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Netflix on Wii will stop working in January
Netflix on Wii will stop working in January
Netflix will stop working on Nintendo's Wii console by the end of January 2019, the Japanese firm has confirmed. The Wii is an aging console, ...... 13 Nov 2018
Switch is selling faster any Nintendo console before it
Switch is selling faster any Nintendo console before it
Nintendo's new gaming console has been in the stores for just a few days but the buzz around it seems to have proved it a success. The console ...... 07 Mar 2017 - 6 comments
Nintendo Wii 'likely' started home fire, investigators say
Nintendo Wii 'likely' started home fire, investigators say
A fire that damaged an RV home and burned up much of its owners possessions earlier this week was likely started by an Nintendo Wii console, ...... 24 May 2015 - 11 comments
PS4 returns Sony to top spot after 8 years trailing Nintendo
PS4 returns Sony to top spot after 8 years trailing Nintendo
Nintendo dominated in combined global hardware sales for video games consoles for eight years, but now Nintendo's decline and the early success ...... 08 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Nintendo sued by Philips over alleged patent infringement in Wii, Wii U, more
Nintendo sued by Philips over alleged patent infringement in Wii, Wii U, more
Major electronics maker Philips has sued Nintendo of America over alleged patent infringement violations. The company claims that Nintendo ...... 16 May 2014 - 3 comments
Nintendo shutting down its Wii, DS online services
Nintendo shutting down its Wii, DS online services
Nintendo has announced that it is shutting down the online services for its Wii and DS/DSi users. The 'Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' service ...... 28 Feb 2014 - 10 comments
Nintendo stops production of Wii for the Japanese market
Nintendo stops production of Wii for the Japanese market
Nintendo has confirmed that it has ended production of the Wii console for the Japanese market. The console debuted in late 2006 and quickly ...... 23 Oct 2013 - 4 comments
Xbox 360 to pass Wii in US by year's end
Xbox 360 to pass Wii in US by year's end
While the Nintendo Wii console once led Microsoft's Xbox 360 console by over nine million in lifetime sales in the U.S, it is likely to lose ...... 28 Jun 2013 - 4 comments
Nintendo wins appeal in Wii patent case
Nintendo wins appeal in Wii patent case
Nintendo has won its appeal in a patent case which had threatened to block imports of the Wii console into the U.S. The appeals court upheld ...... 14 May 2013 - 1 comment
Ouch: Wii outsells Wii U since its launch
Ouch: Wii outsells Wii U since its launch
Nintendo revealed its quarterly earnings this week, and it is becoming clear that the Wii U is a disaster for the company. For the fiscal ...... 25 Apr 2013 - 22 comments
Wii owners get Amazon Instant Video
Wii owners get Amazon Instant Video
If you are one of the many millions of Wii owners, don't worry, the world has not forgotten about you despite the launch of the Wii U. Amazon ...... 15 Jan 2013
Nintendo prevails in 'exercise system patent' case
Nintendo prevails in 'exercise system patent' case
Impulse backs off in court. Nintendo has praised a court ruling that led to a patent infringement lawsuit concerning technology in the Nintendo ...... 22 Oct 2012
The traditional video game industry is dead
The traditional video game industry is dead
Okay, so that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but NPD Group's latest figures certainly do not paint a pretty picture for the struggling industry. ...... 07 Sep 2012 - 21 comments
Wii closes in on 40 million sales in the U.S.
Wii closes in on 40 million sales in the U.S.
