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News: Nintendo Treehouse Staff Reveal The Process Behind Choosing Which Games To Localise

Nintendo Treehouse Staff Reveal The Process Behind Choosing Which Games To Localise

They're a secretive bunch

The famous Nintendo Treehouse is situated deep in Nintendo of America's headquarters and is responsible for a lot of things, including bringing the company’s games from Japan to North America. Shrouded in a mist of secrecy, the team that climbs up to the Treehouse every day are often devising complex marketing...

Talking Point: With Calls for Nintendo to Follow the Crowd, It Faces a Dilemma

With Calls for Nintendo to Follow the Crowd, It Faces a Dilemma

Sony's Vita TV joins the noise of huge releases and lots of consoles

It's been a busy week of opinions on Nintendo, the Wii U and the 3DS. Whether you agree with some, disagree or are simply baffled by it all, it seems that games industry figures are only too happy to queue up and say what Nintendo should be doing to remain a key player in the...

News: Over 61% of Q2 Game Sales in the U.S. Were From Download Products

Over 61% of Q2 Game Sales in the U.S. Were From Download Products

That'll be why Nintendo's pushing the eShop platforms, then

It's been reiterated enough times that, despite the desire of many to maintain physical retail collections of games, the rise of download platforms and products nevertheless continues to gain momentum. While Nintendo weighs in with the eShop platforms on Wii U and 3DS, there's also...

News: HackYourConsole.com Goes Offline and Closes Pre-Orders

HackYourConsole.com Goes Offline and Closes Pre-Orders

Nintendo opened legal proceedings earlier this month

On 7th August Nintendo announced that it was opening legal proceedings against HackYourConsole.com, a subject that unsurprisingly caused plenty of debate and disagreement within the Nintendo Life community. The site had sold R4 cards and offered mods to Nintendo hardware for a good amount of time,...

News: Gamescom and GDC Europe Hit Record Attendance Levels

Gamescom and GDC Europe Hit Record Attendance Levels

Cologne confirmed as the location for 2014

In the past couple of weeks there's been plenty going on in Cologne, Germany, with GDC (Game Developers Conference) and Gamescom attracting industry professionals and fans from around the world. Both events hit new heights in terms of attendances, too, leading the organisers to declare the same host city...

News: n-Space Not Currently Working On New Projects For Nintendo Consoles

n-Space Not Currently Working On New Projects For Nintendo Consoles

"There's just very low demand right now"

In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, CEO of developing company n-Space, Dan O'Leary, announced that the company has no titles in development for Nintendo consoles for the first time in "probably 10 years". The company has earned a reputation as a specialist in the handheld market in particular, but work...

News: Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Katsura Hashino: "Many Announcements" Set For 25th Anniversary of Atlus

Looking forward despite parent company problems

It's been a tough summer for Atlus, as it's had to absorb its share of pressure over its parent company's financial difficulties. As we've reported previously, Atlus' owner Index has begun the process of selling its operations following its slide into an equivalent of bankruptcy; rumoured potential...

News: Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo's Digital Sales Revenue Continues Upward Trend With 3DS and Wii U

Still room for improvement

In recent months, whenever Nintendo's financial figures and sales have been making the news, a common thread has been an emphasis on the continuing growth of the company's digital revenues. What began with encouraging but flawed platforms on the Wii and DSi has progressed to more rounded, impressive offerings with the...

News: SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

Boxed sales witness a slowdown, while digital performs well

SEGA has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, revealing a massive 408 percent leap in profits. The company recorded a 12.9 billion yen ($131.8 million/ £87 million/ €99.4 million ) profit between 1st April and 30th June, compared to the 2.5 billion yen ($25.8...

News: Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Years

Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Years

3DS sales, new games thought to fuel rise

The stock market can be a fickle creature, rising and falling on investors’ whims, but for today at least Nintendo has a high mark to celebrate. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo jumped four percent in Tokyo trading to close the day at 14,050 yen, the highest closing price since July 2011. Speculators are...

News: European Development Support For Nintendo Systems Lags Behind Rivals

European Development Support For Nintendo Systems Lags Behind Rivals

Smartphones and tablets are the biggest priorities

In just over a month Cologne, Germany will host Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC) — 19th to 21st August — before Gamescom kicks off shortly afterwards from 21st to 25th August. After being a no-show at the latter event last year Nintendo has confirmed its attendance this time around,...

News: Level-5 Wants To Make Another Professor Layton Title

Level-5 Wants To Make Another Professor Layton Title

The series may not be over just yet

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacies is the last game in the prequel trilogy and is heading to European shores this year, while North Americans will get their puzzle fix in 2014. It's been out in Japan since February and is largely seen as the last ever Professor Layton title, although that may not necessarily...