Despite Nintendo’s insistence on improving their online infrastructure for the WiiU and 3DS, one thing games have noticed is that many traditional Nintendo games do not have online components, but local multiplayer. As an example, the released Pikmin 3 did not have internet due to…..
Nintendo has just released some of their most recent sales data for the 3DS and Wii U. The company’s 3DS handheld finished last month as the top selling hardware in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive month. Furthermore, the September 20th price cut of the…..
Erik Johnson of MCVUK has reported that Nintendo are allowing Ripstone, developers of Pure Chess to implement cross-platform multiplayer on their upcoming Nintendo platform releases. Historically console gatekeepers like Nintendo, Sony & Microsoft have frowned on such moves unless it is within their own carefully…..
The Wii U has seen its fair share of struggles, especially with third parties. Concerned over the install base and profitability, many third parties have stepped away from supporting the Wii U until the base increases, such as EA, Activision and Ubisoft. This has not…..
Sure, the Wii U has seen its share of problems since last year’s launch, but Nintendo is working on a solution. That solution is games, and the company is throwing a ton of software at the problem. It’s a been long year for Wii U…..
China has had a ban on video game consoles for a very long time, but it has recently been announced that the country will lift that ban in the Shanghai free trade zone. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that foreign companies will be able…..
The ever changing games industry may be forcing Nintendo on a “path to irrelevance,” according to Atari founder and industry legend Nolan Bushnell. Speaking to the BBC in a recent interview, Bushnell said that due to Nintendo’s reliability on handheld consoles, and the fact that…..
Understandably, Nintendo is in a tight situation. The Wii U has not been the success they hoped it would be, with it selling roughly half as much as the Wii during the same time frame. They recently had to announce a price cut due to…..
There has been some speculation that part of the Wii U’s problem is that its name does not do a good job to differentiate itself as a new console instead of a peripheral. This was most evident on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon when he mistakenly…..
Yes, you read that correctly. The Nintendo 2DS. Nintendo will introduce the new console on October 12th, the same day that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launch, for a retail price of $129.99. The aim of the console is that it’ll be capable of playing ALL standard 3DS game…..
Some analysts have insisted that the pricing of the Wii U is what is hindering Wii U sales, and that a price cut should bring about more sales. Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo, disagrees. In an interview with CVG, Iwata insists that, “If the price…..
Much has been made about this “Golden Age of Indies”, with games like Braid, Fez, Journey and Super Meat Boy earning wide-spread praise and having some wonder if the days of publishers are numbered. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have also taken notice of this and,…..
Sonic Lost World is an action-adventure platformer that is currently being developed for both the 3DS and the WiiU. It will be published by Sega and developed by Sonic Team. Release Date: October 22, 2013. It currently allows both the Nintendo 3DS and the WiiU versions to…..
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. So goes the story for Nintendo, which just recently revealed their Q1 earnings. First, the good news. The 3DS sold 1.4 million units globally between April and June, with roughly one million being the…..
ASDA, the second largest supermarket chain in Britain and part of the Walmart chain of stores, has confirmed that they will no longer be stocking Wii U consoles, games or accessories in any of their 550 brick and mortar stores. “ASDA continues to offer customers…..
NPD figures have been released for the month of June. With gamers saving their pennies for Xbox One and PS4, it comes as no surprise that video game hardware and software both declined significantly last month. With software dropping nearly 15% and hardware down 30%,…..
The WiiU has been going through some tough times. After selling out its launch window, it has been suffering abysmal sales, with people like Peter Molyneux claiming Nintendo should go software-only. And now it appears that Nintendo has lost the support of third party developers,…..
Nintendo has been actively enforcing their rights to share gameplay footage from their games. Their policies have affected the “Let’s Play” communities on YouTube, Live Streamers on Twitch and UStream, and more recently, EVO 2013. The fighting game convention was looking to highlight Smash Bros……
Retro Studios’ new game has been revealed as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U. Just announced on this morning’s Nintendo Direct. This new Donkey title revolves around Vikings taking over Donkey Kong island. Tropical Freeze is being billed as the first HD…..
Nintendo has revealed their E3 2013 line-up in a very untraditional way. Skipping their yearly press conference, the company opted to deliver their message via Nintendo Direct. While live presentation is now over, you can find the archived version of the video, above. In it,…..
Following rumors from Kotaku that Nintendo may be phasing out the 8GB Wii U Basic Set, Nintendo of America has confirmed that this is not the case. The company explained in a recent statement to Polygon that they are currently working with retailers to “re-balance…..
It appears that GameStop will not be carrying the Wii U Basic System for much longer. Following E3 2013, the retailer is releasing instructions to send back all new 8GB Wii U Basic models. According to an internal memo discovered by Kotaku, it seems that…..
Traditionally the games that are shown at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) are usually playable only by the industry insiders who head out to the show. However, this year Nintendo is shaking things up a bit. Deciding to forgo their traditional press conference and bring games…..
“Let’s Play” videos have become quite popular over the last few years. For whatever reasons that push fans to YouTube to watch other people play games, the sheer number of views on popular “Let’s Play” channels is mind blowing. Recently, when Nintendo took aim at…..
The most recent edition of Nintendo Direct is all about the games. Their were plenty of big announcements in the online presentation, and most, if not all of them, revolved around software for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. From the known quantities of Super…..
For the first four months of 2013, Nintendo has seen an increase in 3DS software sales of over 50% in the United States only. While their Wii U platform might be facing some headwinds against the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and next-generation hype, their handheld…..
Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct live-stream which is set to focus on the upcoming titles for the Wii U and 3DS. On May 17th at 9 AM CST, the company will stream directly to their usual channels via uStream. This broadcast is an important…..
Nintendo will have a presence at E3 2013, but they will not be holding a press conference. The company recently announced that they are forgoing the annual event that has kicked off the E3 festivities on Tuesday just ahead of the E3 doors opening. Nintendo…..
In a new Nintendo Direct video announcement today, Nintendo revealed another massive list of news for its Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems. Topping the list for many gamers is an entirely new Nintendo 3DS game in The Legend of Zelda series set in the…..
Nintendo’s Wii U has been struggling in 2013. Worldwide sales for the console have been sluggish, and analysts and industry insiders don’t see this changing until more games are available on the platform. While some think that a price cut could help the console, Michael…..
We’re almost positive that you have fond memories of unwrapping a brand new copy of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask one Christmas morning. We can imagine the uncorked joy as you held your N64 controller and guided Link through Termina, solving one puzzle after the…..