Friday, December 19, 2014

Duck Hunt coming to Wii U December 25th

 Nintendo PR:

Duck Hunt (Virtual Console on Wii U) - Grab your Wii Remote controller! It's duck season and your trusty hunting dog is ready to scour the open fields. Test your sharp-shooting skills as your targets take flight in this legendary NES classic. Be quick to knock them out of the skies, or your canine companion won't hesitate to make you the laughing stock of hunters. Need a change in scenery? Best your score against clay pigeon targets instead. Duck Hunt will be available on Dec. 25.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ali-A Shares How to Make Money Playing Video Games

Ali-A, probably the highest money maker on YouTube from just playing games like Call of Duty. He shares what website you can join if you are a competitive video gamer and think you can make money doing it full time. Good info!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

*Rumor* Next Gen Nintendo Handheld to use Free Form LCD

(above screens are just an example, the panels around the screen are for a car dash board)

As many have already expected, Nintendo is always planning or developing their next hardware whether it's a handheld or console device. A new rumor has surfaced today from Japan, that Nintendo is working with Sharp to provide a "Free Form Liquid Crystal Display" for a new handheld system to be released possibly as early as 2016. 

What a screen like this would allow Nintendo to do, for example, would be to make a screen in any shape they would like the handheld to have. The device could theoretically be just one big screen with controllers attached or "fitted" inside of it for easy of reach to the touch screen itself.

This could really make Nintendo's next handheld extremely interesting and break the current limits of what the DS/3DS have right now. This also fits Nintendo's constant interest in changing the way we view games, displays and interaction. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mario Maker Wii U Analysis Part 2

The guys at GameXplain seem to be listening very closely to their fans/viewers to what they think other secrets are in Mario Maker for the Wii U. Some pretty interesting stuff and I'm very much so looking forward to this game!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Super Smash Bros Wii U - All Characters Crowd Chants

Get ready for more than 48 different crowd chants. Even this part of the game, while little, still pays a lot of attention to small details.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wii U Hardware has biggest sales week since launch in 2012

Overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software in November increased by more than 40 percent over the same month in 2013, thanks in part to three huge games:

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The next great Pokémon adventures for Nintendo 3DS launched on Nov. 21 and have already sold nearly 1.5 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: The best-selling individual portable game in the U.S. so far in 2014, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 1.5 million physical and digital units in the U.S. since it launched on Oct. 3.

November was also a strong month for Nintendo on the console side, as sales of Wii U hardware and software increased by more than 10 percent and more than 90 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013. In fact, the week of Nov. 23 was the biggest single week of Wii U hardware sales since the system launched in November 2012. Other Wii U highlights for the month include:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has sold nearly 710,000 combined units since launching on Nov. 21. With a current Metacritic score of 92, the latest iteration in Nintendo’s venerable fighting franchise is one of the best-reviewed games in the current generation of systems.
Nov. 21 also saw the arrival of amiibo, Nintendo’s new platform where gaming’s most recognizable characters can be used in different ways in many compatible games. Sales of amiibo are approximately equal to sales of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U so far, while Link, Mario and Pikachu (in that order) have been the best-selling figures to date.
“This is a ringing endorsement from families and fans that Nintendo has the best variety, the best value and the best gaming experiences for sale this holiday season,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’re extremely confident in our holiday proposition and look forward to closing this year strong and starting 2015 with a full head of steam.”

Just a few days ago on Dec. 5, Wii U fans got the one-two punch of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the intrepid explorer’s first stand-alone adventure, and NES Remix Pack, which combines previous digital-only games NES Remix and NES Remix 2 in one convenient physical package. More great games are coming for Nintendo systems in the first part of 2015, including Splatoon, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U, and Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. for Nintendo 3DS.

-Nintendo PR email

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Nintendo Enthusiast - Nintendo Awards Show 2014

2014 was an amazing year for Nintendo games especially on the Wii U. It's pretty cool that Nintendo Enthusiast made their own show while poking fun at themselves and other companies. Enjoy.