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  • News Famitsu Reveals Japan's Best Selling Games Of The 21st Century

    New Super Mario Claims Top Spot

    Japanese video game publication Famitsu has just unveiled the top 100 Best Selling Video Games in Japan for the 21st Century (the period 1st January 2001 until 29th September 2013), and as expected Nintendo games feature heavily, with nine of the top ten games being for Nintendo platforms — seven of which are for...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Helps Capcom Boost Overall Sales By 16.9%

    The franchise has shifted 27 million copies over the years

    Capcom has posted its financial earnings for the six month period ending 30th September 2013 and things are looking good for the Japanese firm as sales have shot up 16.9 percent on last year's figures, with the help of popular titles such as Monster Hunter 4. Indeed, anyone who's been...

  • News Iwata Braves Press Conference to Explain Nintendo's Earnings

    Has faith that upcoming releases will reverse company's fortunes

    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata made an appearance at a press conference in Osaka, Japan earlier today to explain the company's most recent financial results. Speaking about the ongoing troubles that Nintendo is currently experiencing with the Wii U, Iwata suggested that both the...

  • News 3DS Tops NPD Hardware Charts Once Again, As Wii U Sales Increase More Than 200%

    Nintendo talks up momentum for both systems

    It's NPD results time for US video game sales, and though the numbers are often debated due to their focus on physical retail, they nevertheless provide some useful data to gauge Nintendo's performance in such an important market. Nintendo has taken the opportunity to rush out of the gate to reveal its...

  • News Rayman Legends And Splinter Cell Blacklist Both Sold Less Than Expected, Says Ubisoft

    Where now for these two long-running franchises?

    Yesterday, we reported that French publisher Ubisoft had pushed back the highly-anticipated Watch_Dogs to Spring 2014, and today brings more dismal news — it has been confirmed during a conference call that both Rayman Legends and

  • News Pokémon X & Y Sell Over Four Million Copies Worldwide in Just Two Days

    The fastest-selling 3DS games of all time

    The excitement and buzz around Pokémon X & Y ahead of their worldwide launch was extraordinary, and it seems that the perceived hype has converted into big sales for the titles. Nintendo has announced that the two releases, combined, sold over four million copies in just two days, on Saturday 12th and...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Surpasses Three Million Sales in Japan

    Including download numbers

    As we've reported in recent weeks, Monster Hunter 4 has been achieving particularly impressive sales since its launch in Japan, moving quickly towards Capcom's targets. The company had anticipated 2.8 million sales by the end of March 2014, yet has now confirmed that the title has already surpassed three million sales at...

  • News IDC Expects Console Sales To Rise This Year

    Console channel downloads also expected to exceed those of PC

    The number of game console bundles shipped worldwide in 2013 will be slightly higher than the 2012 total of approximately 33 million bundles, according to a new report from the International Data Corporation. Console sales have been sliding since 2009 but the research company claims...

  • News Lifetime Sales for the 3DS Have Now Surpassed the Wii in Japan

    Cripes...

    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...

  • News Wii U UK Software Sales on an Upward Trend, But Have a Long Way to Go

    Still well behind DS and Wii, as 3DS leads Nintendo systems

    Recent weeks have seen a couple of high-profile titles, published by Nintendo, arrive on the Wii U. In terms of the UK market, Pikmin 3 arrived in late July while The Wonderful 101 landed in late August. It seems those releases contributed, with some others, to bring an increase in Wii U...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Launch Sales Estimated to be a Series High

    Surpassing PSP release Monster Hunter Portable 3rd

    Earlier this week we reported that Monster Hunter 4 had surged to number one in the Japanese charts, selling an outstanding 1,715,060 units at physical retail in just two days. Those figures were impressive, but Media Create has estimated that the latest release may have enjoyed the biggest-selling...

  • News Monster Hunter 4 Ships Over Two Million Copies in Four Days

    That's just monstrous

    So, Monster Hunter 4 is out now in Japan. While Capcom has admittedly had a hard time replicating the success of the franchise in the West, in Japan it's a sure thing, as a dedicated and monstrously large fan-base rarely hesitates to weigh-in on the latest entry. We'll give you one guess what'll be top of this week's Japanese...

  • News 3DS Reigns in the U.S. for Another Month as Pikmin 3 Sneaks Into the Top 10

    NPD results bring good news for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, too

    The NPD results for August video game sales in the U.S. have been released, bringing more good news for the momentum of the 3DS and a gllimmer of light in Wii U software sales. With a number of blockbusters — in particular Madden NFL 25 — arriving, August brought the first...

