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Nintendo Releases Shipment Numbers of 3 Top Franchises

Nintendo has recently released data showing the worldwide shipment figures for three of it’s coveted franchises: Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Mario Kart.  The charts below show the units shipped in millions.  and start from the franchise beginnings and continue to the present. Some of the figures might be surprising, such as Super Mario Bros 1 out shipping all other Mario Bros almos...

Boredom + Gameboy = Awesomeness!

  Youtuber, MrSeberi created this pretty cool music video using nothing but sounds created by his gameboy.  He has this to say about the video: “To answer some of your questions: 1) Yes, all the sounds come from the Game Boy. No effects were used. 2) The yellow thing is (as some of you already pointed out) the Game Boy Camera. 3) No Game Boys were harmed during the filming of this video...

Would New Games for Old Systems Really Be That Bad?

Recently, Dan posted an article about a new Super Nintendo game in development.  As I read the article I felt a chill of excitement run down my spine and started thinking, would this really be a bad idea if it continued? I know that a lot of people out there will be against it.  They will tell us that Emulators and downloads from the console specific stores are their choice of playing games from o...

Evolution of Nintendo

With Nintendo evolving once again with the release of the Nintendo 3DS as well as the anxiously awaited Wii U, I thought it would be cool to look back at Nintendo from its beginning.  Above you will see the classic logos. Below, you will see the evolution of their consoles and handhelds.  What was your favorite Nintendo system?  What was it about the system that makes it your favorite? 

Nintentunes is here to help sooth your Halloween party hangover, with music!

Gameboy – Avenging Spirit One of my favorite elements of the Nintendo download services is the ability to download classic games. When the eShop Gameboy version of Avenging Spirit was released a few months ago for the 3DS eShop, I may have been one of the few people jumping for joy and looking for my credit card to put down the 3 bucks to purchase the game. I remember playing the game for ho...

Nintentunes: Labor day edition

Gameboy – Sword of Hope 2 Sword of Hope was known along with Final Fantasy Legend as one of the first RPGs to appear on the Game Boy. Kemco later released a sequel to the title, and although I don’t remember much of story other than the need to find some dude named Zakdos, but I do rembember the awesome soundtrack. Throughout the entire adventure the music is catchy and rhythmic, and for a...

Nintentunes handheld edition: all the great tunes now available in your pocket!

Gameboy – X One of the great things about Nintendo handhelds circa 2008 was their ability to play games from other regions without having to worry about the game being region locked. Although X was never released outside of Japan, this early attempt at three-dimensional gameplay for the original gameboy spiked many gamers interest outside of the land of the rising sun. Going back and playing...

Nintentunes: T-shirt giveaway edition

Welcome to another edition of Nintentunes! This week we will be giving away three t-shirts to three lucky Infendo readers with the help of two cats and a girlfriend. Thank you all for participating in the contest, the winners can be found in the above video. Thank you to Threadless for providing the t-shirts for the giveaway! Winners should email eugene@infendo.com to set the free t-shirt wheels i...

eShop adds a great GB classic

The 3DS eShop’s first weekly shipment of fresh titles has arrived, and you can’t miss the 500 pound gorilla taking his place as the star of the week. Donkey Kong for Gameboy is definitely worth buying. Arguably the best classic-style Donkey Kong game, DK GB plays out as one long, fun adventure with Mario pursuing the ape through 100 different levels of frantic jumping, climbing and sma...

History of Nintendo’s handhelds

Gamepro has a great piece up about Nintendo’s long history in the handheld market. Noticeably absent is the Game & Watch series, but everything else is there. I can remember paying a ridiculous amount at my local import shop to have a Game Boy Light imported from Japan, only for the Game Boy Color to release less then a year later. Go brush up on your handheld history in-between 3DS ...

The Final Word: Why the N64 wasn’t a huge success (and how the next Wii can be)

Looking back on Nintendo systems, it’s easy to see why the NES, GameBoy, DS, and Wii were such successes. The NES had Super Mario Bros. GameBoy had Tetris. DS had Nintendodogs. Wii had Wii Sports. In other words, they all had must-have launch games. But to get theses games, you had to buy the hardware. Conversely, it’s easy to see why the GameCube never really took off, despite its pot...