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Deal: Wii U, Super Mario 3D World & Nintendoland for $250 at Target
Deal: Wii U, Super Mario 3D World & Nintendoland for $250 at Target
For a limited time, you can pick up a Wii U (32GB) console with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendoland for a total cost of $250. The promotion ...... 15 Dec 2014
Nintendo steers back to profitability thanks to hit new 'Mario Kart'
Nintendo steers back to profitability thanks to hit new 'Mario Kart'
Gaming giant Nintendo has returned to profitability this quarter thanks to strong sales of the blockbuster hit "Mario Kart 8" for the Wii U. ...... 29 Oct 2014 - 9 comments
Nintendo will not add full Twitch service to Wii U
Nintendo will not add full Twitch service to Wii U
One of the more popular services available to gamers now on PS4 and Xbox One is 'Twitch,' the ability to record and share your entire playthroughs ...... 15 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
E3 2014: Nintendo confirms Zelda for Wii U in 2015
E3 2014: Nintendo confirms Zelda for Wii U in 2015
Nintendo announced that the Wii U console will claim its first Legend of Zelda title in 2015. A brief trailer for the next Zelda game was ...... 10 Jun 2014
E3 2014: Mario Maker lets you create your own Super Mario Bros. levels
E3 2014: Mario Maker lets you create your own Super Mario Bros. levels
Mario Maker is coming to the Wii U console, and it lets you edit and play your own Super Mario Bros. levels easily. At Nintendo's E3 press ...... 10 Jun 2014 - 2 comments
PS4 returns Sony to top spot after 8 years trailing Nintendo
PS4 returns Sony to top spot after 8 years trailing Nintendo
Nintendo dominated in combined global hardware sales for video games consoles for eight years, but now Nintendo's decline and the early success ...... 08 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Nintendo looks to new consoles to change fortunes
Nintendo looks to new consoles to change fortunes
Nintendo will develop and sell new hardware consoles aimed at emerging markets as it fights to climb out of a global slump it has fallen into ...... 08 May 2014 - 29 comments
New 'Super Smash Bros' headed to Nintendo 3DS, Wii U this year
New 'Super Smash Bros' headed to Nintendo 3DS, Wii U this year
Nintendo has revealed narrower time frames for the release of the new Super Smash Bros on its consoles. The company revealed more info during ...... 10 Apr 2014 - 3 comments
Game Boy Advance titles coming to Wii U Virtual Console
Game Boy Advance titles coming to Wii U Virtual Console
Nintendo is bringing Game Boy Advance titles to the Wii U Virtual Console throughout April, including some titles that will be instantly familiar ...... 06 Apr 2014
EA trolls Wii U on Twitter, then removes tweets and apologizes
EA trolls Wii U on Twitter, then removes tweets and apologizes
The Twitter account of EA's Frostbite engine used April Fool's Day to poke some fun at Nintendo's Wii U system with several tweets, before removing ...... 01 Apr 2014
Nintendo expects another annual loss, reduces sales expectations
Nintendo expects another annual loss, reduces sales expectations
Nintendo has reversed its sales guidance expectations, with the gaming company now expecting an annual fiscal operating loss of 35 billion yen ...... 18 Jan 2014 - 5 comments
Nintendo fails to get Wii U domain through WIPO
Nintendo fails to get Wii U domain through WIPO
Nintendo of America has failed in its attempt to gain control over the WiiU.com domain name after filing a cybersquatting complaint in February. ...... 01 Jul 2013 - 3 comments
GameStop dropping 8GB Wii U Basic, according to report.
GameStop dropping 8GB Wii U Basic, according to report.
