All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘handheld’

Handheld Consoles Facing Competition From Mobile Peripherals

The February NPD numbers were released this week, showing that handheld console sales are still lagging far behind the segment’s historical highs. One bright spot was that Nintendo 3DS exclusive Bravely Default cracked the top 10 software sales chart for the month, but overall handhelds are quickly becoming niche products as consumers begin to embrace mobile gaming. A DigiTimes Research …

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The Mobile Game Bubble is Still Growing

With the rise in smartphone and tablet sales, suddenly millions of consumers who would never touch a video game console have found out that games are fun. This has led to a rapid increase in mobile game sales as new consumers throw their money at games while publishers experiment with a variety of pricing schemes. Though the mobile game industry …

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‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds’ Gameplay, Music Previewed

Nintendo just this week announced that it managed to sell fewer than 500,000 Wii U consoles in the past six months. Those sales (and, in fact almost the total number of Wii U sales to date) were easily eclipsed by the 3.89 million 3DS consoles sold during that same time period. So with Microsoft and Sony preparing to challenge Nintendo …

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‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies’ Launches October 24

Though Nintendo is having trouble selling its Wii U console, the popularity of the 3DS has never been higher. Along with that popularity has come a wide assortment of games for the system. Even games that might not normally get English localizations are being brought over by Japanese publishers. Capcom today announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies …

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Nintendo Announces The Nintendo 2DS – It’s Not A Joke

The Nintendo 3DS is one of the best designed dedicated handhelds of all time. Nintendo followed it up with the Nintendo 3DS XL, and it was just as good. Now the company’s trying its hand at a new design, and it’s just hilarious. Nintendo announced today the impending launch of the Nintendo 2DS. You read that right, folks. It’s a …

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PS Vita Price Dropped to $199, Memory Card Prices Drop Too

[UPDATE 2] Memory card prices for the U.S. have been announced: 4GB – $15 8GB – $20 16GB – $40 32GB – $80 [UPDATE] The PlayStation 4 launch date was announced at the conference. It’s November 15 for the U.S. Though gamers are extremely excited for today’s PlayStation 4 news, Sony isn’t giving up on its mobile platform. During its …

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Nintendo to Release Black 3DS XL in August

Though Nintendo’s Wii U console is struggling to sell, the company’s handheld 3DS console is gaining even more traction than ever. While the home console market release schedule has slow down in anticipation of next-gen consoles, already this year 3DS owners have seen the release of instant-classics such as Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, and Animal Crossing: New …

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Mobile Gamers Spend More On iOS, Android Than On Dedicated Handhelds

The smartphone is going to be the death of the dedicated handheld. That’s the line being fed to us by pretty much every analyst these days. The handheld defense league would refute these claims, but mobile proponents now have cold, hard numbers on their side. A recent report from IDC and App Annie has revealed that the total money spent …

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LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Previewed by Nintendo

Today’s Nintendo Direct was almost entirely 3DS-related, and the “Year of Luigi” theme carried through most of the presentation. There was, however, an interlude in which non-Luigi games were featured and a longer look at LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins was seen. The Chase Begins is the 3DS version of the upcoming Wii U exclusive title LEGO City Undercover. …

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PS Vita Gets PlayStation Plus In November

PlayStation Plus is one of the best promotions that Sony has ever cooked up. The constant stream of quality games and cloud saves make the annual fee of $50 actually seem worth it. PlayStation 3 owners have been enjoying Plus for over a year now, but the service still hasn’t come to a platform that desperately needs it – the …

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Wario Makes His 3DS Debut During 8-Bit Summer

The big news from the most recent Nintendo Direct show was the announcement of the 3DS XL, Nintendo’s newest handheld design. So, now that the 3DS XL has convinced you to buy the 3DS or some variation of it, what games can look forward to? Well, the new system is launching the same day as New Super Mario Bros. 2, …

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Nintendo 3DS Hits 5 Million Sales In Japan

The Nintendo 3DS got off to a rocky start when it launched early last year, but it has quickly picked up steam. That steam is most apparent in its home country of Japan as Nintendo announced today that the 3DS has sold 5 million units in the country since its release. This makes the 3DS the fastest selling game console …

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