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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...

News: GameStop Accused of Re-Printing Xenoblade Chronicles, Then Selling as "Used" For $90

GameStop Accused of Re-Printing Xenoblade Chronicles, Then Selling as "Used" For $90

A product monopoly gone too far?

Xenoblade Chronicles took its sweet time coming to the Wii in North America, with Nintendo eventually publishing as a limited release on the Nintendo Store and through GameStop. It had been long anticipated and clearly sold well for the available stock, as it reportedly became hard to find and rare after launch...

News: Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Receives Pre-Order Box Set

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Receives Pre-Order Box Set

A special CD and design book will be included

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is set to emerge in North America in October and there will be a special pre-order pack for those who get in on the action early. The latest game in the Etrian Odyssey series will have a bonus box called Etrian Untold, Unseen, Unheard, which will feature a...

News: Wii U Hardware Still Being Sold At A Loss

Wii U Hardware Still Being Sold At A Loss

Don't hold your breath for a price cut

Nintendo usually likes to sell its hardware at a profit, right from day one — something which sets the company apart from the likes of Sony and Microsoft, who have traditionally taken massive hits on hardware in the hope that software sales will make up the deficit. However, a Nintendo representative...

News: Specialist Retailers Emphasize Their Support for the Wii U

Specialist Retailers Emphasize Their Support for the Wii U

"Nintendo has proven time and again that they are experts in the market"

This week has brought some tough news regarding the Wii U, to an extent causing some to forget the positive effort and game lineup that Nintendo has put together for the remainder of the year. The last few months were very poor for the system, but the plan has always been to...

News: Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Report Suggests You'll Soon Be Able To Purchase Nintendo Titles Via Your Phone Or PC

Nintendo outlines its digital future

Nintendo is taking the online side of its business very seriously — little wonder when you consider that it has just reported a 150% increase in download revenue compared to last year — and the next phase of its plan will allow users to purchase Wii U and 3DS content using platforms other than their consoles...

News: Asda Stores No Longer Stocking New Wii U Systems or Games

Asda Stores No Longer Stocking New Wii U Systems or Games

Limited stock via Asda Direct

Update: Following the emergence of this story around various outlets, Asda has contacted MCV to state that Wii U consoles have only ever been available in around 100 stores, rather than all 555 around the UK. Wii U systems will apparently continue to play a part on Asda Direct — the online store — with limited...

News: Pikmin 3 Causes Wii U Sales Growth In Japan

Pikmin 3 Causes Wii U Sales Growth In Japan

Launch sales comparable to those of New Super Mario Bros. U

Pikmin 3 launched this week in Japan, and appears to have had the desired effect on the Wii U's retail health. According to Japanese store Tsutaya, the sequel is selling very well indeed and has triggered "greater sales" of its host console. Here's Taketo Matsuo, Tsutaya’s Director of...

News: Pikmin 3 is Playable Next Weekend At GameStop or EB Games

Pikmin 3 is Playable Next Weekend At GameStop or EB Games

Pre-order a digital copy to get it a day early

During E3 Nintendo gave people in the US the opportunity to head down to a participating Best Buy store to play some of the games that were shown off during the special Nintendo Direct. The company is now running a similar scheme dedicated to the upcoming title Pikmin 3. Reggie Fils-Aime, President...

News: Investment Expert Feels Nintendo Earnings Miss Will Trigger Multi-Platform Approach

Investment Expert Feels Nintendo Earnings Miss Will Trigger Multi-Platform Approach

Investors should buy now and reap the benefits later

Global investment firm Jefferies & Co's Atul Goyal has recommended that investors pick up Nintendo shares in the expectation of big profits should the Japanese company fail to meet its proposed operating profit of 100 billion Yen. Goyal's opinion is that Nintendo's failure to meet its targets...

News: UK Store GAME Now Selling Original Wii Consoles For Just £35

UK Store GAME Now Selling Original Wii Consoles For Just £35

Even less reason to consider picking up a Wii Mini, then

As part of its summer hardware and software sale, UK video game retailer GAME is now selling Wii consoles for just £35 (around $50 / €40). That's a considerable saving on the recently-released Wii Mini, which lacks internet connectivity, doesn't have an SD card slot and won't run on...

News: Japanese Wii U eShop Promotion Undercuts Retail Prices

Japanese Wii U eShop Promotion Undercuts Retail Prices

Pikmin 3 is first up

One of many headline sales strategies from Nintendo right now is to encourage us to 'go digital' and download our retail titles. It's an idea that is producing some dividends on the 3DS, particularly as the convenience of readily accessible games is so useful with a portable device. It seems that the drive to encourage us onto...