Analyst Says Nintendo’s “Core Business Is In Bad Shape And Worsening”

The weak sales outlook for Nintendo has investors running scared that the company will struggle to find that next big hit with their games consoles. A number of analysts have chimed in and given their thoughts as well. CLSA analyst Atul Goyal has said that Nintendo’s “core business is in bad shape and worsening. Goyal says that the most alarming thing is the Nintendo 3DS sales which have previously kept the company afloat. Things haven’t been looking too great for Wii U with Wii U hardware and software sales plunged “47 percent and 43 percent on year, respectively, in the third-quarter.” Goyal says Wii U is the “weakest console in the history of Nintendo, and it is getting worse.”

Thanks, Jeff

Super Mario Collection Amiibo Up On Amazon UK

The Super Mario Collection Amiibo may have sold out on Amazon.com, but Amazon UK has just listed them for pre-order. They’re all available while I type, so be sure to get a pre-order in if you’re thinking of adding them to your collection. They’re retailing for the recommended retail price of £10.99.

Thanks, nintendoimpactgaming

Here’s The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D UK TV Commercial

Nintendo UK has unleashed their television commercial for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D which launches on the Nintendo 3DS on February 13th, but you already knew that, right? Anyway it’s a charming commercial which has the spooky elements you’d expect in a trailer for Majora’s Mask. You can watch the trailer which is embedded above.

Monster Hunter 4 New Nintendo 3DS Back In Stock At GameStop

You’ll be excited to know that you can once again pre-order the limited edition Monster Hunter 4 New Nintendo 3DS from GameStop. Yup, it’s back in stock. But if it’s like before, it will be gone within an hour. So if you have your heart set on the Monster hunter 4 Ultimate New Nintendo 3DS you should really pre-order.

Thanks, Mr.AngerProblems

Here’s A Good Look At The Code Name: STEAM Demo Which Is Available Now

Haven’t got round to downloading the Code Name STEAM demo that’s currently available on the European and North American eShop? Well thankfully NintenDaan has captured roughly 30 minutes of what you can expect from the recently released demo. As I mentioned before the demo is 1871 blocks. If you’ve got a chance then I’d certainly recommend giving it a good play through before the game launches in the United States in March.

US Nintendo Downloads: Code Name STEAM Demo Coming To US Today

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Metroid Prime: Trilogy – Suit up! Your mission awaits! In this compilation that bundles three landmark Metroid Prime games (Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), play as bounty hunter Samus Aran and experience the danger and intense action of facing adventure alone. Purchase and download Metroid Prime: Trilogy for 50 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 5.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Demo Version – Download the freeCode Name: S.T.E.A.M. demo and try the exciting new turn-based action strategy game before it launches on March 13. Developed by Intelligent Systems, the company behind the critically acclaimedFire Emblem series, the Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. game lets you command a strike team of unexpected heroes – assembled by Abraham Lincoln himself!
    • Gunman Clive 2 – In this stylish sequel, travel around the world as Gunman Clive and fight samurai, dinosaurs and giant robots. Clickhere to watch a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Shadow of the Ninja – In AD 2029, Emperor Garuda rules with a cruel iron fist. Two fearless ninjas head out into the night to put an end to his evil reign. In this NES classic, play solo or with a friend as you run, jump and slash through 16 stages of hostile enemy territory. Shadow of the Ninja is now available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
  • New Animal Crossing: New Leaf Items
    • Between Feb. 1 and Nov. 7, every two weeks Nintendo will release a new item that has only been available in the Japanese version ofAnimal Crossing: New Leaf. To get them, visit your nearest Nintendo Zone!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Mario’s Mighty Mustache
    • Luigi’s Mighty Mustache

Also new this week: