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3DS US sales top 11.5 million

Handheld software sales up 45% in 2013 as Nintendo promises portable’s best days are ahead of it. Despite challenges in the console market, Nintendo has enjoyed continued success in the dedicated handheld scene with the 3DS. Today, Nintendo of America

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3DS surpasses 10 million sold

Nintendo sends word that Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds helped push up hardware sales. This makes sense to me as both titles are in my top five for the year. Hardware sales

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Wii U “is the wrong product for consumers” – Pachter

Pachter says Nintendo forecasts are too optimistic, says Wii U “is the wrong product for consumers” It’s been a year since Nintendo stopped making Wii games, but the system and its software continue to sell. In fact, Wii hardware and

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Wii U sales jump in wake of price cut, increased by 200 percent in September

It looks like Nintendo’s Wii U is finally getting the shot in the arm it needs: according to the latest numbers, the console’s sales jumped 200 percent last month. The company points to the Wii U’s August price drop and

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Nintendo Considering Interactive ‘Legend of Zelda’ Movie

Nintendo’s Zelda game series seems tailor-made for a film adaptation, but after the notiorious failure of the Super Mario Bros. movie the company is understandably gun-shy when it comes to bringing games to the big screen. Nonetheless, Zelda film ideas

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Nintendo’s Iwata doesn’t fear failure

In a talk at the B Dash Camp startup conference in Osaka, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explained that the company does not fear failure. Iwata characterized Nintendo as a company that innovates and takes risks. “When we talk about Nintendo

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Nintendo to return to Gamescom

After last year’s absence, Nintendo has confirmed it will return to Gamescom in August. “The next chapter of Gamescom is being written and once again promises the best in entertainment,” said the event’s project manager Tim Endres. “Nintendo’s return is

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Tank! Tank! Tank! For Wii U Goes Free-To-Play In Europe

Last year, after initially selling Tank! Tank Tank! as a retail title for the Wii U, Namco Bandai turned it into a free-to-play game in Japan. Now, they’re doing the same in Europe, the publisher has announced. Tank! Tank! Tank!,

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Zen Pinball 2 – the first F2P title on Wii U

Wii U’s first ‘freemium’ title in the UK will be downloadable from today, Nintendo has announced. Zen Pinball 2 is now available as a free download on the Wii U eShop, the first free-to-play title on the console in Europe,

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Nintendo getting free to play games for the Wii U in 2013

Nintendo’s jumping into the free-to-play gaming model in 2013 with the release of Tank! Tank! Tank! on the Wii U platform. The Namco Bandai arcade game Tank! Tank! Tank! will be free to play starting in Japan in 2013. You

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