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Nintendo Wii U gets faster firmware: Way paved for Virtual Console

Nintendo Wii U gets faster firmware: Way paved for Virtual Console

Nintendo has pushed out a new firmware update for its Wii U, giving the console a new lick of speed among other things, while promising the imminent arrival of Wii U Panorama View and Virtual Console. The new firmware, available today, addresses one of the most common criticisms of the Wii U - its sluggish reactions - by shaving time off boot-up, application launching and closing, and switching between titles.

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Nintendo skipping E3 2013 press conference

Nintendo skipping E3 2013 press conference

To no one's real surprise, Nintendo has confirmed that they won't be holding a press conference during E3 2013 coming up in June, and they won't be announcing any new hardware. Instead, the company plans to "announce and have people experience" their software, which could at least mean we'll see more Wii U features make their debut at the annual gaming expo.

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Wii U slump misses even Nintendo’s lowered expectations

Wii U slump misses even Nintendo’s lowered expectations

Nintendo's ailing Wii U console continues to struggle, with the company's latest financial results showing the tablet-equipped games system failed to meet even slashed sales predictions in the last quarter. A total of 3.45m Wii U were sold in the twelve months up to March 2013, it has been revealed today, short of Nintendo's pessimistically reduced 4m unit expectations.

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NPD lists the top ten best-selling games in March

NPD lists the top ten best-selling games in March

The NPD group has just released a list of the top ten best-selling games in March. The sales of the games were monitored from March 3rd to April 6th. BioShock Infinite topped the list, followed by Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, God of War: Ascension, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, MLB 13: The Show, NBA 2K13, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

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Nintendo Wii U update coming next week

Nintendo Wii U update coming next week

We knew an update to the Wii U would be coming at some point this month, but Nintendo has finally announced that we should be seeing the update land sometime next week. The update will fix slow load times that have plagued Wii U consoles lately, and it'll also bring background downloads as well as Virtual Console.

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Nintendo Wii U update coming in April

Nintendo Wii U update coming in April

Nintendo has heard its Wii U gamers loud and clear: the Wii U's loading times are pretty slow, but the company has announced that an update for the console will be arriving next month, but they just can't hold back their excitement for the update, so they have released a video showcasing the speed improvements of its new console.

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Ubisoft foresees a rise in Wii U sales

Ubisoft foresees a rise in Wii U sales

Xavier Poix, the managing director of Ubisoft France's studios, stated that he isn't disappointed in the Wii U's current struggling sales. He believes that Nintendo's Wii U just needs more time to appeal to consumers. With the addition of new, more popular titles, and with more consumers warming up to the idea of the Wii U's gamepad, Poix believes that Wii U sales will become more successful.

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Stop the Nonsense, Nintendo: The Wii U Needs Help – And Now

Stop the Nonsense, Nintendo: The Wii U Needs Help – And Now

Can we all just stop the nonsense, please? I’ve been sitting here for weeks now, waiting to hear from Nintendo that it’s ready to make major changes with the Wii U. And time and again, I’m left with the company scoffing at such a suggestion. The Wii U will be just fine, Nintendo says. And it’s about time we all believe it.

Well, Nintendo, we don’t believe it.

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Xbox 360 best-selling console in US for 26th straight month, Wii U struggles

Xbox 360 best-selling console in US for 26th straight month, Wii U struggles

The Xbox 360 is continuing its dominance as the best-selling console in the US. Microsoft has announced that they sold 302,000 consoles in February, making it the 26th straight month that the Xbox 360 has been on top in the US. Meanwhile, though, Nintendo Wii U sales continue to slump, with only 64,000 consoles sold during the month of February.

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If Nintendo Fails, Will the Traditional Game Industry Go With It?

If Nintendo Fails, Will the Traditional Game Industry Go With It?

I’m worried about Nintendo. Yes, I know that I’ve told you here on SlashGear that I’m not the biggest fan of the Wii (or Wii U, for that matter) and I’m suspect of the value of Nintendo’s games library, but the company is still important to me.

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Capcom wants Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sales to take off in the U.S.

Capcom wants Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sales to take off in the U.S.

Capcom hopes to increase the popularity of its Monster Hunter game series in the U.S. The franchise has been and still is one of the most popular in Japan. Throughout the world, the Monster Hunter game series has sold over 22 million copies, but the majority of the sales occurred in Japan. There have been 9 official games released for the series, and a 10th one currently still in development. There have also been 4 spin-offs, 3 being released onto various portable devices, and 1 being released for both the PC and Xbox 360.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag trailer prematurely leaked

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag trailer prematurely leaked

Ubisoft made a teaser for its "world premiere trailer" for the next game in the Assassin's Creed series, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The world premiere was supposed to take place on Monday, but unfortunately for Ubisoft, the trailer was leaked prematurely. The trailer was leaked through GameRadar's YouTube channel, and taken down soon afterwards, but to Ubisoft's horror, many more copies of the videos took its place.

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