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News: 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secures Home Console Crown

3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secures Home Console Crown

Put away the champagne, the numbers are still low

It's time for the weekly Japanese Media Create results, and they bring a couple of notable headlines this week. We see a boost for Wii U ahead of the 29th May launch — it's a day earlier in Japan — of Mario Kart 8, while Level-5's latest success story keeps on going. The software charts see...

Weirdness: When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

When PR Stunts Go Wrong - Watch Dogs

Anonymous package caused office evacuation and bomb disposal call

Wii U owners may not be able to play Watch Dogs this week, but that doesn't mean Nintendo gamers shouldn't follow Ubisoft's release with some interest — it is apparently still coming to Nintendo's system this year, remember. We can also get a laugh from bonkers PR moves that have...

Mario Kart Month: A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: Mighty Mushroom

A Brief History Of Mario Kart Item Evolution: Mighty Mushroom

There’s a shroom for every occasion

You wouldn’t normally associate a mushroom with speed, but just look at Toad with his white and red polka dot head – he’s always zipping about. Clearly he’s got a need for speed after excessive use of the mighty mushroom out on the track. Actually, it’s hard to imagine what’s even under that...

News: Pullblox/Fallblox Sequel Coming to Wii U eShop in Japan on 19th June

Pullblox/Fallblox Sequel Coming to Wii U eShop in Japan on 19th June

Right outta nowhere

According to a newly found addition to Nintendo of Japan's official website, a Wii U sequel to the Intelligent Systems-developed Pullblox (known as Pushmo in North America) and Fallblox (known as Crashmo in North America) translated as Pushmo/Pullblox World is coming to Japan on 19th June this year. The site is in Japanese, so...

Video: Nintendo Shows Off Photos With Mario in New Trailer

Nintendo Shows Off Photos With Mario in New Trailer

Have a Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel video, as a bonus

Earlier this week we told you about the launch of the official Photos With Mario website, with some tongue-in-cheek comments about Nintendo of America finally remembering that it had released the download in the US. The rather nice web page has demonstration videos, attractive design and details...

News: Spiffy Mario Kart 8 T-Shirts Arriving 29th May on Club Nintendo Japan

Spiffy Mario Kart 8 T-Shirts Arriving 29th May on Club Nintendo Japan

Get ready to be jealous

A special edition Mario Kart 8 T-shirt will be making its way to Club Nintendo Japan alongside the game on 29th May. The shirts will cost 600 points and, as you can see, feature nifty silhouettes of twelve playable characters on the front and a small tire graphic on the back. They come in both medium and large sizes and are...

Video: These Mario Kart 8 Players Are Getting Rather Immersed in the Experience

These Mario Kart 8 Players Are Getting Rather Immersed in the Experience

Two fresh commercials emerge

Nintendo has released quite a variety of commercials so far for Mario Kart 8, ranging from straight-up gameplay sequences to a quirky series that recreated items and features in a fictional real-world wacky lab. Two fresh commercials go for a mix of both ideas, while also showing off the game's local multiplayer selling...

Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Arrive This Week

A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Arrive This Week

How will you spend your cash?

A gaming year is often summed up by crowded, high-profile release windows, typically in November as Holiday shopping and Black Friday insanity sweep stores in multiple territories. While this week isn't quite on that scale, it does see the rather brilliant Mario Kart 8 on Wii U go up against Watch Dogs on, well,...

Interview: Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuki, On Key Features of the Wii U's Blockbuster Release

Mario Kart 8 Director, Kosuke Yabuki, On Key Features of the Wii U's Blockbuster Release

"Not ruling out the possibility" of a Smash Bros. roster approach in future

For Wii U owners this week is about one game, Mario Kart 8. A new arrival in the franchise is always an exciting occasion, and in some respects this entry takes the series forward in more ways than its predecessors — it brings HD visuals to the franchise for the first...

Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Nine

A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Nine

Assist Trophy Capsule! Mirrored characters! Ike! More!

E3 creeps ever closer, which should mean more information on Super Smash Bros. isn't far away. The past week was actually fairly eventful for the titles, however, with loose comments from Nintendo's French division suggesting that the Wii U version will utilise the NFC Figurine Platform, with...

Review: Fit Music for Wii U (Wii U)

Fit Music for Wii U (Wii U)

Fit dance the blues

Losing weight and getting active isn't always an easy task. The motivation, patience and willpower it takes to make a healthy lifestyle change is one that many find daunting, and so there is an entire industry built around making the idea more palatable. Using games consoles to try and get you up off the couch may seem like an...