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News: Blue Wii Heads Down Under with Donkey Kong In Tow

Blue Wii Heads Down Under with Donkey Kong In Tow

Hide the bananas

The reconfigured Wii console continues to spread its roots around the world, with Australia due to receive the blue machine on 3rd November. Whereas Europe gets the new colour with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Australian bundle comes with Donkey Kong Country Returns instead, and all for $198 AUS. It's...

News: 3DS Posts Second Month of Sales Growth in United States

3DS Posts Second Month of Sales Growth in United States

Zelda first to break 500,000

The much-publicised 3DS price cut on 12th August seems to be doing the trick, as Nintendo reports the console's sales have grown month-on-month since the snip. In September Nintendo sold over 260,000 units of the console, an increase over the previous month when 235,000 3DS consoles were sold. Since the price drop,...

News: Australia, You Get the Reconfigured Wii Console Too

Australia, You Get the Reconfigured Wii Console Too

Everybody's happy

The Wii-without-GameCube-bits — still marginally shorter than its official title, "newly reconfigured Wii" — is coming to Europe in various colourful bundles, and a black Mario pack in North America. Australian shoppers who fancy getting in on the Wii action will also get chance to buy the console in the coming months, Nintendo Australia has confirmed. The console..

News: Nintendo Japan Unveils Ice White 3DS Console

Nintendo Japan Unveils Ice White 3DS Console

Out 3rd November

It seems the 3DS console's range of colours is growing out of control: no sooner has Nintendo announced the Misty Pink 3DS for Japan, it's come out and announced another new colour — Ice White. The colour harks back to the Game Boy Advance's classic Arctic White scheme, of course, but boasts the familiar black surround for the 3DS...

News: Club Nintendo Offers Collectible Handheld History Cards

Club Nintendo Offers Collectible Handheld History Cards

Know your roots

We've recently been diving into the history of Nintendo, and now Nintendo itself wants its fans to have a bit of a history lesson, releasing some new collectible cards for North American Club Nintendo users. The 12 hand-drawn cards detail over 30 years of handheld systems, from the Game & Watch up to the 3DS. They even come in a cute little pouch for those times you absolutely,..

News: 3DS Reclaims Top Spot in Japan

3DS Reclaims Top Spot in Japan

A return to form

There's been some positive news for Nintendo in Japan with the 3DS reclaiming top spot in the Hardware charts, according to Media Create weekly sales charts. The 3DS sold 58,837 units to seize the crown, an increase on the previous week: with no major new releases on the handheld last week it is a reasonably impressive showing. It could be argued that the modest bump in sales is a..

News: Europe Joins the Red 3DS Ranks on 30th September

Europe Joins the Red 3DS Ranks on 30th September

You won't be left out

Here's a little slice of information you may have missed in all the Monster Hunter 4 excitement: the red 3DS is winging its way to Europe at the end of the month. The newly-rechristened Metallic Red console launches on 30th September, in honour of Nintendo having sold one million 3DS consoles since its launch in March, according to the company's sell-through estimates. Are you..

News: 3DS Sales Jump 260 Percent in US After Price Drop

3DS Sales Jump 260 Percent in US After Price Drop

Jumps to second place

The much talked-about 3DS price drop had the desired effect in the United States, helping to shift 235,000 units of the machine in August. Of those sales, 185,000 machines sold after the price drop on 12th August, a 260% increase on the same period in the July. The upped sales were enough to take it to second place in the...

News: Flame Red 3DS Heats Up Australia from 22nd September

Flame Red 3DS Heats Up Australia from 22nd September

Just Europe left

Brace yourself Australia: you're getting a new 3DS colour in three weeks. The Flame Red machine heads Down Under on 22nd September, retailing for $AU249.95. It follows the red console's North American launch on 9th September and its Japanese appearance back in July. Europe is still waiting information from Nintendo but it seems likely we'll hear soon. Of course, as soon as we hear..

News: Could the Wii U Controller Do Full Body-Tracking?

