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News: Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Until 21st December

Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Until 21st December

Includes Zelda and Mario & Luigi bundles, if you can find them

While many shoppers may have scrambled for the various hot 3DS / 2DS deals available over the Black Friday week, festive shoppers can still pick up great deals if they know where to look. One example for North Americans is the current deal doing the rounds at Target stores, where all 3DS...

News: Nintendo of America Keen to Boost StreetPass Participation and Explore New Ideas

Nintendo of America Keen to Boost StreetPass Participation and Explore New Ideas

The company is "looking for more creative content that we can use"

This is an official "StreetPass Weekend" in North America, in which Nintendo Zone StreetPass Relay points are not only giving 3DS owners hits from their local area, but from around the region. Nintendo of America has publicised it with a couple of short videos, including this...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - The Legend of Zelda's Legacy Continues

12 Days of Christmas - The Legend of Zelda's Legacy Continues

Plenty to enjoy for 3DS and Wii U owners

The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo's most powerful and iconic brands, a franchise capable of exciting a legion of fans with little more than a subtle hint of a teaser. In pure sales numbers it doesn't always match up to the mighty Mario, but its impact has arguably been as great as the plumber's in...

News: Marty Reminds 3DS Users What Not To Do On Miiverse

Marty Reminds 3DS Users What Not To Do On Miiverse

Now be responsible!

Nintendo of Europe's Marty has issued a new announcement via Miiverse regarding Code of Conduct and the sharing of Friend Codes on the 3DS and Wii U social network service. This timely reminder slots in with the recent Miiverse update for the 3DS, and has likely been issued to inform first-time Nintendo Network ID users about...

News: SpillPass-Pi Could be a Clever Workaround for All The StreetPass Hits You Need

SpillPass-Pi Could be a Clever Workaround for All The StreetPass Hits You Need

Gives you your own personal Nintendo Zone

For those that haven't heard of it, the Raspberry Pi is a computer that, slowly and surely, could be a revolution in computing. It's a super-cheap computer that comes only as a circuit board with some connectors and ports, and it's up to individuals to plug it into a monitor, keyboard and internet...

Video: This New Pokémon Bank Trailer Shows The Upcoming App in Action

This New Pokémon Bank Trailer Shows The Upcoming App in Action

As well as the Poké Transporter, both arrive on 27th December

If you that plan to devote some time to Pokémon X & Y during the upcoming festive season, it's worth remembering that the Pokémon Bank and accompanying Poké Transporter will arrive on 27th December, just in time to shake up the experience when you have all that free gaming time...

News: Pokémon X & Y Update Mandatory for Online Play, Reportedly Blocks Data Cheats

Pokémon X & Y Update Mandatory for Online Play, Reportedly Blocks Data Cheats

Rating Battles reactivated

Not too long ago we reported on an issue with online play in Pokémon X & Y, which saw cheats using software to intercept and view an opponent's team and data before a battle, providing a notable advantage. It seems that Game Freak was aware of the issue, with reports that a new update for the game shuts out exploits...

News: NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest Wii U Sales

NPD Results Deliver a 3DS Milestone And Modest Wii U Sales

3DS contributes towards NPD's best November hardware sales on record

After some speculation over performance during the Black Friday period, the NPD sales results — which cover the U.S. market — have begun to emerge. Nintendo has issued its press release to give its version of events that paint a particularly positive picture for the 3DS, while...

Video: Nintendo Minute Highlights Its 3DS Favourites of 2013

Nintendo Minute Highlights Its 3DS Favourites of 2013

A reminder of some of the year's best

Over the coming days and weeks we'll be sharing our Game of the Year results and a variety of articles looking back at 2013 — you'll have a chance to vote, of course. 'Tis the season, and now Nintendo of America's YouTube show "Nintendo Minute" has taken the chance to outline some of its favourites on the 3DS...

Talking Point: Miiverse Can Promote System Unity And Serve As A Powerful Wii U Advertisement

Miiverse Can Promote System Unity And Serve As A Powerful Wii U Advertisement

Tens of millions of Nintendo fans can now interact

This week Nintendo finally delivered Miiverse, along with the Nintendo Network ID and shared eShop fund support, to the 3DS. While it has its flaws — which we'll cover to some degree this weekend — that's to be expected with any launch, especially one such as this that fundamentally shakes up...

News: Shift Into Fifth With These New Screenshots Of Initial D On 3DS

Shift Into Fifth With These New Screenshots Of Initial D On 3DS

New info as well

Open-road racing, manga-inspired visuals, wage battles – it’s all there according to fresh translations and screenshots for Sega’s free-to-play Initial D Perfect Shift Online. As previously reported, this new title is headed to the 3DS and will allow wannabe delivery drivers to experience the thrill of high speed mountain...

News: Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined Up for Spring

Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined Up for Spring

Denied

Yesterday we reported a rumour of a Spring release date for the new Super Smash Bros, though urged plenty of caution and pointed out the dangers of misquoted executives. It all came about from Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch tying the release of the new fighting game in the same window as Mario Kart 8 on Wii U; the racing game has been...

Weirdness: Nintendo of America Unleashes a Peculiar StreetPass Weekend Trailer

Nintendo of America Unleashes a Peculiar StreetPass Weekend Trailer

Elevator music! Creepy Mii heads!

Last week we told you about the upcoming StreetPass weekend in North America. In what's a rather neat touch, Nintendo of America will be tweaking Nintendo Zone-distributed StreetPass hits so that they actually come from all around the region — a gamer on the East coast of the US could get a hit from someone on the...

News: Cast Your Gaze Over These Rare 3DS Models

Cast Your Gaze Over These Rare 3DS Models

Open to Flets Hikari customers, or you can go to China

We often hear of limited edition 3DS hardware models available around the world, though many of the best examples are typically reserved for the Japanese market. That's going to be the case once again, though this time around Chinese gamers did get in there first. The two 3DS XL models...

News: Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap in Japan

Wii U Hardware Sales Take a Significant Leap in Japan

A new Dragon Quest X release certainly helps

The Wii U has enjoyed an upward trend of sales in Japan in the last couple of weeks, a welcome respite from troubling figures and disappointing news. This week gives even more cause for optimisim, as Nintendo's home console achieved the sort of numbers we haven't seen since its launch weeks in late 2012;...