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News: Europe Is Getting White And Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL Consoles Before The Year Is Out

Europe Is Getting White And Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL Consoles Before The Year Is Out

Dreaming of a white Christmas

It seemed as if poor old Europe was on Nintendo's naughty list this year seeing as it has missed out on several limited edition 3DS XL consoles - like the Charizard and Animal Crossing models exclusive to Japan - but thankfully this is not the case as Nintendo has revealed two new colours will arrive in Europe just in...

News: You'll Need To Update Your Wii U To Play Wii Games

You'll Need To Update Your Wii U To Play Wii Games

This update is crucial

We are already aware that you'll need to update your Wii U fresh from the box to include key features such as Miiverse, Tvii, Wii U Chat and eShop. However, another very important feature in this update is Wii functionality. As you will no doubt be aware, the Wii U will have backwards compatibility with Nintendo's previous...

News: Hori Releasing Wii U Arcade Stick In The UK This December

Hori Releasing Wii U Arcade Stick In The UK This December

Not the prettiest, but will do the job

Last week it was revealed that Hori is releasing a Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition fight stick in Japan, alongside the Wii U's launch on 8th December. We were hoping that this would be available in the West, and today Nintendo Gamer confirmed that one will indeed be making its way to the UK; but sadly...

News: Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

Number-Crunching Reveals That Nintendo's Handheld Market Is "Stable"

3DS matching the sales performance of both the GBA and Nintendo DS

Lots of industry experts are arguing that the expansion of mobile phone and tablet gaming is having an impact on the fortunes of dedicated games consoles like the 3DS, but Gamasutra's Matt Matthews has taken a closer look at the figures and found that the truth is somewhat different...

Feature: The Making Of The PC Engine

The Making Of The PC Engine

With NEC's machine turning 25, we take a look back at the history of the Famicom's biggest rival

Western gamers tend to consider Nintendo and Sega as the two major players in the 16-bit war. On European and American soil this was certainly the case - the Super Nintendo and Mega Drive (Genesis to North American players) battled it out for...

News: Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Exclusive Chinese 3DS XL Models Revealed

Feast your eyes on these bad boys

Distributor of Nintendo products in China, iQue, have revealed 3 gorgeous 3DS XL models which will launch this December 2012 exclusively for the region. No price tag has been put on the models as of yet. Below you can check out the 3 models: Mario White, Mario Silver and Mario Red & Gold (Limited Edition),...

News: Hori Set To Release Wii U Arcade Stick At Launch

Hori Set To Release Wii U Arcade Stick At Launch

Fight 'em up arcade style

For all you fighting fanatics out there, Hori is going to release a Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition fight stick this December, alongside the Wii U launch in Japan. To use the stick it'll need to be plugged into a Wii Remote, simply like you would use a Classic Controller; it'll set you back ¥7980 (approximately...

News: French Firm Recycles SNES Consoles With a Unique Twist

French Firm Recycles SNES Consoles With a Unique Twist

What once was old is new again

We've got a saying here at Nintendo Life Towers: Old consoles don't die, they just go into storage. It's heartening to discover that French firm Lëkki feels the same way; the company is focused on taking existing retro hardware and making it new again with a fresh lick of paint - and we mean that literally. Lëkki...

News: Hurricane Sandy Forces Isaiah Triforce Johnson To Abandon Queue For Wii U

Hurricane Sandy Forces Isaiah Triforce Johnson To Abandon Queue For Wii U

Mother Nature takes no heed of hardware launch hype

We reported a few days ago that Isaiah Triforce Johnson was already queuing for his Wii U outside the Nintendo World Store in New York City, almost a month before the system was due to be released. Sadly, Johnson has had to abandon his vigil due to the incoming threat of Hurricane Sandy, which is...

News: Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Behold The Ungodly Union Of The Wii U Pro Controller And SNES Pad

Fusion frenzy

Australian store EB Games has listed a new controller for the Wii U which boasts SNES-style controls. Dubbed the Wii U Controller - SNES version, the design appears to be based on the standard Wii U Pro Controller, but with an additional helping of controls slapped in the middle. Although the image posted looks legit, the price...

News: Wii U Pro Controller Lasts 80 Hours On A Single Charge, Not Backwards Compatible

Wii U Pro Controller Lasts 80 Hours On A Single Charge, Not Backwards Compatible

Two steps forward, one step back

According to both Gamestop and Amazon, the Wii U Pro Controller is said to have a battery life of around 80 hours for a single charge. This is a drastic increase compared to the Wii U Gamepad controller, and for comparison, most PS3 controllers tend to last 20-25 hours. While this number hasn't been publicly annou

News: Take A Look At The Inside Of The Wii U

Take A Look At The Inside Of The Wii U

It's the inside that counts

Ever wondered what the inside of the Wii U looks like? As part of the Iwata Asks series, four Nintendo product developers and general managers sat down this week to discuss the engineering behind the Wii U, as well as how it differs to the Wii. There is an incredible amount of detail on the challenges and processes that...

News: Could This Be The Finished Wii U Interface?

Could This Be The Finished Wii U Interface?

Let's face it, it looks mighty fine

Wii U demo units have been set up in Nintendo World Store in New York City, where gamers will get the perfect chance to test out the upcoming console and what it has to offer. Not much information has been given about the Wii U eShop or the console's front-end interface, something we touched upon last week. It...

News: Japan Is Getting These Awesome Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Bundles

Japan Is Getting These Awesome Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Bundles

Bundles of joy

Nintendo has confirmed that it is releasing new 3DS XL hardware bundles in Japan, with Animal Crossing and New Super Mario Bros. 2 themed consoles expected to hit store shelves in November. At the start of November Nintendo will push the all-black 3DS XL onto store shelves for 18,900 yen ($240 / £150). That's just the console on its...