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  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Sells Nearly 500K Copies In Three Days

    Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Sells Nearly 500K Copies In Three Days

    Nintendo needs hits right now, and Super Smash Bros. is a hit – the game sold 500,000 copies in just three days, from its debut on November 21 until November 23, the company announced today. That makes it the fastest selling Wii U game in the new console’s history, knocking Mario Kart 8 off that perch. It also should make for a decent accompanying bump in Wii U console sales, if… Read More

  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Review: Nintendo’s Signature Fighter Triumphs

    Super Smash Bros. For Wii U Review: Nintendo’s Signature Fighter Triumphs

    Once in a while a game comes along that has the power to move mountains – or at least move some consoles. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is that for Nintendo, as a next-gen console instalment of a game that’s near and dear to the hearts of its core customers. And Super Smash Bros. for Wii U more than delivers: The game nails everything that was good about the series to begin with… Read More

  • Super Smash Brothers Wii U Preview

    Hands-On With Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

    Later this week, Nintendo launches Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the fifth game in the wildly popular fighting game franchise that brings together all the company’s biggest characters. We’ve had a chance to play through some of the game this weekend and wanted to share some quick thoughts before our full review. Read More

  • Nintendo Wants You To Subscribe To Its New Amiibo NFC Toys

    Nintendo Wants You To Subscribe To Its New Amiibo NFC Toys

    If you’re looking to get your hands on Nintendo’s new Amiibo figurines, which contain an embedded NFC chip and can be used to build characters in compatible Wii U games, Loot Crate has an option (via Engadget) that’s a little more exciting than just buying them all up at retail as soon as they’re available. The monthly subscription startup has teamed with Nintendo to… Read More

  • Nintendo Slowly Modernizes Its Online Strategy

    Nintendo Slowly Modernizes Its Online Strategy

    In a “Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing” released last week, Nintendo publicly discussed its evolving digital strategy. The Japanese video game hardware and software developer has spent years playing catch-up with rivals Microsoft and Sony, and it was good to see the company acknowledge some of its shortcomings and show that it is looking to improve. Read More

  • Nintendo Second-Quarter Earnings Push Past Expectations

    Nintendo Second-Quarter Earnings Push Past Expectations

    Nintendo, which has seen several quarters of disappointing results, managed to pull out a quarterly operating profit of 215 million yen ($2 million) in its second quarter, compared to an 18 billion yen operating loss in the same quarter a year ago. According to Thomson Reuters Starmine, analysts had expected a 3.7 billion yen loss for the quarter. Read More

  • Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

    Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

    Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s friends. The story arc and acting are weird and generally not good, but the video is mostly fun, and it gives you a decent look at… Read More

  • Watch TechCrunch Play Bayonetta 2

    Watch TechCrunch Play Bayonetta 2

    In about an hour, TechCrunch is officially launching our new Twitch channel by streaming Bayonetta 2, the somewhat controversial action game that’s coming exclusively to Nintendo’s Wii U a week from today. Read More

  • Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo’s entry into the ‘toys-to-life’ market is nearly upon us; the company announced today that it would release its first set of 12 NFC-enabled Amiibo will be available from November 21, along with Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the first game to support the toys. Nintendo’s initial lineup of Amiibo toys reflects its strong roster of characters to draw from in order… Read More

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