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.

Nintendo game designer not resigning

2011-12-08 11:08

Nintendo has denied a report that Shigeru Miyamoto, widely seen as the world’s most influential games designer, will step down from his current position.

Nintendo ramps up bid to rescue 3DS

2011-09-13 07:07

Nintendo has announced a raft of new software in an attempt to prop up disappointing sales of its latest handheld games gadget, the 3DS.

Group ends hack attack

2011-06-26 13:26

Lulz Security hacker group has said it has ended an internet rampage that included cyberattacks on videogame companies, police and even the CIA's website.

Nintendo to woo gamers with 'Wii U'

2011-06-07 22:06

Nintendo has provided the first glimpse of a second-generation Wii console designed to dispel notions that it is not up to the standards of "hardcore" gamers.

Nintendo says server breached

2011-06-05 14:15

Nintendo has been targeted in a recent online data attack, but no personal or company information was lost, the Japanese maker of the Wii game console has said.

Briljant in 3D

2011-04-14 00:00

Baie min tegnologieprodukte voldoen aan die bemarkingsophef wat met hul toetrede tot die mark gepaardgaan. Dié wat werklik verstommende toestelle maak, is stilweg briljant.

Spanish cops hold Nintendo 'blackmailer'

2011-02-14 22:13

Spanish police have arrested a hacker who allegedly stole data on more than 4 000 Nintendo users and then tried to blackmail the Japanese videogame giant.

3D games may harm eyes - Nintendo

2010-12-31 11:31

Nintendo Co says 3D games on its anticipated new handheld console could harm the eyesight of children aged 6 or younger.

Techie gifts for fitness fanatics

2010-12-14 13:09

'Tis the season of the smart workout, when mobile phones track distance, treadmills interact with virtual trainers and running shoes have computer chips.

Helen Mirren earns £500k for 2 days

2010-11-08 12:45

Dame Helen Mirren has been paid £500 000 to advertise the new Wii Fit Plus video game.

Nintendo reports $25m loss

2010-10-28 13:04

Japanese videogame giant Nintendo has said it suffered a net loss of $25m for the six months to September, hit by a strong yen and a fall in sales.

Xbox ready for battle in Japan

2010-09-09 18:35

Microsoft is ready to battle its Japanese gaming rivals on their home turf after introducing its new controller-free game technology.

Nintendo woos gamers

2010-06-16 17:06

Nintendo is showing off its 3D handheld gaming system and introducing updates to classic game franchises like "Donkey Kong" and "Kirby".

Game an homage to westerns

2010-03-21 20:06

A Red Steel 2 sword and gunplay video game about to hit the market pays tribute to the nameless hero carved into film legend by director Sergio Leone.

Nintendo DSi XL to launch in US

2010-02-25 11:27

Nintendo plans to launch the latest version of its popular handheld video game system, the DSi XL, in North America soon.


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.

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 to suffer first operating loss

2012-01-27 12:35

Handheld games maker Nintendo says it aims to make a profit next year but has warned of its first ever operating loss this year.

Holiday games to rev up Nintendo 3DS

2011-09-13 11:43

Nintendo is readying an array of video games for the holidays in an aggressive attempt at catch-up for lost time from the sales delay of the 3DS portable machine.

Nintendo posts first ever quarterly loss

2011-07-28 13:55

Japan's Nintendo has posted its first ever quarterly operating loss and slashed its full-year profit forecast far below market expectations.

Peace, not war - videogamers

2011-06-09 21:12

Videogames are becoming kinder and gentler as women and older players find pleasure in a pastime long dominated by teenage boys hell-bent on winning wars in fantasy worlds.

Nintendo debuts touchscreen Wii at E3

2011-06-07 21:24

Nintendo is introducing the world to the Wii's touchy new big brother: Wii U.

Nintendo to launch new Wii in 2012

2011-04-25 10:31

Japan's Nintendo Company Ltd says it will launch an upgraded model of its popular Wii game console in 2012, in a bid to reverse a fall in profits.

Nintendo 3DS could ID vision issues

2011-03-22 10:32

Eye specialists are welcoming the Nintendo 3DS game device, dismissing the manufacturer's warnings that it may harm their immature vision.

Nintendo chief confident about 3Ds

2011-01-28 12:21

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has said rival Sony was taking a different tack from his company and so he remains upbeat about his 3D portable game machine.

New format video games spur optimism

2010-12-29 12:35

After a slow year, video game makers are hoping that new games for cellphones and tablet computers will help boost sales in 2011.

RDR named game of the year

2010-12-13 15:55

Rockstar Games' Wild West epic Red Dead Redemption has rounded up four trophies at the Video Game Awards in Los Angeles, including Game of the Year.

Nintendo chief rules out Wii price cut

2010-10-29 15:40

Nintendo's president says efforts to boost Wii sales ahead of Christmas will focus on limited deals in co-operation with retailers

Hip-hop videogame goes social

2010-10-11 12:00

Developers of a karaoke videogame have linked their product to a social networking website in which gamers face-off with their recordings of rap songs.

Nintendo preparing 3D push

2010-07-28 18:08

Japanese video game and console maker Nintendo Co will report quarterly earnings: Here's a summary of the firm's performance.

Nintendo to launch 3D DS

2010-03-24 19:21

Nintendo has unveiled plans to launch a handheld 3D video game console that does not require special glasses.

Nintendo aims for schools

2010-03-19 20:04

The man behind the Wii console said he's devoting most of his energy to turning Nintendo Co's DS handheld consoles into tour guides and educational aids.

Nintendo boss rubbishes iPad

2010-01-29 14:41

Nintendo's president has shrugged off the iPad tablet computer from Apple as delivering "no surprises", and displayed as little enthusiasm for its 3-D technology.

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