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The Nintendo Switch is a smash hit - but a top Nintendo exec says it's not giving up on the 3DS

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The Nintendo 3DS portable console was a no-show at Nintendo's E3 presentation this week.
However, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime tells Bloomberg that the 3DS business is actually on an uptick, and the company plans to support it alongside its newer Nintendo Switch.
He says that the 3DS is intended for kids and younger gamers - it's cheaper, and offers titles from almost every major Nintendo franchise.
Regardless, it's pretty clear that Nintendo is placing its future bets on the smash-hit Switch.
Like the rest of the world, I'm insanely hyped for " Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...
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Nintendo Switch Exclusive Games May Have Loot Boxes Hints Nintendo Boss

Nintendo Switch Exclusive Games May Have Loot Boxes Hints Nintendo Boss

7 days ago   |   By N4G

In a move that may make long-time Nintendo fans uncomfortable, Fils-Aime voiced his support for loot boxes.
Loot boxes, broadly speaking, have gotten a bit of a bad rap. The game mechanic of buying something that youre not sure whats inside is as old as baseball cards. What we believe at Nintendo is that a gameplay mechanic that offers the consumer something to buy that theyre not sure whats inside can be interesting as long as thats not the only way you can get those items. And thats where some developers have made some mistakes. For us, its one of many mechanics we can use to drive...
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Nintendo boss says loot boxes have 'gotten a bit of a bad rap'

Nintendo boss says loot boxes have 'gotten a bit of a bad rap'

7 days ago   |   By Gamasutra

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Amie has thrown his two cents into the loot box debate, and says the polarizing monetization model has "gotten a bit of a bad rap." ...
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