New Nintendo Switch models are on the way, sources say, and they won't cost you an arm and a leg.
Yet another source claims that Nintendo will launch a cheaper Switch model this summer.
To Nintendo, the innovative part of Labo VR isn't the screen, it's the inputs.
China's Tencent has won a key approval to start selling the Nintendo Switch in the country, paving the way for the console to enter the world's largest video games market two years after it was first released worldwide.
And 'Quality of Life' is apparently dead
Nintendo cut its forecast for the Switch in the fiscal year, saying it will now sell only 17 million Switch units by March 31, rather than 20 million.
The company has apparently looked at producing a Game Boy-like case that would turn your mobile device into a working version of the classic handheld console, complete with D-pad, buttons, the whole thing.
WSJ cites "suppliers," admits most hardware specifics have not yet been locked down.
It's a time of optimism and transition at Nintendo, where brisk sales of the Switch have bolstered its bottom line and new leadership signals a fresh approach to the market. Shuntaro Furukawa, the new president, told the Nikkei that one of his plans is to pursue mobile gaming with more vigor, aiming to build it into a billion-dollar business.
Nintendo's latest videogame machine, the Nintendo Switch, is winning fans for both its lineup of popular games and its flexibility-it works as both a living-room console and a hand-held device.
Wall Street Journal
Nintendo will release its long-awaited new console, the Nintendo Switch, on 3 March. It will cost US$299.99 in the US and JPY29,980 yen in Japan.
Gamers in Japan, home of Nintendo's Pokemon, are still impatiently awaiting the launch of the smash-hit Pokemon GO game but the government is already preparing for an invasion of little cartoon monsters, issuing a safety warning.
Japanese newspaper Nikkei has published a rumor that the Wii U will soon be ceasing production to make way for the upcoming NX. Nintendo is now denying that report.
Long-serving Nintendo executive Tatsumi Kimishima will be appointed president of the firm following the death in July of Satoru Iwata.
Japanese videogame maker Nintendo made its first annual operating profit in four years, which beat its forecast as well as the market's.
Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has issued a profit warning amid weaker-than-expected Wii U console sales.
Japan's Renesas Electronics said Friday it will close a plant that makes system LSI chips for Nintendo's game consoles and other consumer electronics after failing to find a buyer for the facility in Tsuruoka in northern Japan.
Nintendo's new Wii U console had a tough holiday launch, and its 3DS handheld continues to struggle.
The Black Friday glad tidings from consumer electronics makers continued on Tuesday, with Sony announcing a big rise in US sales and Microsoft reporting a record week for its Xbox 360 console and Kinect controller. The news followed Nintendo's announcement on Monday of receord sales of its Wii and 3DS gaming machines.
The Financial Times
Nintendo has forecast its first annual loss in at least 30 years after the yen reached a postwar high and the new 3DS console had weaker-than-expected sales.
Bloomberg (via Businessweek)
"Nintendo 3DS has not been selling as expected since the second week [of availability], and this is not just in the Japanese market but also in the US and Europe, where no direct impact from the great earthquake has occurred," said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
Video games giant Nintendo has seen its annual profits slump by 66%, hurt by a strong yen and a drop in sales.
"US day-one sales numbers for Nintendo 3DS were the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history," Nintendo said in a statement. The company promised more detailed stats on April 14, when NPD Group will release a report about the month's video game sales.
I fear our business is dividing in a way that that threatens the continued employment of those of us who make games," said Satoru Iwata during a keynote address at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. "Is maintaining high value games a top priority, or not?"
New York Times
Nintendo says it will ship about 1.5 million units of its 3DS console in the first month after debut, promising to avoid the huge shortages seen with the launch of earlier versions, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told the Nikkei in an interview ahead of the February 26 release in Japan of the device.
AFP (via Google)
Nintendo warned that young children shouldn't play three-dimensional games on a hotly anticipated new game device, citing possible health risks and raising concerns about a technology that many hoped would boost the appeal of 3-D entertainment in the home.
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