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News: Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Reverse The Wii U's Fortunes, Say UK Retailers

Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Reverse The Wii U's Fortunes, Say UK Retailers

Key figures in UK games retail pass judgement

Nintendo's recent poor financial reports and the less-than-brilliant sales of the Wii U console have triggered a flood of comments and suggestions from fans, developers, publishers and analysts alike, and now it's the turn of the retailers to offer their own perspective on the situation. Speaking to UK...

News: UK Retailer Argos Drops Wii U Premium to £179.99

UK Retailer Argos Drops Wii U Premium to £179.99

Update: Amazon UK joins in

Update Amazon, not one to be outdone on a deal, has now matched the Argos Wii U Premium price of £179.99, which you can see right here; as with Argos, this is for the standard 32GB model. Original article After a festive period that — as acknowledged by Nintendo — failed to deliver the bumper sales it anticipated,...

News: Boost in GAME Retail Sales Suggest a Potential Stock Market Return

Boost in GAME Retail Sales Suggest a Potential Stock Market Return

Specialist retailer back in the, erm, game

GAME, the UK retailer with some limited presence in Europe, has reported that sales in its stores for last year increased by 90%, with its online sales jumping 213%. There was also, predictably, a major boost in the closing weeks of last year with the arrival of PS4 and Xbox One, while major contributors on...

News: UK Retailer GAME States Ambition to be at the Forefront Of Download Content Sales

UK Retailer GAME States Ambition to be at the Forefront Of Download Content Sales

"The amount of digital content is going to keep growing"

GAME is the prominent specialist video game retailer in the UK, with some stores around Europe, but has endured difficulties in recent history with administration and a transition to new owners in 2012. Since then the company appears to have found a degree of stability, and in an interview...

News: Nintendo Reiterates Confidence That the Wii U Can Compete

Nintendo Reiterates Confidence That the Wii U Can Compete

"We’re standing apart offering variety and value"

The Wii U's year to date, though undoubtedly showing upward momentum of late, hasn't yet hit the targets that Nintendo has set. It's looking like a statistical long shot that it'll come particularly close to the company's nine million sales target for the financial year, which will have Satoru...

News: 3DS Hardware Sales Reach the Two Million Landmark in the UK

3DS Hardware Sales Reach the Two Million Landmark in the UK

That includes 2DS, too

We've heard much positive news about the 3DS this year, with the UK market also enjoying strong sales of the portable and its big-hitting games. Major releases such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Pokémon X & Y — along with various others — have delivered success in the software charts and driven hardware purchases...

News: Initial Run of Conception II Coming With a Bonus Disc

Initial Run of Conception II Coming With a Bonus Disc

Pre-orders to be bundled with joy

Atlus has announced an incentive for its upcoming 3DS title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. Apparently rampant innuendo just isn't enough for some people. According to a company press release, the first run of Conception II will come in a special box and include a 10-track CD of game music composed by...

News: Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Until 21st December

Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Until 21st December

Includes Zelda and Mario & Luigi bundles, if you can find them

While many shoppers may have scrambled for the various hot 3DS / 2DS deals available over the Black Friday week, festive shoppers can still pick up great deals if they know where to look. One example for North Americans is the current deal doing the rounds at Target stores, where all 3DS...

News: Nintendo of America Reminds Gamers of 20% Discount on eShop Cards at Best Buy

Nintendo of America Reminds Gamers of 20% Discount on eShop Cards at Best Buy

Download fans, unite up!

Nintendo is certainly keen for Wii U and 3DS owners to consider going the download route with their favourite games. While there are still some obstacles scaring some away — such as premium prices and hardware-based account data — there have been growing numbers making the move to a virtual library. Nintendo of America,...

News: Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Drive Downloads in Japan

Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Drive Downloads in Japan

"It’s safe to say that it’s a risk-free system for the retailers"

New Super Mario Bros. 2 may not be regarded in the future as an iconic, unforgettable 2D Mario game — though various members of the Nintendo Life team do think it's rather good — but it did represent one important piece of Nintendo's modern history. It was the first physical...

News: Retail Company Rakuten Highlights the Wii U and iPad as Most Talked About Children's Presents

Retail Company Rakuten Highlights the Wii U and iPad as Most Talked About Children's Presents

Somebody think of the children

A week has passed since the actual Black Friday, and in a slight departure from convention all but Sony have been quiet on firm figures; in that respect we know little (in terms of reliable data) about the Wii U's performance in the festive shopping season to date. It is becoming clear that Nintendo's marketing...

News: Investment Site Motley Fool Executes Spectacular U-Turn By Claiming Nintendo Will Win This Christmas

Investment Site Motley Fool Executes Spectacular U-Turn By Claiming Nintendo Will Win This Christmas

Less than a week after saying the company was facing "the end"

Investment site The Motley Fool — which recently painted a rather dismal picture of Nintendo's future — has performed a complete about-face by claiming that Nintendo could end up being the big winner this holiday season. The opinion piece points out that although the Wii U has...

News: CNET Outlines Console Purchase Choices And Highlights Wii U as a "Pretty Compelling Buy"

CNET Outlines Console Purchase Choices And Highlights Wii U as a "Pretty Compelling Buy"

Different talking head, different outcome

There have been a number of times this year when, sometimes correctly and on other occasions harshly, the Wii U has endured negative coverage and, as a result, subsequent issues with its public image. We've had — and still have, to a degree — issues with awareness, while some dry spells of software...