Earlier this month we mentioned that Nintendo had a new Pokémon videogame coming for its 3-D portable the Nintendo 3DS on October 12. October 12 was last weekend and Nintendo is offering up some statistics for the videogame for its first two days of availability. Nintendo launched the game simultaneously around the world.
Nintendo has launched a new online store, taking the 3DS, Wii U, and the new 2DS handheld direct to gamers complete with the promise of exclusive accessories and games unavailable through regular retailers. The store, currently only available in the UK, is part of Nintendo's attempt to own its gaming and sales experiences, even as retailer enthusiasm cools on its range.
Chances are this holiday season will be rough for Nintendo with both Sony and Microsoft set to launch next generation consoles. You can bet just about every gamer out there will have one of those two consoles on their holiday wish list leaving Nintendo with a tiny fraction of holiday sales with its aging and unpopular Wii U. Nintendo is trying to get some attention for its game console this holiday season with the announcement of three new hardware bundles.
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.
The war for dominance over the eighth console generation will soon be on. Nintendo has a head start with millions of devices sold, but starting next month, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will hit store shelves, unleashing what will surely be a hotly contested battle between the firms.
But I’m here to tell you, before the industry has even had a chance to get all three devices on store shelves, that the PlayStation 4 will be the winner this console generation.
If you spent any time playing games on Nintendo consoles over the years, you've probably played a game in the Zelda franchise. Nintendo has announced that it has remastered one of the most popular games in the franchise in HD for the Wii U. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop.
So you're in the mood for playing games from 9 different consoles from the past couple of decades, but you want to do it all on one device - you're in luck. There's a device with just that set of features aimed at appearing on the 10th of December, and it goes by the name Hyperkin RetroN 5. This machine will be released in both the USA and in Europe at the same time, so they say, and it'll be appearing at less than a hundred bucks - with several key improvements since its last appearance at E3 2013.
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.
This week the folks at Nintendo have announced that they'll be giving the Wii U a tune-up just in time for the release of both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft-made Xbox One. This reboot of sorts is not one of hardware, but of price: the Wii U Deluxe Set will be cut down $50 to a total of $299.99 starting on the 20th of September. The company has also made clear that this change is to bring a "greater value" to the market, not mentioning the impending wave of competition they'll be defending against nearer the end of this year.