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UK CHARTS: The Last of US is No.1

Sony’s widely acclaimed PS3 thriller The Last of Us is the UK number one game this week. The game has comfortably claimed the top spot, and helped drive a surge in the games market, which was worth 12.4m last week (stat calculated by MCV based on GfK/Chart-Track data). The market …

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From nearly skipping Europe to 21m sales – we explore the magic of Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing was the sort of game that should have never worked in the West. In a village filled with humanised animals, a player must set up a home, look after the garden, go fishing, write letters and perform other leisure activities. It’s exactly the sort of game that was …

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Major TV campaign for Animal Crossing 3DS

Nintendo is putting its money where its mouth is for upcoming 3DS system shifter, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The company tells MCV the game is a key release for the handheld and has organised an expansive TV campaign for launch. The firm has also booked press ads and launched special …

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UK listing for Animal Crossing themed 3DS hardware appears… and then vanishes

Nintendo appears to be on the verge of releasing a brand new 3DS SKU in the UK. Joystiq says that retailer ShopTo was yesterday carrying a listing for the Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS XL bundle that was previously released in Japan. The SKU reportedly contained the patterned 3DS (as …

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Mario & Luigi RPG and Donkey Kong Country announced; Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion and Fire Emblem release dates confirmed

Nintendo has announced three new titles for the 3DS – Mario & Luigi RPG, Donkey Kong Country 3D and Mario Golf. Revealed by Satoru Iwata himself – complete with a flattering green Luigi cap – Mario & Luigi RPG takes place in Luigi’s dreams. Mario Golf, meanwhile, is being developed …

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Animal Crossing propels 3DS skywards in Japan; Outsells Vita by 47:1

Sales of the PlayStation Vita have fallen to an all-time low in Japan, but that’s not Sony’s biggest concern this week. The release of new title Animal Crossing: New Leaf – a very popular IP in Japan – saw 3DS hardware sales rocket, with 187,077 units being shifted last week. …

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Iwata doesn’t want to "cheat or deceive" players with "unwholesome" Animal Crossing 3DS premium DLC

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said it would be unwholesome” to charge an additional fee for Animal Crossing 3DS DLC. Whether you agree with that will likely depend on whether you are a gamer or a Nintendo shareholder. The platform holder has recently strayed further than ever into the premium …

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NINTENDO: NintendoLand to be Wii U’s Wii Sports

Wii U is getting its own Wii Sports-style title in the form of NintendoLand. Reggie Fils-Aime announced the title during the platform holder’s E3 press conference, claiming that NintendoLand will have the same effect as the Wii’s launch title – it will make the new controller easier to understand for …

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VIDEO: Release date for Super Mario Land 3D and Mario Kart 7

Two of the 3DS’ key upcoming titles have finally been given concrete release dates, though Kid Icarus has been delayed until 2012. Super Mario 3D Land will be released in Europe on November 18th. It’s Mario’s first 3D platforming adventure, though details about the title still remain fairly thin on …

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E3 2010: Animal Crossing heading to 3DS

A new Animal Crossing title could be one of the first titles to be announced for Nintendo’s 3DS. That’s according to Destructoid’s sources, who claim that Nintendo has been using a 3D demo of the game to pitch the new handheld to developers and publishers. It is rumoured to be …

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