If you haven’t already got your hands on Nintendo’s mini game compilation for the Wii U then you can purchase it at GameStop for a mere $20. Nintendo Land was originally bundled with Wii U Premium and Deluxe 32GB units, but has since been replaced with other titles.
The highly-anticipated Nintendo 3DS RPG from Square Enix, Bravely Default, is now available for pre-order in North America. On Amazon, as well as GameStop, you can pre-order the Collector’s Edition of the game. While on Amazon it is priced at $49.99, GameStop prices it at $54.99. Bravely Default is set to be released on the 3DS in North America on February 7th and in Europe on December 6th. The standard edition is also available for pre-order on GameStop and Amazon for $39.99 a piece. Will you be pre-ordering the game? Let us know your thoughts on Square Enix’s upcoming Nintendo 3DS entry.
US retailer GameStop has updated its database and has listed the forthcoming Super Smash Bros title for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS with a possible release date of April 8th 2014. Nintendo has yet to confirm a release date for the highly anticipated title, but we may see some footage at this year’s VGX Awards in December.
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A new GameStop ad for this upcoming Black Friday has leaked, and the ad displays the boxes for both the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS XL Bundle, as well as the new Luigi 3DS Bundle, priced at 219.99 and 169.99, respectively. the two bundles had previously been announced for the European market, but no official word had come out about a North American release. A slew of new details about A Link Between Worlds have been revealed recently, increasing gamer interest in the title. Will you be picking up either of these bundles this holiday season? Let us know in the comments.
Although these sales figures are not yet confirmed, VGChartz are reporting that The Wind Waker HD has sold over 152,000 copies in North America in its first week, and that the game has boosted Wii U sales in the region to over 35,000, a jump of 31%. These figures are in stark contrast to those in Japan, where reports still had Wii U selling only 5,000 consoles after the release of Wind Waker HD. Interestingly, these large figures coming out of North America do not include eShop sales of the game, where Wind Waker HD is reportedly doing extremely well.
The title’s success in North America can no doubt be attributed in large part to a huge marketing push by Nintendo that saw them release a Wii U Deluxe bundle that included the game, as well as a GameStop exclusive version that came packaged with a Ganondorf figurine. Nintendo is hoping that The Wind Waker HD will continue to drive console sales, because with the delay of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze until 2014, the struggling Wii U can expect to see very little first-party software support for the holidays.
It has come to light that the PAL version of The Wind Waker HD Limited Edition that comes with the Ganondorf figurine, also comes with a reversible cover, pictured above. The coveted Limited Edition version of the game has been sold out at many online retailers. In North America, GameStop had recently gotten some stock of the title back in, but it seems that they have once again sold out. While North Americans have been able to download the eShop version of the game since September 20th, on October 4th, the download will be available in Europe along with the worldwide release of the physical version of the game.
It appears as though the Limited Edition GameStop exclusive version of The Wind Waker HD, featuring special box art and a commemorative Ganondorf figurine, is back in stock on GameStop’s website. The exclusive title was already sold out at the beginning of the month, but it seems GameStop has replenished their stock for the time being. Physical copies of The Wind Waker HD are officially released in Europe and North America on October 4th. Will you be picking up your copy?
Neogaf user Blitzwolf215 is reporting that if you pre-order the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from GameStop then you’re entitled to get a free download code for The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Season from the Nintendo 3DS eShop. GameStop is also reportedly offering 30% trade in value when you trade in a game toward The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. It seems as though you will get the code for Oracle of Seasons when the game comes out.
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Bob Puzon, GameStop’s executive vice president of merchandising, says that the forthcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts is on track to be the most pre-ordered title of the year. Puzon also said that they have found that there is hesitation compared to past COD pre-orders as gamers are unsure which platform they will be playing on with the upcoming launch of Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Call of Duty is an entertainment juggernaut and cultural phenomenon. We are excited for the upcoming release of the new instalment of this blockbuster franchise. We look forward to celebrating the worldwide November launch of this great game that is on track to be the most pre-ordered title of the year. Our quantitative consumer research indicates that hesitation amongst past COD pre-orderers is primarily due to not knowing which platform they will be playing on, which is natural at this time in the console transition.”
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD GameStop exclusive Limited Edition has now sold out on the website and in the many stores scattered throughout the United States. The bundle is still available to pre-order in Europe where it’s sold through GAME and is priced up at £59.99. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD launches at retail on October 4th.