Tag Archives: Nintendo

Asda slashes Wii U price to £150/£200

Well ok, £149 and £199, but nobody cares about those extra pennies really, I think we’ve all caught on to the ‘just under’ marketing tactic. However the price drop is real, with Asda now pricing the two units £100 lower than they were when the new console was launched in November. This is of course the second time Asda has …

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Nintendo pulls profit from poor Wii U sales

Nintendo missed its sales target for the Wii U, by over 1.5 million consoles, leading everyone to believe that it would be unlikely to turn a profit for the past financial year – except that’s just what it’s done and it’s not too shabby either. While it actually sold less games and hardware than it did last year, when the …

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Nintendo Wii U sales not as high as expected

Nintendo has been forced to cut back its sales predictions for the newly released Wii U console from 5.5 million to 4 million by the end of the year. It also initially said that it would manage to push 24 million Wii U games by 2014, that has also been revised to a much reduced 16 million. This forecast is …

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Nintendo issues another Wii U firmware update

Nintendo’s Wii U has only been out in the UK for a few days at this point, but already it’s released several patches for the console. Today sees the unveiling of another, though it is mainly focused on minor tweaks but reports are that it still takes up to an hour to download. This is worrying considering it’s a firmware …

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Youtube App Appears on the Wii

Despite the fact that the Wii U is set to replace the Wii as Nintendo’s current generation console in just two days, Google has revealed a Youtube app for the machine, letting users watch videos from the sharing site on their Wii. It’s only in the US however, so don’t get too excited – as if you were already. The …

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8GB Wii U Requires a 5GB Install

The 8GB basic version of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U console requires at least 5GB to be used up in basic setup for account information, save allocation and other miscellaneous files. This means despite the fact that with the Wii U you’ll be able to download full games from the store, it’s only the premium console owners that will be able …

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Someone is already queuing for the Wii U

Despite the release of the Wii in his locale – Manhattan – not being until the 18th of November, a man calling himself Isaiah-Triforce Johnson, is already queuing for it. This despite the fact that we live in a world of online pre-orders that will ensure you receive your purchase on the day of release, without having to sleep on …

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Watch the new Wii U Advert Here

“A brand new console,” is how Nintendo’s new advert for the Wii U begins, “with a brand new idea.” This is the main focus for the minute long commercial, how the touch screen Gamepad changes the way we play games – much in the same way that the Wiimote did for the original Wii. Some of the highlighted features include …

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Pokemon Targeted by PETA Campaign

PETA has once again shown itself to have a noble aim, but an execution that is often ridiculous and meandering. Instead of focusing on real animal cruelty, the group has this time decided to go after Pokemon Black and White 2, claiming it promotes cruelty to animals. However in its usual confusing-amount-of-effort style, PETA has released its own flash game that sets …

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