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Reggie confirms Nintendo 3DS is company’s “next handheld platform”

Nintendo president of America Reggie Fils-Aime has officially weighed in on the recently announced 3DS portable. His comments, while far from surprising given the uncharacteristic Nintendo of Japan early reveal last month, gave further credence to the belief that the device will be much different than anything Nintendo’s put forth in the space before. In a recent interview with BusinessWeek,...

Miyamoto states the obvious, still makes news

Leave it to the trigger-happy video games media to take generic quotes from an industry master and turn them into a story. Case in point, this happened over the weekend: Miyamoto: “My best is yet to come” Nintendo general manager wants Wii 2 to be “unique” and hints at new Starfox New Star Fox! Wii HD, could be cool! Cats and dogs living in harmony! Naturally, none of these fantasies will ...

Was touch the secret to DS success?

Since launching nearly six years ago, the Nintendo DS has enjoyed otherworldly success. It has sold faster than any video game system before it. Including both DS Lite and DSi variations, Nintendo has shipped more than 130 million units worldwide, putting the DS on pace to become the best selling system ever—a mere 10 million away from current heavy weight champion, the PlayStation 2. And it sti...

Apple, Steve Jobs gunning for Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft with iPhone 4.0 update

Nintendo may not (publicly) care much about people playing games on Apple products, but don’t tell that to Apple. At their iPhone OS 4.0 preview event today the company came out gunning for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Shot one was a social networking platform called Game Center that’s built into the phone’s OS. Basically, people in gaming will call this feature Xbox Live Lite, ...

Zelda team “under considerable pressure” to match Monster Hunter graphics

No one makes better-looking games for Nintendo platforms than Nintendo. Unless of course you’re Capcom, working on the upcoming Monster Hunter Tri for Wii. “Looking at the graphics objectively, I feel like Monster Hunter Tri’s visuals are a representative example of what can be done on Wii,” Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told a pair of Capcom developers this week. “...

DSiWare underwhelmed in its first year, no?

Nintendo unceremoniously reminded everyone today that DSiWare is one year old. “In just one year’s time, the Nintendo DSiWare service has offered more than 150 downloadable games and applications that illustrate the service’s reputation as a playground for creativity,” the company said in a statement, while releasing the above highlight reel of past and future games. Althou...

Could this be the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen?

The first 3D touch screen… seems very Nintendo 3DS. What do you guys think?

Poll – Which old NES game deserves a Sequel?

Which old game do you think deserves a sequel? Tell us why you believe so in the comments and maybe we might read it next week during the podcast! {democracy:110}

Report: Nintendo rushed 3DS announcement so Japanese press couldn’t scoop it

Announcing a new handheld a few days before your next one is scheduled to launch doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Nintendo did with the 3DS last week shortly before releasing the DSi XL. But the uncanny maneuver wasn’t planned, it was forced, reports CNBC. “Apparently, the Japanese press was all over it and talked with suppliers there and Nintendo just wanted to get out ahead by break...

Big money has Nintendo staffers overworked, focused on bottom line?

That’s the story in at least one Japanese paper today, transcribed by Kotaku. The paper reports that those working in the Online Division have voiced dissatisfaction, while those in the financial department have been pulling long hours. Continuing, the paper adds that even those employed in preeminent development positions have been feeling the crunch, spending their time working on sequels ...

Nintendo “looking into” DSi rights management issues

What a difference an upgrade makes. After it was revealed last week that previously purchased DSiWare games would need to be purchased again (!) in order to play on multiple owned systems, Nintendo suggests it may reconsider its double dipping ways. “We’re looking into that specific topic, but we don’t have anything to announce at this time,” a representative told me today, after d...

Let’s get real: Nintendo will never, ever put games on the iPhone/iPad

I appreciate Business Insider’s spunk, and would actually welcome Nintendo games on my iPhone and soon-to-be purchased iPad, but let’s be honest and completely un-fun for a second: With the exception of that Philips CD-i Zelda disaster that we’ll never speak of again, Nintendo will never, ever put their games on another company’s hardware.