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Nintendo reduces its Wii U sales forecast

It seems Nintendo’s optimism has faded as it slashed its end of year sales forecast for the Wii U after the console failed to pick up steam over the holiday season. The company’s financial year ends on the 31st of March, originally the heads over at Nintendo were expecting to …

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China temporarily lifts ban on console sales

If you’ve been living in China for the past near decade and a half, you’ll have been restricted to PC gaming as your main source of video-game entertainment, since console sales were completely illegal. However it now looks like – temporarily at least – China has lifted its ban on …

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Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter issues delay release

The two supplementary software applications Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter, which have been available to Eastern gamers for some time and provided them with the ability to store their beloved pocket monsters in the cloud and transfer them between previous editions of the Pokémon games, have had their Western releases delayed due to …

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Notch debunks Minecraft Wii U rumour

The rumour had a good run but it’s over now, Notch has officially debunked the Minecraft Wii U rumour although, he does agree that the game would be a good fit for the console. A Wii U version isn’t completely off the cards forever but right now Notch and the Minecraft …

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Obvious Nintendo Wii U advert is obvious

One of the biggest complaints any Nintendo fan will have of the Wii U marketing strategy, is that most of it’s target audience (Wii owners) don’t realise it’s a new console. This isn’t too surprising considering what the Wii U is called and what it looks like, but most importantly, …

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Most and least expensive consoles ever charted

Did you think the Xbox One was expensive at launch? Well, it was and is, but it’s far from the worst culprit on the chart this Redditor put together, listing all of the consoles from the past near four decades and adjusting their prices for inflation. Without scrolling down, take …

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Would you have bought this Wii U devkit?

One of the biggest problems the Wii U has at the moment, is that much of its potential market – the seriously casual – don’t even know that it’s a new system, they assume it’s a Wii accessory or a simple upgrade. Something tells me if Nintendo had stuck to …

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Nintendo Direct announcements

Another month, another Nintendo Direct presentation. This time we’ve been given quite a bit of 3DS news ranging from features and software updates to game releases. We start off with some Zelda: A Link Between Worlds news. First we’re introduced to three new characters: Irene the Witch- She is there …

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Nintendo has suspended the Swapnote service

Nintendo has decided to suspend the Swapnote service after receiving regular evidence that the 3DS feature was being used to exchange offensive material. The Swapnote and Special notes services were suspended at 7:00 PM EST on the 31st of October so over here in the UK you would’ve found that …

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Wii U starting to make a comeback?

Since its initially frenetic launch, the Wii U has dropped off the map in terms of console sales. Nintendo managed to push around four million in its initial Christmas launch period, but since then numbers have been way down, prompting some to wonder if it was heading the way of …

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Who wants Mario and Luigi themed Wiimotes?

I do, I do! My wife will too, for sure. Granted it doesn’t come down to much more than painting them red or green and sticking a M or L over the speaker port, but this is something Nintendo should have been doing for a long time. Announced yesterday as …

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Nintendo’s longest running president has died

University drop out and former richest man in Japan, Hiroshi Yamauchi has died, ending the long life of a man who was also Nintendo’s longest running president. Having taken on the role from his ailing grandfather in 1949 at the age of 22, Yamauchi ran the company until 2002, when …

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Nintendo Wii U sales are still awful

Poor Nintendo. Its “next-gen” system has had a horrible start, despite having a year lead in on both Microsoft and Sony’s systems. New figures announced during Nintendo’s quarterly earnings report, suggest that worldwide, it only sold 160,000 of the machines between April and June this year. Game sales were a …

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Nintendo loses court case to acquire WiiU.com

Well at least we now know why Nintendo’s latest console release hasn’t been selling well: Nintendo doesn’t have a decent official URL. It tried, oh Nintendo tried, but the courts decided that it wasn’t deserving of being given the site just like that. Now with its appeal denied, Nintendo will …

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Satoru Iwata on Wii U sales: my bad

Nintendo’s CEO, Satoru Iwata, has said that it’s Nintendo’s fault that the Wii U isn’t selling well, mainly because the company didn’t market it well enough and that ultimately a lot of the console’s audience, is still confused about the relatively new console. This is something we’ve talked about here …

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