Nintendo Death of the Wii U

Nintendo May Kill Off the Wii U Sooner Than Any of Us Expected

By on July 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Nintendo May Kill Off the Wii U Sooner Than Any of Us Expected

From the moment Nintendo unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, I knew that something had gone wrong.

After a generation of trying and failing to keep up with Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo struck gold with the Wii. It was different than anything we’d ever seen before, but somehow still more approachable than the PS3 and Xbox 360.

It sold as well as any console in history for half a decade, but when it was time for Nintendo to follow it up, we didn’t get the Wii 2. Instead, we got the Wii U — a half-baked upgrade with an undersized tablet for a controller. More →

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Wii U Vs. PlayStation 4 Vs. Xbox One Sales

Legendary Nintendo Designer Explains Why the Wii U Flopped So Hard

By on June 23, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Legendary Nintendo Designer Explains Why the Wii U Flopped So Hard

Yes, it’s fair to say that the Wii U has been a disaster for Nintendo, which has seen its newest console get badly outsold by both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, thus forcing it to enter the realm of smartphone games for the first time to generate much needed extra revenue. Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who was the creative mind behind both the Mario and Zelda franchises, tells NPR that people stayed away from the Wii U because they flat-out didn’t understand what they were supposed to do with it. More →

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E3 2015 Awards Best Games

E3 Awards: The Best Games of E3 2015

E3 Awards: The Best Games of E3 2015

By on June 22, 2015 at 4:05 PM.

Just as quickly as it arrived, E3 2015 has packed its bags and ditched the Los Angeles Convention Center once again, leaving in its wake enough excitement to fill up a calendar year. Microsoft held the most consistently entertaining conference I’ve ever attended, Sony tried to make all of our dreams come true and Nintendo wound up apologizing for its lineup.

But none of that matters — I know that there’s only one thing you care about: Who won E3?

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Nintendo E3 2015 Preview

Distraught Nintendo Fans Need to Chill Out: The New Wii U Games are Fun

Distraught Nintendo Fans Need to Chill Out: The New Wii U Games are Fun

By on June 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Spending all my waking hours on the show floor at E3 2015, I’ve been out of the loop for the most part when it comes to the actual fan reactions from the announcements earlier this week. After Sony and Microsoft blew the doors off their respective venues, I assumed that Nintendo fans would be chomping at the bit for some huge revelations.

What they got instead was a blocky Metroid spinoff, a three-player Zelda game, an Animal Crossing board game and an English translation of an RPG that came out 25 years ago. Needless to say, Nintendo fans were unhappy. More →

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Nintendo E3 2015 Live Stream

Nintendo’s big E3 press conference starts at 12PM ET – watch the live stream right here!

Nintendo’s big E3 press conference starts at 12PM ET – watch the live stream right here!

By on June 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

We’re just a few hours out from the E3 2015 show floor opening up, but before all the meeting begin, we have two more press conferences to watch. The first conference of the day is Nintendo’s Digital Event, which we were sadly not invited to (because it’s a prerecorded video).

Apparently the more focused event was a success for Nintendo last year, as they’ve decided not to take the stage for a second consecutive year. More →

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E3 2015 Top 10 Most Anticipated Games

10 games we can’t wait to see at E3 2015

10 games we can’t wait to see at E3 2015

By on June 9, 2015 at 2:12 PM.

Although the show floor won’t open until next Tuesday at noon, the E3 2015 festivities officially kick off in less than a week with the revival of the Nintendo World Championships and Bethesda’s first ever press conference on Sunday, June 14th. In order to prepare for the biggest gaming event of the year, we’ve decided to round up the 10 games that have us most excited about the latter half of 2015 and beyond. More →

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Splatoon Review

Splatoon review: Breathing inky new life into the Wii U

Splatoon review: Breathing inky new life into the Wii U

By on May 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

It’s been ages since Nintendo launched its last truly original property, but after spending several hours with Splatoon for the Wii U over the last few weeks, it’s clear to me that it didn’t take long to shake off the rust. Splatoon is bright, goofy, balanced and most importantly, a whole lot of fun. More →

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Nintendo Humble Bundle

The latest Humble Bundle lets you pay what you want for Wii U and 3DS games

The latest Humble Bundle lets you pay what you want for Wii U and 3DS games

By on May 26, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

The latest Humble Bundle launched earlier today, and for the first time in the history of the service, Nintendo is getting its own bundle. The Humble Nindie Bundle currently features eight Wii U and 3DS games, with more to be added in the coming days. More →

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Nintendo E3 2015 Plans

Nintendo’s E3 2015 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

Nintendo’s E3 2015 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 13, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

After teasing us with a cryptic tweet earlier this week, Nintendo revealed its E3 2015 plans on Wednesday, from when we can watch the next Digital Event to how fans outside of E3 can participate in the festivities.

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Splatoon Preview

Splatoon preview: The Wii U has its GoldenEye

Splatoon preview: The Wii U has its GoldenEye

By on May 6, 2015 at 7:31 PM.

It has been 11 months since I last played Splatoon. At the time, I couldn’t quite grasp its appeal. A first-person, action-packed shooter for the Wii U aimed at kids didn’t sounds like something I’d rush out to buy on launch day, but Nintendo clearly has a lot of faith in this new IP, so I decided to give it another shot at a big Splatoon event the developer held in NYC on Wednesday. More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One

After a brief lull, the PS4 is back to trampling on the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS

By on April 17, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

After a brief lull, the PS4 is back to trampling on the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS

After being edged out by the Xbox One in December and falling behind the Nintendo 3DS in February, the PlayStation 4 reclaimed its spot at the top of the hardware sales chart in March, the NPD Group revealed in its latest report. More →

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