Wii U News

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The final Wii U will roll off Nintendo's production line this week

UPDATE: Nintendo confirms Wii U production end.

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NES mini won't connect online, won't get more games

"Nothing to announce" on SNES mini.

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Nintendo announces palm-sized mini NES console

Launches November with 30 games built in.

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Nintendo eShop half-price sale for fifth anniversary

Zelda! PokÚdex! Metroid Prime Trilogy!

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Nintendo Direct broadcast scheduled for Thursday

Twilight Princess HD announcement please.

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Nintendo Direct broadcasts will continue

But return date and presenter still uncertain.

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Nintendo names new company president

It's Tatsumi Kimishima, the current head of human resources.

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Mario returns to McDonald's Happy Meals in UK next week

Plus: 750 Stars if you link your NNID and Stars accounts.

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Tributes pour in for Nintendo's Satoru Iwata

Contemporaries and competitors unite.

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Miiverse getting redesign this summer

Screenshot albums! Journals! Communities!

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See what Mario looks like in Unreal Engine 4

Watch now before Nintendo pulls it down the warp pipe.

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Nintendo dates E3 Digital Event

World Championships return after 25 years.

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Nintendo "optimistic" on ending region locks, starting with NX

But no change for 3DS and Wii U, Iwata suggests.

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Nintendo to launch five smartphone games by March 2017

Amiibo shipments reach 10.5m worldwide.

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Nintendo records first annual profit in four years

Wii U lifetime sales crawl to 9.5m.

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Nintendo to release games on phones and tablets

UPDATE: What does this mean for the company's future? Watch Chris B, Tom and Wes discuss.

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Nintendo NX is "new hardware with a brand new concept"

It's a "dedicated game system". More next year.

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New Nintendo 3DS sold 335k during EU/US launch week

5.7m Amiibo shipped, most popular figures revealed.

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Nintendo cancels TVii service launch in Europe

"We did not anticipate such challenges."

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Nintendo to launch Mii character app for social media

Iwata believes Wii U business "still has considerable room for growth".

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Wii U system update lets you transfer data between consoles

Wii Remote and controller support added to eShop.

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unable to attend AGM

He's recovering from major surgery.

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UK court rules against Nintendo in Wii patent battle

UPDATE: Nintendo "committed" to ensuring Wii, Wii U aren't pulled from shop shelves.

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Nintendo Europe closing Gro▀ostheim headquarters, 130 jobs lost

Business to be run out of Frankfurt office instead.

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Wii U firmware update now live, adds Quick Start option

Plus GamePad notifications even when your console's on standby.

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Nintendo won't launch Wii U successor until it has "satisfied" current owners

But already has "clear idea" what direction new hardware will take.

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Nintendo slumps to another annual loss after dismal Wii U sales

NFC games and DS Virtual Console to help "challenging sales situation".

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Iwata: Nintendo must harness smart devices, no restrictions for dev team

"Even not ruling out the possibility of making games."

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Nintendo boss Iwata halves pay, Miyamoto's wage cut too

Latest Wii U and 3DS shipment figures announced.

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Nintendo slashes Wii U sales forecast from 9m to 2.8m

UPDATE: Iwata apologises, will stay in office to see company return to profit.

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Nintendo sorry Wii U still lacks TVii feature in Europe

"Please continue to keep an eye out."

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China lifts ban on foreign console sales

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony rub hands in glee.

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Nintendo loses WiiU.com domain dispute

UPDATE: "We are continuing to review our legal options," Nintendo says.

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Wii U spring system update now live

Coming down the warp pipe today.

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Nintendo launches web-based Miiverse for PC and smartphones

UPDATE: New features include ability to add posts via PC, view all posts without login.

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Nintendo blocking 18+ rated Wii U eShop content at certain times

"The times during which this content can be viewed have been restricted."

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Wii U sees healthy US launch, numbers in line with Wii

But Xbox 360 outsells both combined.

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Wii U day-one firmware update to come with consoles next spring

Mandatory system download to be included after Christmas.

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Will Nintendo meet its Wii U sales target?

It's vowed to ship 5.5m units by April 2013, but will it sell them? Eurogamer investigates.

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Nintendo not interested in emulating Xbox Live, Iwata says

Company boss "very sorry" for day-one firmware update.

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Defending the Wii U specs, Reggie's stark message to Sony and Microsoft

Gamers won't be motivated by "faster processors and pretty pictures".