Nintendo has announced today that the Wii console is closing in on 40 million units sold in the U.S. After selling 228,000 units in February, ...... 12 Mar 2012 - 1 comment
Hulu Plus headed to the Nintendo Wii
Hulu Plus headed to the Nintendo Wii
Nintendo Wii owners now have access to the Hulu Plus catalog of movies and TV shows. For the standard price of $7.99 per month, Wii gamers ...... 17 Feb 2012
The 2011 list of most pirated video games
The 2011 list of most pirated video games
As is their annual tradition, TorrentFreak has revealed the top 10 most pirated video games for the year. The list is accurate as of December ...... 01 Jan 2012 - 7 comments
Nintendo makes special edition Zelda bundles official
Nintendo makes special edition Zelda bundles official
Nintendo has announced the availability of two special Zelda bundles for its 3DS and Wii consoles. Bundling the brand new Legend of Zelda: ...... 22 Nov 2011
Nintendo adds Hulu Plus, 3D video recording to 3DS, Wii
Nintendo adds Hulu Plus, 3D video recording to 3DS, Wii
Nintendo has said today that a new firmware update to the 3DS and Wii will bring a couple of anticipated features. For the 3DS and Wii, Nintendo ...... 21 Oct 2011 - 2 comments
Updated, slimmer Wii headed to U.S. on October 23
Updated, slimmer Wii headed to U.S. on October 23
Nintendo has announced today that the launch of their new slimmed down Wii console, part of the "Holiday Edition" bundle which removes GameCube ...... 17 Oct 2011 - 10 comments
UK retailers already set to drop price of new slim Wii
UK retailers already set to drop price of new slim Wii
Last week, Nintendo announced the launch of a new slimmed down Wii console, part of the "Family Edition" bundle, which removes GameCube support completely. ...... 25 Aug 2011 - 3 comments
50% of Netflix users view via gaming consoles
50% of Netflix users view via gaming consoles
Nielsen has posted figures on Hulu and Netflix usage, by device, and it appears that a full 50 percent of all users stream the service via gaming consoles. ...... 28 Jul 2011 - 5 comments
Nintendo drops Wii price to $150, bundles Mario Kart
Nintendo drops Wii price to $150, bundles Mario Kart
Nintendo has announced it will begin officially selling the Wii console for $150 bundled, starting May 15th. The bundle includes a Wii remote, ...... 04 May 2011 - 2 comments
Most major retailers drop Wii price to $170
Most major retailers drop Wii price to $170
Following Best Buy's drop last week, most other major retailers have also dropped the price of the Nintendo Wii to $170 this week. The price ...... 19 Apr 2011
Nintendo dropping prices of 'Wii Sports Resort' and 'Wii Party'
Nintendo dropping prices of 'Wii Sports Resort' and 'Wii Party'
Beginning next week, Nintendo has confirmed that it will lower the prices of its original Wii games, "Wii Sports Resort" and "Wii Play." ...... 18 Apr 2011
Wii now selling for $170 at Best Buy
Wii now selling for $170 at Best Buy
Best Buy has begun selling the Wii for $170, one month ahead of its expected May 15th price cut. Leaked images of the proposed price drop ...... 16 Apr 2011 - 5 comments
Powerful Wii 2 coming at E3, Wii to sell for $150 starting next month
Powerful Wii 2 coming at E3, Wii to sell for $150 starting next month
According to multiple sources, Nintendo is planning to unveil the Wii 2 at the upcoming E3 event in June, while at the same time slashing the ...... 14 Apr 2011 - 49 comments
Video game industry continues its slump in January
Video game industry continues its slump in January
The NPD Group has released its latest figures on the gaming industry, which continues its multi-year slump. For January, overall industry ...... 20 Feb 2011 - 4 comments
'Angry Birds' confirmed for Nintendo Wii, 3DS
'Angry Birds' confirmed for Nintendo Wii, 3DS
Rovio Mobile has announced this week that Nintendo fans will be getting 'Angry Birds,' as well, with Wii and 3DS versions confirmed. Furthermore, ...... 08 Feb 2011 - 4 comments
Nintendo's profit collapses 74 percent
Nintendo's profit collapses 74 percent
Nintendo has reported their earnings for the 9-month period ended December 2010, and net profit fell a whopping 74 percent, to 49.56 billion ...... 29 Jan 2011 - 17 comments
Nintendo DS sales hit 47 million in U.S.
Nintendo DS sales hit 47 million in U.S.
Nintendo has revealed that its DS family of handheld consoles has sold more than 47 million units in the United States since its original launch ...... 04 Jan 2011 - 1 comment
EA CEO pushes Wii price cut to $99
EA CEO pushes Wii price cut to $99
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has said in an interview that Nintendo could consider cutting the price of a Wii console in half to boost demand. ...... 18 Dec 2010 - 5 comments
Young teens spend less than half the time on PS3 playing games
Young teens spend less than half the time on PS3 playing games
Nielsen has released the results of a study into how young teenagers use their gaming consoles as more and more features are added to them. ...... 17 Dec 2010 - 10 comments
Xbox 360 leads strong November sales
Xbox 360 leads strong November sales
According to the latest NPD figures, the Microsoft Xbox 360 led the way again for the month of November, beating out rivals Wii and PS3 in hardware sales. ...... 10 Dec 2010 - 1 comment
Nintendo sees strong console sales during holiday week
Nintendo sees strong console sales during holiday week
Nintendo has said today that they have already seen strong Holiday demand for their Wii and DS consoles, with 1.5 million being sold last week. ...... 29 Nov 2010 - 4 comments
     

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