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

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

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

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...

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...