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Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

Nintendo Wii U to offer free Wii Fit U trial in November

One of the things that made the original Nintendo Wii so popular was that rather than being a passive gaming experience where players simply set on the couch, it got players up and active to play many of the video games available. Nintendo carried that active gaming theme on when it unveiled the Nintendo Wii U game console. Nintendo has announced a Wii Fit U free trial will kick off in November.

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Wii Party U tries to make the Nintendo Wii U GamePad fun

Wii Party U tries to make the Nintendo Wii U GamePad fun

Nintendo has announced its latest video game for its ailing Wii U game console. The game is called Wii Party U and the game is attempting to focus on what makes the Nintendo Wii U unique and fun. The game leans heavily on the Nintendo Wii U GamePad featuring its own little LCD screen.

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“Nintendo Land” Wii U bundle replaced with Mario bundle

“Nintendo Land” Wii U bundle replaced with Mario bundle

The Wii U is getting a packaging revamp in time for the holidays, but it may not be enough to save the unprofitable Wii successor in the long run. Starting Nov. 1, the $299 Wii U bundle with the Nintendo Land game will be replaced with a bundle that includes both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. The bundle price will not change.

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Nintendo opens own online store to combat UK retailer apathy

Nintendo opens own online store to combat UK retailer apathy

Nintendo has launched a new online store, taking the 3DS, Wii U, and the new 2DS handheld direct to gamers complete with the promise of exclusive accessories and games unavailable through regular retailers. The store, currently only available in the UK, is part of Nintendo's attempt to own its gaming and sales experiences, even as retailer enthusiasm cools on its range.

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New Nintendo Wii U bundles include the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack

New Nintendo Wii U bundles include the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack

Chances are this holiday season will be rough for Nintendo with both Sony and Microsoft set to launch next generation consoles. You can bet just about every gamer out there will have one of those two consoles on their holiday wish list leaving Nintendo with a tiny fraction of holiday sales with its aging and unpopular Wii U. Nintendo is trying to get some attention for its game console this holiday season with the announcement of three new hardware bundles.

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Win This Console Generation

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Win This Console Generation

The war for dominance over the eighth console generation will soon be on. Nintendo has a head start with millions of devices sold, but starting next month, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will hit store shelves, unleashing what will surely be a hotly contested battle between the firms.

But I’m here to tell you, before the industry has even had a chance to get all three devices on store shelves, that the PlayStation 4 will be the winner this console generation.

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Mighty No. 9 hits Kickstarter goal as campaign reaches its end

Mighty No. 9 hits Kickstarter goal as campaign reaches its end

Megaman has firm a place in the hearts of many, the evidence of which is blatant in the runaway success of its descendant -- Mighty No. 9's -- Kickstarter campaign. The funding goal was ambitious, seeking millions, yet saw its milestones reached at a clipped rate, such as the unlocking of PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions back on September 17. The campaign reached its end on Kickstarter this evening, managing to hit its goal ahead of the countdown timer.

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD gets refreshed for Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD gets refreshed for Wii U

If you spent any time playing games on Nintendo consoles over the years, you've probably played a game in the Zelda franchise. Nintendo has announced that it has remastered one of the most popular games in the franchise in HD for the Wii U. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker HD is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop.

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Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

Megaman descendant Mighty No 9 headed to PS3, Xbox, Wii U

In the annals of Kickstarter history, Mighty No. 9, the descendant of much-beloved Megaman, has achieved widespread success, hitting and quickly surpassing its first goal, as well as a few after it. Now it has hit another milestone, and the announcement has been made that the game will be coming to the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii U, as well as availability through Steam.

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Wii U price chop shows console wars wearing on Nintendo

Wii U price chop shows console wars wearing on Nintendo

This week the folks at Nintendo have announced that they'll be giving the Wii U a tune-up just in time for the release of both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft-made Xbox One. This reboot of sorts is not one of hardware, but of price: the Wii U Deluxe Set will be cut down $50 to a total of $299.99 starting on the 20th of September. The company has also made clear that this change is to bring a "greater value" to the market, not mentioning the impending wave of competition they'll be defending against nearer the end of this year.

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Nintendo Wii U cost isn’t the reason for poor sales, says Iwata

Nintendo Wii U cost isn’t the reason for poor sales, says Iwata

It's no secret that Wii U sales are going downhill, and many critics are suggesting that a price drop of the console will boost the number of units that the company sells. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that the pricing model of the Wii U isn't the issue, but rather the relatively low number of quality games.

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Wii U “hardware limitations” count console out for Bethesda games

Wii U “hardware limitations” count console out for Bethesda games

Nintendo shouldn't hope for any Wii U love from games publisher Bethesda, with the company blaming hardware limitations for its decision not to include the console on its roadmap. "In our near term focus it's not on our radar" Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines told Joystiq recently, describing the decision as "largely a hardware thing."

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