Nintendo Wii archive

  • Nintendo will axe online servers to leave Wii and DS multiplayer games dead
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    Nintendo will axe online servers to leave Wii and DS multiplayer games dead

    By 27 February 2014

    Nintendo has announced that it will be shutting down its Wii and DS online servers. The service, dubbed Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, will be shut down on 20 May. Many Wii and DS games rely on these servers for multiplayer gaming, which now won't be possible....

  • 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...

  • Wii Mini launches in the US for $99, just in time for Christmas
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    Wii Mini launches in the US for $99, just in time for Christmas

    By 4 November 2013

    Following a launch in Canada and the UK earlier this year, the Wii Mini is finally making its way to the US in time for Christmas, Nintendo has announced.  The budget console will be landing in stores by the middle of November, with a price tag of...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Skylanders Swap Force: 16 new swappable characters to want and master
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    Skylanders Swap Force: 16 new swappable characters to want and master

    By 15 February 2013

    Activision has announced 16 new characters for its Skylanders game that are likely to have kids wanting to play the game even more than ever. The new characters, announced at the New York Toy Fair, now have swappable top and bottom halves, to give you...

  • 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 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...

  • Nintendo Wii Mini console revealed on Best Buy site
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    Nintendo Wii Mini console revealed on Best Buy site

    By 27 November 2012

    Best Buy Canada has let slip that Nintendo plans to launch a smaller, sleeker version of its original Wii console in time for Christmas. Called the Wii Mini, it's coming on 7 December and, as yet, hasn't been officially announced. That hasn't stopped...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nintendo Wii U release date: When is the Wii U coming out?
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    Nintendo Wii U release date: When is the Wii U coming out?

    By 4 June 2012

    Your Nintendo Wii is looking a bit dated, you want some new Nintendo excitement in your home - but when is the new Nintendo Wii U coming out and should you wait? Nintendo has confirmed the official launch date as Christmas 2012. Should you wait? If...

  • E3 2012: Show coverage starts here
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    E3 2012: Show coverage starts here

    By 3 June 2012

    We've touched down in Los Angeles, have picked up our press passes, and our knees are trembling at the thought of the swarm of top games titles we're about to play. Yep, it's E3 2012 time and Pocket-lint is ready to rock. Over the next five days, we'll...

  • GAME woes all but over as Nintendo returns to store
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    GAME woes all but over as Nintendo returns to store

    By 13 April 2012

    Just before the GAME Group went into administration, and perhaps partly because of, major videogames publishers pulled out of trading with the troubled UK retailer. Famously, Electronic Arts withdrew Mass Effect 3, so that the store chain missed out on...

  • US bill calls for cigarette-style warning signs on games
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    US bill calls for cigarette-style warning signs on games

    By 21 March 2012

    Two members of the US House of Representatives have created a bill calling for cigarette packet-style warnings to be added to video games covers. In the United States, at least. Joe Baca and Frank Wolf have created The Violence in Video Games Labeling...

  • GAME over in two weeks as administration looms
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    GAME over in two weeks as administration looms

    By 9 March 2012

    UK videogames retailer GAME is on the brink of administration. Senior staff have been told they have roughly two weeks to save the business, or else it may disappear from our high streets and online forever. According to a report  in MCV, the games...

  • Kinect hack + Wiimote + cat + robot = Guaranteed internet hit (video)
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    Kinect hack + Wiimote + cat + robot = Guaranteed internet hit (video)

    By 3 January 2012

    The Internet loves a cat, that's for sure. And whilst Kinect hacks may be a bit old hat now, and the Wii is on its last legs; combine the three with some robot virtual reality action and you've got an internet hit on your hands. That's what Tokyo-based...

  • Best console party games for New Year's Eve
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    Best console party games for New Year's Eve

    By 30 December 2011

    As staying in is the new going out, what better way to brighten up your New Year's Eve party than firing up your console and playing some party games? Games don't have to be solitary experiences, and no, we're not suggesting you fire up Modern Warfare...

  • The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword review
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    The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword review

    By 5 December 2011

    Remember the Nintendo Wii? The console that, for better or worse, pioneered motion control and had a nation of casual gamers flapping their arms about as if swatting invisible demons. We don’t cover it much on Pocket-Lint, possibly because it looks...

  • Nintendo Wii still going strong, sales records smashed
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    Nintendo Wii still going strong, sales records smashed

    By 1 December 2011

    The seventh generation consoles, in tech terms, are pretty ancient. The Xbox 360 landed almost seven years ago to the day - around the same time as Motorola began offering the RAZR V3i handset in gold, and Mozilla went live with Firefox 1.5 - and when...

  • Gamestation risks wrath of God with game icon nativity scene
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    Gamestation risks wrath of God with game icon nativity scene

    By 1 December 2011

    UK retailer Gamestation has built a nativity scene using popular gaming icons, in order to properly represent the true meaning of Christmas; a sackful of top games titles and a new console or two to keep the kids quiet. Each part in the nativity was chosen...

  • Best Game 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders
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    Best Game 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 3 November 2011

    2011 was the year that saw consoles approaching the end of their lifespans. The Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii all gained titles that wrapped up franchises and stories which had been running since their launch. This meant developers were throwing everything they...

  • Wii U launch now June 2012 - UK next Christmas?
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    Wii U launch now June 2012 - UK next Christmas?

    By 28 October 2011

    The Nintendo Wii U, the Japanese firm's next console, is set for a full unveiling at E3 2012 in June, rather than be subject to a March launch, as previously rumoured. And that means that it could be available in the UK by Christmas next year. Speaking...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 review
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    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 review

    By 14 October 2011

    The nights are drawing in, tree-based debris litters the ground, and a man’s thoughts turn to one thing: anti-depressants. Alternatively, you could invest some time in deciding which pretend football game to buy in order to get through the cruel winter...

  • New Nintendo Wii coming 4 November
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    New Nintendo Wii coming 4 November

    By 13 October 2011

    Nintendo is planning on releasing a new-look Wii console on 4 November as part of a value for money bundle that includes Wii Sports and Wii Party.  The new Wii will unfortunately lose the console's ability to take advantage of Gamecube games and accessories,...