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News: Walmart Offers Layaway and Midnight Pickup For Wii U

Walmart Offers Layaway and Midnight Pickup For Wii U

Attention shoppers!

Wii U pre-orders have been selling out left and right, with most major retailers no longer taking pre-orders in North America. However, this past Sunday Walmart came to the rescue, as it has announced that it will take pre-orders for Nintendo's upcoming system. To make things even more affordable, Walmart is also offering...

News: Factory Fire Will Not Affect Wii U Production

Factory Fire Will Not Affect Wii U Production

Nintendo says there's no impact on units being shipped

News has emerged that a fire broke out at an unnamed Wii U system assembly factory in Japan, with just a little over a month until the console's release across North America, Europe and Japan. An analyst for the Australian bank Macquarie, in Tokyo, subsequently downgraded Wii U’s shipping...

News: NPD: US Consumers Want a Hot Item This Xmas, But The Wii U Isn't It

NPD: US Consumers Want a Hot Item This Xmas, But The Wii U Isn't It

Industry as a whole is in better shape, though

2012 hasn't been a fantastic year for the video game industry in terms of sales. Year on year, the market is shrinking - August saw a drop of 20 percent, which is understandably worrying for developers, publishers and retailers. However, The NPD Group - whose job it is to research sales trends in the...

News: GAME: UK Pre-Orders Are "Exceeding Expectations"

GAME: UK Pre-Orders Are "Exceeding Expectations"

Premium systems in demand

With Wii U's arrival just two months away, or slightly less if you're fortunate enough to be in North America, there's plenty of focus on whether the system is going to sell well and generate buzz at launch. There's little doubt that Nintendo's succeeded in North America with most retailers, notably GameStop, closing Wii U...

News: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Gets A Reprint

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Gets A Reprint

With new cover art to boot!

To celebrate the newest installment in the Zero Escape series, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Aksys Games is reprinting 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors with redesigned cover art. Ben Bateman, who served as an editor on the game, explains the last minute change. For “Zero Escape” we wanted to create a...

News: La-Mulana Stands Atop Download Charts Worldwide

La-Mulana Stands Atop Download Charts Worldwide

Global dominance beckons for WiiWare classic

WiiWare smash hit La-Mulana has taken top spot in the UK, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish and North American WiiWare download charts. The long-awaited 2D adventure - which, as we love to remind you, almost didn't make it to the Wii - was finally released globally last week. In our glowing 10/10...

News: Zero Escape To Get Second Wave Of Pre-Order Watches

Zero Escape To Get Second Wave Of Pre-Order Watches

"VLR infection" runs rampant, officials to produce more inoculation devices

Last week, Aksys Games announced a pre-order bonus item for Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. The item in question was a digital watch, which is based on an 'inoculation device' featured in the game. Unfortunately, the pre-order bonus, which was limited to Amazon, sold out...

News: French Domination Predicted For Wii U

French Domination Predicted For Wii U

Industry experts believe Wii U will outsell rivals by massive margin

With many within the industry predicting a tough time for Nintendo and its Wii U system, leading tech company IDG has bravely stated that it thinks the console will enjoy a comfortable lead over its next-gen rivals by the time 2014 rolls around. The predictions were made by a...

News: Toys R Us Taking Wii U Pre-Orders Again

Toys R Us Taking Wii U Pre-Orders Again

Wii U Basic Bundle and two games available for $419

While stores left, right and centre are running out of pre-orders for the Wii U, it's since turned out that Toys R Us is now accepting them again. There's a caveat, of course - they're fresh out of Wii U Premium Models, and are bundling the Basic 8 GB model with copies of Scribblenauts: Unlimited...

News: GameStop Closes Wii U Pre-Orders in the U.S.

GameStop Closes Wii U Pre-Orders in the U.S.

Waiting lists opened

While pre-orders are still very much available, at the time of writing, around Europe and elsewhere, it seems that demand for Wii U in the U.S. is hitting some impressive heights. We previously reported that Wii U pre-orders were selling out in the U.S., in terms of online purchases, but it's now being reported by softpedia.com...

