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News: Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's Ill-Fated Dreamcast

Rejoice, The Wii U Has Finally Outsold Sega's Ill-Fated Dreamcast

To sell this many takes ages

Buried within the details of Nintendo's recently announced second quarter earnings for 2015 it was revealed that the Wii U has now sold 10.73 million units. While this will be a small consolation to the bean counters at Nintendo (after all the original Wii has sold a whopping 101 million units to date), it is significant...

Rumour: More Evidence Mounts of Twilight Princess HD

More Evidence Mounts of Twilight Princess HD

Hopefully, we'll hear something about it in the next Direct

As many of you are aware, data miners recently found interesting information present on the eShop that seems to suggest Nintendo is gearing up for an HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. While there's not been any official confirmation so far, the evidence certainly does...

News: Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U And 3DS Titles Ready For Launch Before The Year End

Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U And 3DS Titles Ready For Launch Before The Year End

Keeping things in reserve

Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has stated that there are more unannounced titles on the way for the Wii U and 3DS this holiday season. Speaking for the first time as CEO at a special strategy briefing for investors in Tokyo, Kimishima explained that these new games will arrive before the end of the year. These titles...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Launches at Number One in Japan, But With Sales a Long Way Behind Predecessors

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Launches at Number One in Japan, But With Sales a Long Way Behind Predecessors

Less than a quarter of Link Between Worlds launch sales

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has rolled out around the world, with the quirky spin-off bringing a multiplayer focus on the 3DS. It's with interest that we check out the latest Media Create results in Japan, then, to see whether it's hit it off with the portable's audience in Nintendo's...

News: A Level Made by Shinya Arino Will Be Included in the Upcoming Super Mario Maker Update

A Level Made by Shinya Arino Will Be Included in the Upcoming Super Mario Maker Update

Who?

Games Center CX – known to many as Retro Games Master – is a fascinating Japanese show where a charismatic host plays through retro video games and conducts interviews with developers. It certainly seems like stuff that would belong in the realm of Youtubers and Let's Players, but the show has gone on to achieve a cult following both in...

News: Project Guard and Fire Emblem Fates Provide Oddities in Nintendo's Upcoming Game Schedule Details

Project Guard and Fire Emblem Fates Provide Oddities in Nintendo's Upcoming Game Schedule Details

Project Guard still listed for 2015, Fates remains a single listing in EU

Following today's financial results from Nintendo, we've been picking up some additional details found within the accompanying press conference or documents. As usual we've taken a look at the updated release lists, too, and there are a couple of quirks to consider. First up...

News: Vital Wii U and 3DS Releases Join the Million-Seller Club

Vital Wii U and 3DS Releases Join the Million-Seller Club

Updated lifetime game sales for both systems released

Nintendo has released its Q2 financial results covering the first six months of this year, and the outcome's largely positive. Overall sales are up in comparison to last year, which can be put down to improvements in hardware sales for both Wii U and 3DS, the continuing popularity of amiibo and,...

News: Nintendo Reports Profits as System Sales Show Positive Momentum

Nintendo Reports Profits as System Sales Show Positive Momentum

Major releases and amiibo keep the company on track

Nintendo has now revealed its financial results for Q2 of the 2015 / 2016 year, which cover the typically quiet period between 1st April and 30th September. The outcome is positive with profits and reasonable momentum, with the added outcome that Nintendo is sticking to its financial and sales...

News: Super Mario Maker Gets Mid-Level Checkpoints and More in Upcoming Update

Super Mario Maker Gets Mid-Level Checkpoints and More in Upcoming Update

But no slopes or Chargin' Chucks yet!

We absolutely adore Super Mario Maker here at Nintendo Life, but as polished and wonderful as the level creating experience can be there is always room for a little improvement. Nintendo isn't resting on its laurels and a software update has been announced which will add a few requested changes from players,...

News: A Teaser Site for Xenoblade Chronicles X Has Just Gone Live in North America

A Teaser Site for Xenoblade Chronicles X Has Just Gone Live in North America

We're really feeling these wallpapers

As many of you are likely aware, Xenoblade Chronicles X is due out for release in a little over a month here in the West. The much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles will likely be a highly desired Christmas gift for many gamers and for good reason. Featuring a world that...

Random: Someone Loved Super Mario Bros. Special Enough to Recreate it in Super Mario Maker

Someone Loved Super Mario Bros. Special Enough to Recreate it in Super Mario Maker

From when licensed Mario platformers were a thing

It's interesting that we often talk of Nintendo being cautious in licensing its IP - a trait it's currently moving away from - when considering some of the quirks in its history. For example, between Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels on NES there was Super Mario Bros. Special...

News: The Cute Little Green Yarn Yoshi amiibo Gets a Standalone Release in North America

The Cute Little Green Yarn Yoshi amiibo Gets a Standalone Release in North America

For all you collectors out there

Occasionally amiibo figures are only available within game bundles, either for a limited period or - potentially - as a permanent arrangement. Naturally this doesn't suit everyone, so Nintendo of America is un-bundling one toy for its own release. On this occasion it's the small green Yarn Yoshi, which has been...

News: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Misses Out on UK Top 10

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Misses Out on UK Top 10

Tri again next week

The latest UK chart results are out, with some new releases battling it out with long-established blockbusters. It's a mixed week from Nintendo's perspective, with some ever-green titles clinging on and a new release underperforming - arguably - a little. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has made its début in 11th place in...

News: Genei Ibun Roku #FE Directors Reveal More Details About the Game

Genei Ibun Roku #FE Directors Reveal More Details About the Game

Let's hope that unwieldy title gets an English translation soon

As many of you are aware, there's an upcoming crossover RPG for the Wii U between the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem series, which we'll just tentatively call Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem to save you the headache of its Japanese title. Though we do know it's coming West, very...

News: Japan's Upcoming Splatfest is Between Love and Money

Japan's Upcoming Splatfest is Between Love and Money

Money can't buy me love

Up to this point, Splatfests have generally been lighthearted affairs. Whether it be something like cats vs. dogs, Decepticons vs. Autobots, or pirates vs. ninjas; the competitions have been primarily set up to poll the masses for their favorites or opinions on popular subjects. Evidently, Japan has chosen that it's time to...

News: Red Fly Studio is Trying to Resurrect the Cancelled Nintendo Exclusive Darth Maul Game

Red Fly Studio is Trying to Resurrect the Cancelled Nintendo Exclusive Darth Maul Game

The dark side of the force re-awakens?

About a year ago, it came to light that Red Fly Studio – the studio responsible for porting the two Force Unleashed games to Wii – was at one point working on a new Star Wars game that would be focused on Darth Maul. The game would've aimed to flesh out Darth Maul much more as a character and would've taken...