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  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Boosts Past 2 Million Copies Sold, Shareholders Re-Elect Iwata

    Nintendo has announced that over 2 million copies of Mario Kart 8 have been sold to consumers worldwide. This puts sales of the title at approximately 800,000 for the month of June after an opening weekend that saw movement of 1.2 million units . The news came by way of Nintendo’s annual general... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Mercedes Coming To North America In Mario Kart 8

    As we've previously covered , Nintendo is partnering with Mercedes Benz to bring one of the luxury car companies' SUVs to Mario Kart 8 in the form of a GLA-Class Kart. While the cross-promotional content was only originally slated for release in Japan, Nintendo recently announced that the kart... More
  • Blog Post: May 2014 NPD: PlayStation 4 And Watch Dogs Come Out On Top

    It’s no surprise that Watch Dogs came out on top of the May 2014 NPD report given its stellar performance out of the gate . This month did hold some surprises, and something for Nintendo to crow about. While we don’t know the sales gap between the five-SKU Watch Dogs and second place, the... More
  • Blog Post: Luigi Stares Into Your Soul If You Cross Him In Mario Kart 8

    Everyone’s excited for the recently released Mario Kart 8, including us , but there’s one racer who’s deadly serious about competing. Though the latest iteration in the beloved racing series launched just launched Friday, Death Stare Luigi has already made himself known on the raceway... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Speeds To Over 1.2 Million Sales In Opening Weekend

    Mario Kart is now a 100 million unit selling series. Friday’s launch of Mario Kart 8 has pushed the franchise past the mark with 1.2 million copies sold. The worldwide sales are a strong start, especially given only 6 million Wii Us in circulation as of March 31. Nintendo also shared complete sales... More
  • Blog Post: Club Nintendo Screeches To Halt On Mario Kart 8 Registrations

    If you’re trying to register your copy of Mario Kart 8, which came out today, you might be having some problems. Nintendo is offering a free game with registration, which has caused some strain for the company’s Club Nintendo login servers. Logging in is taking some time, with error messages... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Mario Kart 8

    Mario Kart 8 released today, and in honor of the event, we'll be live streaming the game later today at 4 p.m. CT. We'll bring in a few editors to race a couple laps, bond and create everlasting friendships, and develop unforgivable rivalries that will last for years, all for your entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: Mario, Mercedes Team Up For Mario Kart Crossover

    Nintendo and Mercedes are having a synergistic moment today, with a cross-promotional ad campaign that merges the automotive and gaming worlds. A new Japanese TV marks the launch of the automaker's new GLA vehicle, with nods to classic Super Mario Bros. In addition to that, a tweaked version of the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: First Nintendo Mobile App Will Be Mario Kart TV

    In January, we reported that Nintendo was planning on moving into the mobile space, but not with its back catalog. At the year-end investor briefing, the company has shared additional details about what that will look like. According to analyst David Gibson, who is attending the briefing, the company... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Gets Bundle & Free Game Offer

    When Mario Kart 8 releases on May 30, gamers will have the choice to pick it up in a bundle that includes the game, a system, and other goodies. Nintendo announced via a Nintendo Direct that the Deluxe bundle includes the game, the Wii U, a red racing wheel, and red Remote Plus controller for $329.99... More
  • Blog Post: Koopalings Revealed For Mario Kart 8

    Bowser’s little helpers are going to join the team in the upcoming release on Wii U. During today’s Nintendo Direct, the publisher showed off an extensive trailer for the new game that included Larry Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Roy Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Ludwig von Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., and Wendy... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Mario Kart 8 Coming In May

    Nintendo held a investor conference tonight where it revealed a number of plans for the company's future, including the release window for Mario Kart 8. The May release window for Mario Kart 8 is a confirmation for Japan, but Mario Kart 7 released in Japan and North America by a gap a few days, so... More
  • Blog Post: Gamescom Announces Show Winners, PlayStation 4 Beats Out Xbox One

    Gamescom is winding down today, and the show has announced its favorite games. Titanfall and Destiny appear to be the favorites, and Gamescom also awarded the PlayStation 4 "Best Hardware including Peripheral," ahead of the Xbox One. You can check out the full list winners below, and on the... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The E3 2013 Game Critics Award Nominees

    Each year, 30 North American video game publications come together to honor the best and brightest of the Electronics Entertainment Expo. In addition to the parade of exciting titles, this year sees the nomination record broken. Titanfall received bids in six categories, breaking the previous record... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Doesn't Have New Ideas For F-Zero

    Nintendo undeniably has the richest stable of first-party franchises in the contemporary console landscape. Recently, our own Ben Reeves suggested that Big N give hungry gamers a new Metroid. Samus Aran isn't the only Nintendo star being neglected. Captain Falcon needs some love, too. In an interview... More
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