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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 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.
Doctre81 has unveiled that Red Steel 2 was supposed to have online multiplayer. Ubisoft scrapped it at the last minute.
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 producer Masahiro Sakurai has shown off a new screenshot with Lucario countering Marth’s attack. See the full shot below.
“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!”
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.
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!
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.
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.
Anti is reporting Nintendo of America has planned maintenance on its Wii, Wii U, DS, and 3DS games. See the full list below.
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.
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.
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 below. Subscribe to my PE Reviews channel to watch all my Live Streams first!
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.
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
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.
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.
Francis talks about the Wii’s Swan Song, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Subscribe to PE Reviews for more gameplay vids, reviews, let’s plays, and more.
Super Mario 3D World is Nintendo’s first ever 3D Mario game in HD, and it looks spectacular. Nintendo Enthusiast has posted comparison of SM3DW and SMG 2.
I can’t say I saw this coming, nor do I agree with this course of action, as I can see this negatively affecting the Wii U’s holiday sales and possibly it’s momentum. While you and I know very well what’s up, will the Joe Average consumers be able to see past this ill timed release schedule?
November 2013 Club Nintendo DL Rewards live, Headlined by Dillion’s Rolling Western and A Link to the Past
Nintendo has updated their Club Nintendo Rewards for November. Members can choose between Metroid (3DS, 150 coins), Dillon’s Rolling Western (3DS, 200 coins), The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past (Wii 150 coins), and Art Style: CUBELLO (Wii 150 coins). I don’t know about you guys, but I think Dillion’s Rolling Western is a pretty good deal for this month. Redeem your coins here.
Did you know Nintendo tested out online play for Mario Galaxy on Wii? The news broke out with a interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and key members of Tokyo EAD.
Did you know their was a alternate version of Red Steel 2 that had online multiplayer? The game was pretty far into development before it was cancelled in 2008. Check out some of the original artwork from the game.
Nintendo has officially shut down Wii production in Japan after seven years. Now Nintendo can fully focus on the Wii U and 3DS in Japan. Production of the Wii is still ongoing for the rest of the world though.