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News: Latest Wii Date & Price Rumours

Latest Wii Date & Price Rumours

IGN & SPOnG both publish articles suggesting release date of Nov 2nd or Nov 12th for $229

It's been a little while since someone said they knew the Wii date & price. It seems sources have told IGN that the elusive date will be either November 2nd or November 12th - possibly depending on region. "A number of big-name publishers are set to release their Wii games in mid-to-late October,..

News: DS Browser Details

DS Browser Details

Nintendo reveal official details of the DS Browser, to be released in Europe on October 6th.

Europeans should expect the same as the Japanese, there will be two versions of the DS Browser, one for original DS and one for DS Lite. These two versions are to accommodate the different sized GBA slots found in the different models. "The Nintendo DS Browser is a convenient web browser, which enables..

News: Nintendo & Microsoft Sued Over Patent Violation

Nintendo & Microsoft Sued Over Patent Violation

US company Anascape are attempting to sue both gaming giants, claiming patent infringements on both suppliers controllers.

This isn't the first patent violation case in the games industry and surely won't be the last. The aim of the company claim is to seek damages and maybe even stop the companies using this technology in future. "A case in Texas district court, started by Anascape, Ltd.,..

News: Why The DS Beat The PSP

Why The DS Beat The PSP

Life In Tech blogger analyzes the success of the DS compared to its flashy brother, the PSP.

The article posted last week tells the tale of a simple gamer, whom bought both DS and PSP and how his thoughts about the subject when from: "When I was looking for a portable gaming system the Nintendo DS was out of the question; It was a kid's toy and nothing more." All the way to: Now, nearly..

News: Nintendo Hints Towards Region Free Wii

Nintendo Hints Towards Region Free Wii

T3 reports on comments made by Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan and suggests possible region free approach.

Let's face it, we'd all love to see Wii extended the region free success of the DS, let's hope Nintendo are listening. According to T3 Magazine, this could will be a possibility after comments from Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and corporate communications in America. "the success..

News: DS Sales Reach 21 Million Worldwide

DS Sales Reach 21 Million Worldwide

Nintendo announce sales figures for its handheld DS system in excess of 21,000,000 around the world.

What was originally seen as abit of a risky idea for Nintendo, the DS system has surpassed all analysts expectations and still seems to be selling as strong as ever. Nintendo delivers on its promise to bring video gaming to the masses. In less than two years since its Nov. 21, 2004 launch, Nintendo..

News: Nintendo Offering Repairing Service For Broken DS Lites

Nintendo Offering Repairing Service For Broken DS Lites

In case your DS Lite has any cracked hinges, like few consumers have reported all over the net, then you are qualified to get your DS fixed by Nintendo of America.

Following a number of online reports, Nintendo of America has offered free DS Lite repairs to anyone who calls their support line. Nintendo stated the following about cracked DS Lite Hinges: “In the U.S., the reported number of small..

News: Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

Earlier at this years E3 it was unveiled that the Nintendo Wii would "always be on", this may be stopped in UK.

Last week the UK government had its energy review and decided serious cutbacks need to be taken to reduce the levels of energy consumption. The potential threat for Nintendo is from the governments want to ban the standby feature on many household appliances, which include DVD's &..

News: Wii Controller Details Slip Out

Wii Controller Details Slip Out

Nintendo have let slip more information on the features of the Wii-mote, according to "official Wii developer documentation" obtained by IGN.

With the recent influx of Wii related rumors flying around the Internet its hard to trust many of them. But when a source turns out to be IGN, one feels inclined to listen. In their article they have stated several new pieces of information regarding the..

News: Final Fantasy III & Winning Eleven Themed DS Lite's

Final Fantasy III & Winning Eleven Themed DS Lite's

It comes as no surprise to find out that Japanese gamers will be getting a limited edition FFIII DS lite when the game is released next month.

Furthermore you probably won't be surprised to hear the fact that there has been no conformation of this DS reaching any areas outside of Japan (well, other than eBay at a silly price that is). According to SPOnG.com"The system will be bundled with..

