30 years of Nintendo: 268M consoles, 385M handhelds, 4.1 BILLION games sold

Though Nintendo's Wii U may be struggling, with the latest financial quarter seeing the company sell just 160,000 of the next-gen machines, a look back at the company's 30 years in the home videogame industry shows a mind-boggling number of…

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Gerald Lynch30 years of Nintendo: 268M consoles, 385M handhelds, 4.1 BILLION games sold

Hyperkin RetroN 5 console will let you play SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy games and more

Time to dust off all those retro game cartridges sitting in the attic: Hyperkin are preparing to launch a new 5-in-one retro console called the RetroN 5 that will allow you to play games from five classic games machines from…

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Gerald LynchHyperkin RetroN 5 console will let you play SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy games and more

Analyst predicts Nintendo DS2 just 15 months away

Nintendo have totally cleaned up with the DS. Over 10 million Brits now own one; that means one sixth of the UK population are tapping away at their touchscreens. While there may still be a fair bit of life in…

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Gerald LynchAnalyst predicts Nintendo DS2 just 15 months away

Pave your garden path with some Nintendo bricks

gameboy-brick%282%29.jpgNo, we’re not referring to the original boxy Game Boys – we’re talking actual paving bricks, in the shape of Game Boy consoles!

Some chap over in the Netherlands is churning them out of his backyard shed, and charging a fine €10 each. But hey, he chucks in worldwide shipping for free, which I guess is something…until…

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Katherine HannafordPave your garden path with some Nintendo bricks

Chinavision's solar-powered MP4 player and Nintendo emulator, for the eco-friendly software pirate

Don’t go killing the planet while playing pirated old Nintendo games!

The Mobile Power Station is being sold as a nice little media player, only, thanks to the Chinese and their total lack of respect for international copyright agreements, it comes with NES, Game Boy and Game Boy Colour emulators pre-installed by the kindly factory workers.

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Gary CutlackChinavision's solar-powered MP4 player and Nintendo emulator, for the eco-friendly software pirate

Mod of the year week: portable NES

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We only changed it from the mod of the year to the mod of the week, as history dictates that Ninty fanboys will one day manage to create a personal Shigeru Miyamoto clone, shrunk down to pocket-size, who can guide you through impossible levels like the last castle in New Super Mario Bros., all the while yelling out words of encouragement such as “Itsa me, Mario!”

Whoever modded this NES into a handheld module no doubt has a GBA and even a DS. Heck, I bet he has all of Nintendo’s handhelds…

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Katherine HannafordMod of the year week: portable NES