The New Nintendo 3DS XL system continues to inject growth into Nintendo’s hand-held business, and the momentum created for Wii U in 2014 has carried over into 2015. Take these two elements, add in fun, exclusive titles starring some of the biggest names in gaming, and overall sales of Nintendo hardware systems so far in 2015 have increased by nearly 60 percent over sales during the same time frame in 2014.
Other Nintendo sales highlights include:
- Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by nearly 80 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D added more than 184,000 total units in its second month, bringing lifetime sales to more than 730,000 total units.
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS added more than 110,000 total units in its sixth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total to 2.4 million units.
- Total hardware sales in 2015 have increased by more than 20 percent over sales during the first three months of 2014.
- Mario Party 10 launched on March 20 and sold nearly 290,000 total units in its first two weeks.
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 continue to sell well in their respective fifth and 11th months on the market, bringing their lifetime totals to nearly 1.6 million total units and more than 1.9 million total units, respectively.
The momentum for Nintendo software and systems should continue over the next few months thanks to a strong lineup of software that includes the just-released Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo 3DS XL, April 10) and Splatoon (Wii U, May 29) games.
We are all excited about Xenoblade Chronicles X and rightfully so as the game looks as though it’s shaping up to be another classic from Monolith Soft. The latest video footage from the team shows off the variety of Dolls that are present in the game and not only do they look fantastic, but they are also a cool means to traverse the wild and varied environments.
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Now here’s a good opportunity for you! You can now vote for which Mega Man title you would like to see first on the Wii U Virtual Console. You’ve got four games to choose from and they are all pretty good. The voting needs to be done by April 29th and the winner will be announced and released on May 7th. Here’s the Mega Man Game Boy Advance games you can choose from:
- Mega Man & Bass
- Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue/White
- Mega Man Zero 2
- Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun / Blue Moon
Nintendo has unleashed a brand new update for both Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS. Once you load the game up you will be prompted to update to Version 1.0.6 and once you do it you’ll be able to redeem your Mewtwo codes, which have already begun shipping out to people. Here’s what’s available in the latest update for Super Smash Bros.
Ver. 1.0.6 [Released 04/15/15]
- Users will be able to purchase DLC from Nintendo eShop.
- Share mode has been added:
- Users will be able to post photos, replay data,Mii Fighter data, and Custom stage data to the official server to share with other users around the world. Users will also be able to search and download the content as well*Users can only post their own content. Content posted to the server will be deleted after 30 days.
Added 6 new 8-Player Stages
- Users will be able to post photos and Custom stages to Miiverse from within the game (Photos will be posted to the official Snapshot Sharing Communityand Custom stages will be posted to the official Stage Sharing Community
- Users can download data from the server to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U if there is an activation button in the images posted on Miiverse.
- Users will be able to share and exchange photos, replay data, Mii Fighter data, and Custom stage data with users on their Nintendo 3DS Friend List.
- Content will be received when the Nintendo 3DS is connected to the Internet
- It may take some time to receive the data
- Content uploaded to the server will be deleted from the server after 30 days.
Adjustments have also been made to balance the game and make for a more pleasant gaming experience.
- Omega Stages:
- Delfino Plaza
- Port Town Aero Dive
- Woolly World
- Orbital Gate Assault
- Wii Fit Studio
Thanks to those who sent this in.
Want to see the super cool introduction trailer for the Japanese version of Xenoblade Chronicles X? Well, you are in luck. Nintendo Japan has given us a glimpse of what you will see when you first boot up Xenoblade Chronicles X and as expected it looks marvellous. If you don’t want to spoil the experience then I suggest holding back. However, we still don’t know when it will be released here.
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Guitar Hero is back and is headed to the Wii U thanks to Activision. The latest Guitar Hero game is titled Guitar Hero Live which is played in a first person perspective. The game is developed by Freestyle Games who were the team behind DJ Hero and will be arriving this fall. Be sure to check the trailer above.
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If you’re a Project CARS fan then you’ll be pleased to know that the Wii U version of the game hasn’t been canceled. The official site for Project CARS says that the Wii U edition will be coming out later this year, after the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions. Sadly there’s no explanation as to why Wii U owners will have to wait until after the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions are released.
When is Project CARS released?
Mid-May on all platforms in Europe and the US with Wii U and Steam OS versions to follow later in 2015.
Why has the game been delayed?
The scope of the game is by far the grandest and most intricately-detailed that the team have ever worked on, and has been built for the future with a great deal of depth and forward-thinking technology. Combined with the teams own high standards and determination to release the title in its most complete and polished state, and the complex nature of some last-minute issues and bugs, moving the release of the title allows the final product to be one that both matches the original vision of the team and satisfies the expectations of the understanding yet eager audience.