Archive for the ‘Nintendo DS’ Category

YouTube App Heading for 3DS at Long Last

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Many people like myself might have given up hope of ever seeing a YouTube app on the 3DS but Nintendo finally announced this week that the world’s favourite video sharing platform is coming to the handheld console “soon!” (more…)

2DS or not 2DS, is there a point?

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Some thought it was an April Fools prank, but then they checked the calendar and it wasn’t April. No, Nintendo was serious when it announced the 2DS. When the news broke it was met with many a raised eyebrow, a reaction caused by confusion from the device’s name, form factor and general purpose. As the name implies the 2DS is a 2D version of the 3DS, ditching the handheld’s key feature and dropping the foldable form factor which has distinguished the DS range for almost ten years now. (more…)

Nintendo rethinks 3D for future consoles

Monday, July 16th, 2012

When Nintendo released the 3DS it seemed like 3D was the way forward though it’s clearly not been the Wiimote-style leap that the company was hoping for. It has now been officially said that the eye-popping tech won’t be a big feature of future consoles. The news comes from an interview with Nintendo head honcho Satoru Iwata where he’s commented on the lack of interest in the 3D display technology that led to the big price reduction of the console. (more…)

How many lives does the handheld console have left?

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Ever since the birth of the smartphone handheld console doomsayers have been prophesying the end of devices like Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s PS Vita. While those devices are still very much alive and kicking the latest generation of handheld consoles have been born into tough times and there’s little doubt that they’re not quite as popular as they once were. Their health meter seems to have survived the smartphone boss fight but is it nearly game over or is there an extra life around the corner? (more…)

How To Stop Your Favourite Gadgets Controlling You

Monday, September 12th, 2011

iPhone App LogosA professor at Northampton University has confirmed what many of us have known for some time – gadgets are addictive. Whether it’s your iPhone, Blackberry or Nintendo DS, some people are completely lost without their favourite device. (more…)

Is It Game Over For The Nintendo 3DS?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Nintendo 3DS GalleryThe Nintendo 3DS hasn’t been nearly as successful as hoped since its release. After an initial surge of interest, sales tapered off and have continued to fall. The company has now taken the drastic step of reducing the price of the device. In the states, the machine will command a RRP of just $170 – a huge drop from its initial release price of $250. In fact, the price cut has even prompted Nintendo chief, Satoru Iwata, to issue an apology to early purchasers. Never before has the game manufacturer had to discount a device so early after its release. (more…)

Nintendo 3DS Sales Tumble

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Picture of Nintendo 3DSWhen the Nintendo 3DS was first launched there was an understandable rush to buy the world’s first 3D handheld gaming console. Console fanatics simply had to have it. But now, it appears, just a couple of months on, sales have not been nearly as high as Nintendo hoped. (more…)

Nintendo 3DS – Most Pre-ordered Console Of All Time

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Photo of Nintendo 3DS blueAlready, sales of the Nintendo 3DS have taken the business world by surprise. Despite recent health warnings that overuse by children under six could affect eyesight development, the device managed to sell 375,000 units in its first week alone in Japan. And, most of these sales took place within the first hour of the world’s first 3D handheld gaming console going on sale.

By the looks of pre-orders in the UK, the same is set to happen here this week. It is already the most pre-ordered console of all time on Amazon, far overtaking the PS3 back in 2007.

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Sony’s Next Generation Portable gears up for battle with Nintendo’s 3DS

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Picture of Nintendo 3DS ConsoleThe scene is being set for the biggest gaming battle of them all as the two big bosses of handheld gaming consoles, Sony and Nintendo, get set to wrestle it out for market domination this year. Sony’s latest version of the PSP, currently codenamed the NGP (Next Generation Portable), is already straining at the leash, as the final touches are added in preparation for a showdown with Nintendo’s groundbreaking 3DS.

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More of Us Are Using Portable Gadgets To Surf The Net

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

An increasing number of people are using their portable gadgets to surf the internet when out and about.

According to recent research from 3 Mobile, we’re rarely putting our bits of tech down – instead opting to access the internet at almost every opportunity!

The mobile telecoms provider surveyed 3,000 people and results showed that almost 75% of us use devices such as handheld games consoles, music players and tablets to access the web when in the comfort of our own lounge or bedroom.

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