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News: Nintendo Drops Wii to $149.99 and Launches Budget Games

Nintendo Drops Wii to $149.99 and Launches Budget Games

It's all coming true

After some heavy speculation, Nintendo has officially announced Wii is dropping to $149.99 starting on 15th May. The pack-in title will change from Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort to Mario Kart Wii with a Wii Wheel, though the bundle still includes a Wii Remote Plus. Not only that, the Wii Select budget range we revealed yesterday is real: called "Nintendo Selects",..

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2011 (North America)

2nd May 2011 (North America)

Rival Turf! Hair cuts! BINGO!

The Nintendo Download continues its merry path this week with releases on all formats, though only one genuinely new game in the form of DSiWare's pirate puzzler Ikibago. Read on and see what's in store this week. Virtual ConsoleRival Turf! (Jaleco, Super NES, 800pts) — A relic from the days when scrolling beat 'em ups ruled the Earth, read our Rival Turf! review..

Nintendo Download: 25th April 2011 (North America)

25th April 2011 (North America)

DSiWare gets the lion's share

Put the excitement about the new Nintendo console out of your mind for a while and enjoy the Monday tradition that is the Nintendo Download. Most of the focus is on DSiWare this week, with one title on WiiWare and no Virtual Console outing due to the release of Mega Man X last week. DSiWareInchworm Animation (Flat Black Films, 500pts) — We already have Flipnote..

News: Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party Drop to $39.99 Next Week

Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party Drop to $39.99 Next Week

The price cleaver comes down again

The rumour that Wii may drop to $150 in May caused an avalanche of Wii 2 rumours, so the announcement that Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party are dropping to $39.99 could add to the landslide. From 25th April Wii owners in North America will be able to grab the Wii Sports Resort with a MotionPlus accessory, or Wii Party on its own, for $39.99. If yo

Nintendo Download: 18th April 2011 (North America)

18th April 2011 (North America)

Take on Mega Man X

After the news that Mega Man 5 is coming to Virtual Console, we have the unexpected arrival of Super NES Blue Bomber outing Mega Man X. Virtual ConsoleMega Man X (Super NES, 800pts) — Run, jump, blast: it's Mega Man in the 16-bit era, and the first Super NES entry in the series to arrive on Virtual Console. Look out for our fully charged review jumping through doorways later..

Nintendo Download: 11th April 2011 (North America)

11th April 2011 (North America)

Ink, birds, slingos and prisons

It's that time on a Monday again: here's the delicious downloadable delights dished out today, hoping to separate you from the numeric currency locked away within your DSi and Wii consoles. WiiWarePlay with Birds (Games Farm, 500pts) — A mix of avian-themed minigames that takes you through the life of a cartoon bird that moves to a city, finds a partner and settles..

Nintendo Download: 4th April 2011 (North America)

4th April 2011 (North America)

Here's your Bonk

Banishing the memory of last week's poor showings on the Nintendo Download, this week offers up a bumper crop of games, with Virtual Console, DSiWare and WiiWare all receiving fresh new games to play. Virtual ConsoleSuper Bonk (Super NES, 800pts) — A platformer so classic it's practically prehistoric, Super Bonk takes the bone-headed hero through another adventure full of..

News: 3DS Had Best First Day Sales of Any Nintendo Handheld

3DS Had Best First Day Sales of Any Nintendo Handheld

Take that, GameBoy Micro!

It might be a little early in the day to talk about the 3DS's launch success, with in-depth statistics set to be available in the NPD Group's next report on 14th April, but Nintendo is obviously pleased with the console's day-one sales, claiming it beat every other Nintendo handheld's launch day figures in North America. While the company didn't say exactly how many units..

News: Art Academy Helps Students Brush Up Their Creative Skills

Art Academy Helps Students Brush Up Their Creative Skills

A bit of class

DS paint programme Art Academy has been out for a good while now, starting off on DSiWare as Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester, and now Nintendo is bringing the cartridge compilation to select schools across North America to help students express their creative side. In conjunction with the National Art Education Association, art teachers in some schools..

News: Nintendo Announces North American 3DS Games Line-Up

Nintendo Announces North American 3DS Games Line-Up

Steel Diver emerges

We've known the European 3DS launch games for some time, but now Nintendo of America has come through with the list of games you'll be choosing from on March 27th. The major addition over the European line-up is the presence of submarine game Steel Diver alongside Nintendogs + Cats and Pilotwings Resort. In total the machine will...

News: If You Know Dragon Quest Trivia, You Could Meet the Creator

If You Know Dragon Quest Trivia, You Could Meet the Creator

Not as ominous as it sounds

Nintendo's agreement to promote Square Enix's upcoming Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation on DS proves both companies are eager to capitalise on the success of last year's Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies. Last year, series creator Yuji Horii attended the DQIX launch to meet fans, but this year you'll have to earn your right to meet him by taking part in..

News: 3DS Hits North America on March 27 for $249.99

3DS Hits North America on March 27 for $249.99

Games, prices, details - all inside!

Nintendo of America just confirmed its new 3DS console will launch on March 27 for $249.99, available in Cosmo Black or Aqua Blue. Nintendo claims 30 games will accompany the console on or near (before the end of June) launch. The list of titles confirmed as in development for 3DS includes: Nintendo: Animal Crossing (Nintendo) Kid Icarus Uprising..

News: DS is the Best-Selling Console Ever in the U.S.

DS is the Best-Selling Console Ever in the U.S.

47 million served

In its six years on sale in the United States the DS has sold a whopping 47 million units, making it the nation's biggest-selling console ever, according to Nintendo's latest press release. Wii had a good year too, topping 7 million units for the third year in a row, the first time a games console has done so, but its once-unassailable lead began to slip away as Xbox 360 and..

News: Mario and His Sporty Friends Go to Court in February

Mario and His Sporty Friends Go to Court in February

Play ball online

Four Mario-themed sports are heading to North America on February 7th, as Nintendo announces the release for Mario Sports Mix. Taking on hockey, basketball, volleyball or dodgeball, the game will be playable in offline or online multiplayer enabling you to settle scores with friends all over the world. Like Mario Kart Wii you'll be able to go online with the player sat next to you,..

News: Put Your Mario Party Hats On This Monday, North America

Put Your Mario Party Hats On This Monday, North America

Get in the festive spirit

Europe is set to receive Mario Party 2 on Christmas Eve but North American Wii owners can sneak in there just a little quicker, as the game is released in the Wii Shop Channel on Monday December 20th. The official Nintendo America Twitter spread the good news today, making the decision of whether to grab a new Wii Points...

News: Nintendo Sold a Boatload of Hardware in November

Nintendo Sold a Boatload of Hardware in November

2.7m served

While hardware sales for Wii and DS are definitely tailing off compared to their glory years, this time of year has always been kind to both consoles and it looks like this year is no different. According to numbers from the NPD group, Nintendo sold a total of 2.7m Wii and DS systems across North America last month, with DS just shading the share at 1.5m units compared to Wii's 1.2m..