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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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Nintendo 3DS update delayed to December 8

Nintendo 3DS update delayed to December 8

Nintendo has delayed its 3DS update, set to bring 3D video recording and more to the dual-display handheld gaming console before the end of November, though the new functionality will still arrive in time for the holidays. According to Nintendo, the 3DS system update will now drop on December 8, with the "final stages of internal testing" blamed for the delay.

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Pink Nintendo 3DS announced with nintendogs in tow

Pink Nintendo 3DS announced with nintendogs in tow

For a product that was in a bit of trouble for having low sales the first few months it was out, Nintendo's 3DS is certainly continuing to release the iterations, today's announcement on a special packaged game and color combination, namely pink! The Nintendo 3DS in Pink joins the already available Flame Red 3DS bundled with Super Mario 3D Land and the also just announced Hyrule-toting Zelda edition of the gaming system, this team taking on the United States market this holiday season. And what's better than pink Nintendo 3DS? A pink Nintendo 3DS with a puppy game in the box!

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Zelda 3DS special edition set for USA release

Zelda 3DS special edition set for USA release

It is finally time all you lovers of the Zelda series who've put off picking up a Nintendo 3DS for long enough, time for the Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS to hit US shores, complete with black casing, gold accents, and Ocaria of Time 3D right there in the box. Thus far the rumors have been that this would only be an international release - and indeed up until now you'd have had to think about importing one later this month here to the USA, but what we're hearing today is that both Best Buy and GameStop will be carrying the package come Black Friday. That's the 25th of November, next week, if you're keeping track, and we're guessing you'll want to get to the store rather early the day before and tent up if you plan on being there in time to grab one.

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Nintendo 3DS set to beat DS first-year sales

Nintendo 3DS set to beat DS first-year sales

This week its appearing quite possible that regardless of doubts in its success and the whole price slash situation, the Nintendo 3DS may well surpass its DS predecessor's first year sales. It is important to note first of all that even though the price cut didn't make everyone on the streets happy, sales did rise significantly. Sales started to soar come August of this year, and now according to the NPD Group the system has passed the 1.65 million units sold mark in the USA putting the device right on track to beat out the original in the same span.

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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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