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Category Archives: Wii U

Ryu in Smash Bros? Nintendo Hardware Sales Soar, Unity on New 3DS – WiR 4/18/15


“It’s time for the Week in Review! Join Shawn Long as he breaks down the biggest stories of the past week such as Ryu potentially in Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 DLC trailers and 200CC mode, NPD Numbers for Nintendo, and much more!”

PE X Nintendo #78 – Does Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Point to the Nintendo NX’s Future?

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On this week’s show: I discuss Fast Racing Neo, NPD sales, Super Smash Bros. and whether Xenoblade Chronicles 3D points to the Nintendo NX’s future. Yo, subscribe to PlayerEssence for a chance to win a DLC code for Mewtwo on the 3DS!


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Francis announces the winner of the Mewtwo 3DS code! AND reveals that PlayerEssence has ANOTHER code to giveaway! Details HERE!

Subscribe to PlayerEssence to WIN a 3DS DLC CODE for Mewtwo! First Details HERE!

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Remember PE.com users, you have to comment on the YOUTUBE page of this video to have a shot at winning the code. FULL details are listed in the video and below. Good LUCK!

How to Win Mewtwo on the Nintendo 3DS! Remember, this is a North American DLC code.
1. Subscribe to PlayerEssence on YouTube and Leave a comment on this video


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The winner will be chosen on April 18th by 12:00 PM Pacific Time (California)

Masahiro Sakurai will be Making an Appearance at the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Event


Masahiro Sakurai is set to make an appearance at the 25th anniversary event for Fire Emblem in Japan. There are rumors swirling around that Roy will be one of the next DLC characters in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. This had led some to believe Sakurai will announce Roy at this event. However, it’s clearly possible that Sakurai is just showing up because he is a huge fan of Fire Emblem, especially Fire Emblem Awakening.

Source: Let’s Talk Nintendo

Fast Racing Neo is Shin’en’s “Biggest and Most Beautiful Game” Gameplay Coming this Summer

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Fast Racing Neo hasn’t had much footage since its debut in 2014. But Shin’en promises development is going smooth, in fact, Shin’en says that this game is the studios’ “biggest, and most beautiful ever.”

Nintendo UK has a new PR Firm – PrettyGreen


Nintendo has enlisted the help of PR firm PrettyGreen to help advertise the Wii U, 3DS and various software titles in the UK. PrettyGreen’s previous work includes PR for Nando’s, Virgin Media and John Lewis. First up on the firm’s advertising hit list, Splatoon this May.

Splatoon 3 Pack amiibo up for Preorder on Walmart


If you’re looking to get your hands on the Splatoon amiibo 3 pack, you might want to head over to Walmart and preorder it. You can grab your amiibo right here.

Say Happy Birthday to ZeRo! The best Smash 4 Player in the World!


Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s top ranked player ZeRo turns 20 today! Wish him a happy birthday and get his thoughts on the recent patch, his Japanese trip for Smash 4 and current living situation.

Mario Kart 8 Analysis – Wild Woods DLC Track (Secrets & Hidden Details) – GameXplain

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“We analyze the Mario Kart 8 Wild Woods DLC track to uncover all the secrets it’s hiding, such as how the Shy Guy Village works, shortcuts, and other small details! All this and more in our gameplay breakdown for Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U!

PAX East 2015 – Mizzah Tee Videos!


Mizzah Tee was at PAX East 2015, check out some of his videos highlighting Affordable Space Adventures and some Cosplay! Subscribe to Mizzah Tee for more awesome content.

3DS Mewtwo code Giveaway Details! Subscribe to PlayerEssence on YouTube to Enter!


YO! I’ll be giving away my Mewtwo code on 3DS this Saturday. Anybody who subscribes from now till then will automatically be entered to win the DLC code! If you are already subscribed to PlayerEssence on YouTube and want a chance at the code, you can Follow us on Twitter, Google+, or LIKE our Facebook page to enter the competition. If you have done ALL of that, just leave a comment below and on the video I’ll be uploading tomorrow about this giveaway for a chance to win Mewtwo! Remember, this is a North American 3DS code. Thanks for all the support and good luck!

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Response to the March 2015 NPD

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have all responded to the March 2015 NPD. Get their statements below.

3DS Sells 263K, Wii U Sells 84K – NPD March 2015

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According to the percentages Nintendo gave for Wii U and 3DS sales in North America. Users have figured out approximately how much both of Nintendo’s system sold in March from the NPD. It’s also possible these numbers were leaked by someone who receives the NPD reports.

For March, the Wii U sold around 84,000 units, which is about what its been selling this year, and above last year’s totals. The 3DS continued to do well, as it sold around 263,000 units. Combined, Nintendo sold around 347,000 units. Not too bad for the beginning of the year, and better than last year’s numbers by far. Via: VGChartz

3DS Sales up 80%, Wii U Sales up 20% from 2014 – NPD March 2015

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Nintendo has announced that 3DS hardware sales are up nearly 80% over sales during the first three months of 2014. On the Wii U side of things, sales have increased by more than 20% over sales during the first three months of 2015. Nintendo says overall hardware sales for their systems in 2015 have increased by nearly 60% over sales during the same time frame in 2014. Via: VGChartz

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS & Mario Kart 8 Continue to sell in North America – NPD March 2015

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Nintendo has revealed the sales numbers for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS and Mario Kart 8 in North America. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS tacked on more than 110,000 units in March, bringing its lifetime total to 2.4 million units. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s lifetime total is at 1.6 million while Mario Kart 8 has sold more than 1.9 million in the US alone. What do you guys think of these numbers? Put your thoughts in the comments section below. Via: VGChartz

Mario Party 10 Sells Nearly 290K in two Weeks – NPD March 2015

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Nintendo has announced that Mario Party 10 sold nearly 290,000 units in its first two weeks for North America. This number includes digital and physical sales. More information from the March’s NPD numbers as it becomes available. Via: VGChartz

Affordable Space Adventures – ZyroXZ2 Review

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“A Wii U exclusive indie title?! These are pretty rare, but hey, who doesn’t like space? And Gamepad controls? Oh, right a lot of you don’t like that last one, but you might just be in for a surprise!” Subscribe to ZyroXZ2 for more awesome reviews.

PlayerEssence’s Gameplay of Xenoblade Chronicles X in 1080p 60fps Starts on April 28th


Just wanted to let you guys know PlayerEssence will have exclusive gameplay of Xenoblade Chronicles X in 1080p 60fps, going up on April 28th. The game is currently pre-downloaded on my 2 TB Toshiba HDD plugged into my Japanese Wii U.

I will be avoiding major story spoilers, so don’t expect me to upload cutscenes and content deep into the game. I’ll basically be running down my first impressions of the combat system, answering questions, and power-leveling early in the game. I’ll have iYakku from YouTube helping out with some of the translations as well. Make sure you subscribe to PlayerEssence to get those 1080p 60fps videos first!

Pandora’s Tower – Wii U Gamepad Footage


Check out 3 minutes of Pandora’s Tower running on the Wii U Gamepad, complete with full button control.

Source: rif raff

StreetPass Mii Plaza Update 4.0 is live in all Regions


Nintendo 3DS users can now download the latest StreetPass Mii Plaza. Update 4.0 allows users to purchase two additional games: Ultimate Angler and Battleground Z. Plus there is the a StreetPass Mii Plaza Premium, which allows users to pay money to see other users birthdays…… and other stuff.

Via: Nintendo Everything

Xenoblade Chronicles X – Lots of new Information on Dolls

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The latest info from the official Xenoblade Chronicles X website has been translated. You can see all of it past the link.