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Still no GameCube VC: Nintendo Saves the best for Remastered Editions

nintendo-logo1_690x386 Nintendo is the worst. They are the best, obviously, but they are the worst. During the last Nintendo Direct, we were promised a new service coming to the Wii U: Digital Wii Games. That's amazing right? While I would argue that it is, I cannot say it's what I really wanted. However, Nintendo is - and should be since they are a company - looking out for themselves and their bottom dollar, so while digital Wii games makes financial sense, having digital GameCube games makes more sense, for ...

 

Wave 4 amiibo announced

super-smash-bros-wii-u-650x370_682x388 Nintendo announced the 4th wave of the toy-to-life franchise amiibo during their first Nintendo Direct of 2015. The next wave of the Smash Bros. amiibo packs some heavy hitters from the world of Nintendo as Robin and Lucina from Fire Emblem, Ness from Earthbound, Wario, Charizard and even Pac-Man will be releasing on April 24th. It’s safe to bet that these all will sell out well before they are actually launched so if you want one you better be ready to click that pre-order button whenever ...

 

Xenoblade Chronicles X gets new trailer

70430-xenoblade-chronicles-x_120x129 Nintendo’s first direct of 2015 showed off a lot of new beautiful things however none as fascinating as the new trailer for Xenoblade Chronices X. Simply titled “Exploration trailer” the game looks to capitalize and expand on the world of Xenoblade in many ways by mirroring the vast world that the player could explore for days. The trailer itself focused solely on the exploration aspects of Xenoblade Chronicles and not one battle was included in it. It was an interesting concept that really ...

 
 

Amiibo are not discontinued

amiibo Amiibo are currently shaping up to be one of Nintendo’s best ideas in years. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Nintendo couldn’t have launched their new toy line at a better time. Nintendo recently announced that over 700,000 amiibo have been sold in the U.S. alone and that the gaming giant is projected to make $1 billion in U.S. market in amiibo sales as Tomoaki Kawasaki, a Tokyo-based analyst with Iwai Cosmo Securities Co., told Bloomberg.

 

Nintendo speaks on amiibo Availability

Nintendo-Header_690x259 People are beginning to realize that certain amiibo figures are harder to find than others, most notably Marth, Animal Crossing Villager, and the Wii Fit Trainer. No one really know whether or not these are limited run figures or not, but Nintendo finally spoke on the issue. From Nintendo of Canada PR.

 

Year End Review: Nintendo Continues to Climb

nintendo-logo1_690x386 We all now about Nintendo's struggles in 2013. At least, that's what too many people seem to want to focus on. However, if you look at what Nintendo put out on their systems this year, you realize that of the big three, they hands down had the best, most consistent line up of quality, problem free, AAA titles. When you examine November releases, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One titles were plagued with problems not present in Nintendo offerings this year.

 
 

Kudos Nintendo! Smash Bros Wii U fastest Selling Wii U Title

Super-Smash-Bros-for-Wii-U-3DS-299781-full_zps40f62cf7_120x129 Statistics are out for Super Smash Bros Wii U, and things are looking great. In the first three days alone, Nintendo was able to move 500,000 digital and physical copies of the game, making it the fastest selling Wii U title of all time in North America. This is yet again another positive in the Wii U's problematic life time. To their credit, Nintendo has done so much right in the last year for the system, and it believe it is working.

 

Nintendo of Canada Calls November 21st Nintendo Day!

nintendo-logo1_690x386 Nintendo Day 2014 is appropriately named. For Nintendo of Canada fans, November 21st isn't just a chance to play some of the latest Nintendo games and the yet to be released Amiibo figures at multiple events across the country, but it is also the same day that Pokemon Omega Ruby, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and Super Smash Bros Wii U hits retail and the Nintendo eShop.

 

Nintendo Needs to Plan their Releases Better

WiiU_CaptainToad Nintendo has come a long way since the release of the Wii U, and they deserve all the credit in the world for beginning what seemed like an impossible turn around. Sure, it is not the ideal situation they would like to be in, but things are rolling on with each new release, and that's definitely a positive. I only have one issue with what Nintendo continues to do: launching games on different dates in different regions, and releasing games that will inventively get swamped by better, bigger ...

 
 

Loot Crate going Nintendo this Holiday with Amiibo

amiibo-link So, Amiibos are coming in at a hefty 13.99. I would argue they are comparable physically to the 9.99 Skylanders, although you could argue the technology in the Amiibo is substantially more complicated. Regardless, many Nintendo fans will want a bunch of the Amiibos that will be hitting store shelves soon, but the price could hold people back, especially since the use of some of these Amiibos is very, very limited.