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News: 3DS XL With Two Circle Pads Advertised by UK Store

3DS XL With Two Circle Pads Advertised by UK Store

UPDATE: HMV issues an apology, of sorts

After this story attracted a lot of attention today, HMV has issued a clarification and apology to Eurogamer.net, confirming that this false information was only shown in one store. It's apparent this was just one particular store being a little over-enthusiastic — and the poster has been removed. If it's...

News: Nintendo Drops Price of 3DS AC Adapter in Japan

Nintendo Drops Price of 3DS AC Adapter in Japan

The writing's on the wall socket

The upcoming 3DS XL packaging in Europe may say in big letters that an AC adapter is not included in the box, but that won't stop complaints on the internet and a few confused customers. It was a decision taken, apparently, to make the console more affordable, with adapters and cradles available to buy separately:...

News: 3DS XL Trade Price is Just £146

3DS XL Trade Price is Just £146

Updated: VAT makes trade rate roughly £167.50

Article update MCV has now spoken to an alternative retail source, which states that the quoted trade rate of £146 is liable for VAT at around £21.50, making the actual rate about £167.50. With GameStop already going close to that figure at £169.97, perhaps that will be the lower end of the price...

News: Major Retailers List 3DS XL at £179.99

Major Retailers List 3DS XL at £179.99

Updated prices - GameStop undercuts rivals

Updated article This morning GameStop.co.uk has entered into the price-war by undercutting its rivals, below. GameStop.co.uk — £169.97 Original article After Friday's announcement of 3DS XL, European gamers faced the standard wait to see how the device would be priced by major retailers. The...

News: Retailers Call for Summer Blockbusters

Retailers Call for Summer Blockbusters

Too many games in Q4

Last December we complained about the overcrowded Holiday release schedule, making the simple point that being bombarded with too many games in the approach to Christmas was bad for gamers and publishers alike. The final three months of the year may be wonderfully exciting if you have deep pockets and a lot of spare time, but...

News: 'Majority' of Nintendo Games to be Released Digitally

'Majority' of Nintendo Games to be Released Digitally

Maybe not all, in that case

Most of us have now had plenty of opportunity to digest the news that Nintendo will be delving into the brave new world of retail downloads, starting with New Super Mario Bros. 2 on 3DS in August. An assumption for some has been that Nintendo would release all of its titles as both downloads and boxed game cards or discs,...

News: Nintendo Dominates UK's All-Time Top 10

Nintendo Dominates UK's All-Time Top 10

Mario Kart on the podium

Trade and industry magazine MCV has posted a top ten of the biggest-selling single SKUs of all time, and Nintendo's on top. An SKU is a "stock-keeping unit" — a product with a unique barcode — and is used to separate the same game on multiple formats. MCV's list looks at the biggest-selling SKUs in UK history,...

News: GAME Not Selling Mario Party 9

GAME Not Selling Mario Party 9

Not available online either

It's emerged today that UK retailer GAME will not be stocking Mario Party 9 when it's released this coming Friday. In a Nintendo statement GAME and Gamestation, which are both part of GAME Group plc., were omitted from a list of retailers where the title will be available. At the current time the retail group doesn't have...

News: GAME Drops The Last Story Limited Edition

GAME Drops The Last Story Limited Edition

Pre-orders are out of luck

For UK gamers planning to pick up the special edition of The Last Story from retailer GAME, there's been some disappointing news as their orders have been cancelled. As reported by Eurogamer, emails were sent to affected customers earlier this week, giving only a few days notice before the title launches on 24th February...

News: SoulCalibur V 3DS Appears on Retail Coming Soon List

SoulCalibur V 3DS Appears on Retail Coming Soon List

Draw your weapon

3DS certainly isn't short of fighting games, but it may be getting one more added to its stable in the form of Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur V. A retail insider tipped us off that a pre-order listing for the game appears on tills at a major high street chain. Namco Bandai had not responded to our invitation to comment at the time of...

News: UK's Best-Selling Games of 2011 Revealed

UK's Best-Selling Games of 2011 Revealed

Nintendo misses all-format top 10

Now 2011's over and done with, the Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment — UKIE for short — has revealed the best-selling games across all formats last year. To nobody's surprise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the best-selling game of the year, but what's most surprising is the...

News: UK Retailers: "We'll Have Enough 3DS Stock for Christmas"

UK Retailers: "We'll Have Enough 3DS Stock for Christmas"

No need to panic

Last week UK 3DS sales hit 70,000, making it the biggest selling console in the nation amid reports of low 3DS stock levels around the country. Now retailers have stepped in to assure customers there'll be enough to go around for Christmas. Representatives from GAME Group, HMV and Sainsbury's all confirmed to

News: 3DS Was UK's Biggest-Selling Console Last Week

3DS Was UK's Biggest-Selling Console Last Week

Nearly 70,000 sold

Buoyed by the releases of Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, 3DS was the biggest-selling console in the United Kingdom last week. Nearly 70,000 units of the console were sold around the UK in the last week, MCV reports. By comparison, the 3DS racked up 113,000 sales at launc

News: UK Retail Reports Red 3DS Reaching Really Rare Rating

UK Retail Reports Red 3DS Reaching Really Rare Rating

Not many about

It's Christmas time, and you may need to be afraid if you're after a red 3DS, according to a report from MCV. The trade magazine claims UK retailers are struggling to keep the red 3DS in stock in the run up to Christmas, with other colours also tough to get hold of. The releases of Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land and a...

News: GAME and Gamestation Give Away Mario 3DS Pouches

GAME and Gamestation Give Away Mario 3DS Pouches

But only if you pre-order

With Super Mario 3D Land out next week and Mario Kart 7 hot on its heels two weeks later, GAME and Gamestation are stepping up their pre-order initiative with two giveaways. Pre-order customers will receive a 3DS pouch bearing artwork from the relevant game when they purchase their game. Neat giveaway items, but as we'd bet many 3DS owners will buy both titles it's a bit..

News: Grab a 3DS for £90 As Makro Goes Crazy Tomorrow

Grab a 3DS for £90 As Makro Goes Crazy Tomorrow

All Nintendo machines sub-£100

Cash and carry chain Makro is having a particularly good deal in its UK stores tomorrow, offering any Nintendo console of your choice for under £100. The retailer — which only sells to card-carrying members, it should be pointed out — is selling all Nintendo hardware at an eye-watering £90, including the...

News: New Wii Design Could Go As Low as £80

New Wii Design Could Go As Low as £80

Retailers gear up for Christmas

The new look Wii is coming to Europe, and comes with Wii Sports and Wii Party but no GameCube support. It's now come to light that Nintendo isn't expected to drastically reduce the console's trade price, but that retailers may still drop the machine to as low as £79.99 in the run-up to Christmas. A Nintendo...

News: Telltale Bringing Back to the Future Wii to Retail

Telltale Bringing Back to the Future Wii to Retail

More games to follow

Way back last year we broke the news that Back to the Future would not make it to WiiWare, but Telltale has just announced an agreement with Nintendo of America that will see the series reach Wii after all. Back to the Future: The Game will contain all the episodes available digitally on other platforms, and will see release on Wii in October for $19.99. It's the first in a..

News: Nintendo eShop Cards Make it Down Under

Nintendo eShop Cards Make it Down Under

Slowly spreading out

Australian outlets of EB Games have started stocking eShop cards for the 3DS, with Mario and Zelda-themed cards now available. As with Nintendo Points, you can use these new cards on the Wii Shop Channel, DSi Shop or 3DS eShop, though the points can't be distributed between the three: you must put the full value into one of...