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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...

News: 3DS Reigns in the U.S. for Another Month as Pikmin 3 Sneaks Into the Top 10

3DS Reigns in the U.S. for Another Month as Pikmin 3 Sneaks Into the Top 10

NPD results bring good news for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, too

The NPD results for August video game sales in the U.S. have been released, bringing more good news for the momentum of the 3DS and a gllimmer of light in Wii U software sales. With a number of blockbusters — in particular Madden NFL 25 — arriving, August brought the first...

Talking Point: With Calls for Nintendo to Follow the Crowd, It Faces a Dilemma

With Calls for Nintendo to Follow the Crowd, It Faces a Dilemma

Sony's Vita TV joins the noise of huge releases and lots of consoles

It's been a busy week of opinions on Nintendo, the Wii U and the 3DS. Whether you agree with some, disagree or are simply baffled by it all, it seems that games industry figures are only too happy to queue up and say what Nintendo should be doing to remain a key player in the...