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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..

News: Meet the Pokemon Game Designers at UK Launch

Meet the Pokemon Game Designers at UK Launch

But be quick

Next week sees the long-awaited launch of Pokémon Black & White across the Western hemisphere, and eager trainers who can make it down to the game's official UK launch in London could meet two of the men who made the game possible. Ken Sugimori and Junichi Masuda will be there at GAME's London Oxford Street store next Friday, 4th March to meet fans and sign copies of the game..

News: UK Gamers Get to Celebi at GAME Stores this Month

UK Gamers Get to Celebi at GAME Stores this Month

Gotta attend 'em all

Pokémon Black and White events are full-steam ahead, with Nintendo throwing a range of legendary monsters at trainers across the world. Aspiring champions from the UK just received a little boost as Nintendo has announced a Celebi event tour across the country, kicking off tomorrow in Sheffield. Attendees will be able to download a Celebi to previous Pokémon DS games as well..

News: Here's the Dates for Nintendo's Nationwide 3DS UK Tour

Here's the Dates for Nintendo's Nationwide 3DS UK Tour

Starts 24th February

If you live in the UK and haven't yet been able to clap your eyes on a 3DS unit, Nintendo really, really wants you to see the machine before its launch. That's why it's putting together a national tour to bring the machine to your doorstep, or rather, a shopping centre located a convenient distance from your doorstep. The tour kicks off on 24th February and takes in Glasgow,..

News: Nintendo Announces Official 3DS UK Launch Line-Up

Nintendo Announces Official 3DS UK Launch Line-Up

A baker's dozen on day one

Yesterday we brought you the European 3DS launch line-up according to Gamestation, with the retailer claiming 14 titles would launch on March 25th with the console. Now Nintendo has spoken on the real line-up of 13 games available on day one, just one shy of Gamestation's estimate. The title missing from the list is Tecmo Koei's Dead or Alive: Dimensions, with Madden NFL..

News: Europe's 3DS Launch Line-Up According to Gamestation

Europe's 3DS Launch Line-Up According to Gamestation

UK retailer lists day one titles

The list of titles heading to 3DS on March 25th is in an almost constant state of flux, with new titles popping up and dropping out all the time like a strange version of whack-a-mole. UK retailer Gamestation thinks it has the list pretty much nailed down however, pegging the line-up at 14 games on day one. It's always worth remembering that retailers often get..

News: Nintendo: Inazuma Eleven Not Officially Launched in the UK

Nintendo: Inazuma Eleven Not Officially Launched in the UK

Stock released "in error"

Our British copy of Inazuma Eleven arrived recently, flying in the face of general wisdom that the game isn't yet available in the UK. Since then we've been in contact with Nintendo UK, who have been able to clarify the situation. Robert Saunders, Nintendo's head of communications, confirmed that the game has not officially launched in the UK, but that a small number of..

News: Proof that Inazuma Eleven Really Is Out in the UK

Proof that Inazuma Eleven Really Is Out in the UK

Update: Nintendo speaks!

The Inazuma Eleven saga continues. Launched in Europe on January 28th, the game's been absent from the vast majority of retailers, causing many sites to speculate the game isn't available. In fact, a Nintendo customer service representative told N-Europe: Unfortunately, this game has been delayed slightly within the UK. We should have further information available about..

News: The Official 3DS UK Tour Starts Next Month

The Official 3DS UK Tour Starts Next Month

Four cities announced so far

You have to see it to be believe it. That's what Nintendo thinks consumers ought to do with the upcoming 3DS anyways, and if that's the ethos that Nintendo is going by, then what better way is there to let the public know about the 3DS than a nationwide UK tour? That's exactly what Nintendo has up its sleeves and to date, the company has announced the first four dates..

News: Roll Up, Roll Up For the UK 3DS Price Rumour Round-Up

Roll Up, Roll Up For the UK 3DS Price Rumour Round-Up

The greatest show on Earth

Rumours are great: all the fun of information with none of the hassle of facts. With Nintendo sticking to its January 19th event to reveal the official details of the 3DS's launch price and release date, several UK retailers have jumped the gun with their own guesses, varying from the optimistic to the greedy. UK site...

News: 3DS Could Help UK Games Industry Recover in 2011

3DS Could Help UK Games Industry Recover in 2011

Industry looks to the future

Recent figures released by UK chart overlords GfK Chart-Track indicate the UK game market is down 13% year-on-year in 2010, and a massive 29% lower than 2008 when the Wii and DS were at their height. Now the games industry is looking towards 3DS to get it back on track and help the industry recover from disappointing sales figures. Industry figures from retailers,..

News: No Love for Super Mario All-Stars in UK Top 20 Chart

No Love for Super Mario All-Stars in UK Top 20 Chart

Donkey Kong in at 13 though

Plumbing collection Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition just launched in the UK and had an underwhelming first weekend of sales, missing the top 20 altogether and landing at number 22. Simian platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns had a stronger showing, a new entry at number 13 behind strong climber Mario Kart Wii. Whether games purchased with bana

News: Yes, People Really Did Buy Donkey Kong Country Returns with Bananas

Yes, People Really Did Buy Donkey Kong Country Returns with Bananas

Photographic proof!

Remember the news that Donkey Kong Country Returns would cost bananas for speedy UK gamers? If you thought it was just a marketing stunt, well, you were right, but it clearly worked as plenty of gamers turned out to swap a bunch of ripe ones for the ape's latest title. Despite the freezing cold weather currently gripping the UK there were eager beavers lined up outside Game..

News: You Can Buy Donkey Kong Country Returns with Bananas

You Can Buy Donkey Kong Country Returns with Bananas

Strange but true

Gamers in the UK wanting to get Donkey Kong Country Returns for a steal might want to head down to selected Gamestation stores this Friday where the game will cost them... a bunch of bananas. The first 20 customers in line at Game Oxford Street, Game Merry Hill or Gamestation Hull can exchange a bunch of the yellow fruit for a brand...

News: Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

Price Slashing Helps Sonic Colours Jump to UK Top 20

That's better

Whilst the first week of sales for Sonic Colours on DS and Wii resulted in a disappointing 36th place for the hedgehog's latest outings, his second week on sale has seen significant gains, breaking into the UK Top 20 at number 18. Whilst we like to think our Sonic Colours DS review and Sonic Colours Wii review helped boost his sales figures, the truth