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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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Nintendo Wii U and 3DS game gush starts with Animal Crossing Plaza

Nintendo Wii U and 3DS game gush starts with Animal Crossing Plaza

This morning the folks at Nintendo have released a new collection of games for their two premiere gaming systems: the Nintendo Wii U and the handheld Nintendo 3DS. What constitutes as a second-half push for 2013 begins with the Wii U's iteration of Animal Crossing Plaza. This game will continue the Animal Crossing saga with cross-device compatibility and QR-code fun.

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The Wii U Needs to Be Replaced By A Real Contender – Now

The Wii U Needs to Be Replaced By A Real Contender – Now

Can we all finally admit that the Wii U is in huge trouble? I mean, for months I’ve been saying it here on SlashGear, and yet, the company’s most ardent supporters have continued to say that the console will be just fine. But again, that argument flies in the face of the facts.

Nintendo earlier this week announced that during the last quarter, it sold just 160,000 Wii U units worldwide. That’s right – worldwide. To say that’s an abysmal showing for a console that hasn’t even been on store shelves for a year might just be the biggest understatement I can think of at this moment.

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Wii U sales plummet: Just 160,000 sold in last quarter

Wii U sales plummet: Just 160,000 sold in last quarter

Nintendo sold just 160,000 Wii U units in the last quarter, a huge slump of more than 50-percent compared to the previous three month period. The sluggish demand, which bring total lifetime sales of the Wii U to 3.61m units, was blamed on "few key first-party titles" by Nintendo [pdf link], with a mere 1.03m software sales in the same period.

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Wii U dumped by major retailer as PS4 and Xbox One near

Wii U dumped by major retailer as PS4 and Xbox One near

Nintendo faces another blow to its Wii U ambitions, with news that one major retailer will yank the poorly-selling console from its shelves altogether. UK supermarket chain Asda, owned by Walmart, has confirmed it will no longer be stocking the Wii U, games for the console, or accessories in any of its 555 stores, telling CVG UK that it will only be offering select titles through its online shopping system.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U version officially confirmed

Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U version officially confirmed

It's been up in the air for a while whether or not we'd see Call of Duty: Ghosts make its way to the Wii U. Activision didn't initially announce Wii U support when it first made the game official, and executive producer Mark Rubin pretty much hinted to the fact that we would see a Wii U version, but now it's official.

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Why Nintendo Has No Choice But to Go Multiplatform

Why Nintendo Has No Choice But to Go Multiplatform

I know what I’m about to say will annoy millions of Nintendo fans around the globe and maybe even make some of the executives at the company scoff, but the way I see it, there’s no other way out for Nintendo than to end its love affair with consoles and go multiplatform with its hit titles.

I understand that, for years, Nintendo has rebuffed all suggestions that it should bring its titles to other multiple platforms. The company believes that it’s still going to benefit most from offering hardware and software on a single product and can’t fathom the thought of putting Mario or Zelda on an Xbox or PlayStation. First-party titles are the secret to its success, after all.

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Wii U ZombiU so unprofitable Ubisoft puts Nintendo on notice

Wii U ZombiU so unprofitable Ubisoft puts Nintendo on notice

Dire sales of flagship games for the Wii U have left developers like Ubisoft, Activision, and EA freezing development for Nintendo's console, with launch titles like ZombiU failing to make a profit. The zombie game, one of the featured titles released alongside the Wii U in November 2012, was "not even close" to making a profit, Ubisoft chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot admitted to GamesIndustry, with the studio now having no intention to make a sequel and in fact opting to hedge its bets with cross-platform support on what was initially to be a new Wii U-only game.

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Angry Birds Trilogy for Wii and Wii U coming in August

Angry Birds Trilogy for Wii and Wii U coming in August

If it seemed like Rovio's ever-popular bird-flinging game Angry Birds was on every platform imaginable, be prepared to be extremely wrong. It has yet to land on the Wii series of gaming consoles, but it's finally arriving. Come August 13, Rovio will be releasing Angry Birds Trilogy on both Wii consoles in retail stores.

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Nintendo: Xbox One and PS4 don’t frighten us

Nintendo: Xbox One and PS4 don’t frighten us

Nintendo jumped the gun on the next-generation console race by releasing the Wii U much farther in advance than the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. In fact, by the time these two consoles release, the Wii U would have already been on the market for an entire year. However, Nintendo isn't worried about being run over by Microsoft or Sony.

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