Nintendo of America “discusses” why the generic New 3DS handheld won’t be making its way to North America, and also highlights why an AC adapter isn’t included.
Nintendo’s New 3DS XL is coming to North America and Europe next month, but only the larger model will be releasing in the U.S.
Nintendo takes aim at 2015 for their next open-world Zelda adventure.
[Photo: Famitsu] Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox One console recently launched in Japan on September 4, and so far the all-in-one system has been met with markedly lukewarm reception in the Japanese market. A lowly 23, 562 consoles were sold in the first week of launch availability, Famitsu reports, making it a considerable flop. In comparison, Japan’s Xbox 360 launch saw more than 60,000 units sold back in 2005. What attributed to this lack of sales? As Kotaku reports, a handful of big-name Japanese retailers resembled vacant ghost-towns during the Xbox One’s midnight launch. So far the Xbox One exclusive Titanfall leads Japanese game sales charts for the console with 22,416 copies sold, followed by the
According to sales numbers compiled for 2013, Sony has overtaken Nintendo to be the #1 game console seller in the world, combining both mobile and stationary consoles. Considering the PlayStation 4’s wild success this comes as little surprise. According to Nikkei’s numbers, Sony beat Nintendo out by selling 18.7 million units of their consoles, which include the PS4, PS Vita and PS3 globally in fiscal 2013. That’s even with a huge 20% decline in PS Vita sales primarily due to the staleness of the platform and mobile gaming taking more market share. This is in contrast to Nintendo’s 16.3 million, which can almost entirely be attributed
Nintendo says they’re working on new hardware, and that they are actually already working on new hardware in most cases immediately after they’ve released the most current version. There appears to be no let up in Nintendo’s aspirations to release new hardware, which seems a bit surprising considering how disastrous their Wii U sales have been. Back in January, Nintendo was forced to cut their full year projections for the Nintendo Wii U by over 70%, which made a lot of investors lose faith in Nintendo’s business plan. However, Nintendo continues to move forward even though they posted a loss of $225 million for the
This week will be remembered in the halls of Nintendo HQ in Kyoto, Japan. The company received all the parts necessary for building the 50th million Wii console, as AMD proudly mentioned in their press release, and shipped 100th million Nintendo DS. When we take into account that DS sold 99.51 million units, while 47.72 million purchased a Wii console, and it is clear that the month of March will mark sale of Nintendo DS #100.000.000, while Wii #50.000.000 will have to wait until April or May. It would be really cool if the company would put special markings on these gaming systems, and sell