Nintendo’s Vehicle Labo kit delivers cardboard driving fun

The Nintendo Labo family of cardboard Switch accessories is growing, with a third kit that will arrive September 14th. The Toy-Con 03 Vehicle Kit can be configured to control an on-screen car, plane or submarine, plus a key to activate them. The various pieces and rubber bands put your Joy-Con to work in a steering wheel, pedal or joystick-like configuration, …

Nintendo Labo contest champions include a solar accordion and teapots

If it wasn’t already apparent that you can do much more with Nintendo Labo than what comes in the box, it is now. Nintendo has unveiled the winners of a Creators Contest that challenged them to produce games and musical instruments, and the results go well beyond what you might expect. One of the more inventive examples is Momoka Kinder’s …

Nintendo’s Switch is a moneymaking hit and the future looks good

The last time Nintendo opened its books, we learned that the Switch had already sold more in nine months than the Wii U had in its entire lifetime. But it’s only natural that after a spike in interest over the holiday period, things would start to slow down. And that’s exactly what we’re seeing today in Nintendo’s latest earnings, marking …

Nintendo Labo gadgets can be remixed with ‘Toy-Con Garage’

Nintendo stunned the gaming world last month when it unveiled Labo, a system that uses the Switch and some cardboard to make lovably homely little minigames. Reception among the Engadget staff was… mixed. But Nintendo might have nullified a growing concern about the system’s longevity with its latest announcement. At a hands-on press event earlier today, the company introduced the …