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News: GoldenEye's Success "Proves Core Games Sell on Wii"

GoldenEye's Success "Proves Core Games Sell on Wii"

Bond does the business

GoldenEye 007 had a strong start to its campaign across the UK, selling twice as many units as Blood Stone, and naturally Nintendo is quick to champion the game as proof that core games can succeed on Wii. Rob Saunders, Nintendo UK's head of communications, spoke to MCV about the game's success, saying: The sales of GoldenEye...

News: This Jedward Dragon Quest Promotion is Getting Too Much

This Jedward Dragon Quest Promotion is Getting Too Much

Bonkers video inside

Part of Jedward's joint role as face of Nintendo UK is, naturally, to draw attention to the company's fantastic line-up of games from users who might not normally be into gaming. This video below is a perfect example. At a recent canvassing event for Dragon Quest IX, the talented twins took to the stage dressed as their Dragon Quest characters to the sound of screaming teenage..

News: Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40

Sonic Colours Barely Breaks into UK Top 40

Disappointing figures for 'hog's latest

Sonic Colours for DS and Wii have been garnering positive reviews all over the globe – don't worry, we're working on our reviews too – and launched in the UK on Friday with a somewhat unconventional marketing approach. Whilst there once was a time a Sonic game on Nintendo platforms would be eaten up by the games-buying public, Colours has performed very..

News: GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

GoldenEye's Return Sells Twice As Well As HD Bond Outings

Still only debuts at number 13

It's not very often a Nintendo-exclusive title outsells a similar game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the GoldenEye name clearly still carries appeal for UK gamers as the game comprehensively outsold HD 007 outing James Bond 007: Blood Stone. Although the Wii and DS game landed outside the UK Top Ten at number 13, it sold around twice the number of copies as Blood..

News: Games Basement Nabs Exclusive PDP Wii Headsets in UK

Games Basement Nabs Exclusive PDP Wii Headsets in UK

Limited stock of Headbangers nationwide

We've received numerous emails from worried Brits about the availability of PDP's upcoming Headbanger USB headset for Wii. Already available in North America, there's good news for gamers in the British Isles wanting to pick one up soon. The headset itself will only reach UK shores in very limited quantities, but we can reveal that retailer Games Basement..

News: UK Dragon Questers Unite at These HMV Events

UK Dragon Questers Unite at These HMV Events

Exclusive events for Celestrians

If you haven't experienced Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies in its multiplayer mode, you're missing out. UK residents keen to leap into the game's social side can do so at selected HMV Gamerbase stores in collaboration with Nintendo of Europe. Attendees can take on Estark, nab an exclusive slime and enjoy playing the game with like-minded gamers. What..

News: Professor Layton Unwinds in UK Chart Top Five

Professor Layton Unwinds in UK Chart Top Five

Lost Future found

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future made its way to UK shores last Friday and enjoyed a strong launch weekend as the second-highest new entry in the chart at number 4. Wii Party slipped a pair of places to number 6, sandwiching Just Dance 2 at number 5. Super Smash Bros. Brawl made a surprise re-entry in the charts at number 26, just one place behind high-profile new entry DJ..

News: Wii Party Leads Nintendo Chart Climb

Wii Party Leads Nintendo Chart Climb

This just in: Nintendo advertising campaign works

Never let it be said that teaming a completely harmless boyband with a family-friendly video game doesn't work. Kiddie favourite boppers JLS have clearly been doing sterling work in promoting Wii Party, as the game leaps six places to number four in the UK chart. With the exception of re-entries, the entire top 40 saw just five titles move up the..

News: Wii Party Enters UK Charts at Number Ten

Wii Party Enters UK Charts at Number Ten

Decent showing for party title

Wii Party is likely to be one of Nintendo's sleeper hits this Christmas, its deadly combination of Mii characters and a bundled Wii Remote all-but assuring it'll sell shedloads in the run-up to the Yuletide season. Its first weekend on sale in the UK has seen the game take a respectable 10th position on the charts, just behind perennial groover Just Dance. With..

