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  • News Pikmin 3 Makes UK Chart Debut in Second Place

    Throw a few more Pikmin at it

    Pikmin 3 arrived in Europe last week, and while it earned critical acclaim from a number of outlets there was plenty of interest over just how the title would sell at retail. The results for its launch weekend in the UK have arrived and, pleasingly, it's performed rather well. Nintendo's latest Wii U exclusive has...

  • News Gamers in Europe Can Download Pikmin 3 Now By Picking Up A Code From GAME

    Redeem the code for an early Pikmin fix

    Pikmin 3 will be available to buy from stores or download from the Wii U eShop this Friday in Europe but eager players can get hold of it sooner as UK-based retailer GAME is selling and distributing eShop codes right now. Although GAME are based in the UK, anyone living in Europe can buy the code from them...

  • News Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Retains Third Spot in UK Charts

    New Leaf is just one place behind

    There was a time in the earlier days of the 3DS when new game releases, even first-party titles, would flirt with the UK all-format top ten on their debut week and drop away rather quickly afterwards. Momentum wasn't a word often uttered, as the system strove to establish a user base and challenge the big boys...

  • News Pikmin 3 Listed As £39.99 On The Wii U eShop in The UK

    That 30% off The Wonderful 101 offer just got more tempting

    During last week's Nintendo Direct Mini in Europe, the company revealed a promotion that will allow people who purchase Pikmin 3 from the eShop to receive a 30% discount on the digital version of The Wonderful 101. This certainly sounds like a tempting offer from Nintendo but many a...

  • News Nintendo States That the 3DS is Outselling PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK

    A turn up for the books

    The 3DS has been doing well in Japan for a long time, and the most recent U.S. sales in June had the portable topping the hardware charts. After some good showings for various titles, including Mario & Luigi: Dream Team making its debut at number two in the UK all-format charts, Nintendo UK has told

  • News Nintendo UK Is Taking The Wii U And 3DS On Tour This Summer

    Soak up the sun, play some Mario Kart

    Nintendo UK has confirmed that it will be attending a variety of Summer events to promote software for its Wii U and 3DS consoles. The Wii U Den Tour will kick off at the Sunderland Air Show at the end of this month, and will give attendees the opportunity to get their hands on Nintendo's latest home console...

  • News 3DS UK Success in 2013 Offset by Abysmal Wii U Figures

    A lot of ground to make up

    As we're now into July — and melting in a heat wave to suit the time of year — sales data has emerged for UK video game sales in the first six months of the year. Gamasutra has broken down the key data as published in MCV magazine, and from Nintendo's perspective it's a tale of two platforms on very different...

  • News UK Store GAME Now Selling Original Wii Consoles For Just £35

    Even less reason to consider picking up a Wii Mini, then

    As part of its summer hardware and software sale, UK video game retailer GAME is now selling Wii consoles for just £35 (around $50 / €40). That's a considerable saving on the recently-released Wii Mini, which lacks internet connectivity, doesn't have an SD card slot and won't run on...

  • News Project X Zone Battles Into UK Top 20 in Debut Week

    Lacking the X Factor

    Recent UK all-format software chart updates have been full of good news, with various 3DS exclusives — most recently Animal Crossing: New Leaf — appearing regularly in the top 10. Nintendo's hugely popular real-time title is still performing well, staying in fourth place in this week's updated results from UKIE. For last...

  • Feature Animal Crossing StreetPass Event Brings 3DS Owners Together

    We catch up with the organisers of this humongous event

    The humble StreetPass feature on the 3DS is largely seen as a supplemental element of the system. Essentially, the idea is you walk around living your daily life with your plucky 3DS on sleep mode and upon passing someone else who's doing the same, that little green light will start flashing...

  • News UK Store GAME Pulls Mention Of SNES Emulator From Ouya Sales Page

    Super GNES no longer featured in advertising

    Android-based micro-console Ouya is now available in both the US and Europe, and brings with it the ability to play specially-adapted smartphone and tablet games on your TV. It also comes with support for various emulators which allow you to play retro titles on the system — so long as you source the...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Catches Enough UK Sales for the Bronze Prize

    Hanging tough

    The latest UK chart results are here, and they make nice reading once again for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as it secures third place after two weeks in second spot. While the number one spot has eluded it due to The Last of Us performing well on PS3, it's nevertheless been an impressive run for the title in the UK market; it should...


