Wii Party U News

Nintendo sells more Wii Us, but admits it's still hurting profits

Nintendo's Wii U console is still hurting the company's profits despite increased sales.

In August Nintendo announced a Wii U price cut in an attempt to spark sales of the console into life. The decision had a positive impact - in the three month period to 30th September 2013 300,000 Wii Us were sold, almost double the 160,000 sold in the prior three month period, but the wider picture remains bleak.

Today, Nintendo announced the Wii U had sold just 460,000 units worldwide in the six month period to 30th September 2013. That's an average of 76,666 units a month, globally.

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Nintendo announces three new Wii U hardware bundles

Nintendo announces three new Wii U hardware bundles

UPDATE: Nintendo selling them for £250 each.

UPDATE: The Nintendo Store lists the Wii U Mario & Luigi Premium Pack for £249.99 (thanks, youhavenomail!).

There, the Wii Party U Basic Pack is also £249.99, as is the Just Dance 2014 Basic Pack.

ORIGINAL STORY: Nintendo has announced three new Wii U hardware bundles to launch in time for Christmas.

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Nintendo announces new Yoshi, Fire Emblem games for Wii U

Nintendo announces new Yoshi, Fire Emblem games for Wii U

Plus new project from Xenoblade dev Monolith Soft.

Nintendo has announced new Yoshi, Fire Emblem, Wii Party games, and a new project from Xenoblade Chronicles developer Monolith Soft, all bound for Wii U.

The new Yoshi game is a spiritual successor to Kirby's Epic Yarn for Wii. It features the same patchwork graphical style 2D platforming, albeit in much more detailed environments.

The unnamed title (let's call it Yoshi's Epic Yarn) is being directed by Takashi Tezuka, who helmed classics such as Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Story. News of the game's announcement tallies with earlier leaks which suggested a new Yoshi title for Wii U was on the way.

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