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Is It Time for Nintendo Kill the Wii U?

When it comes to hardware, Nintendo just doesn't get the new generation -- and they aren't buying its consoles. Could the gaming giant have a future without the Wii U?

5 Big Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

This week's top business tidbits include a Sodastream cashing in on its banned Super Bowl ad, and a misguided analyst's too-clever case for upgrading a Best Buy. Also, bad news for Nintendo and VMWare, and good news in real estate.

The Worst Product Flops of 2012

Sometimes, no matter how many months a company invests in development or how many millions it spends on marketing, a new product can fall flat on its face. That's what happened to these new offerings, the biggest product flops of 2012.

Will Nintendo's New Touchpad Controller Win Back Gamers?

Ahead of the E3 conference, Nintendo has unveiled a new controller that it hopes will revolutionize the way video games are played: the Wii U GamePad, with both traditional controls and a touchscreen. Can it revive Nintendo's fortunes?

5 Reasons You're Not Buying Video Games Anymore

The latest news on the video game front isn't pretty. Media tracker NPD Group's data reveals that industry sales plunged 21% last month. It's clear that the industry is undergoing a radical shift, but for investors, the more important issue is why.

What to Watch Next Week on Wall St.

Next week is going to be as eventful as ever on Wall Street. Watch for angry activist investors, gaming unveilings, and big brands being humbled by the numbers they have to report. Here are some of the items that will help shape the week.

Why Nintendo Will Never Be Great Again

Once upon a time, Nintendo was king of the video game consoles, but that day is long gone. Shares of Nintendo hit a five-year low this summer, wiping away any gains from the Wii era, and it took a steep operating loss to boot last quarter. Here's why there are no bonus lives in its future.

What Was Wall St. Thinking (Last Week)?

Wall St. was at it again last week, providing massive fodder for second-guessers and armchair CEOs. In this installment, we review trouble for non-Apple tablets, a get-rich-quick scheme from ailing Beazer Homes, bad numbers from Quepasa.com, and a shakeup at WalMart.com.

Video Game Sales Are Down: Are Apps to Blame?

A research firm that tracks video game sales reported that March hardware sales rose, but software sales plunged again. NPD claims that 23% of software sales in 2010 came from apps, but the industry isn't sure that its lagging sales figures can be entirely blamed on apps like "Angry Birds."

The Silver Lining Around Nintendo's 3DS 'Delay'

Nintendo was hammered when it announced that its new product, the 3DS, would miss the holiday shopping season. But the 'miss' may have been intentional, part of the company's strategy to maximize returns on its products.