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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..

News: Pink DS Lite Consoles Bite the Dust

Pink DS Lite Consoles Bite the Dust

Yet another colour out of production in Great Britain

The DS has been available in more colours than there are fish in the sea, but survival of the fittest dictates that some must be struck from the gene pool, so it's with regret we inform you that the pink DS Lite console will soon no longer be available within the UK. Okay, so it's probably not the worst news you've had all day, but considering..

News: First DSi-Only Retail Releases Hitting This Fall

First DSi-Only Retail Releases Hitting This Fall

Will come in a new box too

Back when the DSi was announced, Nintendo revealed that the new handheld would pack more horsepower under the hood than the DS and Lite. It certainly wasn't the first time the company had released an incremental upgrade to handheld hardware; apart from the obvious color screen, the Game Boy Color was essentially a slightly beefed-up Game Boy, complete with exclusive games..

News: Wii to Retail for £200 in the UK

Wii to Retail for £200 in the UK

Tough economic climate results in price hike for Brits

We reported a while back that UK retailers were looking into increasing the RRP of the Nintendo Wii in light of the weak value of the Pound. Nothing seemed to happen for a while and it looked as if the situation had changed, but we've just been tipped off that the price increase IS coming, and...

News: Sega Not Giving Up On Mature Wii Titles Just Yet

Sega Not Giving Up On Mature Wii Titles Just Yet

Recent retail disappointments haven't dented Sega's confidence

As much as we loved Madworld and House of the Dead: Overkill, neither title sold particularly well, which has led many 'industry experts' to suggest that mature, hardcore games just can't find an audience on Nintendo's console. In the light of two high-profile commercial bombs you'd expect Sega to step back from mature gaming and..

News: EA is Rewarded For Embracing The Wii

EA is Rewarded For Embracing The Wii

Sales nearly doubled on last year's total

When the Wii was released super-publisher EA caught a bit of flak for not giving the format the respect it deserved. Thankfully the company has changed its attitude and has been duly rewarded with a massive jump in sales. According to EA's financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009, 14% of its overall revenue was generated by titles on..

News: Nintendo EU Price Fixing Fine is Reduced

Nintendo EU Price Fixing Fine is Reduced

They still have £107,000,000 left to pay, however

Back in 2002 it was revealed that during the 1990s Nintendo's European operation had been colluding with retailers to keep the price of its software and hardware artificially high. Such naughty-type action was brought to the attention of the European Commission and Nintendo was promptly slapped with a whopping £134,000,000 ($199,000,000) fine..

News: WiiWare Games Now Available On Amazon

WiiWare Games Now Available On Amazon

More power to the customer or missing the point entirely?

If you head on over to the popular online store Amazon and look around a little you can find something pretty weird: A listing for World of Goo on the Wii. Reading the item description reveals that this is not actually the game, but rather a code you can enter in the Wii Shop to get the game (Presumably, you have to enter it instead of a Wii..