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Nintendo enjoys Q2 profits jump

Nintendo posted a net profit of 144.8 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in the April-September quarter today, up 9.4 per cent from the previous year. Sales increased 20 per cent to 836.9 billion yen ($8.6 billion), while operating profit surged 34 per cent to 252.2 billion ($2.6 billion). However, according to …

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COMPETITION: Win DS games!

Nintendo is giving you all the chance to pick up a copy of every DS game featured in the Recommended Extra in today’s MCV magazine. The bundle includes: Big Brain Academy, Maths Training, New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Brain Training, More Brain …

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US: Nintendo dominates September

The NPD Group has released official American sales figures for September, reporting that Nintendo outsold all in the month. Elsewhere, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 outsold the PS3 – but even combined, the two consoles’ sales couldn’t match Wii. The total US market, including software and hardware, was down seven per cent …

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New DS coming this year, says report

Nintendo will release a new model of its DS handheld later this year that can take pictures and play music. That’s according to a report in the Japanese business daily Nikkei (via Reuters), which says the system will also be equipped with advanced wireless communications functions. The price for the …

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UK trade calls for total ban on R4 cards

Retailers have called on their rivals to quit selling R4 cards, after the revelation that DS software sales are suffering at the hands of growing piracy (MCV11/07). SimplyGames.com – one of the retailers highlighted in last week’s MCV story – has already pulled the R4 from its website, and boss …

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DS: The Shocking Truth

Sales of DS titles are suffering due to the rise in popularity and availability of R4 ‘piracy’ Cards, MCV can reveal. The R4, along with similar devices such as the M3, N5 and TT, allow users to download games illegally and play them on a DS. And the cards can …

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DS makes ITNs ‘… and finally’

ITV’s flagship news network ITN has featured Nintendo’s DS in its infamous ‘…and finally’ segment. The feature – which traditionally ends the network’s main bulletins with a light-hearted story – today reported on the console being used in Japanese classrooms. The video clip can be found here.

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PC specialist eyes up DS market

Focus Multimedia are set to follow Atari with its own driving test DS title. The budget software firm previously worked exclusively on PC, but has targeted other formats for its driving series. We’re always looking at ways of bringing Driving Test Success onto popular formats, with DS being one possibility,” …

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New SKUs and download centres boost DS sales

Nintendo UK has received an overwhelmingly positive response to its new range of DS colours and in-store DS centres, the firm has told MCV. Nintendo released its Red, Green and Turquoise DS SKUs last week, along with new in-store centres that allows consumers to download demos of DS software onto …

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Nintendo DS centres rolled out across UK

Nintendo has revealed the launch of 30 new Nintendo DS Centres within a wide range of top name UK retailers. The centres will promote the popular handheld and give customers the chance to play on demo games of DS titles, with videos, TV commercials and the opportunity for current DS …

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