Nintendo has revealed two new 2DS bundles aiming to push Pokémon for the holidays, building on the multi-million selling Pokémon X and Pokémon Y as the company tries to claw gaming attention away from Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The two deals, each priced at $149.99, will respectively pair with the X or Y version of the latest Pokémon game with a red or blue 2DS handheld.
Nintendo has pushed word this week that they'll be continuing to create the Nintendo 3DS XL with an interesting twist: Mario and Luigi up top! This machine works the same as the original Nintendo 3DS XL, but in this case you'll find Mario and Luigi peering around the sides of the box and rolling through inside the machine itself as well. This design change will only exist in a special bundle package with a name reflecting the gold.
We're certain you did not expect to see the name Nintendo 64 in your news feed today, but there it is - revived by the company called Lekki. This machine will be sold by the company in a collection of new colors never available with the console's standard run. While users were able to get a black/gray unit as well as some particularly flashy bright yellow Pokemon style runs, this release (unofficial, non-Nintendo sanctioned, mind you), will come in a set of white-topped colored-bottom units.
Nintendo is in trouble this holiday season. There. I said it. After all, someone had to, right?
With the gaming industry abuzz over the launch of not one, but two consoles in the course of a week, Nintendo has been trying to get at least some attention from the media. Like the person in the back row trying to be seen in a picture, there’s no getting out of the way of Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. And Nintendo doesn’t appear to have the firepower to change that.
Nintendo hasn't been doing that well of late on the gaming market with most of its gaming hardware. The Nintendo Wii U isn’t selling well at all leaving Nintendo without a horse in the next generation console race. One of the only bright spots in the Nintendo hardware line has been the 3DS portable console.
The console wars have always been heated, but at least one person appears to have taken them entirely too seriously. Though he hasn't been publicly named, the Sankei News is reporting that early this year, Nintendo received death threats against two of its executives, something that was later followed with bomb threats against the company's headquarters.
Nintendo is known for its family-friendly leaning, and the characters of Super Mario Bros. are cute enough to make us forget they inhabit a world filled with carnivorous plants. This isn't the case in an alternative-esque series by screenwriter Evan Daugherty, who wrote and directed four short movies in a miniseries called "The Four Players." In Daugherty's world, we see our childhood nostalgia from an entirely too adult reality, complete with grungy sets and dark personal stories.
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.
Nintendo has announced some very nice updates for are inbound for the Nintendo 3DS game console. The system update will bring several new features, including the ability to combine a balance on the Nintendo eShop from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles. This means that gamers who have account balances on either console can spend the money where they want.