Nintendo has been pumping out special edition 3DS models almost non-stop, and it looks like they’re not slowing down. The latest entry in their lineup of special models is a silver Mario & Luigi themed system with Dream Team pre-installed. This beauty is a steal at $199, essentially netting you the popular RPG for free. You can catch Nintendo’s full press release after the jump.
Last year Wii U went into the holidays with an advantage, as it was the only new console on the market. This year, it’s got the brand new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to compete with, and they’re both off to hot starts. Can Nintendo compete in a market that just got much more crowded? According to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, they’ve got two advantages that give them pretty good chances this month.
Wii U has not been selling at the rate Nintendo hoped it would, and there are plenty of accusing fingers being pointed all around. Some blame the price (still more expensive than Wii after a price cut), others blame the lack of must-have games, and many point to the marketing.
A big concern early on is that a similar name and ineffective advertising have failed to make the average consumer understand and appreciate the differences between Wii and Wii U. Are people still skipping out on Wii U because they don’t realize it’s a completely new console?
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With The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds set to be released for the Nintendo 3DS tomorrow, we here at GenGame will picking up where we left off in our countdown for the new title with part two of our special streaming event in which we play through The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Read More
In just a few short days, the much-hyped and hotly anticipated A Link Between Worlds will launch on Nintendo 3DS. Every game has a crazy development story or two, but in the most recent Iwata Asks segment, the Zelda team reveals just how much A Link Between Worlds went through before the finished product was realized. Between heated discussions, scheduling conflicts, and a certain Shigeru Miyamoto dealing out some tough criticisms, A Link Between Worlds almost didn’t happen.
In today’s Nintendo Direct it was revealed that 3DS will finally be receiving a YouTube app. Additionally, the YouTube app on Wii U is going to receive an update to make things smoother and allow for better utilization of the GamePad. You can catch all the details in a video after the jump.
As part of today’s Nintendo Direct, a video was released that revealed ten new things that will be a part of the upcoming Super Mario 3D World. This one does have a few light spoilers, so if you want to head into this game blind, I’d stay away from this one.
Nintendo confirmed today during their latest Nintendo Direct that Bravely Default will hit the US, collector’s edition and all, on February 7, 2014. Additionally, a new trailer was shown off for Square Enix’s RPG adventure, and you can catch it after the jump.
After almost a year with Wii U, it will finally be possible to link your funds from both your Wii U account and 3DS account into one massive account that can be used on either platform’s eShop. This will require your Nintendo Network IDs to be linked. Nintendo also warns that if you register your 3DS with a different Nintendo Network ID than on your Wii U you will not be able to link the accounts. This system update is set for December, and will also allow 3DS users to access Miiverse
We’ve got Nintendo heavyweights like Mario and Zelda coming out soon, but let’s not forget about the little guys! Nintendo has quite a few indie games coming to Wii U and 3DS eShop soon, and they’ve put together a sizzle reel video as part of today’s Nintendo Direct. You can catch it after the jump.
Nintendo has unveiled another new trailer for A Link Between Worlds today during their newest Nintendo Direct. Hit the jump for what may be your last big look at the new Zelda game before it launches on November 22.
Shadow Link was unveiled for A Link Between Worlds in artwork recently, but his involvement in the game was unknown. This mystery has been explained today, as Bill Trinen has revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct video that Shadow Link is part of a new StreetPass feature. Players can create their own custom Shadow Link, arming him with their choice of weapons, and send him into other players’ games via StreetPass.