North America News

News: Bowser's Inside Story Gets a DSi Bundle

Bowser's Inside Story Gets a DSi Bundle

Pick up a white DSi and the game from April 25th

You've hopefully already bought Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Nintendo's superb portable RPG, but if you were waiting until it was hard-bundled with a white DSi to take the plunge then do we have news for you. Starting on April 25th, gamers in North America will able to pick up a white DSi and Bowser's Inside Story for $169.99. Sadly it..

News: North American Club Nintendo Adds Some More Games, Stuff

North American Club Nintendo Adds Some More Games, Stuff

Posters, DS compilations and WiiWare, oh my!

We knew a North American Club Nintendo update was imminent, but we figured it'd be a small bump in available wares. Instead, Nintendo went and dropped a bunch of other stuff too to vie for your spare change. In case you thought your bathroom wall could use more Mario (and really, whose can't?), you can now plaster it with three Mario posters for 350..

News: Wii Software Sales Outmuscle Xbox 360

Wii Software Sales Outmuscle Xbox 360

Life is short - play more

Wii overtook Xbox 360 for lifetime software sales in the US last year, according to a new report. Point-of-sales data from NPD show that 175m games have been snapped up in the 38 months that the Wii has now been on sale in this region. It is estimated that software for 360 has sold 164m units since that machine came to...

News: Wii, DS Have Record-Breaking Year In US

Wii, DS Have Record-Breaking Year In US

Hojillions and hojillions served

According to the NPD sales numbers for December, Nintendo sold more than double the hardware as all of their competitors combined, totaling around 7 million Wii and DS units sold. That's a spicy meatball, but certainly not the only one on top of the company's pile of money-shaped spaghetti that was 2009. In fact, the DS and its various incarnations managed to sell..

News: Nintendo Doubly Outsold Everything Else Combined In US Last Month

Nintendo Doubly Outsold Everything Else Combined In US Last Month

Wii alone stomped the might of Sony and Microsoft

We had already heard from Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata that the Japanese giant was looking at record December console sales figures this year in the US, but now we've got cold hard NPD sales numbers to see just how many Wiis and DS's were shifted. Turns out that Iwata's "approaching 3M sold" Wii estimate earlier this month was conservative..

News: US Holiday Wii Sales Top 3 Million

US Holiday Wii Sales Top 3 Million

Nintendo systems no slouches in Europe either

Official NPD numbers for December aren't revealed until January 14, but that hasn't stopped Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata from tooting the company's money-making horn. According to Iwata, Nintendo managed to sell over 3 million Wii's last month in the US, beating last year's 2.15 million and toppling the previous home console record held by the PlayStation..

Nintendo Download: 28 December 2009 (North America)

28 December 2009 (North America)

Ten new games to celebrate the advent of 2010!

Nintendo have updated their weekly North American downloads for the last time in 2009, and the year is going out with a corker of an update! Not only is Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth out today but also PilotWings to boot for Virtual Console fans. This is in addition to eight other ones released today, which seem to be a bit of a grab bag..

News: Monster Hunter 3 Tri Delayed In North America

Monster Hunter 3 Tri Delayed In North America

Capcom pushes major titles into next fiscal year

That T-Rex America planned on hunting ran a little bit further away today as Capcom has announced that it'll be pushing Monster Hunter 3 Tri's release date back into the next fiscal year. Monster Hunter 3 is among four titles Capcom has pushed, the others being PS3- and Xbox 360-bound Lost Planet 2,...

News: Legend Of Zelda TV Series Hits Hulu

Legend Of Zelda TV Series Hits Hulu

American fans get to stream 80's Zelda straight to their eyeballs

Remember the Eighties? The delightful era of one-hit wonders, atrociously awesome fashion and reams of bad videogame series? Well, Hulu has seen fit to stream The Legend of Zelda, a 13-part series, back into the 21st century so everyone can enjoy the "brilliance" of the Zelda cartoon series. The eagle-eyed Zelda fans among..

News: Nintendo Announces Wii Line-Up For THE WORLD

Nintendo Announces Wii Line-Up For THE WORLD

North America, Europe and Japan get tentative release schedules

In case you were wondering about a release window for Metroid: Other M or any other Nintendo-published title, lo and behold, we have a list. Read with your eyes (or voice software) and mark your calendar with your hand (or voice software). Hey look, Japan is getting a Kirby game. North AmericaNew Super Mario Bros. Wii – Nov. 15,..

News: No US Plans For Black Wii

No US Plans For Black Wii

For the time being, at least.

So that totally cool black Wii that's set to release on August 1 in Japan? You know, the one bundled with Monster Hunter 3 Tri and a Classic Controller Pro? Yeah, it looks like it (officially) won't be coming Stateside any time soon. Speaking to GameDaily, a Nintendo America rep confirmed that they have "no plans to have other colors of Wii in the U.S." Awww..

News: Excitebots Crashes Out At Retail

Excitebots Crashes Out At Retail

What is wrong with the North American game-buying public?

Excitebots: Trick Racing is bloody good fun. In fact it's one of the best racers we've seen on the Wii so far, and should really be owned by every self-respecting Wii gamer. So why the heck has it sold such a pathetic number of copies? The game shifted a feeble 13,000 units in North American last month. Granted, it was only available for 10..

News: Nintendo DS: Over A Million Served In NA During April

Nintendo DS: Over A Million Served In NA During April

The plucky handheld is truly unstoppable

The world's economy might be in the dumps but that hasn't stopped Nintendo from selling hardware like it's going out of fashion. The company's massively successful DS range shifted 1.04 million units in the United States during the month of April. The DSi clocked up 827,000 sales while the older DS Lite scored 215,000. The DS range has now sold 30 million..

News: Muramasa: The Demon Blade Loses North American Publisher

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Loses North American Publisher

The NA fate of Vanillaware’s stunning 2D action title hangs in the balance

XSEED Games – the company that gave North American gamers the superb Retro Game Challenge – has announced that it will no longer be distributing Vanillaware’s upcoming 2D masterpiece Muramasa: The Demon Blade. The statement runs as follows: XSEED Games confirms that it is no longer involved with the North American..

News: No Fatal Frame IV for North America

No Fatal Frame IV for North America

Tecmo's survival-horror title denied a stateside release by Nintendo.

Wii-exclusive survival-horror title Fatal Frame IV: Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse has been out in Japan since late July. Co-developed by Tecmo (Ninja Gaiden, Dead Or Alive) and Grasshopper Manufacture (Killer7, Contact, No More Heroes) and published by Nintendo, many assumed a worldwide release was inevitable. An official statement..