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Nintendo is preparing for the Direct Partner Showcase. The presentation will be held on February 21

On February 21 at 16:00 Kyiv time, Nintendo will hold its first Direct Partner Showcase this year, a 25-minute online presentation. This time, the event will be dedicated to games from partners – third-party publishers and developers. One should expect the same four games from Xbox on other platforms. Insiders ... Read more

Nintendo is the richest company in Japan with $11.4 billion

Nintendo is now the richest company in Japan. This is evidenced by a new report from the Japanese economic magazine Toyo Keizai. According to ReadWire, the company boasts cash and cash equivalent of approximately $11.4 billion, as well as a complete absence of any debt. At the same time, after ... Read more

Nintendo Switch 2 may not appear until 2025 – here’s what we know

The expected release of the Nintendo Switch 2 game console may be postponed to early 2025. Brazilian journalist Pedro Henrique Lutti Lippe shared information from five different sources in a recent OX do Controlle video suggesting that the console’s launch has been postponed from its original date of 2024. These ... Read more

Nintendo raises annual forecast for Switch and plans to sell 15.5 million consoles

Nintendo has improved its sales forecast for the Switch console in fiscal year 2024, which will end in March. According to Reuters, the company took such actions amid growing expectations for the release of new hardware. According to Nintendo’s new forecasts, it will sell 15.5 million units of the console ... Read more

The hacker who owes Nintendo $14.5 million: What happened to Gary Bowser?

In April 2023, 54-year-old hacker Gary Bowser was released after serving 14 months of a 40-month sentence. His good behavior reduced his time behind bars, but now his options are limited, writes The Guardian. He was a Canadian who belonged to the hacker group Team Xecuter. He is known for ... Read more

Nintendo Switch 2 with LCD screen will be released this year, says Omdia analyst

Nintendo Switch 2 with an 8-inch LCD screen will be released this year. This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to Omdia analyst Hiroshi Hayase. Hiroshi was researching small and medium-sized displays, which is why he made his predictions. According to him, Nintendo’s new console will be responsible for doubling ... Read more

Nintendo stops supporting online services for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo announced that on April 8, support for all online services in their games and software on the Wii U and 3DS consoles will officially cease. The online services include online games, cooperative play, online ratings, and data distribution. At the same time, players will retain access to game modes ... Read more

Nintendo is working on a movie based on The Legend of Zelda video game

Nintendo has announced that it is working on a feature film based on The Legend of Zelda video game, reports The Verge. The film will be directed by Wes Ball, best known for the The Maze Runner trilogy and the upcoming movie Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. The ... Read more

Nintendo expects to sell 15 million Switch consoles this year

Nintendo has improved its forecast for fiscal year 2024, which will end in March. This is stated in the financial report of the Japanese giant. Nintendo expects its net sales to reach $10.5 billion for the year, up 9% from the previous forecast of $9.64 billion. The operating profit forecast ... Read more

Nintendo announces Switch OLED Mario Red Edition console, it will cost $350

Nintendo has announced a special version of the Switch OLED portable console in bright red. It’s called Switch OLED Mario Red Edition and it matches the style of Mario to the maximum extent possible, reports Engadget. This design is available for the console, dock, and Joy-Con controllers. The rear dock ... Read more

Here’s what we know about Nintendo’s next console, which is scheduled for 2024

According to sources that spoke to VGC, the development kits for the next-generation Nintendo console are already in the hands of key partner studios, and its launch is scheduled for the second half of 2024. Here is everything that is currently known about the next generation of Nintendo’s game console. ... Read more

10 [+2] largest game companies in the world

After information that the Chinese company HoYoverse/miHoYo (Genshin Impact game), earned more in 2022 than Activision Blizzard or Electronic Arts and was included in the list of the largest game companies in the world, I wanted to remember which game companies are on this list. Well, all the financial statements ... Read more

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Kingdom in ruins

After it was revealed that Nintendo was planning to reuse Breath of the Wild’s Hyrule map for Tears of the Kingdom, players expressed concern over how justified such a decision was for a game built around the exploration of the game’s world. Well, after hundred-plus hours spent in Tears of ... Read more

