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News: Future Confirms An Official Pokémon Magazine For The UK

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avengers Assembling In The UK On 25th January

Marvellous?

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

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: Wii U Games Struggling At Retail In The UK

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...