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News: Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

New Nintendo 3DS title makes little impact

The Easter / Bank Holiday weekend has now passed in the UK, and with it retailers were eagerly running promotions and discounts to tempt shoppers to spend some cash to welcome in Spring. Game retail was no different, and as a result the most recent UK chart results have brought some interesting positions...

Events: Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

Nintendo At The MCM Birmingham Comic Con 2015

A fun-packed festival of popular culture, cosplay and gaming

The MCM Comic Con - the UK's biggest popular culture event - has just finished its tenure at Birmingham's NEC, and we were lucky enough to attend. Packed with memorabilia, merchandise, cosplayers and even some famous faces from the world of film and TV, the event was well attended and a...

News: Nintendo Hosting Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament At This Weekend's MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Nintendo Hosting Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament At This Weekend's MCM Birmingham Comic Con

32 contestants, one winner

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be hosting a special Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con, which takes place this weekend (Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March, to be exact) at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Attendees at the event will be able to watch the...

News: The Man Behind Fluidity And Stealth Inc Discusses Leaving Curve Digital And Future Plans

The Man Behind Fluidity And Stealth Inc Discusses Leaving Curve Digital And Future Plans

"I want my future titles to be on everything, and that includes Wii U"

Jonathan "Bidds" Biddle is leaving Curve Digital to head up his own indie studio, called onebitbeyond. Biddle was employed as Curve's Design Director and is the brains behind series such as Fluidity (also known as Hydroventure) And Stealth Inc. This isn't the end of Biddle's...

Weirdness: British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

British Children's TV Channel Gets Its Nintendo History Somewhat Mixed Up

Has popular YouTuber TheDiamondMinecart mixed up his Mario games?

We're all for educating the younger generation here at Nintendo Life. Nintendo itself has been around for longer than everyone on the face of the planet, and no matter how knowledgeable you think you are, there's a good chance you don't know everything about the Japanese firm...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Record Decent Week 2 UK Sales

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Record Decent Week 2 UK Sales

Zelda title fighting with the big boys

The New Nintendo 3DS, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate all had strong début sales in the UK when they launched on 13th February. That launch buzz makes way for day-to-day sales, of course, and while both retail titles have seen numbers inevitably drop in their second weeks,...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and New Nintendo 3DS Enjoy Strong Débuts in the UK 

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and New Nintendo 3DS Enjoy Strong Débuts in the UK 

New 3DS boosts UK hardware sales by 57%

13th February was a big day for Nintendo in Western territories, as it released the New Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, with Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate also arriving in stores. When we spoke to Nintendo UK's James Honeywell he was optimistic about the potential fortunes of these...

News: Meet Playtonic, A Studio Of Ex-Rare Staff That Wants To Work With Nintendo

Meet Playtonic, A Studio Of Ex-Rare Staff That Wants To Work With Nintendo

"Spiritual successor" to Banjo-Kazooie on the way

A group of former Rare employees has banded together to establish a new studio which is now working on a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series. Speaking to EDGE magazine, the core members of Playtonic - Gavin Price, Chris Sutherland and Steve Mayles - have explained how they recently...

News: Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

Majora's Mask Edition New 3DS XL Available for Pre-Order Again on Nintendo UK Store

The scarce just got a little bit less so

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Majora's Mask Special Edition New 3DS XL, it's no surprise that pre-orders for the console were sold out at an extraordinary rate, leaving many die-hard Zelda fans out in the cold. It seems that Nintendo is listening to the cries of its loyal fans, and has re-stocked...

News: Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A "Respectable" Install Base In The UK

Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A "Respectable" Install Base In The UK

"It's a good news story"

The Wii U might not be posting the kind of sales figures that it forerunner did, but 2014 may well go down as the year that ignited the console's commercial resurgence. Whilst Sony grabbed headlines for the PS4's escalating sales and Microsoft played it aggressive, Nintendo, focused on what it does best: creating and...

News: Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available For Pre-Order On UK Nintendo Store

Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available For Pre-Order On UK Nintendo Store

Limited Edition Skull Kid statue up for grabs

The Official Nintendo UK online store has been updated with a whole raft of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D bundles, and for fans in that region there's the additional good news that the Skull Kid statue will also be available. You can now pre-order various New Nintendo 3DS systems with a copy of...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Holds Top 20 Position in UK Charts as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Slides

The captain and Toadette cling on in 40th place

In the coming days and weeks we'll learn a lot more about Nintendo's sales and performance over the Holiday period, and while there's optimism in some territories the UK charts continue to suggest that the company is struggling in the country. Whether the UK market will be highlighted as a problem area...

News: GAME's Zelda: Majora's Mask Pre-Order Bonus Is Going To Go Down Well With Office Workers

GAME's Zelda: Majora's Mask Pre-Order Bonus Is Going To Go Down Well With Office Workers

Paperweight being given away free with the standard edition

UK store GAME has revealed an exclusive pre-order bonus for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, and if you happen to work around a lot of paper, then you're going to be very pleased indeed. Supplied free of charge with the standard version of the game — not the Special Edition, sadly...