Nintendo's new 3DS console hits shelves in Japan

Oct 11, 2014

Nintendo's new 3DS console hits shelves in Japan

Nintendo Co. on Saturday launched the latest version of its 3DS portable game console in Japan in time for the year-end shopping rush, in an effort to prop up its flagging console sales. The New Nintendo 3DS offers clearer 3-D graphics than existing models ...

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 gaming characters

Aug 30, 2014

Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 gaming characters

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo.” Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year. In addition to the “Pokemon” and “Legend of Zelda” leading men, ...

New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

| Aug 22, 2014

New games and Japan's Xbox One launch

Xbox One launches in Japan — finally! After debuting in the West last fall, the Xbox One, Microsoft’s most powerful console gaming machine, is finally getting its long-awaited Japan release. Players will also be able to get the newest version of Kinect, Microsoft’s motion-control ...

Gaming that looks good inside and out

| Jun 23, 2014

Gaming that looks good inside and out

by Brian Ashcraft

Xbox keeps its cool for the summer Just in time to make you look cool this season, Microsoft is releasing an arctic-camouflage-themed Xbox 360 controller. Even though the Xbox One has been released in the West, Microsoft is still showing its support for the ...

Jun 21, 2014

Nintendo loses Wii patents suit in U.K.

Royal Philips NV has won a U.K. court ruling in a global battle over patents for recognizing hand gestures and motion on Nintendo Co.’s Wii gaming devices. Judge Colin Birss said a Nintendo unit infringed two Philips patents in the ruling Friday. Nintendo, the ...

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

Jun 11, 2014

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

by Keiichiro Otsuka

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company. As the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, opened Tuesday, Sony Corp. is betting that ...