Nintendo's Wii U is a next-generation gaming console that comes with a large touchscreen controller -- which changes how the games are played. CNNMoney got its hands on the highly anticipated device.
At the world's biggest showcase for video games, Nintendo made the biggest splash this week with the unveiling of Wii U -- the next generation of its popular, motion-controlled gaming system.
In the tech world, new product names are always mocked relentlessly for at least a day or two.
In the ever-growing society of video-game culture, E3 is the coming-out party.
For video game fans, many of the gadgets and accessories designed to support today's games are as unique and imaginative as the games themselves.
The Wii, once the cutting edge of video game technology, is headed the way of the Atari 2600 and the Sega Genesis.
Nintendo has officially confirmed it will launch a successor to its vastly popular gaming console Wii in 2012.
In 2010, seniors competed in the National Senior League's Spring Wii Bowling Championship. WPBF reports.
Nintendo could be revealing a HD successor to the Wii console this summer, according to new reports.
With hundreds of titles available in dozens of genres, choosing a holiday gift for the gamer on your list is never simple. It's even harder in 2010, with thousands of downloadable games, social games and iPhone apps competing for gamers' attention, as well.
If there's one fundamental truth about video games, it's that smash hits tend to leave a lasting impression.
It's official: Sony Computer Entertainment has launched its much-hyped Move controller for the Sony PlayStation 3, a motion-sensing peripheral that lets you interact with games by waving the device in front of the television.
NHL2K11 (2KSports/Visual Concepts) tries to bring realism to sports on the Wii, but falls short because of control issues and a spotty artificial intelligence.
Four years ago, Nintendo's gesture-tracking Wii system proved the power of motion controls to extend the mainstream appeal of video games.
The more things change, the more they play the same.
Whether or not you've played the original "Sin & Punishment," a Japanese cult classic that debuted on the Nintendo 64 a decade ago, action fans looking for a frantic and bizarre ride need look no further than "Sin & Punishment: Star Successor" for the Nintendo Wii.
Are you a wiz at Wii bowling? Do you have mad Mario Kart skills? Here's your chance to prove it.
Nintendo's jump into 3-D gaming and "Rage," a game that combines racing with first-person shooting, topped the list of nominees in "The Best of E3 2010."
Microsoft and Sony have set their targets squarely on Nintendo -- and the casual gamers that made the Wii the most successful video game console of its generation.
The Sony PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox made moves on Nintendo's Wii at the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- the three days each year when all eyes are on the video-gaming world.
In January, sales were up 13 percent over the year before, reported industry analyst the NPD Group, and that trend continued in February, with a 10 percent boost over 2008.
Now that video game sales have eclipsed Hollywood box office revenues and sales of music CDs, you can bet your bitmaps some extraordinarily good games were released in 2009.
Like a well-placed power-up, the right gift can light up the eyes of that video gamer in your life.
More than 500 seniors participated in a Wii bowling championship in an effort to improve their quality of life.
A world record was set recently in Houston, Texas. It wasn't the world's fastest quarter-mile run, the world's largest pumpkin or even the world's heaviest man. It was, however, as stunning to witness: the world's largest senior citizen Wii bowling tournament, as confirmed by Guinness World Records.
In the future, cameras at security checkpoints could gauge your threat level by natural signals coming from your body.
Nintendo said it is cutting the price of its popular Wii video-game console by $50 to $199.99.
Nintendo on Thursday announced the first price cut for its Wii games console following declining sales and price competition from Microsoft and Sony.
G4TV's Blair Herter takes a look at the news and distractions at this years E3 convention in Los Angeles.
It took a while but video game sales might finally be feeling the effects of the slow economy. The industry that's often been hailed as recession-proof has posted some dismal sales numbers recently.
If you're finding difficulty keeping your New Year's fitness resolutions, don't fret.
The dollar's freefall against the yen could hurt your chances of scoring a hot Christmas deal on a Sony LCD TV or the Nintendo Wii Fit.
Kevin Pereira, host of Attack of the Show on G4TV, talks about the new releases for the big three gaming consoles.
