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News: 3DS Double Sales in Japan After Star Fox and Flare Red Launch

3DS Double Sales in Japan After Star Fox and Flare Red Launch

The Fox effect

Star Fox 64 3DS hits the West on 9th September, but it's already out in Japan and has given the console's sales a sizeable boost. Between 11th and 17th July, the game shifted 32,475 units across the country, putting it in sixth position behind two PlayStation baseball games, Taiko Drum Master Portable DX on PSP, Puyo Puyo!! on DS and the first Wii entry in Level-5's popular football..

News: Nintendo Refuses to Confirm GameCube Downloads on Wii U

Nintendo Refuses to Confirm GameCube Downloads on Wii U

No denying either

Yesterday we reported that GameCube games could come to Wii U via WiiWare, and Nintendo has now released an official (and very carefully worded) statement to Destructoid: To clarify the capabilities of the Wii U system: As correctly stated, Wii U will not play Nintendo GameCube discs, however Nintendo has not made any...

News: Vigil Games Talks Darksiders II and Tricky Wii U Development

Vigil Games Talks Darksiders II and Tricky Wii U Development

Staff members have high opinions of the console

The action adventure game Darksiders II for the Wii U won't look any better than the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions, but not because it is unable to do so. Jay Fitzloff, marketing manager at THQ's Vigil Games spoke to Video Gamer about how relatively easy it was to get the the visuals to match the standards of the PS3 and 360 versions: We're not..

News: Miyamoto Talks the New Generation Behind the Wii U

Miyamoto Talks the New Generation Behind the Wii U

Expect new heroes on the console

General manager at Nintendo EAD Shigeru Miyamoto spoke to French newspaper Libération after the events of E3 and gave a little insight into the development of the Wii U and how there's a new generation of designers emerging. When Libération asked Miyamoto if he was the brains behind the Wii U's hardware design, he...

News: Ocarina of Time 3D was Second Best-Selling Game of June

Ocarina of Time 3D was Second Best-Selling Game of June

United States figures are in

Although The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D launched in the middle of the month, 11 days was all it took for the Zelda remake to establish itself as the second best-selling single-format game for the month of June. According to independent market research company NPD Group, more than 283,000 copies of the game were...

News: Videogame History Museum Needs Your Donations

Videogame History Museum Needs Your Donations

Needs to raise $30,000

In the UK, the Retro Computer Museum just moved to a new home, and now the Videogame History Museum over in Silicon Valley needs to raise funds for its own bricks-and-mortar initiative. The non-profit charity needs to raise $30,000 to build itself a permanent building in which to house its classic coin-ops, consoles and gaming...

News: Iwata: "We Must Continue to Combat Negative 3D Rumours"

Iwata: "We Must Continue to Combat Negative 3D Rumours"

Giving the president a headache

Despite carefully worded health advice from Nintendo itself, not to mention supporting advice from eyesight specialists, there still seems a negative perception of the Nintendo 3DS console's stereoscopic capabilities, partially fuelled by certain disreputable media outlets. A recent shareholders meeting at Nintendo Japan highlighted the issue, and Nintendo president..

News: Wii U is Technically 3D-Ready

Wii U is Technically 3D-Ready

Check that off the list

While it may have taken Nintendo a few years to jump on the HD bandwagon, it seems the company doesn't want to be in a position where it finds itself being left behind again when it comes to the latest trend in consumer technology. In an interview conducted by Mercury News, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata clarified the focus of the company and the Wii U's 3D capabilities:..

News: Retro Computer Museum Now Has a Permanent Home

Retro Computer Museum Now Has a Permanent Home

Rooted in Leicestershire

The Retro Computer Museum just recently celebrated its third birthday on Sunday, and along with the anniversary announcement came the news that the museum now has a permanent home in Leicestershire. Now the museum has a fixed address, it should hopefully mean events and exhibitions will be more frequent. The exact location...

News: Wii U Striking Balance Between Performance and Price

Wii U Striking Balance Between Performance and Price

Won't "dramatically" outperform PS3 and 360

With rumours of the Wii U's technical specs being significantly higher than those of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it's easy to pin our hopes up too high and expect something that simply isn't. After Shigeru Miyamoto's conversation with GameSpot at E3, it only sounds even more realistic that we should keep our hopes firmly grounded. When asked how..

News: Nintendo to Update Wii U Prototype Hardware in Coming Weeks

Nintendo to Update Wii U Prototype Hardware in Coming Weeks

SEGA patiently waiting

Nintendo sent out early Wii U technical specifications after E3, but the system's technical specifications are still mostly unknown, partly as developers aren't yet working on final hardware. SEGA Europe's managing director of development Gary Dunn told Eurogamer it's expecting to receive updated prototype hardware in June or...

News: Wii U Won't Support Blu-ray or DVD Playback

Wii U Won't Support Blu-ray or DVD Playback

So don't bother trying

With news that the Wii U won't be compatible with GameCube games, and that the console's proprietary disc format is able to hold an amount of data that rivals the PlayStation 3, we naturally wonder if the console will be able to play Blu-ray Discs, or even DVDs. At this year's E3 analyst Q&A session, hopes of being able to play the aforementioned formats on the Wii U have..

News: Take a Closer Look at the Wii U Console

Take a Closer Look at the Wii U Console

See it from behind

You've had your first look at the Wii U console, but we know you want to see Nintendo's new white box from all angles. While the machine was locked away pretty securely at E3, enterprising Japanese site Inside Games has snapped photos from the front, back and side to show exactly what's included. The back will be of most interest,...

Rumour: Wii U is 50% More Powerful Than PlayStation 3

Wii U is 50% More Powerful Than PlayStation 3

The chips are up

Wii U's IBM Power processor is capable of some pretty good-looking visuals, with full 1080p output, but how powerful is the console overall? We don't know for sure, but one analyst thinks the machine will knock Sony's PlayStation 3 into a cocked hat. Arvind Bhatia, from firm Sterne Agee, told Industry Gamers: Some of the developers we spoke to indicated to us that the console will..

News: Wii U and Its Controller Near Their Final Form Factor

Wii U and Its Controller Near Their Final Form Factor

Reggie Fils-Aime talks design and tablet trend

Although the aesthetic design of the Wii U controller may look similar to tablet devices, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime points out that the company is not trying to tap into the tablet market. During a VentureBeat interview, Fils-Aime spoke about Wii U's development and how it took place before tablet devices gained the popularity we..