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Site News: Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Check Out Nintendo Life's eShop Picks On Your Wii U And 3DS

Recommended viewing

Those of you with especially good memories will recall that Nintendo Life has been featured on the eShop twice in the past few years — back in 2011, we were asked by Nintendo of Europe to contribute a list of our favourite eShop titles, and a year later we supplied our red-hot summer picks for the North American eShop. We're...

News: Japanese Retail Sales Struggle as Just 76 Units Separate PS4 and Wii U

Japanese Retail Sales Struggle as Just 76 Units Separate PS4 and Wii U

Yo-kai Watch approaches one million retail sales

The Japanese chart results are in from Media Create, and unfortunately they continue the recent trends of poor sales across software and hardware. There are some bright-spots from a Nintendo perspective, though not necessarily radiant enough to lighten up the overall picture. To start with software,...

News: Miiverse Update Changes Profiles in New User Page, Adds a Couple of Extra Features

Miiverse Update Changes Profiles in New User Page, Adds a Couple of Extra Features

Set favourite posts and 'Yeah' comments

Miiverse, Nintendo's continually evolving bespoke social network, has had another update applied today. This time around there are improvements — at least we think they are — to all three versions across Wii U, 3DS and web browsers. To start with, there's now a revamped User Page, with the User Menu of...

Feature: Tomodachi Life Is The Game Your Mii Has Been Waiting For Since 2006

Tomodachi Life Is The Game Your Mii Has Been Waiting For Since 2006

Bringing digital denizens to life

When Nintendo introduced the Mii concept along with its Wii console back in 2006, it was something of a revelation — so much so that former bedfellow Rare was inspired to imitate the character creation system on Microsoft's Xbox 360 console with its similarly cute Avatars. A digital representation of the player...

News: Nintendo Confirms Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version, Two Gift Codes With Each Retail Copy

Nintendo Confirms Tomodachi Life: Welcome Version, Two Gift Codes With Each Retail Copy

Get a rare panda suit!

Arriving on 6th June, Tomodachi Life is undoubtedly Nintendo's big hope for a viral hit on 3DS this coming Summer. The Mii-sim's goal is to draw you into its wacky world, exactly the sort of approach that can create buzz on social networks and achieve long-term sales. Nintendo is keen for plenty of gamers to at least try...

News: Club Nintendo Distributing Tomodachi Life Demo Codes to Select Platinum Members

Club Nintendo Distributing Tomodachi Life Demo Codes to Select Platinum Members

Go check your email already!

Nintendo of America is distributing a special access code for a demo of Tomodachi Life to a select group of Club Nintendo members who have achieved Platinum status (those who have earned 600 Coins or more during the current fiscal year). The demo, entitled Tomodachi Life: Move-In Version, will allow you to transfer your...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Eight

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Eight

Charizard! Little Mac! The Villager! More!

We may still be waiting on formal release dates — especially for the 3DS version — prior to E3, at least, but we can still keep our hype levels for Super Smash Bros. up by gawking at shiny new screenshots. In last week's efforts Masahiro Sakurai showed off character designs, revealed a Final Smash,...

News: The Official Nintendo Magazine in Spain Highlights Super Smash Bros. on 3DS as a September Release

The Official Nintendo Magazine in Spain Highlights Super Smash Bros. on 3DS as a September Release

That's technically still Summer, if true

Update: The director of Official Nintendo Magazine in Spain has exchanged some clarification tweets with the publisher of the source story, Nintenderos, simply stating that the 3DS entry still has a Summer release without being confirmed for September. In an impressive feat of backtracking that defies the...

News: Kirby Seizes Top Ten Single-Format Chart Début in the UK

Kirby Seizes Top Ten Single-Format Chart Début in the UK

16th in all-format results, though

While gamers in North America have been enjoying Kirby: Triple Deluxe since 2nd May, it arrived two weeks later in the European market. Its début UK chart results are in, then, and the outcome is solid if unspectacular. The happiest outcome is that Kirby's latest is 9th in the single-format chart, mixing it...

Round Table: Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dreams for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Let's Discuss Our Hopes and Dreams for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Bold ambitions

When The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire for the 3DS, franchise fans young and old lost a great degree of composure. It's no surprise that a remake is coming to Nintendo's current portable but it's come rapidly after X & Y, while its reveal was sudden and through a press release. A global...

News: Several New Pokémon Online Competitions Announced

Several New Pokémon Online Competitions Announced

Battles to keep you busy over the summer months

Even with news of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire dominating the Pokémon news space, it seems that the already released Pokémon X & Y show no signs of slowing down as more competitive events have been announced. Several new online competitions for the 3DS Pokémon titles have been...

News: Wii U Software Has a Boost in U.S. Sales as LEGO Takes Over

Wii U Software Has a Boost in U.S. Sales as LEGO Takes Over

Decent portable LEGO sales for Nintendo

In what's one of the quietest NPD sales updates of recent times, some limited details have emerged of April physical retail sales in the U.S. There's a relatively minor piece of positive news for the Wii U, while the software top 10 has an air of familiarity and one brand showing continued strong form. In...

Out Today: Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Europe)

Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Europe)

Triple the fun

It's great being a Nintendo fan in Europe these days isn't it? Nowadays we normally get games at the same time as our cousins across the pond. Not so in the case of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, however — how dare NoE make us wait an extra two weeks for the loveable pink puffball? Only teasing, what's a few weeks between friends? Kirby's...

News: Ubisoft Makes Little Mention of Nintendo in Plans for Financial Year, Sales Show Why

Ubisoft Makes Little Mention of Nintendo in Plans for Financial Year, Sales Show Why

Just 3% of sales on Wii U, zero on 3DS

Ubisoft has published its financial results and reports, and having reported losses has been outlining plans and expectations for a successful coming year; pre-orders for Watch_Dogs and other major releases are cited as positives, though despite Just Dance 2014 hitting six million sell-in units and evidently...

News: Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolution and Growth of the Franchise

Monster Hunter Team Discusses Continuing Evolution and Growth of the Franchise

"Games that ‘expand’ need all kinds of preparations"

Capcom's recent financial results referred to the "explosive popularity" of Monster Hunter 4, with the 3DS title contributing much to the company's profits. The upcoming Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will expand on the original and aim for double-dip success in Japan, but will also arrive in the...

News: Unique Vivillon Distribution Confirmed for Paris Pokémon Center

Unique Vivillon Distribution Confirmed for Paris Pokémon Center

The chance to grab a special pocket monster

One of the most exciting aspects of Pokémon is the various distributions that occur throughout a specific game's life cycle. Not only does it revoke interest in many players, it provides enthusiasts the chance to get unique and special Pokémon, many of which are not available through the standard game...