Tuesday3rd Dec 2019
Did you score any bargains?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fading into memory, but hopefully, you took advantage of the sales and managed to pick up a few bargains over the past week. There were offers on consoles, accessories, games and associated merchandise, which means there was plenty of scope for savings. But Did you get involved? Perhaps...
Is the system finally stable?
Nintendo has just rolled out what is likely to be the final update for the 3DS this year. Oddly though, there's no official mention of stability improvements. Instead, Version 11.13.0-45 resolves a small issue linked to StreetPass. Here are the firmware notes from Nintendo's support page: Resolved an issue where...
Saturday30th Nov 2019
Great savings on Switch and 3DS games
Capcom, much like Sega, Atlus and even Devolver Digital, is hosting its very own Black Friday 2019 sale on the Switch and 3DS in America. There are savings on a variety of games across both digital storefronts, so now is the perfect time to check out series like
Friday29th Nov 2019
Discounts for Switch and 3DS
Just like Devolver Digital, the Japanese publishers Sega and Atlus have their entire eShop collections discounted across the Switch and 3DS digital libraries for Black Friday 2019. If you're a fan of Sega's offerings, this is a great opportunity to pick up recent releases like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games...
Thursday7th Nov 2019
"I think time will tell"
Despite the fact that the Switch is in full swing and how offers an entry-level option in the form of the Switch Lite, Nintendo's Doug Bowser continues to refuse to call time on the console's forerunner, the 3DS. The veteran handheld is selling dismally, software support has effectively
Tuesday5th Nov 2019
Slightly more stable
Last week during its six months earnings report, Nintendo hinted it would no longer develop first-party games for the 3DS. From here on out, the plan is to rely on evergreen titles to sustain system sales. In terms of technical support for the system itself – nothing has changed. In fact, yesterday, a new system update was...
Monday4th Nov 2019
Dragon Quest, Kirby, more!
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 five discounts up for grabs this time around, all for the 3DS - as has been the case for a while now. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by...
Thursday31st Oct 2019
People really love Mario Kart
Earlier today, a new earnings report from Nintendo revealed an updated list of the top ten best-selling Nintendo Switch games, but what about the 3DS, the Wii U, and even consoles earlier than those? As part of the report, Nintendo has also provided updated figures for these older systems, and while software sales for...
Focus moves towards evergreen titles
The Nintendo 3DS has been on the brink of retirement for a while now, with sales plummeting and new game releases grinding to a halt as the new, fancy Switch takes over. If we're reading this correctly, which we're pretty sure we are, it would appear that Nintendo has finally admitted to that fact, too. Ever...
Friday25th Oct 2019
Thanks, but no thanks
Prior to the release of Street Fighter IV, there was a time when Capcom's prominent fighting series fell out of the spotlight. The dwindling arcade scene here in the west didn't help the situation, either. It actually got to a point where Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono began considering all avenues for the series. As crazy as...
Monday21st Oct 2019
Including a couple of Kid Icarus games
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 six new discounts up for grabs this time around, including a Zelda classic and even a couple of Kid Icarus titles. As always, you can take...
Tuesday1st Oct 2019
There's a Link theme, 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 discounted prices. There are five games on offer in total, including a couple of Inazuma Eleven games and one each for Mario and Zelda. As always, you can take advantage of these...
Monday16th Sep 2019
Professor Layton, Tomodachi Life and more!
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 discounted prices. This set is slightly smaller than usual, with four titles being put up for grabs in total. As always, you can take advantage of these discounts by...
Friday13th Sep 2019
And much more new content
Possibly one of the last major releases for the 3DS is Shakedown: Hawaii from Vblank Entertainment. After years of waiting for this game to arrive on the system, a release date has finally been confirmed. This follow-up to Retro City Rampage will be made available for all 3DS and 2DS systems on 19th September in North...
Tuesday10th Sep 2019
Snack attack incoming
Got an appetite for more Level-5 games? Well then, be sure to save some room for The Snack World, as a western release appears to be on the way. After a rating for Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold appeared on the Australian Classification Board in April, a classification has now popped up
Wednesday4th Sep 2019
The end of an era
In July, we found out the YouTube service for the 3DS would end in Japan on 3rd September. Well, it's now officially 4th September in Japan and according to Japanese Nintendo, Google has removed this app and service from the system's eShop. If you're located in this region, you'll no longer be able to download this free app for...
