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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Classic DS title Dr Kawashima Brain Training hits the iPhone

If we ever needed proof that the iPhone is becoming a serious gaming platform, then look no further than Namco Bandai and its introduction of the classic Dr Kawashima mental-agility games for the Apple hardware.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Iwata casts doubt on 2009 DSi arrival in rest of world
Read the full story Gaming 01:41 AM JMLH • Permalink

A day after the launch of the new DSi handheld, Nintendo’s cocksure president Satoru Iwata has cast some doubt on when the machine will be launched outside Japan.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Unboxing world’s first contactless wiimote charger
Read the full story Gaming 01:20 AM JMLH • Permalink

It’s not due to hit the stores until August 25, but Sanyo was good enough to send me its new Wiimote charger based on eneloop rechargeable batteries, so why not unbox the thing?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wiimote battery pack shocker brings contactless charging
Read the full story Gaming 12:34 AM JMLH • Permalink

We hinted at it yesterday, and can confirm today that Sanyo has become the first company to provide an officially licensed charger set for Nintendo’s Wiimote controller.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Year-end figures show massive growth in Japanese gaming

To the surprise of no one, the just-revealed sales figures for games hardware and software in Japan last year underline what a massive 12 months it was for the industry as a whole and Nintendo in particular.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Nintendo to start DS Lite movie downloads

Although it beats the pants of the competition on the sales front, Nintendo’s DS Lite has never been anything more than a games machine, leading anyone interested in mobile media to opt for the PSP. Come March, however, that’s set to change with the launch of an official movie download service for the DS.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Developers fear Wii bubble to burst as Nintendo reaps all the rewards

Suggestions that the high-flying Nintendo Wii’s days at the top of the console sales charts may be numbered are beginning to look less ridiculous almost every day, as more people in the know come round to that point of view.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wii success making component suppliers rich

The dominance of Nintendo’s Wii in the console market has been well documented as the company rides high on a wave of unprecedented profitability and popularity, but what of the other companies involved in the gaming phenom’s success?

It lives! Nintendo DS Lite motion-sensing game in the flesh

Looks like our tip last week about how Nintendo is really bringing Wii-like motion sensing to the DS Lite was correct and we have the photos to prove it after the jump.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Who'da thunk it? Nintendo's motion-sensing handheld is for real and on sale now

Just days after the world speculated that Nintendo might be bringing motion-sensitivity to the handheld gaming arena, we hear that the mystery device may well be a just-launched DS Lite add-on available now in Japan.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Nintendo rocks stock market, outperforms Sony for first time

If you’re even just marginally into video games, you’ll know that Nintendo has been taking all the plaudits over the last year or two thanks to the runaway success of its DS handheld machines and the more-recent Wii console.



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