Gamasutra has revealed just how much software was sold in the United Kingdom for dedicated gaming platforms. The Wii U has only managed to shift 650,000 units of software after being on the market for a year. The Xbox One hasn’t fared too badly, as it has already sold 475,000 games in the UK. However, it should be noted that Chart Track have included the Forza 5 and FIFA 14 bundles. You can check out all the formats software sales from Gamasutra in the chart above.
Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed on Miiverse that Majora’s Mask will return again as an assist trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Here’s what Sakurai had to say on Nintendo’s social network. Here’s a new Assist Trophy–the Skull Kid! I repeat, it’s an Assist Trophy, not a new fighter. The characters announced on the website are the fighters
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UK online retailer Play expects the Wii U to be the most wanted present for kids this Christmas, beating both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Play.com owner Rakuten claims that the Wii U has seen a 75 per cent sales spike in October, due to a number of high-profile releases. The company says that Wii U and iPad will be the most wanted presents for children this Christmas.
“The marketplace’s social media analysis surprisingly showed that the brand new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are trailing in second and third place respectively behind the Wii U and iPad.”
“This is despite the fact that both new consoles sold out on Rakuten’s Play.com during Black Friday, which have since been restocked. It appears that those on the hunt for the latest consoles are gamers rather than consumers buying for their loved ones.”
US retail outlet Sears is another company that has gotten rather confused about the Wii and the Wii U. The company has listed Wii U games as Wii games and has combined Wii and Wii U hardware. This news comes as Nintendo of America proclaimed that consumer confusion over the Wii and the Wii U is virtually non-existent.
Nintendo has released a DLC trailer for Pikmin 3. Players can extend the game’s Mission Mode with several downloadable map packs. The first map pack – priced at $1.99 – adds four remixed stages to the Collect Treasure! mission type. The second map pack is also priced at $1.99 and adds four remixed stages to the Battle Enemies! mission type. The third map pack can be purchased for $4.99, and it adds eight all-new stages with settings like a beach, a house party and a construction zone. Pikmin 3 is available at retail and the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
Popular retailer Toys R Us will be selling the well-received Pokemon Y for the bargain price of $19.99 from December 6th till December 7th. It should also be mentioned that if you purchase two games in their sale then you’re eligible for a $10 gift card. So if you’ve yet to pick up Pokemon Y, tomorrow is the perfect time to do so.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that The Year of Luigi celebrations will continue well into 2014. Reggie wouldn’t give any hints as to what to expect, but fingers crossed, hopefully we will get something good. What would you like to see Nintendo announce in 2014?
“There are some Year of Luigi activities that will continue into 2014 — including some of the special products that we’ve launched (the Luigi remote and the Mario and Luigi 3DS XL) — so there will be some Luigi products to carry the Luigi banner into the next calendar year.”