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  • Wii U News

    by Published on June 4th, 2014 23:37
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    Mario Kart 8 debuted at No.1 on the Japanese software chart during the week ended June 1.
    Having launched on May 29, the game sold over 325,000 copies to top the chart ahead of fellow new release Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories, which sold 82,000 copies on PS3.
    Mario Kart 8 helped boost weekly Wii U hardware sales, which more than doubled to 19,000, according to data from retail monitor Media Create, which was republished on NeoGAF.
    Nintendo said on Monday that worldwide Mario Kart 8 sales hit 1.2 million units over the game's first weekend of availability, making it the fastest-selling Wii U game to date.
    The UK release of Mario Kart 8 drove a 666 per cent increase in weekly Wii U sales.

    Weekly software sales / lifetime

    • Mario Kart 8 (Wii U, Nintendo) - 325.892 / New
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (PS3, Bandai Namco) - 82.048 / New
    • Yo-kai Watch (3DS, Level 5) - 36.868 / 1.020.877
    • Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart (Vita, Compile Heart) - 28.397 / New
    • World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (PS3, Konami) - 27.406 / 63.062
    • World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge (3DS, Konami) - 12.265 / 29.028
    • Infamous: Second Son (PS4, Sony) - 8.622 / 43.423
    • The Idolmaster: One for All (PS3, Bandai Namco) - 6.910 / 102.793
    • Arcana Heart 3: Love Max (PS3, Arc System Works) - 6.273 / New
    • Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS, Nintendo) - 6.064 / 383.989

    Weekly hardware sales (previous week)

    • 3DS - 23.733 (23.224)
    • Wii U - 19.312 (9.024)
    • Vita - 13.957 (15.212)
    • PS3 - 6.922 (7.565)
    • PS4 - 6.508 (7.543)
    • PSP - 1.421 (1.479)
    • Xbox 360 - 225 (202)
    • Total - 72.078 (64.249)

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com...ales-in-japan/ ...
    by Published on May 27th, 2014 22:50
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    Nintendo has partnered with electronics retailer Best Buy to present a series of in-store demos for the upcoming Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. next month at select locations nationwide.

    Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest" will be held at more than 100 Best Buy locations on June 11 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. and June 14 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. local time, giving players a chance to compete in four-person local multiplayer battles. A full list of participating stores is available at Best Buy's website. The event follows up on a similar E3 showcase from last year that gave Best Buy customers an early look at Mario Kart 8.

    The first 70 attendees who pre-order the 3DS or Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. at each event will receive a limited-edition gold coin collectible, in addition to a $5 Rewards Zone certificate upon the game's release. Super Smash Bros. will launch for the Nintendo 3DS this summer, and the Wii U edition will hit retail in the winter.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/games-pr...DCMP=rdr122474
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    by Published on May 1st, 2014 23:00
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    A Premium Wii U with two games for £200 is exactly what Nintendo should be talking about.
    And that’s what is available right now from Tesco for those who use a (likely limited time) discount code.
    Tesco Direct is offering the Mario Kart 8 Premium Wii U bundle for £219.99. Use of the code TDX-JGCV at checkout (as per NeoGAF) brings this down to just £200.
    Remember too that as announced yesterday the game will include a code to download one of ten other Wii U titles for free, including Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros and Wonderful 101.
    Interested parties are best advised to act quickly – Nintendo is still charging £299.99 for its exclusive Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle.

    http://www.tesco.com/direct/mario-ka...skuId=117-7839
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    by Published on April 24th, 2014 22:38
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    UPDATE 24/4/14 12.08pm: Nintendo has now confirmed the Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle, which will launch the same day as the game in the UK - 30th May.The bundle will contain a 32GB Wii U Premium and a physical copy of the game, as well as a Wii Sensor Bar. It's listed on Nintendo UK's official site for £249.99 or on Amazon UK for a flat £220.Two new designs of Wii Remote will also be available to buy separately on the same date - themed around Yoshi and Princess Peach.

    ORIGINAL STORY 17/4/14 09.30am: Box artwork for an as-yet unannounced Mario 8 and Wii U Premium console bundle has popped up online.
    The console pack is set to debut on 30th May alongside the game itself, French siteGameblog reports.Inside the box you'll get a black Wii U Premium console, a copy of Mario Kart 8 and a week's free trial of Nintendo's Wii U Karaoke app.Nintendo has yet to formally announce the bundle - the company told Eurogamer this morning that it currently had nothing to announce - but a pack would come as no surprise. Nintendo has launched similar bundles in the past for Wind Waker HD and New Super Mario Bros. U.We recently went hands-on with Mario Kart 8 and compared its gorgeous retro tracks with their retro originals.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Pre...o+Kart+8+Wii+U
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    by Published on March 9th, 2014 08:35
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    Thinking about jumping into the world of Wii U console ownership? For a limited time, Nintendo's online store is offering refurbished Deluxe bundles for $200, knocking $50 off the console's regular price.

    The bundle includes a black Wii U 32GB console, Wii U gamepad, pack-in NintendoLand game, adapters for the console and gamepad, a sensor bar for Wii controller compatibility and an HDMI cable. The console also carries a standard one year warranty.

    The only caveat is the bundle is not eligible for Club Nintendo registration, meaning new owners can't earn coins toward special offers available from Nintendo. Though Nintendo says products in the bundle "may have minor cosmetic blemishes, it is guaranteed to be fully functional."

