Future closes Nintendo Gamer

Future Publishing’s independent Nintendo-focused magazine Nintendo Gamer printed its final issue today.

Nintendo Gamer will continue to run its website but the magazine will cease to exist.

The magazine’s editor Nick Ellis wrote a farewell note in the final issue stating that the move "draws the curtain on 20 years of independent Nintendo mags from Future Publishing".

Future Publishing’s independent Nintendo magazines began in 1992 with the launch of Super-Play. It continued to publish Nintendo magazines including N64 Magazine, NGC and NGamer before rebranding to Nintendo Gamer.

"After careful consideration we’ve taken the decision to close Nintendo Gamer magazine. However, with Future’s ongoing strategy to drive digital growth across its international, digitally-focussed brand business, the website, Nintendo-Gamer.net will continue as excitement builds ahead of Nitnendo’s Wii U launch," said Nintendo Gamer’s publisher Lee Nutter.

Online editor Chris Scullion added: "There will always be a place for Nintendo Gamer – it’s just in a different medium now. Over the next few months we’ll be sharing the best features and issues from the Nintendo Gamer vaults, dating all the way back through the magazine’s 20-year history.

"On behalf of everyone who’s ever written a word, designed a page, checked some text, written a caption or reviewed a game for Nintendo Gamer, thank you so much for reading the magazine. Please do buy the final issue when it’s released on September 6th, and we hope you’ll continue to stick around the website as it continued to evolve".

Nintendo Gamer launched in 2006 and retained an average circulation of 7,745 in 2011. Future will continue to publish Official Nintendo Magazine.

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