Scope of Nintendo's Success in Japan and US is Staggering
Jacob Blazewicz, 16 January 2021, 23:14
2020 proved to be an excellent year for the gaming industry. The biggest success was recorded by Nintendo, especially in the hardware segment. Switch sales were record-breaking in both the US and Japan, and in the latter country the platform accounted for 87% of all console sales.
2020 Belonged to Nintendo Switch
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 January 2021, 13:41
The past year (although tragic in many respects) turned out to be extremely successful for Nintendo. Switch did well all over the world, and in the UK the console sold better than the PS4, PS5, XONE and XSX/S combined.
Microsoft Tried to Buy Nintendo, Got Killed With Laughter
Christian Pieniazek, 07 January 2021, 16:08
Over twenty years ago, Microsoft tried to buy Nintendo. However, while the Japanese were not interested in such development, they were sincerily amused by the offer. The Redmond giant also tried to buy EA, Midway and Square.
Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase Announces Among Us, Spelunky, and More!
Matt Buckley, 16 December 2020, 13:10
Yesterday morning Nintendo announced a long list of exciting indie games in their Indie World Showcase. Both Spelunky 1 & 2 will arrive next summer, and Among Us is available now!
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo Together Against Toxic Gamers
Jacob Blazewicz, 14 December 2020, 19:44
Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have announced cooperation in the fight against toxic behavior in video games. The companies want to take action to ensure that „the youngest and most vulnerable players” can safely play online.
Nintendo Hack Perpetrator Will be Jailed for 3 Years
Jacob Blazewicz, 02 December 2020, 22:18
There was a judgment in the case of Ryan Hernandez, a hacker who stole Switch's data and other confidential information from Nintendo's servers. The 21-year-old will spend three years in prison and has to pay the company a huge compensation.
Universal Japan Reveals February Opening Date for Super Nintendo World
Matt Buckley, 01 December 2020, 10:54
Universal’s Super Nintendo World will open on February 4th, 2021, inviting visitors to experience Mario Kart like they never have before.
Breakdown of the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase
Matt Buckley, 30 October 2020, 16:11
Bravely Default 2 and Immortals Fenyx Rising are available for pre-order, an Age of Calamity demo is out now, and much more from Nintendo’s last Partner Showcase of 2020.
PlayStation and Xbox Still Trailing Behind Nintendo
Dameredet, 20 October 2020, 20:59
A list showing sales of consoles from Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft over the years appeared on the web. The Japanese company continues to take first place, while the Xbox is performing exceptionally poorly.
Cats and Dogs Hate Nintendo's Latest Game
Jacob Blazewicz, 16 October 2020, 20:07
The launch of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has translated into a flood of materials from the game. Most of them include the reactions of cats and dogs, which are unlikely to like Nintendo's new idea.
Nintendo Switch Hackers Will be Judged
mikos, 03 October 2020, 21:33
The leaders of Team Xecuter, a hacker group that targeted Nintendo Switch, have heard the charges and will stand trial.
Rumored Games for October Nintendo Direct Are Too Good to Be True
Matt Buckley, 25 September 2020, 09:58
Recent leaks suppose there will be a Nintendo Direct in October, and the list of games rumored to be announced looks quite impressive. From a shadow drop of Fall Guys to a title for the Breath of the Wild sequel.
Nintendo Direct Reveals Ori 2, New Monster Hunter and Other Switch Games
Paul Wozniak, 17 September 2020, 22:39
Today, Nintendo presented the games that will soon be available to Nintendo Switch owners. We have seen new installments of such series as Monster Hunter and Disgaea, as well as ports such as Hades and Ori and the Will of the Wisps (now available).
Production of Nintendo 3DS Officially Ends Today
washi, 17 September 2020, 19:05
After nine years and more than 75 million copies sold, Nintendo officially ceased the production of 3DS models. This information appeared on the Japanese website of the company.
Iconic Plumber Returns to the Big Screen
Karol Laska , 17 September 2020, 12:31
On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario franchise, Nintendo told a little about its plans for the future. And yes - we will get a new Mario movie!
Nintendo Switch Pro Will Support 4K in Games
Paul Musiolik, 09 September 2020, 10:44
The new model of Nintendo Switch (unofficially known as Switch Pro) can offer 4K resolution in video games, report anonymous developers working on unannounced games.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Prequel Coming to Switch
washi, 08 September 2020, 20:51
Nintendo surprised us today with a new announcement. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity will take players back to the past and show the events from before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; and it will appear on the market this November.
