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Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecast for year from 9M to 2.8M

01/17, 6:08am

Reduces Wii U sales estimates by two thirds, also cuts 3DS forecast

Nintendo is feeling less confident over the sales of its Wii U game console, and has warned it has reduced sales estimates for its impending quarterly financial report. Initial estimates of 9 million sales of the console in the 2013-2014 financial year have dropped down to less than a third of a figure, with the new full-year total expected to be just 2.8 million.

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Wii U's Miiverse won't connect to other social networks

06/22, 7:37pm

Nintendo hopes to build gaming-centric network

Nintendo is stepping into the social networking pool with the Wii U, but the company will not be diving in headlong. In an interview with GamesIndustry International, Nintendo revealed that the Miiverse social network on its forthcoming console will not be able to connect to other established social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Representatives for the company say the decision is actually in keeping with Nintendo's existing policies.

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Wii U launch date, price possibly revealed in Amazon leak

06/14, 3:58pm

Amazon UK briefly lists 200 price, July 14 launch

Amazon may have let slip two of Nintendo's most closely guarded secrets about its forthcoming Wii U console: its release date and price. A pre-order listing at Amazon.co.uk is said to have briefly listed the console for 200, with an expected shipping date of July 14, according to MCV.

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