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Tag Archives: Wii

Satoru Iwata has pledged to deliver “Nintendo-like” profits


By the end of fiscal year March 30, 2014, Satoru Iwata has pledged to deliver “Nintendo-like” profits, as is evident in a report uncovered by Nintendo Life. Nintendo struggled with the Wii U, but strong Wii and 3DS sales keep driving it forward. The financial report is available for downloading, and we’re posting excerpts of it for you: “Since the ... Read More »

Wii achieves 100 million sales milestone


210.000 units sold in the past quarter of 2013 were enough to push the Wii’s lifetime sales to the point of 100.04 million units, making the console reach an impressive part in its history. Software sales for the platform stand at 87.273 million units. The Big N predicts two million more Wii sales in the year ending March 31, 2014, ... Read More »

Nintendo #1 Japanese publisher for first half of 2013

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Tremendous victory for Nintendo, who was the most soccessful publisher in Japan for 2013′s first half, jumping over closest rival Namco Bandai by a margin the size of 1.71 million – more sales than anyone outside the top three even made. Going by platforms, the 3DS hugely outsold the rivals, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf being the top performer despite ... Read More »

3DS surpasses every other games console in June sales in the US


Nintendo has announced that 225,000 Nintendo 3DSs were sold across the US in June, making the platform the best-selling games hardware for the period. In comparison, Microsoft sold 140,000 Xbox 360 units during the same time period, which the firm says makes it 30 consecutive months as the “best-selling console in the US”. There are no publicly reported figures for ... Read More »

5 things Nintendo can do to save the Wii U

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It’s no secret that the Wii U had a rocky launch — at best. This isn’t the first time we see that; the Vita has just lately been picking up the pace, while the 3DS was, at first, very worrying. However, the Wii U is a case on its own, and you might ask, why? Simply because Nintendo is repeating ... Read More »

Wii U DOA?

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Wii U has been a slump lately, and Nintendo’s been trying to save the day by giving away free dev kits. But even with its latest efforts, Games Thirst’s Tim Ceaser reckons that it’s too late for the console, and although it won’t flop like the Virtual Boy, Wii U won’t be the blockbuster hit is predecessor was. Read More »

Miyamoto, the Wii U and more


Shigeru Miyamoto, the man you can attach on the word “success” in the gaming dictionary, discusses Nintendo’s upcoming console, and more, in a lengthy interview on IGN. “Of course I’ve experienced a number of times how we as a company launch new hardware, and each time I have to confess I am more nervous than excited,” he laughs. Something’s different ... Read More »

Nintendo gives rough release schedule

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In a document on the official Nintendo website, we can get a rough look of what’s to come from the Japanese company for this and the next year, with some titles’ release dates still to be decided (TBD), per region. Enjoy it below: Japan 3DS Nintendo 3DS XL — 7/28/2012 Animal Crossing (temp title) — Fall 2012 Demon Training — 7/28/2012 Girls Mode ... Read More »

Two new Super Smash Bros. In Development.


Masahiro Sakurai, who’s just finished serving lead duties on Kid Icarus: Uprising, has announced he’s moving onto preliminary research for his next project. Sakurai will be working with Nintendo on the future of the Smash Bros series, which he created in 1999 during his time with HAL Laboratory. Perhaps most exciting for Nintendo fans is the news that Sakurai’s vision ... Read More »