  • News Xbox 360 Sales Set to Pass the Wii's in the UK

    Dem FPS and footie gamez

    The Wii has kicked some serious booty in terms of global sales, getting close to 100 million sales and 'winning', at the time of writing, its generation of systems. That impressive success can mask the fact that the diminutive console has seen momentum go off the cliff since early 2012, as games dried up and the Wii U...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Secures Second in the UK Charts, Again

    A fine performance from the 3DS exclusive

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is hot stuff right now, earning Nintendo plenty of Bells as it continues to attract gamers and cause obsessions over fossils, tree shaking and the latest cool hats available to buy. It's not often a title as quirky and twee as New Leaf sells in big numbers and engages gamers of...

  • News Animal Crossing StreetPass Event Being Held In Manchester On 29th June

    There's even going to be a Wii U

    Europe finally has its paws on Animal Crossing: New Leaf and now 3DS owners across the world are enjoying all the endless frolicking, bug catching and turnip buying the game has to offer. To celebrate the release of the game in the UK a massive StreetPass event is being held in Manchester on Saturday 29th June by...

  • News Talented Artist Transforms Humble UK Town Into Epic Zelda Map

    Art attack

    Marketed as "16 Days of music, art, comedy, spoken word, film, workshops, debates and performances", the Switch Fringe Festival is a UK-based event which aims to promote local artists and performers. In a pretty awesome move, artist The Decibel Kid has created a map covering all of the venues which is based on The Legend of Zelda...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Earns Enough Bells For Second in the UK Chart

    Even with downloads and promotions

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been, in all likelihood, Nintendo's biggest release of the year to date. It's been long awaited by keen fans, but has also enjoyed a substantial build-up and marketing campaign as the company has sought to recreate the game's phenomenal success in Japan. Nintendo's stated that the...

  • News 3DS UK Market Share Stood At 26% In May

    It was just 19% in Q1 2013

    The 3DS is really starting to push on in the UK and has upped its market share by seven percentage points since the beginning of 2013. During its analyst briefing, Nintendo stated that the 3DS had 26% market share in May, compared to just 19% between January and March. [tweet 344856520552493056] This could have been...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Scares Its Way Back Into the UK Top 10

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sneaks into the top 40

    It's UK chart day, once again, and we have more 3DS success stories to share, as two of Nintendo's notable recent releases continue to show strong momentum in the top 10. Luigi's Mansion 2 has spooked enough consumers to climb back up to 8th in the all-format chart and become the highest placed 3DS...

  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Maintains Top Ten 3DS Run

    Clinging on at number eight

    UKIE has issued the UK all-format software charts for last week, and confirmation of Donkey Kong Country Returns coming in eighth place — three down from its debut week — means another week with a 3DS exclusive in the UK top 10; we've now had quite a few consecutive weeks where that's been the case. Elsewhere,...


  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings Into the UK Top 10

    The 3DS is on a roll

    For many months there was little point in reporting the UKIE UK all-format charts, as Nintendo games rarely featured. That's changed in recent times, with the 3DS enjoying a surge of popular releases that have not only started strongly, but continue to perform well after week one. This week's latest entry is Donkey Kong...

  • News Nintendo UK Wants To Know Why You Love Your 3DS

    "3DSreasons" campaign hits YouTube and other social networks

    The 3DS is having a bumper 2013, with titles like Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigi's Mansion 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate thrilling fans all over the globe. However, killer software isn't the only reason to love Nintendo's popular portable —

  • News Capcom UK Cancels Resident Evil "Blood Swimming Pool" PR Stunt After Fatal Attack

    Bizarre promotional event pulled following suspected terrorist killing

    At the start of the month we reported that Capcom UK was planning a grisly and macabre PR stunt to mark the HD release of Resident Evil: Revelations. The plan was to fill a swimming pool with blood-coloured water and dismembered body parts, as well as employ "zombie" lifeguards...

