E3 2014 News

News: Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Wii U Purchasing Intent Increases By Half In The Wake Of Strong E3 Showing

Another spin on the "Nintendo wins E3" debate

A recent survey commissioned by IHS in partnership with Gamer Network has revealed that Nintendo's strong showing at E3 caused a massive spike in purchasing intent for the Wii U. Around a thousand core gamers were quizzed on various purchase intentions before and after the event. The Wii U began E3 as...

Talking Point: Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Rulebook With a Focus on Children

Nintendo Rewrote the E3 Rulebook With a Focus on Children

Sharing the experience

With their online press conferences and fan events Nintendo has been doing E3 differently for a couple of years now. This year, though, it broke one of the golden rules of show business — never work with children. A Kid’s Corner initiative brought some hand-picked children into E3 to try out the new games and experience...

News: Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critics Awards

Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critics Awards

The awards are the reward

Nintendo had a pretty solid E3 this year, and this is reflected in the fact that the company has scored three Game Critics Awards in the annual "Best of E3" round-up. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was branded the Best Handheld / Mobile game, while its Wii U sibling took home the Best Fighting Game award. Rounding off the trio...

Video: Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See How Nintendo Silenced Its Critics At E3 2014

Watch Our Handy Highlight Video To See How Nintendo Silenced Its Critics At E3 2014

Zelda! Amiibo! Splatoon!

It's fair to say that many people in the industry who are deemed to be "experts" didn't give Nintendo much of a chance at this year's E3. The company's decision to not hold a traditional press conference for the second year running — coupled with the well-publicised struggles of the Wii U — resulted in many dire...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Miyamoto-san - "the numbers have never been as bad as they are now"

We're entering a vital period for the Wii U — though that's been said plenty of times in the past — as Nintendo looks to use the early success of Mario Kart 8 to kick off a sustained revival of the system. The company threw a lot of exciting Wii U content out for the world to...

Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Some Wii U Doubters at E3

Nintendo Successfully Wooed Some Wii U Doubters at E3

Its message of fun and innovation gets through

As a Nintendo-centric site, it's pretty obvious where the interests of our team and the community lie. While we'll be critical of Nintendo, its games, systems or policies when we feel such a stance is warranted, we are inevitably 'rooting' for the company. To nick the big N's slogan of choice right...

News: Everyone Was Talking About Nintendo At E3 2014

Everyone Was Talking About Nintendo At E3 2014

Setting social media alight

It's fair to say that Nintendo had a pretty successful E3, winning over gamers with its Digital Event, Treehouse sessions and a raft of exciting announcements. As if to illustrate this fact, social media intelligence analytics provider Crimson Hexagon has released stats which show just how much chatter Nintendo generated...

Feature: Catch Up With Ten of the Nintendo Treehouse E3 Demonstrations

Catch Up With Ten of the Nintendo Treehouse E3 Demonstrations

Essential viewing

Nintendo's multi-faceted approach to E3 this year did much to earn praise, as it ignored convention and produced a series of videos and events that played up to its strengths. The Digital Event was stylish, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational was raucous fun, and there were two roundtable events that generated plenty of buzz. That...

Feature: A Cross-Platform Look At E3 2014

A Cross-Platform Look At E3 2014

Tom, Sammy and Ken cover the three major players

With E3 finished and those hard workers of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony preparing to return to the real world after their three-day adventure in the LA bubble, there's plenty to talk about. All three major hardware manufacturers delivered big games, a surprise or two and, in general, a whole load of...

Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?

What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3?

It's actually finished, you know

E3 is over, finished, done for another year. It was three days (four if you consider the 'day zero' press conferences) of gaming madness, with information overload and the main console manufacturers, publishers and developers doing the equivalent of jumping around screaming "look at me, please!" for a sustained...

E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag Comparable To Skylanders And Disney Infinity Toys

Reggie shares some details

Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that Amiibo (or "amiibo", if you want to be fussy) NFC figures will be priced around the same level as the toys seen in the Skylanders and Disney Infinity ranges. Speaking to the Seattle Times, Fils-Aime said: You can expect them to be comparable to the Disney and...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes Its Official E3 2014 Highlights

Nintendo Unleashes Its Official E3 2014 Highlights

Three minutes of E3 goodness

The lights are going off at E3, and Nintendo is packing up all of those lovely debug systems that are home to titles that, we hope, will be future classics. It certainly seemed like Nintendo kept us busy over the three days, especially with its rolling Treehouse coverage. Now that the doors are closing the company has...

E3 2014: Nintendo Planning To Release Amiibo Figures for Entire Super Smash Bros. Roster

Nintendo Planning To Release Amiibo Figures for Entire Super Smash Bros. Roster

Explains how the figures will work

As E3 draws to a close for another year, one of the most significant reveals for Nintendo will likely be regarded as the Amiibo figure platform. Previous codenamed NFP (Nintendo Figurine Platform), an initial range was finally shown, demonstrated and confirmed for a number of new and existing titles, even including...

E3 2014: Reggie Fils-A-Mech Does Battle With Shigeru Miyamoto, Sort Of

Reggie Fils-A-Mech Does Battle With Shigeru Miyamoto, Sort Of

Some welcome E3 madness

Nintendo is normally a reliable source of quirky E3 moments, whether it's the appearance of Non-Specific Action Figure, Shigeru Miyamoto pretending to shoot out of a Donkey Kong barrel or many examples besides. If light relief is what you want, the company normally delivers. A candidate for this year's best silly moment has...

E3 2014: Check Out These Videos of Masahiro Sakurai's Roundtable and the Super Smash Bros. Invitational

Check Out These Videos of Masahiro Sakurai's Roundtable and the Super Smash Bros. Invitational

Because we always need more Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has been a focal point of E3 for Nintendo, unsurprisingly, with the live Invitational Tournament being a stand-out event, while Masahiro Sakurai also revealed Pac-Man in a developer's presentation. Nintendo has now produced handy highlight videos of both, ideal if you...