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, ...

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Jul 13, 2015

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive, Satoru Iwata, has died of bile duct cancer at the age of 55, several months after he abandoned the Japanese video game giant’s consoles-only policy. In a brief statement, the Kyoto-based firm said Iwata passed away on ...

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

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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 ...

Nintendo desperate for a power-up

| Jan 31, 2014

Nintendo desperate for a power-up

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There was a time when wherever Super Mario Brothers went, the gaming world followed, but an industry that has moved on in leaps and bounds since then just shrugged at the latest reset by Nintendo this week. A vague plan announced Thursday to reboot ...

Nintendo eyes new areas after Wii U flop

Jan 30, 2014

Nintendo eyes new areas after Wii U flop

Nintendo Co. says it will explore new businesses, including health care-related entertainment, while keeping its existing gaming platform as the main focus, after the video game maker's Wii U console flopped with consumers.

Nintendo chief under fire over Wii washout

Jan 21, 2014

Nintendo chief under fire over Wii washout

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Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata, who tripled revenue by introducing hits like the Wii console, is coming under fire from investors and analysts after the company’s latest game machine flopped. Though Iwata had vowed to deliver ¥100 billion in operating profit this fiscal year, ...

Jan 17, 2014

Nintendo projects net loss, slashes Wii U sales goal

Nintendo on Friday warned it would swing back into the red this fiscal year as the gaming giant slashed its sales target for the Wii U console, blaming poor sales over the key holiday season. The dramatic downgrade stands in marked contrast to rivals ...