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  1. July 30, 2014

    Nintendo -- Is the game up?

    Weee! Or Wii, that is. The plunge in Nintendo’s profitability continues. Wednesday’s first quarter earnings announcement,...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Nintendo losses widen amid falling console sales

    Nintendo suffered a greater first-quarter loss than it anticipated as the Japanese video games group battled falling sales...

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  1. Special Report: Investing in Japan 2013

    The government is stirring hopes that it will adopt bold measures to deregulate indust...
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  1. July 23, 2014

    Sega vs Nintendo: a review of Console Wars by Blake J Harris

    Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J Harris HarperCollins/Atlantic;...

  2. July 13, 2014

    Owen Mahoney of Nexon: a US geek at the helm of a Japanese game developer

    If a tech geek could design a dream CV, it would probably look a lot like Owen Mahoney’s. He earned spare cash as a teenager...

  3. June 10, 2014

    Sony woos gamers with beefed up PS4

    Sony, the Japanese consumer electronics group, is beefing up its PlayStation 4 game player as it seeks to capitalise on an...

  4. June 9, 2014

    Sony outplays Nintendo in game console sales

    Sony has topped Nintendo in annual sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years – a bittersweet victory as...

  5. May 7, 2014

    Five things to look for in Japanese results

    Japan’s earnings season picks up with Toyota, SoftBank, Nintendo and Toshiba all reporting full-year results this week. The...

  6. March 21, 2014

    Games makers dare to dream of a virtual reality future

    For the past 20 years, virtual reality has been just that: a technological dream that failed to break through into the real...

  7. March 7, 2014

    Microsoft brings out giant robots in battle for console dominance

    Microsoft is not just pulling out the big guns as it battles with Sony for dominance of the games console market. It is...

  8. January 30, 2014

    Nintendo trips up on lack of mobile strategy

    Shares in Nintendo shed another 4 per cent on Thursday after a strategy briefing from the Japanese video games group failed...

  9. January 29, 2014

    Nintendo: Four things to watch for at its strategy briefing

    Nintendo warns of Y25bn loss Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, will be in Tokyo on Thursday to hold a strategy briefing...

  10. January 29, 2014

    Nintendo president’s pay halved as results disappoint

    Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata’s pay will be cut in half from February to June this year as the Japanese company’s...

  11. January 26, 2014

    Nintendo: Wii need to talk about consoles

    Terrible earnings are great news for anyone trying to force a strategic overhaul. Nintendo’s profits warning this month was...

  12. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    Iteration versus disruption

    Matt Yglesias at Slate has been on a quixotic campaign to stop the total devaluation of disruption as a term. Thank Steve...

  13. FT Alphaville

    January 20, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan has a look at the unlikely prospect of a Berkshire Hathaway dividend. NEWS PSA...

  14. January 19, 2014

    Nintendo’s declining sales put change of game plan on cards

    Shares in Nintendo tumbled nearly a fifth Monday morning as investors responded to the Japanese company’s warning that it no...

  15. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE For the “2010 China Credit / Credit Equals Gold #1 Collective Trust Product” bugs out...

  16. January 17, 2014

    Nintendo slashes earnings outlook to a loss on grim sales

    Nintendo warns of Y25bn loss Nintendo has slashed its full-year earnings forecast to a loss after a tough holiday season,...

  17. January 8, 2014

    Nintendo: consoling news

    Now that China will permit the sale of foreign game consoles, suppose Nintendo sells its Wii U at, say, $300 to, say, 2 per...

  18. FT Alphaville

    January 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy has a look at the distribution of Bitcoin fortunes. Dan finds that some of the...

  19. January 7, 2014

    China ends ban on foreign game consoles

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

  20. November 28, 2013

    Apple prepares for push into gaming market

    While the Xbox One console is delivering Apple-like revolutions to TV viewing, the iPhone maker could yet take on Microsoft,...

  21. November 13, 2013

    Sony confident of meeting PlayStation 4 sales target

    Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, said he is confident that the Japanese electronics group will reach...

  22. October 31, 2013

    Nintendo: when bad news is good

    When targets look impossible, maintaining them is brave – or foolish. Nintendo’s bold targets for Wii U sales are misguided,...

  23. October 18, 2013

    Supercell finds success but questions remain over sustainability

    Video games rivals battle to maintain success For a sense of how fast the video games industry is changing, look no further...

  24. September 20, 2013

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo president, 1927-2013

    The mobile video game revolution started with an absent chauffeur. It was the late 1970s and Hiroshi Yamauchi needed someone...

  25. September 19, 2013

    Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85

    Hiroshi Yamauchi, a former president of Japan’s Nintendo who turned the company from a small family business into a gaming...

  26. September 17, 2013

    Video games are this decade’s cutting-edge art form

    What do the books of Terry Pratchett, the film Iron Man 3 and the video game Grand Theft Auto V have in common? The answer...

  27. September 17, 2013

    Fans queue at midnight for ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

    One of the most expensive computer games ever made went on sale on Tuesday, greeted by five-star reviews and midnight queues...

  28. August 28, 2013

    Nintendo cuts prices in console wars

    Nintendo is preparing for new competition from Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 by cutting its console prices,...

  29. July 25, 2013

    Film reviews: Frances Ha, The Wolverine, Dial M for Murder, Blackfish, Viramundo and Days of Grace

    I’m not sure what Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha is about, which is one reason I like it so much. (I offer only the...

  30. July 1, 2013

    Zynga brings in Xbox head to turn it round

    Zynga has replaced founder Mark Pincus as chief executive, bringing in Xbox head Don Mattrick to try to pull off a turnround...

  31. June 14, 2013

    Letter from Lex: listening devices

    Wonder what the NSA might know about Vodafone’s intentions for its 45 per cent stake in Verizon. After weeks of intense...

  32. June 13, 2013

    Nintendo: not so smartphone

    Congratulations to Sony: the only Tokyo large-cap still up 100 per cent year to date and helped this week by buzz...

  33. June 10, 2013

    Sony ignites games console price battle

    The price battle has begun in the next-generation console wars, with Sony unveiling its PlayStation 4 at $399 in the US,...

  34. June 9, 2013

    Microsoft gets flak from core Xbox gamers

    Microsoft is at risk of alienating one of its core audiences with the release of its new Xbox games console – just weeks...

  35. May 12, 2013

    Sennheiser fights fake electronic goods

    Manufacturers of high-performance consumer electronics products are battling a flood of low-quality counterfeit products,...

  36. FT Tech Hub

    May 10, 2013

    Ouya looks beyond Kickstarter for more funds

    Ouya, the open-source games console, has become the first Kickstarter tech project to graduate to a more traditional funding...

  37. April 25, 2013

    Nintendo, Shiseido, Canon: yen for change

    Sometimes, a 15 per cent fall in your currency is just not enough. Updates from Nintendo, Shiseido and Canon are a reminder...

  38. April 24, 2013

    LulzSec hacking group ‘Leader’ arrested

    SYDNEY, April 24 – Australian Federal Police have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group...

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