  • News Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Is Super Effective in UK Charts

    Another strong 3DS debut

    In recent weeks there's been consistently good news for the 3DS in the UK, with titles occupying the top 10 of the all-format charts. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity continues that good form, coming in at number four in its first week. According to UKIE, this is the third best debut week performance for the...

  • News Nintendo Unleashed Tour Coming To 2013 MCM London Comic Con

    Wii U and 3DS titles playable on the show floor

    Nintendo UK has confirmed that it is bringing its popular Nintendo Unleashed tour to the forthcoming MCM London Comic Con, which is due to take place from 24th to the 26th May at the ExCel London. The largest comic and pop culture show in the UK, the MCM Comic Con will play host to a dedicated...

  • News Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City 3DS Stand Their Ground in UK Top 10

    Fire Emblem: Awakening still present but on its way out

    The latest UK Video Games Charts by UKIE for last week show that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins are still holding their own in the top 10 of the all-format results. Chase McCain's prequel adventure for 3DS finds itself at number eight for the third week...

  • News UK Mainstream Newspaper Declares 3DS The "Best Console Ever"

    Rare display of common sense from The Sun

    We're so used to seeing negative press for video games that it's a genuine shock when mainstream media outlets lavish praise on our beloved hobby. UK tabloid The Sun is a prime culprit when it comes to whipping the general public into a frenzy when it comes to gaming — it was one of the publications which...

  • News UK Retailer Asda Slashes Basic Wii U Bundle Price To £149

    Premium bundle now £199

    UK supermarket Asda has reduced the prices of its Wii U bundles for the second time this year. The Basic Wii U pack now costs £149 and the Premium


  • News UK Retro Gaming Event Gathers Steam Ahead Of May Launch

    A festival of vintage gaming

    If you're based in the UK and have a soft spot for the games of yesteryear then you might want to look into buying a ticket for Revival. The event — which is the successor to the popular Retro Fusion show — takes place on the weekend of May 18th / 19th at Wolverhampton Racecourse in the Midlands, and over a thousand...

  • News New Wii U Virtual Console Titles Confirmed By Nintendo UK

    Zelda: LttP, Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter II all incoming

    Nintendo UK has released a trailer which shows forthcoming Wii U Virtual Console releases, hinting that we can expect some more retro goodness very soon. The service launched last week in Europe, and has so far been graced with a pretty meagre selection of titles. The new trailer...

  • News Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Gathering Happening This Saturday in London

    Don't leave your 3DS in the item box

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has been available for a good month now and Wii U gamers from around the world have been meeting up online to track ferocious beasts down together. Of course, many have picked up the 3DS version which means they can't nip online to fight with others. That hasn't stopped one bunch of...

  • News Watch_Dogs Stalking Onto U.S. Wii U Consoles on 19th November, Europe on 21st November

    New trailer and details of four different special editions released

    Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch_Dogs will launch in the U.S. on 19th November, Europe on 21st November and in the UK on 22nd November. In terms of UK retail offerings, meanwhile, the game will be available in four (count 'em) different editions: Dedsec (UK exclusive), Vigilante...

  • Event Nintendo UK 3DS Showcase

    We sample the best 2013 has to offer

    Last week we were invited to a Nintendo 3DS showcase to get first-hand impressions of some of the upcoming releases in the next few months for Nintendo’s handheld, as well as a demo of the recently announced 3DS Zelda game. We've already previewed a number of these titles in detail from a similar event in San...

  • News Fresh Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Stock Arrives In The UK

    The hunt is back on

    Getting hold of a copy of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in the UK has been easier said than done since the game launched in March; the popularity of Capcom's beast-slaying epic has resulted in a situation where demand has far outstripped supply. Thankfully, Nintendo UK has gotten in touch with us this morning to confirm that the...

