Nintendo Wii U archive

  • Nintendo: 3 million Wii U consoles sold, misses 5.5m goal
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    Nintendo: 3 million Wii U consoles sold, misses 5.5m goal

    By 30 January 2013

    Following the launch of the Wii U last autumn, Nintendo has seen less than expected sales for its first console in six years. The low sales have resulted in the Japanese company cutting its profit forecast for its fiscal year ending March 31. Citing the...

  • Wii U sensation Little Inferno coming to iPad Thursday 31 Jan
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    Wii U sensation Little Inferno coming to iPad Thursday 31 Jan

    By 29 January 2013

    Little Inferno, the game by Tomorrow Corporation - developer of World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure - has been one of the most talked-about downloadable titles on Wii U since the console's launch. Now it's coming to iPad this week...

  • Disney Infinity pictures and hands-on
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    Disney Infinity pictures and hands-on

    By 28 January 2013

    First things first, let's get this out the way: Disney Infinity is not a Skylanders clone. Aside from the interactive figures, the game itself is an entirely different experience. Comparisons can obviously be made, but it's not until you see it in action...

  • 'All-new Zelda' game confirmed for Wii U
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    'All-new Zelda' game confirmed for Wii U

    By 23 January 2013

    During the Nintendo Direct vidcast, broadcast 23 January, the company confirmed that an "all new Zelda" title is in the works for Nintendo Wii U. In what isn't such a shock move, Nintendo appears to be teasing some of its pre-E3 show announcements. While...

  • Nintendo: New 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U coming this year
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    Nintendo: New 3D Mario and Mario Kart for Wii U coming this year

    By 23 January 2013

    Nintendo has announced it will be bringing a new 3D Mario platform game and a new version of Mario Kart to its Wii U console later in the year.  Confirming the new games in a Nintendo Direct presentation, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, revealed...

  • Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console coming after Spring update
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    Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console coming after Spring update

    By 23 January 2013

    Nintendo has confirmed it will be launching the Wii U Virtual Console after its spring update, for gamers who want to enjoy games from previous consoles on the latest console. "We are going to improve it," said Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president. "In...

  • Nintendo Accessory Set for Wii U adds stylus and screen protection
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    Nintendo Accessory Set for Wii U adds stylus and screen protection

    By 17 January 2013

    In the hope of protecting your precious gaming device, Nintendo has announced a $12.99 Accessory Set for the Wii U, which includes a pen stylus, protective screen jacket, and cleaning cloth.  Available 14 February from retailers in US and Canada, the...

  • Wii U not doing so well in Nintendo's homeland, Japan
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    Wii U not doing so well in Nintendo's homeland, Japan

    By 17 January 2013

    We happen to like the Nintendo Wii U here at Pocket-lint, and are fans of its interesting an unsual take on gaming. However, the public isn't quite so enthusiastic it seems, especially in Nintendo's homeland. Sales figures of the console's first six weeks...

  • Nintendo: Wii U sales "not bad", but is that enough?
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    Nintendo: Wii U sales "not bad", but is that enough?

    By 7 January 2013

    Nintendo has revealed that sales for its new Wii U console were "steady" to close out the year, without revealing any specific numbers, suggesting that they might not be that great.  "At the end of the Christmas season, it wasn't as though stores in...

  • First five Wii U games
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    First five Wii U games

    By 26 December 2012

    The Wii U will be top of many a Christmas list this year. But Nintendo’s tablet-based console isn’t going to be much use without a game or two - or five, for that matter. Unboxed, hooked up and ready to go, what sort of discs should your Wii U be...

  • Nintendo: Update Wii U before you wrap it
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    Nintendo: Update Wii U before you wrap it

    By 24 December 2012

    Nintendo America has advised would-be Wii U gifters this festive season that they should open the box and update the software on the console before the big day, if they want to ensure a successful gift-giving experience. "Giving #WiiU as a gift? Pro-tip:...

  • Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U) review
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    Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U) review

    By 21 December 2012

    Sonic has had a real return to form recently. Once a great childhood hero, the blue hedgehog lost nearly all of his credibility after a series of poor titles. We still approach anything that features the hedgehog with a degree of hesitation, but following...

  • ZombiU  review
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    ZombiU review

    By 13 December 2012

    At launch, there were only really two Wii U exclusive titles worth getting excited about: New Super Mario Bros U and ZombiU. The latter we have been playing for a good while now, with Mario now safely completed and put to bed. ZombiU has left us torn....

