amiibo: New Splatoon Amiibo, Including Callie and Marie, Launch This July

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Freshness Inbound

Nintendo has announced a new wave of amiibo figures for Splatoon launching July 8th, including ones for the idol singers Callie and Marie. While the Callie and Marie amiibo don't hold any special missions, they do act as a jukebox of sorts. Upon scanning the figures, you'll unlock news songs and dance performances from the Squid Sisters. Three...

News: Kimishima Explains NX’s March 2017 Release Window

Friday, April 29, 2016

"...we don't think 'holiday season timing is a must'"

Nintendo finally confirmed the mysterious NX platform won't launch until March 2017, along with an NX version of The Legend of Zelda Wii U. During the company's Investors Q&A, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima explained why. The NX is being held back to ensure a healthy line-up of games available. This also flies in the face of the typical "holiday"...

News: Investors React To Nintendo’s Financial Announcements

Friday, April 29, 2016

Fortune says: Rough waters ahead

The general reaction to yesterday's Nintendo news regarding NX and Zelda delays did not receive a warm reception from fans. Investors and members of the financial community aren't happy either, with Nintendo's share price dropping 8 percent following the bombshell news. via Bloomberg Several financial analysts shared their thoughts with...

News: Nintendo Download Highlights for April 28th

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Attack of the Freemium

The final week of April eShop updates is a jam-packed one, bringing along some free-to-download titles, a genuine Wii classic, a retro compilation, and some more. Cross-platform Mini Mario & Friends goes live for everyone after early access for select code holders, and Lost Reavers exits beta play to its full release. Wii U owners also get...

News: Nintendo of America to Sell Majority Stake in Seattle Mariners

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Taking themselves out of the ball game.

Nintendo of America is selling a majority of their interests in the Seattle Mariner's baseball team. This may be a result of Nintendo's sales being down 8% for the first quarter of the current fiscal year. While Nintendo is maintaining 10% of their current interests in the Mariner's, the rest is being sold for a fair price of $1.4 billion to...

News: Miitomo Has Been “Enjoyed” By 10 Million Users Worldwide

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Celebrate with some Splatoon items

As part of Nintendo's financial briefing today, Nintendo confirmed that over 10 million unique users worldwide have enjoyed Miitomo since its mid-March launch. To celebrate the milestone, Miitomo will hold a 'Celebrating 10 Million Users!' event beginning April 28th. It is currently unknown what users will get out of the...

News: Here’s Nintendo Fiscal Year 2016 Breakdown

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wii U sales near 13 million, still doesn't meet sales target

Nintendo's financial results for the Fiscal Year 2017 are now live, bringing with it a spat of disappointments and some bright spots. In their earnings statement, the company hit profit once again. For the year lasting from April 1st 2015 to March 31st 2016, Nintendo made a net profit of 16.5 million yen, while their operating income came out...

News: Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime and Satoru Shibata Get Job Promotions

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Brings changes to their day-to-day routine

As part of Nintendo's continuous corporate restructuring, today's financial news revealed that Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime and Nintendo of Europe's Satoru Shibata have been promoted. Both are being assigned to Executive Officer under Nintendo's new Executive Office management system. As part of Nintendo's continuous corporate...

News: Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Receiving Mobile Apps This Fall

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The mobile games are getting more mobile

After the impressive success of Miitomo, Nintendo has announced that they are working on more mobile apps. Of course, there is Pokemon Go which is slated to come out this year, but Nintendo has also announced two more mobile apps will be released based off of the Animal Crossing series and the Fire Emblem series. Here is the press release...

News: Nintendo’s NX Releases Worldwide In March 2017

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Will not be playable at E3

Nintendo's "brand new concept" of a platform, the NX, finally has a release window. Straight from their financial briefing: For our dedicated video game platform business, Nintendo is currently developing a gaming platform codenamed “NX” with a brand-new concept. NX will be launched in March 2017 globally. This means that the NX will not...