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News: UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Facing Nintendo

MCV report shows the diminishing UK value of Wii U and 3DS in 2014

As we enter the final few major shopping days before Christmas, we're certainly curious as to whether this festive period will deliver the sales success that Nintendo craves. The picture appears to be relatively positive in the US, with November showing strong software sales and an...

News: UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

UK Retailer GAME Is Selling Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker This Side Of Christmas

Blowing their Toad early, physical stores to have stock on Monday

UPDATE #2: It would seem that copies have arrived today: UPDATE: We've since heard from another source that GAME is indeed shipping online orders for Captain Toad today, and that their high street stores will have stock for sale from Monday. ORIGINAL STORY: While lucky North...

News: One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2014 Isn't What You'd Expect

One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2014 Isn't What You'd Expect

It's on the Nintendo DS, for a start

Disney's Frozen is officially the most commercially successful animated movie of all time and has spawned a merchandising juggernaut which shows absolutely no signs of slowing, even a year after its initial cinema release. The DVD and soundtrack are best-sellers, with the signature tune — Let It Go — clogging...

News: UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo Demand By Hiking Price

UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo Demand By Hiking Price

Price rises by £3 in the space of a week

Nintendo's range of amiibo figures has proven to be incredibly popular — perhaps more so than the company ever expected. Figures are selling briskly in both North America and Europe, and in the UK in particular it's not uncommon to see empty stands in leading high street retailers, while stock of rival...

News: Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Orders Due To Lack Of Stock

Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Orders Due To Lack Of Stock

"Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available"

Amazon UK is cancelling orders for the Wii U GameCube Adapter due to a reported lack of stock. We've had multiple reports of this happening to buyers in the UK, with our own Anthony Dickens receiving the exact same notification from the online retailer. The email reads as...

News: StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

StreetPass UK Announces Nationwide Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Think you're the UK's best Smash player? Prove it

StreetPass groups in the UK are joining forces in order to find the nation's best Super Smash Bros. player. Qualifying events are already taking place and will continue throughout December and early January, with the grand final slated to take place later in January. As has been the case with other...

News: Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Both Stall Outside Of The UK Multiformat Top 40

Beleaguered reboot fails to find commercial success

We don't need to explain the bad stink which has surrounded the launches of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. The much-hyped cross-platform reboot of Sega's famous franchise doesn't seem to have gone as planned, and it would appear that this negative feeling has impacted...

News: The UK's Best Super Smash Bros. Player Is Crowned In A Thrilling Grand Final

The UK's Best Super Smash Bros. Player Is Crowned In A Thrilling Grand Final

Watch our video highlights from the big event

Last Friday saw the culmination of Nintendo's effort to find the best Super Smash Bros. player in the whole of the UK, with the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Grand Finals taking place at the historic York Hall in London. 32 finalists — picked during national heats which took place all over the...

News: Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week

Bayonetta 2 Falls From UK Charts After One Week

Lack of stock or interest?

Sales for Bayonetta 2 have dropped disappointingly quickly in the UK, so much so that the game is no longer within the top 40. Despite Nintendo's best advertising efforts, Platinum Games' exceptional game has failed to sustain any presence in the UK market. It remains number two in Wii U games alone, but has not had not...

News: Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

Bayonetta 2 Kicks Into The Top 10 in UK Charts

55% of Just Dance sales on Wii and, no, we didn't forget a U

Bayonetta 2 arrived on Wii U last week, and it appears to have enjoyed a solid start in the UK market. The chart results released today confirmed that the brilliant Platinum Games action title was the most successful new release; it managed 7th place in the all-format chart and an...

News: Transport Yourself To The Eighties With This Totally Dope Ultimate NES Remix Cap

Transport Yourself To The Eighties With This Totally Dope Ultimate NES Remix Cap

Ships with the game when you buy from the UK online store

Ultimate NES Remix is a collection of mini-games inspired by some of Nintendo's finest 8-bit escapades and — we we're sure you're aware — hits the 3DS next month. Just in case the game's considerable retro vibe isn't strong enough for you, you can now pre-order the title from the...

News: Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

Shiny Mega Gengar Haunting Up North American GameStops Until 26th October

It's a right white fright!

Visitors to participating GameStops in North America can engage in some early Trick or Treating. From now until 26th October, free codes are being distributed for owners of Pokémon X & Y to possess a Shiny Gengar holding some Gengarite. The Shiny Gengar on its own knows Sludge Wave, a move it can't pick up through...

News: Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Fantasy Life Makes Top 10 UK Chart Début as Hyrule Warriors Loses Its Base

Some football game dominates proceedings

This past weekend saw the release of FIFA 15 around the world, and unsurprisingly it's dominated the latest chart results for the UK. According to Chart-Track the EA title "accounts for 80% of all entertainment software units this week and a whopping 87% of revenue". That's crazy, though Nintendo did get a...