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News: NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U Struggles

Fingers crossed for May and June

The latest NPD results covering U.S. physical retail sales are now out in the wild, and they bring mixed news. Hardware sales are up, being driven by PS4 and Xbox One, software is down but, overall, total sales of $1.03 billion represent a 3% increase over the equivalent month last year. Nintendo hasn't issued an...

News: Retro City Rampage: DX Update Available Worldwide Today

Retro City Rampage: DX Update Available Worldwide Today

Launch sales in North America exceed equivalent Xbox 360 global results

Retro City Rampage DX has been causing mayhem on 3DS systems in North America and Europe for a number of weeks now, and it'll also bring its brand of chaos to Australia and New Zealand today. Vblank Entertainment has been working on a free update, too, to resolve a bug in the...

News: XSEED May Bring Physical Copies of Future Senran Kagura Titles to North America

XSEED May Bring Physical Copies of Future Senran Kagura Titles to North America

And all potential awkward situations inherent in such

While European players were able to get their hands on a physical copy of the robust brawler Senran Kagura Burst, North America was left with the 3DS eShop as their only option for accessing the game. This may change for future iterations of the series, however, according to posted responses on...

News: Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Avoids getting egg on its face

Last week brought us the launch of Yoshi's New Island, which was met with a decidedly mixed critical reaction. Despite that its success rests not in reviews but in the final results — its performance at retail and, of course, on the eShop. We have a chance to gauge part of its early performance courtesy of the...

News: Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in the U.S. of Bravely Default and Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in the U.S. of Bravely Default and Tropical Freeze

Wii U hardware and software increase compared to February 2013

It's that time again, with the NPD results — which cover physical retail sales in the U.S. — for February starting to emerge. Nintendo has, in a surprising twist on previous months, been quick to jump into the fray with its results, no doubt due to the fact it could report positive...

News: Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Tops February Sales in Spain as Tropical Freeze Grabs Seventh

Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks Tops February Sales in Spain as Tropical Freeze Grabs Seventh

Four Nintendo titles in the top 10

We often report the weekly UK and Japanese chart results here on Nintendo Life, as well as the monthly NPD results for the U.S., but there are a significant number of other valuable territories in which Nintendo is competing. It can also paint a worrying picture for European sales as titles struggle in the UK,...

News: Latest PS4 Sales Figures Take it Past Wii U Life-to-Date Q3 Total

Latest PS4 Sales Figures Take it Past Wii U Life-to-Date Q3 Total

Momentum suggests current or imminent overtake

While we may have acknowledged — with a cheeky wink — the recent landmark of the Wii U sales surpassing those of Xbox 360 in Japan, the latest worldwide figures in the current generation remind us that, in terms of a sales footrace, Nintendo has already lost much of its advantage of launching a year...

News: Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan Overtake the Xbox 360

Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan Overtake the Xbox 360

Hey, it's a landmark

At the end of 2014 we're hopeful, even optimistic, that we'll be looking at a far brighter scenario for the Wii U. We don't have the facts and figures to start talking comebacks at the time of writing, however, so are restricted to looking ahead and taking the positives that we can. There is one, too. Earlier today we reported...

News: PS4 Launch Sales Close to Wii U Equivalents, 3DS Remains Best of the Rest

PS4 Launch Sales Close to Wii U Equivalents, 3DS Remains Best of the Rest

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze swings past 50,000 sales to date

It's been a big week for the games industry in Japan, with Sony's PS4 arriving in the market. Naturally it's made a splash in both the hardware and software charts, leaving efforts on 3DS, Wii U and other systems up against a new group of launch games. To start with software,...

News: Retro City Rampage DX is "Doing Great" on 3DS

Retro City Rampage DX is "Doing Great" on 3DS

Vblank Entertainment shows interest in a future 3DS release

It's no secret that of the income Vblank Entertainment and its founder has earned from Retro City Rampage, the WiiWare version has contributed little, potentially nothing. When we last raised the topic with the studio's founder Brian Provinciano he reiterated that he'd earned nothing from...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Only Sells Just Over 35,000 Units in Japanese Launch

No notable Wii U hardware boost

The latest Media Create Japanese chart results are in, and while there are positives for the 3DS there's little cheer for Wii U. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrived in Japan on 13th February and, despite coming in second in the charts, has failed to make a significant impact. Top honours in the software...

News: Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amazon Japan

Top 10 in the UK

After confirming a May release in late January, Nintendo used its latest Direct broadcasts to announce that Mario Kart 8 will arrive on 30th May in North America and Europe, with it arriving one day earlier in Japan. That official date has seen retailers start to open pre-orders, and Nintendo is no doubt watching to see whether the...

News: January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

January's NPD Results Show Improved Software Sales for Nintendo, With Hardware Figures Elusive

Pokémon, Mario and Zelda lead the charge

The NPD results, which reflect physical retails sales in the U.S., have been revealed for January. And by revealed, we mean a rather minimal amount of data from all parties concerned. Some information has emerged, however, and what's not said is as indicative as the figures actually provided. In terms of...

News: Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Just 2% of Ubisoft's Q3 Sales Were for Wii U

Grim numbers

Confirmation that Watch_Dogs has been delayed again on Wii U, and will arrive later than on other platforms, is certainly a hot topic. While debates around the reasons, justification and ramifications for the game's sales will spin around, there are key statistics that highlight just why Ubisoft isn't exactly busting a gut to deliver...

News: Rune Factory 4 in Short Supply in North America

Rune Factory 4 in Short Supply in North America

XSEED cites an unexpected crop of sales

Fantasy-farmer Rune Factory 4 has been harder to find at retail in North America lately. Publisher XSEED Games, via its Facebook page, has blamed the shortage on the fact that, you know, people want to buy the game; more shipments should be on the way: We've received quite a few inquiries asking about Rune...

News: Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013

Sonic Lost World Sales Reached 640,000 in 2013

In just over two months

Sonic Lost World was one of a small batch of major Holiday season releases to push the Wii U in the retail market, though the Nintendo-exclusive title was also available on the 3DS. Both games were different experiences — as is likely to also be the case with Sonic Boom and its separate development teams — and Sega...

News: Nintendo Finally Appoints a New Distributor in Poland

Nintendo Finally Appoints a New Distributor in Poland

It only took six months...

Those of you that are eagle-eyed and have good memories may recall a couple of articles that we posted last year focused on the fortunes of Nintendo in Poland. We published a guest post by a teacher called Rob Burgess, a Nintendo fan living in the country that had a tough time finding a Wii U and up to date content from...