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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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Nintendo 3DS XL gets its very own Circle Pad Pro, but no word on what upcoming games you can use it on

The Nintendo 3DS XL has been available in the US for eight months, but the Circle Pad Pro add-on is only now making it out, ready to help new Monster Hunter fans. Even though the accessory can ease playing 3D games on Nintendo's handheld, though, few games use…

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Nintendo learns a lesson from the Wii U’s faults, and unleashes a torrent of new 3DS titles

The Nintendo 3DS is having a spectacular third year, with consistently great releases like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon hitting the machine. Its momentum isn't slowing as Nintendo announces a plethora of games like Yoshi's Island 3DS that recall the company's…

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After two decades, ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2’ is confirmed – but the developer remains a mystery

More than two decades later, Nintendo is returning to Link's Super Nintendo adventure with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2 on Nintendo 3DS. It's unknown, though, just who is making the game. Will it be the original's designers in Nintendo EAD 3 or an…

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‘Shin Megami Tensei IV’ makes the trip from Japan to the West in record time

Shin Megami Tensei IV for Nintendo 3DS will be the first entry in the series to make it to the US with its name intact. The game also marks a greatly streamlined localization process from Atlus USA.

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‘Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’ review: Mario’s little brother shines in the darkness

Next Level Games continues the fruitful partnership with Nintendo that's yielded plums like Super Mario Strikers and Punch-out!! on Wii with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, the studio's very best game, and one of the best made for Nintendo 3DS.

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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate review (Wii U and 3DS): A JRPG that has grown up

Only a few of Capcom's odd Monster Hunter games have crossed the Pacific, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U is the finest of them - though the game struggles to live up to its console mirror on 3DS.

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