Lego Marvel Super Heroes carries the Lego-game torch of clever parody mixed with geek-worthy team-ups from across the Marvel Universe, but the gameplay itself feels too gentle for most grown-ups.
Nintendo reports figures for its third fiscal quarter.
Introducing Genesect, the latest Mythical Pokémon coming for Black and White Version 2.
In two of the three major video game markets (Japan and the U.S.), Nintendo has come out on top in first-week sales of handheld gaming systems with its DS and 3DS consoles. But Sony has performed better in Europe, where the last-generation PlayStation Portable and the recently released PlayStation Vita have outperformed both DS devices.
Check the infographic below to see how these four portables fared in first-week sales across the three territories, and for comparison’s sake, see how eight major handheld platforms have sold in their lifetimes.
Nintendo said today it has sold more than 4 million units of its 3DS gaming handheld in the U.S., thanks to a big price cut and a wave of new software.
Nintendo confirmed rumors that it will release a new video game console in 2012 as a successor to the aging Wii console. The Japanese company made the announcement as it reported relatively weak sales and profits for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.
Sony will release digital versions of all new games alongside physical copies so gamers can download and begin playing games immediately on its newest portable gaming device, the Sony Next Generation Portable (NGP).
Nintendo reported that its nine-month results today were respectable, despite the negative impact of a sharply rising yen which makes dollar-based sales look weaker. The sales include the all-important holiday selling season, where Nintendo fared reasonably well but couldn’t beat last year’s numbers.
Nintendo sold 1.5 million Wii console and DS handheld video-game systems during Black Friday week, according to the Japanese company.
Nintendo has drawn a lot of notice for its upcoming 3DS game handheld because it lets you watch stereoscopic 3D imagery without 3D glasses. But the new system, which debuts in March in the U.S., also has an expanded social networking feature that the Wall Street Journal says will be critical to its acceptance.
Living up to its downbeat forecast, Nintendo reported that it lost money for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, largely because of a strong yen, weak sales of the Wii and the company’s games, and a delay in the launch of the 3DS handheld gaming system.
Using a bit of clever math, app maker and market analyst firm Asymco has determined that about 38 percent of all 120 million reported iOS device sales are iPod Touches.
Overall U.S. console game sales shrank 1 percent in July, continuing a weak trend that has persisted for much of the year. But sales of StarCraft II, which went on sale on July 27, were so strong that PC game sales rose 103 percent during the month. That game helped push the overall console and PC game sales for July to 4 percent growth, according to market researcher NPD Group.