  • News Capcom Expects A Significant Decline in Packaged Games Come 2017

    Will be focusing more on digital

    Capcom has predicted a significant fall in its packaged game sales come 2017, but believes other areas of its business will help make up for the drop in revenue. In its annual report the Japanese giant revealed it shipped 14 million units overall in the 12 months ending 31st March 2013, with North America being its...

  • News Early Estimates Place Pikmin 3 August Sales in the U.S. at 185,000 Units

    Not too far behind multi-platform titles such as Disney Infinity

    Later this week, on 12th September, the NPD results for August video game sales in the U.S. will be revealed and, in addition, Nintendo may or may not reveal key statistics and sales of its own. The statistics from NPD aren't without flaws and shortcomings, particularly as they don't...

  • News Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director Pleased with Early Wii U Sales

    Patch for GamePad music also said to be on its way

    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is still a fresh arrival on the Wii U eShop, with just over 2 weeks’ exposure in Europe and a release only yesterday in North America. But it’s never too early to talk about sales expectations, right? Adrian Goersch, managing director at developer Black Forest...

  • News Professor Layton Franchise Sales Hit 15 Million, Guild Downloads Reach 400,000

    Ni No Kuni performed well on DS

    Today seems to be Level-5 day, courtesy of its Vision press conference in Japan. From a Nintendo gamer's perspective the big news is that the peculiar-looking Layton 7 is confirmed for the 3DS, while new RPG Wonder Flick is coming to the Wii U in Japan and, hopefully, West in the future. Alongside new game reveals,...

  • News Sales Data Demonstrates a Slow Wii to Wii U Transition Compared to Past Generations

    The little system goes on and on

    Over the past nine months, since the Wii U arrived on the scene, we've seen the inevitable launch day sell-outs make way for a drop-off in sales. As a trend that's fairly common, though in the case of Nintendo's system the loss of momentum was pronounced by an absence of killer software, and it's endured some...

  • News Thriving 3DS Remains the Best Selling Video Game Platform for July in the US

    Handheld remains top for third month straight

    The Nintendo 3DS continued to sell well last month as it remained top of the charts for video game hardware sales in the US. But hardware sales across all platforms aren't looking quite so positive with a noticeable drop in sales for July. Industry sales as a whole dropped by 19 percent to $443 million...

  • News Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Reportedly Sells Less Than 2000 Copies in Debut Week

    Oh dear

    Earlier this year, as part of a 'SEGA Direct' segment broadcast in Japan, Satoru Iwata and Toshihiro Nagoshi introduced Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, a bundled re-release of the two PlayStation 2 games. A potential problem for this title was that it was already released in the region on PS3 in November 2012, with the very real possibility that most...

  • News Wii U Price Cuts Only Brought Modest Additional Sales for Asda and Amazon UK

    A part of just 10,000 Q1 sales outside of Japan and North America

    Nintendo's recently announced sales figures (covering 1st April to 30th June) for Wii U made grim reading, re-emphasizing the stalled momentum of the system and further explaining the company's repeated message that it would be the second half of the year that would be of the most...

  • News Capcom Confirms 37.3% Drop in Profits in Second Quarter of 2013

    Lack of new releases sees profits tumble

    Capcom has confirmed its profits took a big hit in the second quarter of 2013, largely down to the low amount of new releases. The company recorded net sales of 17.4 billion yen for the three months to 30th June ($178.7 million/ £117.5 million/ €134.2 million), down 6.2 percent compared to the second...

  • News SEGA Reveals Jump in Profits in Q2 Results

    Boxed sales witness a slowdown, while digital performs well

    SEGA has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2013, revealing a massive 408 percent leap in profits. The company recorded a 12.9 billion yen ($131.8 million/ £87 million/ €99.4 million ) profit between 1st April and 30th June, compared to the 2.5 billion yen ($25.8...

  • News Nintendo Reports 150% Download Revenue Increase Over Equivalent Quarter Last Year

    Wii hardware and 3DS software sales each pass 100 million units

    Nintendo has released its first quarter financial results which delivered a net profit, significant 3DS success and some cringe-worthy Wii U figures. Alongside the main results, Nintendo has released some other tid-bits of information to highlight notable landmarks and game sales over...

  • News Wii U Finally Hits One Million Sales in Japan

    It's a marathon, not a sprint

    The Wii U has had a tough opening eight months on the market, which doesn't rule out the system's prospects but, nevertheless, has been a source of disappointment for Nintendo as it's missed various sales targets. While it may not be moving the number of units that the company would hope, it's nevertheless reached a...

