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Topic: Nintendo

Nintendo doubles down on portables, reveals Nintendo Switch tablet-based console

10/20/2016, 12:10 pm

Alongside mobile ambitions with iOS, Nintendo's new console called the "Nintendo Switch" has debuted, and a promotional video shows a Tegra-powered game console able to be hooked up to a television in a dock, with controller connectors that when connected strongly resemble the older GameVice iPad and iPhone peripheral.


Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Nintendo executives, plays Super Mario Run in Japan visit

10/12/2016, 10:10 pm

Continuing his East Asian tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived in Japan this week and on Wednesday visited a popular shrine in Kyoto, met with executives from Nintendo and scored an early preview of Super Mario Run for iOS.


Super Mario Run Stickers for iOS 10 iMessages now available as free download

09/12/2016, 06:09 pm

Apple's iMessage App Store is set to launch this week with its new Nintendo partnership leading the way, as the Super Mario Run Stickers app is now available to download.


Nintendo announces 'Super Mario Run,' coming first to Apple's iOS

09/07/2016, 01:09 pm

The biggest franchise in gaming history will make its mobile debut first on Apple's iOS platform with "Super Mario Run," a new title coming to the iPhone App Store.


Pokemon GO is earning Apple's App Store 3x as much money as Nintendo

07/11/2016, 08:07 pm

App Store chart-topping downloads of the hit game Pokemon GO have sent Nintendo's stock soaring, adding more than $7 billion to its market capitalization. However, the Japanese gaming icon is reportedly earning significantly less from app-related sales than Apple is from its App Store cut.


Nintendo's hugely successful 'Pokemon Go' expected to launch soon in Europe, Japan

07/11/2016, 10:07 am

The first mobile Pokémon title for iOS and Android has proven to be a wild success, helping to boost shares of Nintendo stock after a pervasive slide, with the game on track to expand to Europe, Japan and more in the coming days.


Nintendo might build hardware controllers for iPhone and iPad

07/05/2016, 09:07 pm

After launching its first iOS app, Japanese gaming giant Nintendo is looking to further diversify beyond consoles and first-party handhelds with a potential move into mobile hardware, specifically a controller add-on for smartphones and tablets.


Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem' & 'Animal Crossing' franchises coming to phones, tablets

04/27/2016, 09:04 am

Two of Nintendo's most popular game series, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing, will join the ranks of its first apps for smartphones and tablets, the console maker said on Wednesday.


Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

03/29/2016, 09:03 am

Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo's first smartphone-only app -- Miitomo -- will come to Apple's iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.


Nintendo's 'Miitomo' coming to iOS in March, pre-registration starts Feb. 17

02/03/2016, 09:02 am

Nintendo's first smartphone-only app, Miitomo, will launch sometime next month for iOS and Android, with a pre-registration process beginning on Feb. 17, the Japanese game maker announced on Wednesday.


Nintendo to debut first smartphone app 'Miitomo' in spring 2016

10/28/2015, 11:10 pm

After announcing intent to produce mobile titles for smartphone like iPhone earlier this year, Nintendo on Wednesday announced "Miitomo," a freemium app scheduled to see release in the first property will see release in March 2016.


Nintendo plans to release 5 smartphone games within next two years

05/08/2015, 10:05 am

Legendary video game maker Nintendo plans to take a "less is more" approach with its entrance into the smartphone gaming market, revealing this week that it only plans to release a handful of games within the next few years.


Nintendo to bring games and IP to smartphones with DeNA partnership

03/17/2015, 07:03 am

Video game giant Nintendo on Tuesday announced its classic characters, as well as some new faces, will make their way to "smart devices" through a partnership with mobile app developer DeNA.


Nintendo loses another half-billion dollars as console sales slide

05/07/2014, 09:05 am

Legendary game maker Nintendo reported the results of its last fiscal year on Wednesday, revealing losses of 46.4 billion yen, or $457 million, for the 12-month period ending in March.


Nintendo unveils cheaper 2DS console in bid to secure portable gaming share

08/28/2013, 05:08 pm

Japanese game maker Nintendo has announced yet another variant of its popular 3DS portable gaming console, this time a much less expensive version likely aimed at helping the company cement market share as smartphones like Apple's iPhone disrupt the established portable gaming space.


Revenue from iOS, Android gaming apps now three times greater than portable consoles

05/17/2013, 04:05 pm

The trend that's seen portable gaming shifting largely to devices like Apple's iPhone continues apace, according to a new report that pegs revenue from gaming on iOS and Android devices at three times the size of revenue on dedicated portable gaming consoles.


Sony hopes to counter smartphone games with free PlayStation Vita developer tools

05/08/2013, 05:05 pm

Hoping to counter a trend that's seen its portable devices struggling against competitors like Apple's iPhone, Sony on Wednesday announced that it would be removing barriers to publishing for independent developers by doing away with their licensing fees.


Nintendo hopes developers will port smartphone games to its struggling Wii U console

05/06/2013, 02:05 pm

Faced with a slow start for the Wii U, Nintendo has reportedly begun offering software to make it easy for developers to port their mobile applications from platforms like Apple's iOS to its new home gaming console.


Study finds mobile gaming on the rise among developers, interest in consoles waning

02/28/2013, 03:02 pm

Mobile platforms running iOS and Android are increasingly popular among North American game developers, according to a new study, while traditional consoles and their portable counterparts are seeing less interest.


Nokia's earnings plunge 73%, Nintendo sees first annual loss

01/26/2012, 02:01 pm

On the heels of Apple's announcement of the biggest quarter in company history, two of the iPhone maker's rivals -- Nokia and Nintendo -- have reported significant losses.