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Nintendo's Q1 net profit drops 46% on forex losses

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Net profit for the April-June period falls 45.7% from a year earlier to 16.6 billion yen

NINTENDO. People wait in line to play Nintendo Switch games at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California on on June 12, 2018, where hardware manufacturers, software developers and the video game industry present their new games. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP


The original Nintendo Switch may be getting an upgrade – report

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Legal filings point to upcoming Switch component upgrades

SWITCH TO THE SWITCH! Screen shot from Nintendo.com


LOOK: The Nintendo Switch Lite Pokémon edition

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:56 PM

It features illustrations of two new Legendary Pokémon at the back

POKEMON EDITION. Photo by Nintendo


Nintendo Switch Lite announced, priced at $199

Jul 11, 2019 - 2:14 AM

It comes out September 20

SWITCH LITE. Photo from Nintendo


The top announcements from Nintendo’s Direct E3 2019 conference

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Among its many announcements, Nintendo says two new 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' fighters are in the roster and confirms a sequel to 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' is in the works

'Dragon Quest’s' Hero and Banjo-Kazooie joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:33 AM

The Hero is coming to the 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' sometime in summer while Banjo-Kazooie is expected for fall.

BANJO KAZOOIE. Nintendo brings bear and bird to the big battles of 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.' Screenshot from livestream

'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' sequel now in development

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:59 AM

Nintendo teases a potential new enemy for Link to face as development is confirmed on a sequel to the hit game

BEYOND BREATH OF THE WILD. Is this the new big bad of the Legend of Zelda series? Screenshot from Nintendo Direct livestream

Nintendo says it's working with Tencent to release the Switch in China

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The announcement comes a day after Nintendo unveiled strong full-year profit numbers lifted by strong sales of blockbuster game titles for the Switch console

NINTENDO! In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018, people wait in a line to sample Nintendo Switch games at E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Nintendo Game Boy turns 30: Here’s how people celebrated

Apr 23, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Happy birthday, Game Boy!

GAMEBOY. Shutterstock photo

Nintendo to release 2 new Switch models in 2019 – report

Mar 25, 2019 - 8:39 PM

One version is reportedly more powerful than the base Switch, while the other variant is said to be the next in line to the 3DS throne

NEW SWITCHES? People wait in line to play Nintendo Switch games at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California on on June 12, 2018.File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP)

'Pokemon Sword' and 'Pokemon Shield' set for late 2019 on Nintendo Switch

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:59 PM

Nintendo Switch-based Pokemon trainers will finally have a mainline game in the series to enjoy!

Mint condition 'Super Mario Bros.' nets $100,150 in auction

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The game is from Nintendo's 1985 to 1986 test run of the NES in New York and Los Angeles

SUPER MARIO. Photo from Heritage Auctions


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Feb 15, 2019 - 2:09 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday wRap with Marguerite de Leon

Nintendo bringing battle royale-style puzzle action with 'Tetris 99'

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Tetris 99 pits you against 98 others in the ultimate multiplayer puzzle challenge

TETRIS 99. Of 99 players, only one will be left stacking. Image from Twitter.

'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' getting Nintendo Switch remake

Feb 14, 2019 - 9:58 AM

This game, which originally came out in 1993, will get a 'modern re-imagining'

LINK REAWAKENS. Nintendo reimagines 'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' for a modern audience. Screenshot from YouTube.

Nintendo says 9-month profit up nearly 25%, lifted by strong titles

Jan 31, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'During the holiday season, software was a great driver of hardware sales,' Nintendo says in a statement

SNES games may be coming to Switch, dataminer claims

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Having SNES games on the Switch adds nostalgic appeal to an already popular console

SNES CLASSIC. Image from Nintendo


Nintendo Creators Program ending in December 2018

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:29 PM

The Nintendo Creators Program will discontinue operations at the end of December, with the site to close on March 2019

NINTENDO CREATORS PROGRAM. Mario attends the Bloomingdale's launch of an exclusive collection with Nintendo on March 8, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's/AFP

