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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...

News: CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry Trends And Has "Lost Touch With Reality"

CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry Trends And Has "Lost Touch With Reality"

Time for more gloomy predictions

Toot toot! The Doom & Gloom Express is pulling into the station, making another stop en route toward the predicted potential downfall of Nintendo! Who’s that stepping up to get their ticket punched? Why, it’s tech writer Adrian Covert at CNN Money! In a piece entitled “Nintendo’s big problem”, Covert...

News: There's Still Plenty Of Interest In Older Pokémon Games

There's Still Plenty Of Interest In Older Pokémon Games

People are still buying the previous titles

This year Nintendo announced it would be bringing a brand new Pokémon title to the 3DS in the form of Pokémon X & Y. This new iteration breaks the mould set by previous games and incorporates full 3D environments instead of the conventional top-down view we're all used to. Of course, Pokémon Black...

News: Nintendo of America Announces Impressive Download Figures and Sales for 3DS

Nintendo of America Announces Impressive Download Figures and Sales for 3DS

Online connection rate for the system is 67%

Alongside today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, Nintendo of America has been speaking to members of the press about the handheld's recent successes, and we've been fortunate enough to be on hand for the details. Some facts and figures for the 3DS in the region have been revealed by Scott Moffitt, and they...

News: Japanese Games Market Makes Long Due Return to Growth

Japanese Games Market Makes Long Due Return to Growth

5% boost in hardware offsets drop in software sales

Quite often we share the latest weeks' Japanese sales charts with you, to highlight how a new release is performing and to track hardware sales in Nintendo's homeland. A trend that's been consistent for well over a year has been 3DS dominance, with some occasions where the combined sales of the...

News: Little Inferno Hits High Temperatures With Impressive Sales

Little Inferno Hits High Temperatures With Impressive Sales

Tomorrow Corporation left with money to burn

Of all the titles currently residing in the Wii U eShop, Little Inferno is one of the more unusual. It's essentially a fireplace simulator set in a dystopian world that has you burn things in order to pick up coins, which in turn are used to buy more stuff to throw into the fire. It's hardly what you'd...