  • News Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Years

    3DS sales, new games thought to fuel rise

    The stock market can be a fickle creature, rising and falling on investors’ whims, but for today at least Nintendo has a high mark to celebrate. According to Bloomberg, Nintendo jumped four percent in Tokyo trading to close the day at 14,050 yen, the highest closing price since July 2011. Speculators are...

  • News Pikmin 3 Shifts Slightly More Copies Than The Original in First Week in Japan

    Naturally, it sold less than Pikmin 2

    Pikmin 3 was released in Japan last week and new data from Media Create has shown it has sold a respectable number of copies. The folks at Siliconera have put together a little comparison chart showing how the third game in the series sold in relation to its two predecessors. As we know, Pikmin 3 sold 92,720...

  • News Nintendo States That the 3DS is Outselling PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK

    A turn up for the books

    The 3DS has been doing well in Japan for a long time, and the most recent U.S. sales in June had the portable topping the hardware charts. After some good showings for various titles, including Mario & Luigi: Dream Team making its debut at number two in the UK all-format charts, Nintendo UK has told

  • News 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf Drive Strong U.S. Sales in June

    Over 500,000 copies of New Leaf sold last month

    Today is NPD results day, where physical retail sales for the U.S. are combined with select information that manufacturers decide to provide. In the case of Nintendo, the company has been more than happy to outline its successes in June, largely driven by the 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. For the...

  • News Just 3% of All Ubisoft's Sales Came From Wii U in Q2 2013

    To be fair, it hasn't released a game on it for over 6 months

    Ubisoft has held its latest earnings call where it stated it was pleased with the number of pre-orders for the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4. During the call, the company's CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that just 3% of its total sales in the second quarter of 2013 were from Wii U,...

  • News 3DS UK Success in 2013 Offset by Abysmal Wii U Figures

    A lot of ground to make up

    As we're now into July — and melting in a heat wave to suit the time of year — sales data has emerged for UK video game sales in the first six months of the year. Gamasutra has broken down the key data as published in MCV magazine, and from Nintendo's perspective it's a tale of two platforms on very different...

  • News 3DS UK Market Share Stood At 26% In May

    It was just 19% in Q1 2013

    The 3DS is really starting to push on in the UK and has upped its market share by seven percentage points since the beginning of 2013. During its analyst briefing, Nintendo stated that the 3DS had 26% market share in May, compared to just 19% between January and March. [tweet 344856520552493056] This could have been...

  • News Consumers Go Crazy For Wii U Following Xbox One Reveal

    One of Amazon UK's biggest movers and shakers

    It’s no secret that the Xbox One reveal did not go as smoothly as Microsoft might have hoped. For some, the idea of buying a giant Betamax-styled brick that blocks used games and requires the Kinect camera to function was a big turn-off — even if it does make changing the TV channel a fraction of a...

  • News Target Weighs In With Wii U Basic Model Price Cut

    Similar to moves by retailers in the UK

    As the Wii U awaits high profile games to join its library in the second half of the year, the short term pressures on retailers to sell the systems are clearly taking a toll. Earlier in May, UK supermarket chain Asda sparked a mini retail war by slashing the console's price, with some — not all — rivals...

  • News Recent Taiko Drum Master Games Ship Over 500,000 in Japan

    Rhythm games aren't fully dead just yet

    While the manic clacking of plastic guitars has largely fallen quiet across the world, Japan still has a place in its rhythm gaming heart for a different instrument: the humble-yet-iconic taiko drum. According to Siliconera, Namco Bandai has announced more than 500,000 combined units shipped for two titles in...

  • News Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City 3DS Stand Their Ground in UK Top 10

    Fire Emblem: Awakening still present but on its way out

    The latest UK Video Games Charts by UKIE for last week show that Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins are still holding their own in the top 10 of the all-format results. Chase McCain's prequel adventure for 3DS finds itself at number eight for the third week...

  • News CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry Trends And Has "Lost Touch With Reality"

    Time for more gloomy predictions

    Toot toot! The Doom & Gloom Express is pulling into the station, making another stop en route toward the predicted potential downfall of Nintendo! Who’s that stepping up to get their ticket punched? Why, it’s tech writer Adrian Covert at CNN Money! In a piece entitled “Nintendo’s big problem”, Covert...

