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Nintendo’s new diet: A health kick to bulk up revenues while trimming your waistline

Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, outlined a new 10-year strategy for the company, which includes focusing on improving people’s quality of life, or “QOL” for short. In the letter sent to shareholders and investors today, Iwata remains vague about the videogame company’s plans, but says it has set “health” as a new theme for its first… Read More

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Nintendo and HTC score a win against patent trolls

Nintendo and HTC have both landed a win against patent trolls, thanks to a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The two companies were included in a massive ruling by the commission, which held that complaints of patent infringement from a trio of patent trolls over a patent for a “High performance microprocessor having… Read More

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Nintendo expects to lose $323M in Q4 after selling just 2.8M Wii U consoles in 2013

Nintendo warned investors about less-than-stellar financial results earlier this month, and the company wasn’t kidding. Nintendo today released its latest earnings report for the three-month period ending Dec. 31, 2013. The game giant did post a net income of $93 million, however, the Wii U’s struggles continue to hurt Nintendo. The earnings revealed that the… Read More

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Watch: Hackers use the Wii U GamePad to stream PC games

This week at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress, a small group of hackers figured out a way to reverse engineer a Wii U GamePad to allow streaming of PC games directly to the controller. The hack is pretty neat, which manipulates the communication between the GamePad and its host controller, allowing gamers to play PC games… Read More

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Nintendo brings Wii Mini to the U.S. for $99

A more basic and cheaper version of Nintendo’s original Wii is making its way to the United States. The Wii Mini, originally released in Canada Europe during the past year, will retail at $99 and hit shelves this month — just when Sony and Microsoft launch their next-generation consoles. Unlike the original Wii, the Wii… Read More

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PlayStation 3 rules global console market in build-up to new generation

Sony sold 2 million PlayStation 3 consoles worldwide in the latest quarter, continuing the 7-year-old console’s late surge as Sony and Microsoft prepare to release their next-generation entertainment and gaming machines next month. Sony reported the number this morning as part of its quarterly earnings release. By comparison, Microsoft sold 1.2 million Xbox 360s for the… Read More

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Nintendo stock falls 8 percent, biggest drop in 24 months

Nintendo saw its stock fall eight percent in Tokyo — the biggest drop in two years — after the game giant was excluded from the Nikkei 255 Stock Average. Nintendo was expected to enter the Nikkei 225, Japan’s most prominent average of equities, as the company’s stock hit a two-year high in July in anticipation of the… Read More

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Nintendo’s new 2DS gaming handheld will sell for $130

Nintendo is trying a new approach in the market for handheld gaming. No, it’s not launching Mario and Zelda games for smartphones or tablets. The company plans to release a new handheld gaming device, the Nintendo 2DS, which it describes as an entry-level gaming system, selling for $129.99 and launching on Oct. 12. The new 2DS… Read More

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Mobile game spending crushing Wii U, Vita titles

With more than half of us now sporting smartphones, more and more people can purchase and play mobile games. That means you don’t have to own a Nintendo 3DS or PlayStation Vita to game on the go, and new data reveals how exactly that’s hurting the traditional handheld gaming companies. App Annie and IDC just… Read More

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Xbox 360 vs. Wii vs. PS3: Who won the console wars?

Sony’s earnings report yesterday provided some of the final pieces of data to answer a question that goes back to 2005: Will the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii prevail in the video-game console wars? Eight years later, it turns out the answer isn’t as clear as we might have hoped. Nintendo raced out… Read More