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Nintendo�s Win in Patent Case against Wii Confirmed

Plaintiff Must Pay Fees

On March 1st, 2016, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found that Nintendo�s Wii console does not infringe patents asserted by UltimatePointer, LLC.

A few years ago, the company called Ultimate Pointer started fighting big ‘N’ over the fact that the original Nintendo Wii remote controller looks and works very similar to their UPoint device as pictured above.

Well after many court battles, Nintendo as usual finally wins over this so-called patent troll, regarding their product which at least in this case did exist for a few months even tho it never took off, it was marketed towards execs to use in boardrooms instead of laser pointer, but it never took off.

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On March 1, 2016, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found that Nintendo’s Wii console does not infringe patents asserted by UltimatePointer, LLC. This decision confirms Nintendo’s win in a Seattle Federal court, where UltimatePointer claimed that the Wii infringed patent numbers 8,049,729 and 7,746,321.

The Appeals Court also confirmed the Seattle Court’s ruling that UltimatePointer was required to pay some of Nintendo’s attorney fees. UltimatePointer was found to have engaged in "bad faith, vexatious, [and] wanton" conduct when deciding to accuse products it had not investigated and that, in some cases, did not exist.

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"We are very happy with this result," said Ajay Singh, Director of Litigation and Compliance at Nintendo of America. "This case again demonstrates that Nintendo will vigorously defend itself and its innovations against patent lawsuits. It also demonstrates that, when justified, Nintendo will pursue all available options to recover attorney fees for improper litigation conduct. Nintendo continues to support reform efforts to reduce the unnecessary and inefficient burden patent cases like this one place on technology companies in the United States."



This case does not end very well at all for the owners of Ultimate Pointer, as not only did they lose their case, they were forced to pay big ‘N’ all the court fees that they have occurred over the years of fighting this long patent battle, and most likely will be the final straw that breaks this patent troll’s back.

What do you think about the case, did UPoint have a case being similar or not in regard to Wii?

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Merry Christmas To Everyone From PlayStationHaX/WiiUHaX

Merry Christmas to all of you from the staff and members of PlayStationHaX and WiiUHaX, this Christmas season will have loads of surprises and joy for both the Wii U and PlayStation scenes, so enjoy the next few days, stay safe and have fun.

Merry Christmas

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Napster Has Come To Wii U

Napster have released an official application for the Wii U, he is a statement from the Nintendo website:

Napster Has Come To Wii U

December 16th, 2015 – Nintendo of Europe and Napster announces a partnership today that will see Napster, the world-renowned music streaming service, become available onWii U, via a free downloadable application available to all Wii U owners across Europe from December 17th.

With over 34 million tracks Napster is one of the world’s leading subscription-based digital music services, offering one of the most complete online music collections. Wii U owners with a Napster Unlimited subscription will have access to the full Napster service through their Wii U console, and with the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen, will be able to easily search for a specific track, album or artist as well as browse by genre, top albums, tracks and artists, ensuring music enthusiasts can discover and play the latest releases.

The Wii U GamePad’s touch screen can also be used to access hundreds of curated radio stations by genre, artist, theme or mood, as well as Napster Playlists created by Napster’s group of resident music experts. Wii U users can also access their library of favourite tracks and personal playlists, created in the Napster app for smartphones and tablets or via the Napster web service.

To access Napster, Wii U owners will be able to download the free application from Nintendo eShop, which will allow Napster Unlimited subscribers to begin listening immediately. Wii U owners who aren’t yet Napster subscribers will be able to sign up for a 30-day free trial at theNapster website.

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Guitar hero� live hits the road

WITH IMAGINE DRAGONS: SMOKE + MIRRORS EUROPEAN TOUR

Imagine Dragons ‘Demons’ will appear in upcoming Guitar Hero Live game Band discuss playing Guitar Hero Live instead of rehearsing for the European Tour

As we inch closer and closer to the big release date for Guitar Hero Live, we learn that they are hitting the road, as one of the bands that are featured in the game are going to infact use the actual game during their warm-up sessions during their new European Tour.

