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News: Nintendo Sold a Boatload of Hardware in November

Nintendo Sold a Boatload of Hardware in November

2.7m served

While hardware sales for Wii and DS are definitely tailing off compared to their glory years, this time of year has always been kind to both consoles and it looks like this year is no different. According to numbers from the NPD group, Nintendo sold a total of 2.7m Wii and DS systems across North America last month, with DS just shading the share at 1.5m units compared to Wii's 1.2m..

News: Research Shows More Consumers are Choosing Their Phones for Gaming

Research Shows More Consumers are Choosing Their Phones for Gaming

Whilst gaming on the DS/PSP are on the decline

With the technological capabilities of modern smartphones on the increase and the popularity of digital games from outlets such as the Apps Store, it's no wonder Nintendo has been as vocal as it has about how companies like Apple are the real enemy in relation to their own console sales. In recent market research conducted by Interpret, it has found..

News: Renegade Kid's New DS Game is ATV Wild Ride

Renegade Kid's New DS Game is ATV Wild Ride

Didn't see that coming

Renegade Kid has made a name for itself with atmospheric first-person games for DS – Dementium II and Moon in particular – but now it's trying something a little lighter, with ATV Wild Ride on the way in January. Using the same engine that powered Moon and Dementium, the game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second and boasts four-player local multiplayer too. It may not be..

News: Ubisoft Sticks It to Michael Jackson: The Experience DS Pirates

Ubisoft Sticks It to Michael Jackson: The Experience DS Pirates

Vuvuzela: The ultimate anti-piracy tool

Piracy on the DS is a big problem for Nintendo as well as other developers, and if they can't beat the pirates, they might as well have some fun with them. If you're a software criminal, Ubisoft isn't making things smooth for you. One thing about this year's World Cup tournament that people won't forget is the sound of the vuvuzela and Ubisoft is using the..

News: Get a Taste of Ghost Trick With Free Flash Demo

Get a Taste of Ghost Trick With Free Flash Demo

Who did the killing?

Ghost Trick isn't far away now, so if your excitement is reaching supernatural heights you might want to check out this free Flash demo from Capcom that will help ease you into the game's unique universe. With plenty of cheeky dialogue and some moderately mind-bending puzzles it's well worth a play even if you're not particularly interested in Shu Takumi's next adventure. Ghost..

News: Puzzle Fans Can Get Creative With Hidden Photo for DSi

Puzzle Fans Can Get Creative With Hidden Photo for DSi

Utilises the camera to construct puzzles and challenges

Retail games developed exclusively for the DSi are few and far between, but Most Wanted Games is chipping in with its own take on the use of the DSi camera within a game. From the makers of Mystery Tales, the upcoming Hidden Photo requires players to take photos of themselves and their surroundings to be used in the game. Images are then used..

News: We Want Skinless Mr Science to Reach the Western World

We Want Skinless Mr Science to Reach the Western World

DS's oddest game ever

You don't need to have a very vivid imagination to guess what a skinless chap named Mr Science might look like, and you'd probably be right. Japanese TV show Tobidase! Kagaku-kun features the muscular man going on adventures and teaching kids about science, the perfect basis for a DS game, of course. Roughly translated as Fly Mr. Science – Great Expedition of the Earth!..

News: Radiant Historia is Waiting for You in February 2011

Radiant Historia is Waiting for You in February 2011

A time travelling RPG that's not made by Square?!

Atlus has been a staunch supporter of the DS for years, releasing some quality, quirky RPGs in that time, and the company has just announced another title bound for North America next year in the form of Radiant Historia. The press release hits all the key areas, promising to "channel the heart and soul" of 16-bit RPGs, deliver a unique..

News: Meet Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig, Pokemon Fans

Meet Snivy, Oshawott and Tepig, Pokemon Fans

Official names for Black and White starters

Regardless of how you feel about Pokémon Black and White's starter Pokémon, at least you now have official names you can call them instead of Smugleaf, Hamferno and The Water One. Yesterday, the names of the monsters who'll accompany you through thick and thin when the game reaches the Western world next...

News: Limited Edition Orange and Green DSis Spice Up Black Friday

Limited Edition Orange and Green DSis Spice Up Black Friday

New colours abound (now with press release)

It's one of the biggest shopping days of the year, so it's no surprise Nintendo has chosen to launch new DSi colours on Black Friday, according to this Gamestop catalogue. The new orange and green machines will go on sale from Friday with Mario Party DS, selling for $149.99 whilst stocks last. Nintendo News: Nintendo Adds Color to Black Friday with..

