Nintendo Network undergoing extended maintenance for eShops and Pokemon X/Y
Nintendo's servers will be undergoing a fresh bout of extended maintenance later this week, leading to some brief downtime for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. A separate piece of maintenance will also affect Pokemon X & Y later today, meaning you won't be able to utilize the game'...READ MORE >
Nintendo 3DS update adds eShop balance sharing and Miiverse
Nintendo 3DS owners can finally share their eShop account balance with their Wii U, as the promised system update adding Nintendo Network ID support has arrived today. The update also brings the Miiverse social network to 3DS, to chat about games and share pictures.READ MORE >
3DS gets Nintendo Network and Miiverse support in next update
The next Nintendo 3DS system update will bring Nintendo Network accounts to the handheld, Nintendo announced in today's Nintendo Direct presentation. This'll finally let people who own both a 3DS and Wii U combine their two separate eShop balances, and Miiverse is coming t'b...READ MORE >
Nintendo may explore 'games that require a monthly subscription fee'
"We think that digital distribution of packaged software is only the first step in expanding our digital business," Nintendo's CEO said.READ MORE >
Nintendo Network to undergo 'emergency maintenance'
The Nintendo Network will be undergoing "emergency maintenance" starting later tonight and lasting through tomorrow. Certain online shops, games, and other services will be interrupted during the period.READ MORE >
Nintendo president says Miiverse is Wii U's 'killer app'
Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime says the Miiverse will be the unexpected surprise of the Wii U, claiming that users "may not totally understand it" until they try it out.READ MORE >
Nintendo hires new 'Senior VP of Network Business' to lead online efforts
How serious is Nintendo about the future of its online connectivity business? Apparently, serious enough to announce a new hire in a new position, focused exclusively on Nintendo's burgeoning online platform.READ MORE >
Wii U will let you buy games on the go, have them ready when you get back home
You'll be able to access Miiverse from the web on PC and mobile phones. However, you'll be able to do much more than look at status updates. You'll even be able to purchase games and queue them up for delivery while your system is on standby.READ MORE >
3DS and Wii U retail games to be downloadable, beginning with New Super Mario Bros. 2
As expected, Nintendo plans on selling retail games digitally through the Nintendo Network. The first first-party game to be available at both retail and on the eShop will be New Super Mario Bros. 2.READ MORE >
Nintendo: downloadable games will enable Asian expansion
Piracy has prevented Nintendo from aggressively pursuing China. The advent of full downloadable games may be changing that, however.READ MORE >