Nintendo kills Wii Speak, says you should use third-party stuff

After it pretty much stopped being used by anyone, Nintendo has said it will extremely scale back availability of the Wii Speak peripheral and is instead encouraging gamers to use third-party products.

Nintendo confident it can still attract Wii "late adopters"

To some, it may seem like the end is near for the Wii. To Nintendo, that's far from the case.

Nintendo WiiWare digital downloads get free demos

Finally meeting up with a system that the PS3 and Xbox 360 digital download systems have had from day one, Nintendo will soon begin offering playable demos for its downloadable WiiWare games.

Nintendo tells developer to stay away from Wii Speak

It's not often that a company would specifically deter other companies from using its products, but that's exactly what happened between Nintendo and a developer of an upcoming online Wii game.

Wii Remotes: the new hot commmodity

Wii sales have started to taper off, but that's not stopping Nintendo from boasting about other sales numbers...

Disc-free Netflix goes to Wii, completely unannounced

Stealing the thunder away from the PS3, which is also due today to receive a special app that allows Netflix instant streaming, Nintendo has just launched a "Netflix Channel" on the Wii.

Special edition, Mario-themed red Wii goes to UK

The most colorful Wii console yet in its 4-year history is heading to the UK and inciting encouragement that it will be heading to the US as well.

Wii swells to 30 million units in the US

Although it had to chug along the finish line near the end to reach it, Nintendo has come to the latest milestone with the Wii and can now claim 30 million units sold in the US.

78- to 89-year-olds win national Wii Golf tournament

A group of senior citizens from Duluth, Georgia proved that old people can still have game.

Nintendo loses money for the first time in two years

Despite recent assurances from Nintendo that the company was not losing momentum, it today announced a net loss for its most recent quarter - the first time Nintendo has lost money in more than two years.

Next Wii will not have 3D

Not only has Nintendo been the only game console manufacturer to shy away from HD capabilities, it is now also the only one that sees absolutely no value in 3D TV gaming.

Control your Android phone with a Wii Remote

You can't do this on the iPhone: a new app is available on the Android Market that allows users to sync up their Wii controller to play games on any device running Google's mobile OS.

Nintendo profits to fall for first time in 6 years

All good things must come to an end, and for Nintendo, there were 6 years of good things. For the first time since the launch of the Wii, Nintendo projects its last-quarter income will drop from last year.

Netflix officially comes to Wii

After an initial test roll-out last month, Netflix has brought its instant streaming service to the Wii as the last of the big three consoles to offer the service's thousands of videos and TV shows on-demand.

Google partners with Nintendo for new Wii game

It sounds like an April Fool's joke but it's not, unless Nintendo is really pulling the wool over our eyes... a new page on their Japanese site details a game that actually integrates Web search results.

There are 220 million game systems in US homes

The number of game consoles and handheld systems in the US now accounts for nearly three-fourths of the population, with 220 million devices connected across the country.

Wii Netflix goes into testing phase

Netflix has begun shipping Wii discs to some members that will allow them to stream titles from Netflix's instant viewing service directly from the Nintendo console.

New peripheral converts Wii signal to HD

An electronic design company called VDIGI has released the world's first HDMI connector designed for the Nintendo Wii, offering upscaled graphics to 1080p.