Tencent wins key approval to sell Nintendo's Switch in China

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) – China’s Tencent has won a key approval to start selling the Nintendo Switch in the country, paving the way for the console to enter the world’s largest video games market two years after it was first released worldwide. Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong gave the green light on Thursday to Tencent Holdings to distribute […]

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Nintendo to release two Pokemon titles for Switch console in late 2019

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will release two Pokemon role-playing titles for its Switch console, “Pokemon Sword” and “Pokemon Shield”, worldwide in late 2019. The success of the new titles, which will feature new Pokemon including the chimp-like Grookey and the rabbit-like Scorbunny, will be key for driving sales growth of the hybrid […]

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Japan's Nintendo, Line developing 'Dr. Mario World' mobile game

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd said on Friday it was developing a mobile title with Line Corp in the company’s latest push into mobile gaming. “Dr. Mario World”, its latest mobile title featuring popular Nintendo characters, will be released in mid-2019, the Kyoto-based company said in a statement. Nintendo needs to find new sources of revenue to offset […]

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Nintendo Is Heading To Court In Europe Over Online Refund Policy

Nintendo is arguably one of the biggest video game companies that exist across the world. It’s managed to garner plenty of success with both their consoles and their games with critics and fans alike. But there’s one thing that you may not have known- there’s no refunds to be issued on pre-releases. This policy is more than a little controversial […]

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NPD: Early ‘Call of Duty’ Launch Led To Flat November Sales

Spending across video game hardware, software, accessories, and game cards was flat in November 2018 at $2.7 billion compared to the same time last year, according to market research company The NPD Group. And it might be thanks to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.” While total industry spending was reportedly flat, it did see some gains in hardware, accessories, […]

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Video Game Review: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

Ultimate is a dangerous word. Inviting finality and infinity in one breath, the ultimate version of something must gaze into its own history and emerge at the edge of mortal abyss, promising everything hereunto the future: a culmination and conclusion, simultaneously. It’s usually one of those things that’s a goal more than a possibility. Despite whatever quirks punctuate “Super Smash […]

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Nintendo Is Shuttering Its Controversial YouTube Creators Program

Nintendo is ending its controversial Creators Program in December, it announced on Thursday. This frees up all YouTubers and other creatives to use Nintendo content in their videos — as long as they follow a few guidelines. “We are ending the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) to make it easier for content creators to make and monetize videos that contain Nintendo […]

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