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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...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Nothing to Announce in Terms of an Ambassador Program"

Reggie Fils-Aime Reiterates That There's "Nothing to Announce in Terms of an Ambassador Program"

That really should be that, then

After the $50 price cut for the Wii U 32GB model was announced, some naturally made comparisons to the 3DS price cut of 2011 and wondered whether some form of Ambassador Program would be offered, in which 3DS early adopters received 10 NES and 10 GBA games. The scenarios are different, of course, in that the Wii U...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Financial Results Tell a Tale of Two Systems and Bold Ambition

Nintendo's Financial Results Tell a Tale of Two Systems and Bold Ambition

The company builds wealth amidst negative Wii U news

Nintendo has announced its first quarter financial results, which brought some notable headlines. The company made an operating loss, but ultimately posted a net profit; despite hardware and software business struggling overall, Nintendo had boosted its coffers by roughly 8.6 billion yen ($87.8...

News: Nintendo Files New Eternal Darkness Trademark

Nintendo Files New Eternal Darkness Trademark

Adds downloadable options

Don’t worry, your sanity meter is full: Nintendo has in fact filed a new trademark for Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem that suggests a possibility of seeing the 2002 GameCube title in download form. According to Siliconera, Nintendo filed the new trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on 23rd...

Video: Nintendo Demonstrates Wii U Dev Tools in This Unite Nordic 2013 Presentation

Nintendo Demonstrates Wii U Dev Tools in This Unite Nordic 2013 Presentation

See the Nintendo Web Framework and Unity in Action

We've written much here on Nintendo Life about Nintendo's sustained efforts to attract small developers to the Wii U, through relaxed requirements, greater accessibility and support, and most vitally development tools designed to assist studios with limited time and budgets. In that respect we've...

Video: Nintendo Releases a Slick Comic-Con Round-Up

Nintendo Releases a Slick Comic-Con Round-Up

Talking heads ahoy!

Do you like slickly produced videos? Do you like talking heads? How about Nintendo games? If the answers to all or some of these questions is yes, then you'll probably enjoy Nintendo's official round-up video of its attendance at the past weekend's Comic-Con event in San Diego. It is pleasing to see Nintendo producing quality...

News: Play Expo Confirms Nintendo's Attendance This October

Play Expo Confirms Nintendo's Attendance This October

The first confirmed exhibitor for the now.play area

As the Holiday season approaches, Nintendo will be stepping up efforts to get the Wii U and upcoming 3DS releases into gamer's hands to convince them that they're systems that they simply have to own. The UK arm of the company is doing its bit with various tours, including the Unleashed equivalent...