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Nintendo to unveil 3-D gaming console

Submitted by: HeLLrAiSr @ 12:39 AM | Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | (url:

The 3-D entertainment craze continues to spread to video games. Nintendo announced Tuesday it will introduce a handheld console that plays games in 3-D without the use of special glasses.

The handheld device will be called the 3DS, succeeding Nintendo's DS series of portable gaming consoles. A brief press release issued by Nintendo did not specifically state how the 3-D effect would work on the device.

The console won't go on sale until June at the earliest. Nintendo said it will announce more details at the E3 trade show, to be held June 15-17 in Los Angeles, California.

Tuesday's announcement marks a new direction for the Japanese-based company, which had previously been dismissive of 3-D gaming. Earlier this year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said, ''I have doubts whether people will be wearing glasses to play games at home. How is that going to look to other people?"

The new 3DS device is expected to be backwards compatible, allowing it to play DS and DSi games. The 3DS name itself is a temporary name until the official name is revealed at the E3 convention.

Gaming blogs were buzzing Tuesday with speculation about how Nintendo will achieve the 3-D affect without specialized glasses.

Kotaku suggests that it may work similarly to a Japan-only game called "3D Hidden Puzzle," which uses the DSi's camera to track the movement of the player and adjust the image accordingly to make it appear 3-D.
Nintendo said the 3DS will go on sale before the company's next fiscal year ends, on March 31, 2011.

Earlier this year, Sony announced a software improvement that will allow 3-D gaming on its PlayStation 3 console. And some game developers are working on techniques to show their games in 3-D on Microsoft's Xbox 360 device and on PCs. All those systems will require the use of special glasses to achieve the 3-D effect.

Strong October NPD defies market plunge

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:34 AM | Friday, November 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesp...)

US gaming industry sees 18 percent year-over-year growth to $1.31 billion; Fable II tops software, Wii retains hardware crown, while Xbox 360 outsells PS3 nearly 2 to 1.

Nintendo DS--491,000
Xbox 360--371,000
PlayStation Portable--193,000
PlayStation 3--190,000
PlayStation 2--136,000

Nintendo Faces Patent Suit over Wiimote

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:05 PM | Thursday, August 21, 2008 | (url:

Nintendo's hit Wii console with its wandlike remote controller has been targeted in patent infringement complaints by a U.S. technology company.

Hillcrest Laboratories, based in Rockville, Md., has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington D.C., and a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Maryland against Nintendo Corp., the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Kyoto-based Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said Thursday the Japanese video game company has not yet received the lawsuit and had no comment.

Hillcrest is accusing Nintendo of infringement in four patents dealing with technology for a handheld three-dimensional pointing device and a display interface system for organizing graphic content on a TV, it said.

PS3 Outsells XBox 360 Again in February NPD

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 11:11 AM | Friday, March 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamasu...)


Software: $668.7m ( 47%)
Hardware: $480.0 million ( 19%)
Accessories: $185.3m ( 36%)
Total Games: $1.33 billion ( 34%)


Nintendo DS - 587.6K (from 251K)
Wii - 432K (from 274K)
PlayStation 2 - 351.8K
PlayStation 3 - 280.8K (from 269K)
Xbox 360 - 254.6K (from 230K)
PSP - 243.1K (from 230K)

Nintendo Announces Wii Pay & Play

Submitted by: LouCypher @ 01:54 PM | Saturday, February 23, 2008 | (url:

Taking a lead from Microsoft, Nintendo will begin "collecting fees for some services [that] will allow us to adapt flexibly." Rumor has it their e-currency will be gold coins hidden in brick blocks.

[NPD] DS Tops 1.5M Units in NA for Nov. (more)

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 09:24 PM | Thursday, December 13, 2007 | (url: http://www.thesim...)

The November NPD sales report is in and 1.5 million DSs were sold in NA during the month alone. The little handheld is most likely on its way to being the best selling console of all time. In other news, Mario Galaxy is a million seller, CoD4 edged close to 2 million across all platforms, and UT3 for PC fucking tanked with only ~34k copies sold in NA. Total sales crossed the $2.63 Billion mark with Activision scoring big.


