Entries in 'Wii U' (465)

Someone at Nintendo predicted 100m unit sales for Wii U

Someone at Nintendo predicted 100m unit sales for Wii U

To date Nintendo’s Wii U has sold 12.8m units since its release in 2012. It turns out that’s way, way less than at least one Nintendo executive predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2016 at 10:13AM in News
Miyamoto thinks Starfox is Wii U's most underrated game

Miyamoto thinks Starfox is Wii U's most underrated game

This year’s Star Fox Zero has been named as the Wii U’s most underrated game by legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
Devil's Third multiplayer is being shut down

Devil's Third multiplayer is being shut down

The online component of Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third for Wii U will be shut down in December.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Nicolas Wegnez named new Nintendo UK boss

Nicolas Wegnez named new Nintendo UK boss

Nicolas Wegnez has been named the new general manager at Nintendo UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 20th 2016 at 2:05PM in News

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The £2.1m question: Is Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee any good?

The £2.1m question: Is Playtonic's Yooka-Laylee any good?

Industry commentators have taken to calling Playtonic ‘the new Rare’.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 16th 2016 at 12:26PM in News
New Zelda rejected Wii U GamePad because it 'disrupts gameplay'

New Zelda rejected Wii U GamePad because it 'disrupts gameplay'

The producer of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has admitted that having experimented with it, his team rejected the idea of incorporating Wii U GamePad functionality into the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2016 at 11:04AM in News
Yooka-Laylee delayed to 2017; Playtonic internally handling Wii U and PC versions

Yooka-Laylee delayed to 2017; Playtonic internally handling Wii U and PC versions

Fans of 1990s hit Banjo-Kazooie will have to wait a little bit longer for its spiritual sequel.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 6th 2016 at 2:56PM in News
'Nintendo just switched off Wii U's life support'

'Nintendo just switched off Wii U's life support'

The Wii U is finished, say leading games retailers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 6th 2016 at 10:10AM in News

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GameStop: Wii U was disappointing to everyone

GameStop: Wii U was disappointing to everyone

The boss of GameStop has admitted that Wii U has fallen short of both its own expectations and those of its creator Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2016 at 1:25PM in News
Nintendo: NX will not be sold at a loss

Nintendo: NX will not be sold at a loss

Nintendo has reiterated that it will make money on each NX unit sold.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 2nd 2016 at 10:45PM in News
Nintendo says it could continue manufacturing Wii U for another two years

Nintendo says it could continue manufacturing Wii U for another two years

It has slashed its sales estimates and has virtually nothing on its release schedule, but Nintendo reckons Wii U manufacturing could continue for another two years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 3:22PM in News
Nintendo estimates only 800k Wii U sales this year

Nintendo estimates only 800k Wii U sales this year

Internal forecasts for the Wii U in Nintendo’s current financial year point to a possible cancellation for the hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:58AM in News

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New Zelda in development for NX and Wii U

New Zelda in development for NX and Wii U

The longstanding rumour has been confirmed – Nintendo’s next Zelda game is in development for both the Wii U and the NX.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:06AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to consoles merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to consoles merchandise

Console players are always keen on enhancing their gaming experience with the latest controller or the newest headset – and then brag about it on Reddit in an attempt to ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 7th 2016 at 11:10AM in News
Nintendo UK veteran James Honeywell departs after 21 years

Nintendo UK veteran James Honeywell departs after 21 years

Popular Nintendo UK marketing boss James Honeywell has left Nintendo after more than two decades at the platform holder.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 11:39AM in News
Developer cancels Wii U game after Nintendo fires employee in online abuse row

Developer cancels Wii U game after Nintendo fires employee in online abuse row

Necrosoft Games has cancelled a planned Wii U title after Nintendo fired marketing employee Alison Rapp.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 31st 2016 at 8:22AM in News

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Wii U hardware sales up 151 per cent as Pokkén Tournament debuts in Japan

Wii U hardware sales up 151 per cent as Pokkén Tournament debuts in Japan

Pokémon Tekken fighting game crossover title Pokkén Tournament has shot straight to No.1 in Japan according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Nintendo denies it is cancelling Wii U production

Nintendo denies it is cancelling Wii U production

Nintendo has played down rumours suggesting it is ceasing production of the Wii U.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Star Fox Zero adds invincible mode for youngsters

Star Fox Zero adds invincible mode for youngsters

Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U title Star Fox Zero will work hard to ensure that it is accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2016 at 11:20AM in News
Next console Zelda will be 'something new'

Next console Zelda will be 'something new'

Nintendo’s in-development console Zelda title will reinvent the series in much the same way Ocarina of Time did.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 12:57PM in News
Project Guard gets a Star Fox makeover and is out next month

Project Guard gets a Star Fox makeover and is out next month

Shigeru Miyamoto’s Wii U game Project Guard will launch next month, only with a new name.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 4th 2016 at 2:30PM in News
New Paper Mario for Wii U and Kirby for 3DS

New Paper Mario for Wii U and Kirby for 3DS

The NX may hopefully only be a few months away, but Nintendo hasn’t stopped announcing new titles for the Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2016 at 9:23AM in News
Next Zelda coming to NX rumour gains weight

Next Zelda coming to NX rumour gains weight

The in-development Zelda title for Wii U will also be released on NX, according to rumours online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 29th 2016 at 11:27AM in News