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News: New Research Claims Wii U Success Hinges On A Price Cut

New Research Claims Wii U Success Hinges On A Price Cut

ABI believes the video game market is set to improve

The video game market has been contracting in recent years. According to research from ABI, sales of video game consoles dropped by around a quarter in 2012 as the big three systems came towards the end of their life cycles. The launch of the Wii U over the festive period was reasonably...

News: Gunman Clive eShop Sales Surpass Combined Totals on iOS and Android

Gunman Clive eShop Sales Surpass Combined Totals on iOS and Android

That's a bit Mega

When it comes to high-quality budget offerings on the 3DS eShop, we're not sure that they come any better than Gunman Clive, an action platformer with stylish visuals, multiple playable characters and a number of homages to classic franchises such as Mega Man. Although originally available on Android and iOS devices, with virtual...

News: Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

Nintendo 'needs to build awareness'

Wii U has had a difficult few months in practically every country since the New Year. Many have attributed it to a distinct lack of new releases - something that is beginning to improve with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. One nation where Wii U owners have had a more difficult time than others is...

News: Wii Mini Generating Little Interest in The UK

Wii Mini Generating Little Interest in The UK

Maybe the cold weather is putting people off...

The Wii Mini emerged as a Canadian exclusive back in December and, relatively speaking, it did reasonably well - shifting 35,700 units between its launch and 31st January. This lead Nintendo to bring the bizarre little console to other markets - one of which was the UK, where it was rele

News: Wii Mini Shifts 35,700 Units in Canada

Wii Mini Shifts 35,700 Units in Canada

Who needs internet connectivity?

It's been announced recently that the Wii Mini is on its way to European shores. Once a Canadian-exclusive, the stripped down system cannot play anything other than Wii games, has no slot for an SD card and is unable to connect to the internet. So how has the Wii Mini done in Canada? Since its release on 7th...

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...