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News: GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

Boxed discs appear to be making a comeback

As some have predicted the imminent demise of retail gaming outlets, brought on by an era of new restrictions on game sharing and the used games market, US retailer GameStop has drawn a course full sail in the opposite direction. A new report by Games Industry reveals that the US gaming giant actually...

News: Nintendo of Europe Launches Free Super Mario 3D Land Promotion for New 3DS Owners

Nintendo of Europe Launches Free Super Mario 3D Land Promotion for New 3DS Owners

Great for newcomers

Nintendo of Europe has today announced a promotion to encourage new 3DS owners to register their systems, buy a game and — by extension — perhaps get a taste for Wii U-exclusive Super Mario 3D World. It's been announced that those that register a new 3DS or 3DS XL — and one of 15 games — on Club Nintendo between 27th...

News: Ubisoft Launches Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App

Ubisoft Launches Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Companion App

Compatible with the Wii U version

Ubisoft has launched a companion app for its most recent entry in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. The app is available for download on both iOS and Android devices, giving gamers a more immersive experience in Edward Kenway's Caribbean adventure. The second screen has many features...

Hardware Review: Gametech Neo Fami

Gametech Neo Fami

The Famicom Clone To Rule Them All?

The concept of clone retro hardware isn't anything new — in fact, we've already covered the likes of the Retro Duo V2, RetroN 3 and SupaBoy here on Nintendo Life — but as time goes on these cheap and cheerful systems are becoming more and more desirable. Older machines are either failing as

News: The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

The Combined 2DS and Pokémon X & Y Launch Was Planned to Provide "Entry-Level Product"

Not a quick fix or retreat from 3D visuals in future projects

When the 2DS was revealed it was met, by some at least, with derisive snorts and incredulity. Despite its clear target audience, demonstrated perfectly by its co-ordinated launch with Pokémon X & Y, there was — and still is, probably — a line of argument that said it was a...

News: The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

The Wii Mini Will Arrive in the U.S. in November

Includes a copy of Mario Kart Wii and will cost $99

Back in December 2012 we imported a Wii Mini from Canada — before it was confirmed for Europe — and gave our assessment in a hardware review. Here's what we said in summary: The Wii Mini is, as we were largely aware - a scaled-down version of Nintendo's best-selling system. The lack of...

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...