Nintendo Everything: DS

Sonic Generations was originally slated for Wii and DS

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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.

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Nintendo sales data from 1983 to 2014

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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.

Some notes:

– 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

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GameStop hosting post-Christmas sale next week

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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.

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Frozen: Olaf’s Quest a big sales success in the UK

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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.”

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The Best of the Nintendo DS – Staff Opinions!

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As our celebration of the Nintendo DS’ 10th birthday draws to a close, the Nintendo Everything staff got together to discuss the games we thought defined the console for us. You’ve probably noticed all the DS-centric listicles we’ve been posting over the last few weeks, but these were all user-voted so we didn’t exactly have much control over the games that made the list. So with that in mind we’re adding in our opinions on everything from the best soundtracks to the most disappointing titles, including a few games that didn’t make the original lists.

Each of the staff members contributing has their own unique gaming tastes and just so you know exactly who to argue with in the comments section, the guys who you’ll be hearing from in this article are:


Name: Brian
Site Role: The Leader of the Bunch, You Know Him Well

Name: Patrick
Site Role: Famicolumnist, Bought Too Many DS Games

Name: Austin
Site Role: Buster of Eggs, Veteran of the Review Crew

Name: Kirara
Site Role: The Radiant Reporter, Amiibo Aficionado

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The Top 10 Third Party Nintendo DS Games

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It’s hard to think of a Nintendo console in recent memory that had as much third party support as the DS. Sega, Capcom, Square-Enix, Atlus, XSEED and even Rockstar all supported the console with some of the finest games on the system. True, the popularity of the console also meant that store shelves were usually packed with garbage shovelware, but we’re not here to discuss those. Instead, let’s take a look at ten of the third party games that defined the Nintendo DS throughout its lifespan:

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