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News: Shantae Soundtrack Doing Great, Thanks to You

Shantae Soundtrack Doing Great, Thanks to You

Yes, you

We may never know if Shantae: Risky's Revenge sells as well as WayForward hoped, what with strict limitations on the discussion of sales figures, but one aspect of the game that's definitely doing better than expected is the original soundtrack. Released at the end of September, the soundtrack by Jake "virt" Kaufman is up there...

News: This Christmas is Critical for Wii, Admits Iwata

This Christmas is Critical for Wii, Admits Iwata

Console's fortunes need a boost

This Christmas will be the Wii's fifth holiday at retail, and there's no doubt demand for the console has cooled in recent times. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is keenly aware of this, and knows the machine needs a strong Christmas this year or it could find itself in trouble. In a discussion with investors, Iwata observed that a higher percentage of the machine's..

News: Nintendo Claims 1 in 3 UK Homes Owns a Wii

Nintendo Claims 1 in 3 UK Homes Owns a Wii

That's a lot of machines

Wii consoles may not be selling at quite the knock-out rate they were during their peak, but according to the latest Nintendo press release it's still passing mighty milestones, with a third of all UK households owning the machine. With government statistics putting the estimated number of UK households in the region of 26m, that means around 8.5m homes have a Wii sat under..

News: Nintendo Predicts 4 Million 3DS Units to Sell in Debut Month

Nintendo Predicts 4 Million 3DS Units to Sell in Debut Month

That's Nintendo with its conservative hat on

It's all very well showering us with release dates and pricing (well, for Japan anyway) and the trailers and screenshots certainly don't do any harm, but how well does Nintendo think the 3DS will perform sales-wise? Nintendo is predicting the 3DS to shift more than 4 million units by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2011. With the Japanese launch..

News: Peter Moore Disappointed With Tiger Woods 11 Sales on Wii

Peter Moore Disappointed With Tiger Woods 11 Sales on Wii

Has EA shot itself in the foot?

EA is one of the industry's juggernauts, thanks to its array of sports franchises that release a game a year across all platforms. Whilst that is potentially lucrative, it's also a double-edged sword as each instalment needs to have significant improvements over the last, otherwise gamers won't have any incentive to...

News: Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

Nintendo Shows Who's Boss of the August Sales Chart

It's them, taking ten of the top U.S. spots

The month of July saw Nintendo dominating the U.S. sales charts, shifting more machines than its competition and moving over 192,000 happy homes for copies of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Additionally, nearly 142,000 copies of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 to 4 were sold, making it the top-selling handheld title. So how was the month of August? Once again, Mario's..

News: Metroid: Other M Struggles to Ignite UK Sales Charts

Metroid: Other M Struggles to Ignite UK Sales Charts

Debut at #12 for bounty hunter

Despite getting off to a flying sales start elsewhere around the world, Metroid: Other M has faltered in its first week on sale in the UK, coming in at number 12. With a high-profile advertising campaign, generally positive reviews – including our 9/10 rating – and the always-reliable Metroid name, it's hard to see where things went wrong. Fellow new release

News: Metroid: Other M Tops Wii Sales Charts Worldwide

Metroid: Other M Tops Wii Sales Charts Worldwide

Released in Europe today

Samus's latest adventure Metroid: Other M finally finished charging this week, blowing a hole in wallets across both North America and Japan. According to sales data compiled by Gamasutra, the bounty hunter struck gold, topping the Wii charts in both territories. Based on sales information collated from Amazon's sites for North America, Japan and Europe – where the game..

News: Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

Contain Your Surprise as Nintendo Outsells Competition in July

650,000 units makes Big N the top dog

The monstrous machines at the NPD Group have crunched the numbers for July and spat out an unsurprising statistic: Nintendo sold more hardware than its competition. Shifting 400,000 DS machines and 254,000 Wii consoles, the company outsold Microsoft and Sony comfortably, though with 440,000 units sold of the Xbox 360 Microsoft came out on top with the..

News: UK DSi Price Goes Down, UK DSi Sales Go Up

UK DSi Price Goes Down, UK DSi Sales Go Up

40% increase every week since cut

About a month ago Nintendo announced it was dropping the cost of DS consoles to retailers, with retailers lowering the cost to consumers. It seems the move has paid off handsomely, as Nintendo has revealed the machine's sales have increased 40 per cent every week since the trade price was cut. A primetime advertising campaign didn't hurt sales either, but being..

