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Nintendo has no plans to stop production on Wii U gaming console

Nintendo has no plans to stop production on Wii U gaming console

On Wednesday, Japanese newspaper Nikkei said that Nintendo is going to cease production on its Wii U gaming console for clearing the way for the approaching Nintendo NX console.

According to Nikkei, the main reasons behind Nintendo’s move to cease production on the Wii U would be fading popularity and poor sales particularly knowing the massive success of its predecessor, the Wii.

As per the reports, the development of the console is difficult because of the Wii U and its tablet-like controller’s unique nature. The company would apparently be planning to clear inventory for making space for Nintendo NX.

NES turns 30 on October 18

NES turns 30 on October 18

Gamers in the US are celebrating 30th anniversary of Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Exactly three decades ago on October 18, first home console of Nintendo was released in the US.

NES by Nintendo provided a platform to a number of classic franchises. There was a time when gamers love to play games like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros on the console. NES gave gamers many things to remember.

NES was originally released by Japan in 1983, but it took over two more years to get the first NES in the US. On October 18, 1985, the console was launched with just about $50 million test launch in New York City.

Nintendo Working on Games That People Can Play Without Having Nintendo Hardware

Nintendo Working on Games That People Can Play Without Having Nintendo Hardware

It is known that young gamers have increasingly put aside their Wii wands for smartphones and tablets. For years, console maker Nintendo has stuck to those wands and the strategy that made it one of the world’s top game makers selling consoles and handhelds linked to games featuring the mustachioed plumber Mario and the perpetually endangered Princess Zelda.

They and other Nintendo characters inhabit a closed world that requires anyone who wants to play a Nintendo game to have a Nintendo machine.

With the growing popularity of free mobile games the company lost almost ¥59.3 billion ($495 million) over the three fiscal years that ended in March 2014.

Nintendo to have five games on smartphones

Nintendo to have five games on smartphones

On Friday, Nintendo said in an investor presentation in Japan that the company is looking forward to bring Mario, Luigi and Link on smartphones by 2017. According to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, the company will focus on bringing five games out on smartphones by the end of the following fiscal year. The company's fiscal years run from April 1 to March 31.

He also said that the games would not be mobile ports of titles that are already present. These will be new games designed with the touch interface in mind, he added.

Nintendo enters alliance with DeNA to develop new games for mobile devices

Nintendo enters alliance with DeNA to develop new games for mobile devices

On Tuesday, Japanese electronics and gaming company Nintendo announced that it is entering an alliance with Japanese mobile game company DeNA Co.

DeNA, which is based in Tokyo and was founded in 1999, has a reputation of an innovator and is one of the most successful of a new generation of Japanese technology companies. The company develops and operates a broad range of mobile and online services including games and e-commerce.

Nintendo has tied-up with DeNA in order to develop games for mobile devices. The alliance will combine Nintendo's intellectual property and game development skills with DeNA's expertise in mobile games.

Both the companies will focus on building apps for smart devices and setting up a worldwide membership service to launch this fall.

Nintendo’s newest Pokemon game breaks sales records in Australia & NZ

Virgin Mobile announces double-data offerNintendo’s newest Pokemon game, Pokemon X & Y, has become the company’s fastest selling titles in Australia and New Zealand.

The videogame giant announced that it sold more than 100,000 copies of the newest Pokemon X & Y game in Australia and New Zealand within a week after the launch of the game.

The recorded sales figure broke records created by Nintendo’s previous games in the region. Nintendo’s Pokemon Black & White had sold 80,000 copies in a week after launch.

Nintendo sold just 160,000 Wii U in second quarter

Nintendo sold just 160,000 Wii U in second quarterJapanese gaming major, Nintendo has seen a slowdown in the demand for its newest latest games console during the second quarter in the global markets.

Nintendo’s Wii Mini console to hit UK stores on March 22

Nintendo’s Wii Mini console to hit UK stores on March 22In a recent confirmation about the availability of its Wii Mini console in the UK, Nintendo said that its overhauled, pint-sized gaming console - which essentially will be a smaller version of the company's original Wii console - will hit the UK stores on March 22.

The Wii Mini console is effectively a scaled-down classic Wii, whose size has been reduced marginally and it has a black casing with red band. The console will come along with shiny red Wiimote and Nunchuck controllers.

Wii U Gamepad’s dual screens idea was thought before tablets, Iwata

Wii U Gamepad’s dual screens idea was thought before tablets, IwataSatoru Iwata, the president of gaming giant Nintendo has responded to the indications circulating on the internet that the Wii U Gamepad is a copy of Apple's iPad tablet, by saying that the company thought of the idea for dual screens prior to the release of tablets.

