Online game features on Nintendo's slightly older platforms will soon shut down, affecting some surprisingly recent titles.
In an effort to regain lost footing, Nintendo will discount the DS XL from $169 to $129 - a $40 drop - while chopping the price of the DSi from $149 to $99.
Despite originally promising that the new Nintendo 3DS eShop would arrive at the same time as the console's launch in March, Nintendo has now delayed the launch of the new game download store till May.
While there has been some uncertainty over in the US regarding Nintendo's plans for its 3DS download store, Nintendo UK has confirmed that the '3DS eShop' will be available to British gamers at launch.
Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime sees Apple as a bigger short-term threat to Nintendo's business than Microsoft, according to comments made in a new interview.
A high court ruling has made the sale, import and advertising of R4 games cards illegal in the UK, effectively putting to bed a loophole that allowed pirated games to run on a Nintendo DS and DSi.
In a recent Japanese consumer poll, only 8 per cent of Japanese consumers expressed a desire to buy the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming console.
Nintendo of America president Reggie-Fils Aime considers the soon-to-be-unveiled Nintendo 3DS as its "next handheld platform" following the runaway success of the DS (and its various iterations as DS Lite, DSi and, most recently, the DSi XL).
Nintendo Japan may have shot itself in the foot with regards to the newly launched Nintendo DSi XL, with slow sales uptake being blamed on the imminent launch of the new Nintendo 3DS at E3 in June.