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News: The Wii U's Broad Audience Means Star Fox Zero's Delay Won't Matter, Says Nintendo UK

The Wii U's Broad Audience Means Star Fox Zero's Delay Won't Matter, Says Nintendo UK

"We will always focus on releasing games when they’re ready"

The delay of Star Fox Zero into 2016 was something of a blow for Wii U fans who had been hoping to play the game this Christmas. The unwelcome news has also left the system without a tentpole first-party Nintendo title this festive season - but according to Nintendo UK Marketing Manager...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Super Mario Maker Maintain Decent UK Sales

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Super Mario Maker Maintain Decent UK Sales

Mario Kart 8 sneaks back onto the grid

The latest UK chart results are in and they represent a couple of things from our perspective - there are various new releases on other systems that are only modest hits, and Nintendo's two standard bearers (one each for Wii U and 3DS) are showing reasonable momentum. First of all, Animal Crossing: Happy...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Super Mario Maker Continue Solid UK Form

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Super Mario Maker Continue Solid UK Form

Happy Home Designer holds top 10 place

The UK chart results have been updated for another week and bring a decent outcome for Nintendo; despite a small number of new arrivals on other platforms the current mainstays on Wii U and 3DS are holding good positions. For starters Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has enjoyed a strong second week in...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Makes Top 10 Chart Debut in UK

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Makes Top 10 Chart Debut in UK

Quite Pleased Home Designer

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer has now rolled out around the world, attempting to charm all-comers and to tempt them into buying amiibo cards. The spin-off entry appears to have made a reasonable debut in the UK charts, too, following the fairly impressive sales numbers that have been developing in Japan. Happy...

News: Nintendo Partnering with Green Man Gaming for Digital Offerings

Nintendo Partnering with Green Man Gaming for Digital Offerings

Another place to buy magical games made of air

Following up on a digital partnership with Amazon in North America, Nintendo has teamed up with Green Man Gaming to offer downloadable titles through the UK-based seller. According to Green Man CEO Paul Sulyok in a story on GamesIndustry, game offerings will be for both the 3DS and Wii U, including...

News: Nintendo UK Store Serves Up Incentives for Ordering Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Nintendo UK Store Serves Up Incentives for Ordering Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

A ball and a plush doubles partner

It feels like Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash has been cruising under the radar, even as real-life tennis has lately grabbed even more attention than it tends to. The Nintendo UK Store, however, is starting to hype up the 20 November release of the game in Europe with a couple fine items for those who pre-order through...

News: Super Mario Maker Hangs Tough in UK Charts as Splatoon Finally Bows Out

Super Mario Maker Hangs Tough in UK Charts as Splatoon Finally Bows Out

Ink-splatting shooter squeezes into individual format top 40, though

Super Mario Maker had a strong start in its debut week in the UK charts, securing second place against some tough competition. It was a good early result for the Wii U exclusive, which is likely to remain a key title for the system in the remainder of 2015. Its second week has,...

News: Super Mario Maker Makes Strong Début in UK Charts

Super Mario Maker Makes Strong Début in UK Charts

Splatoon also enjoys an improved placing

Super Mario Maker's launch on 11th September was one of the most notable Wii U arrivals of the year, and early tangible sales results have come through in the UK. The Wii U exclusive has naturally had a big challenge in overcoming major multi-platform releases on multiple systems, but has nevertheless started...

News: Nintendo UK Store Offering Limited Edition Super Mario Box Packed With Goodies

Nintendo UK Store Offering Limited Edition Super Mario Box Packed With Goodies

Box fresh

Nintendo UK's online store is marking the 30th birthday of Super Mario by offering a limited edition box packed with merchandise. The Super Mario Box contains a Mario Classic Colours amiibo, 8-Bit Mario Soft Toy, Mario "Breaking Bricks since 1985" T-Shirt and a Mario Hat. It's available for pre-order at £29.99 and ships on October 9th...

News: Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor Week for Nintendo Titles

A low point

We suspect that most Nintendo fans in the UK would acknowledge that the company's having a tough time in the country. Splatoon has been an exception in holding its own this summer along with a couple of other evergreen games, and the 3DS remains popular, but in the overall picture the big N is struggling in this particular market. This...

News: Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Tomodachi Life squeezes in too

A little while ago a reader asked why we've not been sharing the UK charts on a weekly basis. The fact is we still check Chart-Track every Monday morning, but there's been little happy news from a Nintendo perspective. These charts cover physical retail sales, of course - no eShop figures here - and there are some key...

News: Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Nintendo Is Bringing Splatoon And More To The UK's Biggest Live Gaming Events

Insomnia and Legends of Gaming Live get some N-Love

Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be attending Insomnia 55 and Legends of Gaming Live 2015 this year, bringing with it a host of games and multiplayer activities. First up is Insomnia 55, which takes place between 28th and 31st August at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The UK's biggest live gaming...

Weirdness: F-Zero-Style Recharge Strips Are Coming To UK Roads

F-Zero-Style Recharge Strips Are Coming To UK Roads

YOU'VE GOT BOOST POWER

The battery life of electric cars could be increased by the use of special recharging strips on roads which use electromagnetic fields to transfer energy to the vehicle while it's in motion. UK-based Highways England is currently testing the technology and will soon begin an 18-month trial to ascertain the viability of the...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Hits The Nintendo UK Store In A Multitude Of Bundle Options

Pre-orders now open for business

Nintendo's official UK store has opened pre-orders for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and is offering a selection of bundle options related to the game. The game on its own is up for pre-order at £34.99 and comes with a special 3DS Kit, which includes: A universal system case which holds New Nintendo 3DS...

News: Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Nintendo UK's Summer Tour Kicks Off This Month With Super Mario Maker And Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash In Tow

Coming to shopping centre near you

Nintendo UK has confirmed the dates and locations of its 2015 Summer Tour, where it will show off its latest games to hordes of shoppers up and down the country. The tour kicks off on 12th August and runs until 13th September. Forthcoming titles like Super Mario Makerand Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will rub...