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News: Share Value Holds Relatively Firm Following Nintendo's Financial Results and Briefing

Share Value Holds Relatively Firm Following Nintendo's Financial Results and Briefing

A modest fall despite dropping profits

Nintendo's latest financial results and briefings to investors brought dropping profits and very few new details. Yet release information for Miitomo and the My Nintendo account service, combined with a call for investor patience, have seemingly done the job. We've seen Nintendo share value take dives in the...

News: Nintendo Outlines Future Plans for 3DS and Promises That "Several Strong Titles" are Planned

Nintendo Outlines Future Plans for 3DS and Promises That "Several Strong Titles" are Planned

Also aims to grow 'Kids and Female demographics'

When we looked over Nintendo's most recent financial results one set of statistics stood out among the relatively uneventful reports - the 3DS and New 3DS are struggling. That's only reinforced in the official translation of company President Tatsumi Kimishima's Presentation, which includes slides...

Weirdness: 8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter Of Apology For Getting His 3DS Wet

8-Year-Old Writes Nintendo A Letter Of Apology For Getting His 3DS Wet

A grim reminder to check your thermos cap

It's never too pleasant having to deal with customer service and sending something in to be repaired, but for one eight-year-old boy in Japan, the loss of his 3DS seems to have stirred up some surprising feelings of guilt instead of the usual impatience and annoyance. Imagine that! The young boy apparently...

News: Nintendo Profits Dip as amiibo Hits Over 40 Million Sales in Nine Months

Nintendo Profits Dip as amiibo Hits Over 40 Million Sales in Nine Months

3DS and Wii U still apparently on track for targets

Original Article: Nintendo has revealed its latest financial results for Q3 of the 2015 / 2016 year, which run from 1st April to 31st December last year and, as a result, provide an indication of the company's performance over the critical Holiday period. The outcome is rather mixed, with some...

Feature: Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Five Key Details That May Emerge From Nintendo's Financial Reports and Briefings

Mobile plans, release details and hints for the next generation

This week will bring Nintendo's Q3 financial results, a presentation briefing from company President Tatsumi Kimishima and a Q & A with investors. Now, that may not be very exciting on paper, but this particular set of results comes at an interesting point, as it'll be the first...

News: Nintendo Share Value Ends Week on a High Ahead of Financial Results on 2nd February

Nintendo Share Value Ends Week on a High Ahead of Financial Results on 2nd February

Positive vibes

While rivals such as Sony and Microsoft have already given their latest financial results, Nintendo is waiting until 2nd February, scheduling it as such a few months ago. As 2016 has a lot going on for the company these quarterly reports are being watched closely, as Nintendo seeks a balance between presenting exciting news to...

Talking Point: Online Gaming Can't Recreate the Unique Fun of Local Multiplayer, Yet It's Dominant

Online Gaming Can't Recreate the Unique Fun of Local Multiplayer, Yet It's Dominant

Will local play remain at the core of Nintendo's message?

Splatoon was a notable release in various respects for Nintendo. It was one of its biggest hits in 2015, and in addition to that it's an online-centric experience. You can spend a decent amount of time on the solo campaign, but the local multiplayer option is limited and tacked on; the...

Editorial: Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't a Good Fit in 2016

Nintendo and Virtual Reality Aren't a Good Fit in 2016

Tom Whitehead suggests we talk again in a few years

Virtual Reality. VR. Oculus and so on. It's one of the biggest topics in the tech world and, particularly, in the dedicated gaming scene. Or perhaps that should be the enthusiast scene. I've read headlines saying 2016 is the year of Virtual Reality, make or break time. Is it really its final...

News: Did You Know Gaming Explores Mario & Religion

Did You Know Gaming Explores Mario & Religion

As you might expect, it gets a bit out there

Did You Know Gaming has provided us with insight into a wide variety of topics throughout the Nintendo universe. Did we ever expect them to be juxtaposing Super Paper Mario with artistic depictions of ancient demons? No, but we suppose there's a first time for everything. This latest installment of the...

Feature: Five Alternative Nintendo Reveals and Releases We're Interested in for 2016

Five Alternative Nintendo Reveals and Releases We're Interested in for 2016

Not just the obvious 'NX please" entries

One of our earliest articles of 2016 was focused on five key reveals and releases that will define Nintendo's 2016. That was focused very much on the tentpole announcements and releases that are confirmed or suspected, such as NX, My Nintendo accounts, major Anniversary franchise celebrations and more...

Poll: Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

Are You Optimistic About Nintendo's 2016?

It's a big year for the company

With 2016 now well underway many thoughts are on what will be a vital 12 months for Nintendo. In this year alone it'll reveal - and potentially release - its next generation of gaming hardware with the NX, it'll launch its first smart device apps and the My Nintendo / Nintendo Account services. Throw in the annual...

News: Nintendo Launches an Official Tumblr Page

Nintendo Launches an Official Tumblr Page

"May contain content inappropriate for children"

In December last year we saw the launch of an official Pokémon Tumblr, which was clearly a sign of things to come. Now Nintendo has launched an official page, which is no doubt being led by Nintendo of America. This isn't the subsidiary's first dalliance with the social network, having kept us amused...

Analysis: Assessing Why NX Needs to Take Over From Both the Wii U and 3DS

Assessing Why NX Needs to Take Over From Both the Wii U and 3DS

And why the recent share price drop is illogical

Stock markets and investing in shares can be a strange affair. Though business acumen and experience can go a long way, aspects of the process can resemble a casino; even just taking Nintendo as an example, the company's share prices soared in March 2015 when the partnership with DeNA and the...

News: ​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're Cracked Up to be

​'Brain Training' Games Aren't All They're Cracked Up to be

Brain training website pays $2 million to FTC for false advertising

No doubt many of you remember Nintendo's popular Brain Age series on the Nintendo DS, technically the first in its 'Touch! Generations' line of games. The title sold itself on the concept of doing simple cognitive tasks and games in order to slow mental decline and keep cognitive...