Nintendo 3DS gets NFC

A Nintendo 3DS system update has enabled the NFC capabilities built into the latest Japan-only edition of the handheld games console, Nintendo Life reports... More


Nintendo 3DS to get NFC

Nintendo will include a built-in NFC chip in the next versions of its 3DS and 3DS XL handheld games consoles, at least in Japan, the company has revealed in its latest 3DS Direct video briefing... More




Nintendo to launch NFC toys and payments

Mario

A new Nintendo Figurine Platform and a range of NFC toys that makes use of the NFC functionality in the Wii U GamePad is to be unveiled at the E3 games show next month, company president Satoru Iwata has announced. A standalone device that will enable NFC toys to be used with the Nintendo 3DS handheld console will also be introduced and NFC payments for games are to added, initially in Japan, from this summer. More


Nintendo looks to NFC to boost Wii U sales

Nintendo Wii U GamePad

Making full use of the NFC functionality built into the Wii U GamePad is one of four strategies designed to boost the console’s flagging sales in the year ahead, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed  — and plans call for NFC to be used to enhance game playing and for payments... More




Pokemon NFC figures ship in UK

Pokemon Rumble U, the first game to make use of the NFC capabilities in the Nintendo Wii U video game system, has started shipping in the UK with NFC figures now available to buy from Game at £3.99 (US$6.20) each... More



Wii U to get NFC payments?

Nintendo is looking at using the NFC functionality on the Wii U controller to let users make payments for games using contactless cards, as well as for interacting with NFC-enabled toys and cards, the company has revealed... More


Video shows Wii U NFC toys in action

Pokemon Scramble U/Pokemon Rumble U

Nintendo has released a video trailer for Pokémon Scramble U — expected to be known as Pokémon Rumble U outside Japan — which shows how the range of NFC-enabled toys that will be available with the Wii U game will be used... More



Nintendo to offer NFC game

Nintendo is working on a game that would involve figures or cards that contain NFC tags and make use of the Nintendo Wii U’s NFC capabilities, CEO Satoru Iwata has hinted during an earnings call... More



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