Even though the Nintendo Wii makes use of wireless technology, you still need a wire to attach the nunchuk accessory to the Wii remote for selected games that require it.
Thanks to its innovative wireless controls, family-friendly games and relatively inexpensive price tag, the Nintendo Wii is hotter than the dancing flames in Donkey Kong.
Ever wanted to see who would win in a fight between Nintendo's Mario and Sega's Sonic? Now you can in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a cartoon fighting game for the Nintendo Wii.
In decades past, major manufacturers could count on consumers being relatively passive about the product experience.
The toymakers' motto for 2008: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
CNN's Matt West is in gadget heaven at the International Consumer Electronics Show.
The latest new TVs, MP3 players, computers and pretty much any other shiny and expensive gadget you can think of will be on display next week in Las Vegas, Nevada, long before they make their way to your local big-box electronic store.
The U.S. toy industry may have a subpar holiday season as nervous parents look for alternatives to traditional toys, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's Equity Reseach.
If you grew up with a Nintendo Entertainment System in your house, then you no doubt remember the Zapper, the gray (or bright orange) light gun that let you shoot at ducks, bull's-eyes, and banditos. After almost 20 years, Nintendo has brought the Zapper, at least in name, to the Nintendo Wii. It's available in stores today for just $20, and it includes a free game, Link's Crossbow Training.
Online retailers were set to break one-day records for traffic and sales, as consumers hunted down Cyber Monday bargains.
It was only half an hour into Black Friday, and a customer at the Toys 'R' Us flagship store in Manhattan's Times Square was already yelling, "The Zunes are done!"
New York's Broadway strike hurts restaurants and hotels. CNN's Maggie Lake reports.
Nintendo, thanks to the Wii, its groundbreaking game system, is not just the toast of the video game industry. It has also been a hot stock on Wall Street.
If the talented developers who created "Manhunt 2" put half as much effort into making the game fun as they did shocking, it might be worth picking up. But this is not the case as this disturbing violent game is simply an average adventure that delivers more kills than thrills -- not to mention some annoying technical glitches that can also mar the experience.
Can your data be retrieved after your computer is damaged? Computer expert Ken Colburn has the answers.
Thousands of angry videogame fans are hitting the blogosphere as word spreads that Nintendo won't be able to deliver enough of its popular Wii gaming console to meet demand this holiday season.
''Halo 3'' is now on store shelves around the world. CNN's Phil Black was there when it hit the red carpet in Britain.
Sports video games are like birthdays: You more or less know what to expect when they roll around each year, but some are simply better than others.
Thanks to its unique motion-sensing controllers, the Nintendo Wii has enjoyed critical and commercial success by offering fresh new game-play experiences.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by a ratio of more than 4 to 1 in Japan in July, game magazine publisher Enterbrain said Friday.
[MISS] Not ready for prime time. Even as the major carriers struggled with low adoption rates for video, it appeared that upstart Amp'd Mobile had found a demographic sweet spot producing original content for its young, hip audience. Its first hit show, an animated series called Lil' Bush, functioned as both effective viral marketing and Trojan horse for the upselling of premium content, drawing subscribers to a platform that yielded 4 million downloads of video, music, and games in the first quarter of 2007 and leading Amp'd to a revenue-per-user tally more than twice the industry average. Yet in June, even as it was making history by becoming the first to take a show from the tiny screen to the small one -- striking a deal with Comedy Central for a half-hour weekly TV version of Lil' Bush -- Amp'd filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying that its "back-end infrastructure was unable to keep up with customer demand."
Nintendo Co. Ltd. said its quarterly operating profit more than tripled, driven by stellar demand for its DS and Wii game gear, and it raised its annual outlook above market expectations.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s hit Wii video game consoles will still be scarce this holiday season, a senior executive said on Wednesday.
In preparation for the iMeme: The Thinkers of Tech conference, Fortune asked dozens of technology gurus the following question: For you personally, what technology has taken the most unexpected turn in your lifetime? Click on the names to read how Esther Dyson, Bill Joy, Jonathan Schwartz, among others, answered, or simply scroll down.
