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Nintendo takes wraps off video-enabled "Wii U"

LOS ANGELES: Nintendo Co Ltd will launch a console with a dedicated "Super Mario" game title for the first time in 16 years as the struggling Japanese company hopes its new Wii U will score the rave reviews that helped make its predecessor the world's biggest gaming hit.

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Pokemon-mania vindicates Nintendo's mobile game shift

Tokyo (AFP) - With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.

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Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies of cancer at 55

TOKYO - Nintendo’s chief executive has died of cancer at the age of 55, it said Monday, in an upheaval for the Japanese videogame giant just months after abandoning a consoles-only policy and launching a push into the booming smartphone games market.

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Nintendo skyrockets on Super Mario game for iPhone

TOKYO: Nintendo skyrocketed Thursday after the Japanese gaming giant and Apple announced that an exclusive Super Mario game will be available on iPhones later this year.


Nintendo Wii makes Yamauchi Japan's richest - Forbes

TOKYO (Reuters) - Soaring sales of Nintendo's Wii game machine have made former Nintendo chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi Japan's richest man, worth $7.8 billion, Forbes magazine said in its annual rankings.


Louvre goes visual with Nintendo 3Ds guide

PARIS (AP) - The Louvre Museum is used to dealing with antiquities: Nearly all of its thousands of works of art date to 1848 or earlier. Now, it wants to create a relic of its own - the old museum audio guide.

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'Super Mario' celebrates 30th anniversary

TOKYO (AFP) - Nintendo will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Super Mario, one of the best-known characters in video game history, at an event in Tokyo Sunday evening where artists will play his theme music to fans dressed up as the hyperactive plumber.


Apple makes splash with waterproof iPhones

San Francisco (AFP) - Apple on Wednesday set out to make a splash with new waterproof iPhones, a smartphone game starring Nintendo's beloved "Mario" and a push on wireless headphones.

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Pokemon Go craze finally hits Japan

TOKYO (AFP) - Pikachu was welcomed home by thousands of enthusiastic gamers Friday as the global phenomenon of Pokemon Go finally launched in Japan, extending a wildly successful franchise that is part of the national social fabric.