A Kotaku report suggests that GameStop will be dropping the Wii U Basic 8GB model from its retail stores over the next few weeks. It cited ...... 05 Jun 2013 - 8 comments
U.S. Wii U sales at 57,000 in January, Xbox 360 sells 281,000 during month
U.S. Wii U sales at 57,000 in January, Xbox 360 sells 281,000 during month
Nintendo's woes about its slow launch of the Wii U system continued into January, while Microsoft is touting its 25th straight month as the ...... 17 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
Activision not happy with Wii U launch
Activision not happy with Wii U launch
Wii U sales hit 3 million worldwide. That isn't enough to satisfy Activision CEO Robert Kotick however (and not Nintendo either), who said ...... 08 Feb 2013 - 1 comment
Nintendo: We will not cut Wii U price at this time
Nintendo: We will not cut Wii U price at this time
On the same day the company slashed its sales forecasts across the board, president Satoru Iwata made it clear that the company will not be ...... 31 Jan 2013 - 2 comments
Nintendo slashes sales forecasts
Nintendo slashes sales forecasts
Nintendo has slashed its sales forecasts for most of its devices, including the new Wii U system. The gaming company says it expects to sell ...... 31 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
Screen Digest: Nintendo is 'behind the curve' with Wii U
Screen Digest: Nintendo is 'behind the curve' with Wii U
Research firm Screen Digest has implied this week that Nintendo is 'behind the curve' with its Wii U in the next-gen console market. Senior ...... 29 Jan 2013 - 7 comments
Wii owners get Amazon Instant Video
Wii owners get Amazon Instant Video
If you are one of the many millions of Wii owners, don't worry, the world has not forgotten about you despite the launch of the Wii U. Amazon ...... 15 Jan 2013
Wii U launch brings in more revenue than original Wii
Wii U launch brings in more revenue than original Wii
Although it is not too surprising, the new Wii U has outperformed its predecessor in terms of revenue. Nintendo has sold 890,000 since launch ...... 14 Jan 2013 - 3 comments
Wii U clock speeds revealed
Wii U clock speeds revealed
While Nintendo has kept certain aspects of the Wii U hardware secret, developer "Marcan" has released them for the masses. Marcan has revealed ...... 05 Dec 2012 - 14 comments
400,000 Wii U units sold in first week
400,000 Wii U units sold in first week
Nintendo had a great week. For its first week of availability, there were 400,000 new Wii U consoles sold, a solid debut. Additionally, the ...... 27 Nov 2012 - 13 comments
Nintendo: Just one game sale makes the Wii U profitable
Nintendo: Just one game sale makes the Wii U profitable
As Nintendo has confirmed themselves, they are losing money on every Wii U unit sold. However, there is more to the story than that. Nintendo ...... 25 Nov 2012 - 5 comments
Amazon Instant Video now available for Wii U
Amazon Instant Video now available for Wii U
Amazon has announced this week that Instant Video is now available to Wii U owners. The console launched on the 18th, and Netflix and Hulu ...... 23 Nov 2012 - 1 comment
Rockstar Games 'considering' PC and Wii U versions of GTA V
Rockstar Games 'considering' PC and Wii U versions of GTA V
Grand Theft Auto V, set for release during the Spring of next year, is a PS3 and Xbox 360 exclusive, at least at launch. Today, a Rockstar ...... 22 Nov 2012 - 6 comments
Nintendo Wii U now on sale
Nintendo Wii U now on sale
With high demand and seemingly tight supply, the Nintendo Wii U has gone on sale today in the U.S. The console is the first of the next generation ...... 18 Nov 2012
Wii U Basic only has 3GB of space for your downloads
Wii U Basic only has 3GB of space for your downloads
Although the basic model of the Wii U has 8GB of internal storage, it appears that only 3GB is free for your game downloads. The rest of ...... 16 Nov 2012 - 12 comments
Nintendo unveils first Wii U touch controller commercial
Nintendo unveils first Wii U touch controller commercial
Nintendo has released their first commercial showing off the Wii U's touch controllers. The GamePad, which features a 6.2-inch touchscreen, ...... 03 Nov 2012 - 2 comments
Nintendo reveals digital benefits of Deluxe Wii U bundle
Nintendo reveals digital benefits of Deluxe Wii U bundle
Just a couple of weeks before launch, Nintendo has revealed the digital benefits of purchasing a Wii U Deluxe set. The set, which costs $50 ...... 31 Oct 2012 - 6 comments
Nintendo confident about Wii U launch sales
Nintendo confident about Wii U launch sales
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said this week that he is very confident about Wii U launch sales. The exec says there were strong pre-order ...... 29 Oct 2012 - 11 comments
Nintendo: Wii U sold at a loss
Nintendo: Wii U sold at a loss
Iwata admits every game system will be sold at a loss. Other Nintendo hardware, such as the Wii when it was launched, made a profit on every ...... 26 Oct 2012 - 3 comments
Pachter: Wii U projected attach rate 'unrealistic'
Pachter: Wii U projected attach rate 'unrealistic'
Nintendo's numbers are too optimistic, Pacther believes. The Wii U console launches in just a few weeks time, and Nintendo is projecting ...... 25 Oct 2012 - 4 comments
Wii U selling for up to $1000 on secondary markets
Wii U selling for up to $1000 on secondary markets
Last month, Nintendo finally revealed the price of their upcoming Wii U console, with the base model selling for $299 and a Deluxe model selling for $349. ...... 06 Oct 2012 - 8 comments
The Wii U will be region-locked
The Wii U will be region-locked
Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U will be region-locked, meaning no imported games. If you purchase a Wii U title in a particular region, ...... 26 Sep 2012 - 15 comments
Nintendo selling out Wii U Deluxe pre-order stock
Nintendo selling out Wii U Deluxe pre-order stock
Last week, Nintendo finally revealed the price of their upcoming Wii U console, with the base model selling for $299 and a Deluxe model selling for $349. ...... 17 Sep 2012 - 9 comments
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