News: Iwata: Blame Poor Games Not Poor Economy for Sales Decrease

Iwata: Blame Poor Games Not Poor Economy for Sales Decrease

Recession not the be-all and end-all

Just under two months ago we shared news that software sales in the UK were at their lowest in four years, with various factors blamed. Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata has recently discussed why software sales figures have fallen worldwide, with the blame levelled at a surprising party: video game developers. Mr Iwata openly acknowledged the recession did..

News: Nintendo Points the Finger at the Wii for the Drop in Handheld Sales

Nintendo Points the Finger at the Wii for the Drop in Handheld Sales

Lack of big sales due to big games?

With handheld sales in the UK reaching the lowest level in the last four years, the European MD at Nintendo, Laurent Fischer, has pointed the finger at a rather unexpected culprit. Fischer feels the Wii is responsible for the drop in DS sales, with its range of big releases hogging the limelight. Speaking to MCV, the managing director states that: Whilst..

News: Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Miyamoto rumoured to plan purchase of monocle, cane

Up from last year's runner-up ranking on the Develop 100 list of the most successful game developers, Nintendo this year took the top spot while former titleholder Blizzard Entertainment plummeted to number 80. The current champ's most profitable release this past year was Wii Fit. Eating the big N's pixellated dust are the rest of the top ten..

News: Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Wii sold 45% less than previous year, DS down 36%

We already know that Nintendo's profits were down last year – although it's worth repeating it was still the company's third most profitable year ever – but one surprising fact is just how much British hardware sales dropped off compared to the previous year. The biggest dip was Wii, which saw a 45% drop in units sold compared to the previous..

News: Nintendo DS Now Best-Selling Handheld

Nintendo DS Now Best-Selling Handheld

Record-setting Game Boy drops to second place

Nintendo recently released its current earnings report, and it's now safe to say that the Nintendo DS system has become the best-selling handheld video game system of all time. According to Nintendo, the DS line of systems sold approximately 27.11 million units worldwide this year, bringing the total number of DS systems sold across the globe to 128.89..

News: Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Lack of releases, good weather blamed

Those Brits love a good game, but lately it seems they don't like buying them so much: the week ending April 23rd was the slowest sales week the UK's seen in four years. That said, there was still £13.5m ringing through British tills, which some might say is quite a decent amount, though it represents a 23% drop on the previous week. Unit sales were down as..

News: Oh Look, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sold Better Than Expected

Oh Look, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sold Better Than Expected

Anything beats "zero," we suppose

It took some minor licensing miracles for Capcom to get Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars outside of Japan and to a Wii near you. It was a critical and community success, but how about financially? Capcom community manager Seth Killian appeared on a Destructoid podcast to talk about the upcoming HD-bound...

News: WiiWare Market Grows to Nearly $60M USD in 2009

WiiWare Market Grows to Nearly $60M USD in 2009

WiiWare sales are projected to overtake that of Virtual Console in the coming year. Games WiiWant? Apparently so

It's interesting to see how both the Virtual Console and WiiWare services have been utilised by today's gamers. The act of acquiring a game via download is something that was previously only common-place in a market like the PC. Now, all three current-generation home consoles have their..

News: Wii Play is the US's Best-Selling Game Ever

Wii Play is the US's Best-Selling Game Ever

Beats Call of Duty, Madden... Namco Museum?!

NPD recently revealed a list of the best-selling games in the US, and Nintendo's pack-in title Wii Play came out on top, beating every other game of the past fifteen years. That's right - those nine minigames have sold more copies than any title from the Call of Duty, Madden NFL, Grand Theft Auto and...

News: Ubisoft Slices Sales Predictions for Red Steel 2 in Two

Ubisoft Slices Sales Predictions for Red Steel 2 in Two

500,000 still a big figure, though

We've been keeping a close eye on Ubisoft's upcoming East-meets-West shooter Red Steel 2 - seriously, we have some of the world's best content on it, y'know - which is now due for launch in March of this year. Perhaps taking on board the recent discussion of mature games on Wii, the company has decided to lower its sales estimate from one million to 500,000 units..