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News: Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, and Expanding Its Popularity in Japan

Nintendo Open To Minecraft on Wii U and 3DS, and Expanding Its Popularity in Japan

Shigeru Miyamoto teases, "maybe we're meeting with them!"

Minecraft is everywhere, and it's a phenomenon. It's on a significant number of platforms, with releases confirmed to be on the way for PS4 and Xbox One, while its PS3 and Xbox 360 versions continually rest in the top 10 of sales charts in major territories such as the US. A social, creative...

News: Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tempt Back Third Parties

Nintendo Looking To Grow Wii U Audience To Tempt Back Third Parties

"We're in for the long haul in gaming"

One of the most common complaints we hear from Wii U owners is the lack of third party support for the system — aside from a handful of publishers, most of the big names working in the industry have all but abandoned Nintendo's system, presumably due to the lack of earning potential. Nintendo is aware that...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Miyamoto-san - "the numbers have never been as bad as they are now"

We're entering a vital period for the Wii U — though that's been said plenty of times in the past — as Nintendo looks to use the early success of Mario Kart 8 to kick off a sustained revival of the system. The company threw a lot of exciting Wii U content out for the world to...

Talking Point: Nintendo Successfully Wooed Some Wii U Doubters at E3

Nintendo Successfully Wooed Some Wii U Doubters at E3

Its message of fun and innovation gets through

As a Nintendo-centric site, it's pretty obvious where the interests of our team and the community lie. While we'll be critical of Nintendo, its games, systems or policies when we feel such a stance is warranted, we are inevitably 'rooting' for the company. To nick the big N's slogan of choice right...

News: Nintendo TVii Update Adds New Features and Improves Interface

Nintendo TVii Update Adds New Features and Improves Interface

Get from the home screen to your content faster than ever before

Recent conversation around the Wii U interface has centered on the awesome 5.0.0 system update that launched earlier in June; for many, the update provides aesthetic and functional improvements that help the system's interface better stand alongside its next-gen counterparts. For users...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Support is Still Possible, But Not Soon

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Support is Still Possible, But Not Soon

"Two GamePad gameplay is not within our objectives in the short-term"

Prior to the Wii U's launch the company made positive noises about introducing support for two GamePad controllers in future titles, explaining that they'd eventually go on sale as optional extra controllers. It seemed like an exciting idea, despite the likelihood of a high price...

News: Mario Kart 8 Claims Top Spot in Japanese Charts, Wii U Remains as Number One Home Console

Mario Kart 8 Claims Top Spot in Japanese Charts, Wii U Remains as Number One Home Console

3DS top overall, Yo-kai Watch keeps on going

Nintendo's enjoying a run of pleasing sales-related headlines right now, with the recent NPD results for May showing strong performance for Mario Kart 8 and a related bump in Wii U sales, in particular. The latest weekly Media Create charts for Japan are out, and they continue the positive trend, albeit...

News: Wii Fit U Update Adds New Features, Extra Challenge Courses for Walking and Climbing

Wii Fit U Update Adds New Features, Extra Challenge Courses for Walking and Climbing

"If the weather is good, I hope you manage to go out with your Fit Meter"

Wii Fit U, for a variety of reasons, has struggled to have the same major impact as its predecessors on Wii. That's a pity, as it includes the exercises that made those titles popular in addition to a host of new GamePad-driven mini-games, while the Fit Meter is a handy gadget...

News: Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise On Mario Kart 8 Success, Says Ubisoft CEO

Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise On Mario Kart 8 Success, Says Ubisoft CEO

"Nintendo has to perform this year, otherwise they will have less games"

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has passed judgement on the Wii U's future in an interview with CVG, stating that the Japanese firm needs to get more machines into homes if it wants to remain a key player in the market. Guillemot — whose company has supported the Wii U perhaps...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Teases Trophy Rush Mini-Game For Super Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai Teases Trophy Rush Mini-Game For Super Smash Bros.

"Quite a bit different from Coin Launcher in Super Smash Bros. Brawl."

With its arrival now confirmed to be around three and a half months away, we can expect more firm details on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS to filter through in the coming weeks. We'll get a sense of how fully featured it is in comparison to its eventual Wii U partner, though to date...

News: Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

More improvements coming to the Wii U

It's fair to say that the last Wii U System Update was a bit special. The Quick Start menu is fantastic, offering the chance to get into your games with less waiting time. It was certainly encouraging to see Nintendo thoughtfully augment the abilities of the console and add something that is of genuine benefit...

News: Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Disc With Bayonetta 2 in Japan

Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Disc With Bayonetta 2 in Japan

Let's be having you, physical media fans

An E3 announcement from Nintendo that flashed by but nevertheless raised eyebrows in the Nintendo Life office was confirmation that a Wii U version of Bayonetta will be included with copies of Bayonetta 2, a welcome bonus that'll give Nintendo gamers the opportunity to jump into the sequel with all the...

News: Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U

Developers Weigh In On The Way Forward For Wii U

"The system plays host to a bunch of great, very unique games"

Following Nintendo's E3 exploits, we now have a greater idea of what content is coming to the Wii U in the remainder of 2014 and beyond. It was an event with some genuine surprises, combined with expected details, and laid out the path for the system — GamePad included — for the...

News: Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

Mario Kart 8 and Tomodachi Life Hold Firm in UK Charts

There's this thing called the World Cup, it apparently affects sales

The latest UK chart results are in, and they bring reasonable news for Nintendo's two main entries in the top 40, reflecting a quiet spell for game sales but also early signs of hope for the company's current plucky, yet bizarre, 3DS title. To start at the top end, Mario Kart 8,...