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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...

News: 2DS Now Available For Less Than £100 In The UK

2DS Now Available For Less Than £100 In The UK

The run up to the holiday season is upon us

The Nintendo 2DS launched less than two weeks ago on the same day as Pokémon X & Y landed on shelves around the world. Retailers in the UK set the price at £109.99 but with Christmas fast approaching several of them have made the move to knock a whole ten pounds off to get the console under that...

News: Wii U Isn't Getting Need For Speed: Rivals Thanks To Low Sales Of Most Wanted

Wii U Isn't Getting Need For Speed: Rivals Thanks To Low Sales Of Most Wanted

"I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was"

The Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is arguably the definitive version, adding in new features which are exclusive to Nintendo's console. However, it didn't sell as well as expected — which seems to be a key reason why we're not getting Need for Speed: Rivals. The Six

News: Hey Australia! You're Getting The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Chest Too!

Hey Australia! You're Getting The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Chest Too!

Will be a free gift with pre-orders at EB Games

Earlier this week Nintendo confirmed a special musical chest would be a special bonus for those who pre-order The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on 3DS at GAME in the UK. As it turns out, the lovely little gift is actually part of a limited edition set exclusive to the retailer that also...

News: UK Retailer GAME Less Than Happy With Rivals Ignoring Pokémon X & Y Street Date

UK Retailer GAME Less Than Happy With Rivals Ignoring Pokémon X & Y Street Date

"We are seeing street date breaches occur on a frequent basis"

Last week saw the release of Pokémon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS, unquestionably one of the year's biggest releases. Nintendo took the brave step of releasing the game globally on the same day — October 12th — which meant that everyone could experience the adventure together,...

News: Refurbished 3DS Systems on Sale at Nintendo Online Store

Refurbished 3DS Systems on Sale at Nintendo Online Store

Includes discontinued Aqua Blue

Looking to save a bit of coin on a 3DS or a 3DS XL? You might want to consider a newly discounted refurbished unit from the Nintendo Online Store. Nintendo has taken an extra $10 of several varieties of its handheld. The Aqua Blue and Midnight Purple 3DSes are now $109.99 while the Blue/Black and Red/Black 3DS XL...

Rumour: Sony Running Campaign To Push Potential Wii U Buyers Towards PS4 And Vita

Sony Running Campaign To Push Potential Wii U Buyers Towards PS4 And Vita

Sneaky business afoot in Germany?

The Wii U is unique in that it offers the second screen experience right out of the box — with rival consoles attempting to leverage smartphone and tablet applications to create the same kind of gameplay, Nintendo has an advantage in that users don't have to own additional hardware to achieve the same result...

News: GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

GAME Offers Music-Playing Chest With A Link Between Worlds Pre-Orders

It plays exactly what you think it does

Follow along, children: The Link goes “YAHHHH!” The Navi goes “HEY!” And the item chest goes “Ta-da-da-DAAAA!” For UK fans of that last iconic fanfare, pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from GAME will come with a musical collectable chest to triumphantly hold over your head...

News: UK Retailers Break Release Date for Pokémon X & Y

UK Retailers Break Release Date for Pokémon X & Y

It's not just early deliveries any more

Earlier this week we bemoaned the fact that Nintendo's global release plans for Pokémon X & Y had been undermined; what was a concerted effort to release the new generation of the franchise to everyone at once had been let down by some of the gaming press, public and retailers. It had been an...

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...