QOTD: It’s-a-Me! Mobile Strategy!

We recognize that there are a lot of smartphones and tablets out there … We’re also doing a lot of experimentation of what I would call the little experiences you can have on your smartphone and tablet that will drive you back to your Nintendo hardware.

— Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie, in an interview with King 5 News in Seattle. Nintendo has long resisted bringing its IP to mobile devices.

PlayStation 4 Tops Gaming Hardware Sales in November, but Game Sales Are Way Down

Sony wins the first round. Sort of.
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Survey Says Mobile Gamers Prefer Kindle Fire Over Tablets With Google Play

But Android phones are still huge, and, thanks to the iPod touch, Apple is on top, overall.
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Buying a Videogame Console on Black Friday? Here’s What You Need to Know.

A buyer’s guide to the deals you can get — and the differences among the game consoles — for anyone partaking in America’s consumerist holiday.
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Nintendo Posts Operating Loss

Nintendo Co. racked up an operating loss in the fiscal first half on weak sales of its Wii U videogame consoles, stepping up pressure for a major overhaul in strategy.

Nintendo Confirms It Will Keep Selling the Original Wii in U.S., Despite Discontinuation in Japan

Seven years later, Wii would still like to play.
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Don’t Look Now, but the Second Screen Is About to Invade Videogames’ Next Generation

A big-picture look at the small screen’s future with consoles.
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Hiroshi Yamauchi, Former Nintendo Visionary, Dies at 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who turned Nintendo from a small maker of playing cards into a global videogame giant, died Thursday from pneumonia. He was 85 years old.

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Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS Still Top-Sellers, Says NPD

The best-selling gaming consoles in the U.S. are still the Nintendo 3DS and the Xbox 360, according to the NPD research group. For Nintendo, it’s the fourth consecutive month of being the number one overall video game platform, with 6.47 million 3DSes sold so far in 2013, the company said in a press release. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is now in its 32nd consecutive month leading console sales, moving 96,000 units in August.

On Chrome Web Store, Real Games Mix With Mario Knockoffs

It’s-a-not-me, Mario! Mamma mia.
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