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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...

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...