News: Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

That's better

Whilst the first week of sales for Sonic Colours on DS and Wii resulted in a disappointing 36th place for the hedgehog's latest outings, his second week on sale has seen significant gains, breaking into the UK Top 20 at number 18. Whilst we like to think our Sonic Colours DS review and Sonic Colours Wii review helped boost his sales figures, the truth

News: Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

Shopping Malls to Bring Gamers Together as Part of Nintendo's Tour

Sample some of the top Wii and DS games of the year

With Christmas only a few weeks away, shopping malls are already getting crammed with people wearing a ridiculous amount of layers and all rushing about, reluctantly spending an amount of money that's even more ridiculous. Well, if you want to take a break from all that gift-buying, or even if you have nothing else to do, why not see if there's a..

News: Dive Into Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Next Year

Dive Into Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Next Year

TT Games raids Davy Jones' Locker

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Batman: some of the world's biggest film franchises have received the Lego treatment, and now it's time for Disney's popular pirates to walk the bricky plank, as Disney announces Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game out next year. Heading to Wii and DS as well as other current-gen platforms – i.e. everything except..

News: WiiWare Developers Take On WarioWare: DIY

WiiWare Developers Take On WarioWare: DIY

Big and little names lined up

If you've hit a plateau with your game-making inspiration in WarioWare: DIY for DS, Nintendo's next series of downloadable minigames might put the spark back into your ideas. A string of WiiWare developers will be bringing their ideas to life in the coming weeks, kicking off on Friday with a game from Max and the Magic...

News: This Jedward Dragon Quest Promotion is Getting Too Much

This Jedward Dragon Quest Promotion is Getting Too Much

Bonkers video inside

Part of Jedward's joint role as face of Nintendo UK is, naturally, to draw attention to the company's fantastic line-up of games from users who might not normally be into gaming. This video below is a perfect example. At a recent canvassing event for Dragon Quest IX, the talented twins took to the stage dressed as their Dragon Quest characters to the sound of screaming teenage..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 10: Fear Your Tears

NLFM Episode 10: Fear Your Tears

From Kirby to 80's synthpop chip covers, this month's episode is all encompassing

Variety is the spice of life, and thanks to the insane variety of this 10th episode of our chip and game music podcast NLFM you'll be feeling that spice for hours after consumption. It's so spicy that we think we've got flavor for every mood, whether you're in the market for bathroom fisticuffs, looking to revisit the..

News: Nintendo Expecting Consumers to Buy Ho-Ho-Hardware This Christmas

Nintendo Expecting Consumers to Buy Ho-Ho-Hardware This Christmas

NPD sales figures show Nintendo's dominance in the U.S.

It's approaching the season of giving but, for the most part, that giving requires some buying at some point and the President at Nintendo of America is confident that consumers will be buying a lot of Nintendo hardware this Christmas as the Holiday season is more important to the company than its rivals. Apparently. Speaking at the BMO..

News: Sega Creates an Animal Crossing to Promote Sonic Colours

Sega Creates an Animal Crossing to Promote Sonic Colours

Wordplay!

Okay, so Sega isn't really creating an instalment in Nintendo's happiest franchise Animal Crossing, but the blue and white company did create a safe hedgehog crossing point in London to promote this Friday's release of Sonic Colours for Wii and DS. With 50,000 hedgehogs a year lacking the speed to cross British roads safely, Sega dedicated a stretch of London asphalt to educating the..

News: First Retail DS Karaoke Game Instructs Players to Just SING!

First Retail DS Karaoke Game Instructs Players to Just SING!

December could become noisier

Engine Software is clearly not happy with just providing karaoke games on the DSiWare service; no, it wants to provide the first retail karaoke game on the DS too. After last year's Just Sing! Christmas Songs, and the relatively-recent Just Sing! National Anthems, the Just SING! series is making its cartridge form debut next month when it launches in Europe on 3rd..

News: GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

Still only debuts at number 13

It's not very often a Nintendo-exclusive title outsells a similar game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the GoldenEye name clearly still carries appeal for UK gamers as the game comprehensively outsold HD 007 outing James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Although the Wii and DS game landed outside the UK Top Ten at number 13, it sold around twice the number of copies as Blood..

News: Okamiden Gives Europe Reason to be Cheerful in March

Okamiden Gives Europe Reason to be Cheerful in March

US on March 15th, EU on March 18th

Capcom's wolf goddess 'em up Okamiden has just received a confirmed European release date of March 18th 2011, as well as final – and very oriental – box art. Capcom has also announced a new competition on the official Okami Facebook page, inviting entrants to draw their own "goblin face" to win a 3DS, copy of the game, plush Chibiterasu toys and much..

News: DS to Have Life After 3DS, says Nintendo

DS to Have Life After 3DS, says Nintendo

Company will still bring big games to DS

If you're not caught up in the whirlwind of excitement surrounding the 3DS and want to stick with your trusty DS, you'll be glad to hear that Nintendo still wants to bring major titles to the machine even after the 3DS is available. Satoru Iwata stressed the importance of quality software for the machine's...