Tag: Hardware - Page 25

  • News Why The DS Beat The PSP

    Life In Tech blogger analyzes the success of the DS compared to its flashy brother, the PSP.

    The article posted last week tells the tale of a simple gamer, whom bought both DS and PSP and how his thoughts about the subject when from: "When I was looking for a portable gaming system the Nintendo DS was out of the question; It was a kid's toy and...

  • News Nintendo Hints Towards Region Free Wii

    T3 reports on comments made by Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan and suggests possible region free approach.

    Let's face it, we'd all love to see Wii extended the region free success of the DS, let's hope Nintendo are listening. According to T3 Magazine, this could will be a possibility after comments from Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and...

  • News DS Sales Reach 21 Million Worldwide

    Nintendo announce sales figures for its handheld DS system in excess of 21,000,000 around the world.

    What was originally seen as abit of a risky idea for Nintendo, the DS system has surpassed all analysts expectations and still seems to be selling as strong as ever. Nintendo delivers on its promise to bring video gaming to the masses. In less than...

  • News Nintendo Offering Repairing Service For Broken DS Lites

    In case your DS Lite has any cracked hinges, like few consumers have reported all over the net, then you are qualified to get your DS fixed by Nintendo of America.

    Following a number of online reports, Nintendo of America has offered free DS Lite repairs to anyone who calls their support line. Nintendo stated the following about cracked DS Lite...

  • News Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

    Earlier at this years E3 it was unveiled that the Nintendo Wii would "always be on", this may be stopped in UK.

    Last week the UK government had its energy review and decided serious cutbacks need to be taken to reduce the levels of energy consumption. The potential threat for Nintendo is from the governments want to ban the standby feature on many...

  • News Wii Controller Details Slip Out

    Nintendo have let slip more information on the features of the Wii-mote, according to "official Wii developer documentation" obtained by IGN.

    With the recent influx of Wii related rumors flying around the Internet its hard to trust many of them. But when a source turns out to be IGN, one feels inclined to listen. In their article they have stated...

  • News Final Fantasy III & Winning Eleven Themed DS Lite's

    It comes as no surprise to find out that Japanese gamers will be getting a limited edition FFIII DS lite when the game is released next month.

    Furthermore you probably won't be surprised to hear the fact that there has been no conformation of this DS reaching any areas outside of Japan (well, other than eBay at a silly price that is). According to...

  • News DS Breaks 5 Million Barrier In Europe

    Nintendo announce DS Lite sales in excess of 200,000 and total DS sales soaring over 5 million

    Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the DS Lite has finally been launched in the UK, whilst the console didn't sell out Nintendo have announced today that the portable device still sold over 200,000 units. This has pushed the entire DS...

  • News DS Causes Four Year High For Nintendo

    BBC News reports strong growth for the Japanese games market, up over 30% on 2005.

    In a article published by BBC News, the future is very bright for Nintendo and the Japanese gaming industry. "Revenue from games and hardware totalled 277 billion Yen (£1.3 billion), up from 207 billion Yen in the same period of 2005." This is largely to-do...

  • News Wii Gets In A Flap

    Nintendo rumour mongers are put to rest as an proper photos surfaces of the mystery flap.

    Just as Reggie explained a few days ago, the Wii console does indeed have a flap on the front panel. When lifted up, a SD card slot is revealed. "That is where an SD card goes. That's storage media. And on top are the attachments for the GameCube...

  • News Nintendo React To Wii Launch Rumours

    After numerous sites start suggesting release dates left right and center, Nintendo put out an official response.

    Gamers who keep their ears to the ground would of seen the stink of rumours over the past week regarding the Wii launch date, even Sports Illustrated for Kids has been quoted as having the official release date. It seems Nintendo do...

  • News Opera Launch Browser Mini Site

    Opera have recently launched a mini-site dedicated to its Nintendo adventures on both DS and Wii

    Opera's site now has further details about the DS Web Browser, this time in English. There's a whole section dedicated to tips and tricks that provide a good indication of how the browser works with your touch screen and stylus. "Forget the...

  • News DS To Feature In Stormbreaker Movie

    Nintendo's portable wonder to appear in upcoming teen spy thriller movie "Stormbreaker".

    Nintendo has today announced its agreement with movie producers which will enable the DS to have an appearance as "the ultimate spy gadget" in the new "Stormbreaker" movie based on the first book in the popular Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. "After...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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®...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.