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  • Blog Post: Find Out Which Amiibos Are Most Popular In Your Country

    In a recent presentation that Nintendo gave to its investors, the company revealed it had shipped approximately 31 million Amiibos worldwide. The first wave of Amiibos was released in November 2014, with a total of 80 Amiibo types that have been released in Japan so far. According to Nintendo's report... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Launching Mobile App Miitomo In March

    Update: Nintendo of America has provided additional confirmation for those in North America interested in Miitomo. News includes details about the new Nintendo Account service and the Club Nintendo replacement My Nintendo . In order to secure the bonus points for Miitomo, you'll need to register... More
  • Blog Post: Luigi's Mansion's Professor Elvin Gadd Costume Coming To Super Mario Maker

    The inventor of Luigi's Poltergust 3000 (and Mario Sunshine's F.L.U.D.D.) is getting a Super Mario Maker avatar as part of a special event. Despite featuring 120 different costumes, many of which are based on obscure characters, Professor E. Gadd is not currently available as an unlockable. Gadd... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart And Pokémon Retain Dominance On Best-Selling Wii U, 3DS Lists

    With the release of its third-quarter financial report today, Nintendo has also updated its list of best-selling Wii U and 3DS software. While the lists didn't shift greatly, there are some up-and-comers that Nintendo may eye for franchise potential. We’ve included all the relevant information... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Profits Down 30 Percent After Holiday Quarter, 20 Million Amiibos Sold

    Nintendo has reported its financial performance for the nine months ending December 31, 2015. The company shows a slight dip in revenue, with profits down significantly compared to last year. The publisher is still comfortably in positive territory despite a 31.9 percent fall in profits to ¥40.6... More
  • Blog Post: Become A Super Mario Wallpaper Maker

    Super Mario Maker has fostered a creative community by inviting players to make intricate levels with its easy-to-use interface. Now Nintendo has opened up similar tools for users to make inventive wallpapers. The wallpaper creator site is completely in Japanese, but it’s still possible to navigate... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Hits Wii U Virtual Console

    While Final Fantasy Tactics began its life on the PlayStation, it flourished on Nintendo handhelds. The first of two brilliant titles in the series, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, is now available for a new audience. The game, which brings our heroes from the schoolyard to the magical land of Ivalice... More
  • Blog Post: Earthbound, Metroid, Castlevania, And More On Sale On Nintendo's e-Shop

    The last week of Nintendo's e-Shop sale is now in full swing. This week's offerings have plenty of iconic retro games, while also providing discounts on some great games that released in recent years. The sale runs from today until 2/4 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific/11:59 a.m. Eastern You can head over... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Story Mode Hits Wii U This Week

    Telltale Games' highly lauded The Walking Dead series appeared on most systems, but never made its way to Wii U. In fact, none of Telltale's games have been on Nintendo's console. That changes on January 21, when the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode hits the Nintendo eShop. Retailing... More
  • Blog Post: Pokkén Tournament Lands In March, First Run Copies Come With Shadow Mewtwo Amiibo Card

    Pokkén Tournament has a release date in North America. Nintendo has announced that the game will drop in March for Wii U. The Bandai Namco-developed Pokémon fighting game was released in Japanese arcades last year. First run copies of the home version will come with an Amiibo card featuring... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Kicks Of Winter Warm Up eShop Sale

    If you’ve been looking to add to your backlog in this relatively slow month, Nintendo has a number of games on sale. While the theme isn’t immediately clear, each of the games is considered to be “Awesome Action,” at least in Nintendo’s eyes. This portion of the three-week... More
  • Blog Post: Wild Gunman, Adventures Of Bayou Billy, And Hogan's Alley All Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Two NES shooters and a New Orleans swamp adventure are now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. Hogan's Alley and Wild Gunman are Nintendo-developed games, but The Adventures of Bayou Billy is a beat 'em up, shooter, racing, adventure game starring Bayou Billy from Konami. They're $4.99... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your 2015 Game Of The Year?

    It's the time of the year where we reflect back on the good and bad things that the past 12 months brought us. With that, we here at Game Informer have been discussing our picks for the best games of 2015, but before we reveal those choices to you, we want to know what your favorite games are. For... More
  • Blog Post: We Look At More Creations From The Custom Amiibo Community

    Though the craze seems to have died down on Amiibos when compared to earlier this year, the community that has formed around Nintendo's collectible figures is as devoted as ever. Outside of the faithful collectors, that passion most shines through with the custom Amiibo scene. In the past, we've... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Shares Its Fan-Voted Favorite Wii U And 3DS Games Of 2015

    Nintendo took votes recently on its Miiverse platform for 3DS and Wii U players to select its favorite games of the year and the results are in. You can find the results written out in list form (complete with links to our own reviews!) below, or you can head here to see the posting on the Miiverse.... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. 3 And Zelda Themes Are Hidden In The Wii U's Menu Music

    The latest from Did You Know Gaming looks at the development of the Wii U. Some interesting details include Nintendo's reticence to acknowledge the online competition of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, and how the 3DS ended up running with its motion-tracking technology first, despite having been... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Super Mario Maker Director Breaks Down Next Week's Update

    Super Mario makers will have some new tools in their toolbox next week thanks to an upcoming update. Players who lean more toward playing than creating will benefit, too, thanks to the release of web-portal interconnectivity. The update is coming Dec. 21 at no charge, and it adds several new toys. Here... More
  • Blog Post: Masahiro Sakurai Runs Down Super Smash Bros. By The Numbers

    With Super Smash Bros. DLC now fully detailed, game director Masahiro Sakurai tallied up everything that players can enjoy on both versions. The numbers are impressive, especially when compared against other fighting games. When Corrin and Bayonetta are released in 2016, the final roster of 58 characters... More
  • Blog Post: Amiibo Update: Ryu, Famicom Rob, And Roy In March, Newly Announced Characters Confirmed

    Nintendo has announced the next wave of three Amiibo figures that will arrive at retail. Two represent DLC characters, with a third an alternate color scheme for a top-tier fighter. On March 18, you’ll be able to purchase the Famicom version of the R.O.B. amiibo, which includes red accents. You’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Final Wave Of Mii Fighter Costumes Announced For Today And February

    As part of today’s final Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS video update, Nintendo announced the last wave of Mii Fighter costumes. These include additional members of the Sonic family and representatives from other franchises. Two of these are arriving today. You can pick up the Final Fantasy... More
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