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News: Virtual Console Passes 10m Downloads Milestone

Virtual Console Passes 10m Downloads Milestone

Nintendo has confirmed that its Virtual Console service has successfully recorded 10 million downloads in its opening year.

Nintendo Supremo Satoru Iwata revealed: Virtual Console saw over ten million downloads by the end of last December. That's the total number of titles people paid to download. I think that selling over ten million classic games...

News: Master System Games Coming to The VC!

Master System Games Coming to The VC!

The first new Virtual Console channel of 2008 has been confirmed and Sega fans should be rejoicing as it's the 8-bit Master System that will be getting the VC treatment. Game Gear software will also to be released under the same channel (which makes sense as technically the two consoles shared the same technology).

The first games in Japan will be...

News: Goldeneye NOT Virtual Console Bound?

Goldeneye NOT Virtual Console Bound?

Xbox site Xbox Evolved has posted a rather worrying story regarding the N64 classic Goldeneye. According to the site, Rare is gearing up to publish the game on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service.

Rare apparently has already started to seek the permission of current Bond licence holder Activision. Other classic Rare titles such as Perfect Dark and...

News: Nintendo of Europe relaunches with Wii Points exchange!

Nintendo of Europe relaunches with Wii Points exchange!

After a little over two weeks of downtime, the Nintendo of Europe site has relaunched with a totally new look and new features. One of these is the ability to swap your stars for Wii Points!

Go to http://wiipointscard.nintendo-europe.com and select your country. After logging in you can exchange your hard earned stars for Wii Points! They come rather expensive though - 4 stars for 1 Wii Point. So..

News: VC Earns over $30 million so far

VC Earns over $30 million so far

A recent press conference in Tokyo shed some light on the astonishing success of the Virtual Console service so far.

Nintendo's own Shinji Hatano reiterated a previous figure of 7.8 million downloads and then went on to reveal that currently the service had generated 3.5 billion yen ($33 million / £16 million) The humble Nintendo exec then saids of these figures, "We're currently unsure if..

News: TMNT increases in price for Europe

TMNT increases in price for Europe

A strange development recently (We are unsure when), as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now also costs 600 Wii Points in Europe (And Australia) instead of 500, just like America.

Not that this really matters, as the game's not very good. We sincerely hope that you don't download it now, why would you buy a stinker for an increased price!? Save your Wii...

News: SMB: The Lost Levels removed from EU Wii Shop

SMB: The Lost Levels removed from EU Wii Shop

Sunday was the last day of September. As such, the Hanabi Festival has now come to an end, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels has been removed from the Wii Shop. If you didn't download it, you might've missed it forever! Nintendo stated that it was a "collectors' item", which implies that it might not return for a second chance. Still, anything's possible, so if you did miss it, just hope for the best!

To clear up the confusion which seemed to exist - No, the other Hanabi Festival games are not gone. The Lost Levels is the only game that was available for a l...

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