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Collectable amusement: Depending on their rarity, vintage video games can  command serious cash thanks to a resurgence in interest – ‘Snatcher’ (above) by ‘Metal Solid Gear’ creator Kojima can fetch €300

Video games had humble beginnings, but these days, they are multimillion dollar products. Budgets for developing big games run into tens of millions (...)

A boy plays Nintendo’s game console prior to a parade where Pokémon’s character Pikachu attends, in Yokohama, Japan. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo has cut its annual profit outlook as income-eroding yen strength overwhelmed an earnings bounce from its popular Pok(...)

Nintendo Switch: The console’s success will be crucial to Nintendo as the firm still places console gaming at the centre of its business, even as casual gaming shifts from livingrooms to smartphones

Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch, the Japanese firm’s next-generation gaming console, as the company makes efforts to catch up with rivals Sony a(...)

The success of Nintendo’s new device will be crucial to the firm as it still places console gaming at the centre of its business. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Japan’s Nintendo said it will release a short video on Thursday of the next-generation game console it plans to launch globally in March – an announce(...)

The NES Retro Bluetooth Speaker’s rechargeable battery lasts for about eight hours.

Bluetooth speakers don’t have to be sleek, shiny and a ultra-modern. They can also take inspiration from some of the great bygone eras. Take this retr(...)

New “breakthrough” wireless earphones called AirPods were unveiled in San Francisco for those wanting to go wireless. The AirPods contain sensors that can tell when they are in a user’s ears, and can be connected to an iPhone or Apple Watch by opening the smart box they come in, that also charges them. Apple said they would have five hours of battery life. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

New iPhones and the second version of the Apple Watch were among the new products announced by Apple at its latest product launch. The event, held i(...)

Pokémon Go players in Parque Kennedy in the Peruvian capital, Lima. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Top video game companies, caught off guard by the runaway success of Pokémon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented-reality app (...)

Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 100 million times, and earns more than $10 million a day. Using paid partnerships would reduce the game’s reliance on in-app purchases, said Niantic’s chief executive John Hanke. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The creator of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokémon Go is exploring more sponsorships by companies that want to attract character-hunting players to their(...)

A Pokemon appears on the screen next to a woman as a man plays Pokemon Go” in Bryant Park in New York. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Pokémon may be the craze of the moment, but not everyone is so keen to “catch ‘em all”. A US man has filed a legal action against Niantic, who made th(...)

Millions of fanboys and fangirls around the world swooned collectively when Nintendo announced the release of the NES Classic Edition gaming console. (...)

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