Wii U

  • Report: Nintendo Considering Changing The Wii U’s Name

    Report: Nintendo Considering Changing The Wii U’s Name

    The Wii U brand is a bit underwhelming. At best it builds upon a very successive product. But at worst the name suggests its simply an add-on rather than a completely revamped system. A new report just surfaced that sources a Nintendo insider stating the company is considering renaming the next-gen Wii. Nintendo is quickly spiraling down. The Wii U — or whatever it’s to be… Read More

  • Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    3DS sales have picked up lately, but Nintendo‘s financial numbers are still weak. Big N today released [PDF] another set of disappointing results for the first nine months of its fiscal year (April to December 2011). The company lost a whopping US$630 million, compared with a profit of US$635 million in the same time frame last fiscal. Sales were down 31.2% year-on-year to US$7.2 billion. Read More

  • Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U

    Hands On: The Nintendo Wii U

    One of the first things I was told when I ducked into one of Nintendo’s suites to play with the Wii U was what they wouldn’t tell me. Price, release date, technical specs, games in development — all of these were taboo topics that would be (and were) met with a gentle dismissal if I broached the subject. Great. With that load lifted, I picked up the Wii U controller and dove in. Read More

  • Fire Emblem: Nintendo Announces First 3DS Game With Paid Download Content

    Fire Emblem: Nintendo Announces First 3DS Game With Paid Download Content

    They have been fighting against the concept of making customers pay for extra game content for years, but as previously reported, Nintendo has now changed its strategy. According to a report by Japanese business daily The Nikkei, Nintendo has chosen Fire Emblem as the first game on the 3DS to offer paid download content. Fire Emblem: Kakusei, the latest title in the classic RPG series, is… Read More

  • Nintendo May Enable Two Wii U Controllers At Once After All

    Nintendo May Enable Two Wii U Controllers At Once After All

    One of the big disappointments at E3 was the news that Nintendo’s weird new console, the Wii U, would only support one of their tablet controllers at once. But recent losses have made them reconsider their situation and the opportunities presented by allowing a second controller to be used in the home — and sold at stores. We were initially skeptical of the new system, as rumor… Read More

  • Square Enix Announces Online RPG Dragon Quest X For Wii And Wii U

    Square Enix Announces Online RPG Dragon Quest X For Wii And Wii U

    The Tokyo Game Show 2011 is just ten days away, but Square Enix preferred to hold a separate press conference in Tokyo to announce their next big game, Dragon Quest X [JP]. Perhaps the biggest surprises, after months of anticipation, are that the tenth installment in the 25-year old RPG series will be an online RPG and available on both the Wii and the Wii U. The full title of the game will… Read More

  • Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

    Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

    Nintendo is prepping a slightly retooled Wii for a pre-holiday release. This streamlined model sits horizontally (as a game console should) instead of vertically like the original. It’s also slightly smaller, lacks the ability to play Gamecube games, and will likely hit at a lower price. This move has standard procedure for game makers ever since the original NES. In an effort to… Read More

  • Valve Warms Toward Nintendo With Wii U

    Don’t expect Episode 3 to come to your New Controller any time soon, but Valve’s Gabe Newell has made some noises about Nintendo being included in their “scalability model.” What he means is that there was no way they were downsizing a game to fit on the Wii, but the Wii U might have the chops to make it worth porting games to. For a long time Nintendo has been the… Read More

  • The Wii U Console Breaks Free And Is Fully Exposed


    Nintendo proudly showed off the Wii U controller at E3. During the company’s presser, it was plastered on a massive screen time and time again. Then on the show floor, anyone could play with it as long as they were willing to give up half a day waiting in line. But the actual console was just neatly stuffed in the wall, hiding all its secrets. Until Inside Games came along and managed… Read More

  • Wii U Is Coming Spring/Summer 2012, Sega Exec Says

    A Sega marketing exec, speaking to Gamespot, blurted out that the Wii U will probably launch spring/summer of 2012, a proposition that sounds a bit fishy. We could see Nintendo announcing availability at E3 2012 and then selling it around the holidays, thereby sewing up 2012 and 2013 in terms of console sales, but a spring launch just doesn’t make much sense. Read More