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News: Japanese 3DS Lifetime Sales Overtake PlayStation 3

Japanese 3DS Lifetime Sales Overtake PlayStation 3

Nintendo consoles dominating on home soil

Recently we learnt that the 3DS was dominating sales in Japan with the portable console shifting 2.5 times more units than all other platforms combined. It seems this momentum isn’t showing any signs of slowing down either, as this week’s impressive sales have seen it leapfrog a big rival in total sales...

News: Here's A Special Edition 3DS XL And First Trailer For Super Robot Taisen UX

Here's A Special Edition 3DS XL And First Trailer For Super Robot Taisen UX

Robot rock

Namco Bandai has released the first trailer for its upcoming 3DS title, Super Robot Taisen UX. Due to hit the portable console on 14th March 2013, the game is classed as a 2D side-scrolling action game based on the popular Japanese series - featuring plenty of anime mech battles with notable characters from the show. To commemorate the...

News: Nintendo Confirms It Is Possible To Transfer Network IDs To Another Wii U

Nintendo Confirms It Is Possible To Transfer Network IDs To Another Wii U

Only in the event of a repair, it seems

Last month we reported that Nintendo Network IDs were tied to one console - meaning you couldn't sign into your own account on a friend's Wii U or worse still, if you were unlucky and broke your brand new Wii U, there would likely be no easy way to simply login on a new console and retrieve your details. For...

Hardware Review: Wii Mini

Wii Mini

I shall call it Mini Wii

To say the Wii Mini's announcement was something of a surprise is an understatement. Having just launched the Wii U you would have assumed that Nintendo would want to focus all of its attention on its next-gen system and not risk any other hardware-based distractions. Strange timing aside, the Wii Mini is now a reality -...

Feature: We've Unboxed A Wii Mini So You Don't Have To

We've Unboxed A Wii Mini So You Don't Have To

Getting to grips with the newest Nintendo console

Exclusive to Canada and lacking online functionality, the Wii Mini might seem like an afterthought on Nintendo's part but that didn't stop us ordering one as soon as they became available and mobbing the courier the moment the package arrived. Nintendo hardware is still Nintendo hardware, after all...

News: How A Modified Wii Zapper Inspired The Wii U

How A Modified Wii Zapper Inspired The Wii U

Prototype also impacted the development of the 3DS

With the Wii U launching in Japan tomorrow, the latest edition of Iwata Asks focuses on Nintendo Land, one of the console's most significant first-party titles. During the interview, Takayuki Shimamura from EAD's Software Development Department revealed a prototype Wii Zapper - with a screen...

News: Nintendo Enjoys Bumper North American Hardware Sales In November

Nintendo Enjoys Bumper North American Hardware Sales In November

More than 1.75 million hardware units shifted in one month

Nintendo has released its sales figures for the month of November, revealing that it has sold more than 1.75 million units across the US. This means that November 2012 marks the 36th time that Nintendo has sold over 1 million units in a month in North America since 2004. Attributing to this...

News: Wii U And 3DS Firmware Updates Go Live

Wii U And 3DS Firmware Updates Go Live

"Further improvements to overall system stability"

Nintendo has pushed out firmware updates to its Wii U and 3DS consoles. In the case of both updates, Nintendo states that they offer "further improvements to overall system stability". This is the second update for the Wii U, following the 1GB install which occurs when new systems are switched on...

News: Wii U Update Will Be Available Out Of The Box Next Year

Wii U Update Will Be Available Out Of The Box Next Year

Oh why must U make us wait

We all had to face that dreaded update for Wii U upon first setting it up, leaving no choice but to pop off for a cup of tea or a quick stroll to the shops and back. It has come as no surprise, however, that this hour long update - some have had less time to wait, while others had much longer - will come pre-installed with...

News: Wii Mini Doesn't Include an SD Slot

Wii Mini Doesn't Include an SD Slot

Just another thing to add to the list

It has been discovered that the recently unveiled Wii Mini system does not have an SD card slot. The new miniaturised Wii, which — bizarrely enough — will only be available to purchase in Canada, is a cut-down version of the original Wii that lacks online functionality or GameCube backward compatibility...

Hardware Review: Wii U

Wii U

The Nintendo Life verdict on the biggest hardware launch of 2012

After months of waiting, the Wii U is finally here. The system launched in North America on the 18th and comes to European shores today. We’ve had our hands on a Euro console for a while now, and have been putting it through its paces to bring you our impressions of what is...

News: Wii U Can Stream MP4 Videos Directly From Your Computer

Wii U Can Stream MP4 Videos Directly From Your Computer

Watch trailers and more

European Nintendo fans are only just getting their hands on the shiny new Wii U console today, but users in the States are starting to find out some cool hidden features - such as the ability to stream MP4 videos straight from your computer. Entering your computer's IP address into the Wii U browser allows you to beam movies...

News: Nintendo Has No Plans To Launch Wii Mini In The UK

Nintendo Has No Plans To Launch Wii Mini In The UK

For Canada's eyes only

It began as a rumour which led to an official announcement, but we now know that the Wii Mini is real. It's a Canadian exclusive for the time being, but for those of you who may have been hoping that the pint-sized console could travel to the UK in the near future, we've got some bad news. Speaking with

News: Molyneux: Wii U Is Good, But It's Not Great

Molyneux: Wii U Is Good, But It's Not Great

Industry veteran has "unbelievable respect" for its creator, though

Co-founder of 22 Cans and industry legend Peter Molyneux has already spoken out a few times saying he doesn't think modern day consoles are equipped properly for the ever-changing gaming market. Recently the former Bullfrog and Lionhead boss said he "struggles to see anything...

News: Wii U GamePad Offers Nine-Axis Controls

Wii U GamePad Offers Nine-Axis Controls

Utilises the earth’s magnetic pull

Motion sensors have been a major part of the gaming industry for a while now. Ever since the Nintendo Wii was first revealed all those years ago developers have been clambering over each other to implement motion controls into their games – even more so when it became so successful. Since then we’ve seen...

News: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Dogged By Performance Issues

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Dogged By Performance Issues

More frame rate woes

Wii U has launched with more titles to choose from than ever before. Of course those with a keen eye will be quick to point out that this is largely because third party developers have simply ported some of their old games from other platforms over to Nintendo’s new console. One of those titles is Batman: Arkham City Armored...

News: Wii Mini Is Official And Has No Online Connectivity

Wii Mini Is Official And Has No Online Connectivity

$99 price, December launch in Canada

The leak of the Wii Mini this morning has turned into an official announcement, with Nintendo confirming the existence of the system and launching a dedicated site. The new machine features a fresh two-tone design and retails for $99. At the moment, it looks like being exclusive to Canada, but there's a chance...