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Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Iwata: Wii U still has considerable room for growth, teases Mii smartphone app

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has maintained his staunch support for Wii U, arguing that the machine’s best days are ahead of it, particularly in the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 10:51AM in News
Nintendo 'still in denial about Wii U failure', analyst claims

Nintendo 'still in denial about Wii U failure', analyst claims

Analyst Michael Pachter has continued his long-running criticism of Nintendo with another scathing attack against the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
New 3DS XL save transfer system draws criticism

New 3DS XL save transfer system draws criticism

Nintendo has outlined the steps needed to transfer save data from an old 3DS to a new 3DS XL – and the press has not been especially forgiving about the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:19PM in News
Nintendo pitched for exclusive Harry Potter video game rights

Nintendo pitched for exclusive Harry Potter video game rights

In 1998 work on three titles was suddenly halted as Nintendo entered a furious race to secure the exclusive game rights to Harry Potter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:51AM in News

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Live-action Zelda TV series in production at Netflix, report claims

Live-action Zelda TV series in production at Netflix, report claims

Nintendo is in the early stages of making a live-action The Legend of Zelda series that will be shown on Netflix, it has been claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 9:38AM in News
Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

Forget Mario on smartphones - Iwata wants smartphone games on Nintendo

The calls for Nintendo to release its games on smartphone may seem relentless, but it seems like the platform holder has other plans. Polar opposite plans, in fact.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2015 at 12:26PM in News
Gold and silver Mario Amiibos spotted on Nintendo website

Gold and silver Mario Amiibos spotted on Nintendo website

Nintendo looks to be taking a leaf out of its toys-to-life competitor’s books by releasing variants of its existing Amiibo figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:20PM in News
Nintendo: The time is now for Monster Hunter to crack the West

Nintendo: The time is now for Monster Hunter to crack the West

Nintendo says that the launch of Monster Hunter 4 could be the moment the Japanese smash hit franchise finally cracks the West.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:30AM in News

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Top 100 Women in Games: Jo Bartlett

Top 100 Women in Games: Jo Bartlett

Before joining the games sector, Jo Bartlett worked in PR for galleries, film festivals and DVD releases.

on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Club Nintendo America bumps up catalogue in run-up to closure

Club Nintendo America bumps up catalogue in run-up to closure

As the end draws near for Club Nintendo, the American branch of the reward program has added a host of new options to its catalogue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 1:12PM in News
VIDEO: Live-action TV ad ready for Majora's Mask 3DS launch

VIDEO: Live-action TV ad ready for Majora's Mask 3DS launch

Nintendo has unleashed a live-action TV ready to maximise the nostalgia surrounding the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 3:02PM in News
PewDiePie and other YouTubers dismiss Nintendo's proposed revenue sharing plan

PewDiePie and other YouTubers dismiss Nintendo's proposed revenue sharing plan

Nintendo’s latest attempt to reach out to YouTubers has been ill received.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2015 at 1:21PM in News

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Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

Smash Bros creator says he might quit games

The creator of Nintendo's Smash Bros series may abandon games development following the stress of producing the latest instalment for Wii U.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 29th 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Nintendo Creators Program wants to recruit YouTubers with new ad sharing offer

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo is taking another step toward repairing relations with video creators by launching a new ad revenue sharing video model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Pokemon, Smash Bros and Mario Kart fire Nintendo back to profit, but 3DS sales slow

Nintendo posted a huge increase in profits and raised its earnings forecast, but cheap yen is masking weak sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 28th 2015 at 10:43AM in News

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Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors ships 1m units worldwide

Hyrule Warriors has shipped a million copies internationally since its launch last year, publisher Koei Tecmo has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2015 at 11:15PM in News
APPOINTMENTS: Fresh changes at Nintendo UK

APPOINTMENTS: Fresh changes at Nintendo UK

There have been a number of changes in Nintendo's UK team. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:46AM in News
Yokai Watch: Can Japan's biggest video game conquer the West?

Yokai Watch: Can Japan's biggest video game conquer the West?

Over 6m units of a game you’ve never heard of was sold in Japan last year. And now it’s coming to the rest of the world. What is it? Should ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 10:36AM in News
Declining nostalgia, not price, is Nintendo's biggest retro game problem, Adelman says

Declining nostalgia, not price, is Nintendo's biggest retro game problem, Adelman says

Few companies are as adept as Nintendo at selling you the same software over and over again, but Nintendo’s former indie boss has questioned how long this can continue for.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:53AM in News
Adelman says most senior Nintendo execs 'don't really understand modern gaming'

Adelman says most senior Nintendo execs 'don't really understand modern gaming'

Nintendo’s former indie boss Dan Adelman has said that tradition and bureaucracy hinder the company’s ability to remain in touch with modern trends.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Club Nintendo is closing

Club Nintendo is closing

Wii U and 3DS platform holder Nintendo is scrapping its Club Nintendo loyalty program.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 20th 2015 at 9:40AM in News
Nintendo has sold around 2.5m Amiibos in the US alone

Nintendo has sold around 2.5m Amiibos in the US alone

Worldwide sales numbers for Amiibo remain unknown, but in the US at least the figures have sold in the millions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 12:10PM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Mario merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Mario merchandise

Mario sidekick Captain Toad made his independent debut this month on Wii U. MCV takes a look at the best merchandise from the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:15AM in News
Hard to find Amiibos back in stock at Nintendo as Majora's Mask 3DS arrives

Hard to find Amiibos back in stock at Nintendo as Majora's Mask 3DS arrives

The Majora’s Mask 3DS XL is at last available to buy in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 15th 2015 at 1:44PM in News