Nintendo plans to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to the next generation console

Nintendo’s online infrastructure has always caused complaints from players due to a significant lag behind competitors’ platforms – in particular, it concerns the inability to transfer user data from an old console to a new one. Fortunately, things will change for the better in the future: at last week’s auction ... Read more

Microsoft admits Xbox has ‘lost the console wars’

Microsoft has said that Xbox has officially “lost the console wars.” This is stated in a document presented during Microsoft’s legal “battle” with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $ 69 billion. This is reported by IGN. A section of the document, submitted ... Read more

Illumination has not confirmed cooperation with Nintendo on The Legend of Zelda movie

Illumination studio CEO Chris Meledandri has not confirmed the cooperation with Nintendo in the creation of the film The Legend of Zelda. He stated this in an interview with TheWrap, reports The Verge. According to him, he does not know where such rumors came from. The approach to the “big ... Read more

Nintendo has blocked the release of the Dolphin emulator for GameCube and Wii console games that was supposed to be released on Steam

The launch of the open-source GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin on Steam has been blocked by a Digital Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint filed by Nintendo against Valve. Legal Notice, PC Gamer reports, was dated May 26, 2023, and addressed to Valve’s legal department. The document claims that the Dolphin emulator ... Read more

Nintendo only hopes to sell 15 million Switch consoles, but that’s not certain

Japan’s Nintendo plans to sell just 15 million Switch consoles in fiscal year 2024 because demand for them will continue to decline. However, the company is not sure even of this number. This was reported by Engadget, referring to the manufacturer’s financial report. “Sustaining the Switch’s sales momentum will be ... Read more

Hacker Gary Bowser, who hacked Nintendo consoles, was released from prison, but he will be paying a fine of $14.5 million for the rest of his life

Canadian Gary Bowser, who was serving a 40-month term for hacking Nintendo consoles, was released from prison early for good behavior, but he will pay a $14.5 million fine to Nintendo for the rest of his life, which was ordered by the court. This is written by VGC. Bowser, who ... Read more

Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase: loud and not so loud announcements

Another presentation of indie games from Nintendo took place. However, this event makes sense to be of interest not only to owners of consoles from the Big “N”, none of the games shown will be exclusive to the Switch. What exactly was shown? Let’s look. Blasphemous 2 Genre Souls-like, metroidvania ... Read more

Nintendo offers free repair of “drifting” Joy-Cons in Europe

The infamous drift of analog sticks, unfortunately, is well-known to more than one Nintendo Switch console owner. For those who don’t know, this is when the console “recognizes” the movement of the stick, even if the player does not touch it at all. The problem is inherent to many game ... Read more

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — a big gameplay trailer

The release of the new “zelda” – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – is very close, the game should be released in less than 2 months. So far, the developer has not been very willing to share the details of his new project, limiting themselves to small ... Read more

Dolphin – Nintendo GameCube and Wii emulator – coming to Steam soon, will support Steam Deck

As reported by the developers team, the Dolphin emulator should be released on Steam in the second quarter of this year. [Dolphin Emulator] Dolphin, a GameCube and Wii emulator, is coming to Steam! We’ll release in Early Access during Q2 2023 (Apr to Jun). More info will be provided closer ... Read more

The Super Mario Bros. Movie final trailer

During the traditional Nintendo Direct online presentation, which this time was dedicated to the Super Mario Bros. franchise, among other things, the third and final trailer of the animated film The Super Mario Bros. Movie was demonstrated. It features Mario and Princess Peach racing around Rainbow Road, a Mario Kart ... Read more

Microsoft signs 10-year deal with Nintendo: finally Call of Duty on Switch?

Xbox head Phil Spencer back in December promised to bring the Call of Duty franchise to Nintendo consoles, announcing a deal between the companies. And now finally “everything is official”: Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that the contract with Nintendo is signed for a period of 10 years, during which ... Read more