Tag Archive: wii u

Online problems plague holiday gamers

“Ho Ho Ho!” turned into “No No No!” for tons of gamers over the Christmas holiday. Several major online game networks experienced notable performance issues — and outright crashes — as a new… Continue reading

Nintendo details 2014 games, announces odd new Zelda

The Wii U may not be getting tons of attention this holiday season, but that’s not stopping Nintendo from playing Santa Claus. In a Nintendo Direct broadcast Wednesday, company president Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of… Continue reading

Wii Mini coming to U.S. later this month

The Wii may be winding down its life cycle, but the Wii Mini is just getting started. Roughly a year after introducing the scaled-down version of the last generation console to Canada, Nintendo has announced plans to… Continue reading

Nintendo drops Wii U price, unveils new handheld

Faced with miserable sales and looming competition, Nintendo has finally lowered the price of its next-generation console. Effective September 20, the Wii U Deluxe Set will see its retail price drop $50 to… Continue reading

Critics are crazy for Pikmin 3, the Wii U’s best game

Pikmin 3 is taking root with critics. The oft-delayed, heavily-anticipated, uber-cute strategy title hit retail shelves this weekend in the U.S., and gamers — even the most jaded — are smitten. The game… Continue reading

Nintendo posts shockingly low worldwide Wii U sales

Nintendo’s Wii U woes are dire. As part of a quarterly earnings announcement Wednesday, Nintendo said that in the three-month period ending June 30, consumers worldwide bought just 160,000 units of its next-generation… Continue reading

Does Nintendo stand a chance this holiday?

Let’s get this out of the way up front. Yes, you never, ever count Nintendo out of the game. That’s the go-to response for pretty much anyone in this industry when asked if… Continue reading

Nintendo CEO: ‘We Are to Blame’ for Poor Wii U Sales

While the Wii U hasn’t lived up to sales expectations and some important video game publishers have severely pulled back their support of the company, Nintendo’s global CEO isn’t looking to shift blame. Unlike many… Continue reading

EA Launches 11 New Games at E3 — but None for Nintendo

Electronic Arts showed off 11 games at its annual pre-E3 press conference – but none, it appears, will appear on the Nintendo Wii U. Reflecting the focus of this year’s show, EA instead spotlighted… Continue reading

E3: Vidgame Biz to Struggle for Relevance at Annual Tech Meet

For many companies, the next-generation consoles being shown off at E3 beginning June 11 can’t come fast enough. While the back half of 2013 is expected to boast breakout hits, the first part… Continue reading