News: Wii U Pre-Orders Selling Out in the U.S.

Wii U Pre-Orders Selling Out in the U.S.

If you haven't ordered one, cross those fingers

Last week we produced a Wii U pre-order guide, as a starting point for those interested in securing the new system before launch. Unfortunately, if you've been hesitating for too long it looks like you may miss out, with online orders at least. The story that GameStop was sold out of Deluxe bundles...

News: August NPD Results Are Good Reading for Nintendo

August NPD Results Are Good Reading for Nintendo

Mario and 3DS XL boost figures

As part of a monthly routine that is so vitally important for developers, publishers and the big three console manufactures, U.S. market research firm NPD has released its latest software sales figures for the region, covering 29th July to 25th August. While the news for the industry as a whole is grim reading, a...

News: Square Enix Takes Quarterly Earnings Hit

Square Enix Takes Quarterly Earnings Hit

Still plenty more hit points left, though

Japanese super-publisher Square Enix has made public its financial results for for the opening quarter of 2012, posting a net loss of 2,077 million yen. The figures — which take in the first three months of the financial year up to June 2012 — are attributed by the company to poor console sales. Dragon...

News: 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 Boast Big Sales in Japan

3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros. 2 Boast Big Sales in Japan

Mario's reaction: 'wahoo!'

We've already brought you news of 3DS XL enjoying a steady start in the UK, but figures for Japan are showing a positive weekend of sales for Nintendo both in terms of the new hardware and New Super Mario Bros. 2. To start with 3DS XL, chart company Enterbrain has confirmed that over 193,000 units were sold in the first...

News: 3DS XL Enjoys a Steady Start in UK

3DS XL Enjoys a Steady Start in UK

Outsells 3DS 'by a factor of just over 2:1'

3DS XL arrived on Saturday in Europe and Japan, with some retailers in the UK having permission to hand out pre-orders the day before. As we reported yesterday, the latest UK charts showed a bump in some software sales, even if the new titles launched alongside the system failed to break into the top 40...

News: Mario Kicked Out by FIFA as UK's Top Seller Since 1996

Mario Kicked Out by FIFA as UK's Top Seller Since 1996

Former rival Sonic slows down in 6th

If you read our earlier news about Mario & Sonic coming 3rd in today's UK charts, then you may have spotted the little fact about the Pokémon franchise being the 10th biggest seller in the UK over the last 15 years. Eurogamer.net has now been provided with the full top ten by GfK Chart-Track (copyright...

News: Kingdom Hearts 3D Flows Into UK Top Ten

Kingdom Hearts 3D Flows Into UK Top Ten

Dreaming of top spot

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was a high-profile arrival in Europe last week, bringing the popular franchise to the current generation of handhelds. Square Enix and Nintendo — the latter dealing with distribution in PAL regions — invested plenty of hype, particularly online, behind the title; has it paid off? The...

News: Pokémon and 3DS Still Top of the Japanese Charts

Pokémon and 3DS Still Top of the Japanese Charts

Happy days for Nintendo

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that we haven't reported on the Japanese software and hardware charts every week recently, mainly because very little has changed. Despite that, we thought that we'd share the latest results, as at the very least the software chart includes some interesting games that we're pretty...

News: Nintendo 3DS Sales Pass 5 Million in U.S.

Nintendo 3DS Sales Pass 5 Million in U.S.

Zelda goes gold too

Nintendo of America sold over 155,000 3DS consoles in June to take the system's total U.S. sales past the five million mark. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D managed to squeak past the one million mark inside a year, joining Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 at the top of the sales tree. Those three titles have sold...

News: 3DS Leads Japanese Market to Year-on-Year Gains

3DS Leads Japanese Market to Year-on-Year Gains

Nintendo dominates home country

Strong performances from 3DS software and hardware saw the Japanese games market grow for the first time in two years. Between 26th December and 24th June, the Japanese market was worth 193.4 billion Yen, a 0.07% increase from 191.98bn over the same period last year. 63% of that figure came from software sales, up...