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Nintendo Wii Repairs

Nintendo is going to stop repairing Wii consoles once and for all in March

January 27th, 2020

When Nintendo launched the Wii in 2006, the skepticism was palpable. How would this severely underpowered white box compete with the PS3 and Xbox 360? The answer was a compelling selection of software and an innovative new controller that put everyone on a level playing field, resulting in record-breaking sales for the company. 13 years …

Nintendo Wii And DS Going Offline

Nintendo is taking the Wii and the DS offline on May 20th

February 27th, 2014

It’s time to get those last few rounds of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in, because Nintendo is about to take its legacy consoles offline for good. Nintendo announced on Wednesday that “certain online functionality” for the Wii and DS will be inaccessible starting on May 20th, including online play, matchmaking and leaderboards for a wide …

Nintendo Console Hacking Court Ruling

EU court says Nintendo can’t stop users from hacking its consoles

January 23rd, 2014

There has been plenty of discussion lately on how Nintendo can recover from its downward spiral, but none of the potential solutions have included allowing users to hack their consoles. Nevertheless, this might be a future Nintendo has to face if a recent European Union court ruling is upheld. Europe Online Magazine reports that the …

Nintendo Wii Production Ended

End of the line for Nintendo’s Wii

October 21st, 2013

Nintendo’s best-selling home console to date, which moved over 100 million units, has finally been retired. Kotaku noticed on Monday that Nintendo has updated its Japanese product page for the Wii with a short phrase which translates to “production ended.” Some consoles live much longer lives than the Wii, such as the PlayStation 2 — …

Mini Nintendo Wii Rumor

Nintendo rumored to be preparing mini Wii for December launch

November 26th, 2012

The Wii U might be the hottest thing in gaming right now, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo (NTDOY) needs to ditch the Wii’s simplistic motion controls and games. Like Sony (SNE) did with the PlayStation 2 when the PlayStation 3 launched, the Wii has the potential to continue to sell well in some markets where new consoles are …

Nintendo Wii now bundled with Wii Sports, price slashed to just $129

October 15th, 2012

Nintendo (NTDOY) on Monday announced that it plans to cut the price of its Wii gaming console to $129.99 prior to the holiday shopping season. The Japanese gaming company also revealed that Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resorts will now be bundled with the discounted console. Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of …

Video game sales continue to slide in February, Xbox still top console

March 9th, 2012

The video game industry continued to struggle in the United States last month as sales slid yet again according to market research firm The NPD Group. After dropping 34% year-over-year to $750.6 million in January, total video game hardware, software and accessory sales in the U.S. dipped to $1.06 billion in February, down 20% from …