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News: There'll be Plenty of 3DS Consoles at Launch, UK

There'll be Plenty of 3DS Consoles at Launch, UK

Nintendo beefing up supply chain

With pre-orders reportedly outpacing the pre-release demand for Wii in 2006, gamers and retailers across the UK might be worried there won't be enough stock after March 25th to keep up with demand. Nintendo doesn't want you to have to ring around stores, refresh websites and chase delivery vans to get your hands on a console: it wants you to stay at home in comfort,..

News: 3DS Could Help UK Games Industry Recover in 2011

3DS Could Help UK Games Industry Recover in 2011

Industry looks to the future

Recent figures released by UK chart overlords GfK Chart-Track indicate the UK game market is down 13% year-on-year in 2010, and a massive 29% lower than 2008 when the Wii and DS were at their height. Now the games industry is looking towards 3DS to get it back on track and help the industry recover from disappointing sales figures. Industry figures from retailers,..

News: Japanese Retailer Sells Wii & Entire Games Catalogue Dirt Cheap

Japanese Retailer Sells Wii & Entire Games Catalogue Dirt Cheap

Although some will be second hand copies

Ever wondered what it would be like to own a console and every single game available for that system? Sankei News has reported that Japanese retailer Enterking will be making that a reality for someone as part of the fukubukuro tradition this New Year's. Fukubukuro is a custom in Japan where retailers offer mystery bags to customers, filled with random..

News: Grab a Blue Classic Controller with Sonic Colours Down Under

Grab a Blue Classic Controller with Sonic Colours Down Under

And the figures too

The Sonic Colours Special Edition with the Wisp figures is all well and good, but what it's really lacking is an awesome blue Classic Controller. Thankfully now gamers down under can grab themselves a branded Classic Controller when the game launches later this year. Retailer JB Hi-Fi has the bundle available for AU$89.00, pretty cheap compared to the AU$115 being asked for..

News: NBA Jam Exclusive to HMV in UK

NBA Jam Exclusive to HMV in UK

Only available from the dog

If you've been waiting anxiously to pick up EA's NBA Jam revival in the UK, you're going to want to heed His Master's Voice and head to your local HMV, as gaming's other purple retailer has nabbed the game as an exclusive. Not only does this mean you won't be able to find it in-store at Gamestation or Game, you can't buy it from other online retailers either: neither..

News: Walmart Leaks Red DSi XL Package for America

Walmart Leaks Red DSi XL Package for America

Then sort-of rescinds it

Oh, the treacherous life of an Internet video games retailer. You need only put something online for mere seconds and it's already been documented, disseminated, dissected and discussed by the ever-hungry gaming audience. Such is the fate of Walmart this week, who advertised the limited edition red DSi XL ahead of any official confirmation from Nintendo of America. Anyone..

News: UK Retailer HMV Tickled Pink About Upcoming 3DS Launch

UK Retailer HMV Tickled Pink About Upcoming 3DS Launch

Doubts regarding retail price remain, however

We can all agree that the 3DS is going to be a pretty huge deal; glasses-free 3D in the palm of your hand from the company that brought you the DS, a console so ubiquitous it's a wonder that they're not giving it away free with packs of cereal these days. However, as excited as you may be, chances are you're not as pumped as HMV UK & Ireland CEO and..

News: Classic Mario DS Games Get Reprints at Toys 'R' Us

Classic Mario DS Games Get Reprints at Toys 'R' Us

Mario Hoops, Super Princess Peach and Partners in Time

So it's Mario's 25th anniversary and everyone's after a piece of the plumber, particularly fans of portable gaming, but some titles can be hard to find. That's why it's good news that Toys 'R' Us has secured a wad of brand new versions of Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Super Princess Peach and Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time. The latter two are..

News: Retail Rumour Pegs 3DS for April Launch Across America

Retail Rumour Pegs 3DS for April Launch Across America

The mill gears are grinding again

We know you're impatiently waiting for September 29th, when Nintendo will finally announce the release date and pricing for its upcoming 3DS handheld, but if this rumour turns out to be true you could be waiting impatiently for the console a little longer than first thought. An anonymous retail source – your Scepticism Meter is probably exploding around now –..