Christmas really does come in July for video game geeks. The industry's biggest event of the year, the E3 Media & Business Summit, will take place during July 11 through July 13 in Santa Monica, California.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii game console outsold Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 by a ratio of over 6 to 1 in June in Japan, a game magazine publisher said, solidifying Nintendo's leading position.
The generation that grew up with "Pac-Man" and "Pong" are now having children of their own. And across the nation, fathers and their kids are finding the virtual worlds of video games a popular place to bond
Nintendo's legendary videogame designer Shigeru Miyamoto is lying face down on the floor in Kyoto, Japan, hobbled by a right cross and struggling to regain his composure. The man some credit with t...
If you think the "Iron Chef" TV show serves up a wacky culinary experience, wait until you get a taste of "Cooking Mama: Cook Off," a new video game designed for the Nintendo Wii.
Pity poor Ken Kutaragi. The creative genius behind Sony's videogame consoles -- the PlayStations 1, 2 and 3 -- announced Thursday that he would step down as CEO of the company's games division, which means his career there will end on a sour note, the sound of defeat.
A year ago it looked like game over for Nintendo's storied console business. The Kyoto-based gamemaker--whose Nintendo Entertainment System ushered in the modern age of videogames--was bleeding mar...
For you golf fans who can't make it to the course, you can tee off whenever you have a few spare minutes with two new and relatively inexpensive golf video games: "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07," now available for the Nintendo Wii, and "Infamous 18," a new fantasy golf game for personal computers.
Marc Saltzman has what many believe to be a dream job: reviewing, rating and reporting on the latest video games and gadgets.
Retail prices can be confusing. What does "list price" mean if nothing ever actually sells at list? When is a sale a genuine deal? Money Magazine explains why things cost what they do - and how to use that knowledge to get a better deal.
If "WarioWare: Smooth Moves" is any indication, it's going to be a fantastic year for Nintendo Wii owners.
Emergency rooms aren't fun, especially on Christmas Day. But that's where we were ... thanks to our new Wii.
I swore I'd never do it. I'd never be one of those people scrambling at Christmas time trying to get the "hot" toy for my kids. I'd never let commercialism command my life. And my kids' happiness would never depend on just the right piece of molded plastic. Yet there I was ... 5:30 in the morning in the Toys 'R' Us parking lot. Thirty-four degrees.
We all know the new Nintendo Wii is the number one present to give this holiday season. You've heard the stories of those who camp out in front of stores the night before shipments come in, or those who pay double the cost on eBay. It's obvious that people will do almost anything to get their hands on this hot new item.
See photos of the gadgets.
Typically, when a new video game system launches, it proves to be anticlimactic. The thrill of seeing the machine boot up the first time is very real - and the first time or two you play a game is always fun. But before long, you start to realize that the titles that came out alongside the system aren't as entertaining as you initially thought.
If nothing else, you have to give Nintendo points for courage. When competitors decided to zig as the next generation of video game systems came along, Nintendo zagged -- and that gutsy decision may well give it an enormous market share boost in the coming years.
In roughly one week, Sony's PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii will be on store shelves - and the latest round of the video game console wars will be fully joined.
Nintendo's new video game machine - dubbed Wii - will cost just $250 when it goes on sale Nov. 19 in North America, making it by far the least expensive of the next-generation systems.
Nintendo has stated numerous times that its next generation video game machine will be less expensive than the competition. Now it appears that it might be on store shelves considerably earlier than many were expecting as well.
Psst. Want to know a Wii secret?
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney.com) - While many of the games at E3 seem ready to be released within weeks, it's mostly an elaborate illusion. Demos specifically created for the show are fairly polished, but most of the games on display won't hit store shelves until the holidays - if not another year or two.
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney.com) - Nintendo hopes its new controller will be intuitive for people who are new to gaming or returning after a long absence, but it takes a while to get used to it.
LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney.com) - Gamers hoping to mark their calendars for the launch of Nintendo's new gaming system are going to have to wait a little longer.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Goodbye Revolution. Hello Wii.
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