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Wii U sales finally crest 10 million

Nintendo's latest console hasn't been the strong player that it hoped it would be earlier in its life cycle. Released almost a year ahead of its main competitors, the PS4 and Xbox One, with a unique second screen mechanic, it was supposed to capture the old Wii audience, whilst siphoning …

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Nintendo announces end of TVii service

Less than six months on from the announcement that Nintendo's TVii service was not going to be localised for European audiences, the Japanese game maker has now let us know that it will be closing the service down entirely. Designed to make TV watching more of a communal experience, with …

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Nintendo announces first annual profit in four years

It looks like Nintendo is finally making money again, after four long years of financial losses. The company has managed to turn things around, this time last year, Nintendo reported a £126 million loss, while this fiscal year, it has managed to generate £226 million profit. Over the last 12 months, …

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Eiji Aonuma on Zelda pushing Wii U to its limits

Eiji Aonuma, the man behind almost every Zelda game since Ocarina of Time, has been talking up the latest entry in the series, set to release sometime this year on the Wii U. He previously stated that the game would feature revamped puzzle solving and exploration mechanics, utilising a more …

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December was Wii U’s best month of sales ever

Asking anyone you know who's not a big gamer and chances are they still haven't heard of the Wii U. It's amazing to think that two years on from its release, Nintendo is still in that position, but hey, apparently that doesn't matter too much, as the Wii U is …

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Nintendo will no longer sell consoles or games in Brazil

Due to the high taxation on imported video games and consoles in Brazil, Nintendo has opted to pull out of the market and will no longer sell its products in the country. Nintendo of America confirmed the move, stating that “high import duties that apply to our sector” are to …

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Nintendo contracts AMD to power next-generation game console

Back in May Nintendo already confirmed that it had started development of its next-generation home console. In October it also transpired that the company would design system-on-chip for its forthcoming system in the U.S. According to a new media report, Nintendo contracted AMD to provide graphics processing technologies for the …

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AMD will explore graphics IP licensing opportunities going forward

In a bid to boost its revenue streams, Advanced Micro Devices could start licensing its graphics processing technologies to third parties, just like ARM Holdings, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia Corp. and Vivante. But will that business make sense to AMD? AMD and Nvidia Corp. are the last two remaining developers of discrete …

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Nintendo set to discontinue the 3DS XL in Japan

It looks like Nintendo's plans for ‘the new 3DS' might be bigger than we thought as the company has announced that it will discontinue the 3DS XL in Japan following the launch of the handheld's successor. For those of you who missed the initial announcement, a few months back Nintendo revealed …

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Here’s how Amiibos will work in Nintendo games

Yesterday we learned of some released-too-early information about Mario Kart 8, that along with its upcoming Zelda based DLC pack, it would also have the ability to give your Mii character a new costume, with the use of Nintendo's take on Skylander's like figurines, known as Amiibos. Nintendo's release jumped …

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3DS mod adds GameCube controller support

A modder has managed to get the GameCube controller working with the 3DS handheld for use with the upcoming Super Smash Bros game. The GameCube pad appears to be a favorite amongst Smash Bros fans and Nintendo is capitalizing on that by releasing a Wii U adapter for the controller, …

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Bayonetta 2 sales are suffering in Japan

Bayonetta 2 is off to a slow start in Japan as the Wii U exclusive has only managed to sell 38,828 copies since its launch on the 20th of September. This number is a far cry from the 135,242 copies sold when the original Bayonetta launched for the PS3, the first game …

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