News: DS Breaks 5 Million Barrier In Europe

DS Breaks 5 Million Barrier In Europe

Nintendo announce DS Lite sales in excess of 200,000 and total DS sales soaring over 5 million

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the DS Lite has finally been launched in the UK, whilst the console didn't sell out Nintendo have announced today that the portable device still sold over 200,000 units. This has pushed the entire DS sales over the 5,000,000 mark. "The..

News: DS Causes Four Year High For Nintendo

DS Causes Four Year High For Nintendo

BBC News reports strong growth for the Japanese games market, up over 30% on 2005.

In a article published by BBC News, the future is very bright for Nintendo and the Japanese gaming industry. "Revenue from games and hardware totalled 277 billion Yen (£1.3 billion), up from 207 billion Yen in the same period of 2005." This is largely to-do with the success in handheld markets, Nintendo..

News: Wii Gets In A Flap

Wii Gets In A Flap

Nintendo rumour mongers are put to rest as an proper photos surfaces of the mystery flap.

Just as Reggie explained a few days ago, the Wii console does indeed have a flap on the front panel. When lifted up, a SD card slot is revealed. "That is where an SD card goes. That's storage media. And on top are the attachments for the GameCube controllers. It will be one of the memory mediums, and it's..

News: Nintendo React To Wii Launch Rumours

Nintendo React To Wii Launch Rumours

After numerous sites start suggesting release dates left right and center, Nintendo put out an official response.

Gamers who keep their ears to the ground would of seen the stink of rumours over the past week regarding the Wii launch date, even Sports Illustrated for Kids has been quoted as having the official release date. It seems Nintendo do indeed keep an eye on the rumour fires, and for once..

News: Opera Launch Browser Mini Site

Opera Launch Browser Mini Site

Opera have recently launched a mini-site dedicated to its Nintendo adventures on both DS and Wii

Opera's site now has further details about the DS Web Browser, this time in English. There's a whole section dedicated to tips and tricks that provide a good indication of how the browser works with your touch screen and stylus. "Forget the scrollbar - DS browser users prefer panning. When in..

News: DS To Feature In Stormbreaker Movie

DS To Feature In Stormbreaker Movie

Nintendo's portable wonder to appear in upcoming teen spy thriller movie "Stormbreaker".

Nintendo has today announced its agreement with movie producers which will enable the DS to have an appearance as "the ultimate spy gadget" in the new "Stormbreaker" movie based on the first book in the popular Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. "After the murder of his uncle and guardian, the MI6..

News: Nintendo Reveal Pink DS Lite

Nintendo Reveal Pink DS Lite

Just in case that black DS Lite was looking abit too "manly", Nintendo will be releasing a "Noble Pink" edition in Japan

The DS Lite section on Nintendo's Japanese website has today been updated with a new "color variation" titled simply "Noble Pink". Nintendo have been having problems keeping up with DS demand in recent months, even though they have increased they're production rate to over 2..

News: First Pokemon Battle Revolution Video

First Pokemon Battle Revolution Video

Iwata explains how Pokemon will extend connectivity between the handheld DS and Wii console.

GoNintendo.com have found a copy of the Pokemon Battle Revolution trailer with English narration by Satoru Iwata. He explains how Nintendo expect to expand DS play with Wii. Apparently you will be able to connect with your copy of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl on Nintendo DS and use it as the controller for Wii..

News: Wii Development Kits Under $1,800

Wii Development Kits Under $1,800

Satoru Iwata has stated that Wii development kits will be available for around $1,800 - one tenth the price of a PS3 dev kit.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that third party support is certainly a priority for Wii's success. Often the cost of a development kit, the hardware required to create games, would waver a developer to swing towards a certain platform. We already know the Wii..

News: US DS Lite Sales Surge

US DS Lite Sales Surge

Nintendo report 136,500 DS Lites sold in the first two days after launch, games sales increased also.

Announced earlier this year, Nintendo decided the DS needed a little bit of a revamp. The re-designed DS, dubbed DS Lite is smaller, lighter and brighter than its older brother. After a strong Japanese launch, US retailers have continued the trend last week with the North American launch..