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Iwata criticises retail for cagey buying strategies; Says digital could be saviour

Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has said that many quality games are suffering because retail is afraid to order SKUs in sufficient numbers. That’s because retailers are afraid of being left with surplus stock, he argues – a problem that could be solved by increasing the space given to digital sales …

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Analyst: GameStop’s Wii U sales were "below expectations"

Sales of Wii U hardware and software failed to meet expectations at leading US games retailer GameStop, an analyst has claimed. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia claimed that the disappointment was despite an abundance” of stock, GameSpot reports. Software attach rates are also said to be low. Bhatia adds that …

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Wii U will have 24 launch day games in the UK

A total of 24 games from 11 different publishers will be available alongside Nintendo’s Wii U when it’s released in the UK on November 30th. Here’s the full list of games: * Funky Barn (505 Games)* Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Skylanders Giants, Transformers Prime (Activision)* Epic Mickey 2: …

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Wii U hardware is profitable for Nintendo after one game purchase

Nintendo might be selling Wii U hardware at a loss, but each sale should still result in a profit for the platform holder. The Wii U hardware will have a negative impact on Nintendo’s profits early after the launch because rather than determining a price based on its manufacturing cost, …

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GameStop pre-orders point to great Wii U software tie ratio

You can sell all the consoles you want, but unless you can convince the people that own them to buy software you’re still screwed. So Nintendo will take great heart from the fact that it isn’t just the Wii U hardware that’s showing huge signs of popularity – the software’s …

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First party releases delayed to ensure ongoing Wii U hardware sales

Nintendo is deliberately slowing the release of first party Wii U titles to help extend the console’s sales into 2013. That’s the admission of boss Satoru Iwata who has told investors that the machine is guaranteed to do well at launch – the challenge, he believes, is maintaining any potential …

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Nintendo successfully overturns digital software sales slump

Having peaked in the third quarter of 2010, Nintendo’s digital sales are once again on the rise. Total digital sales for Q3 2010 reached 12bn, with sales in the first half of the period reaching just under 6bn. First half digital sales in 2011 and 2012 fell to 3.5bn and …

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Black Ops Vita dev Nihilistic Software quits console market

The studio currently working on PlayStation Vita release Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is to abandon the console gaming sector. It’s also undergoing a rebranding, adopting the new name nStigate Games. It will in future be focusing on digital and mobile titles. It claims that no jobs will be …

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