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  • News 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Dragon Quest Monsters 2 Storms to the Top of the Japanese Charts

    3DS XL (LL) sales enjoy a boost

    Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru and Luca’s Wonderful Mysterious Keys has enjoyed its début in the Japanese charts, with its success also bringing a boost to the 3DS; as for Wii U, there's not much to bring cheers. This week's Media Create results are dominated by two newcomers on the 3DS, with the DQ remake...

  • News 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 3DS Sales Tracking Ahead of Game Boy Advance In Japan

    Unsurprisingly lagging behind DS sales figures

    The 3DS has demonstrated its solid market performance yet again, with the latest Japanese sales tracking figures from Media Create revealing Nintendo’s beloved handheld is selling faster than the Game Boy Advance. After 154 weeks since the system’s original release in Japan, a total of 15 million...

  • News 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

    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

    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...

  • News Satoru Iwata Talks Down Wii U Price Cut Prospects, 3DS to Drive Profits in 2014

    "We will try to turn around Wii U and enrich the value of the GamePad"

    Profit is one of many keywords in the recently translated investor Q & A, in which Nintendo's President fielded a number of questions from investors. Naturally, considering the audience, the issue of returning to the sizeable profits of past years was raised in a variety of...








  • News Capcom Confirms 37.3% Drop in Profits in Second Quarter of 2013

    Lack of new releases sees profits tumble

    Capcom has confirmed its profits took a big hit in the second quarter of 2013, largely down to the low amount of new releases. The company recorded net sales of 17.4 billion yen for the three months to 30th June ($178.7 million/ £117.5 million/ €134.2 million), down 6.2 percent compared to the second...

  • News SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

    Boxed sales witness a slowdown, while digital performs well

    SEGA has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, revealing a massive 408 percent leap in profits. The company recorded a 12.9 billion yen ($131.8 million/ £87 million/ €99.4 million ) profit between 1st April and 30th June, compared to the 2.5 billion yen ($25.8...

  • News Nintendo Reports 150% Download Revenue Increase Over Equivalent Quarter Last Year

    Wii hardware and 3DS software sales each pass 100 million units

    Nintendo has released its first quarter financial results which delivered a net profit, significant 3DS success and some cringe-worthy Wii U figures. Alongside the main results, Nintendo has released some other tid-bits of information to highlight notable landmarks and game sales over...

  • News Wii U Finally Hits One Million Sales in Japan

    It's a marathon, not a sprint

    The Wii U has had a tough opening eight months on the market, which doesn't rule out the system's prospects but, nevertheless, has been a source of disappointment for Nintendo as it's missed various sales targets. While it may not be moving the number of units that the company would hope, it's nevertheless reached a...

  • News Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Years

    3DS sales, new games thought to fuel rise

    The stock market can be a fickle creature, rising and falling on investors’ whims, but for today at least Nintendo has a high mark to celebrate. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo jumped four percent in Tokyo trading to close the day at 14,050 yen, the highest closing price since July 2011. Speculators are...

  • News Pikmin 3 Shifts Slightly More Copies Than The Original in First Week in Japan

    Naturally, it sold less than Pikmin 2

    Pikmin 3 was released in Japan last week and new data from Media Create has shown it has sold a respectable number of copies. The folks at Siliconera have put together a little comparison chart showing how the third game in the series sold in relation to its two predecessors. As we know, Pikmin 3 sold 92,720...

  • News Nintendo States That the 3DS is Outselling PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK

    A turn up for the books

    The 3DS has been doing well in Japan for a long time, and the most recent U.S. sales in June had the portable topping the hardware charts. After some good showings for various titles, including Mario & Luigi: Dream Team making its debut at number two in the UK all-format charts, Nintendo UK has told

  • News 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf Drive Strong U.S. Sales in June

    Over 500,000 copies of New Leaf sold last month

    Today is NPD results day, where physical retail sales for the U.S. are combined with select information that manufacturers decide to provide. In the case of Nintendo, the company has been more than happy to outline its successes in June, largely driven by the 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. For...

  • News Just 3% of All Ubisoft's Sales Came From Wii U in Q2 2013

    To be fair, it hasn't released a game on it for over 6 months

    Ubisoft has held its latest earnings call where it stated it was pleased with the number of pre-orders for the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4. During the call, the company's CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that just 3% of its total sales in the second quarter of 2013 were from Wii U,...

  • News 3DS UK Success in 2013 Offset by Abysmal Wii U Figures

    A lot of ground to make up

    As we're now into July — and melting in a heat wave to suit the time of year — sales data has emerged for UK video game sales in the first six months of the year. Gamasutra has broken down the key data as published in MCV magazine, and from Nintendo's perspective it's a tale of two platforms on very different...


  • News 3DS UK Market Share Stood At 26% In May

    It was just 19% in Q1 2013

    The 3DS is really starting to push on in the UK and has upped its market share by seven percentage points since the beginning of 2013. During its analyst briefing, Nintendo stated that the 3DS had 26% market share in May, compared to just 19% between January and March. [tweet 344856520552493056] This could have been...


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