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Wii U sales will only reach a third of Wii sales: analyst

Wii U sales will only reach about a third of the Wii sales, according to game industry analysts. Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Connor recently said in an interview that the company expects Nintendo Wii U will sell only about “35% of the volume of the original Wii” during the first 14 month on the market. …

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Wii U games to be available as digital downloads at launch

Nintendo will offer Wii U games as digital downloads at launch, the company has revealed. And it won’t be just small game downloads and indie titles, but full retail games as they are released. This is something quite new for Nintendo, and it will coincide with the launch of the new Nintendo Network online service. …

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Rayman Legends trailer shows Wii U’s NFC chip in action

A new trailer for Rayman Legends has been leaked and it shows off some of the Wii U features in action, specifically, the NFC chip and how the new controller can utilize NFC technology. The trailer shows players setting a small NFC-enabled figurine on the Wii U controller, which lights up and “morphs” the character …

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Nintendo expects Wii U sales to hit 5 million by March 2013

Nintendo expects Wii U sales to reach 5 million by March 2013, Wii U Daily can confirm. Nintendo released a financial report today which includes forecasts on future home console sales. However, the sales forecast also includes the new Wii U console. The company predicts that in the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from April …

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No Crysis 3 on Wii U

Developer Crytek recently announced Crysis 3, the third installment in the Crysis series. However, despite supporting the Wii U with its CryEngine 3, Crytek’s Rasmus Hoejengaard, Director of Creative Development, told Destructoid that Crysis 3 won’t be coming to the Wii U. Specifically, Hoejengaard said, “there’s not a fat chance of Crysis 3 on Wii …

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Wii U game concepts

Graphic artist Sietse Visser gives us here his thoughts on how Nintendo’s biggest franchises on the Wii U might look. He created a few Wii U game concepts and mockups, one of which you can find above. The concept shows how Metroid Prime might look on the new console and how the Wii U controller …

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Wii U launch lineup will “surprise people”, according to GameTrailers

So far the Wii U launch lineup looks pretty solid, but according to GameTrailers’ editor in chief Shane Setterfield, there’s more in store for the Wii U. During a recent video podcast on GameTrailers, Sutterfield commented on the Wii U and its launch titles, saying: “I will say one thing that I can say without …

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Pikmin 3 is a possible Wii U launch title

We recently posted a list of confirmed Wii U launch titles, and we probably should have added one more to the list as “highly likely”: Pikmin 3. The game has been in development since 2008, and at E3 last year, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Pikmin 3 would be moved from the Wii to the Wii …

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Project Cars screenshots

Developer Slightly Mad Studios has released a batch of new Project Cars screenshots. The screenshots are from the alpha build of the PC version of the game, but according to the developer, all versions, both PC and consoles, will end up looking pretty much the same. Project Cars is a community funded racing simulator game …

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Tony Hawk suggests reviving franchise for new consoles and Wii U

Tony Hawk recently did an interview with IGN where he touched on the current state of skating games and the Tony Hawk franchise, which died an awful death with the release of Tony Hawk Skate (remember the skateboard accessory?). In the interview, Hawk mentions his desire to revive the franchise with the HD remake of …

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Most analysts are optimistic about the Nintendo Wii U

Despite what some are saying, the general consensus among analysts is that the Nintendo Wii U will do just fine. Last week analysts from Macquarie Capital Securities told investors to avoid Nintendo stock due to the uncertainty around the upcoming Wii U console. With that statement in hand, GamesIndustry went and got the opinion on …

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Nintendo to showcase Super Mario Wii U game at E3

Nintendo has confirmed that they will showcase a new Super Mario Wii U title at E3 2012. The news came after Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto said in a recent interview that they are working on Super Mario Bros. for the Wii U, and that it’ll be unveiled at E3. Many suspected Miyamoto to have been misquoted, …

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Nintendo: We do not focus on technology specs

Last week a few unnamed developers said the Wii U was essentially weaker than the current generation consoles, which added to the confusion over just how powerful the Wii U console is. Most developers, like Gearbox, have repeatedly said that the Wii U is more powerful than current generation systems, and some estimate it at …

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Miyamoto on F-Zero for the Wii U

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Zelda and Super Mario, recently shared his thoughts on a few Nintendo subjects while on a press tour in France. When asked about F-Zero on the Wii U, Miyamoto had this to say: “I think at the time F-Zero was a really big surprise, a new thing, a product that …

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No Wii U at Gamescom event in August

Nintendo has confirmed that it won’t be showing off the Wii U or any other system or games at the upcoming Gamescom event in Germany. Gamescom is the largest gaming event in the world, and is held each year in Cologne. Instead, Nintendo says that they’ll “broaden our post-E3 activities to the Wii U”. Nintendo …

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Analysts are worried about the Wii U

According to analysts from Japanese Macquarie Capital Securities, investors should avoid buying into into Nintendo stock until after E3 2012. According to the Macquarie, the uncertainty around the Wii U and Nintendo as a company contribute to a unfavorable investment option. The analysts appear to be worried that the Wii U might not be a …

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LucasArts working on Wii U project?

The guys over LucasArts have unveiled their E3 floor plan, which shows an interesting addition: a section of their showcase floor will be dedicated to an unannounced Wii U project, as the screenshot above shows (via GoNintendo). Apparently LucasArts will showcase something for the Wii U, but at this point we can only guess what …

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Wii U costs Nintendo $180 to manufacture: Report

According to sources close to the manufacturing and assembly of the upcoming Wii U, it costs Nintendo an estimated $180 to manufacture each Wii U console including the controller). The Wii U controller is said to cost $50 to manufacture. This is according to a rumor that originated on ForgetTheBox, where an unnamed source said …

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Wii U racing game in development, will compete with Forza and Gran Turismo

Nintendo is working on a new Wii U racing game, according to latest rumors. It appears that new Wii U rumors are now emerging by the day, and the latest rumor suggests that Nintendo is working on a Wii U racing game that’s meant to compete with PlayStation 3’s Gran Turismo and Xbox 360’s Forza …