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News: Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Yoshi's New Island Makes UK Chart Début in 12th Place

Avoids getting egg on its face

Last week brought us the launch of Yoshi's New Island, which was met with a decidedly mixed critical reaction. Despite that its success rests not in reviews but in the final results — its performance at retail and, of course, on the eShop. We have a chance to gauge part of its early performance courtesy of the...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Pokémon X & Y the Last Nintendo Games Standing in UK Top 40

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Pokémon X & Y the Last Nintendo Games Standing in UK Top 40

Modest performance in multi-platform releases, too

The latest UK software chart results are in, and they make worrying reading for Nintendo. With 2014 well under way and new releases increasingly arriving on multiple platforms, weekly sales of Nintendo titles — and multiplatform titles on Wii U and 3DS — are being increasingly pushed out of the...

Exclusive: Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Nintendo UK Confirms Extra Pokémon Battle Tournament Event At EGX Rezzed 2014

Still time to prove yourself as the UK's best trainer

Last week, we announced that Nintendo UK was running a Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament to decide the nation's best trainer, with a trip to Japan as the main prize. Interest in the nationwide contest has been overwhelming, with many of the regional qualifying events now reaching...

News: Bandai Namco Cheekily Projects An 80-Foot Pac-Man Onto The Side Of Sega's UK HQ

Bandai Namco Cheekily Projects An 80-Foot Pac-Man Onto The Side Of Sega's UK HQ

"We hope Sega aren't offended, more delighted"

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures may be old news in the US but the European launch is only just happening, and to remind everyone of that fact publisher Bandai Namco has picked a rather unique approach when it comes to promotion: projecting a massive image of Pac-Man himself onto Sega's HQ in...

News: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes Top 10 Début in UK All-Format Charts

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Makes Top 10 Début in UK All-Format Charts

The highest new entry of the week

After being pushed back from a Holiday season release, Retro Studio's Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze arrived in Europe and North America on 21st February. The UK chart results covering its opening weekend of sales are in — reflecting physical retail purchases only — and the platformer has managed to swing a...

News: UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

UK Retailer, GAME, To Hold Special Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Day Next Week

In select stores, of course

Yes, at last it’s finally here, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed in the UK and US. It’s been three years since the primate pilgrim had his own private outing, but we’re just as happy to see him now as we were all those years ago; to celebrate the simian superstar’s frosty return UK retailer, GAME,...

News: The UK Is Getting A Senran Kagura Burst "Life And Hometown" Special Edition

The UK Is Getting A Senran Kagura Burst "Life And Hometown" Special Edition

Limited to 500 copies, comes with T-Shirt and lenticular poster

Senran Kagura Burst may have come to North America before Europe, but the latter is getting a physical and a pre-order bonus release — something which has annoyed some US players, as they had to make do with a digital launch only. As if to pile on the pain even further, it has today...

News: Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well This Year, States Amazon UK Games Boss

Nintendo Is Here To Stay And Will Do Very Well This Year, States Amazon UK Games Boss

"Everyone thinks it’s a dying format. It’s absolutely not"

Nintendo has been getting a lot of downbeat press recently thanks to the poor performance of the Wii U and dismal financial results, but Amazon.co.uk’s category leader of video games and software Ketu Patel feels that the Japanese giant is long way from throwing in the towel — and...

News: Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Nintendo's Slump "Could Be Detrimental" To The Entire Gaming Market, Says Sony UK Boss

Fergal Gara speaks out

Not everything is as peachy as it could be in the world of Nintendo right now; the company has posted a quarterly loss and has reduced its sales projections for both the Wii U and 3DS consoles. The firm's massive war chest of cash — around $8.6 billion — means that it's not exactly on the ropes just yet, but things could...

News: Recently Departed Official Nintendo Magazine Editor Chandra Nair Turns Up At Nintendo UK

Recently Departed Official Nintendo Magazine Editor Chandra Nair Turns Up At Nintendo UK

Another journalist powers up

There have been some dramatic changes in the editorial team at Future Publishing's Official Nintendo Magazine recently, with Editor-In-Chief Chandra Nair stepping down and Matthew Castle taking his place at the helm. Nair has finally broken the silence regarding his new position on Twitter: The former ONM bigwig —...

News: Mario Party: Island Tour Is Still Having a Good Time in the UK Top 20

Mario Party: Island Tour Is Still Having a Good Time in the UK Top 20

Something to play in the January drought, it seems

We weren't convinced that the UK charts would be kind to Mario Party: Island Tour in its second week, after it made a decent — if unspectacular — début in 18th place. It seems that the good-old January games drought and some eager 3DS owners have kept the sales going, however; hey, Mario's in...

News: Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Reverse The Wii U's Fortunes, Say UK Retailers

Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Reverse The Wii U's Fortunes, Say UK Retailers

Key figures in UK games retail pass judgement

Nintendo's recent poor financial reports and the less-than-brilliant sales of the Wii U console have triggered a flood of comments and suggestions from fans, developers, publishers and analysts alike, and now it's the turn of the retailers to offer their own perspective on the situation. Speaking to UK...

News: Mario Party: Island Tour Arrives in the UK Top 20

Mario Party: Island Tour Arrives in the UK Top 20

Super Mario 3D World sneaks back into the top 40

Mario Party: Island Tour arrived on the 3DS in Europe on 17th January, and its opening weekend of sales have helped it up to 18th in this week's all-format UK charts. It's a reasonable mini-game collection, in our view, describing it as "a sound purchase for kids, families or anyone looking to play...

News: Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Quest Begins To Find The Best Game Boy Tetris Player In The United Kingdom

Block buster

Since the release of the excellent King of Kong, it's fair to say that the world of video game high-score chasing has become a little more respectable. The documentary showed that the people who post these amazing scores are necessarily locking themselves away in rooms for weeks at a time; they're normal people with families and jobs...

News: Monster Savings To Be Had On Nintendo UK's Online Store, But You'll Want To Be Quick

Monster Savings To Be Had On Nintendo UK's Online Store, But You'll Want To Be Quick

Update: Prices are now back to normal

UPDATE: And that's that. In a matter of minutes, Nintendo UK appear to have fixed many of the prices. If you got in before that happened, let us know if your download code has been honoured. Original story: Nintendo's online store has gone discount-crazy, with many leading 3DS and Wii U games being sold for...

News: Nintendo Is Sorry That The Wii U's TVii Service Hasn't Launched In The UK Yet

Nintendo Is Sorry That The Wii U's TVii Service Hasn't Launched In The UK Yet

Please understand

While Wii U owners in North America and Japan have been enjoying Nintendo TVii for the best part of a year, it still hasn't launched anywhere else in the world as yet. The internet television and on-demand entertainment service was due to launch in Europe in 2013, but that obviously didn't happen — and Nintendo UK has publicly...

News: Fresh 2013 UK Hardware Sales Figures Keep 3DS on Top, While Wii U Sells Less Than Vita

Fresh 2013 UK Hardware Sales Figures Keep 3DS on Top, While Wii U Sells Less Than Vita

The 3DS family and Wii U both show annual increases

Last week we shared a report by trade magazine MCV which listed the 3DS — the "family" of systems taken as one — as the top selling games system in the UK for the whole of 2013. MCV also had PS4 squeaking past the Xbox 360 as the best-selling home console, while no specific details were given...