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The Witcher 3 sweeps 2015 Golden Joysticks

Epic RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has walked away the star of this year’s Golden Joysticks awards, taking five prizes at today’s ceremony. CD Projekt Red’s PC, PS4 and Xbox One title was bestowed with the Best Storytelling, Best Visual Design, Best Gaming Moment and coveted Ultimate Game of …

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Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium bundle due out this month, costs £240

A new Wii U SKU will include two of the platform’s most popular multiplayer games. The Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon Wii U Premium Pack will include digital copies of the titular titles, coming with the racing game pre-installed and a download code voucher for the squid shooter. Mario Kart …

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$1m Splatoon eSports tournament announced for Japan

Nintendo’s latest IP is preparing to burst onto the eSports scene in a big way. The Daily Dot reports that media giant and Famitsu owner Kadokawa as well as Nicovideo owner Dwango will kick off a series of tournaments in Japan next month, all of which lead to the concluding …

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Nintendo enjoys best Q1 since 2012 as Wii U finally hits 10m units

Profit is back on the cards at Nintendo after the company reported an upturn in fortunes for the quarter ending June 2015. Net sales climbed 20.8 per cent to 99,223m. Operating income reached 1,149m, reversing the 9,470m loss reported in the same period a year before. It’s the first time …

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Splatoon has sold 1m units worldwide

Nintendo says that more than 1m copies of Splatoon has sold worldwide. This is according to the firm’s own internal metrics, and includes digital and physical sales. 230,000 of the sales were from Europe, 368,000 from Japan and a further 476,000 in the US. 20,000 units have also been sold …

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Splatoon holds on for a second week in Japanese charts as Wii U sales rise

It seems that Nintendo’s latest shooter still has legs (tentacles?) in Japan, as it outdoes a slew of new releases to remain top of the retail charts. According to the latest data from Famitsu, despite Splatoon’s sales nearly halving from its launch week, Wii U hardware sales actually went up, …

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Splatoon mania in Japan pulls Wii U back to top of hardware charts

Nintendo’s inky shooter has topped the software charts in Japan, helping Wii U become the best-selling console in the country. Splatoon sold more than 156,000 units during its debut week, more than quadruple its closest competitor, newcomer Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe on 3DS. It helped the Wii U rise …

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Witcher 3 holds top spot as Splatoon debuts in second place

The Witcher 3 is once again No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40. It manages this in spite of a 69 per cent decline in sales this week, but outsold this week’s No.2, Nintendo’s Splatoon, by a large degree. Splatoon in fact had the biggest ever launch of a …

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Lorry transporting Splatoon stock has been hijacked

A lorry transporting Splatoon stock from Nintendo’s warehouse to GAME has been stolen, GAME has updated its customers with the news, and says that it is unable to satisfy orders of the Special Edition of the game, which includes the Squid Amiibo. GAME is instead offering standard versions of the …

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Nintendo plans Mario Kart 8-level marketing push for its new shooter IP Splatoon

Nintendo is preparing a marketing campaign for new IP Splatoon that will rival last year’s Mario Kart 8. That’s according to Nintendo UK marketing manager Chandra Nair, who says that the firm is confident in its colourful new shooter. The platform holder is already pushing Splatoon with digital billboards, cinema …

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