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By Andy Steyn On 31 Jul, 2014 At 01:27 AM | Categorized As General News, News | With No Comments
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Media Create’s Japan sales numbers are in for the week between July 21 and July 27. As always, the Nintendo 3DS remains at the top of the hardware charts selling 38, 455 units for the week.  I think it is safe to assume that the 3DS has regained the momentum it had before the tax hike […]


By Andy Steyn On 26 Jul, 2014 At 11:07 PM | Categorized As General News | With No Comments
Adelaide Kane attends the Nintendo Lounge on the TV Guide Magazine Yacht during Comic-Con International 2014 #TVGMYacht on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California.

“Donald Faison playing Super Smash Bros? I gotta get me a Wii U” – said no one ever! Celebrity endorsement is a powerful weapon in the world of marketing. Having a famous personality be the face for your product or at the very least pretend to enjoy said product is an effective way to build […]


By Michael On 24 Jul, 2014 At 12:51 AM | Categorized As General News, News | With No Comments
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Yo-Kai Watch 2 Success Continues As 3DS Holds Steady In Japan Media Create hardware and software sales are in for the week between July 7 and July 14. Yo-Kai Watch 2 has an impressive second week in the Japanese software charts, moving 332, ooo units for the week, putting the total lifetime sales to 1, 648, […]


By Michael On 21 Jul, 2014 At 10:31 PM | Categorized As General News | With No Comments
Mario Kart 8

Mario kart 8 Holds Strong In Thies Weeks UK Sales Charts It has been over a month since the launch of Mario Kart 8 in the UK.  Mario Kart 8 did initially enjoy a great debut, having the best opening week of any Wii U game since the launch of the console and boosting hardware sales by […]


By Michael On 18 Jul, 2014 At 10:16 AM | Categorized As General News | With 3 Comments
mario kart 8 wii u bundle

One cannot help, but think that the tides are turning in Nintendo’s favor. NPD has released it’s number (not to the public), and for once it is good news for the Wii U. Via press release, Nintendo has proudly announced that Mario Kart 8 is the best selling SKU in the US. During the month […]


By Michael On 17 Jul, 2014 At 11:00 PM | Categorized As General News | With 1 Comment
Super Smash Bros for wii u Captain Falcon screen-1

Comic Con is the perfect opportunity for Nintendo to gain exposure for many of their upcoming games. At this years San Diego Comic Con, Nintendo will be bringing an impressive array of games- including Super Smash Bros for Wii U. A large portion of the games will be the same titles shown at this years E3 […]


By Michael On 16 Jul, 2014 At 11:08 PM | Categorized As General News | With 1 Comment
yo-kai watch

Media Create Numbers are in! Surprise! Surprise! Yo=kai Watch 2 had a monstrous week, according to the latest tracking numbers the game sold 1.3 million. The 3DS had a nice hardware bump, with a combined total of 62 k during the week. Unfortunately, Mario Kart 8 is losing traction selling around the 15k, which translates to a […]


By Michael On 16 Jul, 2014 At 11:36 PM | Categorized As General News | With No Comments
nintendo eshop paypal

In relative terms, Nintendo’s online structure is still archaic when compared to the competition. Thankfully, Nintendo is motivated to improve their digital business, even if it is baby steps to progression. For UK Nintendo console owners – you are now able purchase eShop credit through the ever so reliable PayPal. The credit comes in three amounts: […]


By Michael On 14 Jul, 2014 At 10:55 PM | Categorized As General News | With 1 Comment
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Nintendo games have a reputation of having impressive sales curves. In most cases - Ninty titles often stay at the top of the charts long after their release date. No doubt, good news for Nintendo, but rather unfortunate for our wallets – as the games retain the premium prices for extended periods. It appears that Tomodachi Life […]


By Michael On 14 Jul, 2014 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As General News | With No Comments
reggie

The Super Smash Bros Melee tournament is now over! With Mango winning the prestigious title not too long ago. Congratulations Mango! Let’s not forget about Hungry Box who made a valiant effort to make the Grand Finals, and fight for glory. Before that – Reggie has left a nice message for Smashers attending the event, […]


By Michael On 14 Jul, 2014 At 10:03 AM | Categorized As General News | With No Comments
Shuhei-Yoshida

Sony and Nintendo have been in direct competition with each other ever since the 64 bit era. At times, they have gotten at each others throats for the sake of public relations and marketing – I’ve always felt that there was mutual respect for each other. In a recent interview with Gameindustry.biz – the president of Sony’s […]


By Michael On 14 Jul, 2014 At 09:08 AM | Categorized As General News | With No Comments
pikachu it prints money

What is the phrase that people often associate with Nintendo’s products? Oh that’s right! It prints money! Never has that term been so true for the Pokemon franchise. License Globals – a firm that researches  company revenue from licensed products has published a new report title “Top 150 Licensors.” As the title of the report […]


By Michael On 9 Jul, 2014 At 11:25 PM | Categorized As General News | With No Comments
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December of last year, Nintendo announced that they will be more flexible with loaning their franchise brand to other companies and product lines – on a win to win basis. The idea behind it was to expand brands and earn money cash from royalties from the use of their brands. I believe we are starting […]


By Michael On 7 Jul, 2014 At 11:37 AM | Categorized As General News | With 10 Comments
the legend of zelda majora's mask

Ranking the best Zelda game of all time is historically a hotly debated topic. Each Zelda fan has their favorite which they insist is the best. It’s not hard to see why – not counting the CD-i Zelda – each mainline Zelda game in their own right are masterpieces, picking the best is like choosing which […]