Hulu Plus app now Available on Nintendo’s Wii U console

Hulu Plus app now Available on Nintendo’s Wii U consoleEver since Nintendo's recent launch of its new Wii U gaming console, the owners have been seeing a `not accessible' Hulu Plus app icon on the console's menu. Now, that icon has finally become accessible, as Hulu Plus has officially come aboard the Wii U!

With the Hulu Plus app having been officially launched on the Wii U console now, Hulu subscribers will henceforth be able to make use of the video streaming service from their consoles.

Wii U flying off store shelves; Nintendo trying to keep pace with demand

Wii U flying off store shelves; Nintendo trying to keep pace with demand With the Sunday-launched Nintendo Wii U gaming console flying off the store shelves, GameStop has revealed that the console has already sold out at its stores worldwide, while some other stores have also reported that they are running low stocks of the device.

However, for the Nintendo aficionados who wish to purchase or gift the Wii U during the holiday season, Scott Moffitt - Executive VP of Sales and Marketing at Nintendo of America - has promised that more units of the console are being shipped.

Wii U boats HD graphics, enhanced performance

Wii U boats HD graphics, enhanced performanceNintendo's new Wii U console will probably be one of the most preferred devices during the holiday shopping season this year; thanks largely to the fact that the console marks a notable overhaul of the company's Wii console with high-definition graphics and enhanced performance, and brings on hard-core gaming titles to attract old-hand gamers.

Why Nintendo’s new Wii U console may not see long-term success

Why Nintendo’s new Wii U console may not see long-term success With Nintendo apparently all set to launch its new Wii U console in the US this Sunday, some early reviews of the system by a few analysts have implicitly revealed that the console will probably not witness long-term success.

About the reasons why Nintendo appears to have set the Wii U console for failure, analysts are of the opinion that the console has quite a few shortcomings, especially when compared to the overall gaming experience on rival platforms, like Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation system.

Nintendo 3DS currently shipping at its highest volume ever

Nintendo 3DS currently shipping at its highest volume everThe last-week-released details by Nintendo about the first half of its current fiscal year underscored the success of the Nintendo 3DS; with the company revealing that it was shipping nearly 19-21 million units of its handheld consoles every 12 months post 3DS, as compared to the shipment of 14-18 million handheld units every 12 months before the outrageously successful Nintendo DS was released.

Nintendo slashes original Wii cost by $50 before Wii U’s November release

Nintendo slashes original Wii cost by $50 before Wii U’s November releaseWith Nintendo set to release its new Wii U gaming console in November, the company revealed in an announcement on Monday that it is slashing the cost of its original Wii console by $50; with the result that he console will now cost $130.

Nintendo announces its ambitious TVii platform

NintendoAnnouncing a notably ambitious platform at its recent press conference, Nintendo unveiled its highly impressive, home-entertainment-centric TVii effort, underscoring a substantial advancement of the company’s family-oriented approach to gaming.

The announcement of Nintendo TVii came as a big surprise at the company’s press event, which chiefly pivoted around the disclosure of the pricing of its forthcoming Wii U console as well as it launch date.

Early buyers of Pokemon Black and White 2 to get ‘free’ Genesect

Early buyers of Pokemon Black and White 2 to get ‘free’ GenesectWith Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 set to release in about a month's time, Nintendo has recently revealed its plans to give a Genesect - a rare, scary-looking Pokemon - `free' to the early buyers of the game.

Genesect is a well-known bug and steel type Pokemon, which was unveiled even before the launch of the original Black and White title; and happens to be the last Pokemon listed in the Unova and the National Pokedex.

Trailer for a hacked version of Super Mario Galaxy 2 leaked online

Trailer for a hacked version of Super Mario Galaxy 2 leaked onlineThe trailer from a new hacked version of the Super Mario Galaxy 2 game is now available for the users however the gamers will require a legal copy of Super Mario Galaxy 2, a Nintendo Wii console and an SD Card to access the trailer.

This might be the reason behind the lack of action from Nintendo against those who released the trailer. The developers have listed steps in a video on youtube about how to access the content. The levels in this mode include Planet Plains Star 1, Star 2, and both green stars.

Nintendo to launch Wii U game console this holiday season

Nintendo to launch Wii U game console this holiday seasonJapanese gaming major, Nintendo has said that it’s Wii U game console will be available for the consumers this hilliday season with a range of high-powered games.

Nintendo launches new Wii U GamePad

Nintendo launches new Wii U GamePadJapanese gaming major, Nintendo has launched its new Wii U GamePad that comes with the latest near-field communications reader.

The device features a 6.2-inch touch-sensitive screen and an independent infrared remote control for television, according to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. The near-field technology, which is mainly used or wireless payment transfers, will allow the gaming device to read and write data from cards and figures.

Iwata said, "Some people will wonder if Wii U is a simple evolution of Wii or something entirely different. I think maybe the correct answer is both."




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