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  • Blog Post: DS Prototypes That Couldn't Survive Multiple 5 Ft. Drops Were Unacceptable

    In the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming , the series looks at the history of the Nintendo DS. In the video, you will find out about Nintendo's insistence on creating a durable system, why it didn't receive the Game Boy branding. You can check out other videos from the Did You Know Gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo DSi and DSi XL Get Price Cuts

    Nintendo announced price cuts for both the DSi and DSi XL effective May 20. The regular DSi will drop from $149 to $99 and the DSi XL drops from $169 to $129. More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Global Link Lets You Invade Your Critters' Dreams

    In just a few short days your C-Gear, the device in Pokémon White & Black which allows you to connect wirelessly with friends, will gain a new feature. Pokémon Global Link launches April 13 and introduces several new features – one of which is an enhanced battle mode, and the... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Black, White DSi Bundles Announced For U.S.

    Even though Nintendo's upcoming 3DS is on the horizon, Pokémon fans might have a reason to stick to the DSi instead. The company announced limited edition Pokémon Black and White DSi bundles that will hit retail on March 6 to coincide with the release of the games. The bundles were... More
  • Blog Post: Legendary Special Edition Pokémon Black, White DSi Bundles Available Soon

    Japan always gets all the cool stuff. Pokémon Black and White are already out in Japan with great success selling a couple million at launch. To keep sales numbers rolling, Nintendo plans on releasing special edition Pokémon Black and White DSi bundles featuring cool artwork of each game's... More
  • Blog Post: Japanese Hardware Sales Heavy On Handhelds

    The Japanese sales figures for this past week don't show a lot of movement, and guess what – the Nintendo DSi remains the country's most popular system. In fact, Nintendo did pretty well for itself (see chart below), with the DSi, DSi LL, and Wii getting respectable numbers. Meanwhile,... More
  • Blog Post: Midnight Blue DSi XL Hits Retail July 11

    If you have yet to purchase one of the four Nintendo DS iterations on the market, are considering a second handheld, or just can’t wait for the elusive Nintendo 3DS to hit retail, Nintendo is adding another option to their stable of handheld offerings. Nintendo of America announced a new color... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo DS To Surpass PS2 Units Sold

    For some time now the PlayStation 2 has held the mantle of best-selling video game hardware ever. As of last September the PS2 weighed in at over 140 million units sold. According to NPD analysts, however, that reign may be coming to an end compliments of the Nintendo DS. Since its launch in 2004, the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Forecasts First Financial Drop In 6 Years

    Nintendo's invincibility stars appear to have finally worn off. Following a record-setting 2008, Nintendo is predicting a profit drop for the first time in six years. 2009's fiscal period ended in April for Japan, and though the company made an impressive 230 billion yen (about $2.4 billion)... More
  • Blog Post: Poltergeist Hijinks Abound In Ghost Trick Trailer

    Ghost Trick is a fresh and endearing adventure game coming to the Nintendo DS, from the creator of the Ace Attorney series. It's packed with quirky humor, logic puzzles, and memorable characters all animated in very stylish fashions. You're going to have to see all the haunting action in motion... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo "3DS" Announced

    Nintendo's latest model of their DS handheld, the DSi XL, just arrived in the GI offices yesterday and won't be available to the general public in North America until this weekend. That newly launching product hasn't stopped Nintendo from unexpectedly confirming months of rumors by announcing... More
  • Blog Post: New SMT: Strange Journey Trailer Has Demons In It

    No series does fun, grind-heavy RPGs like Shin Megami Tensei. The newest upcoming installment, Strange Journey, promises to be flexible with your schedule, allowing on-the-go battles with the Nintendo DS. This new trailer showcases the game's stark environment and classic first-person RPG combat... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo DS Successor Already Being Developed For?

    Details have surfaced from GDC at San Francisco, CA pointing to a potential release this year of Nintendo’s DS follow-up. This isn’t a new iteration of existing DS tech, either. The report mentions dual screens being used as one, an accelerometer, and development kits comparable to the GameCube... More
  • Blog Post: DSi XL Launching March 2010, Price Revealed

    Today at Nintendo’s Q1 Media Summit, Cammie Dunaway revealed the stateside release date of the next iteration of the DSi. Nintendo fans that can’t wait to get their hands on the bigger and badder DSi XL don’t have long to wait. On March 28, 2010, you can be the proud owner of the new... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Details Pokémon Preorder Bonus

    Last week we confirmed that Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver will be shipping with a Pokéwalker accessory when the game launches at retail in March. It appears that another item is being thrown into the pot as incentive to pick up the title. Fans who preorder either version by February... More
  • Blog Post: Mega Man Zero Collection Coming To DS

    Fans of Mega Man X’s offshoot series, Mega Man Zero, have something to be hopeful for. Recently a page appeared on Capcom’s Japanese site revealing a collection of the hard-as-nails games starring the blonde, blade-wielding badass. The game is due out in Japan on Aprill 22, 2010, according... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Details Pokéwalker Accessory

    As If your Nintendo DS or DSi isn’t already portable enough, Nintendo is setting out to insure you never have to be without your favorite digital monsters again. Slated to release March 14, Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver will come bundled with a new accessory called the... More
  • Blog Post: Theft Of Electronics On The Rise

    Even though overall property crime has fallen, reported thefts of video game consoles and other high-end electronics are on the rise. FBI data show theft of DS and PlayStation systems has jumped 285% over three years to 42,615 in 2009 (number of thefts for consoles was 11,074 in 2007). It's well... More
  • Blog Post: EEDAR's Divnich: Game Industry Feeds Off Fads

    Core gamers may not want to hear it, but EEDAR director of analyst services Jesse Divnich believes fads like motion controls, touch screens, balance boards, and guitar peripherals are integral to industry growth. Speaking to the music/rhythm genre, Divnich said, "I say the word 'fad', and... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic Classic Collection Spinning Onto DS

    If Mario owned an apartment and Sonic was his mooch friend, the Nintendo DS would be the couch he'd crash on. That's what is happening with the upcoming Sonic Classic Collection. This marvel of cartridge engineering will harness the power of Sonic's four original Genesis adventures, making... More
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