between October and December contributing to a 61-percent drop year-on-year of profits, and the Wii U not expected until the very tail-end of 2012. Nintendo announced 40.9 billion yen profit for the three month period, going on to predict full-year losses more than three times greater than previously expected. In fact, Nintendo reckons it may be facing a 65 billion yen ($838m) loss in all, considerably higher than its earlier 20bn yen estimates.

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3DS to get new eShop game demos tomorrow

3DS to get new eShop game demos tomorrow

I think one of the best things to ever happen to console gaming on the Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 were game demos. I can’t tell you how many video games I have purchased over the years that just sucked. Few things are worse to a gamer than dropping money on a new game and finding out it's not fun. Thankfully, you can grab the demo and never worry about that with many games today.

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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 prepping Wii U eBook store and courting iOS devs says source

Nintendo prepping Wii U eBook store and courting iOS devs says source

Nintendo is reportedly not only preparing an app store for the Wii U, the company's next-gen console scheduled for launch this year, but an ebook platform for distributing game guides, digital magazines and more. The company has already approached publishers and developers about the Wii U ereader store, ForgetTheBox's source claims, and is considering offering its back-catalog of out of print "Players Guides" for titles like Super Mario World free to download to Wii U gamers.

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Facebook games are repetitive says Nintendo president

Facebook games are repetitive says Nintendo president

Nintendo North America president Reggie Fils-Aime has again dismissed speculation that the company will release versions of its titles for other platforms, including Facebook, though the chief exec does admit that Nintendo is experimenting with "other forms of monetization." Ever outspoken, Fils-Aime argues social gaming platforms like Zynga "deliver the same experience all the time"; "doing the same thing over and over again is no longer fine" he told AllThingsD.

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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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Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo 3DS users get free Boingo Wi-Fi access

Nintendo and Boingo forged a partnership that will offer Nintendo 3DS users free Wi-Fi access at 42 airports in North America where Boingo provides wireless hotspots. Unlike the yet to be released PS Vita, the Nintendo 3DS does not offer a cellular version and has relied on Wi-Fi connections for surfing the web, downloading games and videos, and to access the Nintendo Zone for promotional offers, coupons, and game previews.

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Nintendo: Miyamoto “no intention of stepping down”

Nintendo: Miyamoto “no intention of stepping down”

Reports that Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto was step away from game development are false, the Japanese company has insisted, saying the well-respected exec "has no intention of stepping down." Claims of Miyamoto - responsible for starting the Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda franchises, among others - retiring had been spawned after a Wired interview in which the developer apparently indicated he was keen to take on a "smaller project"; Nintendo's share price was hit strongly, dropping 2-points - more than double the Nikkei average - and forcing the company to issue a clarification.

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