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News: Wii U UK Price Reaches New Low As HMV Slashes Premium Bundle Cost

Wii U UK Price Reaches New Low As HMV Slashes Premium Bundle Cost

£199.99 bundle represents a £140 saving

Embattled UK high street retailer HMV has reduced the price of the Wii U Premium bundle to just £199.99. The store is also throwing in a copy of Ubisoft's ZombiU for that price, which means buyers are making a saving of £140. This marks a new low for the Wii U's UK price, with retailers in the region...

News: Nintendo UK Promises to Meet Retailers, Share Wii U Strategy and Boost the System

Nintendo UK Promises to Meet Retailers, Share Wii U Strategy and Boost the System

"We look forward to updating – and exciting – our partners"

It's common knowledge that Wii U sales have lost momentum, worldwide, in the early months of 2013. After a promising set of launch figures, NPD results for North America in January and February have been low, Japanese sales are currently only beating Wii and Xbox 360 (which sells poorly...

News: LEGO City Goes A Little Too Undercover At North American Retail

LEGO City Goes A Little Too Undercover At North American Retail

Copies hard to find, retailers expecting stock later this week

LEGO City: Undercover launched in North America this week, but reports are coming in that finding the game isn't as easy as it possibly should be. Just as happened with Fire Emblem: Awakening a while back, it would seem that there's been some kind of shipping problem, as US stores are...

News: GameStop: Wii U Will Need Great First Party Titles To Compete

GameStop: Wii U Will Need Great First Party Titles To Compete

Sales have been "slower than expected"

It's no secret that Wii U sales have been a bit on the sluggish side in 2013, but many retailers are hopeful they'll soon pick up once a few more games start being released. One games retailer that has been disappointed with the number of Wii U units flying off the shelves is GameStop. In an interview with...

News: UK Price War Rages As Asda And Amazon Slice £50 Off Wii U Cost

UK Price War Rages As Asda And Amazon Slice £50 Off Wii U Cost

Basic and Premium bundles down to £199 and £249 respectively

The cries for a Wii U price cut seem to have caused a reaction, as both Amazon.co.uk and UK superstore Asda have knocked £50 off the price of both Wii U bundles. Asda — which is owned by US store Walmart — was the first to move, cutting the price of the Basic and Premium bundles...

News: UK Supermarket Chain Asda Preparing a Bid for HMV

UK Supermarket Chain Asda Preparing a Bid for HMV

Around 120 stores could remain

Earlier in the year we reported that the UK and Ireland retail firm HMV had gone into administration, the latest embattled high-street chain to do so. Although best known in the past for selling music, its stock has diversified to other areas such as video games, making it one of the most prominent high street sellers...

News: GameStop Lists Watch Dogs Wii U For Preorder

GameStop Lists Watch Dogs Wii U For Preorder

Wishful thinking or inside knowledge?

Last week, we reported on the rumour that Ubisoft's Watch Dogs was Wii U-bound. The story was the result of a leak of promotional materials which stated that the game was coming to "All home consoles". That rumour has been given a little more weight by the fact that GameStop has posted a preorder listing for...

News: Xbox 360 On Track To Surpass The Wii's UK Sales Record

Xbox 360 On Track To Surpass The Wii's UK Sales Record

Nintendo's console set to lose its UK crown

Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has topped 8 million consoles sold in the UK to date, and is now on track to surpass Nintendo Wii's sales record in the region. This would secure the system's position as the UK's number 1 selling console. But that incoming PlayStation announcement on February 20th could...

News: Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD For $59.99

Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD For $59.99

Nintendo taking the full-price route?

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is an updated version of the GameCube classic, which may lead you to assume that Nintendo will follow the example set by HD remakes on other consoles and give the game a lower-than-usual retail price. Of course, that isn't how Nintendo works - recent 3DS remakes for The...

News: So, How Is The Wii U Doing In The UK?

So, How Is The Wii U Doing In The UK?

Could do better?

Although those who have purchased the Wii U - us included - are perfectly happy with the system, experts and analysts want cold, hard numbers to prove how well a new piece of hardware is doing. And sadly, in the case of the Wii U, those figure are a little on the depressing side. Eurogamer has conduced its own investigation into...

News: GAME Doubles Up On Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

GAME Doubles Up On Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Get both the 3DS and Wii U versions for a slightly reduced price in the UK

As you probably know, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is launching on two Nintendo systems this year - the 3DS and the Wii U. While the Wii U version offers online play, the 3DS edition has that all-important portable factor - something we can imagine is causing many potential...

News: Nintendo Comes Out On Top In Consumer Experience Poll

Nintendo Comes Out On Top In Consumer Experience Poll

Beating Apple, Sony and Microsoft

A recent poll has seen Nintendo top the list for best customer service, outranking Apple, Sony, Samsung and Microsoft - among others. The findings were charted by Forrester, an independent market research firm that specialises in the tech sector. 7,500 US participants in the survey were asked: “How well did they...

News: Blockbuster UK Joins HMV In Administration

Blockbuster UK Joins HMV In Administration

UK games retail suffers its second blow in the space of a week

This week, HMV - the UK's last major high street entertainment retailer - slid into administration after suppliers declined to help the ailing chain, putting around 4,350 jobs at risk. The bad news for UK retail doesn't end there, however - Blockbuster UK has also announced its...

News: UK Retailer HMV Set To Go Into Administration

UK Retailer HMV Set To Go Into Administration

4,350 jobs at risk

HMV is the latest high street casualty in the UK. The music, DVD and video game retailer is to appoint an administrator, putting around 4,350 jobs at risk. The company has been in a financial mess for more than a year now; in December share prices plummeted after it warned it could breach bank loan agreements. The retailer...

News: UK Video Games Market Fell By 17.4% in 2012

UK Video Games Market Fell By 17.4% in 2012

Big challenges for the industry

The Entertainment Retailers Association has reported that in 2012 the UK video games market fell by 17.4%, including both physical and digital sales. In 2011 the whole video games market in the UK was worth £1.934 billion, in comparison to £1.598 billion in 2012. While digital sales did increase by 7.7% in 2012,...

News: False Alarm! Wii U GamePads Not Going Solo Just Yet

False Alarm! Wii U GamePads Not Going Solo Just Yet

UK retailer blames listing error

A few outlets were reporting earlier this morning that UK catalogue store Very.co.uk had become the first retailer in the world to begin selling the Wii U GamePad as a standalone item - which was surprising news given that there's nothing to use two GamePads for right now, unless you like really expensive bookends...

News: Wii U Demo Pods Being Installed In UK GAME Stores

Wii U Demo Pods Being Installed In UK GAME Stores

Hundreds of consoles sent out into the wild

It can be quite difficult to really sell the concept of a new console with just words and advertising alone; this is something Nintendo has found with Wii, 3DS and now Wii U. The best way for people to get a feel for what a new console is like is for them to literally get their mitts on it; that's exactly...