Nintendo Wii U archive

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review
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    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze review

    By 21 February 2014

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is proof positive that 2D platformers still have a place in modern gaming. It is, quite simply, a superb platform title and a much needed one for the Wii U. The return of Donkey Kong might not necessarily reinvigorate...

  • Nintendo launching Mario Kart 8 on 30 May for Wii U
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    Nintendo launching Mario Kart 8 on 30 May for Wii U

    By 13 February 2014

    Mario Kart 8 will launch on 30 May for the Wii U, Nintendo announced during its Direct event on Thursday. The new Mario Kart title will bring drivers karts that can turn into hovercraft, submarines and gliders, alongside anti-gravity features, like...

  • Nintendo dramatically lowers Wii U sales targets, from 9 million to 2.8, expects to post massive loss
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    Nintendo dramatically lowers Wii U sales targets, from 9 million to 2.8, expects to post massive loss

    By 17 January 2014

    It's been know for a while that Nintendo was not going to match its yearly forecast for sales of its Wii U console. The company predicted that it would sell nine million units in the financial year ending March 2014, to add to the 3.45 million sold globally...

  • Nintendo assures Europe the Wii U TVii feature is coming
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    Nintendo assures Europe the Wii U TVii feature is coming

    By 14 January 2014

    It's been a year since the Nintendo Wii U launched. That's one year without the Wii U TVii service that Nintendo promised Europe it would have. Now Ninty has apologised, assuring European residents the electronic programme guide and control system TVii...

  • Nintendo Wii Fit actually helps control diabetes
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    Nintendo Wii Fit actually helps control diabetes

    By 10 December 2013

    Nintendo makes you better, fitter, stronger. Like the Sixty Million Dollar Man, machines are helping man become more, but surprisingly it’s a console that’s doing it. According to research conducted on 220 diabetic patients, playing Nintendo’s Wii...

  • Nintendo 3DS update: YouTube, Miiverse and unified accounts coming soon
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    Nintendo 3DS update: YouTube, Miiverse and unified accounts coming soon

    By 13 November 2013

    Nintendo has announced an update for its portable gaming console Nintendo 3DS, which includes news that YouTube, Miiverse and unified accounts are all in the works. The company revealed that a YouTube app is coming, giving gamers the ability to search,...

  • Nintendo: Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits
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    Nintendo: Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits

    By 30 October 2013

    Nintendo's "Wii U hardware still has a negative impact on Nintendo's profits", that's the bottom line from Nintendo even though sales are up, according to the Japanese gaming giant. In the company's latest earnings report, Nintendo said it had sold 300,000...

  • The Wii is dead, long live the... oh...
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    The Wii is dead, long live the... oh...

    By 22 October 2013

    Nintendo has officially ceased production of its Wii console in Japan, which effectively signals the end for the seven-year-old games machine as it's not manufactured anywhere else. Consumers will still be able to buy them until stock runs out globally,...

  • Bethesda abandons Wii U
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    Bethesda abandons Wii U

    By 7 August 2013

    More bad news for Nintendo and the Wii U as yet another developer has confirmed that it isn't developing for the games console. Bethesda, famous for games like The Elder Scrolls, has reportedly said in a recent interview that it isn't developing any of...

  • New Super Luigi U preview: First play
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    New Super Luigi U preview: First play

    By 17 June 2013

    There's something fundamentally familiar about New Super Luigi U. And that's no accident: the side-scrolling platform game ultimately is - to give it its music biz terminology - a remix of New Super Mario Bros U. Pocket-lint got to play Luigi U at the...

  • Bayonetta 2 preview: First play of Wii U exclusive
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    Bayonetta 2 preview: First play of Wii U exclusive

    By 17 June 2013

    Bayonetta 2 is one of those fast-paced arcade games that's borderline bonkers. The now Nintendo-only sequel to the original arcade smasher is set for launch on Wii U in 2014. Good job, as Ninty needs some of those grittier titles to grace its flagging...

  • Hands on: Pikmin 3 review
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    Hands on: Pikmin 3 review

    By 16 June 2013

    For whatever reason we've got the 90s advert for Penguin chocolate bars running through our heads. "P-p-p-pick up a Pikmin," we think to ourselves - mental Freudian slip in full effect - as we pluck flower-topped, carrot-like characters out of the ground...

