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News: Professor Layton Franchise Sales Hit 15 Million, Guild Downloads Reach 400,000

Professor Layton Franchise Sales Hit 15 Million, Guild Downloads Reach 400,000

Ni No Kuni performed well on DS

Today seems to be Level-5 day, courtesy of its Vision press conference in Japan. From a Nintendo gamer's perspective the big news is that the peculiar-looking Layton 7 is confirmed for the 3DS, while new RPG Wonder Flick is coming to the Wii U in Japan and, hopefully, West in the future. Alongside new game reveals,...

News: Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Reportedly Sells Less Than 2000 Copies in Debut Week

Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Reportedly Sells Less Than 2000 Copies in Debut Week

Oh dear

Earlier this year, as part of a 'SEGA Direct' segment broadcast in Japan, Satoru Iwata and Toshihiro Nagoshi introduced Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, a bundled re-release of the two PlayStation 2 games. A potential problem for this title was that it was already released in the region on PS3 in November 2012, with the very real possibility that most...

News: SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

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

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

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

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

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 Market Share Stood At 26% In May

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...

News: Target Weighs In With Wii U Basic Model Price Cut

Target Weighs In With Wii U Basic Model Price Cut

Similar to moves by retailers in the UK

As the Wii U awaits high profile games to join its library in the second half of the year, the short term pressures on retailers to sell the systems are clearly taking a toll. Earlier in May, UK supermarket chain Asda sparked a mini retail war by slashing the console's price, with some — not all — rivals...

News: Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

Rhythm games aren't fully dead just yet

While the manic clacking of plastic guitars has largely fallen quiet across the world, Japan still has a place in its rhythm gaming heart for a different instrument: the humble-yet-iconic taiko drum. According to Siliconera, Namco Bandai has announced more than 500,000 combined units shipped for two titles in...