Update: Watch the full performance here
Update: Here's the full performance: Original Story: We've all seen how amazing Labo's piano is, but the sheer brilliance of this setup is going to get a wider audience thanks to NBC's The Tonight Show. Pop superstar Ariana Grande has recorded a segment along with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots...
Nintendo is clearly in for the long haul when it comes to Labo. The first pack – dubbed the 'Variety Kit' – is all about exploring the possibilities of Labo via a range of different 'Toy-Con' builds; it's an effective demonstration of just how versatile this system is, even if the resultant flood of cardboard contraptions...
Controlling a wheelchair... with cardboard?
Nintendo Labo has been with us for a little over a week now, but we're already seeing some incredible creations - including Game & Watch clones and other clever devices. However, this latest example could be the best one yet. A Japanese user has hooked Labo up to a wheelchair, allowing the user to...
A toybox like no other
Editor's Note: We've reviewed the Toy-Con 01 - Variety Kit and Toy-Con 02 - Robot Kit separately. You can read our official verdict on the Robot Kit in the coming days. As unusual and ‘out there’ as its concept appears, Nintendo Labo is perhaps the most Nintendo thing Nintendo has ever created. From the safe and rewarding...
Not quite like Japan, then...
Last week we reported on the news that Nintendo Labo had outsold God of War in Japan by almost 2-to-1, but sadly (and rather predictably) that hasn't been repeated in the UK. Just as the Japanese will go absolutely crazy about anything Nintendo-related, the UK remains a Sony stronghold and unsurprisingly, Kratos'...
Sadly, it's not a commercial product (yet)
In the age of social media, when one company releases a successful product you can bet your bottom dollar that other "brands" will leap on the bandwagon to soak up some of that success, and that's precisely what has happened with Labo. Nintendo launched its unique construction set just over a week ago, and...
Cardboard is king
The weekly Media Create sales figures for Japan are out, and the big news is that the Labo Variety Kit outsold PS4 exclusive God of War by almost two-to-one. The main Labo kit sold 90,410 copies, while God of War sold 46,091 units in the same time frame. The Robot Labo Kit shifted 28,629 units. Sorry, Kratos...
Is there anything this thing CAN'T do?
Labo arrived on store shelves last week (in the US and Japan, at least) and it we already know it's a hit with cats. However, it's some of the incredible things that people are doing with this product that really impresses
Crazy attention to detail
Nintendo Labo is, as many likely expected, taking the internet by storm; we've already seen Nintendo's new cardboard wonder receiving some unwanted attention from adorable, curious cats, and a bunch of clever creations from players all around the world
Labo launched last week in Japan and North America, meaning that loads of cardboard pianos, fishing rods and robots are now out in the wild. It also means that household pets are coming to terms with a Labo-filled future, and it has come to our attention (thanks, Kotaku) that cats just can't seem to get enough of the latest Nintend
It's just pure creation
Since its January reveal, the question on many people's lips has been can Nintendo Labo's cardboard construction kit survive the novelty factor and wear 'n' tear of younger audiences to genuinely engage creative minds beyond customisation? If early indications are to be believed, the answer is, emphatically, yes, as Japanese...
Staggered release dates, be damned
Labo launched last week in North America, and you may well have noticed plenty of coverage going up on a wide range of sites since then. The consensus is pretty clear: Labo is a neat toy that has plenty of potential. So then, you may be wondering to yourselves, where's the all-important Nintendo Life review?...
Bored of cardboard? Not even close
Whatever you think of Nintendo’s latest and wackiest creation, Labo has been pretty indicative of the company's aggressive marketing in the weeks since its brief yet impactful reveal in January. With a combination of Nintendo’s fitting mantra of ‘thinking outside the box’, utilising the console's many new...
PDFs also available
Labo launches today in North America, and it's heartening to know that once kits are in the hands of players all over the nation (Europe has to wait until next week, sadly), we don't need to worry about broken parts - because Nintendo has kindly put a load of replacement items on its North American web store. With prices ranging...
UPDATE: Yes indeed, as everyone and their dog guessed, this is our April Fool's for this year. We hope you got a bit of a giggle out of it! ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Nintendo has somewhat divided many of its fans with its new Labo line of toys/peripherals, with many claiming it's a great way to get kids interested in coding and just as many...
Part two of the Toy-Con Garage series
Nintendo's running a series of videos on YouTube which looks at the ways you'll be able to create cool toys using Labo, which arrives next month. This week, it's the turn of the RC Tank. This demonstration shows how you can start with a very basic concept - such as the Joy-Con's IR camera "seeing" some...
With the catchy name of "Arcade Bracket"
Nintendo was kinda asking for it, really. When you make a product out of cardboard, it's insultingly easy for unscrupulous companies to jump on the bandwagon and copy the idea - after all, cardboard is pretty easy to mass-produce. Say hello to "Arcade Bracket", which is basically a cardboard stand for the...
Programming with cardboard
Nintendo is kicking off a new series of videos devoted to showcasing Nintendo Labo's Toy-Con Garage mode, which allows you to create your very own Toy-Con using a basic programming tool. The first video - shown above - talks about how you can use 'nodes' to create inputs and outputs. For example, on the most basic level...
What's in the box?
We were lucky enough to go hands-on with Labo ahead of its official announcement some time ago and after that initial swell of hype has faded, we've almost put it to the back of our minds. However, Nintendo doesn't want you to forget about this cardboard marvel and has released a
Nintendo Labo might be just the start
We hope you like peripherals, because it seems like Nintendo has plenty more up its considerable sleeve. Check out this interesting line from Takashi Mochizuki's Wall Street Journal report on Nintendo's latest good fortunes: People familiar with the development plans said new peripheral hardware devices...
An elusive but profitable market could be won over, says Yuri Litvinenko
For any company whose products happen to be popular among children, the education market has always been one of the most lucrative to target – but it's one which poses a stern challenge, too. A manufacturer has to offer something that appeals to kids and teachers alike, being...
"C'mon why isn't Smash on the switch"
Nintendo Labo is a bit special, as you'll know if you read our hands-on piece from last week. With humble cardboard Nintendo could potentially create a whole new "DIY gaming" gaming sub-genre, and we personally can't wait to get our hands on these lovely kits (again) to create more Toy-Con goodness.
“A box... that says Nintendo on it, they probably would"
Love him, or hate him, Wedbush Securities research analyst Michael Pachter sometimes makes some quite interesting predictions when it comes to Nintendo, and this blast from the past really makes us chuckle. Back in 2012 on a episode of Bonus Round, everyone's...
Ahead of the game, sort of
Nintendo Labo may have taken the gaming world by complete surprise, but one Japanese player was exploring the joys of cardboard construction as early as October last year. Twitter user masaki_samurai posted the following video of his child playing with a specially-constructed gun in Splatoon 2. OK, so it's not...
"No one would have believed us before the announcement"
Nintendo Labo is certainly a left-field product; gaming hardware is normally associated with plastic but Nintendo's new initiative is all about cardboard. This development so confused the cleaning staff at the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (or USK as it is often...
Paper for cardboard
Nintendo UK has confirmed the pricing or Labo in the United Kingdom. A landing page for both the Variety Pack and Robot Pack have gone live on Nintendo UK's Online Store, with the former costing £59.99 and the latter £69.99. The customisation kit is £8.99. We already know that in North America, th
Go hands on
Nintendo UK has released information relating to a series of Labo workshops it will be holding next month. From February 14th to 17th, the company will be holding events where you can go hands-on with the new product in South Kensington, London. The deadline for registering your interest is February 1st. If you’re a parent/guardian...
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