Game & Watch - Nintendo's New Handheld Debuts This Year
Paul Wozniak, 03 September 2020, 20:47
Today, Nintendo presented a new version of the portable Game &Watch console. The edition dedicated to the Mario series will be available on sale later this year.
Iconic Super Mario 3D Games Will Hit Switch to Celebrate Mario's 35th Anniversary
Paul Wozniak, 03 September 2020, 20:12
Today, as part of the 35th anniversary of the Mario series, Nintendo has announced sets of classic titles related to this character that will be released on the Nintendo Switch console.
New Nintendo Switch Will Support 4K? Plans for 2021
Matt Buckley, 26 August 2020, 18:37
Rumors seem to be put to rest as Bloomberg corroborates reports from Taiwanese newspaper United Daily News about an upgraded Switch arriving sometime next year.
New Version of Nintendo Switch May Debut in 2021
mikos, 24 August 2020, 22:31
The latest leaks from parts manufacturers say that the Nintendo Switch Pro may debut in the near future.
IKEA Releases Furniture Catalogue Inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Bart Swiatek, 21 August 2020, 11:00
IKEA Taiwan has created a furniture catalogue using images from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The publication is complementary in nature - it contains images reproducing arrangements from the main catalogue in the game.
Nintendo's Rakes in Huge Profits; Switch Sales Exceeded 60 Million
Jacob Blazewicz, 06 August 2020, 13:29
Nintendo has published its financial report for the period from April 1 to June 30. The sales of the Nintendo Switch console exceeded 60 million units, and Animal Crossing: New Horizon has reached over 20 million buyers. Thanks to this and excellent digital sales, the company recorded more than fivefold increase in operating profit.
LEGO Pays Tribute to NES
Paul Wozniak, 14 July 2020, 21:44
LEGO has decided to release a new set of bricks that will enable us to build a NES console model with a hand-scrolled screen TV. The whole set will consist of 2646 elements and cost $229.
Super Mario Bros. Copy Sold for $114 Thousand
Conrad Hazi, 12 July 2020, 19:47
Originally packaged copy of Super Mario Bros. was auctioned off for $114 thousand. This beats the record from a year ago, when the same title reached a price just over $100 thousand.
Nintendo CEO Apologizes to Customers
Michael Kulakowski, 30 June 2020, 21:43
At the meeting with investors, the CEO of Nintendo for the first time apologized to Nintendo Switch owners for problems with Joy-Con controllers. For three years now, console users have been complaining about malfunctioning analog sticks and constant problems with pads' connectivity, but so far they have been ignored by the Japanese company.
Super Mario 64 - Nintendo Wages War on Fan-made PC Version of the Game
Adrian Werner, 10 May 2020, 18:49
Nintendo's lawyers are trying to erradicate an unofficial PC port of Super Mario 64 from the web. The project is highly impressive and more like a commercial game than a fan production.
June's Nintendo Direct Rescheduled
Frozen, 01 May 2020, 11:59
Traditionally accompanying the E3 fair in June, this year's Nintendo Direct stream will take place much later than usual. The delay is due to complications resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Hackers May Have Gained Data From 160,000 Nintendo Accounts
Jacob Blazewicz, 24 April 2020, 18:14
Nintendo has commented on unauthorised logins to Nintendo Account. According to the company, hackers may have used data related to about 160,000 Nintendo Network accounts.
Nintendo Targeted by Hackers? Rumors of User Data Leak
Jacob Blazewicz, 20 April 2020, 21:23
Internet users report suspicious activities on their Nintendo accounts. Many users noticed unauthorized login attempts, which in some cases resulted in the use of related PayPal accounts and payment cards.
Animal Crossing New Horizons in Trouble in China
Adrian Werner, 11 April 2020, 13:52
There was a lot of controversy about Animal Crossing: New Horizons in China. The game was supposed to be banned because of virtual protests, but in fact the situation turned out to be different, although the game still has problems with distribution in this country.
Rumor: Iconic Mario Games Remastered on Nintendo Switch
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 March 2020, 22:28
There was an intriguing leak on the web related to the Mario series. Nintendo intends to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the franchise with announcements of new games and remasters of iconic titles. There are also plans to announce an animated movie with the company's mascot in the main role.
Mario and Other Projects Related to Nintendo Disappear From Dreams on PS4
Konrad Serafinski, 22 March 2020, 14:53
The project of one of Dreams players was stopped by Nintendo intervention. The giant doesn't like the fact that users use iconic company characters with impunity. This probably means the end of projects openly imitating Mario, Linka or other iconic characters.
