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  • News Nintendo Reveal Pink DS Lite

    Just in case that black DS Lite was looking abit too "manly", Nintendo will be releasing a "Noble Pink" edition in Japan

    The DS Lite section on Nintendo's Japanese website has today been updated with a new "color variation" titled simply "Noble Pink". Nintendo have been having problems keeping up with DS demand in recent months, even though they have increased they're production rate to over 2..

  • News First Pokemon Battle Revolution Video

    Iwata explains how Pokemon will extend connectivity between the handheld DS and Wii console.

    GoNintendo.com have found a copy of the Pokemon Battle Revolution trailer with English narration by Satoru Iwata. He explains how Nintendo expect to expand DS play with Wii. Apparently you will be able to connect with your copy of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl on Nintendo DS and use it as the controller for Wii..

  • News Wii Development Kits Under $1,800

    Satoru Iwata has stated that Wii development kits will be available for around $1,800 - one tenth the price of a PS3 dev kit.

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that third party support is certainly a priority for Wii's success. Often the cost of a development kit, the hardware required to create games, would waver a developer to swing towards a certain platform. We already know the Wii..

  • News US DS Lite Sales Surge

    Nintendo report 136,500 DS Lites sold in the first two days after launch, games sales increased also.

    Announced earlier this year, Nintendo decided the DS needed a little bit of a revamp. The re-designed DS, dubbed DS Lite is smaller, lighter and brighter than its older brother. After a strong Japanese launch, US retailers have continued the trend last week with the North American launch..

  • News Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

    Confirmation comes after rumours last week about a 'missing' shipment of DS Lite consoles bound for the UK

    Reports around the Internet last week were suggesting that a container loaded with DS Lite's had been stolen in Hong Kong. GamesIndustry.biz have now had confirmation from Nintendo about the 5 finger discount. "A number of White DS Lite made for the UK market were stolen in Hong Kong..

  • News Wii Before PS3?

    IGN.com suggest that the Wii might pip Sony to the finish line and launch first.

    After the lull of the Sony E3 Press Conference, one of the main pieces of information was the release date of the PS3. Remember remember the 17th of November, the day the PS3 will launch. However, this week IGN.com's Matt Casamassina has suggested that the Wii will in fact release first. "On top of everything..

  • News DS Lite Production Stepped Up

    Nintendo announce the increase in production of their DS Lite console set to meet global demand.

    Business watchers GamesIndustry.biz have revealed that production of the DS Lite is to be stepped up 25% in order to match global demand. "At present, the firm turns out around 1.6 million hardware units a month - but with 2.5 million units sold in Japan alone this year, and the hugely successful..

  • News When Old Becomes New

    Nintendo explain their strategy behind the Virtual Console and how it'll become a "new" platform for developers.

    Satoru Iwata has been explaining the concept behind the Virtual Console and Nintendo's alternative to the "single-minded approach of the industry at present". Whilst the Virtual Console acts as an instant library for all classic Nintendo titles, it's also a brand new platform for new..

  • News Wii Price + DS Connectivity

    Wii price by September, Iwata outlines the plans for how your DS and Wii will be the best of friends.

    Today, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata addressed Japanese journalists for the latest Nintendo sales figures. Most importantly, he told us we should expect a release date and final pricing for Wii by September. "Nintendo will announce the release date and price for its new family video-game console Wii..

  • News Multimedia Nintendo DS

    Turn your Nintendo DS and Lite into a fully multimedia player with Max's hardware addon.

    With this hardware addon you can listen to music, watch films and play emulators and run various programs, all can be stroed onto a flash card up to 8GB of storage. At the heart of MAX Media Dock is Datel’s exclusive MAX Media Player, supplied on a DS cart...

  • News Latest Wii Rumours

    More rumours appear on Nintendo's messages boards about the "remaining secret" of the Wii

    Forum junkies may think they've unearthed the final secrets from Nintendo Wii, sadly we're not so sure. Posted to Nintendo's very own message board is an article claimed to be sourced from the next issue of Game Informer magazine (those guys that had the Red Steel exclusive). "This article from the..

  • News Original DS - No More?

    According to Japanese retailers, Nintendo has stopped supplying them with shipments of the original Nintendo DS model.

    Good news for you collectors out there. Japanese retailers now believe that Nintendo may be done supplying them with original Nintendo DS models. Apparently Nintendo has done nothing but supplied them all with Nintendo DS Lite models for stock. Now that the the original DS has been..

  • News Wii May Have Launch Date & Games Price

    Information is slipping out around the web about the launch window for the Nintendo Wii.

    Cubed3 managed to talk to an unnamed inside source, who revealed that Nintendo does indeed have a planned launch date. "At the moment Nintendo are aiming to launch the Wii on November 6th... Nintendo aren't going to have an exact date in mind until they are sure they can meet the deadlines... they are very..

