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‘New Nintendo 3DS’ (that’s what it’s called) adds two more buttons and an extra control stick

Nintendo reveals a "New" 3DS handheld that adds two shoulder buttons, a second analog control stick, and an assortment of other form factor and hardware tweaks. It's coming to Japan in standard and XL formats on October 11.

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Nintendo’s Code Name STEAM combines steampunk, aliens, and Abe Lincoln

Nintendo has revealed Codename STEAM, a new third-person shooting game that takes place on a turn-based grid.

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As its sales sink, Nintendo grasps at emerging markets, apps, and … figurines?

With Nintendo bleeding money and the Wii U and 3DS not performing up to expectations, it's going to take more than just a few games to get themselves out of this rut. Here is what Nintendo plans to remedy all of this and see whether that will be enough.

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Nintendo reports $457 million loss for fiscal year, blames Wii U sales

Nintendo reported a $457 million loss in its report on the recently concluded fiscal year, and blamed poor sales of its Wii U console on the shortfall.

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Nintendo cuts the price on five popular 3DS games

Nintendo slashes the price on five 3DS games with 2 million-plus sales apiece, including three Mario games, an Animal Crossing, and a Donkey Kong Country.

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Super Smash Bros. comes to 3DS this summer, Wii U this winter

Nintendo confirms a summer 2014 release for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros and a winter 2014 release for the Wii U version.

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Been there, done that: Nintendo’s short-term plan is ‘follow the leader’

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata laid out a rough plan for fixing the company in his recent investor talk, but the most promising possibilities amount to little more than playing catch-up with the company's top competitors.

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Nintendo considers new business models following a very bad 2013

Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata declares that the company is looking into "a new business structure" following a heavily slashed forecasts that point to a dismal fiscal performance in 2013.

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Jetsetter: Have we learned nothing from Final Fantasy’s terrible numbering?

This week in Jetsetter, we look at Inazuma Eleven and the double-edged sword of when a traditionally import-only series finally makes the jump to the US. The biggest problem is that you don't get to play any previously released games, but other issues arise as…

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Nintendo 3DS in top sales spot for May 2013, ending Xbox 360’s 28-month reign

For the first time in over two years, the Xbox 360 is not the best-selling console, according to NPD's May 2013 sales charts. Instead, the Nintendo 3DS takes the top spot, something that few would have predicted just one year ago.

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Hands-on with ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds': A familiar world reinvented

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a direct sequel to the legendary Super Nintendo game A Link to the Past, but despite a similar look it's a dramatically different game. An E3 demo shows off how Nintendo has created a Zelda that is refreshingly…

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‘Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D’ review: The second time is the charm

Nintendo's ridiculous insistence on tacking motion controls on every Nintendo Wii game hobbled Donkey Kong Country Returns. Can the Nintendo 3DS save a broken game? Monster Games' remake of the original loses none of the good and fixes every problem with the…

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Zelda lead confirms the return of light/dark worlds in A Link to the Past 2

Zelda creative lead Eiji Aonuma reveals in an interview with CNET that the upcoming sequel to A Link to the Past for Nintendo 3DS brings back the light and dark worlds of the previous game.

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Nintendo pushes past GameStop in an effort to sell cheap, used Nintendo 3DS handhelds

Nintendo is not known for affordable hardware prices anymore. The days of the comparatively cheap Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii are gone. Now that the company is getting into used sales, it's aggressively lowering the price of a Nintendo 3DS, going cheaper even…

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Wii U sells 31 percent fewer consoles than expected

Nintendo reported earnings for the fiscal year that ended in March on Wednesday, and while the strong Japanese yen helped it turn a meager profit, the Wii U continues to drag the company down. Even the Nintendo 3DS missed expectations. Now Nintendo is making…

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