Tributes pour in for Nintendo president's death

2015-07-13 10:39

From rivals and partners to stricken fans, tributes to Satoru Iwata poured out on social media worldwide after news of the Nintendo president's death.

Sony sells 5 million new PlayStations4

2014-02-18 16:03

Sony says it has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles three months after its release as the firm battles in the lucrative games sector.

Enter the low-end gamer

2013-10-30 07:04

Don't think mobile gaming has killed the console, says Arthur Goldstuck.

Nintendo's Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

2013-09-20 09:45

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died, aged 85.

Nintendo sues console hacking website

2013-08-08 09:25

Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against a US website with a business model built on hacking into the company's videogame hardware.

Sonic rolls onto Nintendo

2013-05-17 18:05

Sega says it will exclusively release the next three Sonic the Hedgehog games on Nintendo platforms.

PS3 takes console crown from Xbox 360

2013-01-10 10:45

Sony's PlayStation 3 has bumped Microsoft Xbox 360 from the videogame console sales throne.

Fans queue for Wii U

2012-11-30 13:02

Games fans have queued outside a store in London's Oxford Street, eager to be among the first in the UK to own the much-anticipated Wii U.

Gamemakers flip focus

2012-06-09 09:50

If the gaming industry has agreed on one idea at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, it's that playing video games on just one screen is no longer enough.

Nintendo faces hard choice after first loss

2012-04-26 11:22

Video games maker Nintendo has posted its first operating loss as it battles a slowdown in sales due to competition from tablet devices and smartphones.


Nintendo reveals 'Skylanders'-like toy line at E3

2014-06-11 18:42

Nintendo has unveiled a toy figure line called "amiibo" that will work in tandem with its video games like the toys-meet-games franchises from Activision Blizzard and Walt Disney.

Holidays key test for Nintendo as Wii U struggles

2013-12-19 10:12

This holiday season Nintendo faces a critical test with its Wii U video game console that is pitted against Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One as it seeks to revive flagging sales.

Nintendo to drop Japan-only Wii console

2013-10-02 08:35

Nintendo has said it will stop making its Wii console for the Japanese market, but will keep producing it internationally.

Consoles here to stay despite smartphone gaming

2013-09-17 13:15

Games on tablets and smartphones are more varied than ever, but the excitement surrounding the upcoming PlayStation 4 proves consoles are here to stay, say observers.

Nintendo swings back to profit of $88m

2013-07-31 11:34

Japan's Nintendo says it has made a profit of $88m in the three months to June thanks to a weaker yen which helped the company's results overseas.

Virtual reality makes a comeback

2013-03-30 15:20

The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to 3D virtual worlds, has made a remarkable return at this year's Game Developers Conference.

Wii U débuts - hundreds queue

2012-12-08 21:27

Hundreds of people have queued up at electronics shops across Japan as Nintendo released its new Wii U game console.

Strong start for Wii U in US

2012-11-27 15:53

Nintendo has sold more than 400 000 of its new video game console, the Wii U, in its first week on sale in the US, the company says.

Nintendo launching new games for Wii

2012-06-06 14:20

Nintendo is relying on a famous plumber, zombies and a virtual theme park to build buzz for the Wii U.

Artist dog gets Nintendo gig

2012-02-09 22:47

Uggie, the trick-performing Jack Russell from silent film hit The Artist, is cashing in on his stardom by becoming the furry new face of Nintendo, the company has said.

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