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Topic: Nintendo

Nintendo reportedly planning 'full-blown' app store for next-gen Wii U console

12/29/2011, 10:12 pm

Nintendo is quietly working on an application store for its Wii U console that would compete directly with Apple's Apple TV set-top box and iPad tablet when it arrives next year, according to a new report.


More than anything, kids want Apple's iPad, iPod touch & iPhone for Christmas

11/17/2011, 01:11 pm

The iPad is the most-wanted gift among U.S. kids ages 6 through 12, a new survey has found, while the iPod touch ranks second and the iPhone comes in third.


Apple's iOS & Google Android command 58% of US portable game revenue

11/09/2011, 12:11 pm

Highlighting what has been a "brutal" year for dedicated portable game machines like the Sony PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS, new data shows Apple's iOS and Google Android capturing the lion's share of U.S. portable game revenue in 2011.


Game makers say Apple, Steve Jobs have most influence on industry

11/04/2011, 09:11 am

A new survey of people working in the gaming world has found that Steve Jobs is the most influential person in the industry, and that insiders believe the iPhone is shaping the future of videogames.


Nintendo profits evaporate as gamers turn to Apple's iOS

10/27/2011, 11:10 pm

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo revealed on Thursday that it lost $925 million over the six months ending in September due to a sharp drop off of game and console sales, even as healthy sales of Apple's iPhone and iPad continue to establish iOS as an alternative gaming platform.


Apple may add customized digital avatars to iOS Game Center

10/13/2011, 10:10 am

Apple has shown interest in allowing users of its Game Center social network for iOS to create custom, cartoon-style avatars to represent themselves in the digital world.


Disney bets on iOS App Store games to return interactive unit to profitability

09/22/2011, 03:09 pm

After losing millions of dollars trying to produce console games for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Disney is betting on Apple's low cost app market to become profitable and create new characters capable of driving sales of movies and merchandise.


Investors pushing Nintendo to support Apple's iPhone, iPad

08/11/2011, 11:08 am

Investors believe Nintendo should bring some of its most popular franchises, like Super Mario, to Apple's iOS platform, as the Japanese company's 3DS portable gaming device struggles against the iPhone.


Apple selling half a million Apple TVs per quarter but no update planned for Q3

07/29/2011, 10:07 am

As dissatisfied consumers return purchases of rival set-top-boxes in droves, Apple's market-leading Apple TV continues to achieve moderate success, selling roughly 500,000 units per quarter as the 2011 holiday shopping season approaches.


Nintendo to slash 3DS price by $80 as Apple gains in mobile gaming

07/28/2011, 10:07 am

Nintendo made a surprise announcement Thursday when the Japanese game maker revealed it will cut the price of its recently released 3DS handheld by $80, as competition from Apple continues to grow, and a new handheld from Sony looms.


Nintendo unveils next-gen game console with iPad-like controller

06/08/2011, 01:06 am

Nintendo on Tuesday revealed its Wii U next-generation game console, which features a 6-inch touchscreen controller that has drawn comparisons to Apple's iPad.


Apple now world's second-largest buyer of accelerometers, gyroscopes, microphones

05/02/2011, 08:05 am

The multitude of sensors found in devices like the iPhone 4, iPad and iPod touch have made Apple the second-largest buyer of microelectromechanical sensors, with the company positioned to overtake market leader Samsung.


GameStop planning iOS-like digital distribution, iPad-like game tablet

04/06/2011, 05:04 pm

Video game retailer GameStop is eyeing iOS-like digital distribution and may build an iPad-like gaming tablet in an effort to ward off suffering the same fate as Blockbuster, Borders and other physical media retailers which appear headed out of business.


Apple iOS App Store blamed for too many apps as Sony NGP is called "dead on arrival"

03/04/2011, 07:03 pm

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco this week, Trip Hawkins railed at Apple's App Store for having too many titles, while blaming Nintendo for inventing the concept of licensed games as Ngmoco proclaimed Sony's Next Generation Playstation "dead on arrival" due to the App Store's success.


World of Goo says iPad launch beat peak WiiWare, Steam sales

02/08/2011, 08:02 pm

The developer of World of Goo has profiled its iPad launch as being "by far" the fastest selling and highest revenue generating game platform, thanks to promotion by Apple.


Sony taking cues from Apple for next PlayStation Portable

12/23/2010, 02:12 am

Sony executive Kazuo Hirai hinted Wednesday that the next generation of its PlayStation Portable handheld gaming device will learn from the popularity of Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices, implementing new touch-based controls and broadening its appeal to casual gamers.


Mobiles, iPod touch killing off Nintendo DS, Sony PSP

12/07/2010, 04:12 pm

In contrast to all the "iPod-killers" imagined by Apple's competitors, new research quantifies just how much Apple's iOS platform has done to actually displace standalone gaming devices like the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.


Black Friday Electronics: AirPrint-ready printers, Apple accessories, and digital cameras

11/26/2010, 04:11 am

Rounding out today's Black Friday deals are savings on the first five HP printers to support Apple's wireless printing technology, discounts of up to $51 on Apple's Time Capsule backup appliance, hundreds of dollars in savings on popular digital SLR and point-and-shoot cameras, as well as sales on Wii, XBox, and PlayStation consoles and games.


Nintendo president says Apple a bigger threat than Microsoft in games

10/26/2010, 11:10 pm

The president of Nintendo of America said during an interview that Apple is more of a near-term threat than Microsoft in the gaming industry, but dismissed iPod and iPhone games as casual.


Nintendo says 3D hand-held delayed till next year, lowers forecast

09/30/2010, 01:09 am

In a setback for Nintendo and a windfall for Apple, Nintendo cut its profit forecast by more than half and announced that the release of its 3D gaming hand-held has been pushed back until next year.