Nintendo: News

Nintendo is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Interestingly, the company was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta to produce playing cards. In the 1960s, Nintendo became a public company under its current name. In 1977, it began distributing its first video game console, the Color TV-Game. Nintendo's claim to fame was the Donkey Kong game released in 1981 and the Super Mario Bros. series that started in 1985 and continues selling to this day. Since its inception, Nintendo has produced several successful game consoles including the Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System, the Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo Wii. Its most recent offering is called the Nintendo Switch the company has also created several popular audio game franchises including the Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, and Super Smash Bros. As of September 2021, Nintendo is one of Japan's wealthiest and most valuable companies. Nintendo of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nintendo that was established in 1980 and is based in Redmond, Washington.

09 Dec 2022


Microsoft-Activision Blizzard's $69 billion deal: The good, bad, and ugly

At the beginning of this year, Microsoft sent shockwaves through the gaming and tech industry with its announcement that it would acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion.

07 Jul 2021

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo launches a new Switch model with 7.0-inch OLED display

Japanese gaming company Nintendo has launched its latest version of the Switch gaming console, called the Switch (OLED model).

20 Jun 2021

Gaming Bytes

Nintendo announces 'Mario Party Superstars' at E3 2021

Japanese video game giant Nintendo announced Mario Party Superstars for the Nintendo Switch at the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct presentation recently. The 12th installment in the Mario Party series is slated to hit Nintendo's handheld console on October 29.

17 Jun 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter loses safe harbor in India, and more

Twitter seems to have lost the dangerous game of chicken it has been playing with the Indian government.

12 May 2021


Rumor suggests Apple is developing a console rivaling Nintendo Switch

Apple has long abstained from launching products and software features that would attract gamers to the company's ecosystem. However, if rumors circulating on the Korean forum are to be believed, Apple could be in the process of developing a Nintendo Switch rival.

04 Mar 2021

Nintendo Switch

New Nintendo Switch will be 4K capable; production starts June

The long-overdue Nintendo Switch update might be coming this year, going by the latest supply chain leak.

22 Jan 2021


Will Android 12 change your gaming experience? Perhaps yes!

Folks using game controllers on their Android devices would agree that haptic feedback on wired and wireless controllers is a long way off from their console counterparts. Android games either have no rumble, or rather basic rumble support. XDA-Developers reports that will soon change.

11 Jan 2021


Nintendo Switch Pro specs leaked; details data-mined from firmware

Well-known data miner and console hacker SciresM has leaked specifications of what could be the Nintendo Switch Pro. The details were buried within the firmware of the current-gen Switch console.

07 Mar 2020


Rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype auctioned for Rs. 2.7 crore

A rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype has gone under the hammer for a whopping $360,000 (roughly Rs. 2.67 crore). According to the auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, this gaming console is said to be the last remaining prototype of the 200 units that were produced from the failed collaboration between Sony and Nintendo.

07 Jan 2020


Dell Concept UFO: A portable Nintendo Switch-like windows gaming PC

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is not just about new upcoming technology, but it's also a great place for companies to showcase interesting concepts/ideas that may not release anytime soon.

02 Aug 2019


30-year-old unopened Nintendo game sold for Rs. 7 lakh

A rare fantasy video game by Nintendo has been sold for Rs. 7 lakh in an online auction.

18 Jun 2019


#GamingBytes: 'Dr. Mario World' officially releasing on smartphones this July

We all know Mario and have often helped the Italian plumber save Princess Peach from Bowser.

11 May 2019


#GamingBytes: Pokémon fans rejoice! New smartphone game releasing soon

Pokémon are adorable and their games, fun. Soon, we will have a new Pokémon video game to play on our smartphones.

20 Jan 2019


This gaming phone concept has no notches, no selfie camera

Do you remember Nintendo Switch - the 2017's all-in-one gaming device that worked as a handheld machine as well as a TV console?

31 Oct 2018


#GamingBytes: Fortnite successfully captures the Nintendo Switch scene

Fortnite is an immensely popular Battle Royale that keeps adding new and exciting content to hook more gamers.

03 Oct 2018


#GamingBytes: Fortnite brings out new Season 6 update

Fortnite has gone live with its latest Season 6 update. Update 6.01 is live for Xbox One, PS4, PC, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch.

01 Oct 2018


#GamingBytes: All you need to know about WWE 2K19

The latest in the series of WWE games, WWE 2K19, is scheduled to release this October.

30 Aug 2018

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#GamingBytes: All about Nintendo's latest game Dragalia Lost

Following the rise of mobile gaming, Nintendo is stepping up its efforts.

30 Aug 2018


Nintendo shuts down fan game creation tool 'Pokemon Essentials'

Nintendo is known for taking a tough stance against unofficial games. However, this time, it has hit at the source.

27 Aug 2018

Gaming Bytes

#GamingBytes: New video game uses biometrics to scare you

'Bring to Light' is a video game developed by Red Meat Games. It was released on July 13, which was coincidentally a Friday.

20 Aug 2018

Gaming Bytes

#GamingBytes: Super Mario Odyssey Easter Eggs you should know about

For those unaware, an Easter egg is an intentionally hidden joke or a message in a video game.

15 Aug 2018


#GamingBytes: Nintendo the undisputed leader of gaming industry

Nintendo announced, recently, that it has now sold 725 million video game consoles in 35 years.

29 Jul 2018


Top 6 highly addictive casual games for every platform

Simple video games created for people to just have fun and de-stress are called casual games. They don't demand a lot of time and can be played anytime.

13 Jun 2018


Netflix and YouTube to come to Nintendo Switch

According to reports, Netflix and YouTube might soon become available on Nintendo Switch.

10 Mar 2018


Forget blue arrows, Google Maps lets you navigate as Mario

Celebrating Mario Day (March 10=Mar10=Mario) in style, Google Maps has partnered with Nintendo to bring Mario to Google Maps on iOS and Android apps.

14 Dec 2017


Here are "most-searched" smartphones, consumer-tech products on Google for 2017

As the year 2017 draws to a close, Google has released the annual "Year in Search", revealing the top trending searches of the year.

14 Aug 2017


Nintendo faces patent infringement lawsuit over its Switch console controllers

According to its latest earnings report, Nintendo has sold 4.7 million units of Switch, since it was launched this year.

29 Jul 2017

Harry Potter

Gaming in Guantanamo bay, happiness within four confined walls

I learned something today - Gitmo is apparently another word for America's most controversial prison, Guantanamo Bay.

SNES Classic, because retro games are still good as gold

Gamers all around the world are now excited about the launch of a mini version of 1990s gaming hit 'Super Nintendo Entertainment System' (SNES), which sold 50 million units worldwide.

30 Apr 2017


Genyo Takeda, the gaming legend retires

Genyo Takeda of Nintendo, one of the most creative minds in the gaming industry, has decided to retire after 45 long years of service.