3DS numbers looking up for the month of August

For the month of August, Nintendo saw a healthy surge in sales for the 3DS as the console managed to move 235,000 units in the U.S., approximately 185,000 of them coming after the August 12 price drop. This increase amounts to a 260 percent increase in sales for the month. This could very well be the beginning of a sustained sales run for Nintendo and the 3DS with the holiday season approaching an...

One developer sees $42.1m in profits, credits 3DS game sales

You would have thought that the enormous price cut that Nintendo’s newest handheld just received would indicate that third party developers would be experiencing the same lackluster sales, but for one developer, that is not the case.

Satoru Iwata explains Nintendo’s abrupt 3DS price reduction

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata today discussed with shareholders his decision to suddenly slash the price of 3DS. A price cut for a system so soon after it’s launch is obviously troubling news to investors, so much so that Iwata himself has taken a pay cut. When asked why Nintendo decided to drop the price of the 3DS system so soon after launch, Iwata stated, “For us to maximize the effect o...

Nintendo reports $323 million in losses, decides to charge a fair price for the 3DS

Who would have know that things could change this swiftly for the house that Mario built? Perhaps because of poor sales and the impending arrival of the Playstation Vita, effective August 12th the new MSRP for a shinny new 3DS will be $169.99. Aren’t you glad that you’re an early adopter?  For the previous quarter, Nintendo has reported revenue of 93.93b Yen ($1.1b) with losses of 25.516b...

Satoru Iwata has been listening, is not pleased with lack of games on Wii

It?s funny how much Nintendo has changed in the last decade. For the first time in its history, Nintendo was no longer the market leader as the Sony Playstation had broken onto the scene and easily ran away with the lion?s share of the console market. The Playstation 2 was beginning to pick up where its predecessor left off, and Nintendo was itself readying its own answer in the Gamecube.

Reggie on Wii U: Online experience will be robust, takes jab at Sony and Microsoft

While there have been no concrete details on the online infrastructure of Wii U, Nintendo has flat out stated they need to do better. While the launch of the eshop for 3DS was a nice start, if Nintendo is serious about offering a service comperable to Microsoft’s Xbox Live or Sony’s Playstation Network, they have a long way to go.

When does gaming make you say wow?

As I was playing Wii Sports today getting in a little bowling action, I thought back to November 2006 when Wii was the hot new thing. Can you believe that it has been nearly 5 years since Nintendo unleashed motion controls onto the masses? The idea was so revolutionary that The Revolution was how we all came to know Wii….before Nintendo turned their console into a wiener joke of course. I ...

How does the latest helping of Nintendo sit in your stomach?

Just a couple of weeks now folks. Soon, the world will finally know what Nintendo has locked up in their R&D vaults in Japan. In two short weeks, Nintendo’s game plan for the remainder of 2011 will be revealed. How do you think Nintendo will fair? Nintendo has come under much scrutiny lately by members of the press and fans alike. Personally, I am expecting Nintendo to hit the ball ou...

Infendo community….help!

In three weeks time, the world will know exactly (well maybe not EXACTLY) what Nintendo has in store for us for the next couple of years. By this time a month from now Project Café will be unveiled at e3, Nintendo will show the world exactly why the 3DS is a must have system, and in a first for me, I will be at the conference to share everything Nintendo with you dear readers. It has been 3 month...

With motion now standard and when equally priced, Xbox 360 more popular than Wii

The Wii has seen quite the drop in demand recently. After dominating the competition for the first four years of its life, the game-changing console has been relegated to second place in America for the last 12 months (give or take a month or two) behind Xbox 360. In other words, when equally priced at $199, Americans slightly favor Xbox 360, at least at this point in the Wii’s lifecycle. On...

NPDs are in….DS tops 3DS for April

Before I go further, let me just say that Nintendo and the 3DS are both going to be just fine. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, hi folks. I hope everyone is ready to talk sales numbers and such. If you’re not, stop right now and instead listen to Infendo Radio. For the rest of you, I’ll see you after the break.

This is why you won’t be buying Nintendo’s next console

So the entire Internet has been buzzing about Nintendo and their new console, but for some reason it’s hard to be excited about it. Right now with Wii, I haven’t had anything to play since Donkey Kong, and the rest of 2011 is looking bleak. I don’t think I will be stopping in for coffee at Nintendo’s next café, and here’s why.