Monday2nd Sep 2019
Plus Boxboy! and Bravely Default
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 discounted prices. There are eight new discounts up for grabs this time, including a nice selection of Mario games, some highly enjoyable Pokémon games (we loved TCG on Game Boy...
Sunday1st Sep 2019
Depending on how you feel about the 3DS and Wii U, you may or may not be pleased to hear software discounts for these two systems are no longer being offered on the My Nintendo website in Japan. According to Japanese Nintendo, the page where you could once redeem these rewards no longer exists. If you attempt to navigate to it, you'll...
Tuesday27th Aug 2019
Update: Possibly thanks to new EU ruling
Update (27th Aug, 13:45 BST): Further digging suggests that the change could be thanks to PSD2, a new payment directive adopted by the European Parliament. PSD2 is said to add new levels of protection for those making purchases online and make cross-border European payment services safer, and it comes into...
Happiness through stability
Guess what? Nintendo just pushed a new firmware update out for the good old Nintendo 3DS. Double guess what? All it does is make the system more stable, and - as you'll know if you've been following the exciting business of 3DS firmware updates over the years - it was pretty darned stable already. Version number...
Sunday25th Aug 2019
But what about the 3D one?
The 3DS is easily one of the greatest Nintendo systems of all-time thanks to its vast library of games and fancy features that took handheld gaming to the next level. As its time in the spotlight draws to a close, Nintendo appears to have officially phased out the 3D model on its North American website. As spotted by the...
Saturday24th Aug 2019
The Persona series might not be as globally recognised as Mario or Pikachu just yet, but it's certainly grown in popularity over the past number of years. In fact, it recently reached a significant milestone in its history. According to Atlus, in a blog post over on the official Japanese Persona website, the entire series has now sold more...
Friday16th Aug 2019
A true icon
Update: Sorry folks, it seems like this whole story is most likely a hoax and some unsavoury concerns have been raised over the people involved in the story. Original Story: Over the last few days, a teenage girl has gone viral on Twitter after using a number of unorthodox devices to send tweets to her followers and we have to say,...
Friday2nd Aug 2019
Including a Game & Watch collection
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 discounted prices. There are a handful of Super Mario games to choose from this time around, as well as a couple of Yo-Kai Watch games and more. As always, you can take...
Tuesday30th Jul 2019
The top Nintendo-published games
The Nintendo 3DS may well be on its very last legs, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the games which made it the fantastic console it was (and still is). We've already looked at the top ten best-selling Switch games earlier today, but now it's time to turn our attention to its older cousin, the 3DS. As you...
Just 200,000 units sold in the last quarter
The 3DS is a remarkable machine and has played host to some of the best games of the past decade. However, every console has its time in the sun, and despite Nintendo's protests, the 3DS really is dead now. In Nintendo's latest financial report, it was revealed that the 3DS sold j
Turning off the lights
Nintendo's website has revealed Google's YouTube service for the 3DS will end on 3rd September in Japan. After this date, users in this region will no longer be able to download the free app from the 3DS eShop. The YouTube app for the 3DS originally went live in 2013 and followed on from the YouTube update for the Wii U...
Thursday25th Jul 2019
A sizzling summer deal
The Nintendo Official UK Store has a new deal which would be a perfect way to get started with the 3DS family of systems. You can now pick up a New Nintendo 2DS XL along with three games for just £135 (which can cost up to £209.97 ordinarily). The 3DS family - which includes the 2DS XL, of course - now has an amazing...
Wednesday24th Jul 2019
Update: As a reminder, Nintendo's huge summer sale ends tomorrow, 25th July. Make sure to pick up any of these bargains before then! Original Article: The European Nintendo Download has just gone live for this week, but we're also being treated to a monstrous sale across Nintendo Switch and 3DS. This 'Summer Sale' includes more...
Thursday11th Jul 2019
"as long as there is demand"
The Nintendo Switch Lite seems like the perfect successor to the 3DS line of systems. It's a dedicated handheld and it's more affordable than the original Switch hardware. Despite this, Nintendo has no plans to drop support for its existing handheld device just yet. During an interview with The Verge, shortly after the...