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Nintendo 3DS sales shot up 45 percent in 2013

Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t nearly as successful as the company might have hoped for but the same can’t be said about the 3DS. Despite the fact that smartphones now account for the majority of mobile gaming, Nintendo has managed to…

Nintendo's new 3DS XL: a new, bigger 3DS

The screen is 90 percent bigger, with larger bottom and top screens. It's called the Nintendo 3DS LL in Japan and the Nintendo 3DS XL in the West. The top screen measures at 4.88 inches and is 90 percent bigger,…

Netflix arrives on the Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS owners across the US and Canada can now download a free Netflix app from the Nintendo eShop. It allows Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans to instantly watch TV episodes and movies on their Nintendo 3DS portable system.…

3D TV service arrives for Nintendo 3DS in Japan

As previously announced, Nintendo's Itsu no Ma ni Terebi (or "SpotPass TV") has launched today in Japan. The 3D TV service gives 3DS owners the ability to automatically wirelessly download 3D TV shows to their portable gaming device 3DS every…

First Nintendo 3DS update to add browser, digital store

The Nintendo 3DS launched on February 26, 2011 in Japan, on March 25, 2011 in Europe and on March 27, 2011 in North America. Now it's time for the system's first major update: Nintendo has announced it will arrive on June 6, 2011 in North America.

Nintendo 3DS sets sales record, 'BSOD' isn't widespread

The Nintendo 3DS disappointed many early customers when it launched in North America on Sunday. By Monday afternoon, there were multiple user reports of an error that is being collectively referred to as the "Black Screen of Death." Users received…

Nintendo 3DS has killswitch for pirates?

According to GoNintendo, Japanese retailer Enterking has posted a warning on its website suggesting that Nintendo will brick 3DS consoles suspected of monkey business. Loosely translated, the site says that anyone who runs software or makes modifications unapproved by Nintendo…

Nintendo 3DS getting Netflix, free access to AT&T hotspots

Acknowledging the shortcomings of its WiiWare and DSiWare stores, Nintendo revealed new plans for delivering digital content to its 3DS console. During a keynote presentation at GDC 2011, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and COO Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that company's latest…

Nintendo 3DS sold out in Japan, already hacked

Nintendo's much-anticipated 3DS gaming handheld had a stellar debut in Japan this weekend, selling close to 400,000 units in just two days while the top selling launch title Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle moved around 120,000 copies during…

Nintendo 3DS launching on March 27 for $250

Nintendo executive Reggie Fil-Amie today revealed US availability and pricing for the Nintendo 3DS at an event in the Nintendo World store in New York City. The 3DS will launch on March 27, 2011 with a retail price of $250…

Nintendo 3DS specs 'leaked', packs dual processors

IGN has reportedly received an early rundown of the Nintendo 3DS hardware via anonymous sources familiar with the device. The site says that Nintendo's forthcoming 3D-enabled handheld will carry two 266MHz ARM11 processors -- though the precise variation of ARM11…