  • News The Story Behind Nintendo ON

    1up.com talk to the mastermind behind the 2005 Nintendo ON video and reveal all of its secrets.

    Casting your mind back to the weeks leading up to E3 2005 you may remember a video, a video that sent tingles all the way from your head, down your spine and into your toes. Nintendo ON was probably the most convincing Nintendo fake ever. In an article...

  • News Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

    The news from Japan is good, Nintendo tops the Famitsu reader survey, long live Nintendo.

    Wii all expect the Wii to do pretty well in the US and EU, but almost accept that it's not going to out gun the 360 or PS3 from the off, its just something about the Western market that saddens me, the so called "PlayStation generation" that only buy games that 1) have extreme violence or 2) have extreme..

  • News DS Lite Rumbled

    Thought you already bought your last rumble pack? Think again, DS Lite friendly Rumble Pak on the way.

    4cr have uncovered the rumble mystery that has cast its shadow over the DS Lite. If your one of the lucky few that have already got your dirty paws all over a crystal white DS Lite, you might of noticed that if you insert a DS Rumble Pak into the GBA slot it sticks out like Mario at a Sony Press..

  • News Wii Under £150?

    Nintendo UK confirm that the UK retail price for Wii will be "in-line" with the US and Japanese prices.

    Nintendo UK have spoken about the UK retail price, well not officially or anything, but to EuroGamer. Yesterday, Nintendo announced that the Wii will cost ¥25,000 or less and $250 or less when it goes on sale later this year - the equivalent of around £120 and £135. A spokesperson has since..

  • News No Dolby Digital For Wii

    IGN reports that currently the Wii will not support optical output and specifically Dolby Digital, Pro-Logic II remains.

    Recent article posted on IGN suggests that the official documentation supplied for Wii developers confirms that the system will not support Dolby Digital 5.1. "There is a single proprietary audio/video jack on Wii and users have the option to plug in different cables..

  • News Wrapstar Gets World Cup Fever

    Those crazy guys over at Wrapstar have decided to complete your World Cup and offer you some skins for your DS, word.

    If your a street-smart homie, you'll know you couldn't possibly take your DS to a World Cup match, until now. The home boys over at Wrapstar have launched a new World Cup range of skins for your portable friend. "Wrapstar, the sole retail provider of 'skins' for the PSP and..

  • News Wii Will Launch Under $250

    Nintendo throw a statement out into the open with an estimated Wii price and how many units will be available.

    Today, Nintendo announce a statement containing some information about the Wii retail price and how many units they expect to be available. Following its overwhelming debut at E3 2006, Nintendo today announced the current fiscal year unit shipment forecast for its new home game system,..

  • News DS Lite To Launch In Europe This June

    Nintendo have announced that the DS Lite will go on sale in Europe on 23rd June at £99.99

    Today, Nintendo UK have put the rumours to rest, the DS Lite will be released in the UK and Europe on June 23rd, the portable system will also launch in two distinct flavours -- a sleek black edition and a cool, stylish white edition. "Nintendo DS Lite is a lighter and brighter version of the highly..

  • News Sony Stole Our Idea

    Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has a pop at Sony and its "revolutionary" PlayStation 3 controller.

    CVG have reported on an interview between MCV and David Yarnton, the current boss for Nintendo UK. The Yarnton didn't hold back when commenting on the newly improved PlayStation 3 controller which was announced last week at E3. "Historically we're always developing new things. We know Sony have..

  • News Nintendo Wii Disrupts E3 2006

    E3 attendees pack themselves into the Nintendo booth for a mere touch of the Wii console.

    The show draws to a close, the last few gamers are being dragged away kicking and screaming as they realise there is another 364 days till the next E3 expo. Nintendo however can feel proud, proud that even with a name like Wii they've done something impressive this E3. The gorgeously designed Nintendo booth..

  • News Wii Retail Package Details

    Covering E3 have unearthed some details when chatting to Nintendo employees at this years E3

    Chris over at Covering E3 has posted an article confirming some details about the Wii console and what will be included at launch, heres an overview of his findings. Retail Wii will ship with a Wii console, Wii Remote & Nunchuk and no games. The classic controller won't be included and sold..

  • News GBA2 Canned Due To DS Success

    According to the article posted in Reuters earlier today, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is having second thoughts on the GBA2

    The question we have to ask here is; "Does this really come as such a surprise?". The Nintendo DS has been going from strength to strength and it has been proven in this years E3 with what is a stunning array of games lined up for the rest of the year. To cite the Reuters..

  • News Wii Light Gun Controller Revealed

    Nintendo reveal more Wii goodies in the form of a Light Gun attachment. It's just too cool..

