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News: The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

The Japanese Console Market Fell in 2013, With Revenues Behind the Mobile Gaming Sector

A 16% fall from 2012 to 2013

It's been a day of financial figures and reflections on Nintendo's latest results, yet a report emerging from Japan demonstrates that conventional gaming systems as a whole are under a heavy strain in the country. This should be no surprise to those that regularly follow the Media Create chart results, with sale numbers...

News: Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Satoru Iwata Is Still "Recovering Steadily" With "No Interference" To His Work As President

Investment analysts share gloomy outlook

Earlier this year there was some concern when it was announced that Satoru Iwata would miss E3 for health-related reasons; it was later confirmed that this was due to an operation to remove a bile-duct growth, with the recovery from that surgery forcing Satoru Iwata to miss the company's AGM (Annual General...

News: Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Year, With Variable Hardware Results

Nintendo Reports Losses for Q1 of Financial Year, With Variable Hardware Results

Wii U gains over last year, though the 3DS falls away

Back in May this year Nintendo revealed its losses for the last financial year, with the company projecting profits for the following year as it aims to reverse consecutive poor returns. The Q1 results have now been published and they tell a mixed story, with the quest for profits evidently being...

News: Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Orders Open For Xbox One in China as Nintendo Looks On

Is the big N missing the boat?

Earlier this year China formalised its plans to allow dedicated game consoles to be manufactured and sold in the country, opening the door for conventional systems in a marketplace that had previously consisted of black market goods and legal plug-and-play workarounds; Nintendo has successfully utilised the latter with...

News: Toyota Brings Pokécars to Tokyo Toy Show

Toyota Brings Pokécars to Tokyo Toy Show

They're shinies, but only if you keep them waxed

Pokémon vehicles aren't that new of a thing. Odds are likely you've seen images of a Pikachu Beetle zipping about the Internet. However, Toyota has upped the ante at this year's Tokyo Toy Show by throwing out not only a Pikachu car, but one modeled after Fire-type starter Fennekin as well. Both...

News: Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins

Kotaku Says YES to the Wii U - Rejoicing Begins

Invaluable positive press for the system

We don't often reference editorial opinion from major websites as news, but as we're forever seeking silver-linings and positivity for the rather marvellous Wii U, we're going to make an exception. Kotaku, one of the most influential — we're talking top three — gaming sites in the world, has upgraded its...

News: Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Device to Enable 3D Experiences on 2D Displays

Nintendo Files Patent for "Eye Tracking" Device to Enable 3D Experiences on 2D Displays

Also proposes enhanced experiences through smell, temperature and light

Nintendo may have submitted some rather peculiar patent applications in the past, but the most recent may have some foundation in reality, indicating a potential move into Virtual Reality for the company. It proposes a wearable device — potentially glasses — that is detected...

Weirdness: The Peculiar Questions of a Typical Nintendo AGM

The Peculiar Questions of a Typical Nintendo AGM

Freebies, frustration and 'interesting' suggestions

This week we brought you some coverage from Nintendo's various comments and assurances given at its 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. It's an important event as it enables Nintendo to address concerns and enquiries, and when handled well can help to stabilise those all-important share...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the Video Game Industry's "Creativity is Still Immature"

Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the Video Game Industry's "Creativity is Still Immature"

"We might be able to create new entertainment that dominates the industry"

If you enjoy debating the state of the video game industry with others, you've no doubt had a number of conversations focused on the kinds of games we're seeing in the medium. In some respects we're seeing rapid evolution, with multiple pay models, platforms and input devices...

News: Nintendo To Keep Focus as an "Entertainment Business", Even With Upcoming Quality of Life Platform

Nintendo To Keep Focus as an "Entertainment Business", Even With Upcoming Quality of Life Platform

Shigeru Miyamoto - "Human beings have an instinctual love of games"

While a number of Nintendo gamers and observers will have reacted to Nintendo's Quality of Life platform announcement earlier this year with curiosity and wondered what it could mean, there was a substantial group that expressed concern. The reasoning was simple — if Nintendo...

News: Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo Highlights Hundreds of Developers Working on Games for Wii U and 3DS

The Wii U eShop is strongest in the US

As you may be aware, Nintendo recently hosted The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in which company management provides presentations to its shareholders and answers a number of questions — Satoru Iwata was unable to attend. The official transcript of that meeting has been published, which...

News: Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3DS Titles, at HYPER JAPAN 2014 in London

Will take part in "a number of showcases on the main stage"

HYPER JAPAN is a yearly event in London that, if you hadn't already guessed from the title, celebrates Japanese culture. It incorporates interests such as music, fashion, food & drink, sports demonstrations, technology and, of course, video games. Nintendo's been a consistent supporter...