Entries in 'Nintendo' (585)

UPDATE: No download required to play retail version of LEGO City Undercover

UPDATE: No download required to play retail version of LEGO City Undercover

UPDATE: Warner Bros has since contacted MCV with the following statement: "Players who purchase LEGO City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2017 at 9:36AM in News
GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

GameStop predicts Switch stock shortages throughout 2017

It might continue to be hard to find Switch consoles on the High Street for the rest of the year, retailer GameStop has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Super Mario Run did not hit Nintendo expectations

Nintendo has admitted that its first Mario smartphone game has fallen short of the mark.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Hardware teardown offers insight into Joy Con fix

Hardware teardown offers insight into Joy Con fix

A Switch Joy Con returned by Nintendo after a repair has hinted at how Nintendo intends to fix its left controller problem.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:50AM in News

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Nintendo blames Joy Con issues on 'manufacturing variation'

Nintendo blames Joy Con issues on 'manufacturing variation'

Platform holder Nintendo has insisted that there are not inherent hardware problems with the Switch, but has admitted that it has changed how it manufactures the left Joy Con.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:29AM in News
Bloodstained cancelled on Wii U as Switch version is confirmed

Bloodstained cancelled on Wii U as Switch version is confirmed

Crowdfunding hit Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has scrapped its planned Wii U release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News
GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

The senior director of merchandising at retailer GameSpot has predicted an extremely bright future for Nintendo Switch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2017 at 10:57AM in News
Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Super Mario Run lands on Android this week

Three months after its iOS debut, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run will make its debut on Android this Thursday (March 23rd).

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 9:48AM in News

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Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Nintendo has reportedly doubled Switch production plans

Production targets for the Switch have reportedly been doubled thanks to strong demand for the machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:14AM in News
Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

The launch of the Nintendo Switch earlier this month saw all major US retailers enjoy a boost to their online traffic.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2017 at 10:49AM in News
Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

The additional costs of manufacturing a Switch game cartridge over a PS4 or Xbox One disc could see multiplatform releases costing more on Nintendo’s machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

Analyst SuperData has said that it believes Nintendo sold 1.5 Switch consoles worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:42AM in News

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Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

Hackers claim early Switch success thanks to Apple loophole

It has been available for a little over a week but already one hacker claims to have snuck behind the Nintendo Switch’s security protection.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Nintendo: 'There are no widespread technical problems' with Switch

Joy Con syncing and screen scratching problems reported online are not symptomatic of problems with the Switch hardware, Nintendo has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Nintendo hopes to bring Netflix and streaming apps to Switch

Switch launched without any streaming media apps, and Nintendo has now claimed this was because it wanted to focus on games for the console’s debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2017 at 9:36AM in News
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already being emulated on PC

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already being emulated on PC

It was only released last week, but already Nintendo’s critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been emulated on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:36AM in News

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Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise

Bent docks and dead pixels added to Nintendo Switch noise

So here’s the thing – when millions of new electrical devices are shipped out for a product launch, some of them are going to be faulty. It’s statistically inevitable.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

Joy Con connectivity issues may be due to hardware design

A teardown of the Switch Joy Con hardware by YouTuber Jon Downey seems to suggest that the problems some are experiencing with the left controller are due to a design ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:55AM in News
Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

Nintendo officially acknowledges Joy Con connection issue

The much-discussed issue with the wireless connectivity of the Switch’s left Joy Con controller has finally been acknowledged by Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 11:01AM in News
UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Horizon Zero Dawn beats Zelda to No.1

Critical smash hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hasn’t made it to No.1 in its first week in the UK charts. Instead, it’s Sony’s PS4 exclusive Horizon ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:19AM in News
Switch games taste deliberately horrendous

Switch games taste deliberately horrendous

Is this the best bit of Switch functionality of the lot? We reckon it might be.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:40AM in News
Switch returns to Friend Code system, but alternatives are coming

Switch returns to Friend Code system, but alternatives are coming

There was a collective groan from the internet yesterday when the Switch’s day one update brought with it one unpopular bit of Nintendo functionality.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:26AM in News
Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the all-time highest rated games

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the all-time highest rated games

Nintendo Switch’s launch line-up may be a little thin, but there is most certainly a jewel in its crown.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2017 at 9:14AM in News