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Nintendo Sales News

Postby Jonah » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:47 am

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During the 6 month period April - September, Nintendo earned $1.6 billion in revenue. It's net profit was $131.5 million. During the same period the company sold 1.12 million Wii U's which is up 510,000 quarter-over-quarter. Hyrule Warriors launched at the end of the accounting period. The big game which seems to have revived Wii U sales figures is Mario Kart 8. In terms of software Nintendo sold 5 million units of Wii U, which is up from 4.4 million sold in quarter 1. Nintendo 3DS sold 1.27 million units, which is up on quarter 1 sales of 820,000 units. During the same period Nintendo sold 14.73 million units of software.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS has sold 3.2 million units, and Tomodachi Life has enjoyed sales of 1.27 million units.

From the look of things, it seems Nintendo may actually make a profit this year.

I wonder if these sales figures will finally make third parties realize that Wii U can generate sales after all.
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Mario Kart 8 DLC: Excite Bike Arena Footage

Postby Jonah » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:56 pm

Excite Bike Arena is just one of 8 new stages which feature in the upcoming November Mario Kart 8 DLC update from Nintendo. Check out the video below and let us know if you're looking forward to this particular track. :)

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Nintendo Life Hardware Classics: Game Boy Light

Postby Jonah » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:44 pm

Nintendo Life wrote:Think you've seen every Game Boy? Think again. The Game Boy Light was only released in Japan and featured a backlit screen for the first time in the history of the line.




I remember the first and only time I ever played a Game Boy Light. My brother-in-law purchased one from somewhere or someone, and I remember thinking how cool it was. I really wanted one, but I could never find one anywhere. Of course years later I'd find out that they were only released in Japan. lol

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I suppose the Light Boy did an adequate job of magnifying and lighting up my screen. :)

Who else owned the Light Boy attachment? Perhaps you were even fortunate enough to own a Game Boy Light. Please feel to share your experiences here. :)
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eShop 30th October Update (Euro)

Postby Jonah » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:10 pm

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Today is Monday and on Monday Nintendo of Europe announces upcoming eShop updates. The games and themes listed below will all be made available via shop this Thursday.

Wii U

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital) - £12.99 / €13.99
Jett Tailfin (Funbox) - £17.99 / €19.99
Falling Skies: The Game (Little Orbit) - £34.99 / €39.99
Tetrobot & Co (Neko Entertainment) - £7.49 / €9.99
Cosmophony (Moving Player) - £3.59 / €3.99
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (SNES Virtual Console) - £5.49 / €7.99
Devil World (NES Virtual Console) - £3.49 / €4.99
Color Zen Demo (Cypronia) - Free

3DS

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus) - £17.99 / €19.99
ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D (ARC System Works) - £1.79 / €1.99
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio) - £4.50 / €5.00
Undead Bowling (Joindots) - £5.99 / €6.99
Donkey Kong Land III (Game Boy Virtual Console) - £3.59 / €3.99
Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (NES Virtual Console) - £4.39 / €4.99
Color Zen Demo (Cypronia) - F [...]
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What was your first Pokémon adventure?

Postby YvoCaro » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:35 pm

Originally written for and used with permission from ladiesgamers.com


As I wrote last week I was lucky enough to play the special ORAS demo and catching sassy natured Glalie at the end of it with a Glalitite megastone (Ugly thing isn’t it? I’ve always been more partial to the more beautiful Pokémon myself) that I can transfer to my full game later. It’s a good one at level 40 because it comes equipped with Ice Fang. Now I’ve always hated Ice Fang because I’ve always battled with dragons at my side, and they are very vulnerable to Ice Fang…maybe I’ll be the one doing the damage this time!

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Most of you will have known Pokémon since youth, maybe you have grown up looking at the TV show and checking out the games on your GameBoy. My first adventures took place in the region of Sinnoh in Platinum, the follow up game for Diamond and Pearl, and it’s one of the games I played to the bittersweet end. Loved it, mostly because I got to share it with my gaming (lady) friends. We had a shared ex [...]
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My Fantasy Life in English

Postby YvoCaro » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:43 pm

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Months ago I wrote about the decision to import a Japanese 3DS, and one of the reasons to do that was that I felt I had waited long enough for the game that Level 5 had released in Japan in 2012, and that didn’t seem to be coming to the West. (blog here). Lo and behold, shortly after that the western release was confirmed! I had a preview with my Japanese game and quickly decided that no matter what, I had to have this game in English too, because the game is that good!

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So today was the day that I started my Fantasy Life in English, this time not only getting a feeling for the stunning visuals and gameplay, but being able to read more about the funny storyline and the entertaining quests too. Last time I chose the profession of the alchemist, this time I chose the life of a wizard, and I liked it much better. I felt like a regular little Gandalf whirling around my spells! I’ve been busy tackling a couple of s [...]
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Morning Topic: Your Favourite Nintendo Peripheral

Postby Jonah » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:12 am

This morning's topic comes direct from Nintendo's Twitter account.



I need to try and remember what peripherals I have. I don't tend to use them often. :)
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