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News: Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U For Its Fun Factor And Kid-Friendly Nature

Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U For Its Fun Factor And Kid-Friendly Nature

Nielsen's latest consumer survey shows driving factors behind console sales

Stat company Nielsen has conducted a US-based survey to discover what the five key factors are behind people buying a modern home console, and in Nintendo's case, it's a rather unsurprising list of points. According to the study, the top reason for purchasing a Wii U is...

News: Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium Pack Bundles for £189

Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium Pack Bundles for £189

Cheap 2DS and 3DS options, too

With Wii U hardware sales generally struggling, certainly in comparison to fellow 'current gen' rivals PS4 and Xbox One, we've often seen retailers slashing prices to shift stock. This certainly happens a lot in the UK, where brief promotions offer tempting opportunities for those yet to take the plunge. In a year...

News: Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Later in the Year

Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Later in the Year

Offers £2 in credit, break out the bunting

We apologise for being the bearers of bad news, but that seems to be the trend with amiibo pre-orders and shipments. While some have been lucky enough in recent days to get hold of a Shulk amiibo, it's proving problematic for many others, with delayed or cancelled pre-orders doing the rounds. Amazon UK is...

Reminder: There's Still Time to Hit a New Nintendo 3DS Midnight Launch

There's Still Time to Hit a New Nintendo 3DS Midnight Launch

If you're super keen for super stable 3D

In just a short number of hours the New Nintendo 3DS will launch in the West, the latest hardware from the big N to give eager fans that new system buzz. Sure, it's an iteration in the current portable generation, but it's a meaty upgrade nonetheless. These shiny new systems will undoubtedly be calling out...

News: Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Expect a scramble for stock

The release trends for amiibo waves have varied per territory, though it's arguably been the most chaotic in North America, with formal release dates coming at late notice and plenty of instances where stock has vanished as quickly as it's supposedly arrived. Those planning on hunting down a Best Buy-exclusive Meta Knight...

News: GameStop Pushes Back Some Wave 3 amiibo Pre-Orders

GameStop Pushes Back Some Wave 3 amiibo Pre-Orders

Cross those fingers

The next wave of amiibo figures is due in the coming weeks in North America, though like with those previous releases there are expected to be challenges for all keen fans to get hold of the figurines they want. Already there have been delays to Amazon pre-orders for the Mega Man amiibo and others such as Toon Link, with orders...

News: Mega Man amiibo Pre-Orders Reportedly Delayed Into March By Amazon in North America

Mega Man amiibo Pre-Orders Reportedly Delayed Into March By Amazon in North America

Some Toon Link orders also affected

The next wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo is due to roll out in the coming weeks in North America, with figures such as King Dedede, Sonic, Ike, Sheik and more on the way. It seems that pre-order stock issues are emerging once again, however, with a number of Amazon customers receiving notifications that orders...

News: Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Affects More Customers

Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Affects More Customers

No longer just those that ordered multiple units

Just recently we reported that Best Buy was cancelling duplicate orders for the Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS bundle; after seeing eBay flooded with pre-orders for sale of the highly anticipated hardware, it could arguably have been considered a positive move. On the downside, however, those in...

News: GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-Orders as the Scrabble for Stock Continues

GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-Orders as the Scrabble for Stock Continues

Pre-order stock for upcoming wave also woefully short in North America

Wave three of the Super Smash Bros. amiibo is almost upon us, arriving in Europe on 23rd January and North America on 1st February, but we've just been reminded that - while they're lovely in principle - actually getting hold of these figures is a challenge in itself. A member...

News: GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99

GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99

Perfect for little 'uns, or young-at-heart big 'uns

Though the New Nintendo 3DS is now just a few weeks away, it won't be the perfect option for everyone. The 2DS - with its tablet design and 2D-only screen - is targeted at young children, or those that fancy a change from Nintendo's clamshell systems. For those in the UK that have been...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Pre-Orders Emerge at GameStop, Best Buy, EB Games and GAME

New Nintendo 3DS Pre-Orders Emerge at GameStop, Best Buy, EB Games and GAME

Update: Majora's Mask bundle available for pre-order at Best Buy

Update: The Majora's Mask 3D New Nintendo 3DS bundle is now available for pre-order at Best Buy for $199.99 (thanks to Hippoeater for the heads up). Original Article: Since today's Nintendo Direct festivities we've had some requests to keep a beady eye out for New Nintendo 3DS...

News: UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

MCV report shows the diminishing UK value of Wii U and 3DS in 2014

As we enter the final few major shopping days before Christmas, we're certainly curious as to whether this festive period will deliver the sales success that Nintendo craves. The picture appears to be relatively positive in the US, with November showing strong software sales and an...

News: GAME Selling Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Console Bundle for £159.99, Today Only

GAME Selling Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Console Bundle for £159.99, Today Only

Or grab the game alone for £29.99

The Wii U's price point is becoming more and more tempting for those who've yet to pick one up, and UK retailer GAME have dropped the price of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U — as well as a bundle that includes the game and a basic 8GB console — to try and convert some fence-sitters. If you've yet to pick up the...

News: Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii U and 3DS Deals

Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii U and 3DS Deals

Joining Target with late offers

We're now in the final full shopping week before Christmas, and the last batch of retail discounts are starting to do the rounds in the US. As we reported last week Target is offering a host of deals including an excellent price of $249.99 for the Super Mario 3D World Wii U bundle; that is now, tellingly,