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News: As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

As Predicted, Wii Drops to £99 in UK Today

Will low price = higher sales?

From today, the Nintendo Wii will be available across the UK in two varieties: white with Mario Kart Wii and a Wii Wheel, or black with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. The console's price has changed too, dropping to around £129.99, but many retailers are taking the chance to sell the machine even more cheaply. As...

News: Nintendo's Art Appreciation UK Tour Kicked Off Today

Nintendo's Art Appreciation UK Tour Kicked Off Today

Do Brits love art?

Nintendo's Create Britain tour kicked off today by the banks of the River Thames with an Art Academy lesson hosted by artist Pam Glew. Passers-by were invited to get involved with the DS art package, with a local primary school also stopping by to try their hand at recreating Canaletto's famous painting of Westminster Bridge. While not everybody's efforts were quite as..

News: Nintendo Kicks Off Create Britain with Art Academy Class

Nintendo Kicks Off Create Britain with Art Academy Class

Brush with fame

Bundling DSiWare titles Art Academy: First Semester and Art Academy: Second Semester onto a cartridge and releasing it under the name Art Academy was a stroke of genius on Nintendo's part, with the game now having sold over 1.9 million copies since launch. Now Nintendo UK wants to use the game to launch its new Create Britain campaign with an art class this week. The event takes..

News: UK Pre-Orders Bag a Gold Sleeve and Poster for Ocarina 3D

UK Pre-Orders Bag a Gold Sleeve and Poster for Ocarina 3D

Shiny

North American 3DS owners may be frustrated by the lack of pre-order bonuses for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, but fans in the UK will be able to pick up a limited edition golden sleeve and double-sided A2 poster when they pre-order and purchase Link's 3D adventure. GAME and Gamestation stores are both offering the bonuses to early birds, with the poster depicting Link in battle on one..

News: Steel Diver Sinks Without Trace at UK Retail

Steel Diver Sinks Without Trace at UK Retail

Ships abandoned all over the country

Last Friday saw just one major new release hit UK shelves: Nintendo's Steel Diver launched on 3DS, but failed to register as even a blip on the official Top 40 chart. The full top 40 list for all-formats only contains LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D as 3DS games, where they are...

News: Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Wii Price Cut Could Bring About the £99 Wii

Retailers optimistic

After four years on the market, Nintendo Europe recently dropped the trade price on the Wii, which will allow retailers to offer the console at around £129.99. Naturally many chains are pleased at this new price reduction, with some looking to offer the machine even cheaper at just £99.99. MCV claims retailers may look to offer the machine at the sub-£100 mark either at the..

News: 3DS Down to £179.99 in UK as Price War Rages On

3DS Down to £179.99 in UK as Price War Rages On

How low can it go?

Last month Nintendo's James Honeywell said 3DS won't be this cheap forever, but price-cutting on the console continues apace as select UK retailers are selling the console for just £179.99 going into the Easter weekend. GAME and HMV both have the console available to buy from today for £179.99, with Gamestation set to follow soon. Online g

News: 3DS UK Tour Keeps Rolling On with New Dates Confirmed

3DS UK Tour Keeps Rolling On with New Dates Confirmed

StreetPass opportunities galore

Nintendo's UK arm keeps on bringing the 3DS to punters up and down the country, with more dates confirmed over the coming months. The press release mentions the thrill of playing new releases before anyone else, including games that aren't even available in this country, though there's no specific titles mentioned. We were to don our speculation caps (which with all..

News: UK Museum Celebrates Handheld Gaming with New Exhibition

UK Museum Celebrates Handheld Gaming with New Exhibition

Full disclosure: it's in Swindon

Nintendo fans have a better grasp on handheld gaming than many, but Swindon Museum of Computing in England is about to plot the history of the portable with a new exhibition. The new 'Gaming on the Go' exhibition charts 35 years of handheld history, starting with Mattel's 1976 Auto Race, a game running on a reprogrammed calculator chip with 21 LEDs for a display..

