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News: Feast Your Eyes on Skyward Sword's Intro Movie

Feast Your Eyes on Skyward Sword's Intro Movie

For real this time

Nintendo has released the superb opening movie for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and it's sure to brighten up your weekend. The opening movie below needs no words to describe it: just watch it and know you'll be playing Link's next epic adventure in just over 40 days. If you've missed one of the many videos Nintendo's released for Zelda so far, catch them all over at our Legend..

News: Happy 122nd Birthday to Nintendo

Happy 122nd Birthday to Nintendo

An auspicious day

While this year is full of anniversary celebrations — Zelda, Super NES and much more — today is a particularly special day as it marks the 122nd birthday of Nintendo itself. As many will know, Nintendo started off producing so-called hanafuda cards often used for gambling. It was Fusijaro Yamauchi who opened a small wooden...

News: Nintendo DS Sales Figures Make Wii's Look Tiny

Nintendo DS Sales Figures Make Wii's Look Tiny

More big numbers

The Nintendo Annual Report Wii sales figures were impressive, weren't they? 86m Wii consoles sold with over 716m games sold as well. The DS sales figures dwarf those big numbers, though. Worldwide, the DS family of consoles — that's DS, DS Lite, DSi and DSi XL/LL of course — has shifted a massive 146.42m units. An estimated...

News: Nintendo's Annual Report Continues Incredible Wii Figures

Nintendo's Annual Report Continues Incredible Wii Figures

More corporate intrigue

It's a busy time at Nintendo following the company's first quarter results for this financial year, and it's also just released its annual report for the year just gone that contains lots and lots of numbers. While many of them won't mean anything to anyone without a head for figures, there are some phenomenal numbers in there for Wii gamers. To date, Nintendo has sold over..

News: 3DS Drops to $169.99 from 12th August

3DS Drops to $169.99 from 12th August

Hoping to stop the rot

Fresh from the announcement of the Japanese 3DS price drop we have news of the North American savings. From 12th August the machine will drop to $169.99, down from $249.99, a huge price drop that Nintendo hopes will set the console up for a profitable holiday season. If you've already picked up your machine, you're eligible...

News: Dedicated Gamer Aces Dragon Quest IX After 773 Hours

Dedicated Gamer Aces Dragon Quest IX After 773 Hours

100% complete. Wow.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies is one of the biggest games on DS, but you may not realise exactly how big until you read this. Committed player Steve Tolin has seen all there is to see in the Square Enix RPG: he's defeated every enemy type, grabbed every item and piece of clothing and found every Alchenomicon recipe too. He's finished all the downloadable quests..

News: Xenoblade Artwork and Screenshots Show a Lot of Heart

Xenoblade Artwork and Screenshots Show a Lot of Heart

Affinity mode featured

Having found itself at the centre of a huge operation revolving around its localisation, Xenoblade Chronicles certainly has a lot to prove, but judging from this artwork it's got no fears in that department. New screenshots from Nintendo show the game's party affinity system, showing how well members of your team like each...

News: Nintendo Directors Have Spent 285 Years Shaping the Industry

Nintendo Directors Have Spent 285 Years Shaping the Industry

EXP off the charts

Nintendo's joint position as the venerable grandfather of gaming and constant innovator is a combination of imagination, intelligence and experience, and the latter is something the company's guiding lights certainly are not short of. Nintendo's annual general meeting is coming up next week, and the company will be electing ten directors, a slight slimming down from its current..

News: Forget About Cards, Have an Augmented Reality Tattoo

Forget About Cards, Have an Augmented Reality Tattoo

Some think it's a good idea

You know those 3DS Augmented Reality T-shirts? Well, it seems someone (probably the not the only one) has taken things further and given himself an AR "card" that he'll have for the rest of his life. Going by the name of cranberryzero (CBZ), this gamer has gotten a forearm tattoo based on one of the 3DS AR cards, allowing him to make his Mii character pop out..

News: Over 2 Million Players Bought Mario's 25th Anniversary Game

Over 2 Million Players Bought Mario's 25th Anniversary Game

Joins a long list of million sellers

It may have just been a glorified Super NES game, but that didn't stop Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition from doing the business at retail, selling 2.24 million copies around the world since its release. Other Nintendo-published Wii titles hitting the million sales mark in the past twelve months were the lovable Kirby's Epic Yarn, Retro reboot party..

News: This Solatorobo Concept Artwork is Pretty, Stunning

This Solatorobo Concept Artwork is Pretty, Stunning

Screenshots look good too

We recently brought you the good news that Nintendo will release Solatorobo: Red the Hunter in Europe, but if the first fleeting glimpses of its furry robots didn't stir your interest this motherlode of concept art from Nintendo should seal the deal. Showing floating islands, flying robots and almost everything in between, the artwork shows the attention to detail that..

News: Look Out Fireplacing, You've Got Competition

Look Out Fireplacing, You've Got Competition

Let the flaming commence

Still recovering from all the thrills and spills of maintaining a virtual fire in Fireplacing on WiiWare? Well you might be in for a second thrilling instalment of fireplace action, as the ESRB has rated a new title: Cozy Fire. In this non-stop action adventure you must tend to virtual fireplaces and, in a first on the...

News: Japanese Retailer Sells Wii & Entire Games Catalogue Dirt Cheap

Japanese Retailer Sells Wii & Entire Games Catalogue Dirt Cheap

Although some will be second hand copies

Ever wondered what it would be like to own a console and every single game available for that system? Sankei News has reported that Japanese retailer Enterking will be making that a reality for someone as part of the fukubukuro tradition this New Year's. Fukubukuro is a custom in Japan where retailers offer mystery bags to customers, filled with random..

News: Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton Team Up on 3DS

Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton Team Up on 3DS

Dream match never ends! And so on

Get ready to pit your wits against two of the smartest characters ever to grace a Nintendo handheld: Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton are set to match up on 3DS. Officially called Professor VS Gyakuten Saiban, at the moment very little else is known, but it'll apparently be a combination of crime mystery and...

News: Nintendo Claims 1 in 3 UK Homes Owns a Wii

Nintendo Claims 1 in 3 UK Homes Owns a Wii

That's a lot of machines

Wii consoles may not be selling at quite the knock-out rate they were during their peak, but according to the latest Nintendo press release it's still passing mighty milestones, with a third of all UK households owning the machine. With government statistics putting the estimated number of UK households in the region of 26m, that means around 8.5m homes have a Wii sat under..

News: Brand New 3DS Screenshots For Your Eyes to Behold

Brand New 3DS Screenshots For Your Eyes to Behold

Ocarina, Paper Mario, StarFox, PilotWings and more!

Information is great, but if a picture speaks a thousand words then we have several novels' worth of words for you to digest with brand new screenshots of 3DS games. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Paper Mario, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Steel Diver,

News: See 3DS's Menu, Mii Creator and More in Motion

See 3DS's Menu, Mii Creator and More in Motion

Video shows off new features

So far Nintendo has announced the Virtual Console for 3DS as well as the ability to transfer DSiWare to 3DS, but it has a few more things to show off. This video shows the console's Mii Creator in more detail, with a photo used to create the basis of your Mii character. It also delves a little deeper into the Tag Mode...

News: Virtual Handheld Confirmed for 3DS

Virtual Handheld Confirmed for 3DS

Not a joke this time

For years, gamers have been clamouring for a VIrtual Console-style system for the DS, allowing them to download and play their favourite GameBoy titles. You just have to read the comments on this spoof article to know how keenly awaited the service was. Now, with the 3DS, Nintendo has answered your calls, as it's announced it's...