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Nintendo Switch Selling At A Record Pace

Nintendo has been struggling for several years now to capture to capture the success it enjoyed during the initial launch of the Wii gaming consoles that introduced gesture control in the gaming market. But after that, the company has experienced declining sales of its succeeding products. Their struggles have been going on for several years now. They have been hoping for a long time now to capture back some of the popularity they previously enjoyed, especially in the sales department of their consoles. It may just be going that way with their new Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch has been launched early this month. It is a gaming console that features a means to make gaming more mobile with its Switch tablet. It also features a versatile Joy-Con, a controller that converts into different controller set ups based on how players make use of the Nintendo Switch to play games. This is what makes it unique. Reports indicate that the Nintendo Switch console might be enjoying record sales in the few days after it was launched. It achieved strong sales in north America and Europe after selling more than 300,000 units in Japan after the first weekend. Many say that the Switch is on pace to become the fastest selling console in company history. But it may be too early to tell if  the new console will eventually get that notoriety. But the reports of Nintendo Switch shortages in stores may be an indication that the company welcomes. But then again, if it continues to be for the next few weeks, then Nintendo should try to address the demand as early as possible so as not to discourage others from considering buying one because of unavailability. But for now the company is in a great place to be in terms of having a great release for its latest gaming system. Image Source: Nintendo Read More

New Nintendo Switch Console Comes With A Versatile Controller

Nintendo has recently given its mysteriously new console a name, the Nintendo previously went by the simple project name of NX, which was announced as a mobile gaming console more than a year and a half ago. But now, Nintendo has recently renamed its new mobile gaming console as the Nintendo Switch and with good reason. The new Nintendo Switch is an interesting hybrid gaming console with mobile features added to it. It comes with the power of a typical gaming console that is also something that players can bring along just about anywhere. The new console comes with a tablet component that Nintendo calls the Switch Console. It comes with a 7-inch screen with still unspecified resolution. This tablet can be plugged into a Switch Dock, which is in turn plugged in to the TV. By virtue of this design, players can choose to play their favorite Nintendo game from the TV or unplug the tablet and then play from it while going out. The controllers of the Nintendo Switch console are just as versatile. Players can use it as a single game controller when attached to a central unit called the Joy Con Grip. But the left and right components of the controller can also he detached and then slid into the two sides of the tablet. This transforms the tablet into a Wii-U like device. But that is not all. The controller buttons on each side of the tablet can also act independently as separate gamepads so that two people can play with each other. The Nintendo Switch allows gamers to have the flexibility to play their favorite games wherever they are and whenever they want. No longer are gamers limited to playing console games at home. They can now play anywhere with this added mobility feature. For now, Nintendo has shown its concept for its upcoming console. Actual specs have not yet been provided. But Nintendo reports that it is making this new console available worldwide by March of next year. Image Source:  Nintendo Read More

Nintendo reports annual loss, blames Wii U sales

Nintendo's stubborness seems to be taking its toll, as the Japanese company reported its third annual loss with a net income of $229 million in the red. The company points the blame to its failing sales of the Wii U console as the main culprit, selling only 2.72 million units last year. Its flagship handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS, managed to ship 12.24 million units. In total, Wii U has sold a measly 6.17 million units over a year since its launch. Compare that to Sony's PlayStation 4 and its reported sales of 7 million after barely five months on sale. While analysts have said that Nintendo may be ready to ditch its struggling console altogether, the company's financial report seems to be indicating otherwise. Nintendo's outlook for the year to March 2015 includes better usage of Wii U's unique capabilities, including its GamePad touchscreen controller. The GamePad also has a near field communication reader that allows it to interact with compatible devices. Nintendo is also set to launch a bevy of its propriety titles, including another iteration of Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Meanwhile, the console's uniqueness makes it difficult for third-party game developers to port its titles from Xbox and PlayStation into the Wii U. And while the Mario brand remains as Nintendo's perpetual cash cow, the company needs to find another way to attract gamers, especially with mobile becoming the go-to device for casual gaming. Source: The Guardian Read More

Limited-edition Nintendo 3DS XL features Mario and Luigi

It may be a day late, but Nintendo is celebrating "Cyber Monday of Luigi" with a limited-edition Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console in silver featuring a Luigi running with Mario. This gadget comes pre-installed with "Mario & Luigi: Dream Team" game and is available at a suggested retail price of $199.99. There are also a load of other 3DS bundles available from Nintendo, such as a cobalt blue Nintendo 3DS pre-installed with "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon" for $169.99 and a gold-and-black 3DS XL console with a download code for "The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds" for a suggested price of $219.99. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the latest in the well-received Mario & Luigi series, wherein players take a journey through Luigi's dream world to help save Pi'illo Island from a mysterious villain. The touch screen is used to manipulate a sleeping Luigi and make fantastic things within the dream world. Source: Business Wire Read More

