Nintendo hopes to shut the site down before it can sell a device that enables piracy on the 3DS.
Animal Crossing is the best evidence in the argument against free-to-play games.
The Nintendo DS sold more than 470,000 units and cross 53 million sold to date.
Nintendo has certainly broadened the demographic of the gaming community in recent years, as demonstrated by 100 year old gamer Kathleen ‘Kit’ Connell. Kit plays on her Nintendo DS console for two hours every evening, and has been nicknamed the ‘Nintendo Queen’ by UK newspaper The Sun.
Nintendo is helping to implement the use of speech recognition software in Japanese schools, in partnership with telecom company NTT. As part a project currently being trialed, speech can be captured from a classroom teacher, and relayed as text on a student’s DS handheld console.
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.
Japanese mobile games portal DeNA announced today it’s bringing the popular iPhone game Infinity Blade, one of the first mobile games geared toward hardcore gamers, to its mobile social network.
In a blow for holiday video game sales, Nintendo said it would delay the launch its 3DS handheld video game system until February, dashing hopes that the highly anticipated product would be on store shelves this holiday season.
Nintendo of America said today that its top sales and marketing executive will leave the company to accept a position outside of the video game industry.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ bold claim that Apple owns 50 percent of the mobile gaming market might not actually be a part of his reality distortion field, according to a recent survey of gamers.
Nintendo is cutting the prices of its older handheld game systems, the Nintendo DSi and the Nintendo DSi XL, on Sept. 12 as it clears the way for the introduction of its new 3DS game system later this year.
Two hackers showed how they can hack Nintendo‘s handheld and console game devices to spread malware to whatever networks they are connected to.
Nintendo of America announced this morning that it will begin selling the Nintendo DSi XL starting March 28 in the U.S.