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The new Guitar Hero Live will let players live out a rock star fantasy, playing to real crowds that react to your performance. Ahead of the European launch of Guitar Hero Live on 23rd October, Activision Publishing Inc., has announced an integrated tour partnership with Imagine Dragons, taking Guitar Hero Live on the road during the band’s European "Smoke + Mirrors" tour.

Fans of the band will be able to pick up the new six-button Guitar Hero controller and experience the thrill of performing live, playing Imagine Dragon’s award winning track "Demons" in the game.

Dan Reynolds, lead singer commented, "We really didn’t feel like doing actual rehearsals for our upcoming European tour, so it was fortunate timing that we could practice via Guitar Hero Live instead. Our European fans will definitely suffer as a result, but it was a lot less work." Wayne Sermon, guitarist, added, "In all seriousness, we’re all gamers, so we’re excited to let our fans experience our music in a new way through the game and especially to realise just how difficult it is for me to play my own guitar parts when you have a crowd watching you".

Fans looking for an insight into life on tour can follow Guitar Hero Live on Facebook and Instagram to view exclusive tour images. Guitar Hero Live will be playable at select tour dates.

Guitar Hero Live will be available on 23rd October on PlayStation�4 and PlayStation�3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U console and select mobile devices.

Fans can pre-order their copy of Guitar Hero Live at select retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.guitarhero.com, www.facebook.com/GuitarHero, www.youtube.com/guitarhero or follow @guitarhero on Twitter and Instagram.


With just about a week to go, before the big release, the news keeps getting louder and louder, soon we will all be breaking our eardrums and rocking our fingers until they bleed on the new Guitar Hero Live, so what system are you looking at grabbing it for?

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eShop Maintenance Monday 19th October 2015

This Monday Nintendo have scheduled some maintenance on their Wii U and 3DS eShop servers, here is a quote from the source:

eShop Maintenance

From Monday, October 19, 2015 1:00 PM
– Monday, October 19, 2015 5:00 PM Pacific Time

During the maintenance window, the following services may be unavailable.

  • Wii U
    • – Nintendo eShop
    • – Using Nintendo Network ID
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • – Nintendo eShop
    • – Using Nintendo Network ID
  • Wii
    • – Wii Shopping Channel
  • Nintendo DS
    • – Nintendo DSi Shop

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[Released] Cemu – Wii U Emulator – Wii U

Cemu – Wii U Emulator

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The Wii U scene has been getting some nice treats lately and this is another nice one, providing you have a decent enough computer to run what it will eventually become.

Exzap has released Cemu, a proof of concept Wii U Emulator, here is some information about it:

Cemu - Wii U Emulator

  • Can run encrypted Wii U images (WUD) and RPX/RPL files
  • Internal resolution is 1920×1080 (if supported by game)
  • For controller input see here.
  • Contains basically no optimizations. Expect slow framerates and long load times.
  • Windows x64 only (other platforms may be supported later)
  • Requires OpenGL 3.3
    • Tested on NVIDIA: Runs fine on most recent driver
    • Tested on Intel: Garbled output but runs if OpenGL version is supported
    • Untested on AMD

Controls:

Currently the only supported controller is the DRC (GamePad).
It’s mapped to the keyboard and cannot be changed.

Button A X or Z
Button B C
Button Y D
Button X F
Trigger L Q
Trigger R R
Trigger ZL E
Trigger ZR R
Left Stick Arrow keys
Right Stick H U J K
Button Plus B
Button Minus N
Touch input Use mouse

The developer states that he plans to release updates every two weeks.

Thanks to @zecoxao for the tip.


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Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition Launches on Dec. 4

Only in NA, for $89.99 you get a ‘Special Edition’ packed with extra goodies like a custom USB stick

Unique to North America, this Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition is now available for pre-order at select retailers nationwide.

If you are lucky enough to live in North America, and happen to own a Nintendo Wii U console, you know that thing that is NOT an Xbox or PlayStation, you will be glad to know that for big extra money, only $89.99 you will be able to get a Special version of the new up-coming XenoBlade game, which will come with some nice extras, like a special custom USB stick pre-loaded with the soundtrack.

