Posted 1 week ago
The Mario Party series has sold more than 39.6 million copies worldwide, Nintendo has revealed. A message posted on the company’s European website confirms the news.
That figure takes all sales into account up through December 2014. It also includes all games – Mario Party for the N64 up through Mario Party: Island Tour on the 3DS.
Mario Party 10 is the first Wii U instalment in the revered Mario Party series, which since its debut – Mario Party – on Nintendo 64 in 1999 has sold over 39.6 million* copies globally.
* Figure as of December 2014. This figure incorporates the following titles: Mario Party (Nintendo 64), Mario Party 2 (Nintendo 64), Mario Party 3 (Nintendo 64), Mario Party 4 (Nintendo GameCube), Mario Party 5 (Nintendo GameCube), Mario Party 6 (Nintendo GameCube), Mario Party 7 (Nintendo GameCube), Mario Party 8 (Wii), Mario Party 9 (Wii), Mario Party Advance (Game Boy Advance), Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS), and Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo 3DS).
The next Mario Party game, Mario Party 10, launches next month.
Posted 4 weeks ago
For two years, fans have been cooking up a new hack for Super Mario 64 DS in hopes of importing Super Mario Sunshine levels. The latest results can be seen in the video above. The project still has a ways to go before being completed, but progress made thus far is fairly impressive!
When it was released back in 2003, the first WarioWare title was praised by critics for its innovative manner of transforming a series of minigames into an addictive gauntlet of five-second challenges. The surprise Game Boy Advance hit introduced the world to its unique bite-sized forms of gameplay, a variety of visual styles, a new cast of characters and enka music, but some of its more “innovative” aspects actually originated from earlier Nintendo experiments. It makes sense that a weird game would have a weird history behind it, and in WarioWare’s case it comes from one of the weirdest consoles – the Nintendo 64 Disk Drive.
Posted 1 month ago
Sonic Generations was one of the few recent entries in SEGA’s long-running series that never made it to Wii. However, it seems there were initially plans to bring the game to both Nintendo’s console as well as the DS.
In a new report, Unseen 64 writes:
The next update on Sonic Anniversary came from Madrid’s Gamefest 2010, courtesy of Sonic news site, Sonic Paradise. As corroborated by Sonic Reikai, a SEGA representative reportedly let slip an abundance of information on the game to one of their reporters. Without the authorisation of SEGA, the rep. disclosed that it was to be a combination of 2D and 3D gameplay, and would be developed for Nintendo Wii, PSP, PS3 and DS. When asked whether or not it was planned to come to Xbox 360, the employee indicated that talks were still ongoing.
Eventually, the game was officially announced as Sonic Generations on April 18, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PS3. It is uncertain how far the Wii, PSP and DS versions progressed, but our sources suggest that they were cancelled not long into development.
Posted 1 month ago
Gauntlet DS was a strange project. The game seemed to be finished, but it was never widely released. Now you can at least see some extensive footage and learn about some interesting history through the videos below!
Posted 2 months ago
NeoGAF’s “Celine” has put together a comprehensive roundup of Nintendo data. We have hardware and software data from 1983 all the way up to 2014. Several charts have been made as well.
– Based on shipment data provided by Nintendo itself directly from their site or other reports which used Nintendo data
– Only games published by Nintendo which shipped more than 1 million are presented
– For games released on NES, GB/C,SNES, N64, GBA, GC their LTDs are updated as of December 2006 with a few exception (GC top selling software)
– 4 games released on DS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U their LTDs are updated as of December 2013 or March 2014 (top-selling games are updated as of March 2014)
– Only exception is Mario Kart 8 for which shipment data was taken from July 2014
– Hardware data is shipment provided by Nintendo itself as of March 2014
– Most of these figures can be considered close to definitive with the exception of 3DS and Wii U
– GB contains GBC sales units as the two are considered one single platform by Nintendo
– Every figure is in millions of units
– Includes bundled units and DL units
Posted 2 months ago
We already posted GameStop’s post-Christmas deals over the weekend, though if you’d like to see them in visual form, check out the ad above.
Posted 2 months ago
Starting on December 26, GameStop will be hosting a post-Christmas sale. You’ll find all of the eligible items with discounted prices below.
