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News: Meet The Man Who Brought Nintendo To America

Meet The Man Who Brought Nintendo To America

Howard Phillips' amazing journey from warehouse to boardroom

Although it's hard to imagine it now, Nintendo wasn't always a dead cert in North America. Back in the early '80s, before the company had launched the super-successful NES system in the States, it was just one of many Japanese coin-op manufacturers attempting to muscle in on the flagging...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Still Grabbing Coins in UK Chart

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Still Grabbing Coins in UK Chart

Top single-format title

Last week there was news of a decent start in the UK for New Super Mario Bros. 2, which came into the all-format charts in second place behind the multi-platform Square Enix title Sleeping Dogs. This week has Mario's latest drop one place to third, behind Sleeping Dogs at number one and new entry Darksiders II. There was a...

News: Nintendo In The Game For Golden Joystick Awards

Nintendo In The Game For Golden Joystick Awards

Your votes can help

It's awards season, once again, with nominations for the 30th Golden Joystick Awards now confirmed and Nintendo games or exclusives featuring in a number of categories. These awards are decided entirely by the public, so if you feel that the big N deserves a chance to win you can have your say. Below are the nominations for...

News: Sumo Digital: Wii U "Looks As Good" as HD Platforms

Sumo Digital: Wii U "Looks As Good" as HD Platforms

Shares thoughts on GPU and memory

Sumo Digital is the developer of upcoming multi-platform racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, a title set to hit later this year on both Wii U and 3DS. Just one week ago comments from a representative of publisher SEGA, related to this title, described the graphical capabilities of Wii U as on par or...

News: Nintendo Power Magazine Will End With December Issue

Nintendo Power Magazine Will End With December Issue

Nintendo issues confirmation

Yesterday we brought you the news that Nintendo Power magazine was set to be shut down, and today Nintendo has confirmed the reports. The short statement clarifies that the magazine will continue until a final issue currently planned for December. We can confirm that the December issue of Nintendo Power magazine will...

News: Satoru Iwata: Demand for Rich Experiences on Handhelds "Not Going to Go Away"

Satoru Iwata: Demand for Rich Experiences on Handhelds "Not Going to Go Away"

Smartphones provide "different" competition

For Satoru Iwata, there are plenty of priorities and challenges to face. Nintendo is currently preparing to brings its next home console to the market, while also generating and sustaining momentum for 3DS. Both are important, but it's perhaps 3DS, and dedicated handheld gaming as a whole, that has been...

News: Nintendo Power Magazine Looks Set to Shut Down

Nintendo Power Magazine Looks Set to Shut Down

Could be the end of an era

Update: The tweet quoted below, from Nintendo Power senior editor Chris Hoffman, has since been deleted, as have a number of others sharing a similar message. As always and as promised in the original article below, we will report any official updates from Nintendo and Future Publishing. Original Article In a surprising...

News: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Helped to Save NES

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Helped to Save NES

In the UK they were heroes, not ninjas

It's a popular perception that NES swept all before it when it was released, dominating sales and 8-bit popular culture in the late 1980s. While that's probably true in North America and Japan, Nintendo's debut home console actually had a slow and rather unsuccessful start in the UK, with distribution via...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Tops Amazon Book Charts

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Tops Amazon Book Charts

Now that's epic

Last week we were rather delighted to share the news that The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is on the way to the West, with all 272 pages of its Zelda goodness making its way out of Japan early next year. We know enthusiasts will be interested in this, but the question is whether there'll be enough demand to make it worth the...

News: SEGA Declares Wii U Graphical Capabilities to be "On Par" or Better Than PS3

SEGA Declares Wii U Graphical Capabilities to be "On Par" or Better Than PS3

Steady on now

Update: Following an update to the source article, we have amended the headline to absolutely clarify that sections of this article are referring to Wii U's graphical capabilities, specifically, based on comments made by SEGA Marketing Executive Ben Finch at Gamescom. Original Article The capabilities of Wii U, from the perspective...

News: Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Meet Founder of WayForward at Free Event on 18th August

Voldi Way returns for 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends

We reported on this excellent event last year, and wouldn't you believe the 4th Annual Gathering of Video Game Legends at Westwood College in Anaheim, CA is almost upon us — which makes this a ripe time to bring it to your attention once again. The event will take place on Saturday,...

News: LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

LostWinds Developer Expands In North America

Frontier opens Canadian studio thanks to tax breaks

Frontier Developments — the team behind the WiiWare smash LostWinds and its sequel LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias — has opened its first studio outside of the UK, taking advantage of tax breaks to set up shop in Canada. The new office will be based in Nova Scotia, and will house around 20...

News: Tekken Boss Thinks Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Should Get Cosy

Tekken Boss Thinks Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft Should Get Cosy

Tri-Force?

It's nice to want things. For example, I'm sure many people reading this would love to have a Wii U console sitting under their TV set right now. Or perhaps a brand-new Ferrari on the driveway. Heck, why not wish for your own personal tropical island paradise while you're at it? Go crazy. It's tempting to surmise that Tekken producer...

News: Wii Music Returns to UK All-Format Top 40

Wii Music Returns to UK All-Format Top 40

Yes, really

After last week's excitement with 3DS XL arriving, and seeing some inevitable bumps in software sales, it's time to survey the scene and see whether the new handheld has brought a sustained boost to Nintendo's UK sales. The answer? Just about. In terms of Nintendo exclusive titles, there are an encouraging five within the top 20 this...

News: Mobile Publisher Believes Nintendo Ecosystem May 'Fall Apart'

Mobile Publisher Believes Nintendo Ecosystem May 'Fall Apart'

Here we go again

One of the continuing debates that surrounds 3DS at the moment is whether it can truly succeed against the onslaught of mobile gaming, with cheap and free-to-play titles available. Various mobile developers have questioned Nintendo's handheld prospects in recent months as a result, and the latest to hop on board is Neil Young, CEO...

News: Nintendo Wins Judgement in Wii Patent Lawsuit

Nintendo Wins Judgement in Wii Patent Lawsuit

Talking 'bout a revolution

Nintendo has confirmed that it's seen off yet another patent lawsuit in the U.S., with this one perhaps being the most significant victory so far. A company called Copper Innovations Group, LLC had claimed that both Wii and its controllers had infringed one of its patents, but a U.S. District Court judge dismissed the case...