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News: Profits Down 46% As Nintendo Makes $1.3 Billion

Profits Down 46% As Nintendo Makes $1.3 Billion

Cuts sales projections for Wii and DS

The accounting period just before launching a new console is always a tough one: who's likely to shell out for a machine when a newer, shinier model is on the horizon? Perhaps that's partly to blame for a sharp decrease in Nintendo's third-quarter profits which saw the company's operating profit drop to $1.3 billion / £814m, compared with $2.31 billion / £1.4..

News: Inazuma Eleven Looking to Score in Europe on Friday

Inazuma Eleven Looking to Score in Europe on Friday

But where's the marketing?

You'd think a football game from the creators of the Professor Layton games would be enough to pique the interest of games retailers, but judging from the complete lack of awareness and availability in the marketplace you'd be greatly mistaken. Inazuma Eleven for Nintendo DS launches across the UK and Europe this Friday, but Nintendo has made next-to no noise about the..

News: Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

Australian 3DS Event Set for February 8th

Release date and price likely to be revealed

Nintendo Australia has announced that they'll be holding an event on February 8th in Sydney to discuss their launch plans for Nintendo's upcoming 3DS system. While no specifics of the event have been detailed so far, speculation points to an Australian release date and price point being revealed to the...

News: European 3DS Launch Line-up Close to Being Finalised

European 3DS Launch Line-up Close to Being Finalised

To be revealed a lot sooner than the Japanese launch

Seven weeks prior to the upcoming Japanese launch of the 3DS, Nintendo was in a position where it officially revealed the launch titles that will be released in conjunction with the console. Whilst Nintendo of Europe isn't quite ready to announce what titles will be available on 25th March, the company is confident the final line-up will be..

News: The Official 3DS UK Tour Starts Next Month

The Official 3DS UK Tour Starts Next Month

Four cities announced so far

You have to see it to be believe it. That's what Nintendo thinks consumers ought to do with the upcoming 3DS anyways, and if that's the ethos that Nintendo is going by, then what better way is there to let the public know about the 3DS than a nationwide UK tour? That's exactly what Nintendo has up its sleeves and to date, the company has announced the first four dates..

News: Why the 3DS Will Not Use an Achievement System

Why the 3DS Will Not Use an Achievement System

Nintendo appeals to gamers' sense of discovery

Across the current generation of game systems, all but Nintendo's have one thing in common – some sort of Achievement scheme. This is a feature that tracks certain actions performed and points reached across titles, tallying it all into one cumulative score. Nintendo's Bill Trinen has said that even...

News: Nintendo Confirms 3DS Will Be Region-Locked

Nintendo Confirms 3DS Will Be Region-Locked

To what extent?

Back at E3 2010, Nintendo revealed that the decision on whether the 3DS will be region-locked hadn't been made yet, and just earlier this month, an alleged portion of a Nintendo support email spoke of "region codes" being built into the 3DS system and its games. Ahead of Nintendo's dual 3DS conference tomorrow, the company...

News: Nintendo Has "No Plans" to Bring Last Story Westward

Nintendo Has "No Plans" to Bring Last Story Westward

Mistwalker title stuck in limbo

Wii roleplayer Last Story has attracted plenty of interest all over the world due to the involvement of Final Fantasy honcho Hironobu Sakaguchi and the game's impressive graphical showing, but hopes of seeing it make the journey to Western shores have just taken a dent. A Nintendo representative told VG247 the company...

News: Nintendo Praises Sony and Microsoft's Contributions to Gaming Industry

Nintendo Praises Sony and Microsoft's Contributions to Gaming Industry

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Gone are the days when you could call Nintendo a big fish in a small pond. Modern gaming has undoubtedly expanded the size of the waters, and there are once again, several big fish that inhabit said pond. Speaking at the Learning Without Frontiers conference yesterday in London, General Manager of Nintendo UK David Yarnton spoke about the range of..

News: More Kid Icarus: Uprising Gameplay Videos

More Kid Icarus: Uprising Gameplay Videos

Check out the mythical shooter in action

Kid Icarus: Uprising features the unique distinction of being not only one of the most anticipated 3DS titles, but also one of the first-party games we know the least about so far. The game features a unique split-style of gameplay that will change between aerial combat sequences coupled together with exploration and battles on the ground. A few brand new..

News: Four Million 3DS Systems Available Worldwide for Launch Window

Four Million 3DS Systems Available Worldwide for Launch Window

Will it be enough?

When Nintendo of Japan's Satoru Iwata recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal, he let it be known that Nintendo would have four million 3DS systems available to consumers worldwide through the end of the fiscal year on March 31. Of these four million units, 1.5 million will be allocated to Japan with the remaining 2.5 million systems left over for distribution throughout..

News: 3DS May Be Beneficial to Young Players' Eyes, Actually

3DS May Be Beneficial to Young Players' Eyes, Actually

Could help with diagnoses

Nintendo's no doubt covering itself with its recommendation that kids under 6 don't play 3DS, but the American Optometric Association has issued a press release stating the machine could actually have benefits. In fact, optometrists, professional health care providers committed to children's vision and eye health, say 3D viewing may actually help uncover subtle disorders..

News: Nintendo Issues Warning on 3D Image Safety for Kids

Nintendo Issues Warning on 3D Image Safety for Kids

Kids under 6, stick to 2D

We've heard plenty of times over recent months that 3DS could cause eye problems in later life, and now Nintendo is taking no chances by issuing a formal statement aimed at parents of young children, advising them to play with the 3D effect turned off. Nintendo quotes vision researchers who claim: There is a possibility that 3D images which send different images to the..

Features: Five Nintendo Games to Thrill You in 2011

Five Nintendo Games to Thrill You in 2011

Gaze into our crystal ball

Were you happy with how 2010 panned out? We're guessing many of you had at least one eye on the future, as 2011 promises to be another twelve months full of exciting revelations, unexpected announcements and surprise appearances. When it comes to the titles we already know about, we've picked five that should definitely be on your radar. BIT.TRIP FLUXThe final part in a..

Talking Point: Your Nintendo Moment of 2010

Your Nintendo Moment of 2010

Pick one. Just one.

As we all recover from yesterday's festive extravagances and pledge to do more on Wii Fit Plus next year, we're in a serenely reflective mood here at Nintendo Life. Talk has turned to the best Nintendo moment of 2010, and we want to hear your thoughts. Was it the revelation of the 3DS? Stepping foot into Throwback Galaxy in Super...

Talking Point: Your Nintendo Christmas Presents

Your Nintendo Christmas Presents

Celebrate the gift of giving

If Father Christmas brought you everything you asked for this year, then a) you're very lucky and b) you probably want to crow about it here. That's why we've opened up the comments for you to brag, boast and bray about your Nintendo-related Christmas presents. Whether you got the DSi XL you've been asking for, that...

Talking Point: Your Favourite Nintendo Christmas Memories

Your Favourite Nintendo Christmas Memories

Gather round, gather round

For many gamers, Nintendo is as big a part of Christmas as tinsel, turkey and too-tight trousers, the company's magic helping to make the festive season just a little more joyful. With that in mind, we want to hear from you, our beloved Nintendo Life readers, about your favourite Nintendo Christmas memories. Perhaps it was...

News: Nintendo's 3DS Preview Events Scheduled for 19th January

Nintendo's 3DS Preview Events Scheduled for 19th January

One in Amsterdam, one in New York City

Nintendo's presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show will unfortunately be missed, certainly on the show floor at least. However, that doesn't mean Nintendo is ignoring western gamers' thirst for 3DS details because the company has scheduled two press events to take place in the United States and Europe early next year. On 19th January, previews will..