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News: Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week. As expected, Yokai...

News: Nintendo Offering 3DS Life Sim Tomodachi Life For Half Price At Hyper Japan 2014

Nintendo Offering 3DS Life Sim Tomodachi Life For Half Price At Hyper Japan 2014

Another reason to visit the UK-based event

Nintendo is descending on this year's Hyper Japan event in a big way, not only offering attendees the chance to get their hands on forthcoming Nintendo games, but also introducing a Nintendo Store stand where fans can buy 3DS and Wii U software. Today, Nintendo UK has announced that it will be running a...

Video: Atlus Unleashes the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Opening Movie

Atlus Unleashes the Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Opening Movie

Link a James Bond opening, after a dozen energy drinks

The arrival of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth later this year on 3DS no doubt has series and RPG fans interested. Hitting North America on 25th November and Europe on 28th November, it's the first Persona game on Nintendo hardware and will blend a new art style with gameplay elements from...

Video: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Footage Shows Legacy of Music for First Six Games

Everyone has a favourite track

It may be unlikely to be a multi-million selling smash hit, but we expect some 3DS owners are pretty keen to get their hands on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call this September. The expanded version of the original will have plenty of new content, bringing the total number of tracks to over 200; that should keep...

News: UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy, Raising Importance of System Security

UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy, Raising Importance of System Security

Nintendo is still battling hackers of the Wii U and 3DS

The Wii and DS were compromised for a significant period of their lifespan, with the latter being a victim of rampant game piracy with the sale and availability of R4 cards. Though there are always those that make the case for such devices as a means for obtaining backups of games already...

News: Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris Ultimate, Along With Online Features

Challenge modes to test Nintendo gamers

There was, unsurprisingly, irritation when it looked like Ubisoft would be bringing Tetris Ultimate to PS4 and Xbox One but not a Nintendo system — it later emerged during E3 that a version is actually coming to 3DS this Autumn / Fall. The company has 'announced' this version somewhat belatedly today, but...

News: Win a Hometown Story Blue Ember Plushie Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

Win a Hometown Story Blue Ember Plushie Signed by Yasuhiro Wada

They're leaving Hometown

Rising Star Games wants to add some adorable to the blue in your Monday by giving away three of Hometown Story's Blue Ember plushies, signed by Yasuhiro Wada. To try getting your hands on one of Hometown Story's cutest characters accessorised with the father of Harvest Moon's very own handwriting, just leave a...

News: Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Pokémon Black and White make surprise return

With the Summer well underway — and with the UK currently enduring a heat wave — it's been a quieter week of game sales in the country, with a drop of 14% in revenue for game sales last week. Nintendo has bucked the trend however, with Mario Kart 8 and discounted DS games enjoying terrific weeks in...

News: Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

Violetta: Rhythm & Music Coming To 3DS, Wii and DS, Yet Shimmying Past Wii U

It's a "smash hit television show", we're told

Little Orbit, the masters of licensed games and no doubt literally rolling around in mounds of crisp dollar bills during lunch breaks, is taking another IP and pushing it out as a game. This time it's Disney's Violetta, a "tween telenovela" broadcast in Latin America and Europe, which is coming to 3DS,...

News: Puzzle & Dragons Z Has Shipped Over 1.5 Million Copies in Japan

Puzzle & Dragons Z Has Shipped Over 1.5 Million Copies in Japan

Still no solid news on its arrival in the West

There are still some that argue smartphone games don't suit dedicated gaming portables such as the 3DS, and vice-versa; Puzzle & Dragons Z perhaps shows that some titles can succeed in both worlds. A phenomenon on smart devices, this amended version arrived on Nintendo's handheld in Japan late last...

News: This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend

It looks awesome in motion

It's Friday, which means many of us can look ahead to a weekend of relaxation and, probably, some games. Sadly the new Super Smash Bros. entries aren't included on our list of games to play, but we can nevertheless get into the weekend spirit with Masahiro Sakurai's latest Miiverse Pic of the Day. This entry is perfect...

News: Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU in NPD June Sales, With Hardware Boost for Wii U

Tomodachi Life joins MK8 in overall Top 10

The latest NPD results — which provide data on physical retail sales in the US — have been released, and Nintendo has been confident enough about the outcome to break recent trends and provide a press release update on its position. There are strong numbers for both the Wii U and 3DS. To begin with...

News: Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Item System

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Re-Tools Its Item System

Throws in a bag of holding at no extra charge

The ability to raise and lower the land is one of the bigger and more obvious changes seen in Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley, but there are some other tweaks to the farming formula worth noting. In the first of a monthly series of developer diaries, producer Taka Maekawa discusses how the development...