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News: GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

GBA Titles Super Mario Ball And Pac-Man Collection Rated By Australian Classification Board

Headed for Wii U Virtual Console

Following the trend of the past few weeks, another pair of Game Boy Advance titles — expected to arrive sometime soon on the Wii U Virtual Console — have been classified by Australian Classification Board. The classifications have revealed Super Mario Ball (also known as Mario Pinball Land) and Pac-Man...

News: Pre-orders for Mario Kart Ride-on Available at Toys 'R Us in the United States

Pre-orders for Mario Kart Ride-on Available at Toys 'R Us in the United States

Comes with a 100,000-mile or 1-Blue Shell warranty

Remember that sweet-looking Mario Kart ride-on we reported was coming to the UK later this year? Turns out Toys 'R Us customers in the United States can already put money down on the same set of wheels. Pre-orders for the Super Mario Kart Ride-on are currently open at the Toys 'R Us website. The 6V...

Soapbox: Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?

Nintendo Soundtracks - Where Are They?

Kerry wonders why Nintendo's not wired for sound

I’ve recently (finally) got around to playing Fire Emblem: Awakening, and like all other beings with functioning ears after the first few battles I decided the soundtrack was incredible; so I took off into the wilds of the internet to try and buy a copy for myself. The joy of hearing such...

News: Nintendo's Battles With Clones and Copycat Smart Device Games Continue in the Far East

Nintendo's Battles With Clones and Copycat Smart Device Games Continue in the Far East

Issues in the Chinese market, among others

We've highlighted multiple examples in the past of smart device games that are either direct or exceptionally close clones of Nintendo titles. In one sense a form a flattery, it's an ongoing concern for Nintendo that its content is presented without license and, in many cases, with a lack of quality that...

News: Console Wars Book Paves The Way For Movie Written By Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Console Wars Book Paves The Way For Movie Written By Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Nintendo or Sega, the ultimate question

In many respects the current home console scene is relatively complex. Nintendo is pursuing its own ideas and philosophies, while Microsoft and Sony are in a tug of war over resolutions, framerates and probably things called gigaflops. Throw in the rise of smart device gaming, some stuttering micro consoles...

News: Mario Kart Ride-on Racing into the UK Later this Year

Mario Kart Ride-on Racing into the UK Later this Year

"Billy, why'd you peel all the bananas?"

Let's admit it: some things just feel wasted on the young. With Nintendo stating its desire to increase its IP licensing, those of us who are adults can at least get away with buying the new plushies and figures and such that will come of this. But a licensed replica of Mario's very own Mario Kart as a...

News: Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

Famicom Remix 1 + 2 Coming to Retail in Japan

A one-two nostalgic combo right in Japan's childhood

NES Remix was a pleasant surprise when suddenly announced for the Wii U eShop, and the appearance of its slightly more mature cousin NES Remix 2 is a good sign that this particular brand of retro carnival play is taking off. It may come to the delight and/or great envy of others, then, that Japan...

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...