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August 28, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Nintendo fires back with Wii U price cut, new 2DS tablet, Zelda specials

Don’t write off Nintendo just yet.

To boost its standing in the three-way battle with Sony and Microsoft this holiday season, Nintendo today cut the price of its “Deluxe” Wii U by $50 and announced an entry-level DS handheld gaming system with two screens on a wedge-shaped tablet.

At just $130, the new 2DS looks like it will be a hit this holiday season. At the least it will give Nintendo a quasi tablet to compete against the iPad, Kindle Fire and other Web tablets that are luring buyers away from dedicated gaming systems.



Comments | Topics: 2DS, gadgets, games and entertainment

June 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM

E3 first-takes, videos: Ryse, Fantasia, Killzone, Mad Max and Kitty Mario

LOS ANGELES _ If you play video games, forget about getting much done this holiday season and beyond. Companies here at E3 are showing intoxicating, alluring new titles that will make it nearly impossible for a generation of players to pull themselves away from their consoles and big-screen TVs. It’s a modern version of the land of…


Comments | Topics: e3, Fantasia, Killzone

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