Nintendo held two special press conferences focused on its upcoming 3DS handheld today, one in New York City for North America and one in Europe. Here's a round-up of everything Nintendo announced, including when the 3DS will hit store shelves to how much it'll cost. How many games will be available at launch and what's new about those pesky Friend Codes? Plus some old school handhelds return thanks to the Virtual Console. Find it all and more below.
An NES and an electric guitar walk into a hotel. Nine months later, what do you have? An NES electric guitar of course. Using a Fuzz distortion kit, the sound of the guitar has been modified to sound a bit more computerized.
While shopping apps for smartphones are dime-a-dozen, generally there's not much they can do other than, well, give you a list. If you asked us who would be first in line to improve that experience, Nintendo is not a company we'd name, but this patent application for a semi-interactive shopping experience on the DS handheld has us standing corrected.
Before pretty much anything Nintendo makes it stateside, it comes out in Japan first. With that in mind, make sure you got a box of tissues handy because the company just solidified the release date for its 3DS.
It's pretty annoying to buy Wii controllers these days. You need a Wiimote, sure. But then you also need a Motion Plus add-on to make it more accurate. And don't forget a nunchuck! In the end, you need three different components for a single person to fully experience the Wii, which is a little absurd. Luckily, Nintendo is prepping a "Wii Remote Plus" which combines a Wiimote with a Motion Plus.
Not too long ago I said that we're looking at the end of the Wii era, and that we should start expecting something new from Nintendo sooner than later. Well, while it may not be soon, the company is hinting that we definitely shouldn't expect to see more of the same.
The Nintendo Wii is the only current-generation console that doesn't pump out HD content. It wasn't that big a deal at first, but it's made the console not age particularly gracefully. Which is why rumors of an HD Wii 2 coming out in 2011 make a certain amount of sense!
Nintendo is all about changing the ways you control video games, from the Wiimote to the Wii Balance board. The latest trick? Controlling a game using only your face.
At the risk of setting off a wave of "This is my Wii Fit, there are many like it but this one is mine" jokes, the Navy is looking into using Nintendo's workout board to limber up its soldiers. The Navy has found recruits are coming to the service less physically able and hopes that video game training can help out with that.
It hasn't yet, but Nintendo's DS handheld is in a good position to catch up to the PlayStation 2 in terms of sales and dethrone Sony's venerable system as the best-selling console of all time. As of the end of...