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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 Mobile Game Bubble is Still Growing 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 …

‘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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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. …

Nintendo to Release Black 3DS XL in August
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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 …

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

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 …

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 …

Wario Makes His 3DS Debut During 8-Bit Summer
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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 …

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 …