The NPD Group just released its sales numbers for new physical retail and electronic distribution video game sales for the month of July 2012.
Despite the announcement of the bigger Nintendo 3DS XL, the original handheld just crossed over the 5 million units sold mark in the U.S.
Nintendo is slashing prices on its older portable systems.
Nintendo announced an upcoming firmware update and a number of games coming soon for the 3DS in the latest installment of its every-once-in-a-while Nintendo Direct video briefing tonight.
Our GamesBeat team is exhausted after five days of covering the biggest show for game developers in San Francisco. Here’s a day-by-day roundup of the major stories that we wrote from the Game Developers Conference this week. We’ve also thrown in stories from Microsoft’s pre-GDC press event. As you can see, it was a busy week for game news.
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.
Sales of the PlayStation Vita portable gaming device in Japan have dropped sharply in its second week on the market, according to sales data from Media Create (translated by NeoGAF).
Handheld gaming can be great fun, but not so much when your console battery dies mid-flight. A dedicated gamer who goes by the name “kurekureyon” has put both the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita to the test this week, comparing their battery life to the PSP-3000 handheld.
The legacy of Nintendo’s Game Boy may not end with the 3DS, but two industry analysts suggest the Kyoto, Japan-based company’s line of portable video game players and its ilk may be past their prime.
The mobile game landscape has changed dramatically in the last couple of years, with Apple and Android games surpassing both Nintendo and Sony to claim leadership of the market.
Guest Post Music video games such as Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero and Electronic Arts/MTV/Harmonix’s Rock Band were among gaming’s fastest-growing sectors a few years ago, soaring to become a $1.7 billion business by 2008. But after a 46-percent sales crash in 2009, they become a cautionary tale and fodder for endless jokes describing “the day the music died.”
One day before the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo has announced the launch dates of several high-profile games for the 3DS handheld console, as well as a new analog stick add-on.
Sales of Nintendo’s latest handheld console, the Nintendo 3DS, rose 260 percent after the company slashed the price of the device by 40 percent.
Nintendo, the manufacturer behind home consoles like the Wii and handheld consoles like the Nintendo DS, could unveil a redesign of its latest Nintendo 3DS handheld console at a trade show next month, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Nintendo investors are extremely unhappy with the company’s nearly 30-year old strategy of making games only for its own consoles and have started demanding the company make games for smartphones as well, according to a Bloomberg report.
Some Target and Walmart locations have lowered the price of the Nintendo 3DS a few days early, giving consumers a small window to buy the console for $80 less and get the 20 free games that Nintendo offered to early adopters who paid full price.
Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld console will not see a release in the U.S. until 2012, after the company originally said the unit would be available by the holiday season 2011.
[Update: Amazon has responded to VentureBeat.]
Sony on Wednesday said it planned to rearrange the senior management of its video game unit just months after hackers shut down the PlayStation Network for nearly a month.
“Note: Saved data on this software cannot be reset.”
A sequel to Nintendo’s hit fighting game, Super Smash Bros., won’t come out on its next console any time soon, according to a column written in Famitsu by the game’s creative lead Masahiro Sakurai.
Nintendo announced a number of marquee games for the 3DS handheld today at its press conference at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles. While the first wave of 3DS games arrived in March, these new titles bring out some of Nintendo’s biggest franchises in support of the handheld system.
Nintendo said today that it sold just shy of 400,000 3DS handheld gaming system units in its first seven days of sales in the U.S.
Apple has filed for a patent that would involve taking multiple pictures and meshing them together to create a 3-dimensional image — a process that would include the use of two cameras instead of one — according to AppleInsider.
About a third of the cost of Nintendo’s new 3DS portable game player is in its two high-end displays, according to a product teardown by market analyst IHS iSuppli.
Of the 18 games that debuted with the Nintendo 3DS on Sunday, the submarine combat game Steel Diver was one of the most intriguing and unique titles for the new handheld gaming system with glasses-free stereoscopic 3D.
Nintendo kicked off sales of its new 3DS portable gaming handheld on Saturday night, midnight Eastern time.
Nintendo has done its best to launch a new era in video games with the launch of its 3DS portable gaming system, which goes on sale for $249 on Sunday. The appeal of this device, which can display games in stereoscopic 3D without glasses, is growing on me. But I’m not sure it’s the greatest thing since the iPhone.
The Nintendo 3DS portable game device costs about $101 to make and will start selling on March 27 in North America for $249.
I’ve never been shy about publicly embarrassing myself while playing video games. If you thought the Nintendo Wii was great for embarrassing yourself in front of your friends in your living room, the Nintendo 3DS will let you do that in public while on the go.