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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, as...

  • 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...





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