Hardware Archive

Nintendo have an NFC project in the works?

We’ve known for some time that the Wii U Gamepad would possess near field communication technology (NFC) but now that the console has released it is a feature that rarely gets discussed. For those of you who don’t know, NFC is the technology used in the game Skylanders to transport figurines into the game. The upcoming […]

New Wii U system update released

Earlier this year, the president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata, admitted that the loading times of their newest console could do with some improvements: We recognise that the time it takes to launch software and to return to the menu screen is one of the biggest issues on Wii U. We are going top improve it incrementally […]

New Miiverse functionality discussed

At the recent Nintendo Direct, President Satoru Iwata spoke about plans for Miiverse in the future. These include: A browser form of Miiverse for quick browsing on a smart phone or computer A Miiverse app that will be coming to smart phones in the future User created communities New post filtering system These updates will […]

Wii U can still be profitable

Earlier it was said that Wii U would be selling at a loss. However, Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo, stated that: The business model doesn’t change dramatically, in that as soon as we get the consumer to buy one piece of software, then that entire transaction becomes profit positive. In the end, the business model […]

First look at the Wii U’s eShop

Nintendo’s Japanese website revealed the image above, which is a small look at the new eShop layout! Looks pretty great, doesn’t it?

Wii U’s has an automatic shut down feature

The Wii U will shut down automatically after being left alone for too long. However, this is only the default setting and can changed within the system options. This may be something you will want to do when you get your Wii U.

Friend codes are banished, plus other Wii U online details!

From the Japanese Nintendo Direct, and North American video shortly after it, we received new details on the online functionality of the Wii U and its requirements: For functionality such as Miiverse, Wii U Video Chat, being able to play Wii games, and the eShop; you will have to download the day 1 update for […]

Details on Nintendo TVii

We now have Nintendo’s “entertainment” pillar for the Wii U, Nintendo TVii. At Nintendo’s September 13th conference they revealed their big step into the entertainment portion of Wii U. Its features include but are not limited to: cable/satellite integration Netflix, Hulu Plus Amazon Instant Video TiVo family member preferences …all seamlessly mixed into one application. The interface […]

Nintendo reveals official Wii U release date and price

This morning, Nintendo held a preview event in New York dedicated to the Wii U, during which the long-awaited price and release date of the system were finally revealed, in addition to a slew of information on games coming to it.

Nintendo to reveal price in September, says Analyst

An EEDAR analyst, Jesse Divnich, has told NowGamer that he expects Nintendo to release the details of the Wii U price in September. I would expect Nintendo to make some form of an official announcement in September, likely around (but not at) the Tokyo Game Show. Nintendo have been very silent about the price of […]