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Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL to get first major refresh, wider 3D viewing angles promised

Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL to get first major refresh, wider 3D viewing angles promised

By 29 August 2014

Nintendo has announced new models of its 3DS handheld consoles, the 3DS and 3DS XL. Called "New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL", the consoles will feature more buttons than before, but their major technical enhancement comes with the 3D screen. It will have wider... >>

5 reasons why Nintendo's Wii U has risen from the dead

5 reasons why Nintendo's Wii U has risen from the dead

By 30 July 2014

Nintendo's first quarter financial year 2015 results don't make for pretty reading for the company. It posted losses of 9.924 billion yen, which amounts to a staggering £57.33 million down the Suwannee in the last three months - from April to June. However,... >>

Wii U not dead, console sales dramatically increase but Nintendo still hemorrhaging cash

Wii U not dead, console sales dramatically increase but Nintendo still hemorrhaging cash

By 30 July 2014

Just when we all thought the Wii U was on its way out, year on year sales of the console have more than tripled. Nintendo sold 510,000 units globally between April and June this year in comparison to just 160,000 in the same period in 2013. Admittedly,... >>

PS4 still outselling Xbox One regardless of Microsoft price drop, but Nintendo is the winner in June

PS4 still outselling Xbox One regardless of Microsoft price drop, but Nintendo is the winner in June

By 18 July 2014

Microsoft is not having that good a time of late. Not only has it announced it needs to make 18,000 of its employees redundant globally and, in the process, shut down its Xbox Entertainment Studios and scrap plans for future video content, but it's... >>

Kids ditching Nintendo 3DS in favour of tablets as go-to gaming devices

Kids ditching Nintendo 3DS in favour of tablets as go-to gaming devices

By 27 June 2014

The children have spoken and it's a damning day for Nintendo as the majority prefer to game on tablets rather than on the dedicated 3DS. This is the first time tablets have overtaken Nintendo's 3DS as the most popular personal games unit owned by UK children.... >>

Super Smash Bros for Wii U preview: Want to fight as your Mii against Pac-Man? Now you can

Super Smash Bros for Wii U preview: Want to fight as your Mii against Pac-Man? Now you can

By 17 June 2014

There's a line in The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again that could apply to Super Smash Bros for the Wii U: "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Fans of the N64 original, plus Melee and Brawl, will find that they are on very familiar ground with the... >>

Splatoon preview: Going 4 v 4 in Nintendo's mad new multiplayer skirmish

Splatoon preview: Going 4 v 4 in Nintendo's mad new multiplayer skirmish

By 16 June 2014

You can trust Nintendo to pull some mad cap games out of the bag during E3 each more, perhaps more so than its major rivals. However, once we saw Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One we thought Insomniac and Microsoft had stolen the thunder on the bonkers front.... >>

Yoshi's Woolly World preview: The Wii U surprise hit of E3

Yoshi's Woolly World preview: The Wii U surprise hit of E3

By 16 June 2014

Much has been said and written about the struggles of Nintendo's Wii U console to sell in significant numbers, some, ourselves included, have even mulled over the possibility that the machine is in its death throes. Try telling that to Nintendo though,... >>

Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

Mario Maker preview: Building our own Mario levels, every Nintendo fan's dream

By 12 June 2014

One of the more quirky Wii U titles trailed during the E3 special edition of Nintendo Direct was Mario Maker. Not just a game, it allows you to build and then play your own Mario Bros levels and, presumably, then share them with a community of other gamers.... >>

Mario Maker revealed during Nintendo Direct, build your own Mario games on Wii U

Mario Maker revealed during Nintendo Direct, build your own Mario games on Wii U

By 10 June 2014

A rumour started to fly around those attending E3 yesterday that a new Mario game was to make its debut on the 3DS during the show. Now, thanks to a "first look" during Nintendo's annual online livestream event, Nintendo Direct, we know what it is. Mario... >>