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News: Mario Tennis Takes Second in Japanese Charts

Mario Tennis Takes Second in Japanese Charts

3DS on top, again

The most recent Media Create results for the Japanese charts are in, and Nintendo can be quite pleased with the outcome. The software results are slightly less impressive than normal due to a glut of new releases on other platforms, though Mario Tennis Open made a solid debut at number two, coming in behind Capcom's Dragon's Dogma...

News: Go To Mensa Academy to Train Your Brain

Go To Mensa Academy to Train Your Brain

On its way to PAL regions

The Brain Training series has been big business for Nintendo, and has therefore seen rival titles emerge to compete for our brain time. The latest to enter the fray is Square Enix — collaborating with IQ specialists Mensa — to try and help us make the most of our grey matter. Mensa Academy is set to arrive in Europe...

News: Mario Tennis Open Just Misses UK Top Ten

Mario Tennis Open Just Misses UK Top Ten

Top of the 3DS chart, though

Mario Tennis Open has arrived in time for the summer season of tennis grand slams and typical summer delights such as strawberries and cream and, of course, sunburn. With some interesting 3DS titles on the way in the next couple of months that could be described as 'core' games, to put it crudely, Mario's tennis outing...

News: We May Yet See Inazuma Eleven Strikers in Europe

We May Yet See Inazuma Eleven Strikers in Europe

Better late than never

Europe's got two Inazuma Eleven games for DS but not the Wii entry Inazuma Eleven Strikers that came out in Japan in July 2011. Well, never say never, as Level-5's registered a trademark for the game in Europe. The Wii version follows the DS game's lead by blending football with RPG elements, but naturally with polygon...

News: Natsume Teases Announcement of 'Celebration' Game

Natsume Teases Announcement of 'Celebration' Game

What could it be?

While some publishers or developers like to tease with vague images or high-production trailers, others do it the old-fashioned way — with hints to puzzle our gaming minds. Natsume, publisher of recent titles such as Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns and Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove, along with a significant number of titles...

News: LEGO Batman 2 Trailer Comes Down Like a Ton of Bricks

LEGO Batman 2 Trailer Comes Down Like a Ton of Bricks

Visit Gotham City

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for Wii and its 3DS counterpart are out in a month, which is more than enough time to watch this new trailer showing its open-world take on Bruce Wayne's home city. It's got all the things you'd want from a LEGO DC trailer — The Flash running fast, The Joker laughing maniacally and a pie calling on...

News: Nintendo Still Top of Japanese Charts Despite Sales Drop

Nintendo Still Top of Japanese Charts Despite Sales Drop

Not a golden week

Last week was a major holiday in Japan, and the Japanese charts brought golden results for Nintendo. This week brings more of the same in terms of chart positions, but it seems that all games and platforms have endured a major dip in sales after all of that holiday splurging. As reported by Andriasang, Mario Party 9 retains top...

News: FIFA 13 in Development for Wii U

FIFA 13 in Development for Wii U

Also on 3DS and Wii

It's another year, so that means another FIFA game from EA Sports, an annual tradition that's never missed. The developer recently hosted a big reveal of features that will be new to this year's entry: Complete Dribbling will allow greater skill on the ball, First Touch Control will make the initial touch from a player more...

News: Ben 10 and Friends Join Wii U Line-Up

Ben 10 and Friends Join Wii U Line-Up

Omniverse us

The Wii U announcements are coming thick and fast these days. Last week it was Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth and Cloudberry Kingdom; this week it's Ben 10: Omniverse. D3Publisher's next outing for the boy with multiple personalities will reach every current Nintendo format later this year, with development on the home console...

News: Wii Pikmin 2 Hits North America on 10th June for $19.99

Wii Pikmin 2 Hits North America on 10th June for $19.99

Among other price drops

The long-awaited Pikmin 2 on Wii reaches North America on 10th June for $19.99. Dropping the New Play Control! monicker, the enhanced romp launches as part of the Nintendo Selects range. It'll be joined by another Wii-enhanced remake, Mario Power Tennis, coming to Nintendo Selects for the first time. There are other price...

Feature: Staff Memories of the Wii Launch

Staff Memories of the Wii Launch

Being part of the Revolution

As E3 2012 and a Wii U bonanza looms ever closer, we're currently in the middle of a series of features that explore previous Nintendo console launches. We've already written about the magic of console launches, while editor James Newton was joined by Joe Walker in our most recent podcast, When We Were Excited About...

News: Xenoblade and Kid Icarus Missing from NPD's April Chart

Xenoblade and Kid Icarus Missing from NPD's April Chart

For different reasons

The NPD Group has published its list of best-sellers across the United States for April, but two of Nintendo's biggest titles are nowhere to be seen. Xenoblade Chronicles' exclusivity deal with GameStop meant it wasn't eligible for the top ten. Before the official chart analysts from PiperJaffray had predicted the...

News: Japanese Charts Bring Golden Results for Nintendo

Japanese Charts Bring Golden Results for Nintendo

Holiday week brings extra sales

It's time for the weekly Japanese charts update, and if you've been reading these articles for the past couple of months you'll already know the story: Nintendo dominates sales in its homeland. The company's performance around the world may be a mixed bag at present, but results in Japan rarely let Satoru Iwata and...

News: Mario Kart Wii Races Back into UK Charts

Mario Kart Wii Races Back into UK Charts

Olympics still top of the podium

The UK software chart hasn't been the most eventful or successful arena for Nintendo games recently, with 3DS and particularly Wii titles making only modest appearances. That trend continues this week, with the latest results from UKIE now available. Once again the highest flyer is Mario & Sonic at the London...

Podcast: Episode 23 - When We Were Excited About Wii

Episode 23 - When We Were Excited About Wii

Kappa and the captain talk Wii

After looking back at the magic of console launches we decided to hone in the last Nintendo home console launch back in 2006: the good old Wii. What better way to relive those halcyon days than with the return of the Nintendo Life podcast? NL editor and podcast host James Newton is joined by writer Joe Walker for a...

News: Mario Party 9 has Sales to Celebrate in the Japanese Chart

Mario Party 9 has Sales to Celebrate in the Japanese Chart

3DS still having a good time

Although it's been available in PAL regions and North America since March, Mario Party 9 has only just been released in Japan. The Media Create charts, as reported by Andriasang, report that it sold 152,883 copies in its debut week, earning it second place in the charts behind the PS3 version of Resident Evil: Operation...