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News: Play Lists Pilotwings for Wii, Pre-Orders Open Now

Play Lists Pilotwings for Wii, Pre-Orders Open Now

Swooping in on a jet stream of rumours

You wait ages for one Pilotwings games, then Play.com goes and lists another one. Pilotwings Wii turned up in the online store's E3 section, alongside games that actually were announced at E3. Does Play know something we don't, or is it just guessing? We'll do our best to find out. Thanks to user JettiBlue for...

News: Ubisoft and Nintendo to Team Up for New 3DS Bundle

Ubisoft and Nintendo to Team Up for New 3DS Bundle

Out in October

UK industry magazine MCV reports that Ubisoft and Nintendo will offer a 3DS hardware bundle in October this year. The console will be available in Cosmos Black or Aqua Blue and come packed with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D and Driver Renegade 3D. There's currently no price for the packages. This isn't the first time Nintendo and...

News: As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

Will low price = higher sales?

From today, the Nintendo Wii will be available across the UK in two varieties: white with Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel, or black with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. The console's price has changed too, dropping to around £129.99, but many retailers are taking the chance to sell the machine even more cheaply. As...

News: UK Pre-Orders Bag a Gold Sleeve and Poster for Ocarina 3D

UK Pre-Orders Bag a Gold Sleeve and Poster for Ocarina 3D

Shiny

North American 3DS owners may be frustrated by the lack of pre-order bonuses for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but fans in the UK will be able to pick up a limited edition golden sleeve and double-sided A2 poster when they pre-order and purchase Link's 3D adventure. GAME and Gamestation stores are both offering the bonuses to early birds, with the poster depicting Link in battle on one..

News: Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Retailers optimistic

After four years on the market, Nintendo Europe recently dropped the trade price on the Wii, which will allow retailers to offer the console at around £129.99. Naturally many chains are pleased at this new price reduction, with some looking to offer the machine even cheaper at just £99.99. MCV claims retailers may look to offer the machine at the sub-£100 mark either at the..

News: Nintendogs + Cats is Nintendo's First 3DS Million-Seller

Nintendogs + Cats is Nintendo's First 3DS Million-Seller

1.7m pet lovers served

Of the 20 or so 3DS games available around the globe, so far two have broken through the million sales barrier — Capcom's Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and Miyamoto's cute 'em up Nintendogs + Cats. According to Nintendo's latest investor report, the canine collection sold 1.71m units since launch, an impressive total considering Nintendo has sold 3.6m 3DS consoles..

News: 3DS Down to £179.99 in UK as Price War Rages On

3DS Down to £179.99 in UK as Price War Rages On

How low can it go?

Last month Nintendo's James Honeywell said 3DS won't be this cheap forever, but price-cutting on the console continues apace as select UK retailers are selling the console for just £179.99 going into the Easter weekend. GAME and HMV both have the console available to buy from today for £179.99, with Gamestation set to follow soon. Online g

News: 3DS Won't Be This Cheap Forever Says Nintendo UK

3DS Won't Be This Cheap Forever Says Nintendo UK

Say buy buy to low prices

Amazon's 3DS price of £187 caused plenty of commotion on the Internet ocean, then Tesco trumped them with £175. If you think this is just the start of a price war, you may be disapointed. Nintendo UK marketing manager James Honeywell spoke to Eurogamer about the console's

News: Tesco Slashes 3DS to Low Low Price of £175

Tesco Slashes 3DS to Low Low Price of £175

Cheep cheep 3DS

3DS has seen some of the most fevered price-cutting of any hardware launch as retailers from almost all spheres compete for a slice of what's sure to be an enormous gaming pie. From its original cost of around £230, the console's price has slowly dipped over the weeks, with Amazon selling 3DS for £187 the lowest price. Until now...

News: Amazon Preorders Make the 3DS King of the Jungle

Amazon Preorders Make the 3DS King of the Jungle

Most preordered console in the history of Amazon.co.uk

3DS preorders have not only been record-breaking for Nintendo, because that kind of impact filters down to retailers too. With about a week left to go until the 3DS launches outside of Japan, online retailer Amazon.co.uk has announced that the system has become the most pre-ordered console of...

News: The 3DS Breaks... Nintendo's UK Preorder Record, That Is

The 3DS Breaks... Nintendo's UK Preorder Record, That Is

Hopes for Wii-scale success

With Japan's hugely successful launch of the 3DS, it's now only a matter of weeks before the system hits the rest of the world, and preorders in the U.K. are coming in thick and fast. CVG reports that Andy Yates, Sales Director at Nintendo UK revealed the 3DS is approaching 100,000 preorders ahead of its European launch on 25th March. Speaking to trade publication MCV on..

News: Heavy Fire Heads to Retail with Heavy Fire: Afghanistan

Heavy Fire Heads to Retail with Heavy Fire: Afghanistan

WiiWare series gets boxed-in

So far on WiiWare we've had Heavy Fire: Special Operations and the upcoming Heavy Fire: Black Arms from Teyon, but the series is heading to retail in the form of Heavy Fire: Afghanistan. Publisher Mastiff Games will be bringing the game Stateside, with the official description reading thus: Enemy Contact. Open fire! Defend the base. Lock down the streets of the local..

News: Europe's 3DS Launch Line-Up According to Gamestation

Europe's 3DS Launch Line-Up According to Gamestation

UK retailer lists day one titles

The list of titles heading to 3DS on March 25th is in an almost constant state of flux, with new titles popping up and dropping out all the time like a strange version of whack-a-mole. UK retailer Gamestation thinks it has the list pretty much nailed down however, pegging the line-up at 14 games on day one. It's always worth remembering that retailers often get..

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,..