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Peter Suciu
Nintendo Leans on Fan Favorites and Fortnite
06/14/18 9:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 725 Words

It didn't replicate the success of the original Wii , however.

"Nintendo has bounced back in a huge way after what happened with the Wii U," remarked IDC's Ward.

"The Switch has tracked well with younger gamers, and that should continue,"...

David Jones
Nintendo Unveils Labo, a DIY Cardboard Kit for the Switch
01/19/18 12:01 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 582 Words

"It's an amazing concept," he told TechNewsWorld, "and I can't think of anything since the original reveal of the Nintendo Wii that made me sit back and just say "wow."

Nintendo Labo is designed to increase engagement and keep the Switch...

Peter Suciu
Nintendo to Roll Out Marquee Titles for Switch
01/11/18 12:50 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 775 Words

Nintendo's 2018 lineup may not be quite as strong as those AAA titles, however, and some of the games already have been released either for the Wii U or on other platforms.

"None of the titles are as impressive as Super...

David Jones
Super Mario Odyssey Has Reviewers Jumping for Joy
10/28/17 11:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 792 Words

If the Switch should reach that 4.2 million figure, that would exceed unit sales for the Wii during its first 10 months in the market.

Super Mario Odyssey is a killer app for the Switch, remarked Ted Pollak, senior gaming analyst at...

Peter Suciu
Nintendo Readies Mario for E3 Spotlight
05/16/17 2:27 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 880 Words

"The opening year is critical for Nintendo's Switch, in terms of bringing its most enthusiastic fans on board, and cultivating the kind of momentum that makes the platform all the more attractive to third-party partners, especially given the poor performance of the Wii ...

David Jones
Nintendo Drops New Portable on Market as Switch Sales Take Hold
05/02/17 10:04 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 704 Words

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, the company forecast sales of 10 million units of Nintendo Switch hardware, 35 million units of software, 6 million units of Nintendo 3DS hardware, 40 million units of 3DS software and 3 million units of Wii ...

David Jones
Nintendo Fans Get Their Hands on the Switch
03/06/17 3:57 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 688 Words

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , the first major title for the Nintendo Switch, also became available on Friday for the Wii U at a price of $59.99. Gaming titles set for future release include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...

Richard Adhikari
Nintendo Banks on Switch Hit
01/14/17 10:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 624 Words

Nintendo on Thursday announced the Nintendo Switch handheld gaming console, its long-awaited successor to the poorly received Wii 2. The US$300 Switch will hit the streets March 3. Purchasers will get the console, two Joy-Con controllers, a Joy-Con Grip, a set of Joy-Con...

Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Mac's Back, Nintendo Returns, and Huawei Goes to the Edge
11/05/16 10:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 919 Words

The Wii U didn't much excite me, except for the tremendous Super Mario Maker . However, the latest Nintendo offering, Nintendo Switch, offers a look at a new future for console gaming.

Switch is a hybrid system that, when nestled into...

Peter Suciu
Nintendo Switches It Up
10/20/16 3:10 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 944 Words

The Switch is Nintendo's first home gaming system since it launched the Wii U in 2012. That system is widely regarded as a disappointment -- Nintendo has sold just under 62 million units worldwide. That compares to the sale of more than...

Peter Suciu
Sony Tips PS4 Slim Standard Strategy
08/22/16 3:21 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 617 Words

Consumer Confusion
The company's effort to cover all the bases in the console space could mean that Sony's PS4 will compete not only with the Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U, but also with other versions of the PS4.


Kris Holt
Gadget Ogling: Pokémon Go Drones, New Old Nintendo, and Snowden-Secured Smartphones
08/02/16 4:15 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 784 Words

There are, of course, other ways to play these games, such as on a Wii or Wii U, or through emulation on a computer or other device. There's just something about playing games on their correct systems and with the correct controller...

David Jones
Nintendo's Q1 Reflects Struggles Unrelated to Pokemon Go Success
07/27/16 10:18 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 606 Words

The company reported a drop of 31 percent in net sales and an operating loss of about US$48 million, which it attributed to growing strength in the Japanese yen but which likely had more to do with dismal sales of the outgoing Wii ...

Peter Suciu
Nintendo's NES Classic Targets Gaming Geezers
07/15/16 9:05 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 839 Words

Additional NES Classic Controllers will be available for $9.99 at the time of launch, and Wii Classic Controllers and Controller Pros also can be used with the NES Classic Edition. However, original NES controllers will not be compatible with the new model.

Peter Suciu
Nintendo's New Zelda Adventure Draws E3 Cheers
06/16/16 1:08 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 822 Words

When it does, it could be the final triple-A title for the Wii U game console, as well as the first marquee title for Nintendo's yet to be officially announced next-generation gaming system. Call of the Wild Breath of the Wild in many...

Quinten Plummer
Virtual Reality May Be Coming Around Again for Nintendo
02/03/16 2:23 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 515 Words

For its third quarter, which ended Dec. 31, the company saw about a 2 percent fall in Wii U software sales. It reported an overall profit of about US$241 million, down about 36 percent year over year.

Down That Road Again...

Quinten Plummer
Pokken Tournament to Kick Off in March
01/18/16 12:09 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 485 Words

Nintendo last week announced that Pokkén Tournament will be available worldwide for Wii U on March 18. The Pokémon-themed fighting game, developed by Bandai Namco and published by Nintendo , will retail for US$60.

For the first production run of Pokkén Tournament...

Quinten Plummer
Wii U at Long Last to Share Minecraft Gold
12/08/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 525 Words

Mojang on Monday announced that Minecraft finally is headed for the Wii U, with touchdown scheduled for Dec. 17. The lack of Minecraft availability long has been a legitimate reason to skip the Wii U in favor of another console.

Although Minecraft...

Quinten Plummer
Valve's Steam Gaming Hardware Hits Home
11/13/15 10:11 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1084 Words

The latest game consoles from Microsoft and Sony are going for $350 , and Nintendo's Wii U is expected to sell for $250 this holiday season.

The price points of the pioneering Steam Machines seem like barriers to "converting custom builders,"...

Chris Maxcer
Is Apple TV a Worthy Upgrade? Sort Of
11/03/15 12:33 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1982 Words

You could do this with the super old Nintendo Wii , but not with Apple? As if you would want to drop another $79 for an extra Siri Remote anyway. And the safety Remote Loop so your kids don't throw the remote into...

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