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Wii U Sales Struggle as Nintendo Share Prices Dive – Still, Better Times to Come

Global technology firms are not the types to talk down their own reputation and performance, even when doing so would be nothing more than admitting hard facts. In the case of Nintendo, coming clean about the performance of the Wii U may have seemed like the right thing to do, but to say that the console hasn’t performed ‘quite as well’ as the firm expected must go down as the understatement or play-down of the year. For those of us preferring a dose of reality in our language, the statement should have read something more along the lines of ‘unmitigated ...

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Nintendo President Won’t Cut Wii U Price – Claims Games are Missing Ingredient

Ever since it became clear that nobody wanted to buy the Wii U console, Nintendo has been under the world’s critical microscope. It isn’t like sales of the thing even tapered off as would to some extent be expected – they never got off the ground in the first place. The usual launch-day hysteria was instead replaced by an unimpressed yawn and a million heads being scratched as we all wondered where the hell the games were at. Those giving the benefit of the doubt figured time would help the Wii U, but it didn’t. Nintendo executives also stated that ...

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Nintendo Risks Fate of Wii U on Petty Super Smash Bros. Complaint

Everyone has come to accept that the Nintendo Wii U is in trouble. Retailers in huge numbers have taken to slashing the price of the console just to get it off the shelves, while others have gone one step further to stop even trying to sell it in the first place. Asda is the latest example to confirm that no more shelf space will be dedicated to the Wii U, which can’t have come as the best news to Nintendo. There is some light at the end of the tunnel though as over the coming months, a flurry of new ...

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Zelda to the Rescue – Too Little Too Late for the Wii U?

Who killed off the Wii U ahead of its time? Was it gaming retailers that didn’t give enough of a push? Maybe the like of Microsoft and Sony stealing way too much of the market? Turns out it could have been neither – we might well be looking at an inside job. Breaking off on what seems a tangent for a moment, the last few days brought the pant-wettingly exciting revelation that one of the most iconic titles in the history of history is finally to see its sequel arrive on the Nintendo 3DS. Yep, the Legend of Zelda: A ...

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