Date: January 5th, 2011 - Author: herald
It said that children below 6-year-old should not play the game as it may effect the growth of their eyes. The Japanese website also noted that kids can play the game only when the parents turn off the 3-D functionality of Nintendo 3DS. Moreover, a password can also be set by parents to keep kids away from using the 3-D.
Nintendo also says in the statement that other gamers need to take a periodic break from the 3-D games such as after every 30 miutes or every hour.
Same warnings have also been issued by others. TV manufacturers have issued such warnings about young people, drunk people, pregnant women etc. as the viewing of 3-D TV may cause nausea, seizures and dizziness.
The Nintendo 3DS allows gamer to play three dimensional games without wearing glasses, which are necessary for most movie displays and 3-D televisions.
Nintendo 3DS will hit the Japanies stores in February and it is scheduled in the US in March. The device costs $300.
Date: November 26th, 2010 - Author: herald
A hype has been created by Cyber Monday this year. Many of the items there are becoming hot favorites to people who are shopping there.
The most wanted product on Google Trends list this time is Nintendo DS Lite.
Nintendo DS Lite features a port that enables the gamers to play Game Boy Advance Game Paks and also the DS Games. One can play games for up to 19 hours in just one charge of the battery. It also gets conected to Wi-Fi and gamers can chat and play with other players.
With the dual processors of the console the 3D graphics also come to life and it has ulta bright touch screen. Now the visuals are crisp and bright colors.
Date: November 13th, 2010 - Author: herald
Christmas is the season of giving, but it is also the season of buying at some point. Nintendo of America’s President is confident that lots of Nintendo hardware will be purchased this Christmas holiday by gamers.
On Tuesday, while speaking at the BMO Capital Markets Annual Digital Entertainment Conference, the president expects a very good amount of sales performance in November and December.
Last year, in the Holiday season over half of hardware sales were made in November and December and it is clear that Nintendo keeps the hope that history will repeat itself.
This holiday there are also going to be launched Donkey Kong Country Returns, Disney Epic Mickey and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn.
Date: November 11th, 2010 - Author: herald
Now, Nintendo 3DS is set to be launched, which is the first portable console that can support 3D without wearing glasses or any other peripherals. Nintendo looks further to give more to the gaming world with its 3DS.
The 3DS will be released in February in Japan and rest of the world will get it by March. With this launch, one thing is sure that the life cycle of DS family does not comes to an end.
Satoru Iwata, the boss of Nintendo, said that they will continue supporting the non 3D-enabled console through new features, new games etc.
Iwata is very confident to the new features and new games even though 3D version of the DS is going to hit the market.
Date: October 29th, 2010 - Author: herald
The sales steep decline makes sense as the market is close to saturation and also the 3DS of Nintendo is also launching soon next year. So, gamers are waiting to bid their time for the new 3D handheld.
The Nintendo Wii sales also dropped in the said period to 4.97 million units from 5.75 million units.
The fall in sales of console also resulted in the fall of software sales.
More to this, the Yen has become stronger against the USD in last two years and this has left Nintendo’s net income to drop down up to 34 percent.
Date: October 25th, 2010 - Author: herald
The PSP-3000 sold 37,127 units this week ended October 17. It is about a 4,000 unit increase from the last week. The PlayStation 3 saw an increase of 2,000 unit approximately. It jumped to the second position from number four on the charts.
PSP Go experienced a sales boost. From last week’s 1,373 units, it jumped to 1,715 units this week.
On the other side, the sales of DS hardware of Nintendo remained constant. Only the DSi hardware had seen a notable change. It sold about 1,500 fewer units than the previous week. It came down to the foruth position.
The total sales of the DS line this week were 47,101 units. It is enough to lead the sales of all-platforms.
Date: October 9th, 2010 - Author: herald
The combined DS sales of the DS fell to 54,890 from 89,199 units and the PSP sales dropped to 37,842 units from 38,476.
On the other side, the PS3 continued to outsell Wii and the DS Lite sales more than double. Today, it is also learned that the Pokemon Black & White is in the top spot on the weekly software chart and the Okamiden and Dead Rising 2 is on the top ten as debuts.
The hardware sales week ended October 3 and the previous week sales are shown in brackets:
Date: September 11th, 2010 - Author: herald
For the week ended September 5, the Nintendo DS line tops the sales chart of Japanese hardware, announced by Media Created on Friday. The reason behind the Nintendo’s top status is the recent sales boost of PSP. It remained on the top of the individual hardware versions chart. With this, the Nintendo DS is above the overall handheld of Sony.
Capcom’s Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Ailu Village was relased last week when the PSP sales rose. The slower sales of the title this week mirror to the hardware’s return to #2.
From last week the sales of all the platforms remained consistent, apart from the PSP. It indicated the steady hardware sales and it left the rankings almost unchanged.
Date: August 31st, 2010 - Author: herald
The new installment of the series is a 30-year leap from the earlier chapter titled The Lost Age. It showcases some new characters in a different atmosphere.
The new series will enable players to set out on an adventurous mission. There will also be spirits dubbed Djinn possessing special and dynamic abilities. In it gamers can also call for the deities to launch attacks.
If gamers collect over 70 Djinn, the players can make use of the power of these spirits to traverse through mystifying dungeons.
The release date of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is set for North America on November 29, 2010.
Date: August 30th, 2010 - Author: herald
The company announced the price cut recently. According to the new price list, the DSi will be sold for $149.99 and the DSi XL will be priced at $169.99.
Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales and Marketing Cammie Dunaway said, “We know shoppers want to get the maximum value out of every dollar they spend. Our new Nintendo DSi prices make it easier than ever for consumers to access the tremendous variety of games, applications and social tools on the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL system.”
However, the earlier model of DS Lite will remain to be sold at $129.
This year the sales of Nintendo DS was high. Over 3.4 million handhelds were sold in the U.S. through July said Nintendo.
Nintendo also announced earlier that they will come up with a 3D version of the device and it will be named as Nintendo 3DS. This new Nintendo will feature the technology without the use of glasses.