If you are a Nintendo fan that still plays online games on your Wii or DS consoles, Nintendo has some bad news. Nintendo will be ending some functionality for its Wi-Fi Connection service starting in May of 2014. That is only about three months from now and the portions of the service ending will have a significant impact for players.
Nintendo is looking to steal some business away from 3rd party resellers like Gamestop or Game n' Trade with its own refurbished online store. Its new refurbished store currently only offers slightly blemished Nintendo 3DS and Nintedo DSi XL systems, but soon it may offer even more products like the Wii U. While the refurbished online store will be beneficial to consumers, it will be detrimental to businesses. Luckily for businesses around the world, Nintendo's refurbished store is only available in North America.
Today, we're finding once again out that crime doesn't pay - or at least it does for a little while until you get busted. One Nintendo counterfeiter, named James Success Brooks, is more than likely facing time in the slammer after Nintendo discovered he was selling counterfeit Wii and DS games online. According to Croydon Guardian, Brooks sold these games online between 2009 and 2011, raking in around £600,000 ($960,120) in the process.
Being a Pokemon trainer can be rough, especially if you made some bad decisions throughout your journey. Sure, that Pidgey was cute, but cute doesn't matter much when that same Pidgey has to go up against something like a Dragonite. Luckily, Nintendo is here to give you an edge in battle, provided you're willing to show your support for the Pokemon franchise and purchase Pokemon Black and White 2 early.
The Nintendo DS is finding all sorts of uses outside of gaming, from school use to museum touring. And now the handheld can fill a new role in Toyota vehicles. In Japan, Toyota has begun offering a game card called Kuruma de DS, which allows DS owners to pair their handheld with their Toyota Smart Navi car navigation system so that the DS can be used like a remote control by passengers.
A new Nintendo patent application uncovered from the USPTO reveals that the company plans to further extend the use of its gaming consoles in tour guiding. Nintendo had previously outfitted the Louvre so that its 3DS could guide tourists through the museum and now this new patent application shows plans to use the DS with an overhead tracking system to provide more extensive guiding functions.
Nintendo has announced that they’ll be bringing a new Pokemon game for the Nintendo DS to the United States, called Pokémon Conquest. The game will be a locally translated version of an exisiting Pokemon game in Japan, Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition. The game will also be playable in 2D on the Nintendo 3DS, and be released on June 18th.
She's been dubbed "Britain's oldest gamer" but Kit Connell she doesn't "feel a day over 80." Part of the strategy to her youthful spirit and sharp mind? She plays her Nintendo DS a few hours a day. And she's pretty active with it too, owning around a dozen games that she regularly rotates between. There are probably DS owners half her age (hell, even one-tenth her age) who probably can't compete.
The Nintendo DSi isn't what you'd expect teachers to want in classrooms, but that may change as the handheld gaming device explores new uses in education. Along with Japanese telecom company NTT, Nintendo is testing speech-to-text and speech recognition technology on the DSi for students with hearing impairment or other disabilities.
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.
According to new data from mobile analytics firm Flurry, Apple's iOS and Google's Android devices have now taken command of the US portable gaming market. Together, they control 58 percent of the industry's revenue in 2011. That's a huge jump from just two years ago when the Nintendo DS held 70 percent of portable gaming revenue.