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  • Dec. 19, 2012, 11:16 AM
    Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) will debut its new TVii service in the U.S. and Canada tomorrow in what will mark the first time a TV remote control will be embedded into a gaming console. The company hopes that by using the GamePad console daily, consumers will fall into the Nintendo ecosystem.
  • Dec. 10, 2012, 7:03 AM
    Nintendo's (NTDOY.PK) new Wii U console launches in its home market of Japan with expectations running high. The company wants to sell 5.5M Wii U units on top of the 17.5M 3DS it moves this fiscal year. The company hopes the addition of a handheld component to the Wii will leapfrog the device back over smartphones and tablets - which cut into the novelty of the DS - in the eyes of consumers.
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  • Dec. 7, 2012, 2:31 PM
    U.S. retail sales of traditional video game hardware and software fell 13% and 11% Y/Y in November, claims NPD. Those might not be numbers to celebrate, but they're a nice improvement from October's 37% and 25% Y/Y drops. Healthy Xbox 360 sales, the Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) Wii U launch, and strong receptions for marquee gaming titles helped the struggling industry stabilize a bit.
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  • Dec. 4, 2012, 7:48 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) plans to offer its LoveFilm streaming service in the U.K. through Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) Wii gaming consoles. The service is already available through other gaming consoles such as Sony's PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
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  • Nov. 30, 2012, 8:01 AM
    In a scoop that will hardly surprise anyone, Bloomberg reports a new Xbox console will arrive ahead of the 2013 holiday season. The Verge has recently reported an Xbox tablet and casual gaming set-top box are also on the way, and many expect a new Kinect to arrive. In the meantime, Xbox 360 sales remain reasonably healthy, given the console is now seven years old. Microsoft (MSFT) has an installed base of 70M Xbox 360 users and over 40M Xbox Live subscribers.
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  • Nov. 29, 2012, 8:09 AM
    Though Nintedo (NTDOY.PK) confirms it sold 400K Wii U consoles, it's the sales of videogames analysts will watch even closer with the company using games sales to make up for the losses it takes on hardware sales. An encouraging sign is that the company is seeing the original Wii and out-of-favor 3DS also pick up their sales pace with the Wii buzz in the air.
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  • Nov. 27, 2012, 4:02 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT) provides a bit of holiday cheer for the struggling console gaming industry, announcing over 750K Xbox 360 units were sold last week, and that Xbox Live Gold subscriptions rose 50% Y/Y. The sales figure for the aging 360 both exceeds Microsoft's internal forecasts, and the 400K Wii U units Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) has sold thus far in the U.S. Strong initial sales for marquee games have already given industry observers some optimism.
  • Nov. 27, 2012, 11:10 AM
    A new mini version of the Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) Wii console leaked on to the website of Best Buy Canada before getting pulled back off. An early December launch of a fresh handheld device could put a charge back into the gaming business right in front of Christmas. Presumably, GameStop (GME +1.3%) might catch some extra sales off the new product. (screen shot of Wii mini)
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  • Nov. 20, 2012, 3:44 PM
    Not surprisingly, Apple products took 4 of the top 5 top spots on Nielsen's list of most popular gift requests from children. The lone exception to the Apple domination was the Wii U from Nintendo (NTDOY.PK), widely viewed as critical to the company's future prospects. In the survey, a strong 39% of all kids surveyed included the Wii U on their "want" list.
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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 1:28 PM
    Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) stumbles with the U.S launch of the Wii U gaming console after a required software patch to repair bugs took gamers several hours on average to download. Despite the widespread complaint, initial reports suggest demand has been very strong across the U.S. Last week, GameStop (GME -0.6%) reported 1.2M pre-orders for Wii U software titles.
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  • Nov. 16, 2012, 12:12 PM
    Activision (ATVI +4.8%) registers a big gain after announcing it sold over $500M worth of copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops II in its first 24 hours of availability. GameStop (GME +2.9%), which reported strong initial sales for the game earlier this week, is also rallying. The solid early reception for Black Ops II and Microsoft's Halo 4 are fueling hopes the console game industry will cap what has been an ugly year with a decent holiday season.
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  • Nov. 9, 2012, 2:12 PM
    For every $2 U.S. consumers spent on traditional video game products in October, they spent nearly $1 on "digital format sales" such as downloads, subscriptions, in-app purchases, and mobile apps, according to NPD. Sales figures for traditional products were predictably bleak - hardware -37% Y/Y, software -25%, accessories +5% - though analyst Liam Callahan thinks rising M/M console sales bode well for the holiday season. Take-Two's (TTWO) NBA 2K13 was the best-selling game. (September) (mobile gaming: I, II)
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  • Nov. 7, 2012, 4:01 AM
    A Chinese safety standards body has granted a certification of quality to Sony's (SNE) PlayStation 3, prompting speculation that China may overturn its ban of gaming consoles. However, consultant Lisa Hanson points out that any repeal is the purview of the Ministry of Culture, and even if the ban is ended, Sony, Microsoft (MSFT) and Nintendo (NTDOF.PK) would face huge competition from online and mobile games.
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  • Nov. 6, 2012, 12:47 PM
    Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) plans to send out 5K demo kiosks for retailers to showcase the new Wii U in front of the November 18 U.S. debut of the gaming console. A scan of Nintendo's website shows Best Buy, GameStop, and Target stores will have the kiosks.
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  • Oct. 24, 2012, 10:32 AM
    Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) slashes its profit outlook for FY13 to ¥6 billion ($75M) from a previous mark of ¥20B ($250M). While the strong yen is a major factor, concerns over the dour estimates means for sales of the new Wii U gaming console also linger. Related: GameStop (GME -1.6%) looks to the Wii U to drive revenue.
  • Oct. 15, 2012, 12:14 PM
    Nintendo (NTDOY.PK) will lower prices on the Wii game console by $20 to $129.99 with the new Wii U slated to be unveiled later this month. The company expects large demand for the highly-anticipated gaming platform, although late manufacturing issues with the touchscreen could limit the supply at launch.
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Company Description
Nintendo Co., Ltd. manufactures and markets home-use video games. The company also produces related software used in conjunction with its television-compatible entertainment systems. Nintendo diversifies its business by seeking to offer new applications of video game systems, such as e-mail... More
Sector: Technology
Country: Japan