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News: Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

Confirmation comes after rumours last week about a 'missing' shipment of DS Lite consoles bound for the UK

Reports around the Internet last week were suggesting that a container loaded with DS Lite's had been stolen in Hong Kong. GamesIndustry.biz have now had confirmation from Nintendo about the 5 finger discount. "A number of White DS Lite made for the UK market were stolen in Hong Kong..

News: Wii Before PS3?

Wii Before PS3?

IGN.com suggest that the Wii might pip Sony to the finish line and launch first.

After the lull of the Sony E3 Press Conference, one of the main pieces of information was the release date of the PS3. Remember remember the 17th of November, the day the PS3 will launch. However, this week IGN.com's Matt Casamassina has suggested that the Wii will in fact release first. "On top of everything..

News: DS Lite Production Stepped Up

DS Lite Production Stepped Up

Nintendo announce the increase in production of their DS Lite console set to meet global demand.

Business watchers GamesIndustry.biz have revealed that production of the DS Lite is to be stepped up 25% in order to match global demand. "At present, the firm turns out around 1.6 million hardware units a month - but with 2.5 million units sold in Japan alone this year, and the hugely successful..

News: When Old Becomes New

When Old Becomes New

Nintendo explain their strategy behind the Virtual Console and how it'll become a "new" platform for developers.

Satoru Iwata has been explaining the concept behind the Virtual Console and Nintendo's alternative to the "single-minded approach of the industry at present". Whilst the Virtual Console acts as an instant library for all classic Nintendo titles, it's also a brand new platform for new..

News: Wii Price + DS Connectivity

Wii Price + DS Connectivity

Wii price by September, Iwata outlines the plans for how your DS and Wii will be the best of friends.

Today, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata addressed Japanese journalists for the latest Nintendo sales figures. Most importantly, he told us we should expect a release date and final pricing for Wii by September. "Nintendo will announce the release date and price for its new family video-game console Wii..

News: Multimedia Nintendo DS

Multimedia Nintendo DS

Turn your Nintendo DS and Lite into a fully multimedia player with Max's hardware addon.

With this hardware addon you can listen to music, watch films and play emulators and run various programs, all can be stroed onto a flash card up to 8GB of storage. At the heart of MAX Media Dock is Datel’s exclusive MAX Media Player, supplied on a DS cart. Insert it into the slot used for DS games, and..

News: Latest Wii Rumours

Latest Wii Rumours

More rumours appear on Nintendo's messages boards about the "remaining secret" of the Wii

Forum junkies may think they've unearthed the final secrets from Nintendo Wii, sadly we're not so sure. Posted to Nintendo's very own message board is an article claimed to be sourced from the next issue of Game Informer magazine (those guys that had the Red Steel exclusive). "This article from the..

News: Original DS - No More?

Original DS - No More?

According to Japanese retailers, Nintendo has stopped supplying them with shipments of the original Nintendo DS model.

Good news for you collectors out there. Japanese retailers now believe that Nintendo may be done supplying them with original Nintendo DS models. Apparently Nintendo has done nothing but supplied them all with Nintendo DS Lite models for stock. Now that the the original DS has been..

News: Wii May Have Launch Date & Games Price

Wii May Have Launch Date & Games Price

Information is slipping out around the web about the launch window for the Nintendo Wii.

Cubed3 managed to talk to an unnamed inside source, who revealed that Nintendo does indeed have a planned launch date. "At the moment Nintendo are aiming to launch the Wii on November 6th... Nintendo aren't going to have an exact date in mind until they are sure they can meet the deadlines... they are very..

News: The Story Behind Nintendo ON

The Story Behind Nintendo ON

1up.com talk to the mastermind behind the 2005 Nintendo ON video and reveal all of its secrets.

Casting your mind back to the weeks leading up to E3 2005 you may remember a video, a video that sent tingles all the way from your head, down your spine and into your toes. Nintendo ON was probably the most convincing Nintendo fake ever. In an article originally posted last year, 1up.com talks to the..

