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Mastercard and Visa to ERADICATE password authentication

Mastercard and Visa are removing the need for users to enter their passwords for identity confirmation as part of a revamp of the existing (oft-criticised) 3-D Secure scheme. The arrival of 3D Secure 2.0 next year will see the credit card giants moving away from the existing system of secondary static passwords to authorise …
John Leyden, 14 Nov 2014
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Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle

Nintendo is reeling after it posted a $96m loss on the quarter to June 30. The Mario maker said that the quarter, its first of the fiscal year, brought total sales of 74.69bn Yen ($726m), down 8.4 per cent over last year's quarter, and a net income loss of 9.92bn Yen ($96m) compared to a 8.62bn profit last year. That eyebrow- …
Shaun Nichols, 30 Jul 2014
The Register breaking news

Engineer's $30m windfall from Nintendo 3DS patent spat SLASHED by beak

A US judge has halved a $30.2m payout awarded to an inventor by a jury in a patent infringement trial involving Nintendo's 3DS console. The panel of peers in New York handed ex-Sony engineer Seijiro Tomita the multimillion-dollar damages after finding that Ninty had infringed his patented 3D display technology - which allows …
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Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss

Facing a looming $219m loss, Nintendo today restated its mission “to pursue its basic strategy of compelling products that anyone can enjoy, regardless of age, gender or gaming experience”. This is marketing speak for targeting occasional players, in particular the very young and the old, folk who might not normally be …
Tony Smith, 30 Jan 2013
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Slim debut sales for fatter Nintendo 3DS

The 3DS XL was picked up by less than 10,000 UK punters following its British debut this past Saturday, underlining the decline handheld consoles have experienced over the years. While Ninty has yet to officially release official sales figures, initial estimates tacitly said to have been made by market watcher Chart-Track show …
Caleb Cox, 1 Aug 2012
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Nintendo 3DS XL review

Review Nintendo has supersized its 3DS with a 4.9in screen that's almost twice the size area of its predecessor. The handheld goes on sale this week, but if you're unsure whether its worth the upgrade, here's what we thought after a weekend of gaming on it. Nintendo 3DS XL With the enlarged display more or less the only improvement …
Caleb Cox, 31 Jul 2012

Nintendo supersizes 3DS

Nintendo has revealed an larded-up 3DS handheld console with a display almost twice the size of its predecessor, although the absence of other improvements has left fans up in arms. The Nintendo 3DS XL ups its two display sizes from 3.53in and 3.02in, to 4.88in and 4.18in, respectively. Battery life has been improved …
Caleb Cox, 22 Jun 2012
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Nintendo puts 3DS in the Louvre

Nintendo has bridged the gap between videogames and art through a partnership with the Louvre which will see visitors use 3DS consoles as an interactive tour guide. Parisian holidaymakers and anyone popping along to the museum for a glimpse of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, now have the option to take Ninty consoles with them for an in …
Caleb Cox, 12 Apr 2012
Razer's concept Project Fiona gaming tablet

Mobile gaming: battle of the gadgets

Feature Reg Hardware Mobile Week Gamers are everywhere nowadays. Often gamers who don't even consider themselves gamers. Take the woman beside me on the Sardine Express to London last week. Late-30s, attractive, suited and well-manicured – far removed from the stereotypical gamer. But there she was, 7:30 in the morning on a packed …
Andrew Bailey, 2 Mar 2012
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Ageing Mario blamed for Nintendo's woes

Mario has been blamed for Nintendo's less-than satisfactory turnaround in 2011, after a Japanese newspaper claimed the mascot hampers the company's ability to evolve into the digital age. The "curse of Mario" has hindered Nintendo's progress into a new market of DLC and smaller indie games, Sankei News reports. "As the game …
Caleb Cox, 17 Feb 2012
The Register breaking news

Nintendo cuts full-year forecast – by BILLIONS

The mighty yen and weak sales have combined to take a whack out of Nintendo, forcing the Japanese gaming firm to forecast an even bigger full-year loss. MARIO_POWER_UP The Wii and 3DS maker had previously estimated a net loss for the financial year ending in March of ¥20 billion (£164.2m), but it's now preparing itself to …
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Best-selling games of 2011 revealed

CES 2012 Week With World+Dog's attention focused on the new gadgets on show at CES this week, games trade organisation UKIE decided the time was right to reveal which were the UK's top selling games of 2011. It should come as no surprise who shot to first place. For the third year running, Activision's Call of Duty series …
Caleb Cox, 12 Jan 2012
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Weak Sony PS Vita sales prompt price-cuts

Sony's PlayStation Vita experienced a rapid decline in sales during its second week on Japanese shelves, prompting suggestions the company may have to reduce the console's price. Several retailers are unofficially doing so already. According to sales rankings provided by local market watcher Media Create, during the week …
Caleb Cox, 4 Jan 2012
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Sony PS Vita sales fall shy of 3DS launch volume

Mobile-mad Japanese gamers bought 321,400 PS Vita handheld consoles this past weekend, local market watcher Enterbrain has revealed. A lot of units, to be sure, but behind Nintendo's 3DS launch, which saw 371,000 units snapped up in a similar two-day period. The original PSP clocked up two-day launch sales of 166,000 units …
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2011
Wii U

Nintendo reiterates plans for 2012 Wii U launch

Nintendo head honcho Satoru Iwata has stated again that the Wii U will be released next year, promising a final build will be on show at E3 in June 2012. The announcement means we'll probably have to wait until the summer for an official Wii U launch, although we could be tapping our thumbs even longer as the company attempts …
Caleb Cox, 28 Oct 2011

Nintendo 3DS gets more stick

Nintendo is touting an attachment to the 3DS, which plonks an additional slide pad to the right of the button set and readies the handheld machine for dual-stick gaming action. This extra functionality puts it on a par with more conventional console controllers. Whispers of such a device have been around a while now, but the …
Caleb Cox, 13 Sep 2011
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Nintendo said to be readying replacement for 3DS

Nintendo may be preparing a 3DS revision that plays down the handheld's ability to display games and media in 3D. So says French-language website 01net, citing the outpourings of an unnamed Nintendo employee, who claimed the move has been prompted by parental fears that the 3DS' screen will mess with their nippers' eyes - and …
Tony Smith, 23 Aug 2011
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Smartphones rain on Sony PS Vita parade

Analysts have predicted grim times for the PlayStation Vita, with Sony set to lose money on every unit it sells. SMBC Nikko Securities analyst Kazuharu Miura reckons the company will sell 2.5 million Vita units by the end of March 2012, but will lose roughly ¥5000 (£40) on each unit, Bloomburg Japan reports. Miura said the …
Caleb Cox, 16 Aug 2011

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