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Nintendo’s Sole Supplier for Switch Screens Is Facing Financial Turmoil

by Matthew Hayes | August 9, 2017 The sole supplier of Nintendo Switch displays, Japan Display Inc. (JPI), is in a bit of financial trouble. According to The Wall Street Journal, JPI reported a net loss of ¥31.5 billion ($286.4 million) for the financial quarter ending in June, and things don’t seem to be looking up. Today it’s come to light that JPI announced that it wouldn’t rule out a partnership with a Chinese or …

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I’m losing my mind waiting for Nintendo’s SNES Classic to go on sale

One of the most anticipated video game consoles of the year — the Nintendo SNES Classic Edition — comes out Sept. 29, and it’s still not available for pre-order in the U.S.  I failed to get an original before Nintendo after only about six months. I’m not about to take another L with the SNES Classic. I’m so prepared to buy this mini retro console that I’m literally losing sleep over it. I think it’s …

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Nintendo’s Chinese Rival Wants to Know What Makes Western Gamers Tick

Chances are few outside of China have heard of NetEase Inc., though it makes more money from games than Nintendo Co. Now it wants recognition, but first it’ll have to learn what makes Western gamers tick. The company is on a global hiring campaign and exploring acquisitions or investments in foreign studios, so it can earn 30 percent of revenue from overseas by 2020, said Ethan Wang, vice president of NetEase Games. The goal is to …

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So Far, Nintendo’s Arms Does Not Have Legs

Arms Nintendo’s version of Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots, Arms, has struggled to stay relevant since its release back in June. Arms is by no means a bad game, and Nintendo’s been enthusiastically supporting it with post-release updates. But a month in, there isn’t much to grab onto with Arms. Early on, Arms’ prospect as an entry-level fighting game seemed sure. Nintendo touted its competitive potential with demos—though confoundingly, with the game’s motion controls, an …

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Is the New 2DS XL Nintendo’s last dedicated handheld? • Eurogamer.net

It came and went with little fanfare. This Friday just gone, Nintendo released the New 2DS XL, a console that – barring any major surprises – will mark the end of an era you can trace back via some noted milestones to 1982, and to some of the Kyoto outfit’s very first dalliances with video games. It could mark the end of several eras, in fact. Nintendo’s DS line has always been a fascinating mongrel …

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‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ might be the next big hit for Nintendo’s Switch

Nintendo’s Mario is teaming up with Ubisoft’s bizarre rabbids in a new game that might be your next favorite Switch title.Mario is coming to Nintendo’s (NTDOY) new Switch console, but he’s sharing the spotlight with some relative unknowns. Ubisoft’s “Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle” is a turn-based strategy-style game co-starring Ubisoft’s (UBSFF) own rabbids, cartoonish bugged-eyed rabbits. It’s a bizarre mash-up to be sure, but it somehow works surprisingly well. And while I was certainly …

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Preorders for Nintendo’s SNES Classic to open late this month

Preorders for Nintendo’s SNES Classic to open late this month Subscribe today for full access on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device. Subscribe Now Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Preorders for Nintendo’s SNES Classic to open late this month Facebook post also promises ‘a significant amount’ of system for launch day and remainder of 2017. Post to Facebook Try Another Audio CAPTCHA Image CAPTCHA Help …

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Nintendo’s sought after NES Classic Mini is back for sale online

SUPER Mario fans are jumping for joy over news Nintendo’s Classic Mini edition is back on sale in the UK. The website ThinkGeek is selling the popular games console even thought it is no longer being produced by Nintendo – but there is one big catch. Handout Nintendo’s Classic Mini edition is back on sale in the UK AFP The site is only selling the NES as part of much bigger, more expensive bundles The popular …

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A Guide to Nintendo’s Confusing Ass Line Up

image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo We’re not entirely sure why six years into the 3DS’ life cycle Nintendo decided to inject life into an aging platform that features outdated hardware from the start. But here we are, and admittedly there are a lot of old 3DS games worth playing, so let’s make the best of it. With the addition of the New 2DS XL, Nintendo’s lineup of handheld gaming systems has ballooned to six different systems ranging …

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The Life and Probable Death of Nintendo’s Cartoon Avatar :: Games :: Features :: Nintendo :: Paste

Over a decade after their invention, is the end nigh for Nintendo’s iconic cartoon avatars? Miitopia comes out today, and though it purports to be a whimsical RPG starring you and your friends, it feels more like a portable Valhalla with a MSRP of $39.99. The 3DS is over seven years old, but with one last hardware refresh in the books (the Nintendo 2DSXL, out now), it will continue to be a prominent part of …

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Hey! Pikmin review: Game brings Nintendo’s classic to the New 2DS XL

Hey! Pikmin (3DS) – if we were pikmin we wouldn’t follow Olimar anywhere As Nintendo prepare to launch their New 2DS XL console, Captain Olimar and the pikmin make their first appearance in 2D. Games Inbox: Will Ready Player One be the ultimate video game movie? Pikmin is a franchise that has endured despite obvious and persistent apathy from the general public. If it was any other Nintendo franchise it probably would’ve been mothballed years …

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REVIEW: Nintendo’s best version of the 3DS skips the 3-D

$149.99 / in stores July 28, 2017 OFFICIAL SITE: nintendo.com FINAL: 5 out of 5 stars It’s been six years since Nintendo debuted the 3DS, a portable gaming system built on the impressive trick of providing 3-D visuals without requiring you to wear 3-D glasses. And it worked! In 2011, this was pure magic. In 2017, it’s old hat. The latest addition to the line – the “New 2DS XL” – takes the best features of six …

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Nintendo’s test-run of online services in ‘Splatoon 2’ falls short

Jackson McLane and his father Adam McLane play the new Splatoon 2 video game for the Nintendo Switch system. (Denis Poroy/Invision for Nintendo/AP) To coincide with the Friday launch of “Splatoon 2,” the sequel to Nintendo’s 2015 cephalopod-centric shooter, the company has released an app to house the prelaunch beta of the Switch’s online services. The app, Nintendo Switch Online, acts as a social network and voice chat application for the portable console’s games. It is …

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Nintendo’s excellent shooter Splatoon is even better on the Switch

For nearly half a decade, Nintendo developed some of its most creative and exciting games for one of its biggest hardware failures. Graphically underpowered and aesthetically confused, the Wii U was such a flop that some analysts speculated it would mark the beginning of the end for Nintendo’s time in the console business. Its standout games never had a chance. Thankfully, Nintendo has been rectifying that mistake over the last year, bringing the best Wii …

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Nintendo’s got a cheeky warning for rage quitters

Splatoon 2 is nothing if not charming.  During this weekend’s Splatfest, some players noticed that Splatoon‘s signature Nintendo charm even extends to its warning against rage quitters and players with poor internet connections. If you disconnect from online multiplayer matches in Splatoon 2 enough times, the game will give you a warning that you could be banned from playing online if you keep disconnecting. The message is sent in the most Nintendo way possible. Twitter …

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