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Nintendo is the world's largest video game company by revenue, and is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. As of June 30, 2013, the company had sold more than 655.9 million hardware units and 4.12 billion software units.

Nintendo sorry for not recognising same-sex relationships in video game

Nintendo came under fire from fans and gay rights organisations after refusing to add same-sex relationship options to the game Tomodachi Life.

Nintendo is apologising and pledging to be more inclusive after being criticised for not recognising same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game.

Monday, 12 May, 2014, 3:12am

Happy birthday Game Boy: Nintendo's trailblazing console turns 25

A large mock-up of a Game Boy at a shop in Tokyo. The console celebrates its 25th anniversary on Monday. Photo: AP

Nintendo's trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary today with the portable device's legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

21 Apr 2014 - 5:32pm 1 comment

Nintendo shares fall as hard-hit firm sticks with consoles

A model of Super Mario, one of Nintendo's iconic figures, at the company's showroom in Tokyo Photo: REUTERS

Nintendo shares fell more than three per cent on Thursday morning as the struggling Japanese videogames giant said it would stick to its hard-hit console business despite slumping Wii U sales.

31 Jan 2014 - 11:28am

Chinese gamers express their condolences over death of former Nintendo president

Hiroshi Yamauchi at a news conference in Tokyo in 1999. Photo: Reuters

Chinese gamers took to the internet en masse to express their condolences over the death of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 85 due to pneumonia.

“May you have a good rest, Yamauchi-san,” one person wrote on Sina Weibo, China’s largest social media network. “Thank you for giving my friends and me such a happy childhood.”

20 Sep 2013 - 8:35pm 1 comment

Nintendo pioneer Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

Yamauchi became president of Nintendo in 1949. Photo: AFP

Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant from a maker of playing cards during more than 50 years at the helm, died yesterday of pneumonia aged 85.

20 Sep 2013 - 3:07am

Nintendo cuts Wii U price, plans lower-priced device for holidays

Best known for games with characters like “Mario” and “Zelda,” Nintendo faces stiff competition from inexpensive or free mobile games on tablets and smartphones. Photo: AP

Nintendo plans to offer a new handheld gaming device and a US$50 discount on its most expensive Wii U console in North America and Europe, to compete with rivals Microsoft and Sony as they prepare to release new hardware.

29 Aug 2013 - 10:41am

Shanghai game console plan draws mixed reviews

Boxes of fun with the games, minus Twitter and Facebook. Photo: EPA

To attract foreign investment, the South China Morning Post reported yesterday, Beijing will soon allow foreign firms such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft to sell their game consoles - provided the products are made in Shanghai's new free-trade zone.

6 Sep 2013 - 8:03am

Nintendo focuses on games at E3 with new ’Mario’

Nintendo shows off its latest Donkey Kong game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Photo: AFP

Instead of a typical flashy presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the Japanese gaming giant opted to showcase several games for its Wii U system during a brief Tuesday presentation at its booth on the show floor of the gaming industry’s annual trade show.

12 Jun 2013 - 2:32pm

We test drive the year's best video games

Illustration: Kevin Wong

The figures speak for themselves: November 2012 saw the 12th consecutive month of decline for the video game industry, with sales down 11 per cent from the previous year.

23 Dec 2012 - 12:38pm 1 comment

Talking Points

Millions of pilgrims are in Mecca for the start of Islam's annual haj pilgrimage. Photo: Reuters

Millions join haj pilgrimage

24 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

hot picks

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cd: Big Bang's Alive. The new album from the popular South Korean boy band features seven incredible songs.

dvd: Echoes of the Rainbow. An amazing Hong Kong family film set in the 1960s and 70s, which tugs at your heartstrings.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Personal space invaders

The phrase 'game changer' is an overused one even for the hyperbolic world of technology, but ironically, it can justifiably be applied to the world of gaming. We're still in an era dominated by stand-alone consoles from the likes of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo - but only just.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tech Know

1 Nintendo 3DS 2 (HK$2,999)

2 Philips Fidelio DS8550 speaker dock (HK$2,899)

3 HTC Wildfire (HK$2,700)

4 Sigma DP2X (HK$6,500)

5 Blackberry Playbook tablet (HK$4,999)

6 Olympus LS-20M HD video pocket recorder (HK$2,400)

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Make it green - and win!

The latest show on KidsCo TV is Boo & Me 2, an exciting cartoon about an orang-utan with an important green message. This season, Boo and his friends will be recycling, rescuing wild animals and preventing pollution. To celebrate the launch, SYP is collaborating with KidsCo TV and holding a colouring competition.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry's Greatest Comeback

Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry's Greatest Comeback by Daniel Sloan Wiley, HK$200

20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am