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Launching alongside the standalone version of massive Wii U role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles X on Dec. 4 is a Special Edition overflowing with great content. Perfect for fans who want to experience everything Xenoblade Chronicles X has to offer, players who purchase the Special Edition at a suggested retail price of $89.99 will get a beautifully designed package that contains:

  • The Xenoblade Chronicles X game
  • A gorgeous book of concept art with more than 100 pages, featuring select art for the very first time
  • A unique USB drive modeled after the game’s "Lifehold Unit," pre-loaded with a selection of 10 music tracks from the game’s memorable soundtrack
  • A limited-edition matted 5×7 art card of a painting done for the game by illustrator Takashi Kojo

Unique to North America, this Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition is now available for pre-order at select retailers nationwide.

Xenoblade Chronicles X comes from acclaimed developers Monolith Soft, the creators of Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii console. In this new game, Earth is destroyed and humanity faces annihilation from an intergalactic war between two alien races. Players must fight for their survival and explore a new planet full of exotic and hostile life-forms. To traverse the planet with ease, players can pilot customizable mechs called "Skells," which give them powerful weapons. Players can also customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills called Arts to strengthen their strategies and defeat enemies efficiently.

For more information about Xenoblade Chronicles X, visit http://xenobladechroniclesx.nintendo.com/.


So what you think about this ‘special edition’ and are you sad it is not available in EU or other regions?

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Nintendo Packs 2015 with a Huge Lineup of Games for Everyone

Nonstop Launches Provide Fun, Entertainment and Surprises

Nintendo announces robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year for the Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.

Sony has a few games, Microsoft has ok some more games, but Nintendo comes calling and they saying they have non-stop line-up of games more then everyone else, and here is their PR recapping their Fall and Holiday 2015 line-up of games for everyone to enjoy!

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Ensuring that 2015 is packed with gaming fun for everyone, Nintendo announces a robust lineup of games and special offers for the remainder of the year. The Wii U home console and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems will showcase a huge number of games, most of which are exclusive to those platforms.

"Nintendo has games, amiibo and systems to satisfy all kinds of players, whether they’re looking for back-to-school gifts or getting an early start on their holiday shopping," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "No one can match the quality or uniqueness of what Nintendo has to offer for the rest of 2015."

Here’s a look at what Nintendo has on tap for the rest of 2015:

Wii U Bundle

  • Walmart and Walmart.com will be the exclusive retailers for a special Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle that includes the game, Idea Book and the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo. The bundle goes on sale the 11th of September for $299.96.

Wii U Games

  • Super Mario Maker launches on the 11th of September at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World launches Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will also be available in a bundle that includes a green Yarn Yoshi amiibo at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The green Yarn Yoshi is available as part of the bundle, with individual pink and light-blue Yarn Yoshi amiibo also launching on Oct. 16 at a suggested retail price of $16.99 each.
  • A new combo pack that includes two great games goes on sale Oct. 16. The pack includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, and will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, co-developed by Koei Tecmo Games, launches exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Oct. 22 for $49.99, just in time for Halloween. Players can download this free-to-start game and play the prologue, chapter 1 and most of chapter 2 for free. The full version of the game can be purchased as DLC directly from the Nintendo eShop or via the in-game menu.
  • Star Fox Zero launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X launches Dec. 4 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Devil’s Third launches Dec. 11 at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
  • Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and amiibo figures for Animal Crossing characters Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel and Lottie launch Holiday 2015.
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash launches Holiday 2015.
  • Runbow from 13AM Games will launch in North America on Aug. 27 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. For the first month after launch, anyone who downloaded the Nindies@Home demo version will receive 15 percent off the regular price of $14.99. Runbow is an up-to-nine-player action platform party game that includes guest characters from some of the Nintendo eShop’s most popular indie titles, like Azure Striker Gunvolt, Shovel Knight, Guacamelee! and Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition from Disney Interactive launches Aug. 30 at a suggested retail price of $64.99.
  • The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack for Wii U from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $74.99. For the first time in Skylanders history, two of Nintendo’s iconic characters – Donkey Kong and Bowser – will guest star as playable characters and will also work with select amiibo-compatible games with a simple twist of the character’s base. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser will be exclusively playable on Wii U, Wii and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launches Sept. 27 at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Additional LEGO Dimensions Level, Team and Fun Packs will also be available on Sept. 27 at the respective suggested retail prices of $29.99, $24.99 and $14.99.
  • Guitar Hero Live from Activision launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $99.99.
  • Just Dance 2016 from Ubisoft launches Oct. 20 at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games – winner of more than 100 awards, including many "Game of the Year" accolades – is coming to retail stores. The classically styled adventure launches on Wii U in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