  • News Nintendo And GAME Hosting Multiplayer Mayhem Event This Weekend

    Don't forget your 3DS

    Nintendo is giving the 3DS a lot of love at the moment. Yesterday it dedicated an entire Nintendo Direct presentation to the handheld and today it's announced it will be joining forces with UK retailer GAME to hold a massive 3DS multiplayer event across the country this weekend. Multiplayer Mayhem will take place between 10am...

  • News Nintendo UK Launches The Legend Of Zelda Facebook Page

    Your face(book) is beaming!

    Nintendo UK has launched the official Legend of Zelda Facebook page — just in time for the announcement of a new instalment for the Nintendo 3DS. What remarkable timing! The page already has some images from the new game on it, and is sure to be filled with more Zelda-specific goodies as the months roll by. If you're...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Refuses to Get Scared Out of the UK Top 10

    No Wii U exclusives in the top 40

    Last week we were rather pleased to report that Luigi's Mansion 2 secured 5th place in the UK all-format chart for the second week running; maintaining a top 10 place beyond launch week is relatively rare for 3DS titles in the region. That was an excellent achievement, but even better news this week is that Luigi is...

  • News Vote For Mushrooms Or Bananas In Nintendo UK's Mario Kart 7 Community Race Night

    Takes place this Wednesday

    Nintendo UK's Mario Kart 7 Community Race Nights have been going from strength to strength, and for this week's event the company is giving fans the chance to answer that age-old question: which is better, the mushroom or the banana? By posting a comment on Nintendo UK's official Facebook page, you can influence the...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Spooks Its Way Into UK Top Ten

    LEGO City Undercover can't quite crack the case

    Last week saw two notable new releases on Nintendo platforms in the UK, with Luigi's Mansion 2 — known as Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon in some regions — hitting 3DS, and LEGO City Undercover landing on Wii U. Luigi's ghost-filled adventure enjoyed the best performance of the two, coming in at 5th...


  • News Monster Hunter And Price Cut Trigger Wii U Sales Spike In UK

    125 percent increase compared to previous week

    MCV has reported that Wii U hardware sales rose by 125 percent in the UK last week. The staggering leap is thought to have been caused by the UK launch of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as well as HMV's price reduction on the Premium bundle - a deal which represents a saving of £140. Were you one of the...

  • News UK Gamers Rate Wii As "Best Ever" Console

    2,000 GAME customers cast their vote

    A survey of GAME customers in the United Kingdom has revealed that the general public rates the Wii as the world's best ever console. The high street chain quizzed 2,000 of its customers to obtain the information, and the Wii claimed 15% of the total vote. The Super Nintendo was the next most popular Nintendo...

  • News Wii Mini Generating Little Interest in The UK

    Maybe the cold weather is putting people off...

    The Wii Mini emerged as a Canadian exclusive back in December and, relatively speaking, it did reasonably well - shifting 35,700 units between its launch and 31st January. This lead Nintendo to bring the bizarre little console to other markets - one of which was the UK, where it was rele

  • News Wii U UK Price Reaches New Low As HMV Slashes Premium Bundle Cost

    £199.99 bundle represents a £140 saving

    Embattled UK high street retailer HMV has reduced the price of the Wii U Premium bundle to just £199.99. The store is also throwing in a copy of Ubisoft's ZombiU for that price, which means buyers are making a saving of £140. This marks a new low for the Wii U's UK price, with retailers in the region...

  • News UK Price War Rages As Asda And Amazon Slice £50 Off Wii U Cost

    Basic and Premium bundles down to £199 and £249 respectively

    The cries for a Wii U price cut seem to have caused a reaction, as both and UK superstore Asda have knocked £50 off the price of both Wii U bundles. Asda — which is owned by US store Walmart — was the first to move, cutting the price of the Basic and Premium bundles...

  • News Future Confirms An Official Pokémon Magazine For The UK

    There'll be 13 issues a year

    This is going to be a big year for Pokémon, with the series making the big leap over to the 3DS in October with Pokémon X & Y. The new iteration is set to be a complete overhaul of what we're used to, with it evolving into a fully 3D environment rather than the fixed overhead viewpoint. In order to help people...


