Nintendo starts selling cheaper Switch bundle without dock in Japan

Nintendo is now selling a cheaper Switch package in Japan that doesn't include the TV dock. The “Switch 2nd Unit Set” is ostensibly aimed at households that already have a Switch hooked up to the f...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 weeks, 1 day ago | 0 comments

Nintendo is making a special edition Famicom Mini loaded with manga games

Nintendo is releasing a gold and red Famicom Mini in Japan that comes preloaded with 20 games that are based on manga. The Famicom is the original Japanese version of the NES, first released in 198...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 1 week ago | 0 comments

How Nintendo Labo Is Doing In Japan

Last year, it was seemingly impossible to get a Nintendo Switch in Japan. The console was always selling out. What about Nintendo Labo? Right now, you can easily pick one off the shelf.

Well, it’s ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

New Makita coffee maker runs on power tool batteries

From sophisticated wooden coffee mills to robotic baristas, latte art, and green tea espresso machines, the Japanese coffee industry always seems to offer something new and interesting.

And now the...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

DJI’s biggest order of commercial drones is headed straight to Japan’s construction industry

Gadget lovers helped the drone industry take flight, but its future looks to be more industrial, with increasing numbers of drones sold for tasks like surveying and inspection. A good example of th...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months ago | 0 comments

Send a ‘surrogate’ to meetings wearing an iPad with YOUR face on it

If the thought of sitting through yet another meeting fills you with dread, you’ll be happy to hear that you could pay a ‘surrogate’ to sit through it for you.

Researchers from the University of To...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months ago | 0 comments

Virtual reality experience of cute girl feeding you candy

The wearer slides a candy into the robotic hand of the Puccho A-n 4D Goggles and then puts the headset on. He or she can then experience the virtual delights of popular music idol Kanna Hashimoto p...

posted by  FireBee | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Pictograms on Japanese electric toilets approved as global standard

Pictograms on how to use Japanese electric toilets have been registered as a global standard in a step aimed at making such signs more familiar to the growing number of foreign tourists visiting th...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Nintendo’s Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U

Nintendo’s Switch has only been on sale for 10 months but already it has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, the flop that heralded Nintendo’s first step into hybrid gaming.

The Japanese tech giant...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Labo, A Wild New Experiment For Switch

Nintendo today announced Nintendo Labo, a wild new experiment for the Switch that will allow players to insert the console into assorted pieces of cardboard, creating items like robots, fishing rod...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 months ago | 0 comments


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