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Watch Dogs smashes UK new IP records; Wii U hardware sales up 666%

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has become the best-selling new IP ever in the UK. UKIE Gfk Chart-Track says that the game beat the previous week one sales record for a new IP held by Rockstar’s 2011 crime hit LA Noire by an amazing 58 per cent. It also becomes the 17th …

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Mercedes DLC on its way to Mario Kart 8

Who saw that coming? Officially licensed Mercedes DLC is going to be released for Wii U’s Mario Kart 8. Japanese gamers will be able to download a version of the Mercedes GLA for use in the title, NeoGAF has spotted. As part of the agreement Mario will also feature in …

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E4 agrees to screen some Mario Kart TV race highlights

Channel 4’s E4 is to screen race uploads from upcoming Wii U racer Mario Kart 8. Players will be able to upload gameplay clips to Nintendo’s Mario Kart TV service. Following the game’s release on May 30th and running until Monday June 2nd, gamers will when uploading the clip have …

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Can Mario Kart 8 save the Wii U?

Did you know the blue ‘spiny’ shell in Mario Kart can now be stopped? I didn’t. Nintendo UK’s Mario brand manager Roger Langford revealed this to me in our interview this week. A new special item can stop the shell (which for the six people who don’t know mercilessly hunts …

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Nintendo hosting pop-up shop at MCM Comic Con

MCM Comic Con has been named as the host of Nintendo’s first ever pop-up shop. Stocked with Official Nintendo Store exclusives, fans will be able to get their hands on lucrative items including figurines from The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Super Mario series. The store will also offer games, …

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Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros WILL save Wii U, Iwata insists

This year’s release of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros will sell Wii U hardware and help the machine hit its 3.6m unit sales target. That’s according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who has told investors that the two titles are the pillars of our entire marketing strategy for …

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Nintendo reveals Mario Kart 8 web app

OK, it’s not quite the smartphone app we may have expected but a new Mario Kart 8 web service seems to be a step in the right direction for Nintendo. Going under the name Mario Kart TV, it will let players access race highlights and, if logged in with their …

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Mario Kart 8 Wii U (including extra game) is £200 at Tesco

A Premium Wii U with two games for 200 is exactly what Nintendo should be talking about. And that’s what is available right now from Tesco for those who use a (likely limited time) discount code. Tesco Direct is offering the Mario Kart 8 Premium Wii U bundle for 219.99. …

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Free Wii U game offered with Mario Kart 8

Nintendo is offering a free game from a selection of ten to anyone who buys and registers a copy of Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition. The ten available titles are: – Nintendo Land– New Super Mario Bros. U– Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U version)– Game & Wario– Pikmin 3– …

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