I Used the New 3DS On a Train and Didn't Want to Throw Up

Years ago, I mastered the art of playing Nintendo 3DS—finding and holding my head in the perfect position to peer through the console's 3D parallax barrier display and drink in its stereoscopic worlds. I'm so proud of this skill that I even use it to inflate my ego: yes, I am the best at looking at screens.… » 1/15/15 11:00am 1/15/15 11:00am

​Nintendo Fixed The 3DS XL And You'll Be Able To Buy One Next Month

Remember trying to find that perfect 3D sweet-spot on your original Nintendo 3DS handheld? You won't have to do that anymore. The "New" Nintendo 3DS XL (yes, that's really the official name) goes on sale next month. » 1/14/15 9:30am 1/14/15 9:30am

​How Nintendo Plans on Tackling Its Toughest Year

Are Two Tablet Screens Really Better Than One?

Sony announced their dual-screened S2 tablet today. It's not the only twin-screen tablet, but considering recent ill-conceived efforts from the likes of Acer, Toshiba and Kyocera, we're a little skeptical. With the S2, Sony's basically cut a 10-inch screen in half and stuck a hinge in between. How much of a benefit… » 4/26/11 11:38am 4/26/11 11:38am

Charge Base Gives 3DS The Extra Juice It Needs

Let's face it. The onboard battery for the 3DS stinks. It gets around 3 to 5 hours on a single charge, depending on the settings. Those numbers aren't anywhere near the DSi XL or DS Lite. Too bad there isn't… [ Kotaku » 4/08/11 8:30am 4/08/11 8:30am]

Getting Prettier DS Games On The 3DS Means Shrinkage

By simply pressing "Start" and "Select" while booting up a DS game, players can get the title running at a clearer resolution. Better resolution comes at a price, however: shrinkage. [ Kotaku » 3/07/11 6:30am 3/07/11 6:30am]

The Nintendo 3DS Is Stylish, Grown-Up And Flawed

Following up the most successful game handheld in history is no easy task. That's exactly what Nintendo is doing starting today. The future begins now. [ Kotaku » 2/26/11 2:00am 2/26/11 2:00am]

If a Nintendo DS Game Needs a Keyboard, Shouldn't It Just Be on the Wii?

I mean, really, this Nintendo DS bluetooth keyboard accessory sort of undermines the entire concept of a portable console. Who's gonna lug this thing around with them? Like Kotaku says, just put the damn game out on the Wii. » 2/01/11 2:00am 2/01/11 2:00am

Get Ready for Some Nintendo 3DS News

Wanna know things like the definitive US launch date, games—and maybe most importantly—pricing for the Nintendo 3DS? We're about to find out. Our oh-so-pink siblings will be covering the news in even finer-grained detail, too. » 1/19/11 8:32am 1/19/11 8:32am

Nintendo Loses Money for the First Time in Seven Years

Thanks to nose-diving DS sales, which fell from 11.7 million a year ago to 6.69 million this year, slowing Wii sales, down from 5.75 to 4.97 million over the last six months, and a strong yen, Nintendo's posted its first half-year loss in seven years. That's pretty crazy. [Kotaku] » 10/28/10 12:20pm 10/28/10 12:20pm

Nintendo Dropping DSi and DSi XL Prices

Nintendo has announced they're preparing for a little price cutting in advance of the 3DS launch. Starting September 12th, you'll be able to pick up a DSi for $129 (down from $149), and an XL for $169 (formerly $189). [CrunchGear] » 8/30/10 10:31am 8/30/10 10:31am

Why It's Sad Sony Lost the Videogame Hardware Race at E3

E3's biggest loser? It's Sony. They've been lagging behind for years overall, but to lose at hardware, their strongest suit? What a pity. » 6/18/10 5:01pm 6/18/10 5:01pm

Watch the Nintendo E3 3DS Keynote Live

Odds are Nintendo is going to go THREE DEE for their DS today, allowing you to get all three of the dees in a portable package. You can watch their unveil live. » 6/15/10 11:15am 6/15/10 11:15am

Free GTA Chinatown Wars Lite iPhone App Hits App Store

If you don't want to bang down ten notes for the full-fat Chinatown Wars iPhone app, this free "Lite" version is worth checking out. It provides a good taste of the Nintendo DS game, with the first three missions playable. » 5/27/10 5:02am 5/27/10 5:02am

Nintendo DS Will Be Best-Selling Game Console Ever Later This Year

Very soon, that little flip-screened gaming console hidden in your draw or under your bed is going to break all kinds of crazy records. Currently, the PlayStation 2 is king of the best-selling console hill, but come October... » 5/14/10 2:40am 5/14/10 2:40am

McDonald's Trains New Employees with this Nintendo DS Game

In this Bloomberg report, we get a brief look at McDonald's own DS employee training software that's used in Japan. It's like Cooking Mama, just a lot more depressing when you "win." [Kotaku] » 4/19/10 9:30am 4/19/10 9:30am

Nintendo Pretends Apple Doesn't Concern Them, Part XXIV

Interesting comment, Nintendo. Aside from its questionable validity, last we heard, most third party games weren't doing so hot on your own platforms. [Kotaku] » 4/05/10 11:53am 4/05/10 11:53am

Mario Kart and Tetris on the Nintendo 3DS (Concept)

We've all heard about the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, but how will the actual 3D gaming experience work? We can only hope the setup will look exactly like this. [nicovideo via TinyCartridge via Kotaku] » 3/30/10 9:40am 3/30/10 9:40am

Proof That Apple Is Invading the Game Market

One year and—barely—nine months. That's what it has taken Apple to invade 19 percent of the total US portable game market, while the PSP sunk from 20% to 11%, and the Nintendo dropped 5%. And that's only revenue. » 3/22/10 7:35pm 3/22/10 7:35pm