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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...

News: GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

Boxed discs appear to be making a comeback

As some have predicted the imminent demise of retail gaming outlets, brought on by an era of new restrictions on game sharing and the used games market, US retailer GameStop has drawn a course full sail in the opposite direction. A new report by Games Industry reveals that the US gaming giant actually...

News: Nintendo's UK Store to Release A Wii U Mario Mega Bundle

Nintendo's UK Store to Release A Wii U Mario Mega Bundle

Three games, a Mario remote and, most importantly, a Mario hat

In early October Nintendo UK launched its own online store, which has since played host to some pre-order bonuses and a regional exclusive with this rather attractive Luigi-themed 3DS XL. It seems the website is keen to lead the line in terms of driving Wii U sales this Holiday season,...

News: Pokémon X & Y Enjoyed the Strongest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Pokémon X & Y Enjoyed the Strongest Ever Nintendo Game Launch in Australia and New Zealand

Stock shortages to be resolved soon

Just recently we reported on the US NPD results for October, in which it was announced that the 3DS and 2DS systems had achieved monthly sales of 452,000 units, an impressive figure. Pokémon X & Y, unsurprisingly, played a major role in that success — between them the two titles passed 1.7 million sales...

Feature: Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland

Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland

Rob Burgess explains how a country with 40 million people has been missed

Earlier this year we posted an article based on a Nintendo fan's blog, which explained how difficult it was to buy a Wii U in Poland, a large European country. Rob Burgess, the author of that blog, has since written a follow up article in which he explains in a little more...

News: Former Video Game Destination Blockbuster Video Closes Its Doors In The US

Former Video Game Destination Blockbuster Video Closes Its Doors In The US

Wow, what a difference: no more Blockbuster

Although GameStop and Target remain as the two great retail destinations for video games in the US, the digital revolution has cemented the end of yet another large corporation — Blockbuster Video announced yesterday that it will be closing its doors for good. The movie and games giant has confirmed that...

News: Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is Sold Out At Target And GameStop

Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is Sold Out At Target And GameStop

New set flies off shelves in lead up to the holiday season

With the recent influx of new Wii U bundles offering pack-in games such as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U, Just Dance 2014 and Skylanders SWAP Force, it’s clear Nintendo is offering a wide variety of options in order to entice potential customers this holiday season.

Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Marketing Doing Enough?

Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Marketing Doing Enough?

It's safe to say the 3DS messaging is doing fine

It's a common refrain for critics of Nintendo to state that it doesn't do marketing well. Some may see adverts featuring celebrities or colourful trailers of smiling children and despair, as there's often a sense that in targeting families and young gamers with much of its advertising the company...

News: The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

Includes a copy of Mario Kart Wii and will cost $99

Back in December 2012 we imported a Wii Mini from Canada — before it was confirmed for Europe — and gave our assessment in a hardware review. Here's what we said in summary: The Wii Mini is, as we were largely aware - a scaled-down version of Nintendo's best-selling system. The lack of...