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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,

News: Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be "Best in Years"

Nintendo's Holiday Sales and Profit Set to be "Best in Years"

amiibo highlighted as major factor in improved fortunes

We're in the middle of the most crucial shopping season of the year, in which Nintendo and its competitors aim to achieve significant sales. From Nintendo's perspective it's been targeting a recovery for Wii U with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and amiibo, in particular, with the former being a...

News: Final Shots of Lucina Figma Make the Cut

Final Shots of Lucina Figma Make the Cut

Currently slated for an April 2015 release

Last month we had a first look at Good Smile Company's model of Lucina from its figma line. The company has posted further shots of the popular Fire Emblem: Awakening character, showing off more of the figure's versatility. According to Good Smile Company's page, the Lucina figma is designed

News: UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo Demand By Hiking Price

UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo Demand By Hiking Price

Price rises by £3 in the space of a week

Nintendo's range of amiibo figures has proven to be incredibly popular — perhaps more so than the company ever expected. Figures are selling briskly in both North America and Europe, and in the UK in particular it's not uncommon to see empty stands in leading high street retailers, while stock of rival...

News: Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Nintendo UK Store Launches "24 Days of Christmas" Sale

Hardware! Games! Clothing! Animal Crossing CD!

The past couple of weeks have brought some enticing deals to shoppers, including those on the lookout for Nintendo treats. While scuffles and death-of-humanity scenes in stores and malls have now passed, there are still plenty of discounts kicking around to grab some nice gifts or treats for ourselves...

News: Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U Lagging Behind in Sales

Here's hoping the NPD results are better...

With stores having now closed after their Black Friday week's discounts we can expect plenty of focus on sales numbers, with the upcoming NPD results and sales around different countries eagerly awaited. Nintendo offered key bundles with Wii U and 3DS / 2DS, though the consensus for the US in particular is...

News: Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

Walmart Offering Hot Deals on Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World Hardware Bundles

$300 with a free $50 gift card

Though Black Friday madness has now passed, we can still expect retailers to fight for our loyalty up until the festive break. From Nintendo's perspective it'll be targeting Wii U sales, and is no doubt hoping that retailers push exciting promotions — step forward Walmart with its latest deals in the US. The...

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...