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Weirdness: Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console" at Your Own Risk

Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Prototype Console" at Your Own Risk

Ever wanted to own a Nintendo development kit?

Of course you have. Before your very eyes is an elusive and very rare development kit for Nintendo’s sixth generation console - the Nintendo GameCube. Also codenamed "Project Dolphin" back in the day. An eBay seller from Canada, who has been a member of the site since 2005 and has a user rating of...

News: Now There's a Kirby You Can Wear

Now There's a Kirby You Can Wear

You won't look ridiculous either

Gaming fashion is sadly all-too-often nothing more than a current-gen logo or character ripped from some art you've already seen plastered everywhere, and then printed on a "one size fits all" (allegedly) black t-shirt, or an ironed-on bit of pixel art slapped roughly in the middle of the chest area if you're after...

News: Nintendo Publishes a "New to Wii U?" Guide

Nintendo Publishes a "New to Wii U?" Guide

Links galore

With Nintendo preparing to push the Wii U throughout 2014, promising major releases, system updates and features to boost the role of the GamePad, it's only natural that newcomers will seek out some advice and tips for making the most of the system. Nintendo of Europe is doing its part with a new guide article to point readers towards...

News: Super Mario Hopping Into McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK

Super Mario Hopping Into McDonald's Happy Meals in the UK

And hopefully elsewhere

When considering some challenges facing Nintendo in the current market, it's common for fans to bemoan what they consider to be undercooked or uninspiring advertising and marketing. To take the undercooked description one step further, there is some positive news for those in the UK that feel the Nintendo brand needs more...

News: Nintendo Completes Share Buyback, Including Some Holdings of Hiroshi Yamauchi's Family

Nintendo Completes Share Buyback, Including Some Holdings of Hiroshi Yamauchi's Family

$1.1 billion of shares purchased

Yesterday we reported that Hiroshi Yamauchi's heirs had expressed a desire to sell some Nintendo shares, with the inheritance from the former Nintendo President set to bring related taxes upon the family. This tied in with Nintendo's previous announcement that it was planning to acquire up to 10 million of its own...

Feature: Breaking Down What Nintendo's QOL Platform Could Mean

Breaking Down What Nintendo's QOL Platform Could Mean

Potentially a large, developing market

Satoru Iwata's Investor Briefing this week included a few surprises and, in limited detail, some of Nintendo's key strategies for the coming year and beyond. Yet it was the final announcement that caused the most head-scratching and, not surprisingly, didn't prompt investors to rush to buy up Nintendo shares;...

News: Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Abandon Old Assumptions" About Its Businesses

Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Abandon Old Assumptions" About Its Businesses

Hiroshi Yamauchi "would tell me to carry an air of confidence"

As anticipated, this week's Q3 financial results Investor Briefing from Satoru Iwata attracted plenty of attention. The moment that Nintendo drastically revised its sales and projections down in January was also the point when plenty of speculation and ideas on the company's future were...

News: Satoru Iwata Announces a "Quality of Life" Platform Business of "Non-Wearable" Technology

Satoru Iwata Announces a "Quality of Life" Platform Business of "Non-Wearable" Technology

To be unveiled this year, target release after 1st April 2015

In what was the finale of Satoru Iwata's Investor Briefing, the Nintendo President has announced that the company is developing a new business platform that will be focused on "Quality of Life" (QOL) in the health sphere, utilising its history as an entertainment business to engage...

News: Nintendo Confirms Plans To Acquire Up To Ten Million Of Its Own Shares

Nintendo Confirms Plans To Acquire Up To Ten Million Of Its Own Shares

Already owns 13,793,439 shares

In a notification document accompanying today's Q3 financial reports, Nintendo has confirmed plans to acquire up to ten million of its own shares up to 31st March, the end of the financial year. This isn't uncommon, as Nintendo already holds 13,793,439 of these Treasury shares, though the planned increase is still a...

News: Nintendo Q3 Results Bring Net Profit, But Warnings of Projected Losses Remain

Nintendo Q3 Results Bring Net Profit, But Warnings of Projected Losses Remain

3DS hardware surpassed 40 million lifetime sales

Following its revised projections from earlier in the month, Nintendo left little scope for surprise in its financial results. Overall there was a net profit, but warnings remain that typically slow Q4 sales would contribute to end of year losses like those projected; there were also some landmarks...

News: Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Satoru Iwata's Corporate Management Policy Briefing will reveal more

The Nikkei, a prominent business newspaper and website in Japan, recently published an article outlining its understanding of Nintendo's upcoming smart device strategies, highlighting its expectations of what will be announced later this week when Satoru Iwata provides an investor...

News: The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

Marketing and mini-games on the agenda

Nintendo recently announced major reductions in its sales and financial projections for this financial year, prompting various calls for action throughout the media and from fans. Those calls have naturally included suggestions to jump into the smartphone and tablet markets, though Satoru Iwata has stated that...

Ninterview: Stepping Into The Nintendo Arcade

Stepping Into The Nintendo Arcade

Alex Crowley tells us about collecting cabinets and his love for DK

When gamers refer to and discuss retro gaming, we suspect that in most cases the conversation revolves around ageing consoles, cartridges and CDs; occasionally, the debate may even revert to libraries and choices on services such as Nintendo's Virtual Consoles. Yet an integral...

News: Nintendo "Confident" in PC Box Anti-Piracy Case Following European Court of Justice Decision

Nintendo "Confident" in PC Box Anti-Piracy Case Following European Court of Justice Decision

It's complicated

Nintendo has been involved in a number of legal cases to shut down and cease the sale of products used for "modding" its consoles, with the resulting uses circumventing the official functionality of the hardware. A current ongoing case in Italy is with PC Box, with Nintendo pursuing a case due to the company marketing and selling...

Video: James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

James Farr's Awesome Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Continues

This time it's The Empire Strikes Back

Back in October we shared the latest animation from James Farr, Super Smash Wars: A Link to the Hope, which had already followed thoroughly entertaining efforts that combined Nintendo franchises with those such as Ghostbusters. The good news is that the animator has returned to give his spin on the second Star...