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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...

Talking Point: New Super Luigi U Opens The Door For Quick Expansions in Other Franchises

New Super Luigi U Opens The Door For Quick Expansions in Other Franchises

DLC and boxed copies can satisfy everyone

After a bit of a wait and a release lineup that, apart from the odd exception, has been drier than the Sahara desert in recent weeks, Luigi jumps to the rescue with New Super Luigi U. It's arrived in this week's Nintendo Download update as DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U, but will have a life of its own as...

Rumour: Best Buy Beginning Return of Wii U Basic Models Before E3

Best Buy Beginning Return of Wii U Basic Models Before E3

Time to say goodbye to the 8GB system?

Earlier this week we reported on a rumour that GameStop will be returning Wii U Basic systems as part of a product recall by Nintendo. It's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility as the SKU has seemed to struggle, while a 32GB White Wii U is coming to Japan; if we were to don our guessing hats we'd...

Rumour: Nintendo Is Recalling Wii U Basic Bundle

Nintendo Is Recalling Wii U Basic Bundle

Could we see a new bundle appear after E3?

A company-wide email is apparently being distributed by GameStop which indicates that the retailer is withdrawing the Wii U Basic bundle from sale. The email — which has since made its way into the hands of Kotaku — states: Nintendo Wii U Basic Recall – Two Week Preparation On Tuesday, 6/18, all...

News: eBay Germany Takes a Swipe At Xbox One, Suggests Wii U As Viable Substitute

eBay Germany Takes a Swipe At Xbox One, Suggests Wii U As Viable Substitute

"No used games blocking, no mandatory online, no fuss"

Microsoft's Xbox One hasn't had the greatest of starts - the announcement has been clouded by news relating to blocked second-hand sales, "always online" requirements and a complete absence of backwards compatibility. With second-hand software sales potentially at risk, many retailers will lose...

Talking Point: The Arrival of eShop Download Codes in Stores is a Smart Move

The Arrival of eShop Download Codes in Stores is a Smart Move

Another step forward

This week it was announced that Nintendo of Europe had established an agreement with retailer GAME, for it to exclusively sell select download codes from the high street and its website; it's the first serious move to match up to similar download cards already available in Japan. The GAME retail group has stores across Europe...

News: Fresh Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Stock Arrives In The UK

Fresh Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Stock Arrives In The UK

The hunt is back on

Getting hold of a copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in the UK has been easier said than done since the game launched in March; the popularity of Capcom's beast-slaying epic has resulted in a situation where demand has far outstripped supply. Thankfully, Nintendo UK has gotten in touch with us this morning to confirm that the...

News: South African Retailer Slices Wii U Price in Half

South African Retailer Slices Wii U Price in Half

Toyzone offering a Wii U for as little as R1,500

In order to help boost Wii U sales, many UK retailers decided to cut the price of the system. Back in March Asda and Amazon sliced £50 off the price tag, while HMV knocked a staggering £140 off a Premium console and ZombiU bundle. It seems heavy price drops aren't exclusive to the UK though, as it...

News: HMV Buyout Saves High Street Retailer

HMV Buyout Saves High Street Retailer

The dog's been thrown a bone

In recent weeks we've reported on the worrying fate of the HMV brand in the UK; rather like GAME last year, it went into administration and 81 stores were closed down as the administrators worked to salvage the business. As one of only a few retailers that stocks a relatively substantial range of video games on the UK...

News: Amazon Promoting Rival Consoles On Nintendo Product Pages

Amazon Promoting Rival Consoles On Nintendo Product Pages

You know there's also this "Vita" thing...?

Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has long been intrigued by Amazon.com’s lack of direct supply when it comes to Nintendo consoles. Now he has reported on another unusual habit: the advertising of other brand names on Nintendo consoles’ product pages. Looking up Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles on Amazon shows...

News: Monster Hunter And Price Cut Trigger Wii U Sales Spike In UK

Monster Hunter And Price Cut Trigger Wii U Sales Spike In UK

125 percent increase compared to previous week

MCV has reported that Wii U hardware sales rose by 125 percent in the UK last week. The staggering leap is thought to have been caused by the UK launch of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as HMV's price reduction on the Premium bundle - a deal which represents a saving of £140. Were you one of the...