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News: Soothsayers, Begone - 3DS Software Sales Rise 89 Percent Over Last Year

Soothsayers, Begone - 3DS Software Sales Rise 89 Percent Over Last Year

Nintendo's handheld remains robust in the face of mobile competition

Like a broken record, industry experts seem to delight in telling anyone that will listen that the 3DS is doomed. The rise of mobile phone gaming on iOS and Android seems to suggest to many that traditional consoles have no real future, but this anaylsis conviently ignores the fact...

News: Teens Losing Interest In Social Gaming, Turning To Traditional Consoles

Teens Losing Interest In Social Gaming, Turning To Traditional Consoles

Research also shows the growth of digital downloads

Everywhere you look, there seems to be a story about how traditional consoles are under threat from social gaming, and that the console market as we know it is all but doomed. However, new research from Analyst firm Piper Jaffray reveals that attitudes towards social gaming are changing, with teen...

News: NPD: US Consumers Want a Hot Item This Xmas, But The Wii U Isn't It

NPD: US Consumers Want a Hot Item This Xmas, But The Wii U Isn't It

Industry as a whole is in better shape, though

2012 hasn't been a fantastic year for the video game industry in terms of sales. Year on year, the market is shrinking - August saw a drop of 20 percent, which is understandably worrying for developers, publishers and retailers. However, The NPD Group - whose job it is to research sales trends in the...

News: Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices

Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices

UK PR director bullish about 3DS' forthcoming Christmas war against mobile

Nintendo UK's marketing and PR director Shelly Pearce has spoken to MCV about the upcoming war for wallets this Christmas, and has stated that the company is confident that its 'true' gaming systems will hold their own against devices like smartphones and tablets. When asked...

News: Reggie Promises Steady Stream Of Wii U Consoles

Reggie Promises Steady Stream Of Wii U Consoles

Supply chain is "solid", lessons learned from past launches

Hardware launches are traditionally accompanied by annoying shortages as early demand outstrips supply, but Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has taken steps to calm nervous customers who may be worried that they're in for a long wait if they haven't already preordered the Wii...

News: French Domination Predicted For Wii U

French Domination Predicted For Wii U

Industry experts believe Wii U will outsell rivals by massive margin

With many within the industry predicting a tough time for Nintendo and its Wii U system, leading tech company IDG has bravely stated that it thinks the console will enjoy a comfortable lead over its next-gen rivals by the time 2014 rolls around. The predictions were made by a...

News: Toys R Us Taking Wii U Pre-Orders Again

Toys R Us Taking Wii U Pre-Orders Again

Wii U Basic Bundle and two games available for $419

While stores left, right and centre are running out of pre-orders for the Wii U, it's since turned out that Toys R Us is now accepting them again. There's a caveat, of course - they're fresh out of Wii U Premium Models, and are bundling the Basic 8 GB model with copies of Scribblenauts: Unlimited...

News: Nintendo: Wii U Basic Bundle Designed To Attract Core Gamers

Nintendo: Wii U Basic Bundle Designed To Attract Core Gamers

If Nintendo Land isn't your thing, try something else

There's a school of thought which suggests that much of the Wii's success was down to Wii Sports - possibly one of the most effective pack-in games of all time. The game illustrated perfectly what the console was about, and consequently became one of the system's most played titles. With the Wii...

Rumour: You Will Be Able To Preorder Wii U At GameStop This Thursday

You Will Be Able To Preorder Wii U At GameStop This Thursday

Retailer is going big on Nintendo's new machine

We all know that Thursday's presentation is going to be related to the Wii U, with the most likely scenario being a launch date reveal and pricing details. To add a little more spice to this speculation, GoNintendo has reported that several readers have gotten in touch to report on various goings-on at...

News: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Smashes The One Million Barrier In Japan

New 3DS title has sold faster than Mario 3D Land

New Super Mario Bros. 2 has sold a staggering 1,068,878 units in Japan since it was released on July 28th - five weeks ago. The figure has been reported in the latest Enterbrain chart, which covers August 27th through September 2nd. The previous Mario title on the 3DS - Super Mario 3D Land - took...

News: More Tantalising Wii U Pricing Rumours Emerge Online

More Tantalising Wii U Pricing Rumours Emerge Online

Starting at $249.99, release date 11th November

Got your pinch of salt ready? Video Product Distributors have posted up some information relating to the possible SKUs for Nintendo's Wii U console. In case you didn't know already, VPD is a distribution company which counts Amazon, Blockbuster and Overstock as some of its customers. The launch date...

News: GameStop Exploring Possibility of Second-Hand Digital Sales

GameStop Exploring Possibility of Second-Hand Digital Sales

This could affect us, Nintendo fans!

As you can tell from our tagline, it's with a sense of genuine delight that we can bring you news about potential industry changes with retail download software, and actually have an interest in the outcome. After so long lagging behind Sony, Microsoft and PC platforms in terms of full retail downloads, Nintendo...

News: GAME Goes Large With 3DS XL Trade-In Deal

GAME Goes Large With 3DS XL Trade-In Deal

Game on, retailers

With 3DS XL arriving in just five short days in Europe, UK retailer GAME has launched what seems to be the best trade-in offer so far. If you trade a 3DS console with its original packaging you can get an XL system, and an all-important AC adaptor, for £79.99. You can check all of the details for yourself on GAME.co.uk, which...