Well this is positive news (sort-of) for Nintendo… Apparently the Wii U is selling out in a number of retail outlets in Japan. One retail outlet (Yodobashi) has sold out of the console completely and only backorders are available. It is also not currently available on Amazon or Tsutaya. No official word has been given on the situation but it is being speculated that supply is not keeping up with demand.
Interesting news to say the least… Is Nintendo preparing something new for the Wii U (price cut) or is it simply a supply issue?
GameTrailers, the popular website for the hottest video game videos, is officially closing its doors after 13 years. The staff was informed of the news just a few hours before it was made public on NeoGAF and Twitter.
No word was given why the site is shutting down. We hope that the staff from the popular website has options for the future following this announcement.
Sad news as we loved their E3 coverage…. Let’s see if anything comes of this (who knows, maybe the some of the staff will form an alliance and make a similar website).
If you tuned into the Super Bowl like the rest of the world last night, you may have noticed an incredible Pokrmon commercial celebrating the games 20th anniversary. It was sublimely done and apparently made a huge impact among gamers. While I thought it was an advertisement for Pokemon Go (the upcoming mobile title) it was nice to see the franchise celebrated as a whole. Check it out above and let us know if you love the commercial as much as we do.
Here is an all new Nintendo NX rumor; apparently a “graphically demanding” PS4 title may be on its way to Nintendo’s upcoming system, codenamed NX. Here are some details on the rumor:
Nintendo has key partners they are working with that already have Dev Kits (Second & Third party)
The Development Studio he works for is currently working on a graphically demanding PlayStation 4 game that they would like to have the opportunity to port to the NX.
The Studio does not have Dev Kit’s themselves yet and have not been informed of the specs, however the graphical performance of the NX is of great interest to them due to their current project.
The Developer and Studio he works for has been informed of the date/time frame they are allowed to start ordering NX dev kits, but they are under a strict NDA not to reveal this time frame until Nintendo has officially revealed the NX to the public.
The Developer did say that Nintendo is screening early Dev Kit access before the public developer date to order, but the process is extremely complex with a lot of paperwork to complete by both sides before having the chance of being approved. Most likely the paperwork has a lot to do with a multifaceted NDA for early access.
When NDA’s on the NX are less binding and when his studio gets the NX Dev Kit soon or in the future, he will inform me of more details on what the Dev Kit is like (specs etc) if he is able.
NX is most likely to be released this year at the end of 2016 based on the time-frame he was given (NDA) of when dev kits are planning on being distributed to developers besides the key partners to Nintendo that already have them. However, he said that ultimately as with any company it’s up to Nintendo to follow through and release the NX during this time frame.
Apparently the upcoming Wii U brawler, Pokken Tournament, will be available with all Amiibo. We knew that the game would work with the Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card but what we didn’t know that the title will work with ALL Amiibo. Amiibo characters will unlock accessories for in game items.
Here is the quote regarding the news:
Compatible with all amiibo accessories unlocking in-game items.
The good folks over at Nintendo Minute have gotten their hands on the special edition for Fire Emblem Fates and have unboxed it in the video above. I REALLY would like to get my hands on this special edition but I no longer have a 3DS and I heard that this will be very hard to find. Check out the unboxing video for Fire Emblem Fates special edition and let us know if you plan on getting the title.
If you plan on digitally downloading the upcoming 3DS title Fire Emblem Fates, you can now preload the title from the Nintendo eShop. If you plan on getting both Birthright and Conquest, you have to go about it a specific way to get the discounted price for the titles. Players have to either play Birthright/Conquest up to Chapter Six, or grab a download code and redeem it at the Dragon’s Gate for the discount.
Fire Emblem Fates looks outstanding and if I still owned my 3DS, this would be an instant buy.
As we have mentioned before, the headline says it all… Here is the DLC trailer for Fire Emblem: Fates. It’s games like this that make me wish I hadn’t sold my 3DS… Check out the trailer and let us know if this one catches your fancy.
The latest Japanese Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales) are in and you can check them out below. Sony looks to have has a great week taking the top 2 spots followed by the New 3DS XL. Check out the impressive numbers below (Look at that JUMP in Vita Sales):
PlayStation Vita – 45,114 (14,999)
PlayStation 4 – 32,557 (24,441)
New 3DS LL – 22,593 (31,452)
Wii U – 8,931 (11,298)
New 3DS – 4,978 (4,715)
3DS – 3,298 (2,813)
PlayStation 3 – 1,993 (1,671)
3DS LL – 558 (697)
Xbox One – 92 (52)