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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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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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Is Mario, Zelda Love About Quality or Nostalgia?

Is Mario, Zelda Love About Quality or Nostalgia?

I know I might hear some complaints from Nintendo fans for this, but I have to ask: is the Super Mario and Legend of Zelda love about the quality of the games or the nostalgia?

As I’ve said here before, I’ve been playing games as long as I can remember. And as an owner of the Nintendo Entertainment System, SNES, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, and Wii U, I’ve played just about every first-party game Nintendo has ever launched. For years, Nintendo games have been entertaining me.

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Nintendo proves it’s serious about Wii U’s future

Nintendo proves it’s serious about Wii U’s future

Today’s Nintendo Direct livestream shows that the company is taking the future of its new console very seriously. There was a bit of worry there, since Nintendo is somewhat famous for botching big launches, but after a couple of months of letting the Wii U's launch titles support the system, Nintendo came out with guns blazing today. Wii U owners have a lot of new games and features to look forward to, with Nintendo proving that it isn't simply going to sit back and let its famous name move units.

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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: Zelda for Wii U coming, plus Wind Waker HD this fall

Nintendo: Zelda for Wii U coming, plus Wind Waker HD this fall

Nintendo has promised a new Zelda title, specially written for the Wii U, though eager gamers will have to wait until after the Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has been released. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is due this fall, and will see all-new graphics thanks to the extra visual grunt the Wii U puts under your TV. However, it's the brand new Zelda game that has enthusiasts really keen.

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Wii U game roadmap revealed: Wonderful 101, Yoshi, Mario Kart and more

Wii U game roadmap revealed: Wonderful 101, Yoshi, Mario Kart and more

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has apologized for the absence of Wii U games in early 2013, insisting that the team needed more time to refine the gameplay, but saying that new titles would arrive from late March. First up will be Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, on March 22, followed by LEGO City Undercover at the end of the month. However, that should start a minor rush of new games, including The Wonderful 101 and some freshly-announced titles. Update: Now with gameplay demo videos after the cut!

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Wii U updates incoming: Virtual Console in Spring plus speed boost

Wii U updates incoming: Virtual Console in Spring plus speed boost

Nintendo is readying a pair of updates for the Wii U, one for release in spring and another in summer, to speed the console's performance; meanwhile, Virtual Console functionality will be added after the spring update. Revealed during a Nintendo Direct videocast today, president Satoru Iwata said the company had heard complaints about how fast Wii U games loaded and how sluggish it was to return to the console's main menu, and promised they'd be addressed with the new firmware.

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New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

New Wii U games set for reveal during tomorrow’s Nintendo livestream

Tomorrow, Nintendo will be holding another Nintendo Direct livestream. These livestreams are usually worth watching for one reason or another, but if you're a Wii U owner, you'll definitely want to tune in tomorrow. That's because Satoru Iwata will apparently be announcing some new Wii U titles during the address, and if we're lucky, maybe he'll even announce some release dates.

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