Nintendo ending Japan sales of Wii U, shifting to Switch

Nov 11, 2016

Nintendo ending Japan sales of Wii U, shifting to Switch

Nintendo Co. will end sales in Japan of its Wii U home console “soon,” although it’s not saying exactly when, and similar announcements are expected in other regions. The Wii U, which went on sale from late 2012, is being replaced by the Switch, ...

Pokemon craze challenges Olympics for popularity in Brazil

Aug 14, 2016

Pokemon craze challenges Olympics for popularity in Brazil

Forget beach volleyball, soccer or tennis, not to mention the steeplechase or discus. “Pokemon Go” is challenging the Olympics for most popular game among some young Brazilians. Hundreds of them turned out in a Rio de Janeiro park on Saturday holding their mobile phones ...

Malaysian Islamic leaders say no to 'Pokemon Go'

Aug 6, 2016

Malaysian Islamic leaders say no to 'Pokemon Go'

Islamic leaders in Kuala Lumpur have said that Muslims should avoid playing “Pokemon Go” because the popular mobile game was harmful and could “lead to gambling.” Senior religious official Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri said Friday that the city’s Islamic Legal Consultative Committee had taken into ...

Pokemon mania is taking over Russia, and the Kremlin is nervous

Aug 2, 2016

Pokemon mania is taking over Russia, and the Kremlin is nervous

More than a million people in Moscow are playing “Pokemon Go,” the mobile game that’s dominating download charts in three dozen countries. The number is especially impressive because the game isn’t supposed to be available in Russia. Despite attempts by app developer Niantic Inc. ...