News publication Forbes recently had the opportunity to sit down with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to discuss the all-important holiday season. During the interview Reggie talks about the difference between the Wii U and its rivals, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the interview, above.
It was bound to happen sooner or later and the signs were there, but the Xbox One has now outsold the Wii U worldwide. The Xbox One has reportedly sold 7.61 million units worldwide and the Wii U has sold 7.45 million units. The Xbox One launched in November 2013 while the Wii U launched back in November 2012. Interestingly the Xbox One has been outselling the PlayStation 4 in the UK during the past three weeks according to MCV.
The latest Nintendo Minute episode sees hosts Kit and Krysta engaging in an eight-player mode in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with six of their friends. The newly-released fighting game lets up to eight players battle simultaneously on select stages in local multiplayer. The battles can be a combination of real-life players and amiibo. Available now in North America, the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. launches in Europe on November 28th and in Japan on December 6th.
A number of new 3DS home menu themes are now available in the North American eShop. Much like Europe, 3DS owners can take their pick of six new themes, including four Super Smash Bros for 3DS themes and two Pokemon home themes featuring a sleeping Pikachu or Primal Kyogre and Groudon. So if you’d like to celebrate the release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire or Super Smash Bros this weekend, you can select any of the above themes for $1.99 US dollars each. For a closer look at the Smash themes, you can take a look at the link here, or for the Pokemon themes, click here.
Wonder how the Wii U version of Watch Dogs stacks up against the PC version? Well Tilmen from Nintendomination has you covered. The video embedded above gives a side by side comparison of the two versions and from an initial glance there isn’t too much in it. Be sure to give it a watch and leave your thoughts in the comments.
We seems to be getting drippings of Splatoon information thanks to the recently opened Japanese Twitter account. Thankfully those fine folk over at NeoGAF have been translating the tweets to give us more details about the highly anticipated Wii U game. Here’s the latest information in English.
“Investigation report from the Squid Research Lab. This mysterious person (sorry, squid) guides the protagonist in Hero Mode. It seems that in the peaceful squid world he is the only man (sorry, squid) that has noticed the plans of the Octopus Corps. Anyway, he’s totally seeing our cameraman here.”
“We have confirmed the existence of various contraptions in Hero Mode. This cannon can shoot powerful ink bullets. Could it be something that the Octopus Corps set up, or was it someone else entirely? Be that as it may, it looks like a rather technologically advanced device.”
“Report from the Squid Research Lab. This guys name is “Denchinamazu” [Lit: Battery Catfish]. This world appears to run on the energy produced by this catfish. The protagonist enters the Octopus Army Corps base alone in order to return the stolen Denchinamazu.”
StreetPassNYC has captured footage of a massive Mario Amiibo which is currently on display at the Nintendo World Store in New York. The giant figure is bound to capture customers attention as it rotates round and round and underneath it is the range of Amiibo’s that consumers can purchase now and in the future. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.