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News: 3DS Powered by Pica200 GPU

3DS Powered by Pica200 GPU

No, we've never heard of it either

For months it was thought that NVidia would be providing the graphics power behind Nintendo's 3DS portable, but a recent report revealed the chip manufacturer would have no part in the console's construction. So whose technology is making those impressive graphics possible? Digital Media Professionals, that's who. The Japanese company recently announced its..

Hardware Review: VDigi VD-W3 Wii HDMI Upscaler

VDigi VD-W3 Wii HDMI Upscaler

We take a look at VDigi's up-scaler device that aims to bring you a step closer to "Wii HD".

It's well documented that the lack of High-Definition (HD) doesn't affect the majority of Wii gamers, however there is a significant minority who eagerly await Nintendo's step up in the HD realm. VDigi have identified this specific Wii gamer and offer them a...

Feature: Hyperkin Retron3 Console Review

Hyperkin Retron3 Console Review

The unholy three-in-one

Those of you with sharp memories will recall that we reviewed the Retro Duo console a few months back and were quite impressed with the system's power to grant new life to dusty old Nintendo cartridges. We've since been sent yet another of these "clone" systems to take a look at, but this time there's a twist - instead of just playing SNES and NES titles, the..

News: Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Wii sold 45% less than previous year, DS down 36%

We already know that Nintendo's profits were down last year – although it's worth repeating it was still the company's third most profitable year ever – but one surprising fact is just how much British hardware sales dropped off compared to the previous year. The biggest dip was Wii, which saw a 45% drop in units sold compared to the previous..

Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

The Making of the Nintendo Virtual Boy

With the 3DS around the corner, we take a look back at Nintendo's other attempt to crack the world of three dimensions

Everybody has an awkward secret that they’d rather not share with the world. Be it an old school photo that showcases your crimes against fashion or an acutely embarrassing vinyl LP in your record collection that you simply can’t bear to part with, we keep these things hidden..

News: 3DS to Employ Parallax Barrier Technology?

3DS to Employ Parallax Barrier Technology?

New screens offer "perfect 3D"

When Nintendo clumsily announced the 3DS a few days ago we - as well as several other sites - were quick to point out that 3D gaming is already possible on the DSi, to a certain extent. The DSiWare title Rittai Kakushie Attakoreda uses head-tracking to create a fairly convincing impression of 3D. However, Keith Stuart...

News: Sony: 3D Handheld Gaming Might Not Work

Sony: 3D Handheld Gaming Might Not Work

Predictable sounds of negativity coming from Nintendo rival

While the rest of the world is left pondering just what Nintendo can do with the freshly-announced 3DS, Sony's John Koller has wasted no time is casting aspersions on the machine's chances. "I think it remains to be seen where Nintendo goes with 3D on a portable," said Koller, who is employed as director of hardware and marketing..

Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Game Boy

The Making of the Nintendo Game Boy

Last year the machine turned 20, but what was it like to work with? We speak to the developers who made this legendary handheld sing

Every now and then a product comes along that is so groundbreaking that it becomes synonymous with its function. The Hoover, Cellotape, Pritt-Stik…these names and many more like them have become so intrinsically...

News: Miyamoto Hints Towards Next Console

Miyamoto Hints Towards Next Console

Nintendo overlord Shigeru Miyamoto reminds us that Nintendo is indeed working on its next machine

As reported by Eurogamer (via Andriasang), Mr Miyamoto has recently been quoted confirming the existence of the next console from Nintendo. Obviously he didn't go into any specifics as Nintendo will be keeping any new ideas extremely close to their chest. At the same time Miyamoto also confirmed that..

Hardware Review: Yobo FC-16 Go Portable SNES

Yobo FC-16 Go Portable SNES

Attack of the clones

Those of you with especially keen memories will recall that we reviewed the RetroDuo console not so long ago. One of the growing number of unlicensed clones hitting the market at the moment, this neat machine is now joined by something a little more portable - namely the Yobo Gameware FC-16 Go. This is essentially a portable...

