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Nintendo Denies Motion-Sensing DS Successor, Says New Wii Zelda Out 'When It's Perfect'

Nintendo has denied that its eventual successor to the DS will feature motion-sensing and stepped back from a supposed launch frame for the new Wii Legend of Zelda title.

A recent interview with CEO Satoru Iwata in Japanese newspaper the Asahi Shimbun reportedly revealed details on the inevitable but as-yet unannounced handheld, but Nintendo of America senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta has told Kotaku that "The answer to the reporter's question was misinterpreted." Read more »

"I think Link's Awakening counts also. Its the one handheld game that I easily consider a "true" ..."
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Report: New Wii Zelda Coming This Year, Motion Control Planned for Future Handheld

An interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in the Asahi Shimbun reveals that the new Legend of Zelda title for the Wii might arrive this year and that motion sensing could be planned for the successor to its DS handheld, according to translations by Kotaku and Silicon Era. Read more »

"I agree with this. The end boss in WW was epic in its setting, combat, and its conclusion. It ..."
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Nintendo Touts Holiday Sales Figures

Kicking off new year with self-congratulatory press release, Nintendo began today by listing off some of its accomplishments in 2009, such as its estimate that the Nintendo DS "set a new all-time calendar-year U.S. sales record for any console or hand-held."

The company further boasted that the Nintendo DS represents the "best selling videogame console" in European history with over 40 million sold across five years, with the Wii having sold just over 20 million in the territory across three years. Read more »

"I wish Nintendo appealed to me as much as they appeal to the family-fun market. Funny thing is ..."
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Nintendo Lists Early 2010 Wii and DS Releases, Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver Dated

As 2009 draws to a close, Nintendo is urging us to look ahead, as it today issued a list specifying some, but not all, of the games scheduled to hit Wii and Nintendo DS in North American between January 1 and March 31, 2010.

On the Nintendo-published side of things, Endless Ocean: Blue World (January 22) is currently the company's only retail Wii release for the quarter, with Nintendo DS getting Glory of Heracles (January 18), Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver (March 14), then WarioWare: D.I.Y. and America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking on March 28. Read more »

"I loved the Pokemon games, even as an adult, but CHRIST they don't stray from the formula set ..."
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Nintendo Reveals DSi Black Friday Bundles

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Just in time for the holidays, Nintendo has announced two limited edition Nintendo DSi harware bundles, each coming pre-installed with "more than $20" worth of software.

Available in North America "while supplies last" beginning Friday, November 27--the day after Thanksgiving, often referred to as Black Friday--both the white "Brain Age Bundle" and metallic blue "Mario Collection" will be available at the hardware's usual price of $169.99, according to an advance Best Buy circular obtained by Kotaku. Read more »

"Yeah, but the (Much) bigger screen will be nice, and it actually hurts my gorilla hands to hold ..."
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Nintendo Unveils Large Screen Nintendo DSi

Update: Nintendo has confirmed that new model will arrive in North America, where it will be known as the Nintendo DSi XL, during the first quarter of 2010.

Confirming earlier reports, Nintendo today unveiled a heftier version of the Nintendo DSi hardware that sports a larger profile, bigger screens and a much thicker stylus. Read more »

"I'd grab one if it wasn't for that terrible, ugly color. Honestly, that thing screams ..."
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New Nintendo DSi, Wii Remote Colors Unveiled

In addition to providing a release date for Wii Fit Plus, Nintendo also today revealed that new colors for the Nintendo DSi and Wii Remote are coming soon to North America.

September 13 will see pink and white editions of the $169.99 DSi hardware join the black and blue models already at North American retailers. Nintendo explained that "the two new colors give consumers even more options to personalize their experiences." Read more »

"If they're going to bundle MotionPlus with it, why don't they just build it in to the remotes?"
- Smurfy12    See all 7 comments

Nintendo DSi Gets Facebook, More Piracy Protection

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Nintendo DSi owners in North America will soon be able to upload pictures from the handheld to social networking site Facebook, as that functionality will be added as part of downloadable system update this evening.

