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  • Blog Post: Check Your Mail, Because Club Nintendo Smash Bros. Soundtracks Are Arriving

    If you purchased both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., we hope you registered them with Club Nintendo. If you did, you’ll be receiving something in the mail soon. The two-disc “Smashing Soundtrack” includes 36 tracks from each of the versions. While game manuals might... More
  • Blog Post: Watching Super Smash Bros. Characters Clap In Silence Is Surprisingly Entertaining

    You know that clapping animation that Super Smash Bros. characters perform when they lose? Imagine if you could hear every bitter sound effect. I realize it's a pitch that does little to get you excited, but it's nearly impossible to look away. The video is nearly six minutes long featuring every... More
  • Blog Post: How One Artistic Smash Bros. Fan Convinced People Rayman Is Joining The Roster

    A short video of Rayman appearing on the Super Smash Bros. Wii U character select screen started making the rounds on the Internet recently. It was shared and even reported on in some cases as a leak, but today its creator has come clean with a full tutorial on how he made the "leaked" video... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros.'s Announcer Explains How 8-Player Smash Almost Made It Into Melee

    The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming enlists the help of Super Smash Bros. announcer Xander Mobus to share some facts about Nintendo's fighting series. Some highlights include details about creator Masahiro Sakurai's difficulty in developing the latest entry in the series, why Shigeru Miyamoto's... More
  • Blog Post: New Eight-Player Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Stages Added In Latest Update

    A new update for Super Smash Bros. today adds to one of our favorite modes. Version 1.0.2 adds 15 new stage variants, including a heap of options for 8-player Smash. You might recall that we spent some time in December obsessed with intra-office Smash smackdowns . Next time we “settle it in Smash... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Drops 2015 Sales Forecast Despite Strong Holiday Quarter

    Nintendo picked up steam in the third quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The company reported a significant uptick in operating and net income over this time last year , but has decided to lower its sales and operating income projections. At the same time, the company is lifting ordinary income and net... More
  • Blog Post: Even Super Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai Is Having Trouble Getting His Hands On Amiibos

    Masahiro Sakurai recently tweeted that during a lunch-break excursion for Amiibos, he wasn't able to find what he was looking for. 昼休みに新しいamiiboを買いに行ったところ、シーク、メタナイト、ルカリオ、ロゼッタが売り切れていて買えなかった。うーん。 — 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) January 23, 2015 The rough, google-assisted translation reads that Sakurai... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Soundtrack Offer Expiring Soon

    If you own the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. you can get a free soundtrack CDs, but you need to act fast. Right now, you can get a two SSM soundtrack CDs at Club Nintendo by registering both versions of the game on the site. There are two CDs featuring dozens of tracks from the game. The... More
  • Blog Post: Can’t Find An Official Wii U Gamecube Adapter For Smash Bros.? Now There’s A Knock-Off

    Evoking memories of the early days of the Wii, Nintendo has had a hard time keeping up with demand for some of its recent products. Yesterday, we wrote about the high prices of Amiibo figures on the gray market . Today, we look at another peripheral. The Gamecube controller adapter for the Wii U , usable... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Every Super Smash Bros. Character Comically Save Themselves From Falling

    As you’ve been playing Super Smash Bros., you probably noticed that every character has an animation when too close to the edge of the stage. This little visual clue is subtle in context, but what happens when you just let it play? In a video from YouTube user "Master0fHyrule," the little... More
  • Blog Post: In The Darkest Timeline, This Is How Smash Bros. Characters Fight

    In our world, Super Smash Bros. is about Nintendo’s most beloved characters (and Wii Fit Trainer) beating each other mercilessly until all but one is left alive. In the darkest timeline (created by Buzzfeed), things are a little… messier. This video teaches us important things about Super... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Investigating System-Breaking Wii U Error Codes 160-0103 And 160-1710

    Recently, Wii U owners have been reporting problems following the latest Super Smash Bros. update. Error codes related to system memory have emerged leaving the game and consoles unusable. The two codes in question are 160-0103 and 160-1710. When reached for comment, Nintendo of America confirmed the... More
  • Blog Post: Can You Name Super Smash Bros. Characters Better Than These People?

    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U includes a huge roster of iconic characters, but it also includes some more obscure entries. Many of you could probably name each and every character without trouble, but what about random people on the street? YouTube channel P Diddy sent Jenki around with a binder full of... More
  • Blog Post: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Sells Over 490,000 In First Three Days

    Nintendo is reporting strong sales for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The publisher says that the game has sold over 490,000 units combined across physical and digital in the United States during the first three days of availability. This makes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U the fastest selling game for the... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Did You Pick Up Any Amiibos?

    Amiibos are here, and if pictures on social media are any indication, they appear to be popular. Did you pick any up? I grabbed a Link because I am a big Zelda fan ( you can see my unboxing video here ), and I like the idea of unlocking Zelda stuff in other Nintendo games. I don't feel compelled... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Games Did You Pick Up This Week?

    This is the kind of week we live for (and for which our wallets weep). Retail and digital channels have been flooded with new releases, making us all wish for just a little bit more time to play them all. We’re curious what you’ve picked up and, if you’ve acquired multiple games this... More
  • Blog Post: You Won’t Miss Out On Mewtwo If You Don’t Buy Both Versions Of Smash

    Last month, Nintendo announced that Super Smash Bros. favorite Mewtwo will be returning after launch . We might need to wait until Spring 2015 for him, but if you register both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game, he’s yours for free. If you are just planning on playing on one platform, you... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion – Who Is The Best Super Smash Bros. Fighter?

    It's a question with a different answer for nearly everyone who has played a Smash Bros. game, but we want to know your answer. If you've watched any of our 8-player Super Smash Bros. videos (click the links for part 1 , 2 , 3 , and 4 ), you will know I personally favor Toon Link. He has all... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 11/14/2014

    While some editors are jumping into new titles like Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed Unity, others are still exploring the worlds of Shadow of Mordor and Destiny. If you are a Mario Kart 8 fan don't forget that the first DLC pack was released yesterday, featuring all new characters like Link from... More
  • Blog Post: October 2014 NPD: NBA 2K15 Catches Nothing But Net In Even Month

    This month's NPD report shows the industry leveling out year-over-year, with hardware gains making up for retail software losses. Console and handheld sales climbed to $273.5 million from $171.7 million over this month last year (a 59 percent jump). Software fell by 27 percent from 482.6 million... More
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