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Former Disney and Gearbox exec John Vignocchi joins Nintendo of America to ‘drive’ developer and publisher relations

Former Disney Infinity VP and Gearbox John Vignocchi has moved on from Gearbox less than a year after joining the studio. He announced he was starting with the Borderlands developer back in October 2018 but revealed last week he was moving on for a “dream opportunity” to work with Nintendo …

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Nintendo selling stake in Seattle Mariners baseball team

The American branch of platform holder Nintendo is to sell its majority stake in Seattle baseball team the Mariners. That’s according to the Seattle Times, which reports that Nintendo will retain a 10 per cent stake in the baseball team. The rest of its holdings will be sold to First …

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Nintendo strove for global Humble Bundle, says NoA

The unfortunate region lock situation surrounding Nintendo’s Humble Nindie Bundle promotion is something the company hopes to change, a Nintendo of America rep claims. Damon Baker – an employee of Nintendo of America’s marketing department – said as much on Twitter, explaining the company spent months trying to make the …

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Former EA executive Doug Bowser joins Nintendo

Nintendo has announced the hire of ex-EA exec Doug Bowser, which at least superficially appears to be a match made in heaven. Bowser joins Nintendo of America as the company’s new vice president of sales, and he’ll be reporting to executive vice president of sales and marketing Scott Moffit. "Doug …

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Smash Bros tournament organizer steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Organizers for annual Smash Bros tournament Apex have confirmed frontman Johnathan Alex Strife” Lugo will no longer be involved with the event, following multiple sexual harassment allegations. Kotaku has an in-depth report covering the string of accusations that have come in over the past few days regarding Strife’s harassment of …

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Fire Emblem: Awakening US launch sales best in franchise history

Nintendo’s 3DS title Fire Emblem: Awakening had the best first month sales in franchise history”, according to Nintendo of America. The US release has sold more than 180k units since its February 4th launch, with around 63k of the total purchased digitally via the Nintendo 3DS eShop. A hardware bundle …

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Nintendo teases Pikachu 3DS XL for US

Nintendo of America has hinted at an upcoming US release of a special edition Nintendo 3DS XL featuring Pikachu. Polygon reports the company has run out a handful of teases, included the one pictured, pointing to an upcoming launch for the bright yellow hardware. Nintendo first teased the model in …

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Nintendo announces ZombiU Wii U Deluxe bundle

Nintendo has revealed a new ZombiU-featured Wii U bundle for North America. The ZombiU Deluxe Set will include a black Wii U deluxe system, gamepad, Pro controller, and a digital copy of Nintendo Land. The bundle will be priced at $390 and release on February 17th. No word on if …

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Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle to launch alongside game

Nintendo of America has announced pricing and release date info for its Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle. The recently revealed hardware bundle will arrive in the US and Canada alongside the launch of Awakening itself on February 4th, and retail at $199.99. The package offers a customized blue 3DS (note: …

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