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News: Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Just Dance And Skylanders Wii U Bundles Coming To Australia And New Zealand

Mario & Luigi Premium Pack also on the way Down Under

Australia and New Zealand may have missed out on the limited edition Zelda-themed Wii U bundle, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Nintendo Australia has today announced it will bulk up its Wii U offerings with two new value packs - just in time for the holiday period. Consumers who...

News: Nintendo Provides Reassurances on Wii Availability This Holiday Season

Nintendo Provides Reassurances on Wii Availability This Holiday Season

What happens once sold out, though?

This week came confirmation from Nintendo Japan that it's ceasing production of the Wii, suggesting that the end is nigh for the system. Of course, in territories such as Europe and North America there's been data — during the Wii U's quietest months — placing the last-gen little box of wonders only narrowly...

News: Mario & Luigi Premium Wii U Bundle Confirmed For North American Release

Mario & Luigi Premium Wii U Bundle Confirmed For North American Release

Retail price of $299.99, available November 1st

Nintendo of America has confirmed that the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack which was recently confirmed for Europe is also getting a release state-side. The bundle — which comprises of a 32GB Wii U with New Super Mario U and New Super Luigi U on a single disc — launches November 1st and will retail...

Soapbox: The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, Before The Console Industry Promptly Forgot Its Lessons

The Wii Changed The Face of Gaming, Before The Console Industry Promptly Forgot Its Lessons

Tom Whitehead believes that the Wii's good work has, in part, been wasted

This week the Nintendo Japan website updated the status of Wii production, officially bringing it to an end. We'd previously argued that Nintendo could have ruled the micro console market with Wii and the company, potentially, missed a trick; it seems to be a decision made...

News: Repairing a 2DS Screen Costs $65 Plus Shipping in North America

Repairing a 2DS Screen Costs $65 Plus Shipping in North America

That's half a new 2DS

The 2DS, as its design suggests, is a tough little unit designed to survive the rigours of clumsy young hands — as we put it in our Nintendo 2DS review, "this thing can take a hit". Of course, it's not indestructible, and even without the break-ready 3DS hinge and regardless of its tough plastic back, it still has two...

News: Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

Nintendo Announces Luigi and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Models

New Zelda title to have reversible cover, too

While we often bemoan the absence of some particularly snazzy 3DS hardware designs in the West, we today have some happy news to share. The previously Japan-only Luigi 3DS XL model is coming to Europe on 1st November, and a special The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL is also being...

News: Nintendo Confirms Three New Wii U Hardware Bundles for Europe

Nintendo Confirms Three New Wii U Hardware Bundles for Europe

Mario and Luigi, Wii Party U and Just Dance offerings

We've had plenty of speculation in recent times regarding Wii U bundles, as it's seemed inevitable that Nintendo will boost the value of its offerings with packed-in options to cater to various audiences. Nintendo of Europe has today stepped forward with its own offers, all set to arrive in...

Guide: How To Capture Video And Screenshots From Your 3DS

How To Capture Video And Screenshots From Your 3DS

Turn your handheld into a multimedia star

As the next generation of home consoles looms over us, the topic of video sharing is becoming ever more important. Both the PS4 and Xbox One will offer the ability to record and upload your gaming performances so others can appraise them online, which will surely lead to an explosion of self-made clips on...

Parent Trap: Nintendo 2DS Family Stress Test

Nintendo 2DS Family Stress Test

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson takes a look at the 2DS

With the 2DS fast approaching I've had some hands on time with the device. Rather than waxing lyrical over the perfectly crafted design (or indeed bemoaning the cheese-like profile) I wanted to put the console to the test in a real family setting. So I set-up another of my time-lapse battery...

News: We Opened Up The Nintendo 2DS And Found A 1300mAh Battery Inside

We Opened Up The Nintendo 2DS And Found A 1300mAh Battery Inside

Same as the original 3DS model

We've been spending a lot of quality time with Nintendo's new 2DS console, and one of the first questions people have about the machine is how the battery life shapes up when compared to the 3DS and 3DS XL. Family Gamer's Andy Robertson will be answering that question in more detail as part of his Parent Trap blog on...

Feature: Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The Biggest Selling Handheld This Christmas

Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The Biggest Selling Handheld This Christmas

Forget the jokes, we think Nintendo has a hit on its hands

When Nintendo announced the 2DS a short time ago, the internet was almost united in its level of befuddlement. Why remove the one thing the original system was sold on: its ability to display 3D images without the need for special glasses? It seemed like a backwards step for Nintendo and...