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Nintendo wanted the Switch to run Android

Nintendo originally wanted its new Switch games console to run Android, Cyanogen's chairman has claimed. The company abandoned its plans when Cyanogen refused to help it build a special Android distribution focused around gaming.

Nintendo to double Switch production as sales still sky-high

Nintendo is to double the production of its Switch games console to meet the consistently high demand since its launch earlier this month. Already the company's fastest selling console in history, sales are now believed to have reached 1.5 million units.

Nintendo Switch owners plagued by dead display pixels

Nintendo Switch buyers are complaining the handheld game console's display is being ruined by dead and stuck pixels, causing dark squares to appear in images. Nintendo has denied the issues are a manufacturing flaw, describing the problems as "normal."

Nintendo Switch launch: Analysts fret over $300 price tag

The hotly-anticipated Nintendo Switch games console will launch in the next 24 hours, bringing with it a new style of gaming focused on letting you play where you want. However, the company has been criticised for pricing the device higher than expected.

Nintendo has sold over 1.5 million NES Classics

Nintendo has now sold over 1.5 million NES Classic consoles, the company's miniaturised version of its retro home gaming system. The Classic remains sold out at retailers worldwide owing to huge demand. Nintendo is now ramping up production.

'In-depth look' at Nintendo Switch games to be streamed next week

Nintendo has announced it will soon provide fans with a first "in-depth look" at games being built for its upcoming Switch console. The company will also be offering members of the press hands-on time with the Switch at a separate event next week.

Nintendo's Switch is a hybrid console built for the masses

After months of teasing and hints, Nintendo has officially introduced its new games console. Now called the Switch, the device is a hybrid console for use at home and while on the go. It has wireless controllers and a built-in screen for mobile gaming.

Review: Todd Carey delivers on full-length project 'Future Throwback' Special

Singer-songwriter Todd Carey has released his highly-anticipated studio album "Full Throwback," which features his breakthrough single "Nintendo.

Nintendo issued over 500 takedown orders for fan-made games

On September 2, 2016, Nintendo issued at least 500 DMCA takedown requests ordering indie companies who developed fan-made games to remove their products. Most of these games were hosted on Game Jolt, where they could be uploaded and shared for free.

Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Toukyo - A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Media said that Tuesday's incident marked Japan's first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app.

Japan starts safety campaign ahead of Pokemon Go launch

Tokyo - Reports of traffic accidents, crimes and other mishaps overseas have prompted the Japanese government to warn Pokemon Go gamers of the dangers they could face.

Ubisoft's CEO thinks the upcoming Nintendo NX is 'really great'

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has described the upcoming Nintendo NX games console as "really great." Guillemot has seen pre-release hardware for the anticipated device. He said it is focused on casual games and won't directly rival Microsoft and Sony.

Nintendo announces tiny 'NES Classic Edition' with 30 retro games

Nintendo has unveiled a tiny version of its classic NES games console. NES Classic Edition will launch in the fall and comes pre-installed with 30 of the most popular retro games. It provides an authentic NES experience using modern hardware and displays.

Nintendo soars more than 16%, extends Pokemon game rally

Toukyo - Nintendo skyrocketed in Tokyo on Thursday as its new smartphone game Pokemon Go picks up legions of fans globally, and investors cheer the firm's move into mobile gaming.

Pokemon-mania vindicates Nintendo's mobile game shift

Toukyo - With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.

Apple could make more money from Pokemon Go than Nintendo

Now that it's clear that Pokemon Go is a bit of a phenomenon, the question is which tech companies stand to win or lose from the millions of people running around cities catching cartoons.

Pokemon Go mania drives players into wild outdoors

San Francisco - Pokemon Go mania has quickly swept the US as players armed with smartphones hunt streets, parks, rivers and elsewhere to capture monsters and gather supplies in the hit game.

Nintendo now wants to build game controllers for smartphones

Struggling video game company Nintendo has announced another new idea that could turn its business around. Expanding on its recent entry into smartphone gaming, the company sees value in creating physical game controllers for mobile devices.

Play retro videogames wirelessly with this tiny adapter

You can now play retro 8-bit videogames with a standard wireless controller using a tiny wireless adapter that works with the Nintendo NES. The adapter connects to the NES' standard controller port and works with most modern wireless gamepads.

Nintendo partners with SF library to teach kids video game design

San Francisco - Getting children in the Internet age to rush to the library during spring break might seem like a mission impossible, but that's just what San Francisco kids are doing thanks to an innovative partnership between the city's public library and Nintendo.

Sony to bring PlayStation games to smartphones for the first time

Sony has announced it is going to bring several of its major PlayStation game franchises to iOS and Android smartphones. The company has formed a new business unit to perform the work, following in the footsteps of Nintendo's recent smartphone launch.

Nintendo's debut mobile game played by 1m in first three days

The first smartphone title released by declining gaming giant Nintendo has been received positively by early players. Over 1 million people have downloaded Miitomo in its first three days of availability, boosting Nintendo's share value.

Mojang surprises, Minecraft for Nintendo Wii U coming this month

It has been confirmed that hit sandbox game Minecraft will be available on the Nintendo Wii U from later this month with the same features as its other console versions. The platform is one of few which developer Mojang has left out so far.

Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile game, to be released March 2016

Nintendo officially announced on Thursday the first of its five planned mobile games, 'Miitomo.' Players create their own Miis, who then communicate with others based on questions.

Nintendo NX to combine console and mobile gaming in unique hybrid

A report today says that Nintendo's upcoming "NX" gaming platform will be more complex than a simple console release. Instead, the company is creating a larger ecosystem comprising several devices, including a mobile offering.

Nintendo may be heading back towards the game cartridges of old

Nintendo has filed a patent for a games console that stores its content on memory cards, harking back to the days of the cartridge-based Nintendo 64 of 20 years ago. It's unclear whether the company intends to use the tech in its upcoming "NX" device.

Op-Ed: Nintendo previews games with Yoshi, Star Fox and more in Toronto Special

Toronto - Though Nintendo has a new console in the works, it hasn't stopped the gaming giant from working on a slate of exciting-looking games to be released by the end of the year.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death sparks wave of tributes

Nintendo has confirmed that its president and CEO Satoru Iwata has died aged 55. Iwata had been recovering from cancer surgery last year and died of a bile duct growth on July 11. The games industry has been flooded with touching tributes for Mr Iwata.

Nintendo aims for 5 mobile games by 2017

Nintendo earlier this year finally decided to move into the mobile gaming arena, and it's now setting an output target — five games by the end of 2017.

Nintendo makes moves for mobile

The mobile gaming industry is booming. So much so that the overall video gaming business is expected to grow to a $102 billion market by 2017.
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