Nintendo Wii Mini coming to US

Nintendo has announced it will be bringing the Wii Mini to the United States by mid-November. The $99 stripped-down version of the Nintendo Wii debuted last year shortly after the Wii U was launched, but only in Canada. The console has since become available in other markets, including the United Kingdom in March, and with lagging Wii U sales--only spiking after Nintendo gave a huge discount--the company needs to step it up in expanding the market reach of its entry-level console. And if you still do not have a Wii, the Nintendo Wii Mini is your only option after the company discontinued the original console. The mini console comes with one Wii Remote Plus, a nunchuck attachment, and a copy of Mario Kart Wii. It is compatible with most third-party Wii accessories. With a compact design and a cheaper price, the Wii Mini lacks some features you would expect from the actual Wii, such as the inability to connect to the Internet and it can only play Wii optical discs. It makes sense, actually, since the lack of Internet connection would unable you to access the Nintendo eShop to purchase games. Source: CNET Read More

New Nintendo Wii U Deluxe bundle announced

Nintendo has announced it is tweaking its Wii U Deluxe Set in an effort to entice more consumers into buying its struggling next-gen console. The company has removed Nintendo Land as the bundle's tie-in game and replaced it with a two-in-one disc featuring New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Those who insist into playing the party-friendly Nintendo Land would have to download it on Nintendo's eShop (preferably on November 1, after Nintendo slashes the title's price to $30). The new Nintendo Wii U Deluxe bundle will also be available on the day after Halloween with a suggested retail price of $299.99. Nintendo also offers another Wii U Deluxe set that features a GamePad controller adorned with artwork inspired from The Legend of Zelda series, which comes with download codes for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Hyrule Historia. It is also available for $299.99. Source: Joystiq Read More

Tablet-like Nintendo 2DS coming October 12

Nintendo has unveiled a cheaper version of the 3DS handheld gaming console. The Nintendo 2DS can run 3DS and DS games, except that this device has a tablet-like form factor. It cannot be folded, but the gaming device still keeps its dual screens (which is actually a single touchscreen with the handheld's case covering the unnecessary parts). Also, the Nintendo 2DS can only play 3DS games in 2D mode. Other than that, the Nintendo 2DS sports the same stuff as the 3DS: the stylus, WiFi connectivity, the 4GB SD card, the ability to host multiplayer games, and access to Nintendo eShop. Even its cameras can still shoot in 3D, even though you could not preview it on the 2DS screens. It is also priced way lower. At $129.99, the Nintendo 2DS is $40 cheaper than its 3D counterpart. While that may sound cheap, bear in mind that prices of its games remain unchanged. You can never find free Nintendo games (we mean the ones you can acquire legally) unlike iOS and Android, but do not expect a Mario game to land on your iPhone. Reactions have become mixed. TechCrunch describes the Nintendo 2DS as "hideous," while a photo of the device being compared to an axe head has been going around social media. The Nintendo 2DS will be available for retail on October 12 in blue and red color options. Source: TechCrunch Read More

Nintendo Unveils Wii Mini; Currently Exclusive to Canada

Nintendo has announced a new version of its Wii console. The crimson-bordered Wii Mini is a trimmed-down Nintendo Wii, taking away both GameCube compatibility (which already happened in the 2011 edition) and, more importantly, Internet access. Removing online access would make the Wii Mini the most barebone among the Wii's, just like previous Nintendo consoles that plays games and nothing else. However, the console still has parental controls that let parents manage the content their children can access. The Nintendo Wii Mini will be available exclusively in Canada beginning December 7th for $99.99. No word yet on whether it will become available in other markets. It comes with a red Wii Remote Plus, a red Nunchuk controller, and is compatible with most Wii accessories. Source: Nintendo Canada, via Engadget Read More

Nintendo TVii Coming to Japan December 8

While Japan has yet to experience the Nintendo Wii U, the console maker has announced that not only it will be launched on December 8th, the Land of the Rising Sun will also get to have one Wii U feature that was lacking in the North American version. The Japanese edition of Wii U will be shipped with the Nintendo TVii app. Also, the infrared remote functionality will cost 100 yen (about US$1.20) from Nintendo's eShop. Data from its TV guide will be gathered from Rovi's G-Guide service and is readily accessible even when you are not using the console, while watching a TV show or playing a video game. It remains unclear when the Nintendo TVii is due to arrive in North America, while it will come in "select" European countries next year. In the meantime, gamers can enjoy watching video content through Wii U's Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, and YouTube apps. Source: AV Watch, via Engadget Read More

Nintendo Wii U Gets a YouTube App

Nintendo Wii U is beginning to take shape as a convenient multimedia console. After Netflix and Hulu Plus, the Wii U now comes with a YouTube app. Users who were able to snag this device before it got sold out can now watch their favorite YouTube videos both on the TV and on the GamePad. The tablet-ish controller can also be used to browse for videos and beam the content to the big screen. The app's navigation setup looks like the preceding Wii's YouTube client, although shortcuts are now more visible along the left side. The YouTube app for Nintendo Wii U can now be downloaded for free, direct from your Wii U menu. Source: Engadget Read More

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