  • News Amazon UK Lists Wii Mini For £79.99

    ...after initially giving it a price of more than £100

    Nintendo has so far refused to stick a price on the Wii Mini — which is coming to the UK on March 22nd — which means it's up to retailers to come up with a figure. Amazon UK initially went with the rather obscure amount of £103.56, while rival online store ShopTo picked £84.85, which is...

  • News Wii Mini Is Hitting The UK On March 22nd

    Don't all rush out at once

    The Wii Mini — otherwise known as the hardware revision that nobody asked for — is coming to the UK on March 22nd. The system was launched last year as a Canadian exclusive, but we'd recently heard rumours that it was getting a wider release this year. A scaled-down edition of the original Wii console — which has...

  • Rumour Scribblenauts Unlimited UK Recall Due To Lack Of UK English

    You say tomato, I say tomato

    At the start of this month it was revealed that Scribblenauts Unlimited would be subject to a delay in Europe. We've not been given a solid reason for the delay, but a rumour has emerged which seems plausible. According to Nintendo Nation, a GAME customer was told by a store m

  • News Xbox 360 On Track To Surpass The Wii's UK Sales Record

    Nintendo's console set to lose its UK crown

    Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has topped 8 million consoles sold in the UK to date, and is now on track to surpass Nintendo Wii's sales record in the region. This would secure the system's position as the UK's number 1 selling console. But that incoming PlayStation announcement on February 20th could...

  • News UK Retailers Call For Wii U Price Cut And Fresh Approach From Nintendo

    “Wii U has not caught the public’s imagination yet”

    UK games trade publication MCV has spoken to a wide range of retailers and the general feeling seems to be that the system needs a price cut — as well as new games and better marketing — to turn its fortunes around. January marked the console's second month on sale in the UK, and it...

  • News Wii U Software Struggled For 2% of UK Market in January

    It can only get better

    While the early performance of Wii U, globally, can be argued as being anything ranging from a reasonable start to a disappointment, in general terms it's shifted some units and, lest we forget, performed better in its early days than competing systems did when they launched. It's struggled to hit the early heights of Wii, yet...

  • News Put Your Questions To The Producer Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    Answers will come in a special video in March

    Do you have any burning questions you'd like to put to the developers behind the forthcoming beast-slaying epic Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate? If the answer is yes then today's your lucky day - Nintendo UK is inviting fans to put their queries to producer Ryozo Tsujimoto, and the best questions will be...


  • News So, How Is The Wii U Doing In The UK?

    Could do better?

    Although those who have purchased the Wii U - us included - are perfectly happy with the system, experts and analysts want cold, hard numbers to prove how well a new piece of hardware is doing. And sadly, in the case of the Wii U, those figure are a little on the depressing side. Eurogamer has conduced its own investigation into...

  • News GAME Doubles Up On Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

    Get both the 3DS and Wii U versions for a slightly reduced price in the UK

    As you probably know, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is launching on two Nintendo systems this year - the 3DS and the Wii U. While the Wii U version offers online play, the 3DS edition has that all-important portable factor - something we can imagine is causing many potential...

  • News UK Retro Computer Museum Is Moving To Larger Premises

    Lend your support by donating to a noble cause

    We're big fans of the Retro Computer Museum here at Nintendo Life - we've covered the charity's events previously, and heartily support the aim of preserving working examples of classic systems that everyone can enjoy and interact with. The museum has been running for some time now and regularly...

  • News Wii U Advert Banned In The UK

    ASA concluded it was "misleading"

    A few weeks before Wii U launched in the UK, Nintendo ran an advert showing off a few of the new system's features. One of the elements displayed was the ability to switch the action from the television to the GamePad – the advert showed how a gamer allowed his girlfriend to watch TV while he happily played New...

  • News Blockbuster UK Joins HMV In Administration

    UK games retail suffers its second blow in the space of a week

    This week, HMV - the UK's last major high street entertainment retailer - slid into administration after suppliers declined to help the ailing chain, putting around 4,350 jobs at risk. The bad news for UK retail doesn't end there, however - Blockbuster UK has also announced its...

