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Rumour: Nintendo Considering Alternative Names for Wii U

Nintendo Considering Alternative Names for Wii U

Who remembers the Revolution?

According to rumours that have surfaced online, Nintendo is considering the possibility of rebranding its next home console, potentially leaving Wii U behind. As reported by CVG, staff at the top level in both Japan and North America are apparently discussing a name change, though whether this would affect the console's...

News: Nintendo 3DS Hits 15 Million Sold Worldwide

Nintendo 3DS Hits 15 Million Sold Worldwide

Back on track

Nintendo has revealed it's sold over 15 million 3DS consoles around the world since it launched in February 2011. The console had a strong three months from October to December, selling over 4.6m units around the world, its most successful quarter of sales to date. In this financial year — i.e. from April 2011 to date — Nintendo...

Rumour: Wii U "Twice as Powerful as Xbox 360"

Wii U "Twice as Powerful as Xbox 360"

Anonymous source speaks up

An anonymous developer speaking to Develop has claimed Wii U has twice the power of Microsoft's Xbox 360. The source said Nintendo's next console boasts twice the processing and graphical output of Microsoft's 6-year old console. Of course there are no statistics to back this up, but if true, it would represent an enormous...

News: White and Pink 3DS Consoles Go Solo from 10th February

White and Pink 3DS Consoles Go Solo from 10th February

Heads up UK

Nintendo UK originally promised the Coral Pink and Ice White 3DS consoles would be available sans game in December, but due to unspecified delays the systems are now due to launch on 10th February. Amazon currently lists the colours at £159.99, significantly higher than the £139.99 or so it's asking for the Metallic Red, Aqua Blue and Cosmos Black units. Here's hoping those who want a..

News: Kingdom Hearts 3DS Bundle Confirmed for Japan

Kingdom Hearts 3DS Bundle Confirmed for Japan

It's so pretty

It seem like the Japanese market is enjoying quite a few special edition 3DS consoles, with the Metal Gear Solid themed console due soon. Not to be outdone, Andriasang reports that Square Enix is also preparing its own hardware bundle for Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Once again it's the black 3DS that receives a...

News: Metal Gear Solid-Themed 3DS Teased

Metal Gear Solid-Themed 3DS Teased

Slithers into view

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D has been a long time coming, but series creator Hideo Kojima has taken to Twitter to tease details about the stealthy title. His latest revelation, as reported by Andriasang, is that there will be a Metal Gear Solid-themed 3DS system released as part of a bundle. A release date of 8th March has been confirmed, but due to the vague nature of tweets..

Hardware Review: Analogue Interactive CMVS Slim and Arcade Stick

Analogue Interactive CMVS Slim and Arcade Stick

A different class of console

When we went hands-on with Analogue Interactive’s amazing 100% walnut consolised MVS a few months back, we were amazed at both the workmanship involved and the mind-blowing retro gaming possibilities. The company managed to break into an extremely niche sector of the console hardware market with a machine that looked...

Feature: Further Adventures in Scanlines: The SLG SCART

Further Adventures in Scanlines: The SLG SCART

Reading between the lines

Not so long ago we reported on an awesome piece of tech which imbued your HD TV with the power to display authentic retro-style scanlines. The SLG3000 has since gone on to become a highly sought-after piece of kit in vintage gaming circles, so much so that Arcade Forge - the company behind the unit - have come up with a more streamlined version, dubbed the SLG SCART..

News: SupaBoy Is a Portable Super Nintendo for $80

SupaBoy Is a Portable Super Nintendo for $80

And it's out now

After last year's pleasing Retron2 console from Hyperkin, the manufacturer's back with a brand new toy: the SupaBoy. A portable Super NES with a built-in 3.5" screen, the machine takes Super Nintendo and Super Famicom cartridges and features TV out and two controller ports, perfect for settling scores on Super Mario Kart. It...

News: HandyNES Is a Portable NES and That's Cool Enough

HandyNES Is a Portable NES and That's Cool Enough

And we want one

Getting ten free NES games as part of the 3DS Ambassador program is good, but for some inexplicable reason the 3DS doesn't take original NES carts. This baffling oversight may never be corrected, but at least talented modder LovableChevy has created a portable NES to give 8-bit gamers on the go a reason to be cheerful. The HandyNES...

News: Neo Geo CMVS Gets Ebony Wood

Neo Geo CMVS Gets Ebony Wood

Ash in your face

Fans of the wooden Neo Geo MVS we featured a few months back might be pleased to know that Analogue has tweaked its design, shaving the machine a little thinner and offering it in ebonised ash. Analogue has also recreated the machine's iconic arcade stick in a nice woody finish too, perfect for times when playing SNK Arcade Classics...

News: Blue Wii Heads Stateside for Black Friday

Blue Wii Heads Stateside for Black Friday

It starts

That crazy day of manic buying, also known as Black Friday, is very nearly upon us, and Walmart has sounded the first battle cry. Siliconera reports the retailer has the exclusive on the blue reconfigured Wii, and will be selling it on 25th November for just $99.96. However, the advert just lists the box's contents as a Wii console, Remote Plus and Nunchuk: no mention of

News: Nintendo Working On Two Controller Support for Wii U

Nintendo Working On Two Controller Support for Wii U

That's a lot of screens

When the Wii U was unveiled at E3 2011, we only saw it working with one touch screen controller, but according to an anonymous source speaking to Develop Nintendo is beavering away on supporting a second controller. Citing a "trusted game development executive", Develop says the Wii U codebase indicates that...

News: Iwata Unsure if Nintendo Will Sell Wii U At a Loss

Iwata Unsure if Nintendo Will Sell Wii U At a Loss

At a loss for words

In stark contrast to Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo generally sells hardware at a profit, but the recent 3DS price drop has clearly caused the company to reconsider that stance. At a recent investor Q&A, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed he's not yet sure if Nintendo will sell Wii U at a profit from day one. I have no definitive information on whether we will sell the..

News: Grab a 3DS for £90 As Makro Goes Crazy Tomorrow

Grab a 3DS for £90 As Makro Goes Crazy Tomorrow

All Nintendo machines sub-£100

Cash and carry chain Makro is having a particularly good deal in its UK stores tomorrow, offering any Nintendo console of your choice for under £100. The retailer — which only sells to card-carrying members, it should be pointed out — is selling all Nintendo hardware at an eye-watering £90, including the...

News: Colourful European 3DS Bundles Look Like This

Colourful European 3DS Bundles Look Like This

It's good to know what to expect

The newly announced Ice White and Coral Pink 3DS consoles look nice enough on their own, but it's the retail packaging that really shines. The pink console in particular has some of the cutest artwork we've ever seen for a Nintendo console, decked out in puppies and kittens and a pink box. Ice White is slightly less cutesy but still striking, with a giant Mario on..