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Dragon Quest VII sells over 800k copies in one weekend

Dragon Quest VII sells over 800k copies in one weekend

It looks like Square Enix knows what games to re-release in order to snag the biggest amount of sales. Square Enix launched a remake of one of its popular titles, Dragon Quest VII, last weekend, and it sold well over 800,000 copies within the first few days of its launch. The period was calculated between February 7th to February 10th, meaning it only took the game 4 days to reach that sales figure. It topped the gaming charts, with Famitsu reporting that the game sold approximately 836,654 copies.


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Nintendo Wii U continues with lackluster sales

Nintendo Wii U continues with lackluster sales

The latest numbers are in from NPD Group for January of 2013 looking at the United States video game industry. The caveat with the numbers for January is that the month corresponded with the National Retail Federation leap week. I had never heard of that before, but basically it means the National Retail Federation adds an additional week to the month of January 2013 as far as sales numbers are concerned while January 2012 only had four weeks.

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Wii to Wii U transfer error sees giant store credit windfall

Wii to Wii U transfer error sees giant store credit windfall

Over the past couple of weeks there has been several reports outlining a problem customers have been having in transferring the licenses of Virtual Console games from the Wii to the Wii U. Now there's a solution. As one tenacious user tells in an epic tale of customer support, pain, and redemption, Nintendo seems to be willing to cut out the middle man and give store credit for the trouble - seems too good to be true!

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Wii U Deluxe Set revealed with Wii U Pro controller

Wii U Deluxe Set revealed with Wii U Pro controller

The folks at Nintendo have revealed a brand new iteration of their Wii U gaming console this week complete with a brand new Wii U Pro Controller right in the box. This release will also include the game ZombiU by Ubisoft and will include a lovely book of ZombiU artwork and commentary from the developers who created it. This release will be popping in with a 32GB hard drive and a charging cradle for the GamePad controller as well.

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Fire Emblem: Awakening retail release reportedly delayed

Fire Emblem: Awakening retail release reportedly delayed

Sad news for those of you who were planning to pick up a copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening today, as it seems that a number of retailers in the US aren't getting their shipments in until later this week. The game was scheduled to launch today in the US, but Game Informer has spoken to some Best Buy and GameStop stores that say they haven't received shipments yet. Just the same, it seems Amazon is warning potential purchasers of a possible shipping delay, so many players may not be getting Fire Emblem: Awakening today.

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Wii U price cut isn’t happening, Nintendo says

Wii U price cut isn’t happening, Nintendo says

Yesterday, we heard that Nintendo was revising its Wii U sales forecast, bringing the number of consoles it plans to sell in the year ending in March 2013 down to four million. Previously, Nintendo has expected to sell 5.5 million consoles, so this is suggesting to some that Nintendo is struggling on the Wii U sales front. Sorry to say, but if you were hoping for Nintendo to cut the price on the Wii U in a effort to boost sales, you're not going to get your wish.

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INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us gameplay trailer shows Mortal Kombat, DC style

INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us gameplay trailer shows Mortal Kombat, DC style

This week we're having our first real good look at the game known as INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us, a DC Comics beast of a fighting-genre game that's being released by the same folks who brought you Mortal Kombat. The trailer is showing off not only bits of the timeline included in this alternate universe, but gameplay as well. Every icon from Batman to Wonder Woman, Solomon Grundy to The Flash, and everyone in-between will be here for a massive beat-down festival the likes of which you've never seen before.

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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 25, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 25, 2013

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. Today more BlackBerry Z10 images leaked out, while IDC is saying that Samsung is in the lead with strong demand for its smartphones. OUYA is making a few tweaks to its controller before the Android-based games console launches, and we're sorry to say that tomorrow it becomes illegal to unlock your phone without permission from your carrier. If you were planning to unlock your phone, then you better do it tonight.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS will make an appearance at E3 2013

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS will make an appearance at E3 2013

Get ready, Super Smash Bros. fans, because it appears that Nintendo will be showing off the upcoming Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. titles at E3 later this year. Iwata said during this week's Nintendo Direct event that we would see screens from the games at the expo, but it seems that designer Masahiro Sakurai wants to show off more than just still images. Perhaps we'll get to see trailers of the titles in action?

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