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Nintendo doing better than in years, but it has one huge problem

Nintendo's doing better than it has in years. The Japanese game company's newest console, the Switch, is surpassing even the loftiest sales expectations from analysts.

Nintendo Switch gets its biggest software update yet

Nintendo is rolling out a major update to the Nintendo Switch's software. It includes improvements to the user interface, a streamlined way of adding friends from older Nintendo consoles and the ability to physically locate lost controllers.

Nintendo Switch Online won't launch until next year

Nintendo has confirmed that it will launch the full version of its upcoming online subscription gaming service at some point next year. The awaited service will let Switch users invite friends to gaming sessions and chat online. It will cost $20 per year.

Nintendo fears 'customer tantrums,' to increase Switch production

Just two months after it reportedly doubled its output, Nintendo is said to be further increasing production of its new Switch games console. As sales remain far higher than anticipated, the company is preparing to stockpile units ahead of the holidays.

Microsoft brings Minecraft to the Nintendo Switch

Minecraft has officially launched on the Nintendo Switch, exposing one of the world's most popular games to even more players. The Switch Edition of the game comes with specially modified features from Minecraft's other console versions.

Nintendo Switch to beat Wii U's lifetime sales in its first year

The Nintendo Switch is continuing to experience unprecedented worldwide demand. During its fiscal earnings call, Nintendo revealed the new console could outsell the lifetime sales of its predecessor, the Wii U, within its first year of availability.

Nintendo's wildly popular NES Classic has been discontinued

Nintendo has officially discontinued production on the NES Classic, its incredibly popular $60 game console — at least in North America.

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.
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Minecraft for the Nintendo Wii U will launch on December 17th 2015
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Nintendo ordered the takedown of hundreds of fan games this week
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Screengrab from the E3 2015 trailer to "Yoshi's Woolly World."
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The Pokemon logo in front of the Nintendo World Centre in New York City
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