Tonight we’ll hear more from Nintendo on what their financial results mean, but for now, number sticks out above the rest: $100 Million Dollars. According to David Gibson, Senior Analyst and Regional Head, Macquarie Research Japan, he’s got the early word on Nintendo’s biggest acquisition in recent history.
There’s very little detail out there in the wild today regarding the just-announced titles Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, but some bits are a given. This game is code-named "ORAS," per the fan community and per Nintendo’s Japan-based portal for the game, it being given a URL with "ORAS" in it from the start.
There’s little doubt that Nintendo is taking this unique time in their own history to flex their software muscle. With the release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, the company takes the extremely well-selling Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire - originally made for the Game Boy Advance back in 2003 - and revitalizes them for the new age.
There’s been little positive in the way of Nintendo hardware today as the company reports slowing sales on both their handheld 3DS and the Wii U. Speaking up on sales of the Wii U - on sale since November of 2012 - Nintendo made clear they’ve sold a total of 6.17 million units.
The company that dared to re-imagine the original NES now have their product available for pre-order. Analogue, who rebuilt the NES with a stunning aluminum case, is now ready to bring it to the world. If you’ve got a bunch of old NES carts sitting around collecting dust, it may be time to reinvigorate your 8-bit joy.
The folks at Amazon interested most in making certain they’ve got the largest cross-section of Android-based apps possible have let it be known that Pokemon TV has hit their device library. In the Amazon Appstore, users will be able to access Pokemon TV starting this week. This app will allow users to access a library of more than 700 episodes of Pokemon TV shows spanning 16 seasons.
Nintendo 3DS owners will have a new game to check out early next month called Mario Golf: World Tour. The game is set to launch on May 2 for the Nintendo 3DS, and will work on the Nintendo 2DS as well. At launch, the game will feature 10 courses and 126 holes for gamers to enjoy. Nintendo has also given the game lots of multiplayer capability.
After 25 years as a consumer electronic device, the original Nintendo Game Boy is cemented in our collective memories as a ground-breaker. This tiny (in its day) handheld machine was released in Japan on April 21st, 1989, debuting in North America in August of that year.
Gamers all around the world are looking forward to the launch of the game Watch Dogs. We knew that the title was coming to the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One game consoles for a while. The game is also going to be available for PC gamers. Not long ago the minimum and recommended specs for PCs were released. Ubisoft had stated that the Watch Dogs game was coming to the Wii U, but that game was later delayed.
Today in a special edition of Nintendo Direct, the game maker announced the upcoming arrival of the new title Tomodachi Life, a Mii-based game that allows gamers to turn their friends and relatives into the game's characters. The game is set to arrive for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS in the near future.
With respect to the Google Doodles archive of every Doodle since the year 1998, I must request that Google archive the Google Maps Pokemon Adventure as well. It’s likely Nintendo wouldn’t have people continuing to use their Pokemon characters for much longer than a week or two outside their immediate jurisdiction, but it would be so, so very nice if they would have a change of heart.