Monday3rd Aug 2020
Plus some of the most popular 3DS themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are some pretty big names on the list this time around, with major Mario, Zelda and Animal Crossing games all available at discounted rates. As...
Monday27th Jul 2020
And Game Freak's HarmoKnight
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are four new discounts available this time around, including good old Professor Layton and Pilotwings Resort, which remains the newest game in the series eight...
Monday6th Jul 2020
Plus Animal Crossing and Splatoon themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. Just three new discounts are available this time, with Mario, Animal Crossing and Star Fox taking centre stage. As always, you can take advantage of these...
Wednesday1st Jul 2020
It had a good run
Nintendo has made a name for itself over the past generation rolling out regular firmware updates for systems like the 3DS that improve the overall system stability and security. It seems, though, that its support for this particular device may finally be winding down after nine years. Well known Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome...
Monday29th Jun 2020
Outselling the new SpongeBob game
UK chart data is now in for the week ending 27th June, revealing that the highest-charting game on a Nintendo system is none other than Bravely Second: End Layer, a 3DS game that launched back in 2016. It's naturally quite a surprise to see the game jump into such a high position from nowhere, but the sudden boost...
Friday26th Jun 2020
Don't believe everything you see
We've all seen some pretty convincing Photoshop efforts in our time, trying to trick us into believing that certain sought-after games are headed to Switch, but this newly-discovered eShop exploit will make fake rumours look even more believable. Or at least, it would have done if you hadn't read this article...
Thursday11th Jun 2020
Welcome to the Jungle
Nintendo's stranglehold on the handheld gaming arena has remained in place since the early '90s, when it released the world-beating Game Boy console. Since then, the company has been at the forefront of the portable market, but it hasn't gone totally challenging in that time; while Sega, NEC, Bandai and SNK all tried to unseat...
Saturday6th Jun 2020
Use the code DOTW1 at the checkout
Fancy adding one final game to your physical 3DS library? Then why not take advantage of this super cheap weekend-only deal currently available on the NISA European Online Store. Instead of paying £7.99 for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, if you enter the following code at the checkout - DOTW1 - you'll get the game for...
Thursday4th Jun 2020
And a couple of themes, too
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are just the three new discounts available this time around, with Fire Emblem, Mario and Donkey Kong, and Pokémon sharing the spotlight. As always, you can take...
Thursday28th May 2020
But it might be difficult to get devs on board
Atooi recently reconfirmed its 5-in-1 Nintendo 3DS physical collection containing Mutant Mudds, Bomb Monkey, Xeodrifter, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and
Wednesday27th May 2020
Includes tilt support, but not 3D (obviously)
The 3DS slowly might be slowly but surely shuffling off its mortal coil, but it's about to get a new lease of life (kinda) in the form of a new version of the 3DS emulator Citra, which has been officially ported to Android devices. The team behind the emulator – which is pretty much complete on PC –...
Wednesday20th May 2020
Existing jobs will be at the front of the queue
One of the many consequences of the coronavirus outbreak was that Nintendo decided to close all of its repair centres in North America, which meant that anyone with ongoing hardware issues has had to put up with them for the past few weeks. It also meant that those who had already submitted a repair...
Could this be one of the last 3DS physical releases?
At the Limited Run Games' E3 Press Conference last June, it was revealed Atooi would be entering the world of physical Nintendo 3DS releases for the first (and most likely last time ever) with the release of the Atooi Collection. It includes the following titles: Mutant Mudds,
Monday18th May 2020
Mario & Sonic, SEGA AGES, Sonic Mania, more
With the Blu-ray and 4K releases of this year's Sonic the Hedgehog movie set to launch in North America this week, it seems only fitting that Sega would host a blue blur sale on the Nintendo eShop. A number of games have been discounted across both the Switch and 3DS. You'll find all the current discounts...
Thursday7th May 2020
Did someone say Mario Kart?
We've already received an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games today, but how about the 3DS, the Wii U, and even the Wii and DS? Well, as it happens, Nintendo has also provided updated lists for each of these consoles, and while the standings below have seen very little change over the past few...
Nintendo's moved on
As Nintendo's focus moves increasingly towards the Switch, it's perhaps expected that sales for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems are starting to see sharper declines. Over the last financial year (so that's April 2019 - March 2020), Nintendo 3DS generated 0.69 million hardware sales, a 73% year-on-year drop from last year's...
