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News: Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

Tomodachi Life Sneaks Past Watch Dogs in Single-Format UK Charts, Just Behind Minecraft

3DS title and MK8 outside all-format top 10

With a quiet release schedule and long spell of hot weather, the UK games market endured its second lowest week of unit sales in 2014, and the worst in revenue. Not a great time for retailers, then, and Nintendo has a mix of good and bad news to consider. The positive news comes in the single-format...

News: Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Still no plans, as yet, to make methods public

In early July we reported on YouTube channel MrBean35000vr demonstrating that it had hacked a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, showing changes to text within the game, the console's menu and WaraWara Plaza. The hackers made a point in expressing their opposition to 'cheaters' and stated it was working towards...

News: Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third in UK, Moves Back Up the Charts

Pokémon Black and White make surprise return

With the Summer well underway — and with the UK currently enduring a heat wave — it's been a quieter week of game sales in the country, with a drop of 14% in revenue for game sales last week. Nintendo has bucked the trend however, with Mario Kart 8 and discounted DS games enjoying terrific weeks in...

News: Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Tomodachi Life Climbs UK Charts Yet Again as Mario Kart 8 Stays in the Race

Animal Crossing: New Leaf creeps back into the top 40, too

While gameplay comparisons between Tomodachi Life and Animal Crossing: New Leaf were often made and always a bit wrong, similarities could certainly be identified in their target audience and potential success. As a humorous, rather quirky Mii life-sim, Nintendo no-doubt hopes that it'll...

Play: It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

It's The Second Nintendo Life Community GP in Mario Kart 8 - Live!

Hit A on the 2...

Just recently we announced the second Nintendo Life Community GP competition, and it's now open. Mario Kart 8 has been with us for over a month now and players are getting rather good at it, so this is a chance to show just how good you are. This one is a code-based tournament, to give it that community feel, so below are...

News: Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Retail Promotions Prompt Tomodachi Life to Continue Climb in UK Charts

Life in the old Mii yet

Tomodachi Life made a modest UK chart début when it launched in early June, not exactly shaming itself but struggling to make a significant impact. Since then, however, Nintendo of America has been making positive noises about its performance in its region and, in the UK charts at least, the Mii-sim has not only seen a...

News: Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Utilises a browser-based workaround

The Wii and DS systems suffered from extensive hacking and unauthorised mods, which allowed people to create their own apps and, alternatively, download and use ROMS of games for free. The homebrew scene was one aspect, though accompanying piracy was a substantial problem that impacted software sales and has been...

News: Those Mario Kart 8 McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Are Now Available in the US

Those Mario Kart 8 McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Are Now Available in the US

Clap along...

Not too long ago we brought you the news that Mario Kart 8 toys were coming to McDonald's Happy Meals in the US, predicting an early July arrival. Well, they're now available, and looking rather charming. As reported before and as the image above shows, there are seven toys to collect in addition to a Mario visor, and they'll be...

News: Tomodachi Life on the Rise in UK Charts

Tomodachi Life on the Rise in UK Charts

The quirky Mii-sim still has legs

The weekly UK game sales charts are in again and we continue to see a flurry of PS4/Xbox One blockbusters hogging the top slots. Sniper Elite 3, Watch Dogs and EA Sports UFC are enjoying their time at the top this week. Tomodachi Life

News: Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

There's this thing called the World Cup, it apparently affects sales

The latest UK chart results are in, and they bring reasonable news for Nintendo's two main entries in the top 40, reflecting a quiet spell for game sales but also early signs of hope for the company's current plucky, yet bizarre, 3DS title. To start at the top end, Mario Kart 8,...

E3 2014: Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperform Mario Kart 7 Figures in North America

Launch Sales of Mario Kart 8 Outperform Mario Kart 7 Figures in North America

An 18% attach rate in just three days

We already know that Mario Kart 8 enjoyed an exceptional launch, selling 1.2 million copies worldwide in its opening weekend. In an analyst meeting behind closed doors, it seems that the title has seized the honour of, initially at least, outperforming its 3DS predecessor. Senior Research Analyst David Gibson...

Play: Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Mario Kart 8 With Nintendo Life in a 10 Hour Community Tournament

Bring it on

As you may have seen recently, we've opened the round-the-clock Nintendo Life GP in Wii U racer Mario Kart 8, and since its launch two days ago hundreds of players have jumped in for some races. That's a rolling tournament with no real rules or winners, it's just for fun. We've decided that an old-fashioned Community session is needed,...