New Nintendo 3DS Release Date

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

By on August 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting

It’s been a trying year for Nintendo as the Wii U struggles to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One, but with the holiday season approaching, the company has a few tricks up its sleeve to entice fans. Unfortunately, those plans do not include an upgraded home console on par with the next-gen system from Microsoft and Sony. More →

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Wii U Call of Duty

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

By on August 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Yet another hugely popular gaming franchise spurns the Wii U

Nintendo has always thrived on the strength of its first-party games, from Super Mario Bros. to the The Legend of Zelda, but a modern game console can’t survive without support from third-party developers. Worryingly, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be getting any this generation. More →

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Console Wars Nintendo Facts

Check out these ridiculous, recently uncovered Nintendo facts, including Yoshi’s ‘real’ name

By on August 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Check out these ridiculous, recently uncovered Nintendo facts, including Yoshi’s ‘real’ name

Nintendo has survived as long as it has, through thick and thin, on the strength of its characters — a group of plumbers, princesses, puffballs and emotive animals who have persisted from console generation to console generation since the 1980s. In all this time, you think we’d know all there was to know about Mario and his friends, but the Mushroom Kingdom holds many secrets, as Console Wars author Blake J. Harris has recently uncovered. More →

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Play GBA Games on iPhone

How to play any Game Boy Advance game on your iPhone without a jailbreak

By on August 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

How to play any Game Boy Advance game on your iPhone without a jailbreak

Back in February, we showed you how to play classic NES games on your iPhone without having to resort to a jailbreak. If your mobile Nintendo game fix still isn’t satisfied, you might want to give GBA4iOS a try. There are versions for both iOS 6 and iOS 7, but the instructions to download the app are the same: set your iPhone back at least one day, head to the website to download the app, open GBA4iOS at least once and then set the date back to normal. More →

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Nintendo 3DS Doomed

How ‘Last Blockbuster Syndrome’ dooms empires like Nintendo

By on July 30, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

How ‘Last Blockbuster Syndrome’ dooms empires like Nintendo

For years, Nintendo has believed it could reject smartphone and tablet apps, yet still flourish. The reason for this delusion is familiar — it’s the toxic Last Blockbuster Syndrome that doomed the consumer electronics divisions of Motorola in 2004 and Nokia in 2007. Often at the start of a massive trend shift in consumer electronics, dominant dinosaurs get one massive hit built on a nearly obsolete paradigm, and that allows them to be lulled into a comfy trip to the grave. More →

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Nintendo Earnings Q1 2015

Wii U drags Nintendo into $97 million Q1 loss

By on July 30, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

Wii U drags Nintendo into $97 million Q1 loss

Nintendo’s struggles continued in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, as relatively poor Wii U sales and high costs resulted in yet another loss for the struggling video game giant. Nintendo on Wednesday reported a June-quarter loss of 9.92 billion yen, or $97.3 million, compared to an 8.6 billion yen profit in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled 74.7 billion yen, or roughly $732.3 million, in the quarter, which represents an 8% decline from the year-ago quarter. More →

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Nintendo Wii U Upcoming Releases

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

By on July 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

The Wii U’s upcoming release calendar should fill Nintendo fans with dread

The release of the critically acclaimed Mario Kart 8 gave the Wii U a nice sales boost but Nintendo can’t rely on just one game to make the Wii U relevant. This is why when we look at the calendar of upcoming Wii U releases, we get a sinking sense of dread, especially because we still don’t have a confirmed release date for the new Super Smash Bros. game yet. More →

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Kids React To Game Boy

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Kids react to the Game Boy

By on July 7, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Kids react to the Game Boy

The Fine Brothers’ YouTube series on kids, teens and elders reacting to various things is always good for a laugh, and we try to let you know each time a new tech-related topic pops up. In their latest installment, the Fines presented a group of kids with something that really helps illustrate the divide between tech of the past and modern devices: a Game Boy. More →

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Wii U vs. Xbox One Sales

Mario Kart 8 is breathing life into the Wii U

By on June 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

Mario Kart 8 is breathing life into the Wii U

Maybe the Wii U isn’t doomed after all. Following the release of Mario Kart 8, the two most recent VGChartz weekly sales charts show that the Wii U sold more units than the Xbox One for the first time since Microsoft’s next-gen console launched last November. The latest NPD report confirmed that Mario Kart 8 had been the second best-selling game of the month, even with just two days on the market after releasing on May 30th, but the ensuing resurgence of hardware sales is an even more exciting trend for Nintendo. More →

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Super Smash Bros Wii U Review

Watch Conan’s hilarious 9-minute review of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

By on June 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM.

Watch Conan’s hilarious 9-minute review of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

There will be a flood of reviews that washes over the web once Nintendo finally releases Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U later this year. You’ll even find one of them here on BGR, of course. But truth be told, there’s only one review of Nintendo’s next-generation Super Smash Bros. game that you really need to see, and it already ran. More →

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E3 Day One Report

E3 Day One Report: Every game I played on the first day

By on June 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM.

E3 Day One Report: Every game I played on the first day

My goal this year at E3 was to get hands-on time with as many games as I possibly could. Between booth tours, meetings and running around the show floor, I’m well on my way to exceeding my own expectations, so I figured I would keep a log of every game I played each day at E3.

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Nintendo E3 2014 Livestream

Watch Nintendo’s E3 2014 event right here

By on June 10, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

Watch Nintendo’s E3 2014 event right here

Once again, Nintendo will be forgoing a press conference this year in favor of an online streaming Digital Event. It might sound like a worrying concession from the struggling Japanese company, but stage presence doesn’t make much of a difference when no one’s buying your home console. We need to see properties both new and old at this event to give us a reason to get excited about Nintendo again. More →

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Nintendo 3DS Vs. Smartphones

Nintendo’s horrors multiply

By on May 30, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

Nintendo’s horrors multiply

Game revenue stats from the first quarter of 2014 are grim reading for Nintendo. The ailing giant is now being overtaken by multiple mobile app companies, many of them riding on the success of a single, free download. Nintendo’s entire software stable — consisting of dozens of Wii U, Wii and 3DS titles —grossed just $411 million in the first quarter of the year. More →

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