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NPD March 2014 – Wii U Sells 70,000, 3DS Sells 159,000 Units, PS Vita at 10,000 Units


Research analysts David Gibson has revealed the March NPD sales numbers for the Wii U, 3DS, PS Vita, PSP and Wii. The Wii U sold just over 70,000 units for the month of March in the US. While the Nintendo 3DS had a decent showing of 159,000 units. Get the rest of the hardware sales below. 

Nintendo Announces a Brand new Princess Peach Pink Wii Remote Plus


Nintendo has announced a brand new Princess Peach Pink Wii remote plus for the Wii U and Wii. This joins the Mario red Wii remote plus and Luigi green Wii remote plus. Get the full shot of the Princess Peach Pink Wii Remote Plus. 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in 1080p HD

Nintendo Life has uploaded a brand new HD video of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in 1080p. Check it out below…..doesn’t make the wait for the next Zelda game any shorter.

Free DLC on Wii and DS Games Being Removed on May 20th


If you want any of the free DLC that has been released for any Wii or DS game, you better go download it now. Nintendo has informed NWR that all free DLC will vanish when the Wi-Fi service is shut down on May 20th. However, paid DLC will still be available on the Wii Shop Channel. 

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption – First 35 Minutes in 60FPS


Watch Tilmen from Nintendomination play Metroid Prime 3: Corruption in 60 FPS. The game has aged quite well, it still looks great.

Nintendo of America set to Participate at this Year’s GDC (2014)


Nintendo has announced today that they will be participating in this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC). The press release announcing the news is titled “Nintendo Demonstrates Indie Game Support at Game Developers Conference”

Super Smash Bros. Melee Joins the MLG Pro Circuit this year in Anaheim


Adam Apicella has confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Melee will be joining the MLG Pro Circuit in Anaheim on June 20th. This follows the news that Super Smash Bros. Melee will also be part of the official Evo 2014 lineup. Source: Adam Apicella Twitter, Thanks Gryphonofmight for the tip!

Super Smash Bros. Melee Joins the Evo 2014 Lineup

Super Smash Bros Melee

Shoruken is reporting that Super Smash Bros. Melee has officially joined the Evo 2014 lineup. This is the second straight year Super Smash Bros. Melee will be at the biggest fighting game tournament in the world. Source: Shoruken, Thanks Gryphonofmight for the tip!

Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – What Could a HD Version Look Like


“Please watch this on the biggest screen you can find. Ever wondered what Super Mario Galaxy could look like in glorious high definition? Well wonder no more!”

Wi-Fi Games on Wii and DS are Being shut down to make way for Smash Bros U and Mario Kart 8, says Nintendo


In an official statement by Nintendo to Polygon, the firm has issued reasoning to why they are shutting down Wii and DS Wi-Fi games. In the statement, Nintendo says they are preparing games like Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 for online play.

Nintendo Publishes a list of Games Affected by Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Shut Down


Nintendo of Japan will be shutting down their services for Wi-Fi enable games on Wii and DS on May 20th. Nintendo of Australia has followed suit. The company just produced a list of first party titles that will be affected by the discontinuation of the service. 

Red Steel 2 was Supposed to have Online Multiplayer

Red Steel 2

Doctre81 has unveiled that Red Steel 2 was supposed to have online multiplayer. Ubisoft scrapped it at the last minute. 

17-Year-Old Shot and Killed After Police may Have Mistaken Wiimote for gun


In some tragic news. A 17-year-old boy has been shot and killed by a police offer, after she may have mistaken the boy’s Wiimote for a gun.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U Screenshot Shows off Lucario’s Counter

Super Smash bros for Wii U

Super Smash Bros for Wii U producer Masahiro Sakurai has shown off a new screenshot with Lucario countering Marth’s attack. See the full shot below. 

Zen Gamer’s Nintendo Collection [Wii/Wii U/3DS/Peripherals]

Metroid Prime Trilogy

“A highly requested video finally makes it’s appearance! This time I’ll be performing an exhibition of my Nintendo related gaming swag and titles. From 1st and 3rd party to hardware, digital titles and peripherals – I show it all. Plus the announcement you’ve all been waiting for – The return of Blistered Thumbs Marathon Gaming Sessions!”

Nintendo Love! Let’s Play Red Steel 2!


Francis plays Ubisoft’s cult classic, Red Steel 2 on the Wii! Subscribe to my PE Reviews channel for more let’s plays, uboxings, and video reviews. 

Amazon Outs the Gaming Media for Being Unfair, says Negative PR Diminishes what Nintendo has Accomplished


Amazon of UK’s category leader of video games and software Ketu Patel, has defended Nintendo against the constant media attacks they are enduring. Mr. Patel feels that Nintendo is here to stay, and the media unfairly attacks Nintendo. He also discusses how the Nintendo 3DS was still the most successful system, and how if it were Microsoft or Sony in that position, it would have been a bigger deal from the media’s perspective. 