Nintendo first-half profit up 25% on Switch console sales

Oct 30, 2018 - 4:10 PM

'Nintendo Switch hardware continued to be quite popular, reaching 5.07 million units sold' in the April-September period, the company says

NINTENDO. Mario attends the Bloomingdale's launch of an exclusive collection with Nintendo on March 8, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's/AFP

Nintendo to make new version of Switch console for 2019 – report

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The new hardware is reportedly slated for a Summer 2019 outing

NINTENDO SWITCH. Kids enjoy playing tunes on a Toy-Con Piano as Nintendo of America hosts the ultimate family-fun battle where families compete in 'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze' at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con at Marriott Marquis & Marina on July 22, 2018 in San Diego, California. File photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nintendo/AFP

'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


How close are we to the end of the gaming console?

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:09 PM

With the technology to beam console-quality games to any device, consumers would not have to spend the money for a $600 or $800 box, one analyst observes

Nintendo first-quarter profits up 44% to $275 million on Switch sales

Jul 31, 2018 - 4:20 PM

'For Nintendo Switch, hardware sales in every region have been trending upwards since the video game expo, E3, was held in the US in June,' the company says in a statement

NINTENDO PROFITS UP. Kids enjoy playing tunes on a Toy-Con Piano as Nintendo of America hosts the ultimate family-fun battle where families compete in 'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze' at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during San Diego Comic-Con at Marriott Marquis & Marina on July 22, 2018 in San Diego, California. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Nintendo/AFP

WATCH: E3 2018's West Hall featuring Sony, Sega, and Nintendo

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:47 PM

It's Spider-man versus Super Mario and the gang at E3 2018!

THE UNDYING. Zombie presence in games remain strong with a new 'Walking Dead' game and the remake of zombie survival horror classic 'Resident Evil 2.' Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' expansion Torna – The Golden Country announced

Jun 13, 2018 - 1:01 AM

The story content pack, called Torna – The Golden Country, tells a story 500 years in the past, setting the events of 'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' in motion

'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' will have every character from the series' history

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:50 AM

From Mario and Luigi, to Cloud Strife and Megaman, 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' will have all of the characters ever presented in the series' history, with tweaks to how each of these characters perform

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE. Your fighting game dream has come true. Screenshot from YouTube.

Nintendo reveals 'Super Mario Party,' 'Fire Emblem,' 'Fortnite' for the Switch

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:34 AM

Of the 3 games, Fortnite will be available the soonest, at 10:00 AM Pacific time (1:00 am, Manila time)

SUPER MARIO PARTY. It's coming out on October 5. Image from Twitter.

Square Enix's E3 2018 showcase is short and sweet

Jun 12, 2018 - 1:49 AM

Here's a roundup of the major things from the Square Enix E3 2018 Showcase

20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

E3 is here and we’re listing the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premiere gaming event of the year

This is the E3 2018 press conference schedule

May 30, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Here's a full schedule of press conference times for this year's E3 at Los Angeles, along with a shareable Manila timezone graphic

E3. E3 2018 promises its own brand of surprises. File photo of E3 2017 by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

New Pokémon game coming to Nintendo Switch in November 2018

May 30, 2018 - 12:04 PM

'Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!' and 'Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!' will retell the classic Kanto region storyline, and will have interoperability between the Switch game and Pokémon Go

A SWITCH POKEMON TITLE. The game takes the first-generation Pokemon game experience and adds modern touches for its Switch iteration. Screenshot from Pokemon.com

Nintendo annual profits soar 36% to $1.27 billion on Switch sales

Apr 26, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Nintendo has been on a winning streak, with its Switch console flying off the shelves since its launch last year

NINTENDO. Mario attends the Bloomingdale's launch of an exclusive collection with Nintendo on March 8, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's/AFP

5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

Nintendo announces new Mario Kart game for smartphones

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Nintendo also confirms that the Switch will be getting its online subscription service by September of this year

MARIO KART. Mario is getting his second game on mobile! Illustration from Nintendo


