Nintendo Power to cease publication

As cliche as it sounds, but it’s the end of an era for fans of classic video game magazines. After more than 20 years in publication, Nintendo Power will be closing its doors. The news first broke when Nintendo Power senior editor, Chris Hoffman, sent out a Tweet (which, he has since deleted) stating that he was “sad to see it go.”  Hoffman later mentioned that Nintendo Power’s editorial team would do their best to make the last remaining issues memorable for subscribers.

Debuting in the summer of 1988, Nintendo Power was an in-house publication from Nintendo itself until the company handed the magazine’s rights to Future Publishing in 2007. Ever since then, the publication has been through numerous facelifts that were able to benefit itself from various competition. For years though, Nintendo Power was a staple for many gamers growing up from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. Much like other video game magazines of the time such as GamePro and Electronic Gaming Magazine, Nintendo Power made waiting by one’s mailbox at the end of every month a test of patience for the newest issue. It goes without saying that video game magazines of this nature helped mold my interest in gaming journalism, and I thank Nintendo Power for it.

So, let’s all pour out a glass of life potion, and give one last salute to Nintendo Power. Thank you for the memories.

Share your favorite moments/issues on Nintendo Power in the comments below.

8 Responses to Nintendo Power to cease publication

  1. Jared says:

    I was a huge Nintendo Power fan from the late nineties to mid 00s…was nice!

  2. Essel Pratt says:

    It is a sad day in Nintendo History…

  3. Hitokiri_Ace says:

    I hate to see it, but ya.. it’s time.. Hopefully this will open more official venues online!

    Nintendo Power died in my eyes when they let all the senior staff go.. Alan the slime, and the rest.. I still miss your guys’ wit. Farewell, and may life treat you well.

  4. loganb says:

    It did change, but I still love it. There’s something about reading a printed magazine, and I’m really bummed about this.

  5. Cactus Jack says:

    I’m bummed too! I still had another years subscription left! 🙁

  6. EdEN says:

    Always bad news when someone loses their job. Nintendo should digitize ALL issues of NP, and sell them on the eshop so we can view them on the 3DS or the Wii U tablet.

  7. Kaherka says:

    They said they were shutting down a year ago, but it didn’t happen. My subscription ran around right when it was announced, so I didn’t renew. Since a whole year went by without the magazine shutting down I was just about to renew again. I suppose I’ll just wait and see instead.

  8. leowatts says:

    I’m bummed. Im a current subscriber and have been on and off for years. Can anyone out there recommend a Nintendo magazine to take it’s place. I have 2 more issues coming my way. I sure hope to find a replacement by then.

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