Club Nintendo Wii rewards inaccessible from Wii U
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Club Nintendo Wii rewards inaccessible from Wii U

Games purchased and surveys completed while using the Wii U in Wii Mode do not contribute to Club Nintendo reward earnings, as spotted by NintendoLife and confirmed in a Nintendo FAQ. Nintendo cites a “system constraint” for the limitation, which seems a good reason to keep your original Wii sitting around for a little while ... Read More»
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Nintendo eShop With Tokyo, Zombies, NBA And Parties
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Nintendo eShop With Tokyo, Zombies, NBA And Parties

Gamesta.com reports on this week’s Nintendo eShop downloads for Europe. Each console and handheld receives a bit of attention with puzzle games, zombies, NBA 2K games and a singing party title. Also, a free demo... Read More»
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Amazon Instant Video now available on Wii
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Amazon Instant Video now available on Wii

Amazon has announced the extension of its Instant Video service to the Wii. To utilise the service, you simply need to register your Wii with Amazon and then log into your account through the console. Before you start going on about the futility of value-adding a dying consoles, here’s a reminder that the Wii shifted ... Read More»
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes Will Eat Your Planet
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes Will Eat Your Planet

Gamesta.com reports on yet another Lego franchise game. Warner Bros and TT Games will use the license to create a Lego Marvel Super Heroes adventure, featuring Galactus as the planet eating villain... Read More»
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Nintendo shares up 5.6% due to December NPD results
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Nintendo shares up 5.6% due to December NPD results

Nintendo shares are up 5.6% due to US sales figures released by NPD last night. Bloomberg reports its the largest jump in company shared since September 18; however, Tokai Tokyo Securities feels the gain may be “short-lived unless [Nintendo] can sustain sales momentum.” Last night, Nintendo reported Wii U moved 460,000 units in the US ... Read More»
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Skylanders series hits $500 million in US lifetime sales, 3rd best-selling UK franchise of all time
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Skylanders series hits $500 million in US lifetime sales, 3rd best-selling UK franchise of all time

Skylanders – the toy-based game franchise from developer Toys For Bob and publisher Activision has amassed a whopping $500 million in US sales since the original game Spyro’s Adventure launched in 2011. It’s weird you see? I’ve often seen a lot of gamers sneering at the Skylanders franchise, despite the fact it’s pretty much been ... Read More»
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NPD: Wii U shifts 460K units, 3DS manages 1.25M
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NPD: Wii U shifts 460K units, 3DS manages 1.25M

Nintendo’s Wii U managed to shift 460,000 units in the US in December 2012, for a life to date total of 890,000. After just 41 days on the market, the Wii U has generated over $300 million in hardware sales in the US. Nintendo said the incredibly successful Wii had managed just $270 million during ... Read More»
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ZombiU and NBA 2K13 demos arrive on North American Nintendo eShop
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ZombiU and NBA 2K13 demos arrive on North American Nintendo eShop

ZombiU has a demo available on the North American end of the Nintendo eShop today, along with a demo for NBA 2K13. Other than demos, there are all sorts of title available to purchase. head below for your update. eShop Wii U ZombiU Demo NBA 2K13 Demo eShop Meat or Die: Ines – Nintendo Video ... Read More»
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Hacker plays god: combines WiiMote, Game Boy and Android phone into one console
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Hacker plays god: combines WiiMote, Game Boy and Android phone into one console

In a display of Frankenstein-grade scientific quackery, a hacker has created a portable console that emulates retro games on an old school Game Boy using a WiiMote controller. It’s alive! Aliiiiive! Nintendo Life reports that a hacker known as alpinedelta has successfully married all of these components into a portable device that emulates retro titles ... Read More»
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Nyko unveils cheap Wii U Pro Controller at CES
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Nyko unveils cheap Wii U Pro Controller at CES

Wii U Pro Controllers just got cheaper thanks to peripheral manufacturer Nyko, which revealed its cost-effective alternative to Nintendo’s design at CES. Get pricing and a shot of the device after the jump. The above controller will launch in the States later this month at a low RRP of $34.99, which is a marked reduction ... Read More»
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo titles reign supreme on Japanese charts
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Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo titles reign supreme on Japanese charts

Titles for Nintendo systems dominated the Media Create’s latest sales chat, with Animal Crossing: New Lead stilling comfortable on top. There were no new releases for the period. 3DS LL and 3DS were still the number one and the number two best selling systems for the week as well, which helped push the handheld’s unit ... Read More»
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Nintendo Downloads: Fractured Soul leads this week’s line-up
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Nintendo Downloads: Fractured Soul leads this week’s line-up

Nintendo has issued a run-down of its weekly eShop and other downloadable titles. Endgame Studios’ platformer Fractured Soul – which has taken some eight years to develop – leads this week’s offering. Fractured Soul from Endgame Studios is selling at €7.99 / £7.19, and Nintendo Life reports that his title was originally slated for a ... Read More»
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EA and Monster reveal carbon gaming headset at CES
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EA and Monster reveal carbon gaming headset at CES

EA and Monster – the same wizards who created the Beats Audio line of headphones – are taking on Turtle Beach and Triton at their own game, by releasing a set of flashy, rather expensive headphones bearing the EA Sports insignia. The kit is due to be release Stateside in February, and has just been ... Read More»
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Rock Band 3 – Maroon 5, Foster The People, Foo Fighters tracks land next week
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Rock Band 3 – Maroon 5, Foster The People, Foo Fighters tracks land next week

Tracks previously available through Rock Band Blitz will be made available for Rock Band 3 next week. Content includes the Foster The People Pack 01 which bundles “Pumped Up Kicks”, “Helena Beat” and “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)”. Other tracks to be made available include “These Days” from Foo Fighters, and “Moves like Jagger” ... Read More»
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Game consoles are third largest category of connected devices in the US – NPD
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Game consoles are third largest category of connected devices in the US – NPD

The latest NPD report cites game consoles as the third largest category of online devices connected to the Internet by residents of the United States. Figures in the report show 425 million web-connected devices in US American homes, 39 million of which are game consoles. The figures are interesting because the most recent US census ... Read More»
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