Xbox rolls over Nintendo to lead a sleepy August for gaming industry TV spend

The summer slump for gaming brands continued in August, with the industry’s estimated total spend coming in around $ 3.6 million, down from July’s $ 6.2 million. Xbox surpassed longtime frontrunner Nintendo to claim 30.7% of the industry outlay, followed by Rockstar Games with 28.8%. GamesBeat has partnered with, the always-on TV ad measurement […]


Nintendo Switch will finally get SNES games—20 of them—starting tomorrow

Enlarge / Blizzard is back on Nintendo Switch with its colorful, popular team-based shooter Overwatch. Blizzard / Nintendo The latest Nintendo Direct video presentation saw the game maker deliver on a huge slew of holiday-timed announcements for first- and third-party fare. Arguably its biggest news came in the form of Overwatch, the mega-popular team-shooter game […]

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Nintendo slammed with new lawsuit that claims the company knowingly sold Switch controllers that were broken

NintendoNintendo Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith, a firm that specializes in federal and state class-action lawsuits, filed a suit against Nintendo “for claims relating to alleged defects in the Joy-Con controllers” for the Switch console. The lawsuit claims that the Switch’s $ 80 Joy-Con controllers “contain a defect that can result in the joystick moving […]


Nintendo gobbles up summer ad impressions

Nintendo blows other companies out of the water when it comes to the gaming industry’s recent TV ad impressions, with 86% of all impressions for the June 16-July 15 measurement period. PlayStation takes second place with 11.1% of industry impressions. GamesBeat has partnered with, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring […]