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A pristine copy of Nintendo's smash hit video game Super Mario Bros. has sold for $2 million. Made for the Nintendo Entertainment System, it is now the world's most valuable video game cartridge.
A sealed 1985 copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES has sold for a massive $660,000, becoming the most expensive game ever auctioned, beating the previous record by over half a million dollars.
The Nintendo Switch Online is getting four new games that most users have probably never heard of. These include three new SNES games - including a former Japan exclusive - and one NES game.
Nintendo has once again randomly announced a new batch of retro games coming to its Nintendo Switch Online Service. Donkey Kong Country 3 is the highlight of this round of releases.
Nintendo has released its earnings results for the first half of its 2021 fiscal year, posting a 209% increase in profits over 2020. The company also revised its forecast for the rest of the year.
After it leaked earlier in the week, Nintendo has formally announced the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System set. It's launching alongside the Mario sets on August 1, and it costs $229.99.
LEGO and Nintendo seem to be doubling down on their partnership, with the upcoming release of a LEGO reconstruction of the original Nintendo Entertainment System. It's rumored to cost €229.
After a few months' hiatus, Nintendo is finally adding new games to the NES and SNES collections for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. There are four new SNES games and two NES titles.
Almost thirty years after the original release, Star Wars for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy will be available in limited physical quantities from Limited Run Games later this week.
Nintendo has announced this month's games for the Nintendo Entertainment System Switch Online app. VS. Excitebike, Donkey Kong Jr., and Clu Clu Land will all be available next week.
Nintendo has released its monthly set of NES titles for those subscribed to the Nintendo Switch Online service, including Kid Icarus and Star Tropics. Two special editions of games were also added.
Nintendo Switch Online members this week received a handful of 'new' NES titles to play, but Nintendo also threw in a little twist for The Legend of Zelda, making it much easier to beat the game.
A few months from now, Nintendo will release its highly anticipated NES Classic Edition. The retro console will offer 30 games and will also add features that will bring new life to old titles.
After the surprise announcement of the NES Classic Edition earlier this month, the latest trailer shows off better color accuracy and picture clarity compared to prior emulation efforts from Nintendo.
"The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form," said Nintendo, as it announced the Classic Mini - a new version of its beloved console, including 30 games like Super Mario Bros, Zelda, and more.