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The Wii U will be “at its best” at launch

We’ve heard this a few times before, but at yesterday’s investor relations meeting, Iwata took the time to reassure us that his company “learned a bitter lesson from the launch of the Nintendo 3DS” and will do everything they can to make the Wii U fantastic right at launch. For the launch of new hardware, […]

The Wii U will launch in time for the holidays

Nintendo held their quarterly investor relations meeting this morning, during which Iwata revealed that the Wii U would launch worldwide just in time for the so-called holiday rush – the weeks leading up to Christmas during which potential consumers are most likely to lay down the cash for big-ticket electronics. This isn’t a major change […]

LEGO City Stories might be a Wii U launch title

Yet another LinkedIn profile – this time that of a TT Fusion artist – specifically lists LEGO City Stories as an “exclusive launch title” for the Wii U. Seeing how it was the very first Wii U game Nintendo told us about, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to be a key part of […]

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge to be a Wii U launch title

At their last investor relations meeting, Tecmo Koei revealed that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is slated to be a Wii U launch title. It’s looking like a very solid game so far, so it’ll be great to have it there right out of the gate. What’s more, Amazon are already taking pre-orders, so if […]

Wii U’s final form to be shown at E3 2012

Nintendo just held their last investor relations meeting, in which Iwata revealed that he’s planning to have the Wii U shown in its “final format” at E3 2012. What we can take away from this is that they’re still actively developing the console and making changes to it… that, or Nintendo have something they’re hiding […]

Pachter finds a successful Wii U launch ‘difficult to predict’

It seems that the infamous game industry analyst, Michael Pachter, is back. In a recent interview with IndustryGamers, Pacther expressed difficulty predicting that the Wii U would have a “hugely successful launch”. He said that the reason for his questioning is due to the difficulty of transitioning from this generation’s hardware to the next generation’s, […]

Rumour: Wii U set for June 2012 launch, Nintendo struggling to finalize hardware

A fresh rumour has just broken loose from 01net, the same site that accurately leaked a motherload of information about the Wii U several months ago – or as we knew it at the time, Project Café. According to their sources, Nintendo’s strategy of using slightly obsolete technology to minimize costs is on the verge of […]

Patcher would be surprised if Wii U was over $399

Everyone’s favorite analyst, Michael Pachter has said that it would surprise him if the Wii U launched with a price that was over $399. He also mentioned that the Wii U price “sweet spot” is $249.99. “It would surprise me a lot if the Wii U cost more than $399.99, and I think that the sweet spot is $249.99. […]

Wii U won’t be plagued by 3DS launch woes

The 3DS’s launch was highly anticipated, but soon fell flat as there was quite literally only a single standout game (and even that was a port of a console title). But in a shareholder meeting today, Iwata dropped a reassuring tidbit that gives us hope for a much stronger Wii U launch. He said that […]

Pachter’s Nintendo E3 2011 Predictions

Love him or hate him, industry analyst Michael Pachter has shared his predictions on Nintendo’s E3 2011 conference. In his latest episode, summarised by he shares his thoughts on what will be revealed on the Wii 2/Project Cafe. He predicts that a lot of titles for the Wii 2 will be shown at E3, […]