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  • Blog Post: Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, And Pokémon Were Nintendo's Best Selling Games Last Quarter

    Along with the full-year financial report released yesterday , Nintendo has updated its list of ten best-selling software titles. The past three months saw very little shifting in the ranks, though the Wii U and 3DS lists tell very different stories. With the exception of the last two spots switching... More
  • Blog Post: Xenoblade Chronicles Arrives On Wii U This Week

    So, you missed out on a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii and you don’t want to buy a New 3DS to play that version. You are no longer doomed to a life of not “really feeling it,” provided you have a Wii U. In fact, if you have $19.99 and a Wii U you can play the game starting tomorrow... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is Your Reaction To Nintendo’s NX Release Window And Zelda Delay?

    Early this morning, Nintendo dropped several bombshells alongside its financial report. The biggest news involved the company's upcoming console, codenamed NX, as well as the anticipated next entry of The Legend of Zelda series. Other reveals included more information on its future mobile properties... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Suffers 60 Percent Drop In Profits In Most Recent Fiscal Year

    Nintendo has reported its year-end financials, and while the company has closed in the black, the results show staggering decline. While sales only show a slight dip, net profits dropped by 60.6 percent to ¥16.5 billion ($148.5 million). Nintendo’s operating income is a bright spot among the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo NX Is Coming March 2017

    The Nintendo NX, which is still a codename, will be releasing during the end of first quarter of next year. The next generation of #Nintendo is coming March 2017! #NX pic.twitter.com/u4KFIRJedw — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016 The March 2017 release window comes from a late... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Delays Zelda To 2017 For A Simultaneous Wii U and Nintendo NX Launch

    A late night tweet from Nintendo confirms the next console Zelda will release on both Wii U and Nintendo NX simultaneously next year and offered some new art for the game. The new Legend of #Zelda will be the focus of #E3 2016. It will launch simultaneously on both Wii U and NX in 2017 pic.twitter.com... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's 14 Minute Animated Star Fox Zero Short Film Sets Up The Story

    As part of the promotion for Friday's release of Star Fox Zero, Nintendo has produced an animated short film that details the events leading up to and including the first level of the game. The short gives some context to Andross' hatred for General Pepper, showcases Falco's skills at playing... More
  • Blog Post: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Special Edition Announced For North America

    Atlus and Nintendo are teaming up for a Shin Megami Tensei / Fire Emblem crossover. The strangely named Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE will be out in June, and fans in North America can nab a special edition announced today. The $79.99 collector’s bundle includes the game, a soundtrack, art book, six... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon Snap Is Hitting The Wii U eShop... In Japan

    We don't always cover Japanese release news, but this one gives us a bit of hope. Pokémon Snap is hitting the Wii U eShop, though not everywhere. Originally released on Nintendo 64 in 1999, Pokémon Snap is considered one of the best spinoffs the franchise has seen. You're tasked... More
  • Blog Post: The Nintendo 64's Yoshi's Story Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console Tomorrow

    Yoshi's story is the tenth Nintendo 64 game to make its way to the Wii U's Virtual Console. Released three years after the Super Nintendo's Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Story was the game that truly separated Yoshi's Island from the Super Mario series of games. The game, which will... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Nintendo Addresses Report That It Is Ending Wii U Production In 2016

    Update: We continue to wait for an official statement from Nintendo of America. However, the company's Japanese arm has issued a comment addressing a report that Wii U production will cease in 2016 . Kotaku has surfaced a comment given to Japan's IT Media . Nintendo reportedly suggests that the... More
  • Blog Post: Axiom Verge Coming To Xbox One And Wii U

    A year after releasing Axiom Verge on PlayStation 4 (on March 31, 2015), Tom Happ announced today that the title is coming to Xbox One and Wii U later this year. No details about system specifics or differences between the versions were given with the announcement. Axiom Verge was created over the span... More
  • Blog Post: Rhapsody Streaming Music App Comes To Wii U With Touchscreen Implementation

    Wii U owners can now stream music from their Rhapsody accounts thanks to the release of the new Rhapsody app available in the eShop. Rhapsody currently boasts a streaming catalog of "millions" of songs. The app comes to the Wii U with special touch controls thanks to the GamePad. Using the... More
  • Blog Post: Here’s Why People Are Talking About Zelda Wii U And International Cuisine

    With The Legend of Zelda Wii U out this year, but still largely an unknown, fans are hungry for every table scrap of information they can get. The latest reportedly comes from the most recent issue of Japan’s Famitsu magazine. Kotaku reports that series producer Eiji Aonuma offered a brief comment... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Get Excited For High-Definition Remasters?

    High-definition remasters and upgrades are all the rage right now, but do you get excited about them? There's a certain amount of, "it depends on the game," but I find I get excited about them, until I start playing them. I eagerly dive into remasters, but I rarely finish them. I'm... More
  • Blog Post: Aonuma Calls Twilight Princess The Starting Point For The New Wii U Zelda In Latest Retrospective

    In the fourth and final installment in the Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess Retrospective series, director Eiji Aonuma talks about the process of bringing the game to Wii U, what the GamePad adds to the experience, and even hints at the future of Zelda. The ever-present map and inventory on the GamePad... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Pre-Orders Are Open For First 4 Figures' High-End Star Fox Arwing Statue

    Update: If you've had your eye on First 4 Figures' Star Fox Arwing statue, now's the time to slam your money down on the table. The statue will be $309.99, and you can pre-order it here . Original story: The high-end collectible company, First 4 Figures, recently unveiled an upcoming statue... More
  • Blog Post: New Characters And DLC Revealed For Hyrule Warriors Legends For 3DS

    Hyrule Warriors is making the 3DS transition soon, and with that will come an expanded roster, which got larger during today's Nintendo Direct. Medli from the Wind Waker has been confirmed as a new playable character, and she will be free on both Wii U and 3DS. She will be available when Legends'... More
  • Blog Post: Bandai Namco Shows More Of Its Free-To-Play Wii U Game Lost Reavers

    A small portion of Nintendo’s most recent Direct was carved out for a free-to-play multiplayer game called Lost Reavers. Bandai Namco’s Wii U title allows you to romp around with your friends, as showcased in a brief gameplay section. Although details for Lost Reavers are scant, we know that... More
  • Blog Post: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem Has A New Name And Release Date

    The long anticipated Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem mashup now has a name and a North American release date, both unveiled in the latest Nintendo Direct. Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE will be available in North America on June 24 exclusively for Wii U. The game has been in the works for a while, announced... More
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