  • News UK Retailer HMV Set To Go Into Administration

    4,350 jobs at risk

    HMV is the latest high street casualty in the UK. The music, DVD and video game retailer is to appoint an administrator, putting around 4,350 jobs at risk. The company has been in a financial mess for more than a year now; in December share prices plummeted after it warned it could breach bank loan agreements. The retailer...

  • News Evidence Indicates Wii Fit Is Beneficial For Children With Movement Difficulties

    Some positive press attention for gaming, for a change

    A UK-based pilot study has uncovered evidence that using Wii Fit could aid the development of children with movement difficulties. The study is a collaboration between Sussex Community NHS Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and academics at Goldsmiths, University of London and Oxford...

  • News Zelda Symphony of the Goddess coming to the UK this year

    Have your big pouch ready!

    On 25th October 2011, Zelda fans across the UK - and from further afield too - flocked to the Hammersmith Apollo for a once in a lifetime experience. The Legend of Zelda series celebrated its 25th anniversary in style - and featured Eiji Aonuma, Zelda Williams and legendary Zelda theme composer Koji Kondo. And now, that...

  • News Avengers Assembling In The UK On 25th January


    Wii U has had quite a lot of third party support since its launch and no publisher has backed the system more than Ubisoft, which is releasing games left, right and centre. We already have the likes of exclusive ZombiU and multi-platform release Assassin's Creed III, Rayman Legends will be making an appearance in a few months, and now...

  • News UK Video Games Market Fell By 17.4% in 2012

    Big challenges for the industry

    The Entertainment Retailers Association has reported that in 2012 the UK video games market fell by 17.4%, including both physical and digital sales. In 2011 the whole video games market in the UK was worth £1.934 billion, in comparison to £1.598 billion in 2012. While digital sales did increase by 7.7% in 2012,...

  • News UK 007 Legends Wii U Release Now TBC 2013


    James Bond: 007 Legends has hardly had the most dignified of starts at retail. The game has received something of a critical mauling, and following its release the news hit that developer Eurocom had been closed down. Although the game was released in North America on 11th December, the UK release never happened. We approached Activision...


  • News Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK

    No games break into the top 40

    When Wii U launched in the UK last month its software struggled to make an immediate impact on the sales charts, with only Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U making into the all-format top 40 at 26th and 36th respectively. Considering only 40,000 Wii U systems were out there, it didn't appear too distressing...

  • News Job Losses Rock LostWinds Developer Frontier

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    LostWinds developer Frontier Developments has made 14 of its 233 staff redundant, Eurogamer has revealed. The Cambridge-based studio - which expanded its operations in North America earlier this year - is letting the staff go at 6pm on Friday 14th December - just 11 days before Christmas.

  • News Wii U Struggles to Make an Impact in the UK Software Charts

    Stock shortages or poor sales?

    When Wii U initially launched in the UK its system exclusive titles made a modest start in the all-format software charts, which was hardly surprising as only 40,000 units had been available for sale in its first week. This week's results, unfortunately, make slightly grim reading, with no Wii U exclusives making it...

  • News Nintendo UK Looking To Maintain Wii U Momentum

    Focus turns to Q1 2013

    It's fair to say the Wii U's launch has been a success, with the system selling out across the United States and shifting 40,000 units in the UK. Extra shipments are coming in thick and fast to meet the extreme demand that you'd expect for a new Nintendo console at Christmas time. Nobody really doubted that Wii U would be...

  • News Rayman Legends Release Date Confirmed For The UK

    Update: EMEA territories on 28th February, UK on 1st March

    It's been confirmed by Ubisoft that this title will actually arrive in the UK on 1st March, but in the other EMEA territories on 28th February. Original article One title that was noticeably absent from the Wii U launch in Europe was the graphically stunning Rayman Legends. Back in October...

  • News Wii U Premium Bundles Most Popular in UK Launch

    System memory and a bundled game matter, clearly

    The Wii U Premium Pack was by far the people's favourite in the UK over its launch weekend, proving to be the superior of the bundle bunch. The Premium 32GB bundle reportedly accounted for 60% of the Wii U's sales this past weekend, while the ZombiU package sold at 30%. That just leaves the Basic 8GB...