Wednesday6th May 2020
But it's now on every platform and is more like Diablo
One game we're looking forward to trying out later this month is Mojang's new title, Minecraft Dungeons. Although it's taken a lot of design cues from classic ARPG dungeon crawlers, the game's director Måns Olson recently shed some light on the beginnings of the project in an interview with...
Monday4th May 2020
Give your 3DS a Zelda or Pikmin makeover
New offers are now available through the European My Nintendo Rewards scheme, with two Mario games being reduced for a limited time. Both Mario Tennis and Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure are available at reduced prices, now available for just £2.24 / £5.39 respectively. You can get Mario Tennis at that price by...
Tuesday28th Apr 2020
By 31st July 2020
Nintendo has announced it will shutdown the limited eShops for the Wii U and 3DS family of systems in certain Latin American and Caribbean countries by 31st July 2020. The brief summary on the Nintendo Support page explains how users in affected regions will no longer be able to redeem codes, redownload software, or update...
Wednesday22nd Apr 2020
Street Fighter, Resident Evil and much more
To celebrate Spring, Capcom has reduced the price of select titles across the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS in North America. These super savings apply to 32 titles and the sale runs from now until 28th April. As you can see below, pretty much every major Capcom franchise is covered. There are savings...
Tuesday21st Apr 2020
Second best is better than nothing?
The arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has triggered a surge in demand for the Switch in Japan, but, thanks to the recent coronavirus outbreak, demand has increased to the point where consoles are incredibly hard to come by. With everyone talking about the new entry, interested players in Japan are having...
Friday17th Apr 2020
And a Mario Kart 7 discount, too
New offers available through the European My Nintendo Rewards scheme have discounted two classic Mario Game Boy games by 50%, meaning you can play both for less than £5. Not bad. Both Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Mario Golf are available at reduced prices as we speak, going for just £1.79 / 2.24...
Seriously, what could it be?
Paper Mario: Sticker Star launched on the Nintendo 3DS back in late 2012, bringing the Paper Mario series to a handheld console for the very first time. It doesn't tend to be remembered quite as fondly as some other titles from the series, but still to this day it holds one of its greatest mysteries. If you played...
Wednesday15th Apr 2020
There's still some demand
The coronavirus outbreak has created a lot of chaos since it was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. On the gaming front, it's made certain systems like the original model Nintendo Switch near impossible to buy. In Japan last week, we heard how one local retailer ran an online lottery to simply purchase...
Can Bravely Default II get it right?
At last year's Game Awards, the reveal of the show for many Nintendo fans was the Switch exclusive, Bravely Default II. As much of a surprise as this was, at the time, we couldn't help but wonder why the other previously released sequel wasn't being acknowledged. Now that the 2015 3DS entry
Thursday9th Apr 2020
Including Hyper Light Drifter
Update (Thu 9th Apr, 2020 16:00 BST): Abylight's Switch and 3DS sale ends today. If you're thinking of grabbing any of these games at their discounted prices, this is your last chance! Original Article (Mon 30th Mar, 2020 17:00 BST): Publisher Abylight has kickstarted a brand new sale across Nintendo Switch and 3DS,...
Monday6th Apr 2020
Two Zeldas for about £5? Yes please
If you're looking for your next Legend of Zelda fix, the European My Nintendo rewards scheme may just have the perfect deal for you. Right now, you can go ahead and download Game Boy Color games The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages on your 3DS for just £2.69 / 2.99€...
Monday30th Mar 2020
And one game on 3DS, too!
Yet another sale has popped up on the Nintendo eShop, this time from the folks at NIS America. A number of titles from the publisher are currently reduced on Switch (as well as one 3DS game), all available at either 50 or 60% off. NIS America is calling it the 'hidden gems' sale, so perhaps you might find one or two...
Thursday26th Mar 2020
But you can still get the enhanced port on Switch
If for some reason you've always wanted the action RPG Code of Princess on the Nintendo 3DS but still haven't got around to purchasing it after all these years, now is the time to take action. Next week, on 31st March, Atlus will be removing the game from the eShop. Here's the official tweet...
Tuesday17th Mar 2020
Update: And it's back?
Update (Tue 17th Mar, 2020 18:50 GMT): Nintendo has yet to announce anything officially, but it appears that services are once again running as normal. We've had success accessing the eShop, and multiple users have reported similar success stories. If you're still struggling to access the eShop or other online services...