Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Announces Red Color for 3DS and new Wii Sports Resort Bundle

Nintendo Announces Red Color for 3DS and new Wii Sports Resort Bundle

Nintendo just announced the 3DS will be available in new “Red Flare” on July 14, 2011. Aqua and Cosmo Black will still be available. A new software bundle was also announced for the Wii; it will include the console, the game Wii Sports Resort, the usual Wii controller, and a second controller in Aqua. The new Wii bundle will be available in white and black bundles, and is scheduled for release on the 23rd of June.

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PokeMon Black and White Announced for Nintendo 3DS Pokedex 3D in Tow – for FREE!

PokeMon Black and White Announced for Nintendo 3DS Pokedex 3D in Tow – for FREE!

During Nintendo's E3 2011 they ran through a barrage of games that included classics from the original Nintendo all the way up to the 3DS, for which they announced an enhanced version of PokeMon Black and PokeMon White, both of them including a brand new enhanced Pokedex (that being the wiki dictionary you use in the game to collect monster information.) This new Pokedex should enhance the game to a level where players of previous versions or even the first iterations of Black and White will want to move over to this device just to get a taste of the new system.

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Nintendo 3DS firmware update and eShop coming June 6

Nintendo 3DS firmware update and eShop coming June 6

The 3DS eShop firmware was previously expected to land on June 7. Nintendo has now announced that the firmware update will be hitting North America on the evening of June 6, a few hours before we expected it. The update is free and will be offered via the WiFi connection integrated into the 3DS and your home broadband network. The update will add some very cool and welcome features.

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Sony NGP speculative specs shaved to cut costs

Sony NGP speculative specs shaved to cut costs

The Sony NGP sounds like it will be a very cool portable game system. Sony is hoping that the NGP will be able to compete with the Nintendo 3DS in sales the way the original PSP was never able to compete with the Nintendo DS. Whether or not the competition will be what Sony hopes for remains to be seen. So far, we really don't know all the official specs for the NGP. We do know a few things though like the console is supposed to come in 3G or WiFi versions.

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Custom content coming to Nintendo 3DS via Best Buy and Nintendo

Custom content coming to Nintendo 3DS via Best Buy and Nintendo

The Nintendo 3DS is an interesting portable console for people to enjoy. We posted up our review of the console back in March when it first launched. We liked the 3DS, buy talented the eShop wasn't available yet. That eShop is set to launch on June 7 to allow users to buy download games and content directly from the 3DS. Nintendo and Best Buy has now announced that as of the eShop launch on June 7 they will be providing custom download content for the portable console.

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Nintendo 3DS eShop landing on June 7

Nintendo 3DS eShop landing on June 7

The Nintendo 3DS is a cool little handheld and when we got our hands on it for a review back in late March we liked it well enough. We did have a few complaints though. The most notable was the lack of the digital eShop to buy download games and other stuff. If the lack of the digital shop is what has kept you from picking the 3DS up, that omissions will be remedied very soon. Engadget reports that the 3DS eShop will be available starting on June 7.

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Guy gets 3DS Augmented Reality card tattoo

Guy gets 3DS Augmented Reality card tattoo

We have seen tech fans get some weird tattoos over the years. Back in December we talked about the guy who got the Verizon logo tattooed on his hand. That was certainly a geeky tattoo, and now we have a guy, who has had another even geekier tattoo drawn on his forearm. The tattoo in question is something that many Nintendo 3DS owners will recognize.

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Nintendo 3DS sales “weaker than expected” admits CEO

Nintendo 3DS sales “weaker than expected” admits CEO

Nintendo may have described the launch of the 3DS as having "a smooth start in sales at its launch" in its recent financial results, but company president Satoru Iwata made no disguise of his disappointment with the 3D handheld's market success when speaking to investors. "Sales of the 3DS have been weaker than expected since the second week of launch in the US and Europe" he said at a briefing, the WSJ reports, dipping after satisfactory first week sales.

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Does Nintendo Hate Money?

Does Nintendo Hate Money?

Many people would agree that Nintendo has some of the most recognizable software titles in the market. There was a time when proprietary software titles were necessary to differentiate a hardware gaming platform. Title drivers as we call them, were an important part of gaining interest in one companies console over another. The world is different now and I think Nintendo is missing out on a huge opportunity.

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