    Photographs from today at E3 have revealed a revolutionary Light Gun for Nintendo Wii. Is this not the coolest light gun you have ever seen? This is supposed to come with the new Duck Hunt Wii game, perhaps it'll be bundled together. The light gun seems to attach to the bottom of the Wii remote to create a..

  • News Nintendo E3 2006 Press Conference

    Nintendo annual pre-E3 press conference is now over, but what did we learn, whats new?

    The bomb has been dropped, Nintendo Wii is pretty much out in the open now. If you've been living under a rock you might not know that Nintendo's biggest press conference of the year took place earlier today in LA. It's often hard to keep track of everything announced at such events, so we've tried to compile..

  • News Nintendo Wii Classic Controller

    Nintendo leak an image of an unmentioned SNES like controller named "classic" in today's E3 Press Pack.

    Today, Nintendo held its pre-E3 press conference, after the speeches pretty much everything was covered and included in the digital press pack the Big N issued on the internet. However, one image was completely unmentioned, an image of a Nintendo Wii controller dubbed "Classic" in the filename..

  • News Nintendo Wii Hardware Details

    Nintendo finally splash out and tell us all about the upcoming Wii system, all the details are here.

    Nintendo have released a chunk of information about the hardware, most of which we knew already. However there are a couple of new things. You can either read through this entire press release or simply scan the items we've marked important. ControlsIntuitive control for anyone using the physical..

  • News Sony Unveil New PS3 Controller

    Sony release huge amounts of information about the PS3 and its new controller design.

    Alas the boomerang is no more. After Sony were heavily criticised last year for its PS3 controller design, they've decided to go back to basics and have re-adopted the DualShock shape, however of course, they have added a few new things. "The controller for PS3 has been created by refining and improving the..

  • News Sony To Release PlayStation 3 Worldwide In November

    Sony have today announced that the PS3 will ship on November 17th starting at $499 USD.

    Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that it would launch PlayStation 3 in "Clear Black" in North America on November 17, 2006, as part of a worldwide simultaneous launch. The machine will come in 2 flavours, a 20GB model and a 60GB model, priced at $499 USD (€499 EUR) and $599 USD (€599 EUR)..

  • News DS Lite Confirmed For 11th June US Launch

    Nintendo have today announced that the DS Lite will be available from June 11th 2006 for $129.99 in the USA.

    European's still left out as Nintendo announce launch details for the sleeker DS, DS Lite in the Americas. "Millions of people around the world already enjoy playing Nintendo DS™, and the system's future looks even brighter. On June 11, Nintendo DS™ Lite joins Nintendo's video game..

  • News US Metroid Prime Hunters To Get Free Rumble

    Nintendo announce a limited edition Metroid Prime: Hunters with free DS Rumble Pak... US Only.

    Today Nintendo of America have announced that they will be offering a bundled free DS Rumble Pak for those who pick up Metroid Prime Hunters. You may remember this accessory from games such as Metroid: Pinball. "The accessory fits into the Game Boy® Advance cartridge slot and delivers good..

  • News Gamecube Price To Drop...Again?

    GameSpot reports retailers hinting to a price drop in the Gamecube.

    GameSpot reports that gaming retailers have received promotional materials that suggest that Nintendo is lowering the price of their Gamecube. A specific price has not been revealed, but the promotional materials all carried Gamecube stickers that read "New Low Price" on them. The Gamecube is selling for $99.99 as of right now. I'm..

  • News Revolution Named: Wii

    Wiill it catch on?

    Nintendo finally announce the final name of the Revolution console, the Nintendo Wii., previously codenamed 'Revolution' Here is what Nintendo had to say about it: Introducing... Wii. As in "we." While the code-name Revolution expressed our direction, Wii represents the answer. Wii will break down that wall that seperates...

  • News 4GB Hard Drive For DS This Month

    Datel's hot new product the Max Media player gives DS users 4GB of space that fits into the GBA slot and runs of the DS's battery.

    In their press release Datel stated: "MAX Media Player for DS This is the greatest add-on in the history of the handheld. MAX Media Player turns your Nintendo DS into a powerful home entertainment device, with movie playback, music on the move and a convenient..

  • News DS Lite To Launch June 1st?

    Could the DS Lite be launching on June 1st for North America?

    According to the Barnes and Noble website, the DS Lite will be launching June 1st in North America. I'm not exactly sure if this is true or not, and Nintendo has not yet confirmed it, but this does sound like a good date. Gam

  • News Miyamoto Talks Up Twilight Princess

    Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed a few more details about the Revolution controller and Zelda: Twilight Princess

    Those guys over at Cubed3 have reported an interview between Nintendo Official Magazine and Shigeru Miyamoto; in which Shiggys hints the gameplay offered with the Revolution controller could be quite different to that of the Gamecube controller. "...I think the Revolution controller..