  • Nintendo Wii U GamePad concepts shown off, sticky back plastic and all
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    Nintendo Wii U GamePad concepts shown off, sticky back plastic and all

    By 10 December 2012

    Nintendo has revealed some of the prototypes it went through before deciding on the final Wii U GamePad controller available with the Wii U that is on sale around the world. In an interview with Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, and members of the...

  • Lovefilm now on Wii U too
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    Lovefilm now on Wii U too

    By 10 December 2012

    Having made its debut on the Nintendo Wii last week, the Lovefilm app on the Wii U has now been activated. An icon has appeared on the UK Wii U GamePad since launch (and, in fact, even beforehand - with review machines proudly sporting it), but until...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #110 - Wii U review, Nokia Lumia 620 and The Dandy
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #110 - Wii U review, Nokia Lumia 620 and The Dandy

    By 7 December 2012

    The podcast turns its attention on the first new home games console launched in years, as the team reviews the Nintendo Wii U. Nokia's new budget Windows Phone 8 handset, the Lumia 620, its constant employment of deadmau5 and sale of the company headquarters...

  • Nintendo to add Google Maps to Wii U, including GamePad controlled Street View
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    Nintendo to add Google Maps to Wii U, including GamePad controlled Street View

    By 5 December 2012

    As part of its Nintendo Direct online showcase, which highlights the forthcoming games and features for the Wii U for Christmas and beyond, the gaming giant has shown Google Maps integration for the new console. The Panorama View application - soon to...

  • Lovefilm comes to Wii, to hit Wii U soon
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    Lovefilm comes to Wii, to hit Wii U soon

    By 4 December 2012

    Lovefilm subscribers will now be able to watch streamed movies and TV shows on the Nintendo Wii as part of their package. However, although the Wii U launched with the Lovefilm app pre-installed, the service is yet to be activated on that platform. The...

  • Wii U sells 40K units in UK on opening weekend
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    Wii U sells 40K units in UK on opening weekend

    By 3 December 2012

    Reports today say Nintendo sold 40,000 Wii U consoles in its opening weekend in the UK. The innovative new machine was launched on Friday 30 November and the initial sales figures effectively mean that it completely sold out on the high street in just...

  • Nintendo Wii U goes on sale, while fans queue in their hundreds
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    Nintendo Wii U goes on sale, while fans queue in their hundreds

    By 30 November 2012

    Nintendo released its Wii U games console at midnight last night, with the official UK launch held in HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street, London. Around 300 gamers and fans queued outside the shop to get their hands on one of the new machines, with...

  • Nintendo Wii U review
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    Nintendo Wii U review

    By 30 November 2012

    Console launches don't happen very often. So when Nintendo announced the Wii U - its sixth generation gaming machine - back in 2011 it should have been cause for the usual ruckus of pant-wetting over-excitement. Only in the lead up to launch the Wii U...

  • New Super Mario Bros U (for Wii U) review
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    New Super Mario Bros U (for Wii U) review

    By 28 November 2012

    That loveable plumber is back, this time in high definition. New Super Mario Bros. U - to give its title the whole mouth-full-of-cake, full stop an' all dues - is a Nintendo Wii U launch title with a lot resting on it. Mario has history; he's the symbol...

  • Wii Mini official, but only in Canada for now
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    Wii Mini official, but only in Canada for now

    By 27 November 2012

    Following an earlier leak on the Canadian Best Buy home page, Nintendo has confirmed it is launching a smaller, slimmer version of the original Wii games console. Dubbed the Wii Mini, it will ditch internet access and GameCube compatibility, in order...

  • Wii U sells over 400k units in first week
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    Wii U sells over 400k units in first week

    By 27 November 2012

    Although many, including the godfather of videogaming Nolan Bushnell, have cast doubts over whether Nintendo will have success with its new console, the Wii U, its first week sales numbers are impressive enough to suggest there's still plenty of excitement...

  • Wii U won't be big success, says godfather of gaming Nolan Bushnell
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    Wii U won't be big success, says godfather of gaming Nolan Bushnell

    By 26 November 2012

    The Nintendo Wii U is the first in the next generation of games consoles to hit the market, with the Xbox 720 and PS4 widely expected to be launched in summer 2013. It went on sale in the US on 18 November and will hit the UK and the rest of Europe this...