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

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

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: Talented Artist Transforms Humble UK Town Into Epic Zelda Map

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: 3DS UK Market Share Stood At 26% In May

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

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

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

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

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: Nintendo Unleashed Tour Coming To 2013 MCM London Comic Con

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: UK Mainstream Newspaper Declares 3DS The "Best Console Ever"

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 Retro Gaming Event Gathers Steam Ahead Of May Launch

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: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Gathering Happening This Saturday in London

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...