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Spector rallies fan support for Epic Mickey on 360, PS3

Spector rallies fan support for Epic Mickey on 360, PS3

Epic Mickey 2, as many of you already know, will be releasing on the Xbox 360 and PS3. That wasn't the case for the original Epic Mickey, which was exclusive to the Nintendo Wii. Now that we know Epic Mickey 2 is coming to HD consoles, fans are wondering if developer Junction Point will bring the original to Xbox 360 and PS3. Apparently studio boss Warren Spector wants it to happen, but he needs your help.

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Nintendo pins hopes on 3DS XL and digital as Wii sales halve

Nintendo pins hopes on 3DS XL and digital as Wii sales halve

Nintendo saw Wii sales halved in its most recent financial quarter, the company has revealed, with only a surge in 3DS demand helping gross profit grow. Sales of the Wii console dived from 1.56m units in Q1 2011 to 710,000 in Q1 2012 [pdf link], with Nintendo keen to gloss over the dive in favor of focusing on 3DS sales more than doubling from 710,000 to 1.86m in the same period. Nintendo says the new 3DS XL and the growth of digital game downloads will help rescue the next quarter.

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June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

June NPD: Lego Batman 2 on top, game sales down overall

NPD has released its report of video game sales data for June 2012, and like the months before, it isn't all that pretty. Overall sales of both hardware and software were down 30% year-over-year, dropping from $989 million in June 2011 to $699 million last month. Hardware was the biggest loser, falling a whopping 45% to just $201 million in June.

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Epic Mickey 2 gets behind-the-scenes video

Epic Mickey 2 gets behind-the-scenes video

If you were curious about what the sequel to Disney's captivating dark-sided Mickey Mouse game will be like, you're in luck. The newest video for Epic Mickey 2 takes players behind-the-scenes and shows them waht they can expect when the intoxicating mix of cute and innocent Disney characters meets a dark, mysterious world.

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Nintendo Pikmin 2 will grace Wii in the US next month

Nintendo Pikmin 2 will grace Wii in the US next month

Confirming earlier reports that the sequel to Nintendo's unique game Pikmin would finally be making its way to US store shelves, Nintendo has announced that it will be available for the Wii in North America on June 10. It will be available, alongside Gamecube-ported Mario Power Tennis, right in the middle of E3 week. Both titles will retail for $20, but it's really Pikmin 2 that should make the most waves.

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Nintendo E3 press conference gets confirmed

Nintendo E3 press conference gets confirmed

After Sony and Microsoft have already confirmed their spot on the E3 press conference calendar, Nintendo has finally begun sending out invitations for its large-scale media event. Just like last year, the company will give its remarks at 12:00 noon Eastern Time on June 5, literally right before the E3 show floor doors open. It will be the final one of the major three pre-E3 events.

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Square Enix Dragon Quest to go online in August

Square Enix Dragon Quest to go online in August

One of Square Enix's longest-running and most heralded game franchises - and thus one of the most heralded franchises in all of video games - is about to take a step into uncharted territory. Dragon Quest will go all out in a massively multiplayer online game set to make its debut in Japan in just a few months. It's believed that at least some version of the game will make its way to the US, but the question is when that will happen.

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Wii U with Android tipped for launch

Wii U with Android tipped for launch

Today Nintendo's next gaming console Wii U has been tipped to be running Android applications right out of the box. This situation is not unfounded, as Android apps have been integrated into other systems, sort of, in the past, but this time it could be much more simple than what we've seen before. Where before we've seen systems such as BlackBerry attempt to integrate Android by making the process to port apps over to their system appear relatively easy, this time Nintendo may be building Android into their system, for real, to work right alongside their own user interface and software.

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Nintendo posts annual loss: Blames bleeding 3DS

Nintendo posts annual loss: Blames bleeding 3DS

Nintendo has reported its first ever annual loss, with full-year financial results to the end of March 31 2012 showing a loss of 37.3bn yen ($459.54m), though the company predicts a flip to profit in 2013. Selling the Nintendo 3DS at below cost price was blamed for much of the Japanese company's woes, the price cut being "in order to get it back on track to its original sales pace" but biting into Nintendo's profit margin. In the end, Nintendo managed to sell 13.53m 3DS units and 36m games.

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