News: 3DS is the Fastest-Selling Nintendo Handheld in Europe, Too

3DS is the Fastest-Selling Nintendo Handheld in Europe, Too

Cue global hootenanny

Nintendo of America was quick to shout when the 3DS had the best first-day sales of any Nintendo handheld, and now Nintendo of Europe has joined in the sales trumpeting by confirming that it too has enjoyed record-breaking sales. According to the press release, 303,000 3DS consoles were sold across Europe in the first weekend of availability, citing figures from a Nintendo..

News: BBFC Slaps 17th June Date on Resident Evil: Mercenaries

BBFC Slaps 17th June Date on Resident Evil: Mercenaries

With free demo included

Today Capcom announced that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will come with a Resident Evil Revelations demo, but when can UK gamers get their hands on the multiplayer monster mash? As soon as 17th June, according to ratings board BBFC. The board slapped a 15 certificate on the game and its included demo — named Resident...

News: 3DS Won't Be This Cheap Forever Says Nintendo UK

3DS Won't Be This Cheap Forever Says Nintendo UK

Say buy buy to low prices

Amazon's 3DS price of £187 caused plenty of commotion on the Internet ocean, then Tesco trumped them with £175. If you think this is just the start of a price war, you may be disapointed. Nintendo UK marketing manager James Honeywell spoke to Eurogamer about the console's

News: Tesco Slashes 3DS to Low Low Price of £175

Tesco Slashes 3DS to Low Low Price of £175

Cheep cheep 3DS

3DS has seen some of the most fevered price-cutting of any hardware launch as retailers from almost all spheres compete for a slice of what's sure to be an enormous gaming pie. From its original cost of around £230, the console's price has slowly dipped over the weeks, with Amazon selling 3DS for £187 the lowest price. Until now...

News: This is Your Chance to Dragon Punch Street Fighter's Producer

This is Your Chance to Dragon Punch Street Fighter's Producer

Or Hadouken, if you prefer

We told you about the official UK 3DS midnight launch the other day, with your chance to step up on stage and battle other players, but Nintendo has just revealed one of the opponents is none other than Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition producer Yoshinori Ono. Ono will attend to sign copies of the game at the official UK launch at HMV Oxford Street, as well as challenge..

News: Game Group Giving Away 482 3DS Consoles at Midnight Events

Game Group Giving Away 482 3DS Consoles at Midnight Events

Will you be one of the lucky ones?

Of the 1,200 UK 3DS midnight launches, just over one-third of those will be operated by the Game Group, with 482 GAME and gamestation stores opening from tomorrow night to let gamers get their machines first. If you're not sure about going down to a midnight event, perhaps this will change your mind: every single GAME and gamestation store will be giving away a..

News: UK 3DS Pre-Orders Double Nintendo's Previous Record

UK 3DS Pre-Orders Double Nintendo's Previous Record

Twice as popular as Wii

3DS is Amazon's most pre-ordered console ever, and now Nintendo has confirmed the console has twice as many pre-orders as the Wii back in 2006. While Nintendo UK hasn't announced the number of pre-orders taken for the console, rumours point to around 185,000 units for launch in the UK this Friday, a large proportion of which...

News: 1,200 UK Stores to Open for 3DS Midnight Launches

1,200 UK Stores to Open for 3DS Midnight Launches

Special VIP event details inside

The Nintendo 3DS's major North American launch event is this Saturday night at Best Buy New York, but in the UK gamers have a bit more choice when it comes to the big events. The official launch will take place at HMV's flagship Oxford Street store, where the first 500 people to buy the console will be able to claim a free Nintendo 3DS game of their choice. There'll..

News: Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Kirby Casts On a Disappointing UK Chart Debut

Did delay hurt sales?

Kirby's Epic Yarn finally made its way to Europe last week, having been available in North America since the end of October, but its first weekend of sales in the UK don't make a strong case for the delay helping sales. The game completely failed to dent the all-formats top 40, landing in the Wii-specific charts at number 9, behind Donkey Kong Country Returns and one place..

News: Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This

Kirby, Your New Game Deserves Better Than This

UK launch is... underwhelming

It's been out in North America for what seems like forever, but today is Europe's chance to take home Kirby's Epic Yarn, and to celebrate Nintendo went all-out to recreate the game's sugary-sweet atmosphere in London's beautiful Elephant and Castle area. The official press invite promised: For one day only Elephant and Castle will be decked out in a colourful array of..