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Rappler's latest stories on Wii U


Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:28 PM

(UPDATED) Nintendo's network outage, which affected its online games but also its e-shop, is over

NETWORK TROUBLE. In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 people wait in a line to sample Nintendo Switch games at the 24th Electronic Expo, or E3 2018, in Los Angeles, California.File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

[WATCH] Rappler Game Night: 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'

Mar 07, 2017 - 9:35 PM

In this episode of Game Night join us as we take you on a short tour around the starting area of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

LINK HAS COME TO TOWN. Link's on a quest to save the Princess. Image from Nintendo.

Nintendo to end Wii U production on Friday – report

Nov 02, 2016 - 5:27 PM

UPDATED Nintendo which had shipped around 13 36 million Wii U consoles as of September 30 denies the report despite not knowing the particulars of the article

WII U. A customer plays a video game of Nintendo's Wii U at an electric shop in Tokyo on May 7, 2015. File photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Japan's Nintendo logs over $234M loss despite Pokemon Go

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The company records a big loss for the fiscal first quarter with the period too early to include any rise from Pokemon Go

epa05443301 A statue of Nintendo Co.'s video game character Super Mario stands at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 27 July 2016. Nintendo Co. reported a fiscal first quarter loss of 24.53 billion yen (232.1 million US dollars) in spite of the global success of the Pokemon Go game, which the company holds a 32 percent stake in Pokemon Co. who jointly developed the augmented-reality game with Niantic Inc. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

Impressions: The first 5 hours of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Jun 26, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Are you looking for a light hearted RPG for your Wii U? Tokyo Mirage Sessions may be something you can idolize

Rappler picks: Our 5 favorite E3 trailers and videos

Jun 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Rappler chooses its top picks among all the E3 trailers and videos released to date

Struggling Nintendo announces new console for 2017 as profits dive

Apr 27, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Nintendo plans to roll out its new console codenamed the NX globally in March

NINTENDO. A file picture dated May 7, 2015 shows a customer checking game software for video game company Nintendo's 3DS at a discount chainstore in Tokyo, Japan. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Nintendo celebrates 30 years of Super Mario at E3

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:10 AM

Aside from a number of Super Mario Bros related games Nintendo reveals a slew of trailers for everything from Star Fox Zero to The Legend of Zelda

NINTENDO PUPPETS AT E3. Screen shot from YouTube.

Nintendo, DeNA, team up for mobile games

Mar 17, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Nintendo and DeNA s alliance lets the two make new original games optimized for smart devices using Nintendo s intellectual properties

Nintendo posts quarterly net loss on Wii U costs

Jul 30, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Nintendo s shortfall comes after it logged its third straight year of operating losses underscoring the challenges faced by the one time industry titan

NINTENDO. A statue of Nintendo's video game character Mario stands at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan, January 17, 2014. Kiyoshi Ota/EPA

Microsoft, Sony battle for throne at gaming world's E3

Jun 08, 2014 - 9:50 AM

Sony and Microsoft are set to showcase blockbuster titles to the press Monday promoting their consoles that are evolving into home entertainment centers

E3. The E3 Expo is slated to take place in Los Angeles from June 10 to 12. Screen shot from http://www.e3expo.com/home.

Mario Kart 8: The fast, the plumber and the princess

May 19, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Arriving May 30 the newest edition of Mario Kart for Wii U introduces a whole new level of anti gravity gameplay better items and improved social sharing

Nintendo to discontinue Wii and DS WiFi services

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Nintendo will shut down most online services for the Wii DS and DSi line of game machines beginning May 20

GOING OFFLINE. The Wii and DS will get most of its online functionality turned off by May 20. Background photos from Evan-Amos on Wikipedia

Nintendo forecasts net loss, slashes Wii U sales target

Jan 17, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Nintendo said it expected to sell 2 8 million Wii U units worldwide instead of an earlier predicted 9 million units

SLASHED TARGETS. Nintendo's Wii U sells less than expected. Image from Nintendo

Shield gaming gadget out July

Jul 24, 2013 - 3:34 PM

299 for the high performance handheld gaming and entertainment gadget

'ULTIMATE GAMING PORTABLE' Shield set for release on July 31. Photo from shield.nvidia.com

Nintendo boosts earnings forecast, cuts Wii U sales target

Jan 30, 2013 - 6:49 PM

The company lifts its full year profit forecast as it looks to shrug off a loss a year ago

BACK IN BLACK. Nintendo says it booked profits in the 9 months to December 2012. Screen shot from Nintendo.com

TechRap: Top 10 Tech Stories of 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 2:16 AM

In this special year end edition of TechRap for 2012 we look back at the year in technology and countdown our top ten tech stories of the year

Is Nintendo's Wii U worth getting?

Nov 29, 2012 - 9:09 AM

Is the Wii U worth getting for your home? Learn more about Nintendo s new console in this information roundup

BASIC OR DELUXE? Will you be buying a Wii U? Screen shot from Nintendo.com

TechRap: Nintendo Wii U and Windows 8 laptops for any budget

Nov 26, 2012 - 5:28 AM

Will the Nintendo Wii U revolutionize game play like its predessor? We take the social media time machine to one year back in your social media history And we pick out Windows 8 laptops for any budget