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Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets Keep Wii U and 3DS Expectations Under Control

E3 surprises are still a solid bet, however

In consecutive years Nintendo predicted a return to good times, struggled to deliver and reported financial losses; with that in mind the recent annual results were a major positive. Nintendo reported a decent profit and showed enough positive intent that shareholders were happy, with the company's value...

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Official Nintendo UK Store Bundles Fire Emblem amiibo with Code Name S.T.E.A.M.

Sneaky strategy

Capitalism has some simple rules, one of which is to balance demand with strategy; if something's rare then you can get more money for it, or use it to promote other goods. A notorious example was GameStop's insane 'Massive Bundle' for a Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS XL, which had a price tag of $500. Nintendo's not quite gone...

Video: 'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool to the Collection of Super Smash Bros. Speed Paintings

In a while, crocodile?

YouTuber Artsy Omni has added a new video to the 'Smashified' series (a series that takes our favourite and most-wanted characters for Smash Bros. DLC and recreates them in the game's art style), and this time the focus is on King K. Rool - a logical choice considering that the antagonist of the Donkey Kong series is arguably...

News: Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Current New Nintendo 3DS System Version

Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Current New Nintendo 3DS System Version

New 'stability' update no doubt on the way

Though the DS days of mass hacking and playable ROMS through common R4 cards are a thing of the past - to the relief of developers and publishers - there are still those that mod the 3DS for niche purposes. Such has been Nintendo's aggressive approach to firmware updates to lock out exploits, any attempts...

News: Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support and 15 Years and Up Age Rating

Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support and 15 Years and Up Age Rating

Now we just need to find Fire Emblem amiibo in stock...

Fire Emblem If is already shaping up to be one of the most intriguing entries in the popular series to date. Though it's not due in the West until 2016, it's raising eyebrows with its approach to two separate retail releases + DLC for its Summer release in Japan, which will be combined through...

Video: Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Gawk at Streets of Rage 2 in 3D on Your New Nintendo 3DS

Grand Upper!

We may be waiting until the Summer for the next batch of 3D Classics from Sega in the West, but Japanese gamers can look forward to 3D Streets of Rage 2 this week, on 28th April; yes, we're jealous. The good news is that Sega's official YouTube channel has served up a taster of how the brilliant fighting game will look on Nintendo's...

News: Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectations "Have Been Smashed", and Aims to Improve Stock Supplies 

"We hope to be able to do a better job of satisfying these needs"

The life of an amiibo collector isn't easy - getting some of the figures is simple enough, especially if you're not picky, but when it comes down to grabbing specific and less common toys the going gets rather tough. Pre-orders sell-out in minutes and can often be left unfulfilled,...

News: Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Unity on New Nintendo 3DS Will Utilise Latest Version of the Engine at Launch

Spokesperson: "We're not ready to discuss release timelines currently"

Earlier this week Unity Technologies confirmed that its engine will support the New Nintendo 3DS, which could lead to a variety of interesting developments - the eShop could receive more ports exclusive to the New hardware, and it also serves as another area in which the Wii

Feature: Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

Key Nindie Developers and Publishers Discuss Unity for the New Nintendo 3DS

"We have at least 5 games I would immediately want to start working on"

For those that follow the 3DS download scene closely, the recent announcement of upcoming Unity support for the New Nintendo 3DS was certainly welcome news. In the right hands the Unity engine can produce excellent, good-looking games, and is invaluable to small studios with...

Reaction: Confirmation of Unity on the New Nintendo 3DS is Welcome, and Gives More Evidence of a Unified Future

Confirmation of Unity on the New Nintendo 3DS is Welcome, and Gives More Evidence of a Unified Future

Points to a reasonable lifecycle for the New portable, too

For a decent amount of time Nintendo's been fielding questions about Unity support for the 3DS, and the answer's often been the same - it's being considered and it's a desired inclusion on the portable. The problem is the reality that the 3DS is derived of technology that was ageing even...

Reminder: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Out Now for the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Out Now for the New Nintendo 3DS XL in North America

Are you really feeling it?

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D has now arrived in North America, completing its roll-out across all territories. The first exclusive on the New Nintendo 3DS XL, it sees Monster Games succeed in porting one of the most sizeable Wii U experiences onto a portable. In our Xenoblade Chronicles 3D review (where we awarded 9/10) we...

Nintendo Download: 9th April (North America)

9th April (North America)

Xenoblade, Etrian Dungeons, Affordable Space Adventures, DS treats and more

It's that time again, North American gamers, for the Nintendo Download Update details. This week brings a Wii U exclusive that makes interesting use of the GamePad, major retail releases on the New Nintendo 3DS XL and wider 3DS 'family', more free-to-play Pokémon on 3DS,...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Goes Live to Speed Things Up

Full steam ahead

Code Name S.T.E.A.M., the new IP from Intelligent Systems, certainly has a number of strengths. A downside, however, has been the amount of time players spend observing the action - often without much of a good view - waiting for the enemy AI to move. You could make a coffee in the break between moves - oh, alright, we're...

News: Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

Empty Slots on Super Smash Bros. Site Suggests More Upcoming DLC Characters

They're toying with us!

One of the biggest pieces of news from last week's Nintendo Direct was the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot - an online form on the official Super Smash Bros. website that allows fans to pitch their dream characters as upcoming DLC for the game. Of course, this has sparked much interest, with players voting for both realistic - and...

News: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk About its Long eShop Approval Process and Why it's Not Coming to the Original 3DS

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Developers Talk About its Long eShop Approval Process and Why it's Not Coming to the Original 3DS

"It's great to finally release something on Nintendo consoles"

As you're likely aware, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth was just recently confirmed for release on Wii U and the New Nintendo 3DS. The Zelda-inspired dungeon crawler caused quite a controversy back in the early days of the eShop when Nintendo rejected the game due to its questionable...

News: It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: Rebirth Really Is Coming To The New 3DS And Wii U

Completely uncensored, apparently

Yesterday was April Fool's Day, and that meant plenty of joke news pieces which caused a few chuckles but were otherwise ignored as false. However, one story slipped through even the Nintendo Life "Fool Filter", and that was the revelation that The Binding of Issac: Rebirth is coming to the Wii U and New 3DS...