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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..

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..