Nintendo to launch $349.99 Switch with upgraded display

Japan’s Nintendo will launch a new model of its Switch video game console with an upgraded display on Oct. 8, priced at $349.99, it said.


Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as ‘Fortnite’ trial nears

Apple plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epi...

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Nintendo partners with Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Pikmin app

Nintendo has stated that it is partnering with Pokemon Go app developer Niantic to create augmented reality (AR) titles, with a Pikmin themed app launching this year.

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo hikes its sales forecast for Switch after a bumper year-end

Nintendo has hiked its full-year sales forecast for its Switch games console to 26.5 million from 24 million previously after a bumper holiday season, buoyed by the boom for at hom...

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo ships one million Switches in China since late-2019 launch

The Japanese firm launched its Switch console in China at December 2019 in partnership with distributor Tencent, China’s biggest video games and social networking company, in...


Nintendo raises Switch forecast to 24 million units on pandemic gaming boom

Nintendo said it hopes to market 24 million of its Switch games consoles at the year ending March 2021, up from a forecast of 19 million but still regarded as cautious, since the C...


Nintendo digital subscriptions soar driven by ‘Animal Crossing’ fans

Nintendo has reported surging user numbers for its Switch Online subscription support, driven by hit titles like”Animal Crossing: New Horizons”, as the firm belatedly b...


Nintendo to re-release Mario games for 35th anniversary

Nintendo has announced that it will re-release classic titles featuring popular character Mario for a limited time on its hit Nintendo Switch console to mark 35 years since the lau...


Nintendo and Tencent team up on Pokemon battler

Nintendo-backed The Pokemon Company on Wednesday announced a cross-platform Pokemon team battling game developed with Tencent’s Timi Studio as the two gaming heavyweights dee...


Nexon shares hit record high after strong start for Nintendo karting rival

Shares in game maker Nexon Co Ltd hit a record high on Tuesday following the strong start for a mobile version of its hit karting franchise.


After the success of Animal Crossing, a thin pipeline for Nintendo

The runaway success of Nintendo Co Ltd’s island life simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons has overshadowed an uncomfortable fact for fans of the Switch console – it ...

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Gamers fear for virtual assets as rate cut hits ‘Animal Crossing’ savings

Gamers escaping COVID-19  lockdowns have seen their virtual savings slashed in hit video game “Animal Crossing”, highlighting the limited rights users have to digital p...


Nintendo seen extending profit streak as housebound consumers switch on

Nintendo is expected to extend its decade-high earnings streak when it reports fourth-quarter results next week, powered by the hit Switch console which is expanding its reach amon...


ValueAct Capital Partners eye Nintendo with stake of over $1.1 billion – letter

Activist investor ValueAct Capital Partners LP has built a stake of over $1.1 billion in Nintendo, a bet that digital software distribution and the development of new entertainment...

Platform News: Gaming and gamers around the world

Videogame sales surge in US as lockdown keeps people indoor

Videogame sales in the month of March hit their highest in over a decade, as Americans turned to games like “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” and “Call of Duty: Mod...

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