Yoshi-themed 3DS on the way

With yoshi 3dsthe year of Luigi drawing to a close, is Nintendo’s favorite dinosaur about to get his time in the spotlight?

Nintendo has announced a Yoshi-themed 3DS will go on sale March 14 – in conjunction with Yoshi’s New Island, the first Yoshi-themed title from the company in eight years.

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Nintendo slashes fiscal forecast on lousy Wii U sales

Stung <> on June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.by a rough holiday season and consumer apathy towards its latest console, Nintendo has slashed its financial forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2014 and cut its Wii U sales estimate by over two-thirds.

Nintendo said early Friday that it no longer expects to earn 55 billion yen this quarter. Instead, the company says, it will lose 25 billion yen. To put that into context, it’s a shift from a $527 million gain to a $240 million loss. Ouch.

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Nintendo ordered to pay portion of every 3DS sold to another company

The 3ds-royalty3DS, currently Nintendo’s best-selling piece of hardware, is about to be a bit less profitable.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has ordered the company to pay 1.82 percent of the wholesale price of each 3DS it sells moving forward to a company called Tomita, after Nintendo was found to be using patented camera technology without permission.

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Nintendo details 2014 games, announces odd new Zelda

The nintendo-direct-warriors-zeldaWii U may not be getting tons of attention this holiday season, but that’s not stopping Nintendo from playing Santa Claus.

In a Nintendo Direct broadcast Wednesday, company president Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime revealed a number of surprises and updates for both the Wii U and the 3DS — and even delivered some of them to players immediately.

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Nintendo suspends 3DS messaging service due to ‘offensive material’

Nintendo nintendo-swapnote-suspendedprides itself on being a family-friendly company, but it seems to have underestimated the libido of some of its customers.

The gamemaker has suspended Swapnote, the messaging app available for its 3DS handheld, after discovering that gamers have been using the service to exchange inappropriate pictures and other material.

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Dismal Wii U sales continue to dog Nintendo

How wii-u-sales-fiscal-year-13bad are things for the Wii U? Between the end of March and the end of September this year, Nintendo sold just 460,000 units of the system, the company confirmed in their latest earnings report.

Released last November, life-to-date sales of the Wii U stand at 3.91 million units, according to the company. That makes the Wii U one of the worst performing game systems of the past decade.

A bold claim? Yes, but take a look at first four fiscal quarters for other notable video game systems:

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