Nintendo 3DS Games

  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer launches Sept. 25 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The set of 100 Animal Crossing amiibo cards, which are compatible with the game, launch the same day. The game comes with one complimentary amiibo card, so players can experience how to use the cards to bring additional Animal Crossing characters into the game. People who opt to download the digital version of the game in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the same price will receive an exclusive Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer HOME Menu Theme instead of an amiibo card. Cards are sold separately in packs of six at a suggested retail price of $5.99 per pack. A bundle also launching on Sept. 25 includes the game, one amiibo card and the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The wireless NFC Reader/Writer is also sold separately at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash launches Oct. 9 at a suggested retail price of $29.99. A bundle that includes the Chibi-Robo amiibo launches the same day at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes launches Oct. 23 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Japanese sensation YO-KAI WATCH launches in the U.S. on Nov. 6 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $39.99.
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing from Activision launches Sept. 20 at a suggested retail price of $64.99. On Nintendo 3DS, gamers can go head to head with competitive multiplayer via local play or online with up to four players. Iconic Nintendo character Bowser and his Sky vehicle, Clown Cruiser, are available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Packs for Wii and Nintendo 3DS, and can also be played on the Wii U system.
  • The Nintendo 3DS version of Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games will launch in stores in October at a suggested retail price of $24.99.

amiibo News

  • A new 3-pack of Mii Fighters from Super Smash Bros. will launch on Nov. 1 at a suggested retail price of $34.99.
  • The Mewtwo amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 13 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi, a giant green Yoshi amiibo made from yarn, goes on sale Nov. 15 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. When tapped to the GamePad controller in Yoshi’s Woolly World, Mega Yarn Yoshi activates "Double Yoshi," a second Yoshi to use at any point in the middle of a stage, as well as the ability to save a player’s favorite Yoshi pattern to the amiibo. The standard Yarn Yoshi amiibo also enables the same functionality.
  • The Falco amiibo from Super Smash Bros. launches Nov. 20 at a suggested retail price of $12.99.

Nintendo 2DS

  • Effective Aug. 30, the new suggested retail price of Nintendo 2DS will be $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. The system still comes with a free download code for the digital version of Mario Kart 7.

For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com. For information about amiibo compatibility visit http://www.nintendo.com/amiibo/compatibility.

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.


So what do you think, does big ‘N’ indeed have the better ‘Holiday’ lineup compared to the other two main rivals in this always on-going console wars of today’s generation of video gamers?

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Man arrested after stuffing PS4 down his pants!

A PlayStation 4 isn’t small and it isn’t light. Not even for the allegedly light-fingered.

So is it possible to shove a PS4 down your trousers? Allegedly, Yes, at least for this stupid robber that tried to get away with the perfect shoplifting crime, but ended up getting caught in the act.

Crime stories on Maxconsole involving ‘gaming’ or ‘gamers’ are very popular, but this one is bound to make you laugh a bit, because this man decided to impress his kids or girl back home by stuffing a PS4 down his pants and trying to walk out the store without paying for it, and well it seems to be caught, not sure if it was because of the weird looks he got or the fact he added too much bulk to his newly formed manhood by throwing in a few controllers and games to complete the package in what must had been very large pants!

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We need to talk trousers.

Specifically, we need to talk what sort of trousers you could get a PlayStation 4 inside.

I’m not playing with you. I’m relaying allegations against Christopher Caldwell, 36, of West Palm Beach, Florida.

As local crime reporter Will Greenlee says on his blog that Caldwell was arrested at Walmart in Port St. Lucie after allegedly shoving a PlayStation 4 down his pants and trying to make off with it.

Some of you will be familiar with the dimensions of one of these fine machines. The PlayStation 4 is 2.09" x 10.83" x 12.01." The box measures 19" x 13" x 4." It weighs around 6 pounds. With the greatest will and moxie, that’s quite some box to slip down most people’s pants.

