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Nintendo 3DS launches in Japan, moves 400,000 units

February 27th, 2011

Living on the land of the rising sun? Well, we’re jealous because the Nintendo 3DS went on sale there this morning and Nintendo is said to have swiftly moved their initial 400,000 unit stockpile pretty swiftly (including pre-orders). Lines were said to be as long as 2,000 people deep for the ¥25,000 portable gaming system, but …

NPD: Video game sales slide 5% in January, hardware down 8%

February 18th, 2011

Industry watcher NPD Group says sales of video game software in the U.S. declined by 5% year-over-year in January 2011, totaling $576 million. Console sales were down 8% to $324 million. On the back of continued strong sales of the Microsoft Kinect and PlayStation Move motion-based controllers, sales of video games accessories increased 6% year-over-year …

Amazon, GameStop offering pre-orders of Nintendo 3DS

January 20th, 2011

Got yourself all jazzed up about the impending release of the Nintendo 3DS? Good news. Retailers Amazon and GameStop have begun offering pre-orders of the 3D portable-gaming system. In return for hammering in your credit card digits, and promising to pay $249.99 in March, you can reserve yourself the latest and greatest gadget from the …

Nintendo officially announces 3DS U.S. plans; $249 on March 27th

January 19th, 2011

Good news for all those out there who are die-hard Nintendo fans. At a planned media event, the company officially announced its U.S. intentions for its 3DS portable gaming set. Launching on March 27th, the handset will have the same form-factor as the DSi and will be backwards compatible with both DS and DSi games. Nintendo noted …

Nintendo 3DS to be region locked?

January 11th, 2011

A report filed by Korean gaming site RuliWeb claims that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS portable gaming handset will be region locked. The locking system on the 3DS will be much like the system used by DVD players and movie releases. The gaming console and corresponding games will have an embedded region code — the console’s …

Nintendo 3DS hitting Japan February 26, U.S. and Europe in March

September 29th, 2010

Early this morning, Nintendo made the pricing and release date of the Nintendo 3DS very official. The company’s next generation mobile gaming set will begin shipping, in Japan, on February 26 for a cool 25,000 yen (~ $299). The device will be launched in cosmo black and blue; pricing and colors have not yet been set for …

German newspaper pegs Nintendo 3DS for November 11 in Japan

September 27th, 2010

A German newspaper has preemptively published the purported release date for Nintendo’s next mobile gaming system, the 3DS. The paper writes that the 3DS will be released in Japan on November 11 and will have a European release date sometime in the spring of 2011. The paper also states that Mario Kart 3DS, as well as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina …

Nintendo to unveil 3DS launch details on September 29th

July 29th, 2010

Nintendo confirmed on Thursday that it is holding an event to announce the details of a new product on September 29th. This centerpiece product for this upcoming event is most likely the Nintendo 3DS, a 3-D portable gaming device unveiled by Nintendo earlier this year. If this supposition pans out, then we can expect Nintendo to announce the official …

Nintendo announces the 3DS

June 15th, 2010

Today at E3, Nintendo delivered upon its promise and announced the 3DS, the only device of its kind to deliver 3D imagery without requiring users to wear dorky special glasses. The portables secret weapon is its 3.5″ 3D display which users can adjust based upon their proximity to the screen for optimal 3D viewing; there will …

Nintendo's yearly profits drop, Wii sales fall

May 6th, 2010

Today, Nintendo posted its 2009-2010 fiscal earnings, and the Japanese gaming giant is beginning to stumble. For the first time in six years, Nintendo’s annual net profit fell, dropping 18% to ¥228.64 billion ($2.45 billion) in this fiscal year, which ended in March 2010. Nintendo blamed the slide on the appreciation of the yen, a …