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Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

...for 78 percent of the home-console market in Japan, thrashing Microsoft Corp. of the U.S. and local competitor Nintendo Co., but Tokyo-based Sony Corp. won't give a regional breakdown of recent sales.Microsoft's Xbox One is set...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-01/sony-wooing-japanese-ps4-d
Nintendo says no to virtual equality in life game

...gay 23-year-old Nintendo fan from Mesa, Arizona, launched the campaign last month, urging Kyoto, Japan-based Nintendo Co. and its subsidiary Nintendo of America Inc. to add same-sex relationship options to English versions of the hand-held...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-07/nintendo-says-no-virtual-e
TVii a solid offering on Wii U

...screen, which measures 6.2 inches diagonally.Handling these different sources of video at once is a tall order, and Nintendo Co. does it pretty well. No one else has combined live and Web TV as seamlessly before. As the lines blur between the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2013-01-12/tvii-solid-offering-wii-u
Microsoft reveals new Xbox console

...and want to share things."The Xbox One is the third entry in the latest round of the "console wars." It follows Nintendo Co.'s launch of the Wii U in November and Sony Corp.'s tease of the PlayStation 4. Each of the new consoles has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-21/microsoft-reveals-new-xbox
Wii U blows up dual-screen gaming

...allows a group of people playing the same game together to have different experiences depending on the controller used. Nintendo Co. calls this "asymmetric gaming."In the mini-game collection Nintendo Land, you can shoot arrows or fling throwing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-11-21/wii-u-blows-dual-screen-gaming
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...first former Soviet republic to join the single currency club.Nintendo says 3-D games harm kids' eyesTOKYO --- Nintendo Co. says 3-D games on its highly anticipated new handheld console could harm the eyesight of children 6 or younger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-01-01/business-news
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Biz bits

...In other newsTHE SUCCESSOR TO Nintendo's hit Wii console will arrive next year. In disclosing its plans Monday, Nintendo Co. didn't say what the new system will do. The Japanese company plans to show a playable model of the new console...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-04-25/biz-bits
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Game characters get smarter -- and less predictable

...Only the latest generation of gaming consoles, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Co.'s Wii, are powerful enough to handle such complex animation systems.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/31/ent_467676.shtml
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Another Wii Christmas

...A year after its launch, the video game console sells out almost immediately when it reaches stores, even after Nintendo Co. has ramped up production several times. "Right now, if you work at it, it's not too hard," said John Lawrence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/21/bus_153314.shtml
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Casual computer games go upscale and costly to develop

...something fundamentally new to become a breakaway hit." Katherine Franco, 25, has been gaming since 1989, when Nintendo Co. released "Tetris" on the Game Boy. She said high-budget graphics might distract her from "staying in the groove...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/27/liv_106111.shtml
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