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 world's ...

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, the ...

Nintendo's game development to revive Wii U

/ Jun 29, 2013

Nintendo's game development to revive Wii U

Nintendo Co., the world's biggest maker of video game machines, plans to revive demand for its Wii U through the release of its own new titles as sales of the console failed to meet forecasts amid a lack of software. Building sales momentum will also ...

Nintendo taps smartphone apps for console boost

/ May 6, 2013

Nintendo taps smartphone apps for console boost

Nintendo Co. is trying to modify its game consoles so customers can use smartphone applications on them as it searches for a way to return to profitability, company sources said. The game console and software maker has offered professional-use conversion software to application developers so ...