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News: Ubisoft CEO Not Satisfied With Wii U Sales

Ubisoft CEO Not Satisfied With Wii U Sales

But says they will improve

Ubisoft has been cruel and kind to Wii U recently. Of course there was the now infamous announcement that the publisher would be delaying Rayman Legends until September to allow for a multiplatform release, then it made a peace offering with the announcement of an online challenge mode for the delayed game th

News: Latest U.S. Sales Show Decline in Video Game Market, Slow Wii U Momentum

Latest U.S. Sales Show Decline in Video Game Market, Slow Wii U Momentum

Wii U sales below 100,000

U.S. sales tracker NPD has issued its results for January, which reflect more challenging times for the video game industry in comparison to previous years. In raw figures video game sales increased 9% over January 2012, but this year's results cover five weeks rather than four; Gamasutra has estimated that in equivalent...

News: Wii U Software Struggled For 2% of UK Market in January

Wii U Software Struggled For 2% of UK Market in January

It can only get better

While the early performance of Wii U, globally, can be argued as being anything ranging from a reasonable start to a disappointment, in general terms it's shifted some units and, lest we forget, performed better in its early days than competing systems did when they launched. It's struggled to hit the early heights of Wii, yet...

News: U.S. Download Sales Increase, But Physical Games Drop in Popularity

U.S. Download Sales Increase, But Physical Games Drop in Popularity

Downloads get closer to overtaking physical retail

The times are definitely changing in the video game retail industry, as the latest NPD figures covering 2012 sales in the U.S. emerge. In general the results reflect the trends reported by Nintendo in its financial results, but the figures also show just how vital the download gaming market is...

News: Copies of Bravely Default are Flying across Japan

Copies of Bravely Default are Flying across Japan

Accompanied by fairies, too

Since its release in October 2012 in Japan, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has been what can be considered a success, shipping 300,000 copies across Japan. Speaking with 4Gamer, Producer Tomoyo Asano revealed the figure, while saying he believes that at the end of the month the sales figures will equal those that shipped:...

News: Wii U Software Sales Are "Struggling"

Wii U Software Sales Are "Struggling"

Analyst states Wii U launch games have failed to match Wii and GameCube equivalents

Last week NPD figures — which cover U.S. retail results — were published covering 25th November to 29th December, and Nintendo of America issued a few facts and figures of its own in response to them. The figures showed that Wii U had performed pretty well since...

News: GameStop Reports 320,000 Wii U Sales Since Launch

GameStop Reports 320,000 Wii U Sales Since Launch

Covers a large range of trading territories

As another year settles in snippets of information are starting to reveal the Holiday fortunes of Wii U, since its North American arrival on 18th November and its subsequent releases in Europe, Japan and elsewhere. NPD figures should paint a clearer picture for the US later this week, while Nintendo's own...

News: 3DS Surpasses 10 Million Sales in Japan

3DS Surpasses 10 Million Sales in Japan

It keeps on rolling

While worldwide performance and firm figures are either hard to find or occasionally shown to be modest, one thing is certain — the 3DS is emerging as a major sales success in Japan. Perhaps due to the power of franchises — Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been a monster hit — the handheld's performance is such that it's...

News: Satoru Iwata Says That Wii U is "Selling Steadily"

Satoru Iwata Says That Wii U is "Selling Steadily"

Nintendo share prices have dropped since the system's launch

Although no concrete sales figures for Wii U have been given so far, Satoru Iwata has spoken about the performance of Nintendo's new home console in its early weeks. Many have observed that stock has been readily available and easy to obtain in recent times, a significantly different...

News: UK Video Games Market Fell By 17.4% in 2012

UK Video Games Market Fell By 17.4% in 2012

Big challenges for the industry

The Entertainment Retailers Association has reported that in 2012 the UK video games market fell by 17.4%, including both physical and digital sales. In 2011 the whole video games market in the UK was worth £1.934 billion, in comparison to £1.598 billion in 2012. While digital sales did increase by 7.7% in 2012,...

News: Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK

Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK

No games break into the top 40

When Wii U launched in the UK last month its software struggled to make an immediate impact on the sales charts, with only Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U making into the all-format top 40 at 26th and 36th respectively. Considering only 40,000 Wii U systems were out there, it didn't appear too distressing...

News: Japan Clocks Up Impressive Wii U Launch Sales

Japan Clocks Up Impressive Wii U Launch Sales

New Super Mario Bros. U and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate most popular titles

Wii U launched in Japan on Saturday, a whole three weeks after North America got its hands on the new console. As you'd expect Nintendo's homeland went wild for it, and that's been reflected in the opening weekend's sales. According to Famitsu Wii U sold 308,570 units in just...

News: Wii U Hits 40K Sales in UK Launch

Wii U Hits 40K Sales in UK Launch

Might not sound like much, but it's a sellout

Although Europe-wide figures are yet to surface, it appears that Wii U has been a sell-out success on its launch weekend in the UK. According to MCV's estimates, 40K units were sold throughout the UK, with retailers reporting that this effectively meant a complete sellout. Weeks ago there were worrying...

News: Mario Kart 7 3DS XL Bundle Confirmed for North America

Mario Kart 7 3DS XL Bundle Confirmed for North America

Rumour drifts into truth

Less than 24 hours ago we reported two fresh 3DS rumours, which involved a standard model price cut and a new XL bundle. It didn't take long for one of them to be confirmed by Nintendo, with Holiday shoppers set to be tempted by a blue 3DS XL that also includes Mario Kart 7. As previously reported, this bundle will have a...

Rumour: 3DS Gearing Up For Another Price Drop

3DS Gearing Up For Another Price Drop

Not quite as drastic this time

Today's confirmation of Wii Mini, initially in Canada alone, is an intriguing move that is as surprising as it is creative. After all, our very first report of the rumour had a cheeky tagline referring to flying pigs; consider it a lesson learned, never underestimate Nintendo logic. Rumours of a fresh 3DS price drop...