began as a magazine published by Nintendo all the way back in 1988, a time before many current gamers were even born. That all comes to a close at the end of this year, as a Nintendo representative has confirmed that December 2012 will be the magazine's final issue.
The magazine has been published by Future Publishing through a contract with Nintendo since 2007. A source recently told Ars Technica
that Nintendo had no deside to renew their contract with Future Publishing nor did they intend to takeover publication of the magazine. The source went on to call Nintendo "difficult to work with," and said that employees of Nintendo Power
will be moved to other Future Publishing magazines, which include many notable names...
- Official Xbox Magazine
- PlayStation: The Official Magazine
- PC Gamer
Over the years, Nintendo Power
as become a mainstay of gaming print-media, and we're sorry to see it end. We can only wonder what will happen to other gaming-focused magazines as the industry continues to focus on online-based media.