But Greenlee insists Caldwell allegedly wasn’t satisfied with just the PlayStation. He says in the affidavit records: "Christopher then began concealing the accessories into his pants as well."

He allegedly failed to pay for his haul and may now pay with his liberty. He was arrested for grand felony theft.

But back to the trousers.

Do you really believe he went MC Hammer, all baggy and shiny? Might he have merely donned some low slung and loose-fitting jeans? Might he simply have lost weight or have a pair of pants gifted to him that were far too large?

The Port St. Lucie Police report declares him to be wearing "a white shirt, blue jeans and a green fisherman hat." It adds that Caldwell allegedly removed the PlayStation from the box before inserting it into his trousers.


So now we know you can ‘allegedly’ fit a PS4 down your pants, but what about the larger size Xbox One, is it big enough to prevent ‘shoplifting’ maybe Microsoft can use that as ‘feature’ in way to generate more sales, like in ‘you can’t leave your home, with an Xbox one’, they could run commercials showing ‘criminals’ getting away of stealing an PlayStation, but when trying to rob your Xbox One that always get caught, making it the ‘safer’ system to buy as an investment without raising your home insurance costs!

NEWS SOURCE: Man arrested after allegedly stuffing PlayStation in his pants (via) CNET

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Nintendo 2DS Delivers Even More Value At Only $99.95

New 2DS Price and Launch of Little Battlers eXperience Enhance Nintendo�s Kid-Friendly Offerings in 2015

On August 30th, the suggested retail price of the portable Nintendo 2DS system drops to $99.99 in the U.S.A., and will still come packaged with the digital version of the acclaimed Mario Kart 7 game.

It been over a year since there was any news of Nintendo’s other forgotten portable console, the 2DS, but it is now back in the limelight as big ‘N’ decided to do a big price drop on it, and bring it finally to the under $100 mark, and also hyped up the fact there is some new ‘kid-friendly games’ coming, along with the fact that 2DS still will come with the digital Mario Kart 7 release even at its new lower price.

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One of Nintendo’s best values will be getting even better. On Aug. 30, the suggested retail price of the portable Nintendo 2DS system drops to $99.99, down from the current suggested retail price of $129.99. Even at the new suggested price, the system will still come packaged with the digital version of the acclaimed Mario Kart 7 game, making Nintendo 2DS an amazing value for shoppers. People looking for a great game to play with their new system can also pick up Little Battlers eXperience, which launches Aug. 21 for all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS.

"At a suggested retail price of $99.99, Nintendo 2DS is an even more attractive introductory option for first-time gamers," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "The new lower-priced hardware combined with the strong lineup of new games launching this year and arguably the best library of games in this generation makes it a great time to be a Nintendo fan."

Ever since it launched in October 2013, Nintendo 2DS has been the go-to system for newcomers to the world of quality Nintendo video games. The system plays nearly the entire library of Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, as well as most Nintendo DS games. Players with Internet access can compete online, or enjoy local multiplayer co-op experiences with other Nintendo 3DS family system owners. With no hinges, the durable construction of Nintendo 2DS makes it perfect for younger players.

Little Battlers eXperience lets players build, customize and battle robots made from more than 4,000 in-game parts that allows for more than 30,000 different LBX robots. The game is one part of the strong franchise, which also includes an animated TV show and robot model kits. Players can team up with characters that appear in the TV series, or find friends who also own the game and a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system to connect via local wireless to battle it out or team up against tough opponents in the Ranking Battle co-op mode.

Other games for all ages and skill levels launching for Nintendo 3DS before the end of the year include Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Pok�mon Super Mystery Dungeon, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes and YO-KAI WATCH. All games are compatible with all Nintendo 3DS family systems, including Nintendo 2DS.

Remember that the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including Nintendo 2DS, features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/2ds.

For more information about Little Battlers eXperience, visit http://lbx.nintendo.com.


So at this new lower price, are you finally going to pick-up a 2DS for your new screaming babies, instead of letting them break the more-fragile 3DS of their older brothers and sisters, or are you going to pass it by, and just wait until they can handle a real 3DS?