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Mario Goes to Universal

MAY 11, 2015 • In a deal inked with Universal Parks & Resorts, Nintendo Co. Ltd. is licensing it video game characters, franchises and game worlds for use as attractions. No financial disclosures were made. The announcement said the companies will jointly develop major and immersive family-themed attractions. Creative teams from Nintendo and Universal will […]

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Nintendo Goes Mobile

MARCH 17, 2015 • After five years of ongoing discussions, Nintendo Co. Ltd. and DeNA Co. Ltd. have agreed to launch a mobile membership service offering new games based on Nintendo IP. The gamemaker will not port existing titles and intends to utilize those of its characters and play mechanics that best translate to users […]

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3DS Leads Feb. U.S. Sales

MARCH 12, 2015 • The release of the February NPD numbers had each of the three big video game hardware makers crowing about results. Microsoft Corp. noted February Xbox One sales were up 84% over January. Meanwhile, Sony Computer Ent. America claimed the PlayStation 4 was number one in both hardware and software sales for the […]

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Nintendo Sees Profits

JAN. 28, 2015 • For the three month period ending December 31, Nintendo Co. Ltd. posted a net profit of ¥45.22 billion ($382 million), up from ¥9.6 billion ($81 million) during the same period last year. By the end of its fiscal year next March, the gamemaker expects to realize ¥30 billion ($253 million) in […]

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The New 3DS XL

JAN. 20, 2015 • The new Nintendo 3DS XL is another salvo in the crowded battle to deliver portable devices into the hands of consumers.  Of course, the difference is this is part of the incredibly successful Nintendo line of portable products and is a successor of the original DS, the major pioneer of touch […]

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Nintendo Departs Brazil

JAN. 13, 2015 • Citing high import duties, Nintendo of America announced it was withdrawing entirely from the Brazilian market for now. The gamemaker said it made the decision because its current distribution model was “unsustainable.” Nintendo’s partner in the country is Gaming do Brasil, which has been instructed to no longer distribute Nintendo consoles […]

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Quarter Results

OCT. 30, 2014 • A number of major video game companies released financial results for the quarter ending September 30. Electronic Arts reported net revenue (non-GAAP) of $1.22 billion, up from $1 billion for the same period in 2013. Packaged goods accounted for $767 million and $692 million respectively of that net revenue, while digital […]

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Smash Bros. Conquers World

OCT. 7, 2014 • Having already amassed sales of 1.42 million in Japan since September 13, Super Smash Bros. 3DS was released in the Americas, Australia and Europe on October 3 to strong consumer demand. Purchases in these additional markets have boosted total worldwide sales of the game to 2.8 million. The strong performance has […]

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A Super Smash in Japan

SEPT. 16, 2014 • A week after Dairanto Smash Brothers (Super Smash Bros.) for the 3DS debuted in Japan, Nintendo Co. Ltd. disclosed that 1 million units of the handheld title had been sold domestically. That sales tally includes both retail and online digital distribution. Dairanto Smash Brothers becomes only the fourth 3DS title to […]

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Natsume Harvests Success

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AUG. 28, 2014 • Much in the same way Nintendo Co. Ltd. has diligently nurtured a wholesome reputation in the video games it publishes, Natsume Inc. has successfully followed a very similar blueprint starting with the Harvest Moon franchise. That farm simulation series was a trailblazer back in 1997 when it was released on the […]

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