Nintendo Wii 981,000
Nintendo DS 1,535,000
Xbox 360 770,000
PlayStation Portable 567,000
PlayStation 2 496,000
Total Tracked Hardware Units 4,319,000

Even more if you hit the link. Thank you Sim Exchange.

Nintendo edges out EA as top publisher

Submitted by: Fool @ 12:11 PM | Monday, October 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.msnbc....)

How? It wasnt pure financials, although Nintendo was competitive in that respect. And it wasnt due to number of releases: Nintendo shipped just 32 games last year. EA shipped 116.

But this year, for the first time, the list-compiling people at Game Developer decided to add in another factor reputation. They asked game industry professionals to rate publishers and leave comments about them. Based on those results, Nintendo got the brass ring.

1 Nintendo
2 Electronic Arts
3 ACtivision
4 Ubisoft
6 Take Two
7 Sega of America
8 Sony
9 Microsoft
10 SCi/Eidos
11 Square Enix
12 Namco Bandai Games
13 Vivendi Games
14 Capcom
15 Konami
16 NCSoft
17 Disney Interactive Studios
18 Atlus USA
19 LucasArts
20 Midway

Software developers worried about the Wii

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 01:39 PM | Thursday, October 11, 2007 | (url: http://uk.wii.ign...)

IGN reports on a recent article from The Nikkei Business Daily. After speaking to a number of software houses on the future of the Wii, The Business Daily reveals that several developers, preferring to stay anonymous, expressed concerns over the longevity of the system, and were hesitant to develop games in the event of the Wii's popularity dropping suddenly.

[Rumors - Wii] Nintendo Applies for New SKU

Submitted by: Evil Light Bulb @ 03:57 PM | Friday, October 5, 2007 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

Nintendo may be preparing to offer some minor package updates to the Wii soon. The 'new sku' is purported to carry the same Canadian price point as the current Wii offering. The possibilities could vary from new color to a different pack-in game. This is the very earliest hint that such a thing is being planned, but expect further updates as they become available.

Of course the possibility exists that this could be for something else entirely.

Baseball Gets Less Boring

Submitted by: Colosus @ 09:08 AM | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | (url: http://www.dsfanb...)

Nintendo's Fan Network allows Safeco Field attendees to enhance Mariners games with software downloaded onto the DS. For a $5 fee, baseball fans can order food, watch live video, play networked games, learn about the players, and even keep up with other baseball games, right from their seats.

Lovely free DS homebrew games reviewed

Submitted by: CPClove @ 04:57 AM | Wednesday, July 18, 2007 | (url: http://fromthegut...)

And download links provided. Enjoy!

Hopeless GameBoy Rivals: BitCorp Gamate

Submitted by: CPClove @ 04:02 AM | Wednesday, July 18, 2007 | (url: http://pocketgami...)

The complete low-down on Bit Corporation's dreadful retro rival to Nintendo's Game Boy.

Wii outselling PS3 'six to one'

Submitted by: Xcursion @ 06:21 PM | Wednesday, July 4, 2007 | (url:

Nintendo's Wii console outsold Sony's PlayStation 3 in Japan last month by six to one, says research.

Nintendo sold 270,974 Wii consoles last month while Sony sold 41,628 PS3s, according to Enterbrain, a Japanese publisher that tracks console sales.

Store managers detail PS3 failure rate at less than 1%

Submitted by: houston @ 06:03 PM | Tuesday, July 3, 2007 | (url: http://www.ps3fan...)

sony and nintendo are both below 1%, japanese electric engineers are the shit

Nintendo announcing WiiWare

Submitted by: Dranon @ 09:07 AM | Wednesday, June 27, 2007 | (url:

If this is true, it sure will be an interesting future for the Wii. Letting people develop games that can be bought for points, like the current VC games.

I'm sure the first few games won't be the greatest will see but, with time, there'll be some good quality games to get.

I checked but couldn't find any informations on WiiWare.