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Nintendo 3DS holds bestselling title with highest single-month sales in 2013

Nintendo 3DS holds bestselling title with highest single-month sales in 2013

Nintendo's 3DS handheld gaming system has had a long run of sales-based success in the United States, having held the title of best-selling game system in the US for a solid six consecutive months now. The latest numbers from October sales are in, and with them come a new boasting right for the 3DS -- the highest sales among gaming systems in a single month thus far this year.

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Nintendo 3DS SpotPass messaging nixed due to misuse

Nintendo 3DS SpotPass messaging nixed due to misuse

It's not unusual for services meant for innocent activities to end up being used for...not so innocent activities. Such was the case with Nintendo's Swapnote SpotPass feature, a messaging system that allowed images to be directly swapped with others. As can be imagined, the service was used to swap things Nintendo would prefer not to be part of its service, and after some time of deliberation, it was ultimately decided that the entire feature would be nixed.

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Nintendo 3DS gets Hulu Plus streaming service

Nintendo 3DS gets Hulu Plus streaming service

It has been a long time coming but Nintendo has finally announced this week that the 3DS portable game console has access to streaming service Hulu Plus. I say Hulu Plus finally comes to the Nintendo 3DS because way back in October of 2011 was the first time we heard Hulu Plus was coming to Nintendo's portable 3-D game system.

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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y arrive on Nintendo 3DS October 12

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y arrive on Nintendo 3DS October 12

Way back in early January, Nintendo teased 3DS owners with some teaser content for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, promising that it would arrive for the console later this autumn. Such a time has come around, with the Japanese company updating their announcement with a solid date -- this coming Saturday, October 12. The installments will also be arriving for the Nintendo 2DS, which launches on the same date.

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Skylanders Swap Force coming to Nintendo 3DS

Skylanders Swap Force coming to Nintendo 3DS

It's been a while since we talked about Skylanders Swap Force video game. Activision announced back in February that the video game would be launching this fall. With fall very nearly here, some new details about Swap Force have surfaced including the fact that it's coming to the Nintendo 3DS this fall.

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Nintendo 2DS unveiled: 3DS compatible in a dual-screen slate form factor

Nintendo 2DS unveiled: 3DS compatible in a dual-screen slate form factor

Nintendo has unveiled the latest entry into the 3DS family of devices. This one will be arriving as the Nintendo 2DS and as the name would imply, this one is not 3D. The Nintendo 2DS will be available beginning on October 12 and those looking to make a purchase will be able to choose between red and blue.

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Nintendo 3DS designated best selling game system in US again

Nintendo 3DS designated best selling game system in US again

The Nintendo 3DS has had a good run in recent months, and this past month is no different. Says the company in a press release sent out on Thursday, the Nintendo 3DS has earned the title of best-selling video game system in the United States for its third month in a row. Such an accomplishment is being attributed to the game Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

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Nintendo Wii U and 3DS game gush starts with Animal Crossing Plaza

Nintendo Wii U and 3DS game gush starts with Animal Crossing Plaza

This morning the folks at Nintendo have released a new collection of games for their two premiere gaming systems: the Nintendo Wii U and the handheld Nintendo 3DS. What constitutes as a second-half push for 2013 begins with the Wii U's iteration of Animal Crossing Plaza. This game will continue the Animal Crossing saga with cross-device compatibility and QR-code fun.

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Wii U sales plummet: Just 160,000 sold in last quarter

Wii U sales plummet: Just 160,000 sold in last quarter

Nintendo sold just 160,000 Wii U units in the last quarter, a huge slump of more than 50-percent compared to the previous three month period. The sluggish demand, which bring total lifetime sales of the Wii U to 3.61m units, was blamed on "few key first-party titles" by Nintendo [pdf link], with a mere 1.03m software sales in the same period.

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Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

It seems as if this moment couldn't come any sooner, as Nintendo is finally releasing a black version of their 3DS XL handheld gaming system. Nintendo has previously released colored models with black trim and such, but this will be the first all-black version to hit retail, and it's coming on the same day as the release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on August 11.

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Nintendo 3DS StreetPass update tries to coax social play with 4 new games

Nintendo 3DS StreetPass update tries to coax social play with 4 new games

Nintendo has pushed out a new update for the 3DS, boosting the StreetPass Mii Plaza app with more games, customization options for Mii characters, and more. The update, pushed out from today, includes four new games, though Nintendo isn't actually bundling them free: instead, owners will have to pay for them, either $4.99 apiece or $14.99 for the quartet.

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Nintendo E3 2013 keynote presentation recounted: franchise after franchise

Nintendo E3 2013 keynote presentation recounted: franchise after franchise

As titans like Microsoft and Sony brought forth new waves of games for their next-generation consoles coming later this year, Nintendo brought on an E3 2013 presentation with franchise continuations for the console they'd already had on the market for months: Wii U. Showing up via live video feed from Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto, President and CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata spoke on the future of the Nintendo Wii U, 3DS, and all games in-between. Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Monolith Soft bring the power to this conference.

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