Nintendo Black Friday Deals

Nintendo eShop Black Friday deals: Dozens of Wii U and 3DS games up to 50% off

Nintendo eShop Black Friday deals: Dozens of Wii U and 3DS games up to 50% off

November 23rd at 7:14 PM

Following the commencement of Black Friday sales on both the PlayStation and Xbox digital stores, Nintendo launched its own holiday sales event on Wednesday afternoon. From now until December 5th, Wii U and 3DS owners will be able to save up to 50% on select digital games on Nintendo’s eShop.

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Nintendo Wii U Production

Report: Nintendo will finally kill the Wii U

November 1st at 10:02 PM

Report: Nintendo will finally kill the Wii U

Four years after launching the console back in 2012, Nintendo will reportedly end Wii U production for good on Friday, November 4th.

Earlier this year, rumors began to spread that the Wii U wouldn’t make it to 2017, but Nintendo dismissed the rumors and said it would continue to produce the console for months to come. Multiple sources informed Eurogamer on Tuesday that this was not the case, and that the age of the Wii U had come to an end.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gameplay

Watch 40 minutes of unseen ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ footage

October 25th at 7:11 PM

Watch 40 minutes of unseen ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ footage

Save for possibly Pokemon Sun and Moon, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most anticipated Nintendo game of the near future. The title is coming to both Wii U and Nintendo’s recently announced Switch console, but all the footage we’ve seen so far has come from the Wii U version of the game.

Sadly, that’s also true of this new footage, but that shouldn’t stop you from watching 40 minutes of gameplay from what might be the Wii U’s last great game.

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Nintendo Switch vs Wii U

Nintendo’s Switch is everything the Wii U should have been, but it might be too late

Nintendo’s Switch is everything the Wii U should have been, but it might be too late

October 20th at 5:11 PM

When Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, I was baffled. Sitting in the back row at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles, I distinctly remember that I started laughing out loud, because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. As in, I literally didn’t know what it was that Nintendo was trying to announce.

Was it a new console? A hardware upgrade for the Wii? Some kind of supersized portable device? I, along with countless other gamers, couldn’t wrap my head around the Wii U, but as a Nintendo fan, I was more concerned about the games than the hardware anyway, so I decided to reserve judgment.

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Zelda Breath of the Wild Gameplay Video

Watch a brand new ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ trailer before the NX reveal

October 20th at 9:39 AM

Watch a brand new ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ trailer before the NX reveal

Hours before the long-awaited reveal of the NX, Nintendo has unleashed a new gameplay trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Over the past few months, the company has shared snippets of gameplay on Twitter, but this is the first full-length trailer we’ve seen since the first debuted in June.

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How does the PlayStation VR launch lineup stack up against the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U?

How does the PlayStation VR launch lineup stack up against the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U?

October 18th at 6:43 PM

The launch lineup of the PlayStation VR snuck up on me.

I’m not sure how it happened — I’ve been covering the device since E3 2014, back when a VR shark encounter was the best of what Sony had to offer. Two years later, I’m now finding it difficult to remember the last time a console had such a compelling collection of software on day one.

In order to illustrate this point, I thought we’d go back a few years and reexamine the launch lineups of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U.

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Most Anticipated Games Fall 2016

The most anticipated video games of the 2016 holiday season

The most anticipated video games of the 2016 holiday season

October 6th at 2:48 PM

This might be the best holiday for video games since the new generation kicked off in 2013. Not only are we getting new entries in many of our favorite franchises, but we’re also getting new hardware in the form of the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 Pro, and in all likelihood, an announcement regarding Nintendo’s NX.

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Nintendo Direct September 1st

All the biggest announcements from Thursday’s Nintendo Direct

September 1st at 4:35 PM

All the biggest announcements from Thursday’s Nintendo Direct

Amid all the NX rumors floating around the internet lately, some gamers expected Nintendo to carve some time out of its Direct video stream on Thursday to discuss the upcoming console. Instead, Nintendo focused almost entirely on the 3DS, but there were plenty of exciting announcements for fans of the portable machine.

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Zelda Breath of the Wild Runes

See Link’s rune abilities in new ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ video

August 24th at 3:49 PM

See Link’s rune abilities in new ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ video

Not only is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild one of the most anticipated games of 2017, it’s also one of the last major titles to ever launch on the Wii U. With that in mind, you can understand why Nintendo is already hyping up the game, despite the fact that Breath of the Wild doesn’t even have a release date.

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Nintendo E3 2016 Schedule

Nintendo’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

Nintendo’s E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

May 5th at 1:55 PM

Last week, Nintendo dropped a bombshell when it announced that it would only bring one playable game to E3 2016. In previous years, Nintendo has had dozens of demo stations for upcoming 3DS and Wii U games, but this year, The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will be the only Nintendo game on the show floor.

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Star Fox Zero review

Star Fox Zero review: Nintendo’s golden age returns to the Wii U

Star Fox Zero review: Nintendo’s golden age returns to the Wii U

April 20th at 11:00 AM

In 2016, the most common selling point for a game is a near-limitless amount of content. Whether it’s the expansive maps of The Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto V, the addictive level progression system of Call of Duty or the user-generated world of Super Mario Maker, gamers expect to get their money’s worth.

But in 1997, we didn’t need 80-hour stories and prestige modes to bring us back to a game over and over again. All we needed was great gameplay, and that’s exactly what Star Fox 64 offered every Nintendo 64 owner two decades ago.

Nearly 20 years later, Nintendo is trying to recapture the magic.

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Nintendo Wii U Production Ending

With Wii U’s fate in question, Nintendo’s NX might be its last chance

With Wii U’s fate in question, Nintendo’s NX might be its last chance

March 23rd at 1:03 PM

After spending three-and-a-half years languishing at the bottom of the market, the Wii U is finally being put to rest. That’s according to a report published by Japan’s Nikkei on Tuesday, which claims that Nintendo will cease production of the ill-fated console before the end of 2016, perhaps in preparation for the rumored NX console.

Hours later, Nintendo responded to the report by denying it out of hand, saying that it wasn’t an official report from the company. According to Nintendo, “production is scheduled to continue” in the coming months.

But whether or not the report is completely accurate, it begs an interesting question about the future of the company: Is the next home console Nintendo’s last chance to compete with the PS4, Xbox One, PC and VR?

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