Nintendo’s Plan to Quietly Kill the Wii U – GameSpot

By Tom Mc Shea The Wii U is performing dismally at retail. It’s the depressing reality in which we live, and one that has caused us to think up ways to improve the console’s fate. What if Nintendo no longer bundled it with the expensive GamePad? Or partnered with outside studios willing to create exclusive games for the Wii U? Then maybe the system wouldn’t … Continue reading Nintendo’s Plan to Quietly Kill the Wii U – GameSpot

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2D Platformer Mutant Mudds sold more on Wii U than Steam, PS3, PS Vita combined – GameSpot

By: Emanuel Maiberg Wii U’s sales numbers might be dismal, prompting Nintendo to slash its sales projection for the platform this year by over two thirds, but it’s the best platform in terms of sales for at least one developer. Co-founder and director at Renegade Kid Joos Watsham has said on Twitter that the developer’s Mutant Mudds, a 2D platformer, has sold more copies on … Continue reading 2D Platformer Mutant Mudds sold more on Wii U than Steam, PS3, PS Vita combined – GameSpot

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy hitting 3DS February 7

By: Eddie Makuch Nintendo announced North America launch dates for two high-profile third-party 3DS games today during a Nintendo Direct briefing, slating Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for release on February 7 and Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy for February 28. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is already available in Europe. In addition, the Bravely Default: Flying Fairy Collector’s Edition was confirmed for release … Continue reading Bravely Default: Flying Fairy hitting 3DS February 7

Sega bringing Sonic, Ecco, and Streets of Rage to 3DS’ 3D Classics range

By: Martin Gaston Sega has announced that it will be releasing eight remastered titles into Nintendo’s 3D Classics range on the 3DS eShop. The retro games have been tweaked to make use of the handheld’s 3D effect, and will include Genesis classics Sonic the Hedgehog, Ecco the Dolphin, and Streets of Rage, among others. Nintendo has previously released some of its own titles, including Kid … Continue reading Sega bringing Sonic, Ecco, and Streets of Rage to 3DS’ 3D Classics range

Nintendo announces new Kirby for 3DS

By: Martin Gaston Nintendo has announced a new Kirby title for the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata announced the game during today’s Nintendo Direct, showing off footage for the new title, which appears to be a more traditional Kirby platformer than some of the character’s more recent titles, such as Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Kirby: Mass Attack . No official title for the upcoming … Continue reading Nintendo announces new Kirby for 3DS

Analyst: Xbox One may have 3x more launch units than PS4

By: Eddie Makuch The Xbox One may have 2-3x more launch units than the PlayStation 4 this holiday, according to Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian. In a note to investors today, he said this superior launch allocation would give Microsoft an initial advantage, but noted supply for both next-generation systems will likely be “constrained,” leading to potential shortages . His estimations are based on supply … Continue reading Analyst: Xbox One may have 3x more launch units than PS4

Pachter: Xbox One $400, PS4 $350

By: Eddie Makuch Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in on what he believes the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will sell for when they both launch later this year. In a note to investors obtained by Games Industry International , Pachter said he believes the Xbox One will retail for $400, while the PlayStation 4 will debut at $350. Pachter’s pricing estimations are … Continue reading Pachter: Xbox One $400, PS4 $350

Xbox One will be region locked – Report

By:  Dan Chiappini The Xbox One will require game software to match the console’s hardware region to play, according to a report by Digital Trends. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to the publication that region-specific encoding will be put in place to comply with legal requirements for selling the hardware across various global markets. “Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines … Continue reading Xbox One will be region locked – Report

Capcom: No Plans To Bring Monster Hunter To PS Vita

By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Despite the huge success Monster Hunter achieved on the PlayStation Portable in Japan, Capcom has stated that there are currently no plans to bring the franchise to the PlayStation Vita. The news came from the Capcom forums, where Capcom’s communications specialist Yuri Araujo said the company has “no plans for a PS Vita Monster Hunter at the moment.” There has been a clear … Continue reading Capcom: No Plans To Bring Monster Hunter To PS Vita

Nintendo: Gamers growing tired of same experiences

By: Eddie Makuch Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has outlined why he believes the game industry overall has been in a downturn the past two years. The executive told investors that this is due to two reasons, the first of which has to do with consumers being reluctant to pay the current rates for packaged software when the games are only marginally updated over what is already … Continue reading Nintendo: Gamers growing tired of same experiences