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Nintendo 3DS Dominate Hardware Sales, 3DS Games…Not So Much

Written on March 03, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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And Japan goes wild with the Nintendo 3DS but 3DS games miss the mark in the sales chart.

No surprise here. With a year worth of hype, speculation, excitement and hysteria, Japan didn’t fail to please the Nintendo executives as the Nintendo 3DS console dominated the sales chart; and it only needed two days to do so. The Nintendo 3DS has sold 374,764 units throughout the week which is expected for a highly marketed and ground-breaking item.

3DS games on the other hand did well too. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to bank the 1st or even the 2nd spot as the 3DS game Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask only mustered a 3rd place finish below PSP entries Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity and SD Gundam G Generation World. The Professor Layton game banked an impressive 119,591 sales, while other 3DS titles also managed to enter the Top 10 chart.

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Nintendo 3DS Sold Out in Japan, More Coming Soon

Written on February 28, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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How long does it take to sell 400,000 Nintendo 3DS units in Japan? How about less than half a day?

From Shibuya to Akihabara, Japan goes crazy over the release of the Nintendo 3DS last Saturday. That’s why it’s no wonder that all 400,000 Nintendo 3DS units were immediately sold around 9:00am of the release date, where thousands of customers lined up to get their hands on the groundbreaking handheld console. People who were not so fortunate on getting their hands on the Nintendo 3DS will have another chance of getting it as Nintendo, through the word of mouth of several shops around Japan, said that they’ll be shipping more units soon.

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Australia Gets Only One Game on Nintendo 3DS Launch

Written on February 23, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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What better way to enjoy your brand spankin' new Nintendo 3DS than to play it with only ONE game.

And we thought 16 games aren’t enough for a console release as big as the Nintendo 3DS. Apparently, people need to appreciate what they’re gonna get, especially for those living in the US. Reports have revealed that the land down under, Australia will only have ONE, you heard that right, ONE single 3DS game available once the Nintendo 3DS goes into full swing there on March 31. And of all the games that could’ve been the one to baptized the sweet Nintendo 3DS, it had to be Nintendogs + cats (although we bet some people would be fluttering about in excitement with this… anyone?.

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No Special Nintendo 3DS Treatment for Pokémon Black/White

Written on February 16, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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You won't be able to catch 'em all in 3D as game director reveals Pokémon Black/White will have nothing special in Nintendo 3DS.

Although we’re pretty psyched with Pokémon Black/White coming to the Nintendo 3DS, game director Junichi Masuda spoiled the party by announcing that the game isn’t going to have any special Nintendo 3DS specific features. Which means it will just be plainly like any other Nintendo DS game, but it’s on Nintendo 3DS.

Masuda shared over an interview at Nintendo’s office in Redwood city: “Other than just being able to play the game normally, there’s nothing special if you use a 3DS.” Sorry Nintendo 3DS and Pokémon Black/White fans, better move on to the next games like Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Kid Icarus: Uprising. You’ll still be able to catch those Pokémons though, just not in 3D or in any other flashy manner.

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Angry Birds Comes to Wii and 3DS

Written on February 08, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Angry Birds, soon on a Wii and 3DS near you.

Last year, rumors has it that the popular game on iOS and Android, Angry Birds, will soon conquer other gaming consoles. This might be the time for some invasion from the furious fowls.

Rovio, the mind behind the successful game, confirmed via Twitter that Angry Birds is on its way to Wii and Nintendo 3DS. The game will land later this year but with no final date yet. Rovio also tweeted that the “download” purchase is their preferred way of selling the game. Rovio mentioned that “downloads and digital distribution on all platforms, it’s green like the pigs.”

The price for Wii and 3DS is yet to be announced. Meanwhile, you can first enjoy the Valentine’s version of the game available for your iOS devices and Androids.

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Nintendo 3DS Game Dead or Alive Dimensions Screenshots

Written on February 07, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Dead or Alive Dimensions is going to be just as hot and action-packed. And we've got the screenshots to prove it.

Aching for some Nintendo 3DS action with Dead or Alive Dimensions? Well here’s something that will bring you down on your knees begging for some hot brawlfest as screenshots of the upcoming fighting game has been unveiled. And although the pictures aren’t in 3D (doing so would be impractical and anti-climactic), the screenshots look pretty sweet.

Dead or Alive: Dimensions is an upcoming fighting game developed by Team Ninja for the Nintendo 3DS. Experience eye-popping action with kicks, punches, and counters in 3D. Dead or Alive: Dimensions features some of the best content from the series from the original Dead or Alive to Dead or Alive 4. It is set for a release this March 24, 2011.

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Conduit 2 Coming to Nintendo 3DS; Not Sure When Yet

Written on February 05, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Get ready for some high-octane FPS frenzy as Conduit 2 is coming to the Nintendo 3DS. When? Well no one knows really.

Conduit 2 is coming to the Nintedo 3DS according to Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer of High Voltage. No definite date has been set yet although Nofsinger has shared that the studio is already working on developing the game for the new platform.

High Voltage already has Conduit 2’s environment running in the 3DS. “You can shoot, you can select different weapons and you can see enemies. It runs pretty darn well with full 3D and everything,” said Nofsinger.

Conduit 2 is an upcoming first-person shooter game developed by High Voltage Software originally for the Wii and now the Nintendo 3DS. Hit up the break and see the trailer for Conduit 2.

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Be Nintendo 3DS Ready with Gametech Accessories and Peripherals

Written on February 03, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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And although we prefer more games than accessories, Gametech is set to launch a 16-strong lineup of accessories and peripherals for the Nintendo 3DS.

The Nintendo 3DS will be out soon, and with all the hype and excitement going on in Japan and the world over, Gametech has jumped into the scene for our Nintendo 3DS care needs that will either make our gaming experience much more comforting or much more difficult to handle. Never the less, Gametech was not showing any meekness as they will launch a staggering number of 16 accessories and peripherals you can choose from for your 3D handheld console, much more than the number of games that will be available on opening day.

We have protection sheets, card cases, console cases, pouches, an AC adapter, car charger a USB cable charger, and a touch pen. You can never be too careful with such a fine piece of metal and plastic.

The Nintendo 3DS will be out February 26.

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Windows Phone 7 Plays Game Boy Emulator

Written on January 25, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Smartphones are the new Game Boys.

Ever missed those Game Boy games and would love to play it one more time at the palm of your hand? Well now you can. Other than the Nintendo 3DS, this short video clip has showed to us all that it’s possible to play those classic titles one more time using a Windows Phone 7 or any other phone that’s capable of running emulators. Now take a stroll back in memory lane, immerse in your forgotten childhood, and enjoy the ride. And don’t forget modder Samuel Blanchard for making this possible through his new Silverlight hack. What would the world ever be without hacke..err modders.

See the video after the jump.

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Nvidia to Reveal Tegra 2 3D Chip at Mobile World Congress?

Written on January 24, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Things are starting to heat up as Nvidia might catapult the mobile and tablet device market into the third dimension.

Reports have leaked a snapshot from Nvidia’s presentation for the Mobile World Congress or MWC. And if the rumors and the picture is for real, then it seems Nvidia will be launching Tegra 2 3D processor later this year for future mobile gadgets that will be having, you guessed it, a 3D screen. Based on a Dual Cortex A9 that’s generously clocked to 1.2 GHz, the Tegra 2 3D processor seems to be up to the challenge of setting the trend for future mobile and tablet devices, which may spell trouble to the Nintendo 3DS, Intel and perhaps even the juggernaut we call Apple.

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