Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company’s transition from traditional playing-card maker to video game giant, has died. He was 85.
Nintendo is cutting the price of its Wii U video-game system as it braces for the fall release of new, competing consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
Sony is poised to unveil the next PlayStation game console on Feb. 20, giving them a bit of a head start over Redmond based Microsoft’s expected announcement of an Xbox 360 successor in June.
U.S. retail sales of new video-game hardware, software and accessories fell 11 percent in November. But last month represented the smallest decrease so far this year, helped in part by the launch of Redmond based Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U.
Redmond’s Nintendo America is releasing plenty of new items, just in time for the holidays! More Mario! More Zelda! Whoopee!