A similar update has already been released in other territories, with Kotaku reporting that it also blocks several methods and devices used to play pirated games. Read more »

""the Assassin's Creed/Imagine: Babyz publisher". Now that's a phrase you don't see every day, lol."
- docholoday    See all 2 comments

New DSiWare Titles Feature Level Creation, Uploading; DSi Facebook Photo Support Coming

Nintendo today announced that the DSi will allow users to upload their photos taken with the device to Facebook this summer.

The company also announced Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again, a game that will allow players to create levels and upload them for sharing. The title will be released on the DSiWare store June 8.

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"Facebook is a cool idea. But flickr would be neat too. I'm sure a lot of people would dig ..."
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Nintendo DSi Smashes DS Lite's First Week Sales

Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo DSi posted far higher sales during its first week of sale than its predecessor the DS Lite managed when it launched in 2006.

According to Nintendo's internal tracking numbers, a whopping 435,000 DSi units were sold in the first week of sale in the United States. In contrast, the DS Lite sold 226,300.

The third iteration of the Nintendo DS, the DSi slims the console, enlarges the screens and adds two cameras, at the price of removing its Game Boy Advance cartridge slot. Read more »

"i did the same... and now i'm enjoying it more than my 360. (playing chrono trigger newgame+, ..."
- Demius    See all 17 comments

Sony Swipes at Nintendo DSi, Invokes 'for Kids' Burn

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Following last week's launch of the Nintendo DSi, SCEA director of hardware marketing John Koller has taken the liberty of firing a few shots in Nintendo's direction in a statement to Engadget.

"If Nintendo is really committed to reaching a broader, more diverse audience of gamers beyond the "kids" market that they've always engaged, there isn't much new with the DSi to support that," said Koller. Read more »

"Just read his whole statement... [Quote] From our own first-party studios, we're launching ..."
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Downloadable DSi Launch Titles Announced

Nintendo has lifted the curtain on the first 5 titles available on the Nintendo DSi Shop downloadable software store when its new DSi handheld launches April 5.

All developed by Nintendo, the titles include a new WarioWare game apparently with a baby-upsetting minigame, a pretty undersea puzzle game, birds tonguing beans, more Brain Age and a smattering of wonderous magical illusions--don't call them tricks. Read more »

"The cameras are 640x480 resolution, that's more than double the DS' resolution and the maximum ..."
- DarkPGR    See all 14 comments

Buy DSi Early to Score Free DSi Points

Purchase a shiny new Nintendo DSi in the United States and connect your system to the Nintendo DSi Shop within the first six months of availability--between April 5 and October 5--and Nintendo will reward your enthusiasm with 1,000 free Nintendo DSi Points.

Nintendo DSi Points can be redeemed in the online DSi Shop for downloadable DSiWare games and applications. Given that the DSi Shop 'price' break points are 200, 500 and 800+ points, 1,000 points will presumably buy you a reasonable amount of lovelies for your new toy. As with the Wii Shop Channel, 100 Points equals $1, though DSi and Wii Shop Channel Points are not interchangeable. Read more »

"So are there any upcoming US titles that are exclusive to or at least take advantage of the new ..."
- Prozium    See all 5 comments

Nintendo DS Ships 100 Million Units

Nintendo announced today that it shipped the 100 millionth Nintendo DS unit on March 6, 2009--4 years, 3 months and 14 days after the portable debuted at North America.

The company declared that the system "helped redefine what a video game could be" and trumpeted the Nintendo DSi as an example of its continued livelihood. Nintendo further noted that 83 DS games have shipped over 1 million copies, as of 2008's end, with 7 of those shipping over 10 million. Read more »

"I think almost everyone knew that GBAS came to the end of it's road when the DS came. I know I ..."
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Nintendo DSi US Launch Date, Pricing Announced

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Nintendo's latest revision of its portable DS hardware, the Nintendo DSi, will arrive in the United States on Sunday, April 5 for $169.99, the company has announced.

The system will be available in two colors: blue and black.

Released in Japan last fall, the Nintendo DSi packs a slimmer profile over past Nintendo DS hardware due to the removal of the Game Boy Advance cartridge slot. Read more »

"yeah.. i was thinking they would have dropped the price of the regular lite and entered this ..."
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