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Xbox 720 and PS4 could face Wii U-style apathy Activision CEO warns

Xbox 720 and PS4 could face Wii U-style apathy Activision CEO warns

Microsoft and Sony's enthusiasm about the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 may not be matched with equally vigorous sales, Activision president Bobby Kotick has warned, admitting that the game publisher is preparing itself for a potential slump come launch. "We continue to face the uncertainties of the console transition" Kotick said during Activision's financial results call with investors earlier this week, highlighting Nintendo's struggles with the Wii U as evidence that all is not well with next-gen hardware. The Wii U "has had a very slow start" Kotick pointed out.

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FitScales reworks Wii Fit as Android health accessory

FitScales reworks Wii Fit as Android health accessory

There's a good chance if you own a Nintendo Wii you also own the Wii Fit. Back when the Wii first launched, it was one of the most popular accessories for the Nintendo Wii game console out there and Nintendo sold the units in droves. After the controller novelty wore off, many people stopped using their Nintendo Wii and there are huge amounts of we Fit accessories hidden under entertainment centers and in closets all around the country serving no purpose.

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Wii U sales predictions slashed

Wii U sales predictions slashed

Nintendo has cut its predictions for Wii U sales, with dwindling interest in the tablet-equipped console forcing a 27-percent cut in expectations, though hopes are still high for a profitable year. The Japanese firm now expects to shift four million Wii U units in the twelve months ending March 2013, being up to the 3.06m point by the end of December,  though net income for the nine months leading up to the end of December hit 14.5bn yen ($159m) versus a loss of over 48bn yen ($528m) in the same period a year ago.

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Watch Nintendo’s Wii U 2013 game preview all over again

Watch Nintendo’s Wii U 2013 game preview all over again

Nintendo came out strong this morning with its 2013 gaming preview for the Wii U, opening with an apology from president Satoru Iwata for the delay in new titles, and now you can watch the whole event over again. The Japanese company certainly packed in the news, even if specific details on each individual title were often in short supply. Among the meat: a new Zelda, specially written for the Wii U, as well as a Mario Kart game, and gameplay previewed from The Wonderful 101. Read on for all the details!

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Nintendo’s Wii Mini Is One Big, Bad Idea

Nintendo’s Wii Mini Is One Big, Bad Idea

Nintendo quietly announced the Wii Mini recently. The console, which will be available in Canada for $100, supports over 1,000 Wii games, but lacks a host of important features, including backward compatibility with GameCube titles and the ability to connect in any way to the Internet.

Of course, Nintendo has said that the Wii Mini is the perfect value. The console is cheaper than the Wii and is smaller. Plus, it’s the perfect entry point for new gamers who don’t care about the old days and simply want to get their motion gaming on.

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Wii U Black Friday stock incoming says Nintendo USA president

Wii U Black Friday stock incoming says Nintendo USA president

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed rumors of a fresh batch of Wii U in time for Black Friday, though demand for the new motion-tracking console is still expected to be tight. "We'll have more available on Black Friday in retail locations" Fils-Aime told CNBC, following analyst predictions that stores were likely holding back units in anticipation of the notorious sales day.

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New Wii U stock on the way with US priority says Nintendo exec

New Wii U stock on the way with US priority says Nintendo exec

Nintendo's marketing vice president has insisted that fresh Wii U supplies are incoming to alleviate the new console bottleneck, promising "a great quantity" though warning that shortages may still be on the cards. "Demand has been phenomenal" Scott Moffitt told Forbes, though declined to give any specific sales figures, only highlighting the sell-out presales and insisting that there will be more Wii U units than there were Wii consoles at the older model's launch.

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