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You can now play Wii games on the Wii U GamePad… with a catch

Nintendo has released a 700MB firmware patch for Wii U that introduces a particularly interesting bit of functionality. Users are now able to play Wii games via Wii Mode on their Wii U GamePad. Cool, right? But there’s a quite considerable catch – Wii software displayed on the Wii U …

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3DS lifetime sales surpass Wii in Japan

Lifetime sales for Nintendo’s 3DS handheld have overtaken the company’s Wii console in Japan. Games Industry reports on the latest Media Create charts, which show 3DS sales totaling over 12.75m – compared to the Wii’s 12.7m units sold. The weekly charts also show that the 3DS is dominating the software …

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3DS version of FIFA 14 is also a re-skin, EA confirms

Updated kits and squad rosters are the only addition to the 3DS version of FIFA 14. EA has confirmed that "FIFA 14 Legacy Edition delivers unmatched authenticity that reflects the current football season with updated kits and rosters but no updates to gameplay or game modes". It was revealed last …

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OPINION: A Nintendo tablet? Is it now only a matter of when, not if?

Nintendo has an annoying habit of defying what many people expect them to do. After conditioning the games press into expecting precise and targeted Nintendo Direct messaging, yesterday’s 2DS announcement was a bit of a ham-fisted mess. While lots of people will peer at the peculiar 2DS and wonder what …

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N-Space forced to abandon Nintendo due to lack of publisher demand

The CEO of Skylanders: Giants and Swap Force co-developer N-Space has said that his studio currently has no Nintendo games in development for the first time in a decade. The studio, which has ported and developed a host of titles from the likes of Activision and Disney to Nintendo machines …

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GameStop charging $90 for pre-owned Xenoblade Chronicles in the US

The US arm of retailer GameStop has ramped up the price of hard-to-find Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles. Pre-owned copies of the RPG are currently available for an eye-watering $90. GameStop regularly receives feedback from our PowerUp members regarding old titles they would us like to bring back, such as vintage …

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Analysis: Can Nintendo turn Wii U sales around this Christmas

Sales of Nintendo’s Wii U have been well below even the bleakest of expectations. The latest financial report from the platform holders says that, across Europe, Wii U has sold a lowly 10,000 consoles. And so it comes as no surprise that the likes of Morrisons and Asda have decided …

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Nintendo sold 160,000 Wii U’s in three months ending June, is outsold by Wii

Only 160,000 Wii U consoles were sold worldwide in the quarter ending June 2013. The staggering figure eclipses the fact that Nintendo actually posted some improved numbers for the period with net income and operating income both improving. Net sales for the period hit 81,548m, down from 84,813m the year …

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Activision announces another new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game

Another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game has been announced by partners Activision and Nickelodeon. Called simply Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes, the title is due for a boxed release on Xbox 360, Wii and 3DS on October 25th in Europe. It features four-player drop-in local co-op (on the console versions). "We’re …

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