Nintendo raises profit forecast on strong Switch sales

Jan 31, 2018 - 8:21 PM

The Kyoto-based video game giant says it now expects an annual net profit of 120 billion yen ($1.1 billion), a 41.2% rise from a forecast last October when it nearly doubled its previous net profit projection

NINTENDO'S PROFITS. This file photo taken on January 13, 2017 shows the logo of Japan's Nintendo Co. displayed at a presentation to unveil its new Switch game console in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Nintendo Switch emulator, Yuzu, in development for PC

Jan 17, 2018 - 5:05 PM

While the playing of copyrighted material on emulation software has legal implications, those looking for a way to play Switch games they own, on a PC, may want to keep a close eye on this

Rappler Game Night: 'Super Mario Odyssey'

Dec 14, 2017 - 7:52 PM

We return to the land of goombas and koopas in the latest adventure of gaming's favorite plumber


[OPINION] Why the Nintendo Switch is winning hearts

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:44 PM

A steady stream of good games packed into a relatively inexpensive and easy-to-use gaming machine makes Nintendo's Switch a winner

NINTENDO SWITCH. Photo by Evan Amos at Wikipedia.

Nintendo nearly doubles net profit forecast on Switch console

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:13 PM

The company now says it expects to sell around 14 million Switch consoles in the current business year, up from an earlier 10 million forecast

NINTENDO'S SUCCESS. Nintendo now expects profit of $748 billion for the fiscal year to March 2018. Screen shot from YouTube.

Nintendo's 'Animal Crossing' comes to iOS and Android

Oct 25, 2017 - 4:14 PM

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' is slated for release in November

ANIMAL CROSSING. The beloved Nintendo game series is heading to iOS and Android devices. Screenshot from YouTube video.

'Shin Megami Tensei V' coming to Nintendo Switch

Oct 23, 2017 - 8:54 PM

Nintendo's Switch console appears to be the new home for the fan-favorite demon recruiting role-playing game

 Shin Megami Tensei V

Nintendo returns to profit on the Switch

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Nintendo launches the Switch game console with a price tag of 300 It sold 2 7 million units by the end of the month and is now seen as a new pillar for the company s earnings

NINTENDO. This file photo taken on January 13, 2017 shows the logo of Japan's Nintendo Co. displayed at a presentation to unveil its new Switch game console in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Nintendo releasing SNES Classic console with 21 games

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The SNES Classic console will come out on September 29 and will cost 80

SNES CLASSIC. The Super Nintendo returns! Image from Nintendo.

[E3 2017] Video Tour: Nintendo, Sega, and everything else at West Hall

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:30 AM

With huge Nintendo Switch posters and Mario statues all around you definitely know that you were at Nintendo s booth Check out everything we saw there in this video

MARIO LAND. Right next to PlayStation's booth is Nintendo's, covered by massive walls on three sides. The front side is wide open and framed a stage – seen in this photo's background – where Nintendo held game presentations. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, June 12-18, 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Must watch videos from this week

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[E3 2017] WATCH: E3 opens! Here's what's inside

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:54 PM

Here s a walking tour of our time in the opening day of the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo

MONSTER HUNTER. A massive statue of a creature from the game 'Monster Hunter' juts out into the crowd. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

[E3 2017] Short and sweet Nintendo Spotlight packs 2017 with Switch games

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Nintendo Spotlight also brings exciting news on the development of a Pokemon RPG for the Switch

[E3 2017] Bethesda brings in the old and the new

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:57 PM

From Fallout to Skyrim to Wolfenstein Bethesda stuck to what they knew and introduced either additional content or sequels to their current creations Here are the highlights

Nintendo announces new Pokemon-related titles for Switch, 3DS

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Nintendo brings Pokken Tournament DX to the Switch while the 3DS gets Ultra versions of Pokemon Sun and Moon as well as virtual console releases of Pokemon Gold and Silver

POKKEN TOURNAMENT DX. The deluxe version of Pokken Tournament is coming to the Switch! Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:39 AM

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