News: Analyst: Nintendo DS2 to be Launched Next Year

Analyst: Nintendo DS2 to be Launched Next Year

According to research firm EEDAR, we could have our hands on the next handheld by April 2011

With the Wii smashing sales last month, it is no surprise to hear that Nintendo is planning on revamping its handheld market. According to EEDAR, a new version of the DS could be available by April 2011. Jesse Divinch, who is the director of the analyst...

News: DSi XL Gets The Hands-on Video Treatment

DSi XL Gets The Hands-on Video Treatment

Exclusive Nintendo Life moving images contained within

No doubt you've already cast your gaze over Corbie's excellent hands-on impressions of the shiny new Nintendo DSi XL, and as a companion to that feature we've cooked up a little video review of the console, purely because we're nice like that. Thanks go to the friendly people at Nintendo UK for supplying us with the review unit, as well as a..

News: Intel in Talks with Nintendo

Intel in Talks with Nintendo

Hope to build Larrabee into next-generation console

Intel are in discussions with Nintendo about the use of the Larrabee processor for the next-generation Nintendo console. It is rumoured that a power efficient processor with modest specifications is desired, with power consumption and cost being main drivers for Nintendo. Consequently, it's likely that the microarchitecture of the Larrabee..

News: Wii Becomes Fastest Selling Console In UK History

Wii Becomes Fastest Selling Console In UK History

Six million Brits served since 2006

Nintendo has proudly revealed that the Wii has shifted six million units in three years, making it the fastest selling home console in the history of the UK video game industry. Since its launch in December 2006, the popular system has entertained and enthralled countless stiff-upper-lipped Brits and made its way into living rooms up and down The Sceptered Isle..

News: Nintendo Cutting Back On Wii Production?

Nintendo Cutting Back On Wii Production?

Has the machine reached its zenith?

The Nintendo Wii may have sold a shed-load of units over the past few weeks but reports from Japan indicate that even this increase in revenue is unlikely to completely turnaround the machine's flagging fortunes. A report issued by Japanese news firm Nikkei has revealed that two Japanese companies involved with the production of the Wii - Mitsumi and Hosiden -..

News: Nintendo Shifted A Boatload Of Hardware Last Week In US

Nintendo Shifted A Boatload Of Hardware Last Week In US

Over 1.5 million units bought between bites of turkey

Last week was yet another good time to be Nintendo as the company reports on selling around a hojillion hardware units in the US. According to the company's internal tracking numbers, over 1.5 million Wii and DS/i systems combined were sold during Thanksgiving Week. If you want to get all micro, that's more than 150 systems every minute for a..

Hardware Review: Nintendo DSi XL

Nintendo DSi XL

Is bigger really better?

It would be accurate to say that more than a few heads were scratched when Nintendo announced that they were releasing yet another new model of their DS system called the DSi XL, especially considering that their DSi system had only been on the market for less than eight months. And to make things even more odd, instead of...

News: Miyamoto Keeps Edging Toward Hardware Design

Miyamoto Keeps Edging Toward Hardware Design

Role shifting since the DS

Shigeru Miyamoto is known for creating some of the best games ever made, some of which necessitated a few revolutionary hardware designs to even be able to play them properly. While his game-making style hasn't changed too much over the years (still mining those hobbies), Miyamoto explained to Edge that over the years his role on the hardware side of things has increased..

Feature: Retro Duo Console Review

Retro Duo Console Review

Bring your 8-bit and 16-bit Nintendo titles out of retirement

Retro gaming is a hobby that is both rewarding and enlightening; like leafing through an old book or listening to a record from many moons ago, there’s an element of discovery for those who weren’t around to enjoy vintage titles when they were first released. Conversely, those of us old (and wise) enough to remember the classic..

News: Infinity Ward Unhappy With Wii's Power

Infinity Ward Unhappy With Wii's Power

In other news: the world is round and water is wet

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 6 months then you'll be aware that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is almost upon us, with everyone and their auntie getting unreasonably excited about the prospect of blowing up generic bad guys and making tiresome "RAT-A-TAT-TAT" noises under their breath. Wii owners are getting a port..