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iPhone 5 will Officially Kill Off the Nintendo 3DS

iPhone 5 will Officially Kill Off the Nintendo 3DS

Is it finally time to admit that portable 3D gaming just doesn't work?

If you’ve been following the gaming business over the last year, you know that the Nintendo 3DS, which allows gamers to play titles in 3D without the need for special glasses, has faced a difficult market. In the second quarter of this year, Nintendo sold just 710,000 3DS units worldwide. Even worse, it could only get 110,000 units into homes in the U.S.

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Resident Evil Revelations trailer leaks [Video]

Resident Evil Revelations trailer leaks [Video]

Ebullient gamer-glee this morning, as the Resident Evil Revelations trailer leaks ahead of the title's expected official debut at the Tokyo Game Show next week. Headed to the Nintendo 3DS in early 2012, the game is set in-between Resident Evil 4 and 5 in terms of in-story timeline, and will feature - going by this demo at least - a somewhat unimaginative mixture of busty ladies and skintight wetsuits.

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Nintendo 3DS sales up 260% in US post price slash

Nintendo 3DS sales up 260% in US post price slash

Nintendo has confirmed buoyant sales of the 3DS after the glasses-free 3D handheld saw a significant price slash back on August 12. According to NPD Group's figures, US sales of the Nintendo 3DS surged by over 260-percent following the reduction, in comparison to the previous 19 day period: that amounts to around 185,000 of the portable consoles.

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Nintendo 3DS “Kakuchou Slide Pad” second analog adapter leaks

Nintendo 3DS “Kakuchou Slide Pad” second analog adapter leaks

Nintendo's new 3DS analog pad adapter - which will add a second joystick to the glasses-free 3D handheld - has been leaked, revealing the gadget to be a cradle into which the 3DS slots. Images of the  "Kakuchou Slide Pad" - or "Expansion Slide Pad" - were published in the Japanese Famitsu gaming magazine, Siliconera reports, showing a smaller second stick that can be used with Monster Hunter 3G.

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Nintendo Holding Private 3DS Event in September, New Hardware Possible

Nintendo Holding Private 3DS Event in September, New Hardware Possible

For those of you already in possession of the now price-slashed Nintendo hand-held 3D gaming unit, you should know that even though Nintendo has apologized for the cost reduction to early adopters who'd payed more in the first place, Nintendo may indeed be taking a loss on every unit BUT they're not giving up yet! As evidenced by the flame red 3DS and the oncoming release of flagship game Star Fox 64 3D as well as what's been announced today: a trade event in September centered around the Nintendo 3DS gaming unit.

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Nintendo 3DS sales soar after price slash

Nintendo 3DS sales soar after price slash

Nintendo's price slash to the 3DS looks to have reignited interest in the glasses-free 3D gaming handheld, with sales in Japan reportedly flourishing after the discount took effect. According to figures reported by Famitsu, Nintendo shifted 214,821 3DS units in the week between August 8 and August 14 after having dive-bombed in the months following the device's launch.

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Nintendo 3DS Price Cut to $169.99 Today

Nintendo 3DS Price Cut to $169.99 Today

Whenever there's a price cut of such a magnitude for a device of such importance as the Nintendo 3DS, one would expect there to be a new device coming out OR for the company selling the device in question to be in some sort of big trouble. What we're looking at here instead is a price cut before a brand new color combination is released for the casing on this device. This leads us to believe that either Nintendo had always planned to lower the price to this point immediately before the Flame Red color release OR both the color combination and the price point are now in place to make a renewed move for higher sales in the face of a sinking traditional games market.

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It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

It’s Time to Admit Traditional Gaming Is In Trouble

Each month, the NPD’s report on game sales disappoints. Sales are plummeting in both hardware and software, and many are wondering if it’s a result of the economy or something else. As far as I’m concerned, it’s about time we all admit that it’s something else. The economy might not be helping matters, but the way I see it, the real problem is that gaming habits are changing, and the products that we once bought just aren’t as valuable to us as they once were.

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