  • News People Are Already Queuing For The Wii U In London

    Dedicated fans show their appreciation for Nintendo

    Last week we reported that HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street would be hosting the UK's Wii U midnight launch, with the first 100 in the line getting a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Some more prizes and goody bags will be given away on the night too to mark the occasion. It comes as no...

  • News UK Retailers: Wii U Is Sold Out

    Allocation is all on pre-orders

    The Wii U has now launched in North America - as if you needed telling - and will emerge in the European market this coming Friday, 30th November. It's fair to say Nintendo fans in the UK, jealous of their North American counterparts, are chomping at the bit to get hold of their new console, but if you haven't got a...

  • News Wii U Demo Pods Being Installed In UK GAME Stores

    Hundreds of consoles sent out into the wild

    It can be quite difficult to really sell the concept of a new console with just words and advertising alone; this is something Nintendo has found with Wii, 3DS and now Wii U. The best way for people to get a feel for what a new console is like is for them to literally get their mitts on it; that's exactly...

  • News Premium Wii U Owners In The UK Need To Spend £62.50 To Receive £5 eShop Voucher

    Points mean prizes?

    One of the big draws for the Wii U Premium Pack is its reward scheme which allows users to gain money back on their eShop purchases. It was originally claimed that eShoppers would gain 10% back as a reward but it appears this is not the case - it’s a little bit less. Nintendo UK has revealed a little bit more information on...

  • News Naughty Nintendo Counterfeiter Sentenced To 32 Months In Jail

    Crime really doesn't pay

    Last month we reported that the ironically-named Justin Success Brooks was accused of selling thousands of counterfeit Wii, DS and DSi Nintendo games between 2009 and 2011 - pocketing himself up to £600,000 in the process - and that pleaded guilty to all charges. His court case was scheduled for November 9th, in which he...

  • News Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two Receives Collector's Edition Treatment On Wii

    Epic is the word you're looking for

    Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is due to release for the Wii on November 23rd, and fans can look forward to a special Collector's Edition of the game as well as the standard retail copy. UK retailer GAME has the exclusive on this bundle, which features a copy of the game, an 8GB Oswald-shaped USB stick...

  • News GAME Bracing Itself For Pre-Launch Wii U Sell Out In The UK

    White basic bundle already completely sold out on day one

    UK video games retailer GAME has revealed that it expects to sell out of its entire allocation of Wii U consoles before the launch day of 30th November rolls around, but has stated that all current pre-orders will be fulfilled on the day of release. Speaking to, a GAME...


  • News First UK Wii U Television Advertisement Breaks Cover

    Commercial break

    The first UK television advertisement for the new Wii U console aired tonight, shown in a commercial break during an episode of the TV series Homeland. Narrated by British comedian Adam Buxton, the advert did its best to show off the core features of Nintendo's new system, such as the GamePad's fancy touchscreen and the ability to...

  • News Counterfeit Nintendo Games Seller Faces Jail Term

    Made a small fortune pirating software

    Justin Success Brooks has been charged with selling counterfeit Nintendo games according to the Croydon Guardian. The 41 year-old's middle name proved to be innacurate as he was caught in an investigation supervised by Nintendo and the UK Interactive Entertainment association (UKIE). The two groups purchased...

  • Events Nintendo Gala at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

    Nintendo Life takes to the red carpet

    It was a big night at the 56th BFI London Film Festival on Monday, as the much-anticipated Nintendo Gala took place at Odeon West End in Leicester Square. Hundreds of film critics, movie experts and even games journalists descended upon the renowned movie theatre to attend the premiere of Wayne Blair’s The...

  • News Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices

    UK PR director bullish about 3DS' forthcoming Christmas war against mobile

    Nintendo UK's marketing and PR director Shelly Pearce has spoken to MCV about the upcoming war for wallets this Christmas, and has stated that the company is confident that its 'true' gaming systems will hold their own against devices like smartphones and tablets. When asked...


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