Nintendo shifts some Switch production from China to Vietnam

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. plans to start making its Switch video game console in Vietnam this year, transferring some of its production from China, a company spokesman said Tuesday. ...

Nintendo profit jumps 39% on Switch software sales

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is reporting a 39% rise in profit for the fiscal year through March on healthy software sales for its popular Switch console. The ...

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___ IPWhoa: What to know before joining this year's IPO parade NEW YORK (AP) — A parade of well-known technology companies will make their stocks available to every...

Streaming to subscriptions: Video games enter new frontiers

NEW YORK (AP) — The video game industry is entering new frontiers. In the past, you plunked down $60 at GameStop for a copy of Grand Theft Auto or Madden NFL and played it out — afte...

Taiwanese man arrested with over 6,000 counterfeit Nintendo Amiibo game cards from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 35 year old Taiwanese man has been arrested for selling counterfeit Amiibo collectable game cards that are compatible with Nintendo Switch video games, and sold with col...

China’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission accused of plagiarizing Super Mario

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission uploaded a video on its Weibo page which was accused of plagiarizing Super Mario. In the video, titled “Sup...

Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's president says the Kyoto-based video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises is counting on business outside the game sector for future growth as sales for its...

Jeff Gordon altered NASCAR landscape on way to Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on "Thursday Night Thunder" to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little...

Nintendo's quarterly profit rises on hit Switch games

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo, the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, is reporting a 25 percent jump in its fiscal third quarter profit, boosted by the popularity of game...

Nintendo Switch language update includes 'Taiwanese'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Among the new icons and languages rolled out in the new update for the Nintendo Switch, the hybrid console now includes "Taiwanese," according an announcement by Nint...

'Tech addicts' seek solace in 12 steps and rehab

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — We like to say we're addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service. But for some people, tech gets in the way of daily functio...

Asian shares skid as Huawei CFO arrest revives trade jitters

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock prices skidded Thursday following the arrest of a senior official at Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei that could derail progress in China-U.S. trade talks. ...

The growing pains of being Alessia Cara

NEW YORK (AP) — One day Alessia Cara got a request from a friend: Write a song about my breakup. "He was like, 'Listen, I'm not a songwriter, I'm not good at writing. Could you maybe...

65,000 trainers attend opening day of Pokémon GO event in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 65,000 trainers (Pokémon GO players), including foreigners, attended the opening day of the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event yesterday (Nov. 1) in the southern T...

Nintendo quarterly profit up on Switch console, game sales

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co., the Japanese video-game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, has recorded a 12 percent gain in its profit in July-September on the back of healthy Switch con...