Could the Wii U Controller Do Full Body-Tracking?

Miyamoto drops an intriguing hint

Nintendo of Europe has just published the Iwata Asks Wii U discussion first made available just after E3, and while it's the same discussion as before something intriguing stood out on a second reading. Shigeru Miyamoto touches on Wii Fit's future when enhanced by the new controller. Although the original created...

News: New Wii Design Could Go As Low as £80

New Wii Design Could Go As Low as £80

Retailers gear up for Christmas

The new look Wii is coming to Europe, and comes with Wii Sports and Wii Party but no GameCube support. It's now come to light that Nintendo isn't expected to drastically reduce the console's trade price, but that retailers may still drop the machine to as low as £79.99 in the run-up to Christmas. A Nintendo...

News: Rhythm Heaven Wii & 3DS Take Japan Chart Top Spots

Rhythm Heaven Wii & 3DS Take Japan Chart Top Spots

A good week

Last week 3DS sales leapt in Japan after the console dropped from 25,000 Yen to 15,000 Yen, and it's still ruling the roost this week according to Media Create's figures. The console sold 105,639 units to sit pretty at the top of the chart, outselling all other consoles combined. It was still a sharp decline from the previous week though, when Nintendo shifted nearly 200,000 consoles..

Rumour: Nintendo Preparing Dual Analogue 3DS Revamp

Nintendo Preparing Dual Analogue 3DS Revamp

Add-on for current consoles too

French site 01net has sparked up another intense round of rumour milling with its latest rumour that Nintendo is currently preparing to unveil a new design of the Nintendo 3DS. 01net's anonymous source claims the company will show off a new version of the console that downplays the 3D aspects and introduces a second...

News: New Wii is No Smaller Than Before

New Wii is No Smaller Than Before

Just cheaper

The new look Wii console will lose GameCube compatibility, which prompted some to presume the console will be more compact, but Nintendo has revealed the console is exactly the same size as its predecessor. The Nintendo website listed the box contents, and specifically states: The newly configured Wii console retains the same physical...

News: Wii Owners Encounter Xenoblade Disc Read Errors

Wii Owners Encounter Xenoblade Disc Read Errors

Not a good start

Xenoblade Chronicles released across the UK and Europe today, but some Wii owners are reporting difficulty getting their consoles to recognise the game. Our own Marcel van Duyn has reported disc read errors when attempting to load the game, despite the console only being newly replaced by Nintendo after the notorious Super Smash...

News: Current Wii Model to be Discontinued

Current Wii Model to be Discontinued

Wave goodbye to your GameCube ports, forever.

Earlier today Nintendo announced that a new Wii design would be available before Christmas in the UK and Europe. Part of the redesign was to lose GameCube support including both the backwards compatibility to play GameCube games and use of the GameCube controllers for Wii titles. Nintendo has now...

News: First Photo of New Look Wii Console

First Photo of New Look Wii Console

Not really much different

Anyone expecting a huge change for the upcoming Wii redesign might be disappointed that the console has only undergone a slight alteration, as Eurogamer's first image proves. The console's box art shows the machine lying horizontal for the first time on a Wii hardware box, with the console logo displayed on the front too...

News: New Look Wii Released This Christmas

New Look Wii Released This Christmas

Backwards compatibility for Gamecube cut

Nintendo will release a new-look Wii console in the UK this Christmas, reports Official Nintendo Magazine. The console will be part of a new package that includes Wii Party and Wii Sports, and will be a white Wii slightly redesigned to sit horizontally rather than vertically. Nintendo has also revealed it'll...

News: Wii U Controller Patent Reveals Interesting Features

Wii U Controller Patent Reveals Interesting Features

Fingers crossed for a mini George Foreman grill

At this stage in the game, Nintendo has officially revealed relatively little about the specifics behind the upcoming Wii U and its controller technology. Apart from the standard features one would come to expect from any brand of console controller, we know the Wii U's will also sport a 6.2-inch touch...