Tag Archives: nintendo 3ds

New Super Mario Bros 2 pre-order bonus is exclusive to GAME

Consumers who buy New Super Mario Bros 2 from GAME or Gamestation will receive a special coin case. The case is a replica of Mario’s iconic coins, and can hold a ‘number of small objects’ including 3DS game cards. The upcoming Mario title is part of a fresh push behind …

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3DS accounts for half of Japanese hardware sales

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that more than 50 per cent of Japanese hardware sales are taken by 3DS. The platform holder’s CEO defended the handheld’s sales performance during a recent meeting with shareholders, according to VG247. "While the Nintendo 3DS has a certain degree of sales momentum in …

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ANALYSIS: Nintendo reinvents the download

Nintendo has caved to the online revolution, and will soon offer simultaneous digital/physical releases. But its download plan could also change the way video games are sold, says Michael French Too little, too late? It’s very easy to consider Nintendo’s sudden declaration to ‘significantly expand its digital business’ during its …

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ANALYSIS: Nintendo 3DS – One Year On

Following the phenomenal success of Nintendo DS was always going to be a tall order. The handheld has sold 13m units in the UK alone since its 2004 debut, making it the largest-selling games machine to hit the market. One year ago this coming Sunday (March 25th), Nintendo’s answer to …

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3DS Game Gear titles arrive next week

The first set of games from Sega’s original handheld are set to arrive next week on both US and EU versions of the3DS eShop, Nintendo has announced. The debut batch will include Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal, as was announced in the Japanese line-up back in …

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3DS downloads generate $11.1m in 2011

In a rare occurrence, download sales figures have been released a Nintendo platform. A report from Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment estimates that $11.1m were spent on digital 3DS titles, encompassing remakes from Virtual Console and 3D Classics and original 3DSWare titles. The most popular game was The Legend of …

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3DS gets free Wi-Fi access at UK airports

Nintendo has signed a partnership that will provide 3DS owners with free Wi-Fi at major UK airports. The deal with Boingo Wireless covers terminals at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted as well as Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports. The 3DS will automatically connect to Boingo’s Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing players to …

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