US retail chain GameStop has announced that it will begin selling a special edition Peach Pink Nintendo 2DS console. Pre-orders for the device begin today for $129.99 and it comes with a free Disney Magical World-themed carrying case. Sadly it doesn’t come with a copy of the game, but it will be available alongside it on April 11th.
Kotaku is now reporting that GameStop in the US is following GameStop Italy and has begun telling customers that it is no longer taking pre-orders for the Wii U version of Watch Dogs. The retail chain will begin asking customers whether they wish to switch the Wii U version to another format The rumour broke yesterday that the Italian chain of GameStop were informing those that wanted to pre-order the Wii U version of the game that it’s cancelled. A Ubisoft representative said earlier today that “We have nothing to comment at the moment.”
Update: Kotaku has contacted two GameStop stores in the US that say they’re still taking pre-orders. Joystiq says that the Italian branch of GameStop told them that the de-listing of a Wii U version of the game was an error and reservations will begin tomorrow. Let’s hope Ubisoft lets everyone know what’s going on.
Popular US video gaming retailer GameStop is currently selling the 32GB Wii U Deluxe System with Nintendo Land for $250. Unfortunately you won’t be able to purchase the system online as they are all sold out, but you may be able to find one at your local store. Let us know if you mange to find one for this price.
Popular US retailer GameStop have now listed Platinum Games long-awaited Bayonetta 2 with a May 1st release date. Neither Nintendo or Platinum have mentioned a firm release date, so this should simply be considered a placeholder. Hopefully we should hear more information about Bayonetta 2 in a forthcoming Nintendo Direct.
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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.