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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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Nintendo 3DS sales hit 3.61m: 2010 net income down 66.1%

Nintendo 3DS sales hit 3.61m: 2010 net income down 66.1%

The Wii 2 may be off in 2012, but Nintendo is also talking about its current range, including sharing sales figures for the 3DS. According to the company's latest financial results [pdf link], Nintendo sold 3.61m 3DS along with 9.43m games to play on it; that pales in comparison to the DS, which Nintendo sold 17.52m of and almost 121m games.

Nonetheless, sales for hardware and software overall were down in comparison to the previous year, with net sales for the twelve month period up to 2012 being 1,014 billion yen, down 29.3-percent, and net income of 77.2 billion yen, down 66.1-percent year-on-year.

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Nintendo confirms Wii replacement in 2012; Preview at E3 2011

Nintendo confirms Wii replacement in 2012; Preview at E3 2011

Nintendo has announced [pdf link] it will release its next games console, the successor to the Wii, in 2012, with the first preview of the new hardware at E3 2011 in early June. Confirmed in a new investor note, the unnamed console - referred to in rumors as the Wii 2 - will seemingly drop sometime after March 2012, given Nintendo has not included it in its current financial forecasts.

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