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Monday28th Oct 2013

Thursday24th Oct 2013

Tuesday22nd Oct 2013

Monday21st Oct 2013

  • News 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...

Thursday17th Oct 2013

Tuesday15th Oct 2013

  • Feature Active Gaming is Here To Stay And is Helping People Get Fit

    Games like Wii Fit U can make a big difference to people's lives

    Many people in the world claim video games are partially to blame for rising obesity levels, with individuals disregarding physical exercise in favour of a round of Mario Kart or a bout of Call of Duty, but there are doctors and scientists out there who say playing active games such as...

Friday11th Oct 2013

Thursday10th Oct 2013

  • Parent Trap 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...

Wednesday9th Oct 2013

  • Weirdness 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 Yoshi's Cookie to Be Removed From European Wii Shop Channel

    Oh how the cookie crumbles

    Nintendo has updated the Wii Shop Channel with a new message stating that Yoshi's Cookie will be no longer available for sale as of 11th October. The surprise announcement doesn't provide any details as to why the NES game is being removed. It was originally developed by Bullet-Proof Software, with Nintendo acting as...

Tuesday8th Oct 2013

  • Soapbox Nintendo Could Have Ruled The Micro-Console Market With Wii

    Has Nintendo missed a trick by dropping the Wii so soon?

    In January Sony officially discontinued production of the PlayStation 2 console after selling an incredible 150 million systems over a 12 year period. Despite the unstoppable march of technology, Sony had managed to keep its best-selling console running — albeit in a much diminished capacity...

Monday7th Oct 2013

Sunday6th Oct 2013

Tuesday1st Oct 2013

  • News 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

    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...

Wednesday25th Sep 2013

  • News 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


    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 software...

Monday23rd Sep 2013

Tuesday17th Sep 2013

Friday13th Sep 2013

  • News 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 —...

Thursday12th Sep 2013

Tuesday10th Sep 2013

  • News Just Dance Steps Up To 5 Million Sales in the UK

    The series has been most successful on Wii so far

    Ubisoft has confirmed Just Dance has now sold over 5 million units in the UK, with the Wii being the most successful platform for the series. The French publisher revealed the numbers just before the launch of Just Dance 2014, which is set to land on Wii U and Wii, as well as PlayStation 3 and...

  • News The Wonderful 101 Could Have Been Released on Wii

    Wii U eventually became the console of choice

    The Wonderful 101 has been out on Wii U for a good few weeks now in Europe and Japan, but it all could have been so different as Hideki Kamiya, the director behind the unique title, has revealed it was tentatively scheduled for a Wii release instead. In an interview with USgamer, Kamiya said the game...

Saturday7th Sep 2013

  • Rumour Nintendo Set To Rename The Wii U Facebook Page

    It'll soon be known as "Nintendo Console Gaming"

    Earlier today we reported that the 3DS Facebook page would be getting a name change after several people received emails from the social network telling them that from 19th September it would be known as "Nintendo Handheld Gaming". Well, it appears Nintendo has also decided to go down the same route...

Friday6th Sep 2013

  • News Three Wii Classics Get A Price Reduction in North America

    Two Mario titles and a visit to Wuhu Island now available for $29.99

    Part of Nintendo's push for the Holiday season is to promote the good value of its various systems and games, and with that in mind Nintendo of America has confirmed three major Wii titles that, as of today, will have a suggested retail price of just $29.99 in the region. These are...

Tuesday3rd Sep 2013

  • News Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for September

    Take to the skies and march with the minis

    It's that time of the month when Nintendo offers up some tasty rewards for North American Club Nintendo members to enjoy. This year really is flying by isn't it? Two Wii Shop and two 3DS eShop games will be available to download in exchange for your hard earned coins and of course Wii U owners can access...