MCV is reporting that sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 went through the roof on Black Friday in the United Kingdom. The publication neglects to mention Wii U which presumably means it didn’t fare anywhere near as well as the other two consoles. What’s interesting is the publication reports that the handheld market is down by almost a third compared to the same stage in 2013.
Nintendo UK has teased fans on Twitter by announcing that additional items are being added to Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue. Nintendo says that devotees should keep an eye on the Stars Catalogue as new items will undoubtedly be up before Christmas. What would you like Nintendo UK to add to Club Nintendo?
Update: Nintendo of France have also joined the party and have announced extra items will be added to Club Nintendo
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Data provided by official UK chart outlet GFK Chart Track shows that Watch Dogs for Wii U failed to perform upon release. Watch Dogs entered in the UK Wii U software charts at number 14 which placed it just above Wii U launch title, Mass Effect 3. The game was pushed back by Ubisoft and we barely saw any footage of the title upon release. I’ve no idea if they’ve marketed the game on television, but I’ve yet to see a commercial for the game.
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There’s been some bad news for Nintendo UK as it has been revealed that there has been a fire at the Nintendo UK customer repair company’s warehouse. MCV reports that the offices at Repair Tech were hit by a serious fire last week which fire engines tackled overnight. Here’s what a Nintendo UK spokesperson told MCV.
“We can confirm that on Tuesday 18th November, a fire broke out in the warehouse owned by RepairTech, the company that Nintendo UK uses to fulfil its customer repairs.”
“Nintendo UK only used the warehouse for UK based product repairs and storing of associated repairs equipment, it did not contain stock that would at any point be sent to a retailer for sale to the public. We are pleased to confirm that no one was hurt.”
“Customers whose hardware or software was in for repair have been contacted to be told that free replacements are to be issued, alongside some complementary free eShop credit.”
We’ve already heard that Nintendo is apparently putting together a Super Smash Bros Wii U bundle to coincide with the launch of the game. Now it’s been discovered that Amazon UK is listing a Super Smash Bros bundle. The bundle includes a 8GB Basic Wii U console and a copy of Super Smash Bros and retails for £229.99. There’s no images of the bundle yet, but it seems likely Nintendo will officially announce it soon.
The battle was fierce, but Omer Khan who was playing as Rosalina & Luma came away the champion of the tournament that was held at London’s York Hall. Khan is the first ever UK Smash Bros champion and wins a number of lucrative items including a Wii U console, a copy of Super Smash Bros, and a lovely goodie bag.
Online UK video game retailer ShopTo is currently selling the Wii U for a fantastic and enticing price point. You can purchase the 8GB Basic Model with Bayonetta 2, Bayonetta 1, Wii Party U, Nintendo Land and a Wii Remote Plus for only £179.84. Don’t forget that if do decide to purchase this it’s well worth investing in a external HDD.