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Nintendo remains committed to 3D content, despite 2DS switch

Big questions were asked of the 3D future of the 3DS when Nintendo revealed that its latest version, the 2DS, had done away with the 3D screen. Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata, however, has told investors that the new machine does not represent an end to the company’s portable 3D ambitions. …

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2DS enjoys half-term sales spike

Sales of Nintendo’s latest portable surged last week after retailers cut the price. 2DS was launched three weeks ago alongside Pokmon X and Y. The machine was on sale for around 110, but last week major retailers including Argos, Amazon and Tesco cut the machine to under 100 to coincide …

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2DS drops below £100 at UK retail

Nintendo’s handheld console 2DS has dropped below the 100 barrier at several UK retailers. Having arrived in the UK on October 12th at 109.99, a drop to below 100 was always inevitable as Christmas approached, although perhaps some would have thought retail would have waited longer than ten days. Sainsbury’s …

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NPD September: Wii U sales up, 3DS tops hardware charts

Nintendo has announced strong sales results in September for both Wii U and 3DS. The company issued a press release just ahead of NPD’s September 2013 report, revealing that Wii U sales were up 200 per cent month-over-month during the period. The Wii U Deluxe Bundle’s $50 price cut and …

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Pokemon X and Y – The real UK No.1

Pokemon X and Y would have been the real UK No.1, if sales of the games were combined. UK stat tracker Chart-Track lists both games separately, with Pokemon Y at No.3 and Pokemon X at No.4, behind FIFA 14 in second place and GTA V at No.1. But if both …

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UK retail flagrantly disregards Pokemon X and Y release date

We all know some cheeky indies like to put games out a few days early. And that Doris in Tesco might mistakenly sell you a copy of GTA V before launch. But how about thousands of UK stores selling a game a day before it’s released? Well that is what …

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‘Price is not the problem’ – The Wii U rescue plan

The Wii U state of emergency was declared a long time ago. A poor launch was followed by almost nine months of silence – no blockbuster titles, no huge marketing push. Pikmin 3 in July inspired a flicker of activity, but that was about it. Asda and Morrisons dropped the …

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Nintendo: DS/2DS/3DS is "quite a simple proposition"

When 3DS launched, MCV visited High Street stores to talk 3DS with store staff, and we were disappointed by the results. Several of the men and women whose job it was to sell Nintendo’s new portable told us that the 3DS was just a DS with a 3D screen. Not …

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2DS will be Nintendo’s biggest launch of the year

Forget PlayStation and Xbox. It’s Nintendo that is spending more money than anyone to win over a new generation of gamers. The platform holder told MCV that it will spend big on advertising 2DS to parents and kids this Christmas. 2DS was unveiled last week. It plays 3DS titles in …

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2DS and Nintendo’s bid to win over the next-generation in the latest MCV

This week’s edition of MCV is rammed with 100 pages of insight on the games media, Nintendo 2DS and the world of Quality Assurance. Our full Games Media Awards finalists guide is inside, as is the latest news and thoughts from the journalists, publisher and ad agencies. We also speak …

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