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News: Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Pocket Football Heading to Retail in Europe

Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Pocket Football Heading to Retail in Europe

Boxes with download codes, no cart

In the past year or so we've seen Nintendo make a variety of moves, across different regions, to promote key eShop titles in stores. The UK market has a number of download games available as code cards in GAME stores, for example, while the NES Remix Pack is coming to North America on Wii U. It's a growing list of...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,000 Copies on Launch Weekend, Sets US Record

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,000 Copies on Launch Weekend, Sets US Record

Nintendo promises "a few more surprises" for its fans

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has now been out for a good few days in North America — European gamers don't have long to wait — and has, unsurprisingly, gone down rather well. Critically acclaimed and praised by most that have jumped right in, the brawler has had quite an impact. Nintendo of...

News: Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Beleaguered reboot fails to find commercial success

We don't need to explain the bad stink which has surrounded the launches of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. The much-hyped cross-platform reboot of Sega's famous franchise doesn't seem to have gone as planned, and it would appear that this negative feeling has impacted...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Difference and Considers Competitors Such as Steam and Amazon

Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Difference and Considers Competitors Such as Steam and Amazon

Expresses confidence for the Holiday season

Reggie Fils-Aime, the President and COO of Nintendo of America, has been rather busy in the past week doing the rounds with the US media, primarily mainstream consumer and business outlets. With the absolutely vital Black Friday and Holiday seasons around the corner, it's an important time as the company...

News: Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Includes All Wii U and 3DS Games

Handy as Smash Bros. for Wii U and Pokémon ORAS are eligible...

21st November is a bumper day for Nintendo fans in North America, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U joining amiibo on the home console and Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arriving on 3DS / 2DS. As far as double releases go, that's an exciting day of gaming. US gamers that...

News: The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money Than Xbox One Or PS4, Says Reggie

The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money Than Xbox One Or PS4, Says Reggie

"$299, includes two games; it's a compelling proposition for consumers"

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has told The Wall Street Journal that the Wii U represents better value for money than both the PS4 and Xbox One. Reggie's bullish comments come as the Wii U enters what is perhaps its most crucial Holiday season yet. Sony and...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

Nintendo Is Bringing Holiday Magic To Shopping Malls Up And Down The United States

A chance to play the latest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has announced that it is bringing its range of Wii U and 3DS titles to shopping centres all over the United States. From November 24th to December 21st, 16 different venues will benefit from hands-on play time with some of the company's most popular titles, including the forthcoming Super...

News: Nintendo Black Friday Deals Reveal New 3DS and 2DS Hardware Options

Nintendo Black Friday Deals Reveal New 3DS and 2DS Hardware Options

Get ready for some savings

With Black Friday now less than a month away, some of the deals set to hit store shelves on 28th November — or in the surrounding days — have begun to leak through to the public. For those unfamiliar with the day, Black Friday is an annual shopping extravaganza started in North America. It's renowned as a day of big...

News: Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Online Retailers Offer Huge Discounts on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Hardware Bundles in the UK

Crazy prices on 8GB systems

We're heading into the most competitive and important sales season of the year, and as a result Nintendo and its rivals will be going all out to convince consumers to splash the cash on their systems and games. Retailers, for their part, will be trying to rapidly clear out old stock and coax gamers to their stores to...

Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience or Battling for Copies in Stores?

Many stores apparently selling out

Bayonetta 2 has now arrived on Wii U, available on the eShop and, of course, in stores. Yet a quick look on social networks suggests that plenty are struggling to get hold of the game in high street stores, with various retailers apparently selling out of stock. What's going on? It can mean multiple things...

News: ShopTo.net's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 is Too Cheap to Pass Up

ShopTo.net's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 is Too Cheap to Pass Up

Tremendous wares

ShopTo.net has begun taking orders for a very reasonable Wii U bundle that may be enough to tempt those currently on the fence; if you're looking to buy a Wii U this is quite likely the best deal you'll find for a long time. We've also included a couple of other deals in case Bayonetta 2 isn't your thing. If you're not sure, you can...

News: Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Street Date

Those rascals

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just days away, yet it seems a retailer in Germany couldn't even wait for the right month before grabbing some sales on the title. It is sure to be one of the year's biggest releases on 3DS, yet any street date-breaking sales will inevitably frustrate Nintendo. The apparent early sale was posted...

Weirdness: Sears' Listing for 3DS is Wacky and Brilliant

Sears' Listing for 3DS is Wacky and Brilliant

With features like these, why wouldn't you want one?

It's the end of a long week, and perhaps you're taking a break from your weekend activities — gaming, perhaps? Now is the perfect time, then, to read a product description for 3DS that was clearly written by an individual that's never used one. The following product description is from Sears, a...

News: Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Distribution Service For The UK And Europe

Pick your game and DLC, get a unique download code

For some time now, you've been able to walk into your typical European high street games retailer and buy download cards — like the ones shown above — for 3DS and Wii U eShop titles. However, Nintendo is looking to dramatically expand the remit of this in-store service by offering an even more...

News: Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle

$100 if you're all in

Those eager to pick up Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have no doubt been spending plenty of time scouring listings and some pre-order packages popping up at some online stores, yet now Amazon US has placed its sizeable and particularly valuable hat in the ring. Amazon listing a pre-order does, in a sense, bring some legitimacy to...

Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retail Releases of Wii U eShop Titles

Deconstructing Nintendo's Retail Releases of Wii U eShop Titles

Sensible cash-in or lack of focus?

The recent announcement of a NES Remix physical disc compilation coming to North America was the latest in a minor trend for Nintendo, as it is showing an increased willingness to convert download titles into retail releases. It was also surprising, as NES Remix Pack will combine two $15 titles, so presumably...

News: Disney Magical World Waltzes Its Way Onto European 3DS Consoles This October

Disney Magical World Waltzes Its Way Onto European 3DS Consoles This October

An old new world

Amidst the success of Tomodachi Life in the UK charts, Disney has announced its hand in the life simulation genre Disney Magical World will be arriving on European shores on the 24th of October this year. The colourful romp is already available in the US and Japan and takes a different approach to simulation than Tomodachi Life and...