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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: 2009 DS Patent Lawsuit Brought Against Nintendo Dismissed

    A patent lawsuit brought against Nintendo by Wall Wireless, LLC in 2009 regarding the DS and DSi has been dismissed. Wall Wireless sued Nintendo, Sony, and Nokia claiming its devices infringed on a, "method and apparatus for creating and distributing real-time interactive media content through wireless... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Gives All Clear On Network Outages, Promises Pokémon Bank And Transporter Details Soon

    It's been a rough Christmas for online video game services , and Nintendo seems to have experienced the worst of it. A handful of tweets from Nintendo points to everything being back to normal, with no more network outtages planned anytime soon. We do not anticipate any further outages, but will... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Refurbished DS, 3DS Sales Risky Move

    Nintendo has recently started selling refurbished DSi XL and 3DS units on its website. This might seem like an insignificant change, but the pricing scheme in place disrupts a cardinal rule of direct to consumer sales. In the days before the Internet, there were hard and fast understandings between manufacturers... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Pressing Charges Against A Man Who Made Over $900,000 In Counterfeit Sales

    Professional pirate Justin Success Brooks (the Internet kind, not the ocean kind), may have to rethink his middle name, because he is facing jail time for his attempts at counterfeiting and selling Nintendo video games. Joystiq reports that Brooks made approximately $970,000 counterfeiting Wii, DS, and... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Had A Good 2011

    Nintendo sent out a press release highlighting all of its successful sales during the holidays and 2011 as a whole. Some of these details we already knew , but it's always good to get confirmation from Nintendo. Here are the highlights: Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 were the fastest-selling... 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: Nintendo Announced New DSi Colors For Black Friday

    Black Friday may be on the horizon, but Nintendo wants us to start seeing Orange and Green. The company just announced new colored limited edition DSi bundles that will be available this Friday. New DSi owners will be able to pick up either an Orange or Green DSi starting this weekend. The systems retail... More
  • Blog Post: Cave Story Gets A Possible Release Date For DSiWare

    Cave Story already made a splash when it arrived on WiiWare earlier this year. Now it's looking like the charming platformer may make its way to the DSi before the end of the year. Publisher Nicalis posted a cryptic tweet asking, "Guess what'll be available November 29th on DSiWare?!?"... 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: Nintendo Drops DSi/XL Price Point September 12

    Thinking of augmenting your handheld collection with a Nintendo DSi or DSi XL? We recommend holding off till September 12, as Nintendo just announced both portable gaming systems will receive a $20 price reduction next month. Starting September 12, the new retail price for the DSi and DSi XL will be... More
  • Blog Post: Drunk Lady And Sick Child Clash In Ghost Trick Trailer

    Yesterday we delivered a plethora of new Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective art and screenshots . Today we have a full trailer showcasing the "elegant lady's apartment." The video features a typist lady sucking down the booze to fuel her writing while being interrupted by a rat, an ill kid... 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 Bundling White DSi With Bowser’s Inside Story

    If you’ve been holding out on buying a white DSi until Nintendo bundles it with a game—say, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story—it’s your lucky day. The company today announced just such a package, for a suggested price of $169.99. The new bundle will be available starting... More
  • Blog Post: DSi Downloads Non-Transferable

    In typical Nintendo fashion, the portable gaming powerhouse seems to have a dozen iterations of its flagship handheld in the pipeline at all times. The Nintendo DSi hit retail in April 2009, with the uber-sized DSi XL releasing exactly a year later. Forgoing a breather, Nintendo announced the 3DS last... 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: Bankruptcy Hits Little King's Story Developer

    Cing, the developer of Hotel Dusk and Little King's Story, filed for chapter 11 on March 1. According to Data-Max , the company’s debt exceeds 200 million yen (about 2.5 million in U.S. buckaroos). Known for creating critically adored games but market clunkers, the company’s small niche... 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: DSi XL Dated For Europe

    Nintendo officially dated the Nintendo DSi XL for Europe today, announcing that the uber-sized handheld will launch throughout the continent on March 5 in wine red and dark brown. We’ve contacted Nintendo to check up on the North American release date, but as of now the window remains as “first... More
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