Tag: Nintendo

Nintendo continues selling Wii U at a loss

Nintendo is reportedly continuing to sell the Wii U at a loss, reports GamesIndustry. Nin­ten­do recently disclosed a massive loss of $387 mi­llion in oper­at­ing costs for the year. Nin­ten­do pres­i­dent Satoru Iwata attributed the major loss to poor hard­ware sales, but did however claim that Nintendo would return to prof­itabil­i­ty in the near future. “Nin­ten­do post­ed an oper­at­ing loss…

Gaming News Wrap [8 Aug 2013]

South Africa, it’s the last day of the week. Enjoy the long weekend all. John Carmack joined Oculus VR as their chief technology officer. He does not appear to have left the firm he founded – id Software. [More on Eurogamer] If you pre-ordered your PS4 in the UK after 6 August, there is now no guarantee that you will even…

Gaming News Wrap [7 Aug 2013]

Good morning. It’s a brain filling edition today… just how we like it… A proposed split between the electronics and entertainment arms of Sony has been rejected by the company. [More on CVG] Another Sony “classic” is getting an HD remake according to a job advert for Bluepoint Games, the team behind God of War HD Collection. [More on PlayStation Lifestyle]…

Gaming News Wrap [6 Aug 2013]

Good morning and welcome to day two of a short week in South Africa. Yes, we can feel your excitement. Sony will be giving a PlayStation 4 keynote address at the Tokyo Game Show on 19 September. Other than being entitled ‘The World PlayStation 4 Creates’, no other information is known at present. [More on Gematsu] Developers on the PS4 can…

Gaming News Wrap [1 Aug 2013]

Good morning and welcome to the day that could rather be tomorrow. If I was president of the world we’d make it so. The high demand for the PS4 has meant that Sony may not actually fulfill any pre-orders placed after next Monday in the UK. [More on CVG] As if to emphasize this, former CEO of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello…

“Nintendo will be here in 100 years, Microsoft might not” says Oddworld Inhabitants founder

Oddworld Inhabitants founder Lorne Lanning is not confident in Microsoft’s future in gaming, while he believes Nintendo’s future is assured. In an interview with VentureBeat [as cited by GamesIndustry], Lanning explained how Nintendo appears to be more stable when dealing with struggles, implying that “creatives” could therefore be more secure in choosing to work with Nintendo in the future. Lanning…

Gaming News Wrap [12 July 2013]

Good morning and happy Friday to you all. Microsoft is pitching the Xbox One as a business tool to small businesses. The reasoning is that the Xbox One offers features (Kinect and Skype) that “could help it rival even the most modest of video conferencing and networking platforms” all for only $499. I’d happily right it off as a business expense.…