Tag Archives: DS
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 13:16 GMT
This week’s list of various Nintendo European store downloads has been unveiled, and other than classic shmup Gradius, the pickings are pretty slim.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 | 20:08 BST
Nintendo’s announced release dates for both Professor Layton and the Last Specter on DS and Tetris: Axis for 3DS in the US.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 06:17 GMT
The part of us that’s still ten-years-old is crying right now. Look what you did, GameFreak. Look what you did.
Fri, May 14, 2010 | 04:38 BST
When you hear the word “April,” what do you think of? Chocolate rabbits? Practical jokes? Finally taking down your Christmas lights?
Well, we think of videogame sales. That’s all we think of. Ever.
See inside our minds after the break.
Sat, May 08, 2010 | 04:30 BST
Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection. One of these things is not like the others. According to Nintendo mother brain Shigeru Miyamoto, however, Nintendo’s offering won’t remain the F-student of the online world forever. Will that mean subscription fees? Maybe. Bet you can’t guess who Nintendo’s been cribbing notes from.
Fri, May 07, 2010 | 03:24 BST
Portable gaming is Nintendo. Whether you’re spending your morning commute with a PSP, Nintendo DS, or Neo-Geo Pocket (RIP), to most passers-by, that little slab of plastic in your hands is a Gameboy. And oh, hey, 129 million sales. Nintendo’s throne is unassailable, right?
But we can remember a time when console gaming was the same way. “Wanna play Nintendo? Etc.” And according to a survey by Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, Nintendo might be well served by remembering how that whole thing turned out.
Tue, Dec 01, 2009 | 03:10 GMT
In true Nintendo fashion, the big N’s “what we’re thankful for” list suffered a bit of a delay over the weekend. But the waggle-powered behemoth’s excuse for its tardiness is passable, we think. See, Nintendo was busy taking advantage of shoppers who were taking advantage of Black Friday deals. So, can you guess what the company’s thankful for? Here’s a hint: It goes “ka-ching, ka-ching.”
The tally breaks down as follows: 550,000 Wiis and more than one million DSes. Impressive, yes, but 800,000 Americans shook off their turkey comas and waddled out to buy Wiis last year.
Still though, a win’s a win, and Nintendo’s not complaining.
Wed, Nov 18, 2009 | 02:47 GMT
Metroid: The Other M may be hogging all the series’ face time right now, but Prime isn’t ready for the retirement home just yet. Speaking with ONM, Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe indicated that Metroid Prime’s next foray might be a return trip to the Nintendo DS.
“We are always planning to make new games in the Metroid Prime series. Depending on the timing and the situation, we cannot deny the possibility of realising it on DS or DSi,” he said.
Well gee, that’s a funny way of saying “new 2D Metroid on the DS.” That is what he meant, right?
Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | 23:09 BST
CVG‘s gotten a quick peek at Lego Rock Band on this Nintendo DS, and apparently, it’s even more family friendly than the main versions of the game.
For one thing, “suggestive lyrics” will be absent from the game. Songs included on the DS’s surprisingly capable cart are Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs, Monster by The Automatic and Ray Parker Jr’s theme from Ghostbusters.
The game includes an ad hoc multiplayer mode, and its single-player functions similarly to that of Rock Band Unplugged.
More through the link.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | 20:08 BST
Spore Hero, a new Nintendo Wii and DS action-adventure spin-off of Will Wright’s evolution-themed magnum opus, is on track to reach the retail phase this October, EA announced today.
Both versions of the game will be arriving on October 6 in North America, and October 9 everywhere else.
Sure, the lack of geetar, drums, and rock is a bit disheartening, but pitting adorable creatures against each other in pursuit of evolutionarily gained powers has never looked so fun. Or maybe it has. Hmm.
Tue, Apr 07, 2009 | 09:25 BST
NPDs? What about ‘em? They’re basically our gods.
Anyway, after all the hubbub surrounding Nintendo’s recent DSi launch, Ars Technica contacted the NPD group to find out whether or not gaming’s premiere abacus would be giving DSi sales their own space on its monthly report. The answer: Nuh-uh.
According to the NPD Group’s David Riley, separated data won’t be passed out to the press, but NPD clients will be allowed to witness the beginning of the DSi’s glorious conquest. Even money-counters need money, after all.