  • Super Mario 3D World preview: First play of Mario in 3D on Wii U
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    Super Mario 3D World preview: First play of Mario in 3D on Wii U

    By 14 June 2013

    Mario in 3D has been missing from the Wii U since the console's launch and fans have been pining for his return. Back when Mario 64 launched alongside the N64 all those years ago, our Italian plumber friend acquired a new status - busting out of the restrictive...

  • Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze preview: First play on Wii U
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    Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze preview: First play on Wii U

    By 13 June 2013

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is another of a slew of titles that Nintendo has announced at this year's E3 convention in a bid to get the fans on board with the Wii U console. You'd be forgiven for mistaking Tropical Freeze as "Returns 2" as the...

  • Mario Kart 8 preview: First play of Wii U racer, due 2014
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    Mario Kart 8 preview: First play of Wii U racer, due 2014

    By 13 June 2013

    There's something charming about Mario Kart. It's one of those games that always puts a smile on people's faces. And Mario Kart 8 for Wii U is no different. Mario Kart 8 had to be shown off at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles California. Nintendo is...

  • Nintendo Wii U spring update download now available
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    Nintendo Wii U spring update download now available

    By 26 April 2013

    Nintendo might not be having all the success it had hoped for with the Nintendo Wii U, but that hasn't stopped the gaming company rolling out a new update for the console on Friday. The new update, available for download now, promises a host of enhanced...

  • Nintendo E3 press conference cancelled, says no hardware to announce
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    Nintendo E3 press conference cancelled, says no hardware to announce

    By 25 April 2013

    Games conventions are normally about games companies holding conferences about their upcoming releases, but that's not going to be the case for Nintendo at this year's E3. The Japanese company has confirmed that it won't be holding any press events during...

  • Nintendo culls management as Wii U continues to slump in sales
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    Nintendo culls management as Wii U continues to slump in sales

    By 24 April 2013

    Nintendo has posted its first-quarter 2013 financial results, and has yet again failed to match its expectations in profit and sales. As a result, the board at Nintendo has decided to "retire" four directors: senior managing directors Yoshihiro Mori and...

  • Wii U update coming April that will dramatically improve system loading times
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    Wii U update coming April that will dramatically improve system loading times

    By 27 March 2013

    A valuable system update is coming to the Nintendo Wii U in April that will primarily reduce the amount of time the console takes to load the main user interface. It has often been cited by journalists and gamers alike that it can take an age to go from...

  • Wii U prices slashed by £50 at Asda
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    Wii U prices slashed by £50 at Asda

    By 4 March 2013

    Nintendo may be adamant that it will not be cutting the price of the Wii U console, even though it has not performed as well as initially forecast, but that isn't stopping retailers from slashing their own prices in order to shift stock. UK superstore...

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer leaks, this time there be pirates (video)
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    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag trailer leaks, this time there be pirates (video)

    By 4 March 2013

    Ubisoft will be announcing all of the details for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag later today - 5pm GMT - but that hasn't stopped several leaks revealing some of the most pertinent. For a start, the company's own dedicated site was accidentally posted...

  • Could PS4 announcement be good for Wii U?
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    Could PS4 announcement be good for Wii U?

    By 15 February 2013

    A latest set of reported Wii U figures show that Nintendo is still struggling to get its new console into the hands of significant numbers of gamers. Stats created by US market research group NPD show that, in America, Nintendo managed to shift fewer...

  • Google Maps with Street View lands on the Wii U in the UK
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    Google Maps with Street View lands on the Wii U in the UK

    By 14 February 2013

    Google Maps with Street View has now gone live on the Wii U. The app had previously been a Japan-only offering, but has now launched in North America and the UK. Nintendo announced the app launch on its Nintendo Direct videocast, but only went into North...

  • Google Maps for Wii U now available in Japan
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    Google Maps for Wii U now available in Japan

    By 7 February 2013

    Since the launch of the Wii U last year, users have been waiting to use Google Maps on the console. At last, the folks at Nintendo have announced Maps integration in its new Wii Street U app, now available in Japan.  Users with access to the Japanese...

  • No price drop for Wii U to help sales: 'Already below manufacturing costs'
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    No price drop for Wii U to help sales: 'Already below manufacturing costs'

    By 31 January 2013

    Nintendo will not be dropping the price of the Wii U any time soon, irrespective of sales figures not reaching the company's pre-set targets. Speaking during the company's quarterly address to investors, Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata said the Wii...