Nintendo Wii U archive

  • Get the Wii U first at HMV Oxford Street... doors open 11pm 29 November
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    Get the Wii U first at HMV Oxford Street... doors open 11pm 29 November

    By 23 November 2012

    HMV's flagship store in Oxford Street, London, has been chosen by Nintendo to launch the Wii U in the UK, as with the Wii in 2006,. HMV will be hosting the official midnight launch, although it will open its doors to eager Nintendo fans at 11pm on Thursday...

  • Wii U UK launch line-up revealed
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    Wii U UK launch line-up revealed

    By 22 November 2012

    Nintendo says its UK launch title line-up for its new Wii U console - out on 30 November - is the strongest in its history. There are 24 games launching with the innovative machine and British gamers will also be able to choose between three hardware...

  • Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 20 November 2012

    The year’s most innovative products have not necessarily been the headline-grabbing devices. They probably haven’t had as much money poured into their marketing campaigns as the latest and greatest smartphones because they’re trying to break some...

  • Best Wii U deals UK
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    Best Wii U deals UK

    By 19 November 2012

    The Wii U is out on 30 November in the UK, bringing with it the next generation of console gaming. You've decided the wacky controller, better graphics, and of course Mario, is for you, but where should you get it? Here are the best deals we've found...

  • Netflix now on Wii U
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    Netflix now on Wii U

    By 19 November 2012

    Netflix has said that its users can access the video-on-demand service from their new Nintendo Wii U console in the US and Canada, after the console went on sale on 18 November. "Millions of Netflix members use Nintendo’s Wii system to watch movies...

  • Wii U unboxing ceremony performed by Nintendo CEO
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    Wii U unboxing ceremony performed by Nintendo CEO

    By 7 November 2012

    Nintendo has taken to YouTube to perform the ultimate unboxing, by none other than Satoru Iwata, the company's CEO.  In the 5:34-minute video, that even Iwata says makes him feel like he is on a shopping channel, we are treated to what we will get in...

  • FIFA 13 Nintendo Wii U preview: What does the GamePad offer?
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    FIFA 13 Nintendo Wii U preview: What does the GamePad offer?

    By 19 October 2012

    Look carefully at the picture above. What do you see? Sure, it's FIFA 13 on the Nintendo Wii U, but look a little closer and you'll notice an aiming reticule on the Wii U's GamePad, just one of the clever features that's coming to FIFA 13 on Nintendo's...

  • Nintendo: Wii U will fend off Xbox 720 and PS4... probably
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    Nintendo: Wii U will fend off Xbox 720 and PS4... probably

    By 10 October 2012

    Nintendo is confident that its Wii U console, due out in the UK on 30 November, will have a long generational lifespan and that it isn't worried about the probable launches next year of the next games machines from Sony and Microsoft. Sort of. In an interview...

  • Nintendo Wii U will be region locked
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    Nintendo Wii U will be region locked

    By 25 September 2012

    Nintendo has confirmed that its Wii U console will be locked to specific regions, meaning gamers won’t be able to buy titles on the cheap from other countries.  The Japanese company told CVG that each Wii U would be region locked and that no games...

  • Nintendo Wii U release date UK: 30 November, Amazon says it will cost £250
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    Nintendo Wii U release date UK: 30 November, Amazon says it will cost £250

    By 13 September 2012

    With its thorough launch during E3 in June, specification leaks and Japanese details and prices being revealed, there's not a lot we didn't know about Nintendo's next-generation console, the Wii U. Apart from its price and release date in the UK, that...

  • Wii U release date and price revealed... in Japan
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    Wii U release date and price revealed... in Japan

    By 13 September 2012

    Although we have to wait until 3pm today to find out the UK release date and price for the Wii U, Nintendo has announced full details for Japan. The new console will be out in the company's home country on 8 December and there's a small surprise - there...

  • Wii U price set to be 25,000 Yen in Japan (£200)
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    Wii U price set to be 25,000 Yen in Japan (£200)

    By 12 September 2012

    Nintendo is set to announce release date and price for its new games console, the Wii U, tomorrow (13 September), during a live streamed broadcast on the Nintendo Direct website. However, we reckon we know the price already, at least for Japan, as historically...

  • Wii U specs leak, only 8GB of storage
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    Wii U specs leak, only 8GB of storage

    By 12 September 2012

    Core specifications for the forthcoming Nintendo Wii U console have been leaked online, and the main shock is that there will only be 8GB of internal storage. Instead, Nintendo will rely on the tried and trusted SD card slot to increase storage capacity,...

