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(...)

Japanese game maker Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi attends a news conference in Tokyo in a 1999 file photo. Photograph: Reuters

Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who built the company into a video game giant from a maker of playing cards during more than half a centur(...)