    Nintendo's latest home console is home to some of our favorite exclusives, including 'Best of' titles Super Mario 3D World from 2013 and 2012's ZombiU. Some multiplatform stuff? You may find yourself waiting a little longer than on other consoles.
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    by Published on January 30th, 2014 22:57
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    Nintendo's recently cleared technical hurdles regarding the Wii U's Virtual Console offerings have a clear result - the company announced plans for Nintendo DS titles to join the Wii U's current offering.

    Nintendo's quarterly financial meeting in Japan, in which Nintendo President Satoru Iwata laid out immediate and longterm plans for the company, also mentioned plans to license Nintendo characters to new partners. Who those partners may be is currently unclear, but the suggestion follows the company's Yoshi Island DLC for Sega's Sonic: Lost World and the recently revealed action game set in The Legend of Zelda universe, Hyrule Warriors.

    http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/29/ni...rtual-console/
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    by Published on January 21st, 2014 23:01
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    Amazon UK and Argos both dropped the Wii U Premium to £180 this week, and if that's a familiar-sounding figure it's because it matches the launch price of the Wii. Both retailers have the 32GB Wii U model, complete with Nintendo Land, priced £120 less than the £300 Nintendo itself is asking for, and what most retailers sold the Wii U Premium for at launch.

    Nintendo UK has several Premium SKUs at £250, including the better valueNew Super Mario U bundle, and Amazon and Argos more or less price match those bundles. There's been no official word, but perhaps these cuts indicate that Nintendo UK wants to phase out the Nintendo Land bundle, just asNintendo of America did last year.

    In contrast, Zavvi taking £20 off the Xbox One is a fresher development for Microsoft's console. Europe's Day One editions of the Xbox One came with free copies of FIFA 14 or Forza 5, so it's arguable £410 better reflects Zavvi's game-less bundle. In any case, other retailers aren't following suit at this stage, so we're not sure what to make of it yet.

    The Xbox One enjoyed a strong start at retail, racking up 3 million worldwide sales before the close of 2013. The Wii U reached 3 million shipped in a similar time frame, but that early success dried up in 2013, and Nintendo slashed the console's fiscal year forecasts recently from 9 million to 2.8 million - if that figure proves accurate, Nintendo will have shipped 6.2 million units by March 2014.

    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/9128842.htm



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    by Published on January 3rd, 2014 21:31
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    US retailer GameStop is hosting a final Holiday sale this weekend which brings discounts to games and consoles including Wii U and GTA V.
    The 'Last Holiday Weekend' sale starts Friday, January 3 and concludes on Sunday, January 5. It includes discounts of up to 50 percent on a selection of items.
    Highlights include Grand Theft Auto 5 for $39.99, $20 off the original price, and the Wii U Skylander hardware bundle for $249.99 after a $50 reduction.
    Killer is Dead is half-off at $19.99, NBA 2K14 for PS3 and Xbox 360 is slashes to $39.99 and it's also offering a $10 discount on all versions of Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
    Here's the full list of discounts:
    Consoles / Accessories

    • 250GB Xbox 360 Holiday Console Bundle with two free games (Halo 4 and Tomb Raider) - $249.99 Save $50 (Reg $299.99) (Available Friday 1/3 and Saturday 1/4 only!)
    • Nintendo Wii U Skylanders Console Bundle - $249.99 (Was $299.99)
    • Select New PlayStation 3 DualShock Controllers - $44.99 each (Reg $54.99)
    • PlayStation 3 Pulse Elite Headset - $129.99 (PS4 compatible)Games
    • LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes - $49.99 (Reg $59.99- XB1, PS4), $39.99 (Reg $49.99- Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3)
    • Grand Theft Auto V- $39.99 (Reg $59.99- PS3, Xbox 360)
    • Angry Birds: Star Wars - $19.99 (3DS), $29.99 (DS, Xbox 360, PS3)
    • NBA 2K14 - $39.99 (Reg $59.99- Xbox 360 and PS3)
    • Gears of War Judgment - $19.99 (Reg $39.99)Pre-owned Systems
    • PS3 120 GB Slim- $199.99
    • Original Xbox 360- $129.99
    • Original Wii- $69.99
    • 3DS- $149.99
    • DS Lite- $69.99Consumer Electronics
    • iPad 4 16GB (pre-owned) - $379.99
    • Samsung Galaxy S3 - $349.99
    • iPod Nano Gen 7(Pre-owned) - $99.99


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    by Published on December 27th, 2013 00:00
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    Toys R Us is at it again, selling Limited Edition Skylanders Swap Force Wii U Basic Sets for $219.99 - a full $80.00 off the MSRP. This bundle contains a Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack with exclusive(ly painted) Wash Buckler figure, a white 8GB Wii U system, and bonus NintendoLand game. You won't find this discount via TRU's website, however - true to form, their biggest hardware sales happen by way of 3rd party marketplaces - in this case, via Ebay. This is one of TRU's daily deal offers, and quantities are limited, so you'll want to act fast if this is the Wii U deal you've been waiting for. Free shipping is included! ...
    by Published on December 26th, 2013 22:34
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    US retailer BestBuy is offering a 20 percent discount on Nintendo eShop prepaid cards.
    Available via stores or its website, the discount is available now until friday, December 27, and applies to all three prepaid card values.
    The 20 percent discount means you can get a $20 prepaid card for $16, the $35 card for $28, and the $50 card costs $40.
    With most retail games on Wii U and 3DS also released as eShop digital downloads, this effectively means you can get almost any game for the two consoles this Christmas at a 20 percent discount.
    New eShop games released last week included Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Castlevania and NES Remix.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/promo/sa...p-cards-115703 ...
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