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News: Wii U Becomes Profitable With One Game Sale

Wii U Becomes Profitable With One Game Sale

Buy a game, make Mario say wahoo!

It was confirmed in late October that Wii U will be sold at a loss, which gave the retail price some context and perhaps made some supporters nervous about the financial impact on the company. According to comments from Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime, however, the loss on each console is evidently small...

News: First Image of Wii U eShop Surfaces

First Image of Wii U eShop Surfaces

Mario and Luigi have never looked better

While Nintendo has been keeping the Wii U's download retail system under wraps, the first picture of the console's eShop has now been released on Nintendo of Japan's website. The lone image shows off the system's interface, which looks similar to the 3DS' online storefront, and Nintendo is also promising...

Developer Interview: Pwnee Studios Talks About Cloudberry Kingdom and Wii U

Pwnee Studios Talks About Cloudberry Kingdom and Wii U

"We have learnt to expect bizarre events"

With all of the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of the Wii U console and its retail launch titles, it’s easy to forget the assortment of potentially fantastic Wii U eShop titles also heading our way. One of which is Cloudberry Kingdom, a platformer which promises to supply the gamer with...

News: Nintendo Download Sales Increase With 3DS

Nintendo Download Sales Increase With 3DS

Online connectivity rate also on the rise

With plenty of information coming out of Nintendo's recent financial results and briefings, one particularly positive outcome is confirmation that the company's download sales are increasing for the first time since 2010. Considering the fact that Wii and DSi are on the decline due to newer systems, the...

News: North American Nintendo Direct To Air on 25th October

North American Nintendo Direct To Air on 25th October

Come and spend some time with Reggie

It might be a little late for the announcement, but Nintendo of America has announced a new Nintendo Direct broadcast, which is set to air tomorrow at 7am Pacific / 9am Central / 10am Eastern / 3pm British Standard and 4pm Central European time. As posted on its Facebook page, the stream will focus on upcoming...

News: Nintendo Issues a Statement on Its Foxconn Under-Age Workers Investigation

Nintendo Issues a Statement on Its Foxconn Under-Age Workers Investigation

Confirms violation and further on-site inspections

Last week there was some unpleasant news that Nintendo was forced to confront, with the revelations that manufacturing partner Foxconn employed under-age interns to manufacture Wii U. Foxconn accepted responsibility and admitted that under-age employees had been hired and subsequently released,...

Talking Point: The Message in "I'm Not a Gamer" Commercials

The Message in "I'm Not a Gamer" Commercials

Word-play, or hiding from being a gamer?

A little over a month ago we mentioned a new series of commercials that Nintendo was planning to run, which it described as the "Play As You Are" campaign. The goal of these adverts was to show "how all kinds of women and young girls can explore their interests and express their individuality using the...

News: Nintendo Cuts Profit Projections After Half-Year Results

Nintendo Cuts Profit Projections After Half-Year Results

Losses continue to fall despite weaker than expected 3DS sales

Despite all of the hype and excitement currently around Nintendo and the upcoming launch of Wii U, in addition to its efforts to improve its download platforms and more, the company's been working against a backdrop of difficult financial results. Earlier this year Nintendo had to report...

News: 5th Cell Explains Lack Of Nintendo Characters In 3DS Scribblenauts

5th Cell Explains Lack Of Nintendo Characters In 3DS Scribblenauts

It all comes down to 'timing'

Just yesterday, Warner Bros. Interactive announced that a handful of characters from the Mario and Legend of Zelda series will be featured in the upcoming Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited. However, the 3DS version of the game won't be getting in on the action. While an official explanation for this discrepancy...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Focus on the 3DS eShop

Nintendo's Focus on the 3DS eShop

Gaming on a budget

This week’s European Nintendo Direct prompted the usual range of predictions before the event, ranging from optimistic but unlikely hopes to pessimism and predictability. What Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata gave us, surprisingly, was a broadcast heavy with eShop exclusives, some new and surprising and others with...

Rumour: Kid Icarus Planning a Wii U Uprising?

Kid Icarus Planning a Wii U Uprising?

Too good to be true? Not according to Amazon

While Kid Icarus: Uprising lead designer Masahiro Sakurai has stated that he has no plans to make a sequel , it looks like a console port may be in the works, depending on how optimistic you happen to be. Earlier today, Amazon France put up a listing for Kid Icarus: Uprising, except the game is being...

News: Nintendo Shares Two Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Demo Puzzles

Nintendo Shares Two Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Demo Puzzles

"Just a dash of puzzle solving here"

Have you ever found yourself in that situation when a nearby clown is tangled in balloon strings, and you have to free him in precisely three moves? Well our good friend Hershel Layton is here to help with his latest puzzle-solving adventure, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To get you in the mood for the...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto: Mario and Luigi Don't Have Last Names

Shigeru Miyamoto: Mario and Luigi Don't Have Last Names

So stop saying he's called Mario Mario

When it comes to Mario, Nintendo's number one icon, there are plenty of myths and stories that can be debated by gamers until the moo moo cows come home. One of these, thanks to the Super Mario Bros. movie that wasn't particularly good, is that Mario and Luigi's last name is actually Mario, meaning that the...