  • News New Revolution Controller Photographs

    Certain set of Revolution Controller photographs have been floating around the interweb and blogs

    The blogs and gaming sites around the web have seen a pair of "Promotional Photographs" of the Revolution controller over the past few days, some sites claiming they are part of the "Red Steel" exclusive in the Game Informer magazine and some saying they're fake. Infact, we're not totally sure where..

  • News Revolution To Support External Hard Drive?

    CNNMoney.com report comments made by Iwata indicating the support of external hard drives in additional to SD cards.

    With recent news regarding Revolution's "Virtual Console" people have began to question what storage method the console will support. We're already aware that SD cards will be supported, its a very affordable solution and provides pretty good capacity. In an interview with..

  • News Revolution Name Will Definitely Change

    In an interview with Beth Llewelyn, the Nintendo senior director of public relations states Revolution name will change.

    Like any other week, there has been countless rumours about the name of Nintendo next console, we've even seen shots of a "Nintendo Go" logo floating around, which didn't seem to go anywhere. However, in an interview with IGN.com, Beth Llewelyn, Nintendo of America's senior..

  • News PS3 Goes Region Free & Issued Price Point

    Sony release new PlayStation 3 details and issue a price point, no less than 50,000 YEN. Not quite pocket change.

    With most people we know focusing on Nintendo this week we really shouldn't forget about Sony and its hugely successful PlayStation series. Sony have this week announced that the PlayStation 3 will not have any region locking on its games. This is a bold - but not unexpected - move by..

  • News Sega Join The Revolution

    Iwata announces that over 1,000 Sega Megadrive (aka Genesis) games will be part of the "Virutal Console".

    Earlier today at the Games Developers Conference, Nintendo president announced a partnership with Sega which would bring over 1,000 titles from its Megadrive (or Genesis in the USA) to the Revolution's back catalog. "Revolution owners will be able to relive their past gaming glories from..

  • News Iwata Delivers GDC Keynote Speech

    Iwata addressed his audience with his "Disrupting Development" speech at the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.

    After an initial delay to the speech, Iwata arrived on stage to a very warm welcome, everyone in the audience hoping for some juicy Revolution details. The AV operator accidentally showed all the slides to the audience before the presentation began, early reports indicated that..

  • News Revolution GDC Showcase

    IGN.com has posted a bumper load of Revolution photos from this years Games Developers Conference

    Some of the lucky Americans got to go to this years Games Developers Conference in San Francisco, Nintendo had a little treat for them up to arrival, a glass cabinet holding the forbidden fruit, 1 x Nintendo Revolution alongside controller. I'm sure all the cameras must of come out all at once and..

  • News Miyamoto Not Phased By Sony

    The expected dual launch between Sony and Nintendo doesn't worry the grandfather of games.

    With Miyamoto's recent trip to Europe, he seemed to stop off at pretty much every press opportunity he had, what a 54-year-old legend. When in London, he stopped briefly in talk exclusively to The Observer, the over-sized newspaper of England. Seeing as the news about the PlayStation delay, the reporter tried..

  • News Zelda Confirmed To Use Revolution Controller

    Miyamoto confirms that Zelda: Twilight Princess will take full advantage of Revolution and its controller...

    One of the biggest rumours floating around in Nintendo waters has been about the upcoming Gamecube title, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and its "compatibility" with the next-generation console, the Revolution. Whilst visiting in Europe, Nintendo UK had a quick word with Shigeru..

  • News Sony Officially Delays PlayStation 3 Launch

    After all the rumours, all the hype, its true. Sony officially announce the delay of the next generation PlayStation.

    Recent concerns from the Sony faithful led us to believe that the PlayStation 3 delay was merely a rumour have been squashed today as Sony games chief Ken Kutaragi, today announced the delay of the upcoming console. Sony had until recently been pledging for a Spring release of the..

  • News IGN Snag Revolution Dev Kit

    Those extremely lucky kids over at IGN have bagged a Revolution Dev Kit and decide to tell us all about it.

    Reggie recently revealed that Revolution Development Kits had been shipped off to games developers around the world, IGN have reported on a "Hands On" session with one of the kits. The freehand-style remote included in the preliminary kit is neither as well produced nor as finalized as the..

  • News Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Gains Momentum

    Over 1 Million unique players and 27 Million connections Nintendo break into the online market.

    Barely 4 months old and Nintendo's online gaming service "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection" has clocked an impressive 27,000,000 connections with over 1,000,000 unique players. Quite an achievement for such a young service. In previously years Nintendo were reluctant to move into the Online Gaming market,..