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News: Wii U Designed to Do The Impossible

Wii U Designed to Do The Impossible

Nintendoes what Nintendidn't

While Nintendo may have struggled to explain adequately the Wii U's unique charms at E3, the machine was created with one principle in mind: to do what Wii can't. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors that while being an improved Wii — it does full HD output for a start — it's designed to be a brand new...

News: Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Back in One Piece

Nintendo-published games have returned to the shelves of UK retailers Game and Gamestation. Tekken 3D Prime Edition was the first game to skip the retailer in February, but is now available to buy in store or online. It's joined by fellow 3DS outing One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP and DS sequel Inazuma Eleven 2, plus Pandora

News: Nintendo "Very Eager" to Help Third Party 3DS Developers

Nintendo "Very Eager" to Help Third Party 3DS Developers

Mi casa es su casa

As we all expected, so far Nintendo's arguably made the best use of the 3DS's stereoscopic screen, but it's not all high and mighty about it — it wants to help third party developers get up to the same level. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors the company would happily pass on knowledge of how to leverage the 3DS...

News: GameStop Won't Be Selling Spirit Camera Second-Hand

GameStop Won't Be Selling Spirit Camera Second-Hand

Frightening

Hoping to grab a cheap pre-owned copy of Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir from GameStop? Sorry, your luck is out — the chain won't be trading in Nintendo's augmented reality experience. The reason is the game relies on an intricate book bundled with new copies; without the book, the software's useless. Even a missing page could halt...

News: Brain Training 3DS Confirmed for Worldwide Release

Brain Training 3DS Confirmed for Worldwide Release

Available in both physical and digital formats

In its February Nintendo Direct broadcast Nintendo unveiled Onitore — basically Brain Training 3DS — which will focus on testing your concentration and working memory. Already confirmed for Japan this summer, the success of the DS titles in the series made a worldwide release inevitable; Satoru...

News: Nintendo Still Has Secret 3DS Games to Reveal

Nintendo Still Has Secret 3DS Games to Reveal

Who knew?

Nintendo's got more 3DS games coming your way this financial year, but it's not saying what they are. Satoru Iwata — Nintendo president, of course — told investors the company has several unannounced 3DS games on the way before we flip our calendars over to April 2013. Referring to a list of announced first-party games due in the...

News: Iwata: "Animal Crossing 3DS Won't Rely on Add-On Content"

Iwata: "Animal Crossing 3DS Won't Rely on Add-On Content"

Get what you pay for

To some, Animal Crossing on 3DS sounds like the ideal opportunity to sell as much digital add-on content as possible, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has again stated the company's strong opposition to this model. Iwata told investors Nintendo will stick to its ethos of not selling products that consumers would deem...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 to Kick Off Retail Downloads

New Super Mario Bros. 2 to Kick Off Retail Downloads

A while to wait

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be the first 3DS retail game to be available for download. Iwata spoke to investors at a financial results briefing and said that with user eShop connectivity at a good level — as much as 70% of 3DS owners in Japan and the U.S. have connected to the...

News: Analyst Calls for Mario on Non-Nintendo Platforms

Analyst Calls for Mario on Non-Nintendo Platforms

Is that a flying pig?

After today's financial reports confirmed major losses for Nintendo, there are once again calls for the company to take its greatest IP treasures onto other platforms, such as smartphones and tablets. We've heard this all before, with investors saying similar things when Nintendo dropped the 3DS retail price. It's as likely now...

Talking Point: A Big Year for Nintendo

A Big Year for Nintendo

Time for a transition

Today Nintendo announced its annual financial results, and the big headline is that it made a loss of 43 billion Yen, roughly $529m USD or £327m GBP. While we don't need to fear for the future of the company at this stage due to its significant stockpiles of cash and assets, it’s nevertheless a blow for the big N. The loss...

News: Remixed Pilotwings Soundtrack Takes Flight

Remixed Pilotwings Soundtrack Takes Flight

Music to your ears?

SNES classic Pilotwings had a pretty good soundtrack, and it sounds better now it's been remixed. Pilotwings: Take Flight is a seven track project from OCRemix-ers halc and group Insert Rupee, available for free download now. We'd recommend it on the strength of its track names alone — You Don't Talk About Flight Club and The...

News: Nintendo Sets 10.5 Million Wii U Sales Target

Nintendo Sets 10.5 Million Wii U Sales Target

The power of two

Nintendo expects to sell as many as 10.5 million Wii U consoles in the machine's first financial year. The company provided combined sales targets for Wii and Wii U for the upcoming financial year, targeting combined sales of 10.5m consoles and 70m software units across both machines. It hasn't revealed precisely how many Wii U...

News: Worldwide 3DS Sales Reach 17 Million

Worldwide 3DS Sales Reach 17 Million

Nintendo wants that number doubled

Since its Japanese release on 26th February 2011, Nintendo has sold 17.13 million 3DS consoles around the world, a number it wants to beat in the next financial year. Between 1st April 2011 and 31st March 2012, Nintendo sold 13.52m consoles worldwide, missing its target of 14m. Originally the company set a target...