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News: Ubisoft: Nintendo Has The Brand Power To Turn Wii U Around

Ubisoft: Nintendo Has The Brand Power To Turn Wii U Around

CEO Yves Guillemot is a fan of second-screen gaming

The whole Rayman Legends saga has sullied Ubisoft's name with a lot of Wii U owners, but the fact is that the French publisher has stuck with Nintendo's console for longer than most. Watch_Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag — two of the company's biggest 2013 releases — are both destined...

News: China Ready To Finally Lift Game Console Ban

China Ready To Finally Lift Game Console Ban

There will be rules, naturally

China is perhaps on its way to becoming the most powerful economy in the world and hosted the Olympic Games as recently as 2008, and yet it can be easy to forget how different life is in the Communist state. While it's a country becoming increasingly open to some Western influences — inevitable as it bids for...

News: Investment Expert Feels Nintendo Earnings Miss Will Trigger Multi-Platform Approach

Investment Expert Feels Nintendo Earnings Miss Will Trigger Multi-Platform Approach

Investors should buy now and reap the benefits later

Global investment firm Jefferies & Co's Atul Goyal has recommended that investors pick up Nintendo shares in the expectation of big profits should the Japanese company fail to meet its proposed operating profit of 100 billion Yen. Goyal's opinion is that Nintendo's failure to meet its targets...

News: Pachter: Nintendo Has Lost Its "Mojo"

Pachter: Nintendo Has Lost Its "Mojo"

Analyst questions why anyone would buy a Wii U

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has once again passed judgement on the Wii U, and has delivered perhaps his most damning assessment of Nintendo's console yet. Speaking to ABC's News 10, Pachter questioned why anyone would even consider picking up the console, aside from the (rather significant)...

News: Wii U Turned Ubisoft On To Second-Screen Gaming, But Isn't The Focus Moving Forward

Wii U Turned Ubisoft On To Second-Screen Gaming, But Isn't The Focus Moving Forward

Publisher now committed to "new gen" Microsoft and Sony platforms

These days we're seeing more and more console games shipping alongside companion mobile or tablet applications which aim to broaden the experience. If Ubisoft has its way, that trend is not only set to continue, but will develop to the point where "second-screen" gaming is...

News: Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Atlus USA States That It's Currently "Unaffected" by Issues With Japanese Parent Company

Shin Megami Tensei IV still on track for release

Yesterday we reported that the parent company of developer/publisher Atlus, Index, was in the midst of financial difficulties in Japan and had entered "civil rehabilitation proceedings". Some have compared this to bankruptcy, though the law in Japan means that it's not an exact match, with the general...

News: Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK

Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK

Dem FPS and footie gamez

The Wii has kicked some serious booty in terms of global sales, getting close to 100 million sales and 'winning', at the time of writing, its generation of systems. That impressive success can mask the fact that the diminutive console has seen momentum go off the cliff since early 2012, as games dried up and the Wii U...

News: Reggie Unmoved By The Threat Of $400 PlayStation 4

Reggie Unmoved By The Threat Of $400 PlayStation 4

Holiday season will put Nintendo in a "very good position"

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has been speaking to Kotaku about the current state of the Wii U, and has delivered some typically bullish predictions — as well as admitting that the console has struggled to satisfy core gamers. Talking about the "next-gen verses current...

News: Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales

Iwata: We Are To Blame For Poor Wii U Sales

Nintendo CEO owns up

With sales flagging and third-party support very thin on the ground, the Wii U is certainly having a hard time of late. It's only been on the market for half a year, yet many within the industry are ready to write it off completely. Coming off the back of the incredible success of the original Wii, the new console's failure to...

News: Molyneux: Nintendo Is "Brilliant" At Attracting Players, But Their Hardware "Gets In The Way"

Molyneux: Nintendo Is "Brilliant" At Attracting Players, But Their Hardware "Gets In The Way"

"They've probably got a plan, and you should never underestimate Nintendo"

Former Bullfrog, Lionhead and Microsoft Games Studios boss Peter Molyneux has once again voiced his opinion on Nintendo's place in the industry, directly contesting Shigeru Miyamoto's assertion that working with both hardware and software offers advantages to the Japanese...

News: Warner Bros. Believes In Wii U, Thinks E3 Games Will "Re-energize The Platform"

Warner Bros. Believes In Wii U, Thinks E3 Games Will "Re-energize The Platform"

"I think they're going to fix the problem"

Nintendo may have some killer titles of its own coming to Wii U this year and beyond, but third-party support for the console has been uncertain almost from day one. Electronic Arts has backed away from the platform, and staunch supporter Ubisoft appears to be getting cold feet. Thankfully, it's not all...

News: Miyamoto: Consumers Should Have Access To Their Games "For A Long Time"

Miyamoto: Consumers Should Have Access To Their Games "For A Long Time"

What's yours should be yours

Microsoft has shot itself in the foot so many times over the past few weeks that we imagine it's running perilously short on toes right now, but one of the biggest PR disasters it has experienced has to be the Xbox One's policy regarding game ownership. When you buy a game for the forthcoming console, you're effectively...

News: Ubisoft Scaling Back Support For Wii U, Expects Price Cut To Bolster Sales

Ubisoft Scaling Back Support For Wii U, Expects Price Cut To Bolster Sales

Is the Wii U about to lose one of its biggest supporters?

Ubisoft has confirmed during its recent investor meeting that it will be scaling back support for Nintendo's Wii U console. The French publisher — which has Assassin's Creed IV, Watch_Dogs and Rayman Legends all scheduled to hit the system before the end of 2013 — also stated that it...