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ShopTo lists Wii U, 3DS amiibo pre-orders

British retailer ShopTo has become the first retailer in the world to list Nintendo amiibo figureines for both the Wii U and 3DS, giving us our first idea of how much each of them will cost. While prices are certainly not final and should be considered changeable before the release, …

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Nintendo to face yet another lawsuit

Philips, the Dutch electronics firm, is attempting to get the sale of Nintendo’s Wii U banned in the US. Nintendo has once again been targeted by a company that thinks it owns patents relating to technologies found inside of its consoles. The patents that Philips own end in 379 and 231, …

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Nintendo rumoured to be showing off new hardware at E3

Nintendo might be showing off some new hardware sooner than we thought, rumours are circulating from multiple sources close to Nintendo claiming that the company plans to show off a Wii U successor at E3 this year. This coincides with a patent Nintendo just filed for a handheld device with …

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Mario Kart 8 limited edition revealed

Yesterday Nintendo announced the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition bundle, the announcement was made through a new video on the Nintendo UK YouTube channel which showcases exactly what is included in the £60 collectors edition. The main addition to the bundle is the spiny shell which will arrive on a …

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Nintendo cleared in 3DS and DSI patent infringement case

Back in July 2012, Technology Properties Limited LLC, Phoenix Digital Solutions LLC and Patriot Scientific Corp filed a collective complaint against Nintendo for infringing on their high-performance, low-cost microprocessor patents. Apparently these micro-processors were used in both the DSI and 3DS but today the Trade Commission has cleared Nintendo, saying that neither …

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Nintendo reduces its Wii U sales forecast

It seems Nintendo’s optimism has faded as it slashed its end of year sales forecast for the Wii U after the console failed to pick up steam over the holiday season. The company’s financial year ends on the 31st of March, originally the heads over at Nintendo were expecting to …

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Sony speaks out on Playstation Vita’s shortcomings

It’s no secret that the PS Vita hasn’t enjoyed the same level of success that the original PSP had, there’s very few games for the hand-held and sale figures are often disappointing.  So why has this happened?  Sony UK Managing Director, Fergal Gara, has an explanation: “In all honesty, higher sales …

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Nintendo to pay up over 3DS patent infringement

The 3Ds might have had a slow start, but over the past year it’s been selling incredibly well, with over 40 million units sold since it was released in early 2011. Now though, Nintendo may be wishing it hadn’t done quite as well, since the courts have ruled in creating …

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Persona 5 announced alongside some spin offs

Japanese developer Atlus, just announced Persona 5, exclusively for the Playstation 3, proving that the ageing platform still has some life left. It doesn’t end there though, Persona Q for the 3DS, Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the Vita and Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold were also announced. …

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Nintendo Direct announcements

Another month, another Nintendo Direct presentation. This time we’ve been given quite a bit of 3DS news ranging from features and software updates to game releases. We start off with some Zelda: A Link Between Worlds news. First we’re introduced to three new characters: Irene the Witch- She is there …

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Nintendo has suspended the Swapnote service

Nintendo has decided to suspend the Swapnote service after receiving regular evidence that the 3DS feature was being used to exchange offensive material. The Swapnote and Special notes services were suspended at 7:00 PM EST on the 31st of October so over here in the UK you would’ve found that …

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Nintendo Direct announcements

Nintendo held a direct conference today, showing off some new games and updates for the Wii U and 3DS. The stream lasted about 30 minutes showing off trailers for all of the new games announced and some game-play. First up on the agenda were the Wii U announcements, starting off …

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Super Mario to enter augmented reality on 3DS cards

Augmented reality is a technology that’s truly in its infancy, but it has potentially huge applications. It could be used to leave messages for friends as they explore the real world, turn board games into fully animated, digital displays and now, have Mario and his friends, interact wherever you want. …

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