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News: 3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

3DS Hits 15 Million Sales Landmark in the US

Nearly 270 million US Nintendo system sales overall

After a rocky start in 2011, the 3DS family of systems - which includes the 2DS and New Nintendo 3DS - has evolved into a success. Against increasingly challenging odds due to the rise of smart devices and plenty of other distractions, it's led the charge for the dedicated gaming handheld space...

News: Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

Splatoon Practically Sold Out at Launch in Japan, With Over 100,000 amiibo Also Sold

It's popular, then

Since release there's been a strong sense that Splatoon has been a hit launch on Wii U, and evidence is starting to support that assumption. There'd been social media chatter of stock being low in Japan, for example, and earlier this week it emerged that it'd stormed to top spot in the Japanese charts. We now have a clearer...

News: NPD Survey Outlines Bright Future For amiibo And Other Toys-To-Life Franchises

NPD Survey Outlines Bright Future For amiibo And Other Toys-To-Life Franchises

These toys mean business

Despite plenty of ongoing issues with stock shortages and sudden cancellations, we think it's fair to say that the amiibo range has been a fairly lucrative venture for Nintendo. Pre-orders for the latest wave sold out within an hour on the official UK store, and recent NPD Group findings show that this frantic interest among...

News: Nintendo Has Shipped 10.5 Million amiibo Worldwide

Nintendo Has Shipped 10.5 Million amiibo Worldwide

amiib-whoa

It's pretty safe to say at this point that amiibo has definitely proven to have been a profitable venture for Nintendo. While it may be that some figures are extremely difficult to find in stores, it cannot be understated that demand has been high all across the board; especially considering that, with new games being released each...

News: Mario Kart 8 Passes Five Million Sales and eShop Download Numbers Continue to Rise

Mario Kart 8 Passes Five Million Sales and eShop Download Numbers Continue to Rise

The latest sales figures for the biggest Wii U and 3DS games

Nintendo has today unveiled its annual financial results, which brought higher than expected profits for the company. Various other snippets of information were included in the announcements, including a breakdown of sales numbers for the biggest games on Wii U and 3DS. The most notable...

News: Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Pokémon Brand Retail Sales Hit $2 Billion in 2014, With Lifetime Series Game Sales at Over 270 Million

Truly super effective

Pokémon is a bit of a big deal; that's news to absolutely no-one. It's a brand that's sustained impressive levels of sales and interest even in tricky and evolving times, still proving hugely successful on the 3DS while also releasing a host of spin-offs and - yes - smart device apps. It makes an awful lot of money, too. In...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Devours 1 Million Players In The West

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Devours 1 Million Players In The West

First entry in the long-running series to do so

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the first entry in the long-running series to have sold 1 million copies in North America and Europe, a milestone that has taken the franchise a decade to achieve. The total includes physical copies and downloads via the eShop, with Capcom...

News: Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

New Nintendo 3DS title makes little impact

The Easter / Bank Holiday weekend has now passed in the UK, and with it retailers were eagerly running promotions and discounts to tempt shoppers to spend some cash to welcome in Spring. Game retail was no different, and as a result the most recent UK chart results have brought some interesting positions...

News: Life of Pixel Developer Highlights Sales Figures and Challenges, But Confirms Progress on Wii U Version

Life of Pixel Developer Highlights Sales Figures and Challenges, But Confirms Progress on Wii U Version

"Before we launched on PC, we had fairly high hopes for Life of Pixel"

Late last year developer Super Icon Ltd re-affirmed that Life of Pixel is coming to the Wii U eShop. That was great news for fans of platformers and retro systems - this game has the neat hook of each level looking like it's from a different retro system, including Nintendo...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Record Decent Week 2 UK Sales

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Record Decent Week 2 UK Sales

Zelda title fighting with the big boys

The New Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate all had strong début sales in the UK when they launched on 13th February. That launch buzz makes way for day-to-day sales, of course, and while both retail titles have seen numbers inevitably drop in their second weeks,...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Comfortably Out-Sell Predecessors at Launch

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Comfortably Out-Sell Predecessors at Launch

Majora's Mask already approaching 0.5 million in U.S and Europe

Joining the New Nintendo 3DS as notable releases on 13th February - in North America and Europe - were The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, both very different titles seeking to deliver big sales for their respective franchises. The UK chart results -...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surpass 3DS XL Equivalents

New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surpass 3DS XL Equivalents

Satoru Iwata talks up momentum of 3DS software sales

Nintendo has issued the full English translation of today's Investor's Briefing - though we already reported on plans for amiibo and Virtual Console integration through free software, we can now gain a clearer perspective on the full briefing. For starters, the briefing's delay from earlier in...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and New Nintendo 3DS Enjoy Strong Débuts in the UK 

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and New Nintendo 3DS Enjoy Strong Débuts in the UK 

New 3DS boosts UK hardware sales by 57%

13th February was a big day for Nintendo in Western territories, as it released the New Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, with Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate also arriving in stores. When we spoke to Nintendo UK's James Honeywell he was optimistic about the potential fortunes of these...

News: January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

January NPD Results Bring Improvement for Wii U and Top 10 Sales for Super Smash Bros.

Still fighting

The January NPD results aren't typically the blockbuster numbers of the year, yet in the post-Holiday slump we do at least get an idea of which games and systems are attracting sustained interest in the US. On that score Nintendo had a reasonably positive month, if not necessarily one to have Reggie Fils-Aime cracking open the...

News: Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega Clarifies Restructuring Plans

Sales are slower than those for Sonic Lost World

At the end of January it emerged that Sega would be restructuring its business at the cost of around 300 jobs; now that it's issued its Q3 financial results it's clarified how that'll take place. New companies will be formed that are managed by Sega Holdings, with Sega Games taking the place of Sega...