News: UK DSi Price Goes Down, UK DSi Sales Go Up

UK DSi Price Goes Down, UK DSi Sales Go Up

40% increase every week since cut

About a month ago Nintendo announced it was dropping the cost of DS consoles to retailers, with retailers lowering the cost to consumers. It seems the move has paid off handsomely, as Nintendo has revealed the machine's sales have increased 40 per cent every week since the trade price was cut. A primetime advertising campaign didn't hurt sales either, but being..

News: The 3DS Might Make it in Time for Christmas Shopping Lists

The 3DS Might Make it in Time for Christmas Shopping Lists

All we want for Christmas...is you!

When the Wii launched in Europe around the Christmas period back in 2006, it was undoubtedly one of the top-sellers of the holiday season and with supply shortages surpassing what was expected, Nintendo was in a position where it couldn't satisfy consumer demands. If CVG's source is correct, we could see the 3DS...

News: Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Lack of releases, good weather blamed

Those Brits love a good game, but lately it seems they don't like buying them so much: the week ending April 23rd was the slowest sales week the UK's seen in four years. That said, there was still £13.5m ringing through British tills, which some might say is quite a decent amount, though it represents a 23% drop on the previous week. Unit sales were down as..

News: Monster Hunter 3 a Roaring Sales Success in UK

Monster Hunter 3 a Roaring Sales Success in UK

Enters the charts at number five

For all the hype, hands-on experiences and glowing reviews, the success of Monster Hunter Tri always rested with the buyers: could such a hardcore and still relatively obscure title sell on Wii? For UK owners, the answer is yes, as the game has entered the UK All-Format Charts at number five. That might seem a reasonably good result, but when you realise it outsold..

News: Nintendo UK Wheels Out Spring Wii, DS Line-Up

Nintendo UK Wheels Out Spring Wii, DS Line-Up

Few surprises, but No More Heroes 2 coming sooner than expected

In case you were wondering what would be hitting Wii and DS this spring in the UK, Nintendo's little ol' list right here will come in handy. The dates of big games like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Monster Hunter 3 Tri were already confirmed, so there are few surprises for notable game dates here. That isn't to say there aren't any:..

News: Rogue Listing On Retailer Website

Rogue Listing On Retailer Website

Here's where the speculative fun begins!

Star Wars fans have been left a little wanting this generation with that light sabre game still unannounced. But now, all you wannabe Jedi’s may be able to look forward to piloting an X-Wing instead, as UK retailer GAME has recently listed Rogue Squadron as an upcoming release on its Web site. Of course, with no official confirmation and with Activision..

News: British R4 Card Importer Shipping Off To Prison

British R4 Card Importer Shipping Off To Prison

Guilty plea nets 12-month sentence

Don't mess with Nintendo. British resident Yun Can Meng clearly didn't get the memo when he was busy importing approximately 26,500 R4 cards, as GamesPolitics reports that Meng has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for pleading guilty to the charge. Meng was sentenced in Hull Crown Court. R4 cards can be used to illegally download and play DS titles. They can..

News: Christmas UK Sales Charts - Surprisingly Unsurprising Edition

Christmas UK Sales Charts - Surprisingly Unsurprising Edition

Wii dominates the charts despite being overshadowed by Modern Warfare 2

At the beginning of time (the 80s), man created video game consoles, and he rested partially content. After creating games, marketing, public outcry, double digits' worth of bits and CDs, man rested slightly more content. Then came sales tracking, and who knew when the first sales tracked and charted that in 2009 a game would..

News: Wii Becomes Fastest Selling Console In UK History

Wii Becomes Fastest Selling Console In UK History

Six million Brits served since 2006

Nintendo has proudly revealed that the Wii has shifted six million units in three years, making it the fastest selling home console in the history of the UK video game industry. Since its launch in December 2006, the popular system has entertained and enthralled countless stiff-upper-lipped Brits and made its way into living rooms up and down The Sceptered Isle..