Tributes to the 'father of Pac-Man'

Feb 2, 2017

Tributes to the 'father of Pac-Man'

Following the news that Masaya Nakamura, whose company created Pac-Man, had died at the age of 91, social media was filled with tributes to the "father" of the beloved yellow gobbler.

Nintendo sticks to 2 million sales target for new Switch

Feb 1, 2017

Nintendo sticks to 2 million sales target for new Switch

Video game maker Nintendo Co. stuck to its original target of selling 2 million Switch consoles in the first month after its launch, despite some anticipation the number may be raised because of brisk preorders. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima also told reporters Wednesday the ...

Nintendo to release first iPhone Mario game on Dec. 15

Nov 16, 2016

Nintendo to release first iPhone Mario game on Dec. 15

Nintendo Co. will release “Super Mario Run” worldwide for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad on Dec. 15 in U.S. time zones, a highly anticipated launch that has a high bar for success after this summer’s “Pokemon Go” phenomenon. The game, the first mobile edition ...

Nintendo to reboot classic Famicom game console

Sep 30, 2016

Nintendo to reboot classic Famicom game console

Hoping to turn golden oldies into silver, Nintendo Co. is to relaunch its hit Famicom gaming console, 33 years after the device first gripped the nation. The new version has a similar appearance but is significantly smaller than the original. Named Nintendo Classic Mini ...

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sep 13, 2016

Sony promises VR music video, other entertainment content

Sony Corp.’s video game division is readying not just games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month. Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia President Atsushi Morita appeared at a Tokyo event ...