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Weekend Discussion: Future Of Nintendo

Before I get into this weekend’s discussion topic, I wanted to thank each of you that contribute to the discussions each week.  We have read a lot of fantastic feedback, and the discussions have presented various views that are worth debating. Over the past week, we have had to endure the sad news of Hiroshi Yamauchi’s passing.  Many believe that he was the soul person that made Ninten...

New book about Nintendo calls Wii “greatest comeback” in video games

When Nintendo released the Wii home console in November 2006, it changed the face of global gaming forever. Sony and Microsoft, whom many expected to dominate the market, were caught unawares by the launch of Nintendo’s revolutionary product. But rarely has the story been told of this elusive, low-profile family company. How did this struggling company, faced with an existential crisis both in l...

Former Nintendo President becomes richest man in Japan

Former President of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi has moved up to the number 1 spot for the richest man of Japan. Mr.Yamauchi gained the title when his net worth boosted 3 billion just last year. This brings his total worth to 7.7 billion dollars! Much has been increased due to his very successful shares in the Nintendo’s current Wii and DS platforms. This feat comes 2 years after Mr.Yamauchi donat...

Of stock and baseball, A Nintendo story

Stock market stories have a special place in my heart right now. I don’t know if its the fact that I own a few of my own at the moment, or if it’s because the stock market is basically professional gambling, or what — but I do love a good stock-related story. Today’s — being found on Infendo — is naturally a Nintendo-centric story of wealth, philanthropy and bas...

Top 7 Nintendo mistakes don’t include the Wii

Games Radar has a feature today on Nintendo’s seven deadly sins (or mistakes). It’s almost as hot as Blake’s new Infendo header. Almost. The feature is a nostalgic walk through of the absolute worst of Nintendo’s storied history. The Virtual Boy; strong arming third parties to the point that the U.S. government had to get involved; all but a handful of games on the Nintendo...

Micro Hits The Streets

Nintendo is currently holding street parties for the Gameboy Micro some 10 days prior to it’s Japanese release. They’ve got 8-bit music blasting, vintage Mario running on some systems, and a nice little notepad as a keepsake. The pictured play-yan micro is also on showcase. Ever since Satoru Iwata inherited Hiroshi Yamauchi’s position as the president of Nintendo, it’s beco...