50% off all strategy guides
Up to 85% off PC Downloads (ongoing sale from 12/19 to 1/2)
Destiny for $29.99 w/purchase of new PS4
DualShock 4 for $39.99 w/purchase of new PS4
1-year PS Plus for $29.99 w/purchase of new DualShock 4
Destiny $44.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360
Any Wireless XB1 controller $10 off with purchase of new XB1
12-month Live $39.99 w/purchase of new XB1
3-month LIve $19.99 w/purchase of new Far Cry 4 XB1/X360
$5 off Kinect TV mount w/purchase of new XB1 Kinect
$5 off Energizer XB1 Charge Station w/purchase of new XB1 Armed Forces Wireless Controller
TB XO Four Headset $79.99
TB 500P Stealth Headset $109.99
X360 or PS3 Charge Base $19.99
Nyko Wired PS3 controller $14.99
GTA V on PS4 w/$10 free in-game cash $59.99
CoD: AW $49.99 on PS4, XB1
NBA 2K15 $49.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360, PC
NBA 2K15 PS4 plus PS4 camera $99.99
Madden NFL 15 $49.99 on all vanilla versions
FIFA 15 $49.99 on all vanilla versions
Rocksmith 2014 $49.99 on all versions
Borderlands The Pre-Sequel $39.99 on all versions
LEGO Batman 3 $49.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360, Wii U
Skyrim vanilla $14.99 on all versions
Skryim Legendary Edition $29.99 on PS360; $19.99 on PC
Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel $14.99 X360
Skate 3 $14.99 X360
LBP 3 $39.99 on all versions
Last of Us Remastered $29.99
Drive Club $39.99
Wolfenstein: The New Order $39.99 PS4, XB1, PC; $29.99 on PS360
The Evil Within $39.99 on PS4, XB1, PC; $29.99 on PS360
Shadow of Mordor $39.99 on all versions
Sniper Elite 3 $29.99 on PS4, XB1; $19.99 on PS360
Battlefield 4 $19.99 on all versions
Need For Speed Rivals Complete $39.99 on all versions
NBA Live 15 $39.99 on PS4, XB1
Dragon Age Inquisition $39.99 on all versions
Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition $49.99 on all versions
WWE 2K15 $49.99 on PS4, XB1; $39.99 on PS360
Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Starter Pack $54.99 on all versions
50% off select Disney Infinity accessories
$12.99 on all Disney Infinity characters
B2G1F on all Disney Infinity Power Disk packs
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix $29.99
Freedom Wars $14.99
32 GB Vita/PS TV Memory Card $49.99
Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade Replica $39.99
GAEMS Vanguard 19′ Gaming Environment $279.99
Skylanders Trap Team starter- $49.99 on all but 3DS ($39.99)
Big Hero 6 $19.99 3DS
Frozen: Olaf’s Quest $19.99 3DS
20% off Facebook Game Cards
Sims 4 $39.99 or $59.99 Premium Edition
Used PS4 wired headset or PS Move controller $9.99
Used X360 chatpad or X360 20GB external HDD $14.99
Used Wii Remote Plus or X360 Wireless G Adapter $29.99
Used system w/3 free games $15 or less and 1-year replacement plan $30 more
Used system w/3 free games $25 or less, 1-year replacement plan, and 1-year PUR Pro $60 more
Used system w/3 free games $50 or less, 1-year replacement plan, and 1-year PUR Pro $120 more
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 $159.99
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 $79.99
Universal Bluetooth Tablet Keyboard $19.99
All refurbished IPads $50 off
Cricket: Free HTC Desire 510 after $75 MIR (Visa promo card); Nokia Lumia 520 $39.99
These deals will be valid through December 30.
Posted 2 months ago
This week’s GameStop ad has gone live. You can find it in full below.
Posted 2 months ago
There’s a little 3DS and DS game out there that has been selling on a regular basis in the UK. That would be Frozen: Olaf’s Quest, which hit both platforms last year. It has remained in the UK charts since last December and currently sits at the 31st position in the UK All Formats chart.
Avanquests’ European games director Simon Reynolds told MCV of the game’s success:
“The success of Frozen was a bit of a surprise. We thought it’d do well. We’d done some decent movie licences before, such as Sony’s Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. We thought this one was going to be maybe a little bit bigger as it was Disney, but nowhere near the stratospheric sales that we’ve experienced. Frozen is just the No.1 franchise out there. It’s massive. You can’t get away from it. When we first presented it to people, they were a bit sceptical. They saw that Planes and Wreck-It Ralph didn’t do brilliantly. But Frozen took on a life of its own quite frankly.”
You may also be somewhat surprised to hear that Frozen: Olaf’s Quest is selling more copies on the DS compared to Nintendo’s current-generation portable.
“We thought Frozen would be our last title on DS to be honest. Nintendo hasn’t been manufacturing the console for a few years, but we thought that there is a big user base our there, and there is a second hand, hand-me-down market for the old DS consoles. We launched Olaf’s Quest on DS and it’s still outselling 3DS. And we’ve got Disney’s next big film out in January, Big Hero 6, and we’re bringing that out on 3DS and DS. If you’d said to me 18 months ago you’d be bringing out a DS product in January 2015 I’d have laughed.”