Japan articles

Softbank buying chip maker ARM in $31 billion deal

Softbank, the Japanese multinational telecommunications corporation, has agreed to acquire British chip design company ARM Holdings for £23.4 billion (about $31 billion), according to multiple publications. Assuming the deal goes through, it will mark the largest ever purchase of a…

Nintendo's Miitomo app will launch in the US tomorrow

When Nintendo’s first entry into the smartphone market launched on March 17, most people expected it to be a total failure. The title is, after all, a free ‘communications/social network app’ that uses Mii avatars, rather than a game featuring…

'EarthBound' sequel bound for Western world?

EarthBound fans, rejoice! Multiple sources are reporting that Nintendo is finally planning on bringing the game's sequel, Mother 3, to the Western world. The game originally launched in Japan on April 20, 2006. Better late than never, right?