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Nintendo Posts Quarterly Loss Despite the Success of Mario Kart

nintendo_cover_129x129 Nintendo posted a quarterly loss if 97.2 million dollars despite the success of Mario Kart 8. As I have iterated before, this is further proof that a single title cannot save a console, especially in today's environment. Despite being happy with the success of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo noted that more copies o the game were sold to consumers who already owned a Wii U, and that they sold less new Wii U's than expected. However, Nintendo still hopes to reach their yearly goal of 3.6 million Wii U's.

 

NES Remix Physical Game Coming to North America

2510851-nes+remix+2+footage+266_900x506 Nintendo announced last week that we will be getting a physical copy of NES Remix and NES Remix 2. Both games should be hitting shelves later this year, although no price or exact date were given.

 

Nintendo Believes in Local Multiplayer. Do you?

Super-Smash-Bros-3DS Earlier this year I snagged a copy of Plants Versus Zombies: Garden Warfare for the 360. I bought it with one purpose in mind: Local multiplayer with my wife. My wife enjoys video games, but is not passionate about them. She is, however, a big fan of Plants versus Zombies; this seemed like the perfect title. Except it wasn't. To my dismay, Garden Warfare did not ship with local multiplayer, or even a way to play with a friend online in competitive play. It was a disappointment for sure, but ...

 
 

Will Activision Cancel Shipments of Skylanders Trap Team for Wii U?

Skylanders-Trap-Team The Wii U is struggling sales wise, and despite a resurgence with the latest Mario Kart release and the upcoming Super Smash Bros U release, the reality is still the same: the Wii U console sales have been slow, and at times, stagnant. Third party developers are shying away from making games for the Wii U because the cost of development and packaging will net them little-to-no return, and even the potential of a loss. Activision, the company behind the incredibly popular Skylanders series, ...

 

Don’t Own a Wii U? It’s No Longer Nintendo’s Fault

starfox wiiU The excuses for why people don't already own a Wii U are become outdated, and frankly, untrue. Everything from "there aren't enough quality games" to "it is too expensive" are two of the most oft used excuses. It's time to realize that the time to buy a Wii U might finally be here.

 

Could Super Smash Bros U Be Better than Melee?

Pac-Smash Brothers Everybody's excited for the next entry in the Super Smash Bros franchise, and that's in a huge part thanks to the character and location reveals so far. But there's one question that's yet to be answered: could it be even better that Melee? And while we're trying to answer that, we'll also take a look at a few more characters that might well appear in the roster.

 
 

Smash Brothers Recap – All the Announcements from the last few Weeks

newcomers-SuperSmash Super Smash Bros. news seems to be pouring in from everywhere lately. From EVO 2014 to the Nintendo Digital events, we just can’t get enough of Super Smash. Let’s recap some of the biggest news to happen recently in the Smash Brothers universe.

 

Club Nintendo Has Dropped the Ball in North America

Club-Nintendo Club Nintendo is an excellent way for Nintendo to keep track of what people think about their games. If you are unfamiliar, Club Nintendo awards gamers points (in North America, they are called coins and in Europe, stars) for purchasing games. In North America, most Wii U games are worth 50-60 coins each with an extra 10 coins awarded when doing a post-play survery - while 3DS games are worth 30-40, with an extra 5 coins for doing the post-play survey. The system is actually great, ...

 

Is Diddy Kong Racing 2 a Good Idea?

Diddy-kong-racing Last week, rumors surfaced on the Internet from industry insider Kevin Callahan that Diddy Kong Racing 2 was a real thing, and that it was currently in development for the Nintendo Wii U. Initially, I was skeptical, but after reading Callahan's lengthy blog post, even I have been convinced. Reiterating the details here would just be copying and pasting Callahan's own post, so be sure to head over to his blog to read all the details.

 
 

Nintendo HD Part 2 – Every Mario Please?!

smrpg Nintendo is synonymous with Mario, and Mario synonymous with Nintendo. When one thinks of Nintendo they probably don't think about the logo. Instead, they think about a plumber in a red outfit. In Part 2 of this series of articles I will examine which Mario titles I believe should get an HD treatment and why.