Nintendo Co Ltd


  • Game Review: A new life for old video games Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— For some video games, what's old is new again. — "Grim Fandango Remastered": The treasured 1998 adventure game has been lovingly restored for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC with better graphics, a new point-and-click interface and a freshly recorded orchestral soundtrack performed by the Melbourne Symphony. It's only worth a purchase for...

  • *Komatsu, Hitachi Construction fall sharply after earnings. TOKYO, Jan 29- Japan's Nikkei average slipped on Thursday in sympathy with falls in Wall Street shares following the Fed's unwavering stance on rate hikes, with construction equipment makers badly hit by disappointing earnings. Still, analysts say the Tokyo market appears to have a firmer support...

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining- even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year. While operating profit still grew nearly 50 percent in October-December from a year earlier, the third quarter is...

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Struggling Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co warned it won't make its annual operating profit target due to slack sales of its 3 DS handheld game consoles, though the yen's current weakness means overseas sales will boost net profit. Reporting a return to profit in the nine months ended December, Osaka- based Nintendo on Wednesday halved...

  • Nintendo's nine-month profit jumps on cheap yen Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:34 AM ET

    TOKYO— Nintendo reported a nearly six-fold increase in profit for the first three quarters of the fiscal year Wednesday and raised its earnings forecast as a cheap yen masked weak sales. Nintendo Co., the Japanese manufacturer of Pokemon and Super Mario video games, said Wednesday profit for the nine months ended December 2014, totaled 59.52 billion yen, up from...

  • A busy week ahead for Japan, Asia’s central banks Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    Japan will be in the spotlight this week, where the release of key data will shed some light on the state of the world's third-largest economy.

  • Nintendo to discontinue Club Nintendo rewards program Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Nintendo is discontinuing its Club Nintendo rewards program and will replace it in the U.S. with a new customer loyalty program at a later date. Japan's Nintendo Co. said Tuesday that Club Nintendo members in the U.S. and Canada can earn additional coins through March's end and redeem them through June's end. Nintendo's video gaming products include...

  • Pedestrians walk near the Swiss National Bank headquarters in Bern, Switzerland.

    Shanghai shares outperformed the region on Friday, as the rest of Asia languished on heightened volatility induced by the Swiss National Bank.

  • Video games spring back on strong console sales Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    A customer poses with three new Xbox One video games after purchasing them in Los Angeles.

    The multiyear losing streak by the video game industry finally came to an end in 2014, though any celebrations may be muted.

  • Commodity rout drag Asian stock markets lower Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:53 AM ET

    The persisting turmoil in commodity markets ignited risk aversion in most Asian stock markets on Wednesday, with Tokyo and Sydney equities finishing at fresh lows.

  • Sony weighs options as pressure for action mounts Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 7:11 PM ET

    Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai has survived the cyberattack but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 13- Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai has weathered a crisis over a cyberattack on its Hollywood studio and its controversial comedy "The Interview", but his toughest moment may be just arriving as he prepares a new business revival plan. Sony, which has cut its earnings forecasts six times on Hirai's watch, forecasts a 230 billion yen net loss for the business...

  • This rare video game is on eBay for $100,000 Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    A rare Nintendo video game from the 1980s has sparked a frantic bidding war on eBay this week, with the item now expected to sell for over $100,000.

  • Why Sony’s PS4 won’t make it to China this week Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 10:06 AM ET
    Sony Playstation PS4 console

    Sony has been forced to delay its PlayStation 4 console release in China after authorities asked for some “final adjustments”.

  • Asian markets mostly advanced on a data-light Monday, but Japan's benchmark index erased earlier gains and turned negative on news of a possible Ebola case in Tokyo.

  • Asian bourses broadly higher as oil rebounds Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 2:46 AM ET
    Passers-by are reflected on an electronic board showing Japan's Nikkei stock average and the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar (top) at a brokerage in Tokyo, November 17, 2014.

    Asian equities largely rose on a data-light Monday following a bounce in oil markets and a third consecutive winning session on Wall Street last Friday.

  • Shanghai outperforms Asian markets in regional slump Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 AM ET

    Asian equity markets largely fell on Tuesday, with Shanghai being an exception, over a persisting slump in oil prices and after latest data added to concerns about slowing activity in the world's second-largest economy.

  • The man who founded a $100 billion industry dies Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ralph Baer

    Ralph Baer never meant to start a multibillion-dollar industry. He was just trying to get an idea out of his head and into the real world.

  • Porn and gamers team up in eSports sponsorship Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    Team YP

    YouPorn, one of the largest streaming porn sites, extends its reach into the video game world with a six-month sponsorship of a Madrid-based team.

  • Shanghai and Japan stocks close at multi-year highs Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Asian equities rose on Tuesday, with Shanghai and Japanese stocks closing at multi-year highs on hopes of Chinese stimulus and as investors dismissed Japan's rating downgrade.