Nintendo Announces LEGO Super Mario
Michael Kulakowski, 10 March 2020, 22:25
A short trailer and announcement of LEGO Super Mario appeared on Nintendos official Twitter profile. For the time being, we don't know whether it will be a series of physical lego sets under the license of the legendary platform game or a bigger collaboration between companies, which may result in new games on Nintendo Switch.
Unique Nintendo PlayStation Sold for Over 360 Thousand Dollars
Adrian Werner, 09 March 2020, 13:53
The auction of Nintendo PlayStation, a prototype console that has never been officially distributed, has ended. The winning bid was $360,000.
Players are Waiting for PS5 and New Xbox; Sales of Old Consoles Decrease
Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2020, 15:12
The NPD group has noted a significant drop in interest in the current generation of consoles - PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Sales dropped more sharply than expected by Sony and Microsoft.
You Can Bid For The Prototype of Nintendo PlayStation
Laty, 14 February 2020, 14:05
Nintendo PlayStation is a child of a short collaboration between Sony and Nintendo. The hybrid console has recently been put up for auction, and the highest bid is already $350,000.
Rumor: Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 Only in 2021
Adrian Werner, 02 February 2020, 22:01
There have been reports on the web that the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 takes more time than initially planned. As a result, we will probably have to wait until 2021 for the game's release.
2020 Without Nintendo Switch Pro
Peter Doron, 31 January 2020, 12:38
Nintendo officially announced that we will not see a new, improved model of the Switch console in 2020. Instead, we'll get several limited editions - the first one, intended for fans of the Animal Crossing series, will be released in March.
52 Million Units of Nintendo Switch Sold; Great Result of Pokemon
Adrian Werner, 30 January 2020, 11:44
Nintendo has reasons to be satisfied. Sales of the Switch console have already exceeded 52 million copies. In addition, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield are doing great on the market.
Nintendo Earned One Billion Dollars in Revenue From Mobile Games
Jacob Blazewicz, 29 January 2020, 23:16
Sensor Tower, the analytical group, revealed the financial results of Nintendo's mobile games. Titles like Fire Emblem Heroes or Mario Kart Tour have brought the company one billion dollars in revenue.
Nintendo Switch with GameCube Controller - Impressive Fan Design
Konrad Serafinski, 12 January 2020, 18:41
The popular youtuber has created unique Joy-Cons for Nintendo Switch that look just like the GameCube controller. Moreover, they are fully functional and work both connected to the console and wirelessly.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Announced
Adrian Werner, 10 January 2020, 17:01
The Pokemon Company has announced Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, a turn-based RPG with roguelike elements that will debut this year on Nintendo Switch. The game is a remake of two classics from DS and Game Boy Advance.
Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield Announced
Peter Doron, 10 January 2020, 11:47
Nintendo, The Pokemon Company and Game Freak have announced an Expansion Pass for Pokemon Sword and Shield. The pack will include two major extensions to one of the biggest hits of 2019.
In 2019 79% of Japanese Console Market Belonged to Nintendo
Adrian Werner, 09 January 2020, 14:33
Thanks to Famitsu, we have learned the scale of Nintendo's domination on the Japanese market. As many as 76% of the consoles sold last year were models from the Switch family.
Rumor: New Model of Nintendo Switch in Mid-2020
Adrian Werner, 07 January 2020, 15:02
There have been rumors suggesting that Nintendo intends to release a new model of the Switch console in mid-year. Production is expected to start in this quarter.
Unique Prototype of Nintendo PlayStation Goes to Auction
Frozen, 18 December 2019, 14:24
A rare prototype of a hybrid console resulting from the short collaboration of Sony and Nintendo will soon be put on sale. This will be the first ever opportunity to purchase this unique device.
A Very Peculiar Trailer of No More Heroes 3
Michael Kulakowski, 13 December 2019, 03:28
The Game Awards 2019 presented a new and rather unconventional trailer for No More Heroes 3, produced in the form of a five-minute animation inspired by cartoons from the 80s and 90s. The video also confirmed the release date of the game on Nintendo Switch.
Pokemon Sword and Shield Break Sales Records Despite the Controversy
Paul Wozniak, 21 November 2019, 22:15
According to official data, the latest installments of Pokemon have sold very well in the first week since their release. The games became the fastest growing title in the history of Nintendo Switch console, breaking the record of sales in Japan, among others.
Techland Announces Call of Juarez Gunslinger on Nintendo Switch
Bart Swiatek, 25 October 2019, 09:48
Techland announced that the shooter Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will hit the Nintendo Switch console on December 10. The release will use a number of features specific to the platform. The first trailer was also presented.