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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...

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...