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Wednesday25th Mar 2020

  • News Switch Has Now Surpassed Wii's Lifetime Sales In Japan

    But Wii's worldwide total remains on top

    The Nintendo Switch had a hugely successful week in Japan last week, shifting a massive 392,576 units according to Famitsu data. This places the console at an estimated 12.8 million sales over its relatively short lifetime, which means Nintendo's latest machine has just hit a new, significant milestone. As...

Tuesday28th Jan 2020

Monday27th Jan 2020

  • News Nintendo Will Stop Repairing Wii Consoles In Japan This March

    Farewell, old friend

    The Nintendo Wii is quite a machine – not only did it usher in a new era of motion-based gaming and turn millions of non-gamers into dedicated players (only for them to arguably drift away towards smart devices not long afterwards), it also sold a staggering 101.63 million units globally, making it Nintendo's most successful...

Sunday26th Jan 2020

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Wednesday15th Jan 2020

  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks - Xenoblade Chronicles

    The game the fans asked for

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, Mitch argues his case for one of the Wii's final big releases... The year was 2011. After a long and successful run, Nintendo’s Wii...

Sunday12th Jan 2020

  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks - Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Another dimension, new galaxy

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, PJ takes us right back to the start of the decade... Being asked to choose your favourite game of the decade should, in theory, be a...

Monday30th Dec 2019

  • Feature 2010-2019 - Nintendo's Decade In Review

    The highs and lows of the past 10 years

    So, that's it then – another decade is over. The past ten years are perhaps a little unusual in that they've been a reverse of the ten that preceded them; in the year 2000, Nintendo was struggling to keep pace with Sony in the home console arena and was facing competition for the handheld market thanks to...

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Wednesday6th Nov 2019

  • News Just Dance 2020 Might Be The Last Entry Released On Wii

    And the last Wii game ever!

    Nintendo abandoned first-party game support for the Wii many years ago, but to this day third-party publisher Ubisoft has continued to release its Just Dance series on the system. The latest one – Just Dance 2020 – arrived yesterday. Of course, all good things must come to an end, and it now sounds as if Ubisoft will...

Tuesday5th Nov 2019

Thursday31st Oct 2019

Wednesday30th Oct 2019

  • News PlayStation 4 Just Overtook Wii's Lifetime Sales

    An impressive feat

    Sony's PlayStation 4 has now sold more units than Nintendo's super-popular Wii, becoming the second best-selling home console of all time. As you'll no doubt be aware, the Wii was a hugely successful release for Nintendo, going on to shift 101.63 million units in its lifetime alongside 920.96 million software sales. Gaming...

Tuesday29th Oct 2019

  • Random This North Korean Games Console Is Straight Outta 2006

    Say hello to the Moranbong!

    North Korea may have a reputation as a pretty grim place to live, but the arrival of a brand new games console should hopefully raise a few smiles (assuming you're rich enough to afford it, of course). The 'Moranbong' combines tech seen in the Wii and Microsoft Kinect to create an entertainment environment which calls to...

Saturday21st Sep 2019

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Tuesday18th Jun 2019

  • News Ubisoft Happy To Be "The Last Game On Wii" With Just Dance 2020

    "There still a lot of fans wanting to play on it"

    At E3 this year, Ubisoft revealed Just Dance 2020 for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, the upcoming Google Stadia, and Wii. Yes, an almost 13-year-old console is still being treated to the newest releases of one of gaming's biggest franchises. The Wii first arrived on the scene back in 2006; the original...