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Nintendo DS Virtual Console Coming to Wii U

One of the stranger announcements out of today’s Nintendo investors’ meeting was that a Nintendo DS Virtual Console service is being planned for Wii U. This will enable Wii U owners to play DS software using the Wii U GamePad. The official mock-up image (click through to the full article to see) displays a screenshot… Read more »

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2DS Sold 2.11 Million in 2013

Nintendo caught the gaming world off guard when they announced the release of 2DS last year. This new member of the 3DS family doesn’t feature stereoscopic 3D and forgoes the ‘clam shell’ style for a more slate-like look. As such, it’s $40 cheaper than a standard 3DS, and is marketed more towards kids and people… Read more »

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Mario Kart 8 Releases in May

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata is currently meeting with investors in Japan to discuss the state of the company and plans for the future, and analyst David Gibson is on the scene. Gibson’s taking notes on all of Iwata’s key points, and he has just tweeted that Mario Kart 8 is slated for release in May…. Read more »

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Update: Iwata Says Approach to Children is Not Enough

Update: According to Robert Ward, editor at Siliconera, a more accurate interpretation is that Iwata believes Nintendo’s approach to children was not effective enough. This doesn’t necessarily mean an increased focus on a younger demographic. Original Article: Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata will be meeting with investors tomorrow to discuss the state and future of his… Read more »

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PlayStation Now Beta Invites Have Been Sent Out

As of yesterday, PlayStation Now beta invites have been sent out by Sony with a message that gives grants “exclusive access to test PlayStation’s game streaming service before its full launch and the opportunity to provide your regular feedback to the PlayStation Now team.” Hit the jump to see what the email looks like.

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Iwata Taking Huge Pay Cut Due to Nintendo’s Poor Performance

In light of Nintendo’s failings this past year, president Satoru Iwata’s pay will be cut in half, according to Nikkei. The reduction in his salary, as well as other Nintendo executives who will be receiving pay cuts between 20 and 30 percent, will begin next month and last until June.