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Nintendo shifts some Switch production from China to Vietnam

Nintendo Co. plans to start making its Switch video game console in Vietnam this year, transferring some of its production from China, a company spokesman said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

Doug Bowser to take over Nintendo’s U.S. division

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk famously suggested that there is a high likelihood that humanity is living within a computer simulation. On Thursday, Nintendo offered some evidence to bolster that theory …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

Nintendo’s newest Smash Bros. game showcases its odd relationship with esports

The hands-on demos and tournament represent a huge promotional push by Nintendo for the latest installment of its beloved Smash Bros. series, a fighting game that pits some of Nintendo’s …


Esports take over E3 as Nintendo plans a surprise for Switch gamer competitors; how to watch Tuesday

Professional gamers will compete June 12 on a new version of “Super Smash Bros” that they have never played.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Nintendo harnesses power of smartphones, Pokemon and Switch

Nintendo Co. is bringing together the magnetic appeal of Pokemon, smartphones and the Switch console into an interlinked gaming experience.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 6:22 p.m.

Popular SNES Classic preorders sell out quickly at local GameStops

A miniaturized version of the 1991 classic gaming console was announced for preorder Tuesday morning at area GameStop retailers, but clerks reported fast sell-outs. More machines will be available on …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

Nintendo will offer a $20 subscription to play old-school games on the Switch

Nintendo had some good news and some bad news to announce Thursday about its upcoming suite of online services for its Switch console, which will add some much-anticipated features such …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Nintendo in need of hit with its Switch

Nintendo is trying to erase the divide between video games played in the living room and on the go. And the highly anticipated launch of its Nintendo Switch system on …


Mario headed to parks: Nintendo and Universal join forces

Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo are joining forces to add video game characters to the theme park company’s resorts.


Nintendo combines portable and home gaming with Switch

Nintendo has announced a new gaming system that combines a portable handheld device with a dock to use at home.


Tokyo Olympics play on Super Mario’s global appeal

Take that, Pokemon. On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario, the eponymous hero of …


Nintendo will sell mini version of its NES, packed with retro games

( SEATTLE – Nintendo is diving deep into the well of nostalgia.


Nintendo looks to filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth. Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday details are undecided but the work might be a theater or …


John Blanchette: Howard Lincoln’s departure from Mariners worthy of a parade

Surely it can’t be a coincidence that Howard Lincoln’s leave-taking came on the day the Seattle Mariners found themselves atop the American League West standings, two glorious games over .500.


Spokane gamers hosting multi-state ‘Smash Bros.’ tournament

As street basketball fans descended upon downtown Spokane last month for the annual Hoopfest festivities, a different class of gamer was flicking joysticks for real cash across town. Chris Hardin, …


Local brothers score big at Wii national games

For many teens, the final days of summer break are for sleeping in and kicking back before school, homework and extracurricular activities take over. For South Hill teens Greg and …