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Weirdness: Nintendo Goes Old School With a Mahjong Set

Nintendo Goes Old School With a Mahjong Set

Though it does cost more than a 3DS

Those familiar with Nintendo history will know that before it moved into the electronic entertainment industry it was founded as a playing card company, producing and marketing its Hanafuda game. Though not quite returning to those roots in a literal sense, the company is releasing an attractive Mahjong set,...

Review: Wii Fit U (Wii U)

Wii Fit U (Wii U)

Fit for purpose

It’s astonishing just how successful the Wii Fit franchise has been for Nintendo since it first graced our living rooms in 2008. In fact, both Wii Fit and its expanded sequel Wii Fit Plus have each sold more than 20 million copies, which is staggering when you take into account that a good number of those purchases would have...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii U In Brazil This Year

High import fees and piracy concerns no longer a problem?

As global as Nintendo is, there are still a number of untapped markets around the world. One of them includes Brazil. Only recently did Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime single out Brazil as an important area of growth for Nintendo’s business future — explaining that the...

News: Nintendo "Would Like to Enrich" Its Virtual Console Lineup

Nintendo "Would Like to Enrich" Its Virtual Console Lineup

Will also aim to utilise smartphones outside of games

Not too long ago we published a Soapbox article that argued it's high time for the Wii U Virtual Console to freshen up, after the arrival of a number of low profile and disappointing titles on the service; beyond that, we've also already seen many of the better games to grace the service on the...

News: Satoru Iwata Outlines Wii U Holiday Target Audience and Aim for a "Unique Approach"

Satoru Iwata Outlines Wii U Holiday Target Audience and Aim for a "Unique Approach"

"Imitating others is the kind of reasoning that Nintendo tries to avoid"

Last week Nintendo revealed its Q2 financial results, which delivered a narrow profit but showed a largely downward trend in performance, particularly as the Wii U endured a poor Summer. Nintendo has now released the official translation of the financial results Q & A...

Review: Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U)

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U)

Back on the slopes and going nowhere fast

Unless you’re an enthusiast or currently living in Sochi (that’s in Russia, by the way), there’s a good chance you aren't aware that the Winter Olympics are almost upon us. Yes, it’s time for all your favourite winter sports to hit the screens again; sports such as skiing, skiing off a cliff,...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Safe and Family-Friendly Focus is Integral to Its Fortunes

Nintendo's Safe and Family-Friendly Focus is Integral to Its Fortunes

While heavy handed with Swapnote, providing a clean environment is crucial

Nintendo has made some interesting headlines recently here on Nintendo Life, as it's acted proactively to avoid potentially embarrassing issues with Nintendo Letter Box / Swapnote and the Japan-only (so far) Flipnote Studio 3D. The company disabled SpotPass communication...

News: Satoru Iwata Emphasizes "An Opportunity" for the Wii U This Holiday Season

Satoru Iwata Emphasizes "An Opportunity" for the Wii U This Holiday Season

The importance of variety

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Wii U once again served up the most damaging headlines from Nintendo's Q2 financial results. From 1st July to 30th September just 300,000 units were sold worldwide, adding to the Q1 results to account for 460,000 console sales in six months. Despite these figures Nintendo is standing by its...

News: Satoru Iwata Highlights a Strengthening Worldwide Market Share for 3DS

Satoru Iwata Highlights a Strengthening Worldwide Market Share for 3DS

First system since DS to surpass five million annual sales in Japan

When seeking good news and cause for optimism, Nintendo need look no further than the 3DS. A system that struggled in its early days and was written off in some quarters as out of touch and doomed to failure, it's gone on to combine a lower price, high quality games and more to...

Review: Pinball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Pinball (Wii U eShop / NES)

Ball out?

Back in 1985, when Nintendo launched the NES in North America, there were a slew of games released with to-the-point titles like Baseball, Golf, and the game of the hour, Pinball. At the time, inviting these simple, accessible games into your home was almost life changing, and we have great memories bouncing around our heads of how they...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious Sales Targets Require Runaway Holiday Success

Nintendo's Ambitious Sales Targets Require Runaway Holiday Success

As the latest financial reports show, the time is now

Every three months we gain an insight into Nintendo's fortunes, with details on finances and sales information for different regions around the world. When it comes to solid numbers for hardware and software sales, the quarterly financial results reported by the Kyoto-based company can tell us...

News: Nintendo UK Launches Online Retail Store

Nintendo UK Launches Online Retail Store

Offering consoles, the latest titles and some extras

Nintendo UK has today launched an online store that offers a large range of games, consoles and some gift ideas. It's an intriguing move by the regional team, offering its own online store of physical products alongside conventional retailers. The stock is primarily focused on products...

News: Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade

Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade

Panel on eShop publishing and lots of playable games

One of a number of themes that Nintendo's been communicating this year is its support for small 'indie' developers on its eShop platforms. In some respects the big N has faced a challenge moving the message beyond the flaws of the DSi and Wii stores, making clear to developers around the world...

News: China Removes Game Console Ban

China Removes Game Console Ban

There is a catch or two

Earlier this year we reported that China was considering a removal of its ban on video game consoles; it was a rule that was bypassed by TV plug and play systems, including a Nintendo offering called iQue which included Nintendo 64 games. Modern systems with separately sold retail games were, however, out of bounds. As part...

News: EA Executive: Shigeru Miyamoto is 'Falling Down on the Job'

EA Executive: Shigeru Miyamoto is 'Falling Down on the Job'

Says consoles' demands are making consumers turn to mobile

Lately, it seems Nintendo has received its fair share of disparaging remarks from EA representatives, along with unflattering comparisons to Apple. And now today, at D.I.C.E. Europe, came the one-two combo of an EA executive unflatteringly comparing Nintendo to Apple. EA Chief Creative...

News: Seattle Mariners Hold A Moment's Silence For Hiroshi Yamauchi

Seattle Mariners Hold A Moment's Silence For Hiroshi Yamauchi

The team paid their respects before the game against Kansas City Royals

Seattle Mariners held a moment of silence for Hiroshi Yamauchi, the team's majority owner, before their game against the Kansas City Royals yesterday. The former Nintendo President, who guided the company into the age of video games, died last week at the age of 85. In 1992 he...

News: Howard Lincoln: Nintendo Has "No Plans" to Sell Stake in Mariners MLB Team

Howard Lincoln: Nintendo Has "No Plans" to Sell Stake in Mariners MLB Team

The late Hiroshi Yamauchi kept the team in Seattle

One of the many stories surrounding the remembrance of former Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi is how he’s considered the saviour of the Seattle Mariners baseball team, taking a majority share of the organization in 1992 when its previous owner was about to sell it to a Florida group...