Tagged with: Wii U

Nintendo is Planning a ‘Quality of Life’-Based Console for 2015-16 Launch

Nintendo is Planning a ‘Quality of Life’-Based Console for 2015-16 Launch

Paging Dr. Mario. Nintendo’s big plan for the future isn’t mobile games — it’s boosting your “quality of life.” At a briefing for investors and the media held on Thursday morning, Nintendo’s CEO Satoru Iwata outlined the company’s plan to create a third platform to sit alongside its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS ...

Report: Nintendo is Already Working on the Wii U’s Successor, ‘Fusion’

Report: Nintendo is Already Working on the Wii U’s Successor, ‘Fusion’

We have just received an anonymous tip from one of our very reputable sources regarding possible information related to Nintendo’s next-generation hardware; for both its home and portable consoles. Perhaps the most important question is, “what is Nintendo working on”? As many may already be aware, Nintendo is already ...

Wii U in Major Trouble: Nintendo Slashes 2014 Sales Projections By Two-Thirds

Wii U in Major Trouble: Nintendo Slashes 2014 Sales Projections By Two-Thirds

It's not even financials season yet, but Nintendo is trying to lower expectations in advance. In a statement on Friday, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, hacking it down from 9 million for April 2013 - March 2014 to just 2.8 million -- less than a third of the original estimate. ...

Nintendo Wii U Retro Review: Is it Worth the Money This Year?

Nintendo Wii U Retro Review: Is it Worth the Money This Year?

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be making the biggest splashes this holiday season, but for the newest console with the deepest roster of games, you need to look at … the Wii U? Yeah, I think that’s probably true, even though I’m not sure I fully believe it myself. I’ve had my Wii U for just over a year now, ...

Game Over: The Wii U is a Joke and It’s All Nintendo’s Fault

Game Over: The Wii U is a Joke and It’s All Nintendo’s Fault

Last week, amidst all the “WHO WON E3?!?” talk, all eyes were on Sony and Microsoft. Whether you think that Sony won the next-gen console war already or that Microsoft will be victorious in the end, chances are good you probably weren’t thinking about Nintendo. The big N decided NOT to have an official E3 ...

Nintendo Should Abandon Miiverse, Add in Facebook, Twitter and Vine

Nintendo Should Abandon Miiverse, Add in Facebook, Twitter and Vine

Nintendo is struggling to show consumers why they should be interested in its new Wii U video game console. There is nothing drastically wrong with the hardware; it combines high-definition graphics with an intriguing tablet controller for what should be original and compelling gameplay experiences. It’s not the most ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 17, 2013

If you haven’t noticed, Nintendo and Amazon don’t play well together. When Nintendo’s newest console, the Wii U, could first be pre-ordered last fall, stores like GameStop and Best Buy jumped at the opportunity to make a quick buck from gamers eager for the first new console in years. But Amazon didn’t, and to this ...

Amazon X-Ray Feature Expands to TV Shows on Kindle Fire and Wii U

Amazon X-Ray Feature Expands to TV Shows on Kindle Fire and Wii U

Amazon just announced that it is adding its X-Ray feature to TV shows. The feature already worked with movies thanks to data from IMDb, but the company will now use this very same data for other video content. The entire Kindle Fire family will receive the feature and the Amazon Instant Video app on Wii U will get is as ...

Nintendo in Peril: January Wii U Sales Spell Trouble

Nintendo in Peril: January Wii U Sales Spell Trouble

Nintendo now faces the very real prospect of having an absolute flop on its hands. As Microsoft moved an estimated 281,000 Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S. in January to take the top spot for the 25th consecutive month, Gamasutra reports that Nintendo sold “well under” 100,000 Wii U consoles last month. The site estimates ...

How to Get Gamers to Be Okay With No Used Games on Consoles

How to Get Gamers to Be Okay With No Used Games on Consoles

Look—taking away the ability to play used games will always generate some outcry. And so far, consumers have treated the idea of a video game console blocking pre-owned discs as shots fired. For many gamers, it's a consumer-hostile idea forced on the industry by greedy publishers and console makers. Even the faintest ...