  • Wii U release date, price, and launch titles expected to be confirmed on 13 September
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    Wii U release date, price, and launch titles expected to be confirmed on 13 September

    By 22 August 2012

    Nintendo is expected to announce the release date and price for the Nintendo Wii U console, in America at least, on 13 September. The American division of the Japanese company has invited US journalists to a "preview" event in New York with the Nintendo...

  • Leaked Ubisoft Wii U pack shots show Nintendo's new style
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    Leaked Ubisoft Wii U pack shots show Nintendo's new style

    By 8 August 2012

    We may still be waiting on a release date for the Nintendo Wii U, but at least we know what the games branding will look like. Retailers Target and Amazon have leaked Ubisoft's cover art for several of its forthcoming titles, before the big "N" itself...

  • Nintendo losing millions as gamers wait for Wii U
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    Nintendo losing millions as gamers wait for Wii U

    By 25 July 2012

    Nintendo is continuing to haemorrhage money despite an increase in Nintendo 3DS hardware and software sales.  The Japanese gaming giant has released its first-quarter financial results for the period ending June 30 2012. Though the number of Nintendo...

  • Ubisoft bemoans lack of Xbox 720 or PS4 this year
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    Ubisoft bemoans lack of Xbox 720 or PS4 this year

    By 23 July 2012

    Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, says his and rival software publishers have been "penalised by the lack" of a PS4 or Xbox 720, even though the Nintendo Wii U was officially launched at E3 in June. Speaking to games development site Gamasutra, Guillemot...

  • Nintendo Wii U titles won't support two GamePads at launch
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    Nintendo Wii U titles won't support two GamePads at launch

    By 13 June 2012

    There’ll be no Nintendo Wii U games that support the second GamePad when the console arrives later this year. Nintendo has said it expects gaming developers to concentrate on making the best gaming experience using one tablet controller before working...

  • ZombiU preview (pictures, hands-on, screens and video)
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    ZombiU preview (pictures, hands-on, screens and video)

    By 12 June 2012

    Not only is ZombiU one of our favourite Wii U games, it's one of the best games we saw at E3 2012, full stop. It's gory, scary and completely surprising, considering Nintendo's usual fare. It is also, by far, the best illustration of what the Wii U stands...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #88 - E3 aftermath special
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #88 - E3 aftermath special

    By 11 June 2012

    A purposely delayed podcast this week, as we return from the E3 videogames conference in LA with tales of next-generation titles, such as Watch Dogs, and triple-A games Tomb Raider, Halo 4, The Last of Us and more. Plus, we've now spent some quality time...

  • Could ZombiU be made available on multiple gaming consoles?
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    Could ZombiU be made available on multiple gaming consoles?

    By 7 June 2012

    It’s already been receiving rave reviews since being unveiled at E3, but might Nintendo need to share the love for split-screen shoot-em up ZombiU?  ZombiU is one of the main games Nintendo is shouting about for its new Wii U gaming console. However,...

  • Were there next-gen consoles at E3?
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    Were there next-gen consoles at E3?

    By 7 June 2012

    Watch Dogs stole the show at E3. The surprise announcement from Ubisoft had jaws dropping at the sight of some of the prettiest-looking graphics ever seen. In fact, the graphics have been so good that some believe the demo could only be running on a next...

  • Nintendo Wii U, Xbox SmartGlass and PS Vita: second screen entertainment explored
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    Nintendo Wii U, Xbox SmartGlass and PS Vita: second screen entertainment explored

    By 7 June 2012

    Second screen has been the battle cry of the those searching for the next frontier in home entertainment since the dawn of the iPad, and now E3 2012 has focused the idea very much upon the specific world of gaming. We all had a pretty good idea of what...

  • Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on (2012)
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    Nintendo Wii U pictures and hands-on (2012)

    By 6 June 2012

    We managed to get our hands on the Wii U last E3, but a fair bit has changed for Nintendo's new console in a year. Not only has the controller, sorry, Wii U GamePad, been redesigned a tad, but there are actual games available to play now, so the concept...

  • Best Nintendo Wii U accessories
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    Best Nintendo Wii U accessories

    By 6 June 2012

    Despite still being months away from its rumoured Christmas release date, the Wii U is already getting itself glammed up with a selection of accessories. The console hardware is now finalised and manufacturers are starting to come up with all sorts of...