Tag: Nintendo

The DeanBeat: Sorting through the steamy evidence in Apple v. Epic Games

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  The game industry has been buzzing about the Apple v. Epic Games antitrust lawsuit since testimony in the three-week trial began on Monday. The arguments aren’t surprising, but much of the material coming out of the trial extends far beyond the battle between these two companies. […]

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Nintendo nominates ‘Minions’ studio CEO for its board of directors

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Nintendo may plan to get serious about Hollywood and animated films. The company today nominated Illumination chief executive officer Chris Meledandri as a new outside director. This is a role on the board of directors for people who don’t work at Nintendo. Meledandri oversees Illumination, which […]

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Nintendo sold 10.6 million copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe last year

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an unstoppable sales juggernaut. The game has surpassed 35 million copies sold since it debuted in 2017. From April 2020 through March 2021 alone, Nintendo sold 10.62 million copies of the mascot racer. That makes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe one of […]

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Nintendo Switch has 36 ‘million-seller’ games (including 14 third-party games)

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Nintendo reported an operating profit of 640 billion yen, which converts to about $5.86 billion. That is a massive haul, and the highest profits the company has ever reported. This comes as the company shipped 28.83 million Switch consoles to retailers and an astonishing 230.88 million […]

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Nintendo Switch hits 84.59 million units sold, with 28.8 million sold this past year

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  Nintendo reported its year-end financial results today and said the Switch sold more than 28.8 million units, up 37.1%, in the past 12 months ended March 31. Lifetime sales of the Switch are now at 84.59 million units, with 587.12 million copies of software. That means […]

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New Pokémon Snap Is One of the Most Delightful Games on the Switch Right Now

Image: Nintendo Full disclosure: The older I’ve gotten, the harder it’s become for me to invest in massive, narrative-driven games. A large part of that is because when I finally have time to play a game, I want something I can easily pick up, play, and feel like I accomplished something. It’s why games like […]

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The RetroBeat: Why the original Pokémon Snap was special

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021, happening today! Watch live here!  New Pokémon Snap launches today for the Switch, but I’m thinking of the original. As a kid, Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo 64 was a big deal. And it was big, but this wasn’t because it was a clever photography-based game. In North America, Pokémon Snap […]

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Nintendo finally adds online play to a huge Switch hit

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Nintendo is finally updating Super Mario Party with online play. This comes — well, not just in time for stay-at-home orders due to the pandemic (which started more than a year ago). But it’s a welcome addition regardless as many […]

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Don’t Expect To See Microsoft’s xCloud On The Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is looking to bring its xCloud game streaming service to various platforms, even iOS which is impressive given how restrictive Apple has been with regards to game streaming. This has led to some to wonder if maybe Microsoft could also bring xCloud onto competing gaming consoles, like that of the Nintendo Switch. Advertising Unfortunately […]

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Nintendo ads generate 9 out of 10 TV impressions in March-April

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Nintendo continues to be a powerhouse for the video game industry when it comes to TV advertising. From March 16 through April 15, Nintendo accounted for 90% of the industry’s total impressions. During that period, nine brands aired 36 spots […]

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The RetroBeat: Hey Nintendo, remember those cool mini-consoles?

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. In 2016, Nintendo released the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of its first hit console. It could connect to modern TVs via HDMI and play 30 built-in games. It was a giant hit, so much so that Nintendo had […]

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This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices is a Flawless Victory

Image: WB Games To call this an emotionally draining week would be a bit of an understatement, but luckily it’s Friday, which means I can put you on some good-ass games that won’t break the bank and will hopefully make the weekend a little better than the week. So let’s get to it, y’all! Advertisement […]

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Sensor Tower: Mario Kart Tour races to 200M downloads and $200M revenue

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Mario Kart Tour has reached two important milestones, according to mobile market analyst Sensor Tower, racing past 200 million downloads and $200 million in lifetime revenue on both iOS and Android. The free-to-play mobile game from Nintendo launched in 2019. […]

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It’s 4/20, So Here Are Some of the Best Games to Roll Something Up With

It sincerely amazes me how specific you can get on Shutterstock. Photo: Kemedo (Shutterstock) Happy 4/20 folks! As you hopefully know, I’m the resident gamer person at The Root. In addition to playing quite a few video games, I also smoke quite a bit of weed. For obvious reasons, the last year saw me engaging […]

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s continued sales dominance is bad news for Mario Kart 9 hopes

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. As Nintendo fans begin to ponder what the company may be revealing during E3, I often see Mario Kart 9 brought up as a possibility. I think that’s optimistic. According to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group’s list of best-selling games […]

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E3 Rewind: Nintendo’s boring and bizarre E3 2008

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. In 2008, Nintendo was on top. The DS and Wii were giant hits. The company had developed a new strategy that targeted audiences that weren’t part of the core gaming demographic. Successes like Wii Sports and Wii Fit showed the […]

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Nintendo has some intriguing indie games to fill out the Switch’s future lineup

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. OK, I admit that I’m a little bummed that we didn’t see an update on Hollow Knight: Silksong during today’s Nintendo Indie World event. But we got enough other cool looking games that I’m not too upset. Nintendo has done […]

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Oxenfree II: Lost Signals heads to Switch later this year

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Nintendo revealed Oxenfree II: Lost Signals at the end of today’s Indie World Showcase. The sequel to the hit indie game is coming to Switch later this year. It’s from Night School Studio, and MWM Interactive is publishing. The original […]

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Double up on RAVPower 20W iPhone 12 Wall Chargers for Just $10

Best Tech DealsBest Tech DealsThe best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. RAVPower 20W USB-C Power Adapters (2-Pack) | $10 | Amazon | Clip coupon + use code KJPURIB4 Advertisement Apple doesn’t ship a wall charger with the iPhone 12 line, which it says is for the environment, but potentially leaves you with […]

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Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata proved it was better to be loved than feared

Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Even before his death in 2015 at the age of 55, gamers were mythologizing former Nintendo chief executive officer Satoru Iwata. He was the CEO that took a pay cut rather than lay off employees during the lean days of […]

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Get Sneaky in This Week’s Good-Ass Games at Good-Ass Prices

Image: Warner Bros. Interactive What it do, folks? I hope you find yourself doing well on this lovely Friday! As always it’s that time of week where I put you on the best games you can get for cheap. So what are we waiting for? Let’s talk about some games! Advertisement Hitman 2, $11.99 (PlayStation) […]

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Augmented-Reality App Discussed Depicting George Floyd’s Death but Changed Its Tune After Press Release Backlash

A portrait of George Floyd stands outside Dogwood Coffee on March 31, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Photo: Stephen Maturen (Getty Images) There are certain things you just never expect that you need to explain to people. You shouldn’t need to tell adults not to drink shampoo, steer their cars with their feet or that, despite Kendrick […]

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