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Xbox One won the Black Friday battle says research

Xbox One won the Black Friday battle says research

Microsoft's Xbox One may be lagging behind the PlayStation 4 when it comes to hitting sales milestones, but the console proved to be the winner when it came to Black Friday demand, with one analysis firm declaring it the clear leader in retail interest. InfoScout crunched the sales numbers on over 180,000 receipts from US shoppers on Friday, November 31, and found that more than half of all consoles bought were the Xbox One. However, while it was forced into second place, the PS4 still had a better year than in 2013.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sets Nintendo a US record

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sets Nintendo a US record

Turns out, all Nintendo needed to help lift the Wii U was a really, really popular game. The Japanese firm may have found it, too, in the shape of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which has become the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the US. More than 490,000 copies - either physical or digital - of the game were snapped up by Wii U owners in the three days between November 21st and November 23rd, adding to what Nintendo says have been a total of more than 14m sales for the Super Smash Bros franchise in the US.

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Super Smash Bros Wii U debut: watch real gameplay now

Super Smash Bros Wii U debut: watch real gameplay now

Today Nintendo released Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the fifth installment in the series and close companion to Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS. While the video game streaming service Twitch is not native to the Wii U, several means of transmission allow the game to be streamed by 3rd parties. As such, supposing the reviews you've read so far weren't enough to convince you to check this game out, today we're tapping in to some of the most active streams available to the public. Watch as the Smash action unfolds right this instant.

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Watch Dogs released on Wii U at long last

Watch Dogs released on Wii U at long last

As of this week, Watch Dogs is available for Wii U. This is after the initial delay of the game for all platforms, word that the game would never get to Wii U, and a final - normal - release of the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This release for Wii U may very well be Ubisoft's last port of an adult-aimed game for Nintendo systems as they've previously mentioned they'd not be bringing Assassin's Creed: Unity to the Wii U or any other Nintendo system through the future.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 8-player Smash, Mewtwo & Ridley

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 8-player Smash, Mewtwo & Ridley

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may well be the most hotly anticipated Nintendo title for the holidays, and so the Japanese gaming firm isn't stinting on features. The game will include a whopping eight player "Smash" mode during which players will be able to compete simultaneously in local multiplayer on specially-enlarged stages, as well as the ability to create custom stages and - eventually - share them with other players. Meanwhile, there are some benefits for those who have Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS, too.

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Smash Bros Wii U release set for November 21st

Smash Bros Wii U release set for November 21st

Timed right on top of the holiday season this year is Super Smash Bros for Wii U on November 21st, 2014. This release comes weeks after Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS, a game that was released on the 3rd of October. Despite having only been released this past weekend, Nintendo reports that they’ve already sold more than 2.8 million units of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS worldwide. Nintendo also suggests that - in no small part due to Smash Bros - they’re set to have a strong holiday season.

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Nintendo outs Wii U and 2DS bundles plus amiibo for US

Nintendo outs Wii U and 2DS bundles plus amiibo for US

Nintendo America may show no signs of getting the new 3DS and 3DS XL, but US gamers do at least get a trio of new bundles, along with details on the first range of NFC-enabled amiibo figures. Two Wii U Deluxe bundles will be offered, as well as a Nintendo 2DS bundle offered in three different colors, all in time for the holiday season.

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Zelda’s Link joins Mario Kart 8 Update (DLC)

Zelda’s Link joins Mario Kart 8 Update (DLC)

Today the newest in DLC for Mario Kart 8 has been released - or leaked, is more like it - complete with your very own Link from Zelda. Finally, at long last, Zelda characters will join the fold. Link rolls with a swift red motorcycle and a Triforce kart as well!

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U: guess who just leaked?

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: guess who just leaked?

It’s a dog, believe it or not. The next contender - and his friends - have leaked for the next Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It’s the dog from Duck Hunt! He’s back - he’s finally back!

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Activision says no to Wii U

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare: Activision says no to Wii U

Activision has decided: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will not be arriving on the Wii U. Such was revealed yesterday on Twitter, where Sledgehammer Games' Michael Condrey confirmed the news, saying, "We are focused on Xbox One, PS4, and PC." This reverses the trend set by the franchise over the past couple years.

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When Will Nintendo Listen to Gamers on Hardware?

When Will Nintendo Listen to Gamers on Hardware?

If you had a chance to peruse Nintendo’s earnings for the last quarter, you’d find something rather, well, expected: hardware sales are more than a little concerning and yet the company continues to believe that staying the course and being the same old Nintendo with the same old philosophy on the gaming market will work.

Enough is enough.

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Super Smash Bros. newest challenger revealed

Super Smash Bros. newest challenger revealed

Today one of the final Super Smash Bros. Wii U characters will be revealed in a live feed straight from Nintendo. Devising and producing new launch trailers for every single new character in the Super Smash Bros lineup is a task unto itself, so get pumped up for this three minute presentation right this second!

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