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Nintendo re-defends Wiimote patent lawsuit

Japanese platform holder Nintendo has found itself once again accused of infringing upon the patents held by tech firm UltimatePointer. Referencing the Wii Remote, UltimatePointer claimed that Nintendo’s iconic handheld motion controller matched up with its own patented handheld pointing device that can be used to control the cursor on …

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Nintendo wins appeal in Wiimote patent infringement case

Nintendo has prevailed again in its defense of its Wiimote patents against hardware company Motiva’s accusations of infringement. Reuters reports that a three-judge panel ruled in Nintendo’s favor for a second time, after winning the original ruling in 2011. The suit was originally filed against the firm in 2008. The …

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Nintendo wins in Wiimote patent lawsuit

Nintendo has emerged victorious in a patent lawsuit filed by Copper Innovations Group. The suit was first filed back in 2008 and claimed the Wiimote and Wii console infringed on the group’s 1996 patent for a ‘hand held computer input apparatus and method.’ Summary judgment was granted in Nintendo’s favor …

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Gold Wiimote for Skyward Sword

A limited edition gold Wiimote will be released alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It will be available in a bundle alongside the new Zelda game when the game is released on November 18th in the UK. As is the way with all modern Wiimotes, it will incorporate the …

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Wii Remote sales to soar with Play sequel

Nintendo has predicted sales of Wii Remote Plus will jump when mini-game collection Wii Play: Motion is released this Friday (June 24th). It’s the sequel to one of the best-selling games of all time – Wii Play – a 2006 Wii launch title. This went on to sell tens of …

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Wii Remote sells 65.3m in US

Nintendo has announced that it has sold a total of 65.3m Wii Remote controllers since launch in the US alone. This averages out as 46k sales per day. Specifically, NPD data shows that 30.41m have been sold alongside Wii hardware, 12.92m have been sold with Wii Play while 18.56m stand …

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WiiMote Plus gets UK date

Nintendo has confirmed that the WiiMote Plus will be launched in Europe and the UK on November 5th. That means European gamers will actually be able to get their hands on it before Japanese consumers, as it won’t be released in Japan until a week later. The WiiMote Plus incorporates …

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LEGO reveals custom Wii Remote

Danish block building specialist LEGO has revealed an intriguing alternative to Nintendo’s standard WiiMote – the Play & Build Remote. As is probably obvious, being a LEGO product the twist here is that users are able to build their own accessory. Well, partially at least. The unit comes more or …

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