News: Grab a Cheap Wii at Target This Week

Grab a Cheap Wii at Target This Week

$150 for so-called "Legacy" pack

Remember a time when Wii consoles didn't come with Wii Sports Resort and MotionPlus? So does Target, as it's still got enough stock of the old "Legacy" packs to advertise at a new low price of $150. The chain is also selling Wii Remotes with MotionPlus attachments at $29.99, so even if you've already got a machine it might be worth a quick visit to pick up..

News: UK DS Prices Could Tumble as Nintendo Cuts Trade Cost

UK DS Prices Could Tumble as Nintendo Cuts Trade Cost

No new colours on the way, sadly

Earlier today we reported that Nintendo is set to launch new DSi XL colours over in Japan, accompanied by a decent price cut on all DS lines. Now Nintendo UK has announced it'll be chopping down the asking price of every DS unit it sells to retailers, leaving the door open for cheaper consoles across the country. Predictably Nintendo didn't mention the size of the..

News: Wii Gets its Price Slashed in Australia & New Zealand

Wii Gets its Price Slashed in Australia & New Zealand

The first time the Wii has had a drop in price in those regions

It was only two months ago that Nintendo announced that the black Wii console would be available to Australian gamers after many envious glares at their Japanese and European counterparts. Now it seems that gamers down under not only have a choice of what colour they want their console to be, they'll also be paying less for it..

News: Are You One Of The 7500 Who Signed Their Souls Away To Gamestation?

Are You One Of The 7500 Who Signed Their Souls Away To Gamestation?

An amusing April Fool's joke that highlights the importance of checking service contracts

April Fools is a bit like Marmite: you either love it or hate it. Those that hate it will see no purpose to assigning the light-hearted act of pranks and jokes to a single day of the year. Those that love it will relish in being a nuisance to others, safe in the knowledge that it's justified. This year, video..

News: Average UK Price of a Wii Only £155

Average UK Price of a Wii Only £155

RRP still the same

It’s been a while since we’ve reported on the price of the Wii following its up down up down charade last year, but the drought stops here. A recent survey by UK trade magazine MCV of 25 retailers has shown the console’s cost to consumers now stands at a measly £155.56, nearly £25 lower

News: Nintendo to Introduce New Touch Screen Kiosks in Japan

Nintendo to Introduce New Touch Screen Kiosks in Japan

Ignorance no longer an excuse when buying games

Nintendo has revealed new kiosks for display in major retail outlets in Japan. They come in two flavours: flat screen devices for counters and retail kiosks for floor display. Both come with wonderfully hi-tech touch screens and cameras. Customers will be able to pick up any DS or Wii game and flash...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Packaging Is All Kinds Of Awesome

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Packaging Is All Kinds Of Awesome

Paint the town red with Mario's latest adventure

We don't have our press copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii yet, but those lucky chaps over at Kotaku do - and they've taken some photos of the packaging to tease us with. Normally we wouldn't report on something as banal as this but the fact is the case for NSMB Wii looks fantastic. It's made of red instead of white plastic, so it's sure to stand out..

Rumour: GAME Group Not Stocking Muramasa?

GAME Group Not Stocking Muramasa?

UK's biggest games retailer may ignore feudal Japanese epic

Following our story last month where Rising Star Games' MD Martin Defries said some UK retailers weren't interested in Muramasa: The Demon Blade, we decided to do a little ringing around of GAME and Gamestation stores to check on the preorder availability of this fantastic game and were...

News: UK Retailers Give Muramasa a Miss

UK Retailers Give Muramasa a Miss

Some shops not interested in swords and beautiful animation

Although we love Muramasa: The Demon Blade around here, it seems UK retailers are less than optimistic about the game's success, with some stores refusing to stock it completely. Martin Defries, managing director and general head honcho of the game's UK publisher Rising Star Games, wrote into UK trade mag MCV recently to highlight the..