Recreation And Leisure

Sony records 84 pct quarterly profit drop on movie loss

Feb 2, 2017

Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. says its profit dropped 84 percent in October-December as losses in its movie division offset healthy results in its video game business

Nintendo promises more smartphone games at 2 to 3 a year

Feb 1, 2017

Nintendo Co. President Tatsumi Kimishima is promising more content for smartphones, noting that the success of "Pokemon Go," a smartphone augmented-reality game, boosted sales of other Pokemon games and 3DS machines

Nintendo sticks to 2 million sales target for new Switch

Feb 1, 2017

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is sticking to its original target of selling 2 million Switch consoles in the first month after its launch, despite some anticipation the number may be raised because of brisk pre-orders

Nintendo's third quarter profit jumps on Pokemon game sales

Jan 31, 2017

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is reporting its third-quarter profit more than doubled from a year earlier on healthy sales of Pokemon game software

Japanese arcade pioneer and 'Father of Pac-Man' has died

Jan 30, 2017

Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man," who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died at age 91

Man mauled by tiger, killed at eastern China resort

Jan 30, 2017

A tiger-mauling death at a Chinese zoo is under investigation by local authorities who say the victim climbed a fence into the tiger's enclosure

A tourist in Tokyo Q&A: Toilets, menus and naked bathing

Jan 25, 2017

Considering a trip to Tokyo

Nintendo debuts hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch console

Jan 13, 2017

Nintendo revealed details about its hotly anticipated Nintendo Switch, which functions both as a video game console and a handheld gaming device, during a global rollout on Friday

Nintendo: Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March

Jan 13, 2017

Nintendo Co. says its Nintendo Switch video game console will sell for 29,980 yen (about $260) in Japan, starting March 3

Frigid northern China hosts snow and ice sculpture festival

Jan 5, 2017

The city of Harbin in China's frigid northeast is hosting one of the world's largest festivals featuring ice sculptures of animals, cartoon characters and famous landmarks