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Unveiling of Nintendo's Wii U

Nintendo will shut down the 3DS and Wii U eShops in 2023

February 16th, 2022

On Wednesday, Nintendo announced that it will shut down the Wii U and 3DS online stores next year. As of late March 2023, Wii U and 3DS owners will no longer be able to make digital purchases from the Nintendo eShop. Additionally, free content will no longer be available for download, including game demos and …

Nintendo Earnings Q1

Nintendo announces updated 3DS and Switch release schedules

July 26th, 2017

Nintendo on Tuesday morning released its financial results for the fiscal first quarter, which ended in June. As expected, strong Switch console and game sales helped the company record an operating profit of 16.21 billion yen ($145 million), a huge swing from the 5.13 billion yen loss Nintendo posted in the year-ago quarter. The company also …

Nintendo Switch vs. 3DS

Nintendo says that the Switch won’t kill off handheld consoles

July 10th, 2017

When Nintendo unveiled the Switch last October, gamers immediately began speculating about the future of the company’s handheld game consoles. After all, the Switch would be the best of both worlds — a capable home console and the most powerful portable console ever made. But three months into the life of the Switch, Nintendo remains …