Mario Kart Wii Sales Blast past 35 Million, sign of good Things for Mario Kart 8?


Nintendo included one interesting Wii title in their latest earnings report: Mario Kart Wii. The extremely popular kart title has racked up 35. 26 Million unis sold since its release in 2008. And in an interesting side note, Mario Kart Wii sold around one million units last year. This could lead to explosive sales for Mario Kart 8, as many people might be holding out for that title to purchase a Wii U. What do you guys think? Is Mario Kart 8 going to be ‘the title’ to vault Wii U’s sales in May? Let us know in the description below. Thanks timg57867 for the tip!

PE Network: What was Nintendo Thinking in 2013? – ACHP

Brayden tries to figure out in 2014, what Nintendo was thinking in 2013.

Wii and 3DS Driving 75% of Gross Profit for Nintendo


Trusted Senior Research Analyst, David Gibson, has stated that the 3DS and Wii are driving a significant portion of Nintendo’s gross profits. Gibson also stated that the Wii U missing its sales goal is not that big of a deal when it comes to profits. 

Information Regarding Nintendo’s Expansion into China and Their Market Cap

Wii U china

Ricard Julianti has linked to me some interesting information regarding Nintendo rise in Stock over the last few days. It seems the firm is getting ready to expand in China by acquiring one of China’s existing distributors. There is also information clearing up the whole “market cap” situation that’s going on right now. 

Nintendo of America Issues Maintenance Schedule

Pokemon X and Y

Anti is reporting Nintendo of America has planned maintenance on its Wii, Wii U, DS, and 3DS games. See the full list below. 

VGChartz Global Hardware Totals and Weekly Charts

VGChartz has updated their global hardware totals and weekly global sales. Get the full charts below.

Get FlingSmash and a Wii Remote Plus for $14.97


Kmart has a new IP Nintendo made back in the Wii era called FlingSmash, with a Wii Remote Plus for $14.97. You can choose to pick up in store for free, or you can have it shipped to you for a price depending on where you live. Grab yours here

PE Game Night 2: Mario Kart Wii Online – Sunday, December 29th 2 PM EST


Join Francis and the Playeressence community this Sunday at 11 AM PST – 2 PM EST for Mario Kart Wii Online! Remember, that’s this Sunday, December 29th at 11 AM PST – 2 PM EST.

Square Enix Continues to Troll Western Wii U fans with new Dragon Quest X Screenshots


4Gamer has shared some brand new screenshots of Dragon Quest X for Wii U. See all the shots below. 

PE Game Night 1: Mario Kart Wii Online – Replay

PE Game Night 1
Check out the replay of Playeressence’s first ever PE Game Night, where we played Mario Kart Wii. Subscribe to my PE Reivews Channel to get my videos first. 

Watch the Replay of the Mario Kart Wii Online Live Stream here

Watch the replay of the Mario Kart Wii Online live stream below. Subscribe to my PE Reviews channel to watch all my Live Streams first!

Super Smash Bros Brawl – Project M 3.0 Gameplay


Check out the enhanced Super Smash Bros Brawl Project M 3.0.  The update improves the core gameplay of Smash Bros with multiple fixes, tweaks, and balances. Not only that, but MewTwo and Roy are in the game.

Club Nintendo – December 2013 Downloads: Ballon Fight, SMB The Lost Levels, and more


Nintendo has updated the Club Nintendo rewards for December 2013. It includes Mario Picross 3DS, 100 coins), Starship Defense (3DS, 150 coins), Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii, 150 coins), and Balloon Fight (Wii U, 200 coins). These last till January 12th. Are you guys picking up any of these titles? Grab yours here. Source 

Nintendo’s Online Store Selling Refurbished WiiMotes and Nunchucks for $20


In the market for a new WiiMote and Nunchuck? Nintendo has you covered, as you can buy refurbished ones for $20 on Nintendo’s online store. There are different colors as well. Buy white here, black here, or blue here

Popular Website “The Escapist” uses my Xenoblade Chronicles Article


I don’t want to toot my own horn……but I’m going to. The popular gaming site, ‘The Escapist,’ used my Xenoblade Chronicles sales article in one of their stories today. This is the same website popular game journalist Jim Sterling works for. I’m honored and happy that they would use my piece as reference. I want to thank all of you, the PE faithful,  that spread the word of the Playeressence. 

Pikmin 3 – Fortress of Festivity DLC Footage


Check out some of Pikmin 3′s latest DLC footage from The Bit Block.