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  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Sales Are Peachy With Over 1 Million Sold In Japan

    Nintendo has announced that the first week of Super Smash Bros. 3DS sales have been, well, smashing. The publisher says that over 1 million copies of the handheld version have been sold in Japan. This number represents sales to consumers, including digital copies of the game. Super Smash Bros. 3DS won’t... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Picking Up Super Smash Bros. 3DS? Or Holding Out For Wii U?

    Are you planning on playing Super Smash Bros. 3DS? Wii U? Or Both? It's a question we asked in a recent poll, but now you have a chance to share more of your personal reasoning. Super Smash Bros. Wii U's release date may still be a mystery, but until we hear otherwise, the game is planned for... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Europe And North America Getting Special Edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS

    Update: The special edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS has been confirmed for North America. Confirmed during the recent GameStop Expo ( Disclaimer: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company) , the system will be $199 and releases September 19. It will not include a copy of Super Smash Bros., which... More
  • Blog Post: Sherlock Holmes To Appear In New Phoenix Wright Title

    The next entry in the Phoenix Wright series, which goes back in time and casts players as one of Phoenix Wright's ancestors, will features Sherlock Holmes as a supporting character. The news of Holmes' appearance, as well as details about another new character, Iris Watson (the pink-haired lady... More
  • Blog Post: Report: 3DS Can Be Used As Wii Controller In Smash Bros.

    A gamer in Japan has posted a picture which indicates that the 3DS can be used as Wii U controller for Smash Bros. Kyle McLain posted the image below, along with the tweet : " Am I crazy, or does this say that if you connect your 3DS with your Wii U, that you can use your 3DS as a controller?"... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo’s Smashing Sale Enters Week 2 With Zelda, Fire Emblem, And More

    Nintendo’s second week of its Smashing Sale is underway, with a sizeable roster of combatants featured. Whether you’re looking for something new, or a burst of nostalgia, you might find something of interest on discount. The Legend of Zelda crew (Link, Toon Link, Zelda, and Sheik) are represented... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Details Which Games Will Be Covered During Its Live Stream

    Nintendo's 8 hour live stream happening on Friday has a line-up. Keep these times and games in mind for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse happening on 9/12. #NOATreehouse pic.twitter.com/7RjvGIhbHd — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 10, 2014 According to a recent tweet... More
  • Blog Post: Persona Q 3DS Coming To U.S.

    Nintendo of America will be releasing the Persona Q Edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL hardware in the U.S. The model features Grimoire styling on the front and character designs on the back, with a MSRP of $199.99 This special edition will be sold exclusively at GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Super Smash Bros. Wii U Release Date Will Not Be Revealed Friday

    Update: A representative from Nintendo has reached out to let us know that the report is false and the release date will not be revealed on Friday. The release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will not be unveiled on Friday during the stream, but more information about the game will be... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Hosting 8 Hour Live Stream With Super Smash Bros. 3DS And Other Games

    Update: Nintendo has set a time for its live stream. The stream begins Friday, September 12 at 10 AM PT. Nintendo is promising to feature Super Smash Bros. on 3DS as well as other mystery titles. So happy you’re excited for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse! The live stream of upcoming holiday... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Is Holding A Smashing Sale, Brothers (And Sisters)

    We’re just one month away from Super Smash Bros. on 3DS. In preparation, Nintendo wants to walk you down memory lane so we can remember just why these characters have earned a coveted spot on the Smash roster. The Super Smashing Sale kicks off with discounts on games featuring Mario, Bowser, Peach... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Should The New 3DS Get Exclusive Games?

    Nintendo is known for improving and iterating on its handheld hardware. Even going back as far as the original Game Boy, these systems have had incarnations in various sizes with different features. Nintendo continues the trend with the New 3DS , but not all games released for the system will be compatible... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Prices Amiibo Figures, Additional Compatible Titles Listed

    We still don't have a release date for Nintendo's Skylander-like Amiibos (or, for that matter, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, which will use them). However, the company has priced the toys and revealed new titles that will make use of them. Each Amiibo figure will cost $12.99 and the first 12 figures... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Get Limited Editions In U.K.

    Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will get limited-edition steel cases in the UK. There's no news whether these will make it over here, which is a shame because pre-ordering them over there will also get you a figure keychain of Primal Groudon for Omega Ruby and Primal Kyogre for Alpha... More
  • Blog Post: Azure Striker Gunvolt Hits 3DS eShop August 29

    Development studio Inti Creates, along with executive producer Keiji Inafune, is releasing its retro 2D action/platformer in just a couple weeks. Gunvolt will cost $14.99, and have plenty of old-school action. Inti Creates has experience in this area; it is also contributing to the development of Mighty... More
  • Blog Post: You'll Be Able To Unlock Super Smash Bros. 3DS Trophies With Coins

    Nintendo's Masahiro Sakurai has announced Nintendo's plans to make hard-to-earn trophies in Super Smash Bros. 3DS available for purchase with Nintendo Play Coins. In a post on Miiverse, Sakurai, showed off a trophy from the game – which he says will have more trophies than SSB Brawl. He... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made Zelda: Majora's Mask Remake Project Releases Update Video

    Artists Pablo Belmonte and Paco Martínez released this video in 2012 of the opening Majora's Mask remade in high-definition, but it looks the project was never meant to end at just that video. A new video, which you can see below, shows the pair's progress on rebuilding more of the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Sells 2.82 Million Units, But Nintendo Loses $97 Million During First Quarter FY15

    Let’s start with the good news. Mario Kart 8 is an overwhelming success, as Nintendo has announced that 2.82 million copies have been sold worldwide. Given the install base of 6.68 million, that works out to 42 percent of Wii U owners racing around the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite the monstrous attach... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Plays Pokémon Tackles X/Y

    The Twitch Plays Pokémon proved to be quite successful when it completed a 16-day run this past March, which is why no one should be surprised the cooperative effort has moved on to other games in the series. Today, the group is using a modded 3DS to tackle the Kalos region of X/Y. Head over to... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic Boom Wii U And 3DS Release Dates Announced

    Sega aims to bring its mascot back in a big way with Sonic Boom, given there's an animated series , comic series , and a feature film in the works, but it hasn't forgotten about the blue blur's roots on video game consoles. Today, Sega announced its two Sonic Boom games will launch one week... More
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