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Splatoon 2 to have open-play test event in March

Splatoon 2 is one of the Nintendo Switch’s most hotly anticipated releases, but it won’t be arriving until sometime in Q2 or even Q3 of this year. Fortunately for early adopters of Nintendo’s upcoming console, there will be a public test event over the weekend of the 24th March, letting …

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Super Mario Run is the fastest growing mobile app ever

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Super Mario Run might have annoyed a lot of people by restricting the majority of its content behind a paywall, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been popular. In fact it’s the fastest growing app ever, even beating out the likes of Pokémon Go. In the four days following its …

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Nintendo to end Wii U production in Japan this month

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Nintendo can be a funny company at times. We have known about Nintendo’s plans to release a new home console for quite some time now, which has periodically prompted rumours of the Wii U ceasing production. In fact, just last week Nintendo denied reports that Wii U production would be …

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Sony wants to jump back into mobile gaming

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When it comes to mobile gaming, Sony’s efforts have been hit and miss. The PS Vita handheld rarely gets any attention these days and as far as smartphone games go, Sony actually shut down its PlayStation Mobile division last year to help cut costs. However, with Nintendo starting to succeed …

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Nintendo shares spike again after Super Mario iOS announcement

During Apple’s iPhone announcement event on Tuesday evening, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage to announce Super Mario Run, the first Mario game for smartphones, coming first to iOS this year. It seems that this was a smart move, as now Nintendo’s stock has jumped by almost 30 percent, similarly …

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Nintendo promises to do better with launch of NX console

Although the Wii u did manage to gain some traction at various points over the past few years, it never garnered the mainstream attention afforded to the PS4 and Xbox One. That’s something Nintendo wants to change with its next-generation system, the NX, expected to launch in March 2017. “One …

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Pokémon Go Japan launch begins retail partnerships

It doesn’t take a big stretch of the imagination to consider what’s financially possible with a game that can have people congregate in certain areas. That’s why now that Pokémon Go is finally available in Japan, more than 3,000 of its Gyms are located at McDonald’s restaurants. This is the first …

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Nintendo shares skyrocket following Pokémon Go success

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Nintendo has had a tough time of things in recent years, struggling with the Wii U and coming very late to the smartphone game. Now that it has arrived though, it’s dominating. Pokémon Go is a sensation that’s taken the world by storm and it’s lead to a huge drive in …

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Pokemon Go has already added $7.5 billion to NIntendo’s value

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Pokemon Go signalled Nintendo’s first big step into mobile gaming and sure enough, the company is already dominating the market. Pokemon Go has only launched officially in a couple of countries so far but its massive success has already added $7.5 billion to Nintendo’s market value, with share prices rising …

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Pokémon GO is now playable… in the far-East

Update: Some of our readers from around the world have managed to download it. If you’re playing Pokémon Go right now, where are you from, and which platform are you playing on? Nintendo has launched its new augmented reality smartphone game, Pokémon GO, in territories including Japan, New Zealand and …

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Nintendo looking to make new movies for its big stars

Nintendo’s biggest successes in recent years have come from it leaving its comfort zone. Building a new Amiibo business has worked well, likewise branching out into smartphone games. Continuing that ethos moving forward, Nintendo is now said to be looking into creating feature films of its major characters. Inarguably Nintendo’s …

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Update: Nintendo NX controller shots were fakes

Update: It turns out that the pictures that appeared online earlier this month of the rumoured Nintendo NX controller, have been confirmed as fakes by the person behind the posting. They even uploaded a video showing the creation of the 3D model used for the images and how they overlayed some of the …

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