Nintendo is currently nursing a big “ouch,” courtesy of a projected loss for its fiscal year ending in March 2012. The loss, forecast at 20 billion yen (or about $264 million USD) would be its first annual net loss since 1981, when the company started reporting its numbers. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata encouraged investors not to panic and freak out by reminding them that Nintendo’s sales strength has always been the holiday season–and...read more
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Microsoft’s Kinect has made a very decent showing at retail since its initial release in November 2011. As of March 2011, Microsoft has shipped 10 million Kinect units, and 8 million of those flew off the shelves within the first two months of the peripheral’s retail debut. Good stuff, but Microsoft thinks big, and it would like to see the Kinect’s influence touch every Xbox 360 owner on the planet. That probably won’t happen, at least not...read more
We’ve entered the final quarter of 2011. What can we expect from 2012? A few folks have made guesses that involve prosperity, massive changes for all of mankind, and oh, something about an impending apocalypse. We won’t be able to draw any conclusions about 2012 ’til its noteworthy events actually happen (or don’t happen), but we can put our faith in this much: Video games will still be around. We can even guess at some upcoming predictions...read more
Nintendo is a very reserved company; it doesn’t talk much about its feelings. Nevertheless, there’s little doubt President Satoru Iwata has loosened his collar and let loose a sigh of uneasy relief since sales of the Nintendo 3DS picked up over summer’s end. The Nintendo 3DS continues to do well at retail, and will probably remain solid through the holiday season thanks in part to the gradual arrival of must-have games like Star Fox 64 3D, Mario...read more
The holiday season brings with it family, fellowship, and a whole lot of shopping stress. Thankfully, if you have a gamer in the family–or you just want to spoil yourself–buying a wicked-cool present is as easy as picking a game (or two, or three) from our 2011 Holiday Video Game Wish List. Battlefield 3 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, iOS) — EA’s Battlefield 3 is a long-awaited first-person shooter that thrusts players into a multitude of...read more