News: Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

The news from Japan is good, Nintendo tops the Famitsu reader survey, long live Nintendo.

Wii all expect the Wii to do pretty well in the US and EU, but almost accept that it's not going to out gun the 360 or PS3 from the off, its just something about the Western market that saddens me, the so called "PlayStation generation" that only buy games that 1) have extreme violence or 2) have extreme..

News: DS Lite Rumbled

DS Lite Rumbled

Thought you already bought your last rumble pack? Think again, DS Lite friendly Rumble Pak on the way.

4cr have uncovered the rumble mystery that has cast its shadow over the DS Lite. If your one of the lucky few that have already got your dirty paws all over a crystal white DS Lite, you might of noticed that if you insert a DS Rumble Pak into the GBA slot it sticks out like Mario at a Sony Press..

News: Wii Under £150?

Wii Under £150?

Nintendo UK confirm that the UK retail price for Wii will be "in-line" with the US and Japanese prices.

Nintendo UK have spoken about the UK retail price, well not officially or anything, but to EuroGamer. Yesterday, Nintendo announced that the Wii will cost ¥25,000 or less and $250 or less when it goes on sale later this year - the equivalent of around £120 and £135. A spokesperson has since..

News: No Dolby Digital For Wii

No Dolby Digital For Wii

IGN reports that currently the Wii will not support optical output and specifically Dolby Digital, Pro-Logic II remains.

Recent article posted on IGN suggests that the official documentation supplied for Wii developers confirms that the system will not support Dolby Digital 5.1. "There is a single proprietary audio/video jack on Wii and users have the option to plug in different cables..

News: Wrapstar Gets World Cup Fever

Wrapstar Gets World Cup Fever

Those crazy guys over at Wrapstar have decided to complete your World Cup and offer you some skins for your DS, word.

If your a street-smart homie, you'll know you couldn't possibly take your DS to a World Cup match, until now. The home boys over at Wrapstar have launched a new World Cup range of skins for your portable friend. "Wrapstar, the sole retail provider of 'skins' for the PSP and..

News: Wii Will Launch Under $250

Wii Will Launch Under $250

Nintendo throw a statement out into the open with an estimated Wii price and how many units will be available.

Today, Nintendo announce a statement containing some information about the Wii retail price and how many units they expect to be available. Following its overwhelming debut at E3 2006, Nintendo today announced the current fiscal year unit shipment forecast for its new home game system,..

News: DS Lite To Launch In Europe This June

DS Lite To Launch In Europe This June

Nintendo have announced that the DS Lite will go on sale in Europe on 23rd June at £99.99

Today, Nintendo UK have put the rumours to rest, the DS Lite will be released in the UK and Europe on June 23rd, the portable system will also launch in two distinct flavours -- a sleek black edition and a cool, stylish white edition. "Nintendo DS Lite is a lighter and brighter version of the highly..

News: Sony Stole Our Idea

Sony Stole Our Idea

Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has a pop at Sony and its "revolutionary" PlayStation 3 controller.

CVG have reported on an interview between MCV and David Yarnton, the current boss for Nintendo UK. The Yarnton didn't hold back when commenting on the newly improved PlayStation 3 controller which was announced last week at E3. "Historically we're always developing new things. We know Sony have..

News: Nintendo Wii Disrupts E3 2006

Nintendo Wii Disrupts E3 2006

E3 attendees pack themselves into the Nintendo booth for a mere touch of the Wii console.

The show draws to a close, the last few gamers are being dragged away kicking and screaming as they realise there is another 364 days till the next E3 expo. Nintendo however can feel proud, proud that even with a name like Wii they've done something impressive this E3. The gorgeously designed Nintendo booth..

News: Wii Retail Package Details

Wii Retail Package Details

Covering E3 have unearthed some details when chatting to Nintendo employees at this years E3

Chris over at Covering E3 has posted an article confirming some details about the Wii console and what will be included at launch, heres an overview of his findings. Retail Wii will ship with a Wii console, Wii Remote & Nunchuk and no games. The classic controller won't be included and sold..