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Topic: Nintendo

Nintendo's mobile sales surge 450% on strength of 'Super Mario Run,' 'Fire Emblem Heroes' for iPhone

07/26/2017, 09:07 am

Though the real standout was its hot selling hybrid Switch console and assorted software, mobile games were a very strong performer for Nintendo last quarter, with income surging a whopping 450 percent year over year.

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Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS now available on App Store

07/18/2017, 11:07 pm

Nintendo on Tuesday launched a hotly anticipated companion iOS app for the Switch console, offering owners access to online game services, social media integration, in-game voice chat and more.

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Nintendo Switch Online app coming to Apple's iPhone with 'Splatoon 2' on July 21

07/06/2017, 12:07 pm

Rather than handling voice chat native on the Nintendo Switch game console, players will need to install a separate app on iOS or Android to chat with friends while playing team-based shooter "Splatoon 2."

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Nintendo Switch online services include iPhone-based in-game chat, costs $20 per year

06/02/2017, 01:06 pm

Owners of the Nintendo Switch will have to pay a fee for online services in 2018, with subscribers to the currently-free service receiving access to a selection of classic Nintendo games and smartphone-based voice chat with others as part of the deal, a service which will cost $20 per year.

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Apple, other smartphone builders taking NAND that Nintendo needs for Switch production

05/30/2017, 11:05 am

Reports from the supply chain claim that Nintendo is suffering a component shortage for its popular Switch console, induced by Apple's need for the iPhone and other smartphone manufacturers.

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Rumors point to Nintendo shipping iOS 'The Legend of Zelda' title later this year

05/15/2017, 09:05 am

Nintendo is reportedly planning to expand its mobile gaming efforts following the success of 'Super Mario Run' and 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' on iOS, with the Kyoto firm said to be bringing 'The Legend of Zelda' to the platform in the future, along with rumors of another 'Pokemon' title for smartphones also apparently on the way.

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Nintendo Switch exploit discovered, leverages old iOS WebKit jailbreak method

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Hackers have worked out a way to "jailbreak" the Nintendo Switch by attacking the game console's web browser, a technique that reused a vulnerability discovered in early 2016 commonly used to jailbreak iPhones running iOS 9.3.

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How to play Mac games with Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers

03/06/2017, 03:03 pm

If you're among the first to buy the new Nintendo Switch game console, there's an added benefit you can easily take advantage of: The system's wireless controllers are fully supported by Apple's macOS.

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First look: Nintendo's iPad-like Switch hybrid game console launches, with iOS support on the way

03/03/2017, 04:03 pm

Taking a cue from the touchscreen tablet market kickstarted by Apple's iPad, Nintendo on Friday launched a hybrid home and portable game console. It's set to feature integration with an official Nintendo app for iOS, though it is not yet available at launch.

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Review: Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes for iPhone is short on plot, long on tactics

02/18/2017, 02:02 pm

The 27-year-old "Fire Emblem" series' latest entry was released earlier in February on iOS -- AppleInsider fights the forces of evil in "Fire Emblem Heroes."

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Nintendo president gaining confidence in iPhone gaming following big 'Mario,' 'Fire Emblem' launches

02/09/2017, 03:02 pm

Nintendo has latest mobile game, 'Fire Emblem: Heroes', has so far earned the game company $5 million dollars since its launch on February 2, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima advised in an interview, with the Japanese firm increasing its confidence in producing apps for iOS and other platforms.

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Nintendo's 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' grosses $2.9M in first-day sales

02/03/2017, 06:02 pm

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo's second mobile effort, Fire Emblem Heroes, raked in $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue after just 24 hours on sale, according to statistics released on Friday.

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Nintendo's free-to-play 'Fire Emblem: Heroes' arrives on Apple's iPhone and iPad

02/02/2017, 09:02 am

As promised, Nintendo on Thursday released "Fire Emblem: Heroes," the first game in the "Fire Emblem" series to make the leap from dedicated consoles and handhelds to the iPhone and iPad.

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Following Mario's mobile success, Nintendo plans to release 2-3 new iPhone games each year

02/01/2017, 09:02 am

Fresh off announcing results for "Super Mario Run"-- which for now remains an exclusive to Apple's iPhone -- Nintendo will reportedly be sticking to a schedule of just two or three mobile games per year.

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Nintendo reveals high unlock rate for 'Super Mario Run,' delays 'Animal Crossing' for iPhone

01/31/2017, 09:01 am

Nintendo's mobile efforts are paying off, after the gaming company confirmed better than expected revenue from "Super Mario Run" on iOS, but advised gamers will have to wait a few months before they can play "Animal Crossing" on an iPhone or iPad.

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Nintendo says Fire Emblem mobile game 'coming soon' to iOS

01/18/2017, 07:01 pm

After the initial blockbuster success of Nintendo's "Super Mario Run," the Japanese gaming giant on Wednesday announced its second mobile title will be a take on the long-running "Fire Emblem" series.

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Nintendo's new Switch console will allow remote parental controls via Apple's iPhone

01/13/2017, 10:01 am

In announcing its upcoming Switch console this week, Nintendo revealed that parents will have access to extensive controls on how their children play by way of a mobile app available for Apple's iOS.

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Players complain about high data use from persistent internet in 'Super Mario Run'

12/16/2016, 10:12 am

Early reports of "Super Mario Run" taking up to 75 megabytes per hour of dedicated play were a bit too high, but not by much, as users complain about the persistent internet connection the game demands, as well as launch failures, forcing repeat downloads.

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'Super Mario Run' tops Apple's highest grossing, free app charts hours after launch

12/16/2016, 01:12 am

Less than 12 hours after its launch on Thursday, Nintendo's ultra-hyped "Super Mario Run" now sits atop two of Apple's Top Charts as the most popular free and top grossing app.

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Apple App Store buckles under weight of Super Mario Run, service unavailable to some users [ux2]

12/15/2016, 08:12 pm

It appears the crush of eager customers awaiting Thursday's "Super Mario Run" launch is wreaking havoc on Apple's iOS App Store servers, as a number of users are unable to conduct searches or view certain apps, including the new Mario game.

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