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Wii U showreel “borrowed” PS3 and Xbox 360 gameplay, Nintendo admits

Wii U showreel “borrowed” PS3 and Xbox 360 gameplay, Nintendo admits

Nintendo has admitted it used Xbox 360 and PS3 gaming footage as part of its Wii U showreel during the E3 2011 unveil of the incoming console, justifying its inclusion with the excuse that the Wii U itself is still "a year away" from launch. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed the rival footage in a GameTrailers interview (which you can see after the cut) after the Wii U made its official debut.

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Nintendo Wii U: Miyamoto talks multiscreen as specs emerge

Nintendo Wii U: Miyamoto talks multiscreen as specs emerge

Nintendo's new Wii U console launched to mixed reactions, some loving the idea of a sizable tablet-style controller, and others longing for the simple days of a Wiimote. We found the new controller curiously compelling in our hands-on play at E3 2011 yesterday, and now Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been laying out some of the design and gameplay decisions in a new Iwata Asks feature. Meanwhile, hardware specs for the Wii U are gradually becoming clear.

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Wii 2 to be called “Nintendo”; touchscreen controller apparently confirmed

Wii 2 to be called “Nintendo”; touchscreen controller apparently confirmed

Headlines today are likely to be taken up by Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote, but with E3 2011 kicking off in earnest tomorrow, Tuesday June 7, there's Nintendo's big reveal to think about too. The company has already promised its next-gen console will make its debut at the show, and rumors continue to flourish about just what this "Wii 2" will do - and what Nintendo will call it. If you thought "Wii" was an odd one, the latest suggestion is even stranger.

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Microsoft: Xbox 360 sales growth blasts PS3/Wii out of the water

Microsoft: Xbox 360 sales growth blasts PS3/Wii out of the water

Nintendo may be headed into E3 week looking forward to previewing its next-gen console, and Sony may be hoping nobody asks embarrassing questions about hacking, but Microsoft is getting things started early with the claim that it has revolutionized the "long tail" of how long consoles typically keep their shelf freshness. In a period where PS3 sales are slowing, Microsoft claims the Xbox 360 has seen a 29-percent year-on-year increase in sales.

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Does Anyone Else Think Nintendo Is In Deep Trouble?

Does Anyone Else Think Nintendo Is In Deep Trouble?

Nintendo is arguably the most beloved game company in the world. For years now, it has delivered lovable characters, like Mario and Link, outstanding hardware, like the SNES and Wii, and some of the best games to hit store shelves. Its fans are dedicated to the company, and with each new device it launches, they’re more than willing to stand in line to get one.

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It’s Official: Xbox 360 Is the Best Console of This Generation

It’s Official: Xbox 360 Is the Best Console of This Generation

In the video game industry, there have always been debates among gamers over which company delivered the best hardware on the market. Years ago, that debate raged on between Sega and Nintendo fans. After Sega was knocked out of the market, the attention shifted to Nintendo and Sony.

Nowadays, we have our work cut out for us. We need to decide which console -- the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, or Microsoft Xbox 360 -- is the best of this generation.

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Dear Nintendo: Drop the Wii to $100

Dear Nintendo: Drop the Wii to $100

Nintendo has dropped the price of its Wii console to $150. The move is yet another in a long line of strategies on Nintendo’s part to try and ramp up the once-astronomical demand for its console.

The only issue is, I don’t see a $150 price tag on the Wii helping out all that much. The console will undoubtedly see a short-term boost in sales, but this is a long-term game. And over the long-term, I simply don’t see any way for Nintendo to maintain high demand for its console.

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Nintendo slashes new Wii package to $150; outs “Nintendo Selects” game range

Nintendo slashes new Wii package to $150; outs “Nintendo Selects” game range

Nintendo may have the Wii replacement coming next year - tipped to be the Wii 2 "Stream" - but it still has to sell the first-gen console if it wants to turn its dire 2010 financial performance around. In that spirit the company has slashed the suggested retail price of the Wii to $149.99, and as of May 15 will be bundling Mario Kart along with a Wii Wheel accessory.

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