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The Android version of the game  has been downloaded up to 50 million times.

The developer of Flappy Bird, currently the most popular free mobile game on Apple App Store and Google’s Android Play store, has announced that he is(...)

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has said its net profit in the October-December 2013 quarter dropped 77 per cent from a year earlier due to sales slumps and tougher competition. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/EPA

Nintendo will spend as much as 125 billion yen (€880 million) buying back shares after Christmas shoppers shunned its Wii U console and games featurin(...)

A man looks at items and accessories for Nintendo Co’s Wii U game consoles, as its 3DS portable game console software are displayed at an electronics retail store in Tokyo. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Nintendo is under pressure to consider ending production of video-game machines after reporting disappointing sales of its Wii U console and forecasti(...)

 Nintendo chief executive Satoshi Iwata has had to scale back sales projections for the Wii U console by almost 70 per cent for the business year.

What you wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall in the headquarters of Japanese games company Nintendo. Once the darling of the games industry – the co(...)

Nintendo has repeatedly had to scale back sales projections for its Wii U  console as it failed to emulate the success of its hugely popular predecessor, the Wii. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Files/Reuters

Nintendo said it expects an operating loss of 35 billion yen (€246 million) for the year to end-March, citing much weaker-than-expected sales of its W(...)

Gaming company Nintendo jumped 11 per cent in Tokyo after China lifted a 13-year ban on game consoles. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters
Asian markets on the rise

Asian stocks rose over-night, with the regional benchmark gauge on course for the first gain in five days, as the International Monetary Fund said it (...)

In spite of  restrictions, consoles such as Nintendo’s Wii were available to buyers in China, as many units were smuggled into the country. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire
China lifts ban on consoles

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have finally gained the chance to enter China’s multibillion-dollar video game market, after the Chinese authorities lift(...)

Sony Corp’s PlayStation 4 game console at Tokyo Game Show, Japan. Photograph:Yuya Shino/Files/Reuters

China has temporarily lifted a 14-year-old ban on selling video game consoles, paving the way for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to enter the world’s t(...)

Round one . . . fight! When we were compiling this list we were surprised at how many games appeared from years and decades gone by and at the vari(...)

Workers arrange new Xbox game console boxes on stage during the midnight launch event in New York last Friday.  Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

In the early hours of this morning, the Sony PS4 symbol lit up the Liffey between O’Connell Bridge and Ha’Penny Bridge in Dublin. This evening, 100 fa(...)

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