PDP are releasing this special 30th anniversary edition GameCube style controller for the Wii U/Wii, styled after the Metal Mario character. An official Nintendo-licensed controller that is compatible with any game that supports Classic or Classic Pro Controller, and most Virtual Console games. It connects to the Wii U by plugging it straight into a Wii remote, easy-peasy. It’s listed on Amazon UK for an October 30th release at £20.70, but will no doubt be available in Europe and North America at some point as well. What do you think of the controller, is it going on your Wish List?
The UK retailer, ASDA, is apparently going to stop selling Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS products as part of a change of product range in 8 weeks time. This rumour crops up as a user on Hot UK Deals claims these deals will be going nationwide, and another user commented:
All asda stores will not be selling ds, 3ds, wii or wii u games in store as part of a range change in 8 weeks. Stores have been told to clear through at discretion with sale stickers. If your local store hasn’t done this yet, they may just be holding on a while, as they won’t get a credit for the markdown, and may be waiting on a central price change.
ASDA already stopped retailing the Wii U in stores in July 2013, and it looks like this may have spread to other Nintendo products as well. But perhaps this is just while the products are relatively unpopular, and once they pick up pace they will start selling them again. It would be bad news for Nintendo and its fans if this is true!
There’s been many mods of the super popular Super Smash Bros. games, but one of the coolest and well done has to be this mod of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl, modded to feature Dragonball Z characters. The videos have been uploaded to YouTube Channel インD MARK-2. They’re not just re-skins, each characters has their own attacks and moves taken straight from Dragonball Z. It could be a real made Super Smash Bros./Dragonball Z mash up! Although this and many other mods may never be made for real, it’s close enough. What other games or worlds would you like to make a Super Smash Bros. game from?
Thanks, Josh S
Nintendo is looking to end the Wii production line very soon, according to a listing on the official Japanese website. Spotted this morning, a few hours before the Nintendo Direct is to be broadcast, is a small note in the upper-right corner detailing that the Wii production is “scheduled to end soon” on the Wii homepage.
Launched in 2006, the Wii has been delighting children and adults alike for seven years, but with sales dipping in Japan to under 1,000 units – last week only 985 Wii units were sold – it seems like the time is right for the Wii to take its last bow. There’s been no confirmation as to when the Wii may end its production in the west, however, but we’ll make sure to keep you updated as and when we hear any news. Do you think Nintendo has made the right decision to end the Wii’s production run, or maybe you think it’s too soon? Let us know in the comments below.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has exclusively revealed that the recently released Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has sold over 535,000 copies since its U.S launch on November 20th making it the fastest-selling Legend of Zelda game ever.
Famed industry analyst Michael Pachter has told Industry Gamers that he believes that Wii owners will migrate to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Move this holiday season. However, Pachter predicts that the Wii will be the top-selling console in November and December, then fall back into third place forever after. Do you agree with Pachters predictions?