Wii U

Mario Kart 8 gets new items, characters, and tracks

Mario Kart 8 gets new items, characters, and tracks

One of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Wii U since that console launched is Mario Kart 8. The racing game has been a mainstay for Nintendo consoles for years. Mario Kart 8 will be a Wii U exclusive and Nintendo is offering some details on new features that will be seen in the game. Mario Kart 8 is set to launch on May 30.

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Five Nintendo GBA game trailers for the Wii U virtual console are out

Five Nintendo GBA game trailers for the Wii U virtual console are out

A few days ago, we mentioned that the Nintendo Wii U game console would be getting several new games for the virtual console that originated on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance portable console. Eight titles will be coming starting on April 3. All of the games will be available for gamers that want some retro action in North America and Europe.

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Wii U Virtual Console gets Game Boy Advanced titles next month

Wii U Virtual Console gets Game Boy Advanced titles next month

Wii U owners will soon have access to several Game Boy Advanced titles on the Virtual Console, as well as the beloved NES game Super Mario Bros. 3, which will also be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. The games will be released in the Nintendo eShop throughout next month, starting on April 3.

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Redbox to offer next-gen console games next month

Redbox to offer next-gen console games next month

Redbox, the red movie-dispensing machines that can be found in many stores across the nation, will soon be offering games for the next-generation gaming consoles, if a Coming Soon page recently spotted by a NeoGAF user is any indication. Starting next month, gamers will be able to rent discs for the Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Nintendo Health business: breaking off to improve your quality of life

Back when Nintendo started manufacturing playing cards 125 years ago, its creators could hardly have imagined the size the company would have achieved here in our present. As many things have changed since the company arrived, inside the gaming industry as well as without, Nintendo has suggested today that they’ll be initiating a new business that will further address their expanded definition of entertainment.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Wii U February 21

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Wii U February 21

Nintendo has several iconic characters in the video game world that have been around since the early days of gaming. These are characters like Mario and Donkey Kong. Any child of the 80's will probably remember playing Donkey Kong in the arcade and hating that ape more often than not.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U adds Little Mac to roster

In its latest Nintendo Direct video, Nintendo has announced an addition to Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U: Little Mac, the green-clad dashing boxer from Punch-Out!!. This will be his debut in a Super Smash Bros. game, which will arrive in the eShop at an unspecified time this year.

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Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo’s fix for failing sales may be more hardware

Nintendo is betting on closer development of the Wii U console with its replacement for the 3DS, including faster cross-platform game coding, to turn the company around, with no plans to license characters like Mario out to third-party titles. The strategy for the next-gen handheld is to use Nintendo's newly-combined home and handheld development teams and harmonize the architecture of each, making them "like brothers in a family of systems" CEO Satoru Iwata suggested. In fact, that "family" could end up growing significantly as a result, he predicts.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ported to Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ported to Wii U

There was a time when Nintendo made the most popular game consoles on the market. Back in the 80's the Nintendo was the console to have on one of the most popular games on the old school console was The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo has done a decent job of bringing those popular old school games back to the Wii U as downloadable titles.

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Nintendo Wii U continues to be unable to compete with Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Nintendo Wii U continues to be unable to compete with Xbox One and PlayStation 4

Nintendo seems to want to ride the Wii U train until the wheels come off. The company keeps on trying to get gamers to purchase the game console, but few people are buying. When the new PS4 and Xbox One hit the market, things looked even worse for the Wii U.

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Nintendo mobile games denied: Nikkei mix-up

Nintendo mobile games denied: Nikkei mix-up

Yesterday a rather quick-spreading report of Nintendo very possibly moving to mobile devices like the iPhone and Android smartphones of all sorts was initiated by Japan's Nikkei and perpetuated by the masses. Today Nintendo has provided a statement that suggests Nikkei's report was based on bits and pieces strung together to create a news strand that, in the end, simply isn't truthful.

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It’s time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and think big

It’s time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and think big

I know I've said this before, but it's official now: the time has come for Nintendo, at long last, to kill the Wii U and move into other areas in which it might be able to actually grow its business.

Nintendo earlier this week announced that it's been forced to slash its Wii U sales expectations by millions of units, saying that it felt the heat from a wide range of players in the market, including Sony and Microsoft. The company also didn't seem to believe that the world wouldn't care about the Wii U. Oh, how wrong Nintendo was.

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