New data from a US research firm has finally confirmed what the rest of us have known for a long time, the Apple iPhone and Android powered handsets have taken a large chunk out of the handheld gaming market share. The data has shown that since 2009 Nintendo has lost a large portion of its market share to iOS and Android powered devices. In 2009 Nintendo enjoyed 70% US...

The games console battle between Sony and Nintendo took a new twist in the last couple of days with a top boss at Sony laying into the image presented by the Nintendo 3DS. Jack Tretton is President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America but there were no board room subtleties about the way he got stuck into his Fortune interview. He said that “no self respecting...

A while back we mentioned how the people at Nintendo had advised that young children should not use the new Nintendo 3DS gaming system because of potential dangers to their eyesight. Any thoughts that this was an overreaction on part of the Japanese firm appear to have been dispelled by the initial reports of gamers suffering from headaches after just a few days using...

The Nintendo 3DS may only be a couple of days ‘out of the box’ in the UK but we already have some information on what it might cost to manufacture each console. Unlike previous product releases this cost analysis hasn’t come by way of a teardown but instead from an industry expert. David Carey, Vice President of technical intelligence for UBM TechInsights,...

Nintendo will release their hotly anticipated 3DS on Friday 25th March and in preparation developer Ubisoft has unveiled a dedicated website to showcase the different games that will be available on the 3DS. Interestingly the site is available to view in both 2D and 3D, the same as the 3DS – granted not true 3D but a good effort all the same. Users can browse the latest...

As you may be aware E3, the world’s biggest gaming conference, is being held in Los Angeles between 7th and 9th June. It’s a chance for all the big hitters to bring their latest releases and developments for gamers to ogle at. One such brand is Nintendo who are hotly tipped to unveil the sequel to their insanely popular Wii aptly named Wii 2. Satoru Iwata, President...

After the roaring success of the Lego Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones the Lego brand has made the leap to the seven seas in the wildly popular Pirates of the Caribbean format. Players will be able to take control of Captain Jack Sparrow and his motley crew of pirate on the up-and-coming Nintendo 3DS when it goes on sale next month.  “The Nintendo 3DS...

Nintendo recently caused a bit of a stir with its health warning on the new 3DS gaming machines which are due out shortly. They advised that children under 6 should refrain from using the system’s 3D feature in order to avoid potential damage to their eyes. This has led to a fair bit of criticism being aimed at the Japanese console giant, already reeling from negative...

The Nintendo 3DS is due to go on sale in Japan next month and March for other places. The many people who have been eagerly awaiting its launch have just been given a rather bitter pill to swallow, first came the 30 minute usage time warning and now the revelation of short battery life. The battery life on the new machine is the issue which is going to surprise a lot of...

The Nintendo 3DS is set to hit the shops next year after a long wait with families all over the world hoping to get their hands on the latest handheld gaming device. However, parents who thought they might purchase the 3DS for their children need to be aware that it carries an age restriction and a few choice usage warnings – what a way to start a marketing drive. Nintendo...