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Wii Mini Coming to the U.K. on March 22

Sales of Nintendo‘s Wii U haven’t haven’t been quite as high as the company had been hoping. In January, fewer than 100,000 Wii U’s were sold worldwide and Nintendo recently revised down its quarterly sales estimates. So what’s Nintendo to …

Mobile Gamers Spend More On iOS, Android Than On Dedicated Handhelds
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The smartphone is going to be the death of the dedicated handheld. That’s the line being fed to us by pretty much every analyst these days. The handheld defense league would refute these claims, but mobile proponents now have cold, …

Miyamoto Becomes A Ghostbuster, Talks Up Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

The business world will tell you that the Wii U is doomed. After all, the console only sold 57,000 units in January, which is by all accounts pretty bad. That being said, Nintendo is taking it all in stride, and …

Ubisoft Will Release Rayman Legends’ Challenge Mode For Free In April To Wii U Gamers

After being an early proponent of the Wii U, Ubisoft had seemingly lost the support of the console’s fans after delaying the highly anticipated Rayman Legends until September. Despite the game being done, Ubisoft wanted to release the game across …

Harlem Shake at Nintendo Features Luigi, Lots of Green

Over the past few weeks it has become almost mandatory that every office with a video camera create a Harlem Shake video. It’s a trend that has hit Groupon, The Daily Show, and even Google and Facebook have gotten in …

Playing Games With A Wiimote Makes You More Hostile

Nintendo prides itself on making family friendly entertainment that anybody can enjoy. The Nintendo Wii was the best selling console in the last console generation largely due to it broad, casual appeal. That being said, a new study has found …

Nintendo Sells Less Than 100,000 Wii U Units In January

The latest NPD numbers for January were just released, and things aren’t looking good for Nintendo. The company that recently vowed to sell 4 million Wii U units by the end of March only managed to sell through less than …

Google Street View Hits The Wii U Google Street View Hits The Wii U

Nintendo announced on Thursday that Wii Street U powered by Google is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. This is an app that lets users access Google Street View, and view 360-degree imagery of locations all over …

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Comes Out June 9

Today’s Nintendo Direct may have been all about the “Year of Luigi,” but a few non-Luigi games did slip through into the presentation. In particular, details on the release of the new Animal Crossing title were revealed. Fans of the …

Nintendo 3DS eShop Gets A Number Of Unique Titles This Spring

The Nintendo eShop for 3DS has been a bastion of creativity and innovation since it first launched in 2011. Nintendo’s own studios have created a number of unique titles for the service that don’t conform to the conventions set by …

LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins Previewed by Nintendo

Today’s Nintendo Direct was almost entirely 3DS-related, and the “Year of Luigi” theme carried through most of the presentation. There was, however, an interlude in which non-Luigi games were featured and a longer look at LEGO City Undercover: The Chase …

Watch This Morning’s Luigi Powered Nintendo Direct
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This morning, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata sported a rather fetching Luigi hat and announced 2013 as the year of Luigi. He said it’s about time the character got his due after being a supporting character for so long. Of course, …

New Nintendo Direct Scheduled For Valentine’s Day

Despite some rather important launch titles being delayed further into the year, the Wii U still loves you. That’s at least what Nintendo may be trying to get across tomorrow with a special Valentine’s Day Nintendo Direct. Nintendo announced that …

New LEGO City Undercover Trailer Goes Undercover
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The announcement yesterday that Rayman Legends will be delayed to September and will no longer be a Wii U exclusive was a huge blow to early adopters of the Wii U. The title was one of the most anticipated games …

Rayman Legends No Longer A Wii U Exclusive, Delayed To September

The Wii U’s impressive launch window has slowly become a barren wasteland. The one shining light of hope was February 26 – the launch of Rayman Legends. Now that title has even been pushed back further into the year, but …

Metacritic Scores 2012′s Best Game Publishers

Metacritic, the popular video game review aggregator, has released its third yearly breakdown of the best gaming publishers. The rankings come as an aggregate of the critic Metacritic scores of each publisher’s titles released in 2012. Sales and user reviews …

LEGO City Undercover Trailer Previews Wii U GamePad Integration

During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo made a point to apologize to early Wii U adopters for the lack of new games coming out in February and March. However, one of the most promising “launch window” titles will be released …

Nintendo Revises Sales Forecast, Lowers Expectations For Hardware And Software

Before the Wii U launched, Nintendo said it expected to sell 5.5 million units before the end of its fiscal year in March. It’s entirely possible, but some were skeptical. Now Nintendo doesn’t even think it can reach such a …

New Fire Emblem: Awakening Trailer Details Character Progression

All RPGs feature character progression to an extent. Modern RPGs have been streamlining progression, however, as more and more players don’t want to deal with the number crunching and item management involved. One stalwart against this trend of simplification is …

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Gets 4 Player Online Co-Op

The first Luigi’s Mansion has often been described as Nintendo’s first and only foray into survival horror. Part of the appeal was that Luigi was all by himself as he attempted to solve the mystery of the mansion and save …

Check Out Today’s Nintendo Direct In All Its Glory

Early this morning, Nintendo sent a message to its fans and detractors – the company is serious about bringing top notch games to its newest system. The Wii went through years of casual gimmicks and broken promises before it delivered …