  • News There's Still Plenty Of Interest In Older Pokémon Games

    People are still buying the previous titles

    This year Nintendo announced it would be bringing a brand new Pokémon title to the 3DS in the form of Pokémon X & Y. This new iteration breaks the mould set by previous games and incorporates full 3D environments instead of the conventional top-down view we're all used to. Of course, Pokémon Black...

  • News Nintendo of America Announces Impressive Download Figures and Sales for 3DS

    Online connection rate for the system is 67%

    Alongside today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, Nintendo of America has been speaking to members of the press about the handheld's recent successes, and we've been fortunate enough to be on hand for the details. Some facts and figures for the 3DS in the region have been revealed by Scott Moffitt, and they...

  • News Pachter: Price Cut Unlikely To Help Wii U Without Software Support

    Expects continued slow sales

    Sometimes it’s rather difficult not to see Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter as the herald of the U-pocalypse, but you can’t say he isn’t committed to his job. According to GamesIndustry International, Pachter has forecast sales of just 55,000 Wii U consoles within the last month, as NPD Group prepares to...

  • News Japanese Games Market Makes Long Due Return to Growth

    5% boost in hardware offsets drop in software sales

    Quite often we share the latest weeks' Japanese sales charts with you, to highlight how a new release is performing and to track hardware sales in Nintendo's homeland. A trend that's been consistent for well over a year has been 3DS dominance, with some occasions where the combined sales of the...

  • News Nintendo of Europe Apologises for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Stock Shortage

    Did you manage to hunt down a copy?

    After a fairly lengthy spell of very few notable Wii U retail releases, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate arrived in Europe on 22nd March as Capcom's latest attempt to popularise the series further in the West. It seemed to help, with the game being attributed as part of the reason for a Wii U sales spike and with the...

  • News Little Inferno Hits High Temperatures With Impressive Sales

    Tomorrow Corporation left with money to burn

    Of all the titles currently residing in the Wii U eShop, Little Inferno is one of the more unusual. It's essentially a fireplace simulator set in a dystopian world that has you burn things in order to pick up coins, which in turn are used to buy more stuff to throw into the fire. It's hardly what you'd...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Spooks Its Way Into UK Top Ten

    LEGO City Undercover can't quite crack the case

    Last week saw two notable new releases on Nintendo platforms in the UK, with Luigi's Mansion 2 — known as Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon in some regions — hitting 3DS, and LEGO City Undercover landing on Wii U. Luigi's ghost-filled adventure enjoyed the best performance of the two, coming in at 5th...

  • News Retro City Rampage Has Only Sold a Quarter of the WiiWare Sales Threshold

    A return in investment looks a long way away

    Just over a month ago Retro City Rampage arrived on the Wii Shop on the Wii and, of course, Wii U, bringing a wacky, irreverent tale cloaked in endless parodies and retro-GTA infused gameplay. As a last fling for the WiiWare service, it was in our opinion worth the wait. As explained to us in our

  • News Nintendo of France: Games Will Improve Wii U Sales, Not A Price Cut

    Boost in 3DS sales attributed to first party releases

    A lot has been said about the Wii U and its slow sales in 2013. For example, research emerged yesterday from ABI which claimed the success of Nintendo's new home console hinged on a price cut. However, not everyone agrees with this statement. Speaking at GameStop's post-earnings financial call,...

  • News New Research Claims Wii U Success Hinges On A Price Cut

    ABI believes the video game market is set to improve

    The video game market has been contracting in recent years. According to research from ABI, sales of video game consoles dropped by around a quarter in 2012 as the big three systems came towards the end of their life cycles. The launch of the Wii U over the festive period was reasonably...

  • News Gunman Clive eShop Sales Surpass Combined Totals on iOS and Android

    That's a bit Mega

    When it comes to high-quality budget offerings on the 3DS eShop, we're not sure that they come any better than Gunman Clive, an action platformer with stylish visuals, multiple playable characters and a number of homages to classic franchises such as Mega Man. Although originally available on Android and iOS devices, with virtual...

  • News Aussie Retailers Express Their Views on Wii U

    Nintendo 'needs to build awareness'

    Wii U has had a difficult few months in practically every country since the New Year. Many have attributed it to a distinct lack of new releases - something that is beginning to improve with the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. One nation where Wii U owners have had a more difficult time than others is...

  • News Wii Mini Generating Little Interest in The UK

    Maybe the cold weather is putting people off...

    The Wii Mini emerged as a Canadian exclusive back in December and, relatively speaking, it did reasonably well - shifting 35,700 units between its launch and 31st January. This lead Nintendo to bring the bizarre little console to other markets - one of which was the UK, where it was rele