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Reggie: third-party games “look dramatically better” on Wii U

Atari founder Nolan Bushnell “baffled” by the console.

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Wii U profitable with just one game sale, Nintendo reveals

Suggests loss per console little more than a tenner.

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Wii U user able to access "mock-up menu" with unannounced games

Nintendo responds as users sees mention of Yoshi's Land Wii U, Soul Hackers games.

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Nintendo Network ID confined to single Wii U console

No transferring to a replacement, or signing in elsewhere.

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Basic 8GB Wii U has just 3GB space after system installs

You won't be able to download 3.2GB Nintendo Land.

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Ubisoft boss criticises Wii U price: "I can't say I'm happy"

But how does it compare to other hardware launches?

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Wii U allows 12 user accounts per system, eShop downloads playable by all

UPDATE: Nintendo confirms Nintendo Network ID replaces Friend Codes for Wii U.

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Nintendo admits Wii U to be sold at loss

Despite earlier hints at the opposite and damage from similar 3DS policy.

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3DS and DS sales roughly equal after same time period

Latest Nintendo numbers show Wii sales drying up.

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Nintendo's first Wii U advert makes sure you know it's a new console

"A brand new console with a brand new controller."

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Nintendo investigating Wii U manufacturer Foxconn for using illegal child labour

Chinese factory admits employing "interns" as young as 14.

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Nintendo boss talks Wii U GamePad range

Can you play on the toilet? It depends on your house.

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Nintendo UK confirms the Wii U will be region locked

Imparted: important importing news.

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Sony: Wii U tech "something Vita and PS3 can do quite easily"

"Almost all" Vita owners have PS3, anyway.

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Nintendo licenses Unity engine for Wii U, both in-house and out

Updated with interview excerpts from Unity CEO David Helgason.

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Wii U price round-up: where's cheapest?

Basic, Premium and ZombiU bundles all listed.

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EGXNintendo taking Wii U on post-Eurogamer Expo UK tour

Mario and Luigi set to make an appearance.

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EGXWii U playable for the first time in the UK at Eurogamer Expo

Over two months ahead of 30th November release.

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Every Wii U UK launch game listed

Just seven retail titles confirmed for launch day.

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Nintendo details Wii U Basic and Premium flavours, prices

Coming 8th December in Japan for the equivalent of ú209 or ú251.

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Nintendo promises "reasonable" Wii U price

"We won't make the same mistake we did with the 3DS."

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David Yarnton quits Nintendo

"To pursue opportunities for a change of career outside Nintendo."

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Nintendo hits back at Wii U power concern

"Look at the very first GameCube games, and compare them to Resident Evil 4."

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Sony: Wii U is "its own generation"

As PlayStation 4 and next Xbox edge closer.

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Nintendo almost dropped tablet screen in Wii U GamePad

Iwata unfazed by impending next-gen consoles.

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ShopTo estimates Wii U price at ú280

Nintendo reckons fans will be "pleasantly surprised" by its value.

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Bethesda still intends for Rage to be a big franchise

But remains quiet on Doom 4, Prey 2 and Wii U.

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Microsoft, Molyneux question Wii U GamePad

"How much can you look up and down between the screens?"

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Wii U GamePad battery life detailed

3 to 5 hours life, 2.5 hours to charge.

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Nintendo Wii U supports 1080p, CPU and GPU confirmed

Tech specs sheet reveals video output.

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Wii U to support two GamePads

Frame-rate halved when two pads are in use, Nintendo reports.

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Wii U Darksiders 2 graphics "at least as good" as PS3, Xbox 360 versions'

Having inventory, map on the controller "will change people's perceptions".

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Wii U controller image shows new thumb sticks

Official reveal set for next month.

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Nintendo announces Wii U developer tech

Wii U games to leverage core game tools.

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Nintendo Network for Wii U and 3DS revealed

Nintendo's answer to PSN and XBL.

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More Wii U details before E3, Nintendo hints

But a muted showing this week at CES.

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Miyamoto mulls Retro Studios Zelda "collaboration"

US Metroid Prime developer suitable for next Zelda?

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Nintendo: Zelda series keeping motion controls

Skyward Sword waggling "will be used" in next Zelda.

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Wii U to support two tablet controllers - report

Nintendo upgrading hardware from E3 design.

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Nintendo patents Wii Remote touch pad

But is it for Wii or Wii U?