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News: Zelda: Wind Waker HD Release Triggers 685% Increase In UK Wii U Hardware Sales

Zelda: Wind Waker HD Release Triggers 685% Increase In UK Wii U Hardware Sales

...although it's not known how many units were actually shifted

Trade publication MCV has revealed that the release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD has caused a 685% increase in Wii U console sales in the United Kingdom — however, it's not been revealed exactly how many units that jump entails. The news backs up Nintendo's stance that games...

News: Nintendo Confirms Three New Wii U Hardware Bundles for Europe

Nintendo Confirms Three New Wii U Hardware Bundles for Europe

Mario and Luigi, Wii Party U and Just Dance offerings

We've had plenty of speculation in recent times regarding Wii U bundles, as it's seemed inevitable that Nintendo will boost the value of its offerings with packed-in options to cater to various audiences. Nintendo of Europe has today stepped forward with its own offers, all set to arrive in...

News: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will Cost $20 More On Wii U Than On PS3 And 360

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will Cost $20 More On Wii U Than On PS3 And 360

The Nintendo tax?

When Square Enix announced Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut for the Wii U, everyone was pretty happy about getting to play a past classic with enhanced GamePad functions. However, when the news broke that this "exclusive" version was also coming to the PS3 and 360, some Wii U owners felt slightly short-changed. That...

News: Nintendo UK Launches Online Retail Store

Nintendo UK Launches Online Retail Store

Offering consoles, the latest titles and some extras

Nintendo UK has today launched an online store that offers a large range of games, consoles and some gift ideas. It's an intriguing move by the regional team, offering its own online store of physical products alongside conventional retailers. The stock is primarily focused on products...

News: US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon For Wii U

US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon For Wii U

Newegg claims the 3DS title is making the jump to Wii U this year

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon — or Luigi's Mansion 2, if you're in Europe — was one of 2013's stand-out 3DS titles. It was so good that some lamented the fact that it was on a handheld — it was exactly the kind of epic experience that the Wii U could really have done with during...

News: Batman: Arkham Origins Will Be Cheaper on Wii U

Batman: Arkham Origins Will Be Cheaper on Wii U

Savings in lieu of online multiplayer

Although Batman: Arkham Origins for the Wii U will not be receiving the online multiplayer mode provided to its Xbox 360 and PS3 brethren, the omission does seem to be reflected in a lower price point. Kotaku reports that a $50 price for the Wii U version has been confirmed with a represent

News: Wii U Basic Supply Will Become "Limited" in The UK

Wii U Basic Supply Will Become "Limited" in The UK

The white model will soon be hard to find

Earlier today, Nintendo confirmed there will be a couple of Wii U bundles coming to Europe from 4th October, with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - which comes with a beautifully customised GamePad - and LEGO City: Undercover being the games of choice. Both of these bundle

News: Nintendo Confirms Wii U "Price Reduction Initiative" in Europe from 4th October

Nintendo Confirms Wii U "Price Reduction Initiative" in Europe from 4th October

Limited edition LEGO City Undercover Premium Pack also confirmed

Yesterday brought the news that Nintendo of America is applying a formal $50 price cut to the 32GB Wii U model, beginning on 20th September alongside the launch of a limited edition Wind Waker HD bundle. The price cut will apply to standard bundles, also, but while Nintendo of Europe...

News: GameStop Sales and Profits Take a Hit Ahead of Vital Shopping Period

GameStop Sales and Profits Take a Hit Ahead of Vital Shopping Period

"The year has played out as expected"

GameStop may have been in the news for the wrong reasons, for some Nintendo gamers at least, with its recent antics in matching eBay prices on sought after second-hand games, yet it's easy to forget that it's a powerful presence on the high street. That's particularly the case in North America, though the retail...

News: Six Ubisoft Games Get a 30% Discount on the 3DS eShop

Six Ubisoft Games Get a 30% Discount on the 3DS eShop

For one week only

Yesterday we brought the happy news that Atlus has applied discounts to various titles on the 3DS eShop in North America, and not to be left out Ubisoft has now joined in. Six retail downloads have a 30% discount from 20th - 27th August, and the offer appears to be covering both North America and Europe. Below are the games and...

News: More Evidence Emerges of a Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle

More Evidence Emerges of a Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundle

32GB model with game to reportedly retail for $349.99

In July we reported the rumour that a Wind Waker HD hardware bundle was on the way, but treated it with plenty of salt due to its lack of any real evidence. More compelling proof has now emerged to back up those claims, along with those of red and blue 3DS XL bundles for Pokémon X & Y,...

News: GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

A useful alternative

Earlier in the year we reported that the GAME retail group had exclusive European rights on eShop download codes, making it the go-to retailer for those that wanted to get their download games by paying with cash or keen to accumulate further loyalty points for the stores. The initial range covered Wii U and 3DS eShop retail...

News: Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameStop For $84.99

Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameStop For $84.99

Part of its "vintage" selection of titles

Earlier this week GameStop made a brief statement regarding the pricing of used copies of Xenoblade Chronicles in its various retail outlets. The company said it had sourced new copies of the "vintage" title and claimed many more were on the way, including Metroid Prime Trilogy, which has become n

News: Pokémon Rumble U Figurines and Special Edition Available From GAME in the UK

Pokémon Rumble U Figurines and Special Edition Available From GAME in the UK

Uh-oh, the figurines are blind packs

Update: Having checked the product pages for these items once again, it seems that both the collector's edition and figurines outlined below are now showing as "out of stock". We'll post further updates as we have them. Original Article: Pokémon Rumble U arrives on the Wii U eShop in Europe today, but those...

News: GameStop Defends Xenoblade Chronicles Pricing, Plans More "Vintage Titles" Like Metroid Prime Trilogy

GameStop Defends Xenoblade Chronicles Pricing, Plans More "Vintage Titles" Like Metroid Prime Trilogy

"As always, our pricing for these games is competitive"

Earlier today we reported that questions had been raised about GameStop's increase in Xenoblade Chronicles stock; the title had been difficult to find for an extended period. Despite the title's rarity for a number of months, many GameStop stores now have multiple "used" copies available, as...