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3DS StreetPass games brought in $4 million in a month

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2013 8:30am PDT

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that after only a month on the eShop market, the four new 3DS StreetPass games have brought in $4 million.


More than 20 indie games expected for Wii U this year

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 02, 2013 9:30am PDT

Nintendo has been quiet about its plans for indie developers, but expects to see a growth of about 20-30 indie titles on the Wii U before the holiday season.


Nintendo taking quiet approach with indie plans

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 26, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Nintendo has taken a less-public approach with courting indie developers, a method that some indies are praising.


"Hopefully they take their time instead of rushing out for a small paycheck and they make ..."

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Nintendo bars self-publishing from Japanese indie devs

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 24, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Nintendo is making a push to bring in more U.S. and European indie devs for their platforms, but look to be excluding Japanese indies.


"Would you have it any other way? Probably saw the huge list of pokémon clones and 'mods' ..."

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Pokemon dev jumps into self-publishing with solitaire horse-racing game

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 23, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Game Freak, developer of the massively popular Pokemon series, is finally self-publishing a game. And it's bizarre.


"They're testing the rope made from bedsheets before their actual escape."

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Nintendo offers credit for adding funds to Wii U eShop

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 23, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Nintendo wants you to buy their games digitally. So, they've launched yet another generous eShop promo--this time, for Wii U. From now through July 28, you can receive a bonus for funding your eShop account.


"So, if you have the deluxe promotion deal that means for every 50 dollars spent you actually get ..."

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Kokuga is next game from Ikaruga creator, coming to 3DS soon

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Ikaruga is treasured amongst shmup fans. Creator Hiroshi Iuchi has a new game in the works, and it's coming soon to America.


"You can go to the site on your 3DS and view 3D screenshots... kewl."

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Mighty Switch Force 2 blazes onto 3DS eShop June 11

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 04, 2013 1:30pm PDT

WayForward is celebrating their 23rd anniversary by releasing Mighty Switch Force 2, a sequel to their 2009 Nintendo 3DS downloadable platformer


"I really love WayForward's games, but it would be nice if they'd say something one way or the ..."

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DuckTales Remastered coming to PC

By John Keefer, Jun 04, 2013 10:30am PDT

PC fans obviously disappointed when DuckTales Remastered was announced for console download only back in March. But publisher Capcom apparently heard the frustrated wise quacks and has decided to release the game on PC after all.


"While is good news, I'll hold the 'great' qualifier until we know if it's going to be a usual ..."

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More Game Gear titles headed to 3DS eShop

By Steve Watts, May 17, 2013 10:00am PDT

Nintendo outlined more than a dozen Game Gear titles coming to the 3DS eShop today, including various Sonic games, Columns, and Shining Force 2.


"I need to bust my Game Gear and TV Tuner out now...thanks. >:("

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Why Ace Attorney 5 is download-only in the US

By Alice O'Connor, May 15, 2013 8:30am PDT

How pleasant that Capcom this week announced a western release for courtroom thriller Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, but how curious that it'll only be available via download in the 3DS eShop. It's a popular series, isn't it? Not enough to justify a retail re...


"Can you use the built in 3DS system transfer tool? If not, then that blows major wang. "

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies coming to 3DS eShop this Fall

By Andrew Yoon, May 13, 2013 10:00am PDT

Capcom has finally announced a US release of Ace Attorney 5, now called Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies.


"Fans get the game and Capcom gets a better margin on a niche title. everyone wins. Well except ..."

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Virtual Console now available on Wii U

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 26, 2013 12:30pm PDT

By "imminent," Nintendo of America really meant it. Virtual Console is now available on Wii U.


"I just hope this means that SNES games start to become available for the 3DS, too. Is there any ..."

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Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move preview: it's Pipe Mania

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 18, 2013 11:30am PDT

The Mario vs. Donkey Kong series was essentially Nintendo's take on Lemmings. For Mario and Donkey Kong, it seems that Nintendo wants to take on...


Nintendo sells 11% of its first-party 3DS games digitally

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 17, 2013 10:50am PDT

According to Nintendo executive VP Scott Moffitt, lifetime 3DS game sales now surpass 20 million in North America--and that figure becomes "significantly larger" if you include digital.