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Nintendo to Launch Character Figurines that Interact with Video Games

NFPNintendoNintendo is planning a new line of character figurines that can communicate with video games, similar to Activision’s Skylanders and Disney Infinity. The new Nintendo Figurine Platform (NFP) was announced last Thursday by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata at the company’s annual financial briefing.

“Other than using character IP in Nintendo’s video game software, we need to start a new business that will someday become one of our core activities,” said Iwata. He stressed the importance of taking risks and coming up with interesting ways for Nintendo to leverage its character intellectual property. [Read more...]

Wii U: A New Console for Nintendo


Nintendo unveiled its new console, Wii U, at the E3 Expo. The Wii U console includes a controller with a 6.2–inch screen, creating an entirely new video gaming experience.

Some of the controller’s features include an accelerometer and a gyroscope, a rumble feature, an inward-facing camera, a microphone, and speakers. By adding these features to the controller’s classic buttons, the console can appeal to both casual and dedicated video game players.

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