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Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintendo 3DS, Defying Early Gloom to Pass 50 Million Sales

It's Time to Salute The Nintendo 3DS, Defying Early Gloom to Pass 50 Million Sales

A survivor in a harsh new world

The DS family of systems is wonderful in many ways, and achieved sales - the highest ever for a range of gaming portables - that are staggering: around 154 million units. That number accounts for those picking up replacements or upgrading to new models, yes, but it's a monstrous number that is representative of...

News: Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutant Mudds Super Challenge For Wii U & 3DS

Prepare for pain!

Fans of Mutant Mudds rejoice, indie studio Renegade Kid has announced via the game's official Twitter account the development of a brand new Mutant Mudds title for the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Mutant Mudds Super Challenge first teased on Twitter, will be further detailed in the upcoming issue of Nintendo Force magazine. The new entry...

News: New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Japan This Summer, Mario Maker Pushed Back to '2015' Worldwide 

Level creation game was previously listed for "1st Half 2015"

Following Nintendo's Q3 financial report, it's followed with convention and released supplementary information that includes upcoming release windows for 3DS and Wii U titles. There are only a couple of notable changes from the equivalent Q2 list, both affecting major titles. To start...

News: Moon Chronicles: Episodes 2, 3, & 4 Launching Simultaneously On 3DS eShop Next Week

Moon Chronicles: Episodes 2, 3, & 4 Launching Simultaneously On 3DS eShop Next Week

Lunar Overload

Fans of Earth's largest natural satellite - and the horrifying secrets contained within - will have plenty of reason to celebrate this coming February. Just before the moon is torn from the sky by a malevolent spirit, Renegade Kid will be releasing the final three parts of its Sci-Fi shooter Moon Chronicles in one fell swoop. Landing...

News: Hackers Discover Unused Animations for Custom Moves in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Hackers Discover Unused Animations for Custom Moves in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Re-affirm Masahiro Sakurai's comments on moves left out

Data mining and hacking can reveal many interesting things about games; viewing unused assets, textures, models, or whatever else may be found can give insight into the process and development of any game. For example, models were recently revealed in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U of the viruses...

News: Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million amiibo Have Been Sold, Rules Out Current Games for Smartphones

Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million amiibo Have Been Sold, Rules Out Current Games for Smartphones

Financial analysts in Japan pitch in on Wii U and 3DS

Today Nintendo revealed its latest financial results, which delivered solid income but lowered overall estimates for the year's sales, particularly for 3DS. It was a mixed outcome that, despite sizeable profits courtesy of exchange rate gains, has once again prompted discussion around the...

News: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Misses Out on Topping Japanese Charts at Launch

New 3DS LL continues to top hardware charts

Despite having gorgeous claymation-inspired visuals and lashings of colour, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse only managed to reach the third spot in the Japanese charts, being beaten by Tales of Zestiria on PS3 and The Legend of Legacy on the 3DS. It's a shame given just how charming the game looks, but...

News: Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

The scarce just got a little bit less so

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Majora's Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL, it's no surprise that pre-orders for the console were sold out at an extraordinary rate, leaving many die-hard Zelda fans out in the cold. It seems that Nintendo is listening to the cries of its loyal fans, and has re-stocked...

News: Ocarina Of Time 3D Reportedly No Longer In Production

Ocarina Of Time 3D Reportedly No Longer In Production

Digital version still available via the eShop

With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D looming, there are still 3DS owners out there who are yet to play the 2011 remaster of Ocarina of Time on Nintendo’s latest handheld. With this in mind, a 3DS owner who was planning to do exactly that prior to the release of Majora’s Mask...

News: Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target, Though 3DS Sales Fall

Nintendo Stays in Profit With Wii U on Target, Though 3DS Sales Fall

Smash Bros., MK8 and Pokémon all flourish, 3DS hits 50 mil lifetime sales

Back in late October Nintendo reported its Q2 financial results which brought some key improvements. After sustaining a number of consecutive losses the company returned to profit, maintained bold sales projections and was in a position to talk up improved Wii U momentum. We...

News: 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ROMS to be Emulated on the System

3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ROMS to be Emulated on the System

Yikes

While Nintendo's efforts at locking down exploits on the 3DS have been stronger than in past generations, hacks and homebrew have still been possible. Though system updates often shut them off, some have found clever ways to get around hardware limitations, and a recent web browser exploit raises a particularly thorny issue - Virtual Console...

News: Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D

Don't click if you'd rather not know...

Arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask was fooling around with the new abilities that came with transformations. Perhaps the most entertaining of these abilities was Zora Link's quick swimming. Arcing in and out of the water like a dolphin and corkscrewing everywhere was...

News: Official Japanese Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Is Updated With Lots of Lovely Things

Official Japanese Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Is Updated With Lots of Lovely Things

A handsome map, videos and loads of screens

Last week we saw the launch of Nintendo of America's official website for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, which is a rather nice collections of screens, facts and fancy web effects. We're starting to think that it's being outdone by the official Japanese site, though, which is that little big...

News: Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

Starr Mazer Crosses Point-And-Click With 2D Shooting, And Could Be 3DS-Bound

"A new game experience, not two games in one"

You may have noticed that our coverage of Kickstarter projects has cooled over the past few months, largely because so many came with dubious Nintendo-related stretch goals that they had no dream of ever reaching. We've become a bit more selective about what crowd-funded projects we cover these days, but...

Weirdness: Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Even Masahiro Sakurai Struggles to Get the amiibo He Wants

Master Hand is left empty handed

As you may be aware at this point, Nintendo has been doing a relatively below-par job of keeping amiibo supply up with the voracious demand. Whether this is an intentional ploy to drive the demand through the stratosphere or just a simple, recurring failure to accurately predict the sheer volume that the masses...

Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on Wii U and 3DS Aims to Bring Us Together Online and At Home

Which multiplayer games are you most excited about?

With 2015 now settling into a groove - and following Nintendo's first Direct broadcasts of the year - we now have a better idea of what to expect in the near future, along with further reassurances of big hitters to come later in 2015. As a result there's plenty for Nintendo fans to look forward...

News: Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Nintendo Shows Off Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Story and Fan Reactions

Is the hype monstrous yet?

In terms of big days for the 3DS, we're not sure it's ever had a date quite like 13th February this year. That day will see new hardware with the New Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and, last but certainly not least, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. We hope that Capcom's latest monster slaying adventure won't...

Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episode One

New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episode One

You voted, we listened

Not so long ago we ran a poll to find out what aspects of the New Nintendo 3DS you were most interested in. The system comes packed with new features, like super-stable 3D, cover plates (on the standard model), a more powerful CPU, augmented controls and much more besides. We're running a series of videos which focus on the...