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News: Wii Mini Shifts 35,700 Units in Canada

Wii Mini Shifts 35,700 Units in Canada

Who needs internet connectivity?

It's been announced recently that the Wii Mini is on its way to European shores. Once a Canadian-exclusive, the stripped down system cannot play anything other than Wii games, has no slot for an SD card and is unable to connect to the internet. So how has the Wii Mini done in Canada? Since its release on 7th...

News: Amazon UK Lists Wii Mini For £79.99

Amazon UK Lists Wii Mini For £79.99

...after initially giving it a price of more than £100

Nintendo has so far refused to stick a price on the Wii Mini — which is coming to the UK on March 22nd — which means it's up to retailers to come up with a figure. Amazon UK initially went with the rather obscure amount of £103.56, while rival online store ShopTo picked £84.85, which is...

News: Wii Mini Is Hitting The UK On March 22nd

Wii Mini Is Hitting The UK On March 22nd

Don't all rush out at once

The Wii Mini — otherwise known as the hardware revision that nobody asked for — is coming to the UK on March 22nd. The system was launched last year as a Canadian exclusive, but we'd recently heard rumours that it was getting a wider release this year. A scaled-down edition of the original Wii console — which has...

Rumour: Wii Mini on the Way to Europe

Wii Mini on the Way to Europe

Just, well... because

Remember the Wii Mini, released in Canada late last year? With a top-loading disc-drive, no online connectivity of any kind, SD slot or even support for component cables. It's the basic Wii with much stripped out to allow an even lower retailer price than the standard last-gen model, no doubt targeting those on exceptionally...

News: Cars Confirmed As Another Disney Infinity Play Set

Cars Confirmed As Another Disney Infinity Play Set

Parents, hide your wallets!

Ahead of the summer release of Disney Infinity on Wii U, 3DS and Wii, we can expect Disney to continually reveal more details about the optional extras that we'll be able to buy. Like Activision's Skylanders series, there'll be all manner of toys that unlock characters, as well as other add-ons that'll act as buffs for...

News: John Lasseter Speaks of His Appreciation For Video Games

John Lasseter Speaks of His Appreciation For Video Games

Pixar's chief creative officer is excited by Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity is due to be released this summer on Wii U, Wii and 3DS as well as other platforms, and it looks to be Disney Interactive's most ambitious project yet. It allows the player to scan real-life toys into the virtual world from all sorts of Disney universes like The Nightmare...

News: Angry Birds Trilogy Flapping To Wii And Wii U This Year

Angry Birds Trilogy Flapping To Wii And Wii U This Year

Birds of a feather

Activision and Rovio have confirmed today that Angry Birds Trilogy will be coming to the Wii and Wii U in 2013. The game — which is based on the stunningly popular mobile phone iteration — has just passed one million sales worldwide. It launched on the Nintendo 3DS last year, as you'll already know if you consulted our...

News: Xbox 360 On Track To Surpass The Wii's UK Sales Record

Xbox 360 On Track To Surpass The Wii's UK Sales Record

Nintendo's console set to lose its UK crown

Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has topped 8 million consoles sold in the UK to date, and is now on track to surpass Nintendo Wii's sales record in the region. This would secure the system's position as the UK's number 1 selling console. But that incoming PlayStation announcement on February 20th could...

News: Paper Mario, Kirby Super Star and More Join Club Nintendo Rewards

Paper Mario, Kirby Super Star and More Join Club Nintendo Rewards

Sucking up your coins

It's Club Nintendo Rewards time again, North American gamers, with more downloadable goodies becoming available in exchange for some treasured gold coins. This month offers a mixture of retro Virtual Console treats and some DSiWare titles, detailed below. Bird & Beans — 100 Coins Metal Torrent — 150 Coins Paper Mario...

Preview: Skylanders Swap Force

Skylanders Swap Force

Activision's latest money-spinner takes shape

As we wrote earlier this week, Activision has announced the next game in the Skylanders series: Swap Force. At the New York event we had a chance to see some early levels of gameplay. What was immediately obvious was the higher fidelity of visuals this time round. With new developer Vicarious Visions...

News: Activision Announces Skylanders Swap Force For Wii U, Wii And 3DS

Activision Announces Skylanders Swap Force For Wii U, Wii And 3DS

Swap shop

It seems our intuition was correct - we predicted yesterday that a new Skylanders release was in the offing, and Activision has dropped the bombshell by announcing Skylanders Swap Force, the next instalment in the million-selling series. It's coming to all major Nintendo platforms, too. As the name suggests, the focus of this new range...

Feature: Nintendo and Bond Through the Ages

Nintendo and Bond Through the Ages

A license to thrill

While film tie-ins are expected these days, few games can attest to having their origins found in novels, and fewer still can claim to have outgrown those origins and become a success in their own right. But that is exactly what the James Bond franchise has done. What initially began as a series of novels by Sir Ian Fleming,...

News: Sony and Kevin Butler Actor Settle Lawsuit Over Wii Appearance

Sony and Kevin Butler Actor Settle Lawsuit Over Wii Appearance

No more Mario Kart Wii for Jerry Lambert

Last year we reported the peculiar news that Sony was taking 'Kevin Butler' actor Jerry Lambert to court over an appearance in a Bridgestone advert in which he was part of a Wii promotion. The Kevin Butler character was, for a significant period, the figurehead of Sony's advertising for PlayStation 3 and...

News: Monster Hunter Tri Servers To Be Shutdown At the End of April

Monster Hunter Tri Servers To Be Shutdown At the End of April

Go hunting on your own

As newer consoles and titles come along, it's inevitable that games with healthy online components have their support taken away, leaving what remains for gamers to pick over. Unfortunately that fate awaits Monster Hunter Tri, with the servers for the online co-op in the Wii title being taken down on 30th April. Described as...

News: Disney Infinity Pricing Emerges

Disney Infinity Pricing Emerges

Warn the bank manager

We can imagine a tired old Executive at Activision in late 2011, working through yet more paperwork and then coming across sales figures for the experimental Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, a game where the publisher was boldly asking parents and enthusiasts to buy the game and a load of toys. Their eyes would have widened,...

News: Pandora's Tower Finally Heading To North America

Pandora's Tower Finally Heading To North America

Will be available spring 2013

Japanese action RPG Pandora's Tower has been available in Europe since April 2012, and no news was ever heard regarding a North American localisation - until now. It looked as though the critically acclaimed Wii game had slipped through the net, but localisation specialist XSEED Games has revealed it has picked up the...

News: Epic Mickey Future In Doubt After Sequel Falls Short In Sales

Epic Mickey Future In Doubt After Sequel Falls Short In Sales

Epic Mickey 2 only sold 270,000 copies to the original's 1.3 million

Let's face it, Epic Mickey 2 was something of a critical disappointment. After the promise of the first game, we had high hopes that the follow-up would be even better, but as our Epic Mickey 2 Wii U review shows, it was a bit of letdown. It would seem that the poor reaction has...