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News: Super Mario Galaxy Is Eurogamer's Game of the Generation

Super Mario Galaxy Is Eurogamer's Game of the Generation

It's not a Golden Joystick, but it'll do

Over the past 10 days or so, our friends over at Eurogamer have been charting the best games of the past generation - a feat that's easier said than done. Naturally, we kept an eye on proceedings, looking out for any Nintendo titles that might crop up. We watched blockbuster after blockbuster take the...

News: EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Software Sales

EA's Financial Figures Reveal Dismal Wii U Software Sales

Wii not so great, either

Although EA has received much criticism for its poor support of the Wii U in recent times, it appears to make sense to the video game giant from a business perspective. EA’s decision to abandon Nintendo’s current generation home console has been validated with its most recent financial figures, which reveal that just...

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: Just Dance Kids 2014 Features Over 30 Tracks And A Dance Director Mode On Wii U

Just Dance Kids 2014 Features Over 30 Tracks And A Dance Director Mode On Wii U

The kids are on the dance floor

Just Dance 2014 was released earlier this month and its younger sibling Just Dance Kids 2014 has now joined the party as well. It's available on both Wii U and Wii and as the title suggests this one is aimed mainly at children and therefore features appropriate songs and content. The tracklist boasts more than 30...

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: Nintendo Japan Confirms an End to Wii Production

Nintendo Japan Confirms an End to Wii Production

Wii will miss it

Not so long ago Nintendo Japan issued a statement to confirm that it was planning to bring Wii production to a close; this very much followed the manufacturing policy that had been taken with the GameCube to Wii transition. As we argued, however, Nintendo may be missing an opportunity by dropping the hugely successful system so...

Parent Trap: The Wii Is Still Crucial To Family Game Success

The Wii Is Still Crucial To Family Game Success

Andy Robertson (not pictured) on why Nintendo's old console is still vital

While core players slowly turn their attention to the next generation of consoles, families are still getting a lot of value from the Wii. Families don’t buy as many games for their gaming systems as other demographics — the long tail of family gaming habits means that...

Weirdness: Beautiful Master Sword Replica Up for Auction

Beautiful Master Sword Replica Up for Auction

Must pick up in Lost Woods

Would you like a sword? All right, dumb question. If someone were just handing them out on the street, who wouldn’t take one? Let’s rephrase: are you looking for a nicely made replica of Link’s Master Sword? Because if you are (or just realized you need to be), it’d be hard to go wrong with this beauty currently...

News: Toys "R" Us Confirms Exclusive Range of Skylanders SWAP Force Characters

Toys "R" Us Confirms Exclusive Range of Skylanders SWAP Force Characters

Legendary Grim Creeper has a cool name

When you combine a video game with toys that bring characters to life, you get monster profits. You also get plenty of promotions from one of the world's most recognisable toy store brands, and Toys "R" Us is continuing its record of promoting and gaining exclusives for the Skylanders series with some special...

News: Nintendo of America Selling Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery Set

Nintendo of America Selling Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery Set

No more scrambling for batteries

Earlier this year, Nintendo stated in an online customer survey it was exploring the possibility of releasing an official Wii Remote Plus fast battery charger to give gamers a bit more juice when playing for prolonged periods. The company has now decided to release one and Nintendo of America has started selling the...

News: Mario and Luigi Wii Remote Plus Controllers Jumping to Stores

Mario and Luigi Wii Remote Plus Controllers Jumping to Stores

Can you resist?

We'd bet reasonable money that a good number of Wii gamers have multiple varieties of Wii Remotes, with plenty of colours and limited editions available over the years. Nintendo has now confirmed two new designs for the Holiday season to celebrate the most famous brothers in the industry. The Mario and Luigi designs, above, will...

News: Nintendo Set To End Production of the Wii

Nintendo Set To End Production of the Wii

Wii don't want to hear any more

Update: Nintendo of Europe has provided a statement to Eurogamer regarding this news. Yes, NCL did update their website on 29th August with a small notice to state that Wii hardware production will stop in the near future. This specific message was referring to the Japanese market. No specific time frame has been...

News: Splinter Cell Blacklist Homeland DLC Available Now on Wii U

Splinter Cell Blacklist Homeland DLC Available Now on Wii U

Missions, weapons and gear included

Splinter Cell Blacklist is Ubisoft's latest entry in one of its most popular franchises, blending its recent focus on action with the option — should you prefer — of reverting back to the classic sneaking for which the series is renowned. As is standard for any high-profile triple-A title, there's optional...

News: Lifetime Sales for the 3DS Have Now Surpassed the Wii in Japan

Lifetime Sales for the 3DS Have Now Surpassed the Wii in Japan

Cripes...

It's a weekly theme here at Nintendo Life that we report the ups and downs in the Japanese software and hardware charts, yet in the case of the 3DS it's often almost exclusively ups. It tops the hardware results almost every week, occasionally outselling all other system combined, and has a reliable set of ever-green titles in the...

News: Four Turbografx-16 Games Return to the Wii Virtual Console in PAL Territories

Four Turbografx-16 Games Return to the Wii Virtual Console in PAL Territories

A rather pleasant surprise

The Wii Virtual Console was not only the first of its kind on Nintendo hardware, but it had terrific diversity in the platforms and games that it offered; we'll have to see how far the Wii U Virtual Console progresses on those terms. One of the platforms that was supported, giving excellent opportunities to those that...

News: Nintendo Cleared in Wii Patent Dispute With Creative Kingdoms

Nintendo Cleared in Wii Patent Dispute With Creative Kingdoms

It threatened the U.S. import of Wii systems

Nintendo has to regularly defend itself in patent disputes, winning in many cases with the occasional exception. While the 3DS screen technology loss to Tomita Technologies USA could cost Nintendo $15.1 million, other cases have the potential to prevent imports of Nintendo systems to major territories...