Guess we’ll just have to hope that Nintendo spills the beans in a moment of success-intoxicated honesty. Stranger things have happened.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 | 20:03 GMT
OhGizmo! snagged a few new details on the portable Duke Nukem trilogy, which appeared at GDC in a more or less corporeal form.
Apparently, the trilogy will not only exist, but exist in two different forms: three games on the DS and three on the PSP.
However, the DS versions will see Duke spewing a few less bricks from his potty mouth en route to a T rating. The PSP version, meanwhile, won’t replace Duke’s fiery tongue with the joyful laughter of children, instead of opting for an M-rating.
More through the link.
Sat, Feb 07, 2009 | 18:11 GMT
Looks like rumor that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor will release for DS in North America on June 23 is correct.
Amazon leaked the information last week; yesterday Atlus officially confirmed the game, although the release date isn’t set in stone as yet.
Devil Survivor is the first Shin Megami Tensei game for DS, and will be more of a strategy RPG compared to the PS2 titles in the series.
More over at Siliconera, including a nice little trailer.
Wed, Feb 04, 2009 | 16:43 GMT
Traveller’s Tales announced Lego Battles for DS today.
The game will feature three Lego toy themes, and allow you to build your own fortresses and wage battle against other teams across six storylines and over 70 different levels.
This means that your Lego pirates can battle wizards and aliens, and your dragons can knock about with ninjas while your pirate ships can accost a spacecraft. Really.
Multiplay will be a multi-card affair.
Still waiting for Lego Rock Band, obviously.
Press release after the jump.
Wed, Feb 04, 2009 | 14:56 GMT
Come March, Europe will geta taste of Southpeak’s Mushroom Men when they finally land on DS and Wii.
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is a 3D platformer in its Wii incarnation, while Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi is a side-scrolling action prequel to the former for DS.
The US got them in December of last year. They were suppose to come a month earlier to Europe, but thanks to Southpeak’s purchase of Gamecock in 2008, the game was pushed a bit further ahead into February 2009, and now March.
Tue, Nov 04, 2008 | 21:56 GMT
As recent events have seemingly implied, there’s no better way to snag a gaggle of buyers than to slash a few digits off your console’s price tag. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn’t need to cheapen his company’s console in order to spur sales, and frankly, he abhors the very thought of it.
“This is my personal thinking, but when the model’s price-tag drops over time, manufacturers are telling consumers it’s better to wait, and I’ve always thought that was a mistake,” he told Touch-DS.jp (translated by Kotaku).
Iwata went on to explain that he believes straight-out-the-gate buyers shouldn’t be forced to feel ripped-off by lower prices later in a console’s life cycle.
Releasing dual-camera-ed, dual-screened sleek ‘n’ sexy console reiterations, though? Well, that’s completely different.
Fri, Feb 01, 2008 | 08:30 GMT
DS will never be beaten in Japan, it seems, although PSP appears to be having a good crack at it. God knows what Xbox 360′s doing down there. Media Create hardware figures for Japan, January 21-27.
DS Lite 79,370
Xbox 360 4,296
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 | 17:19 GMT
ELSPA has issued a startling figure regarding DS piracy in a UK newspaper, claiming that up to 90 percent of American DS owners are playing illegal games using R4 carts.
“The implications are massive. In America it’s thought 90 percent of Nintendo users are playing pirated games because of R4s,” said John Hillier, manager of ELSPA’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit. “That’s the real danger – you may think you’re getting a good deal but using the R4 is risking the future of the games industry.”
Hillier reinforced the point in the story that playing downloaded ROMs is, obviously, illegal. Even selling R4s is an infringement of UK copyright and patent laws and can put you inside for up to two years.
Going to prison is one thing. Going to prison for playing a hooky version of Cooking Mama on your pink DS is another. Think on, cyber-thieves.
Sat, Feb 02, 2008 | 21:27 GMT
According to this, DS has now sold over 1 million units in Australia, with Wii selling more than 300,000 units. The data, compiled by Gfk, also shows that DS was the biggest selling console in the country last year, moving 509,000 machines. Wii sold more than 73,000 consoles in the same month.
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 | 09:35 GMT
So says this. A cobalt blue DS will hit America on February 10, according to ad materials from Gamestop. At the moment, Amazon UK’s only listing white, black and pink machines for sale and there hasn’t been a sniff of anything else, so Euros will probably have to import, should they just have to buy another DS in a different colour. You know who you are.