Wii U http://wiiudaily.com Everything Wii U related including Wii U News, Wii U Games, Wii U Reviews, Screenshots, Tips, Tricks, Forums, Tutorials, and more. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:31:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Amazon has the Mario Party 10 bundle back up for pre-order http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/amazon-has-the-mario-party-10-bundle-back-up-for-pre-order/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/amazon-has-the-mario-party-10-bundle-back-up-for-pre-order/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:31:25 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33208 mario-party-10-bundle

If you were excited about the upcoming Mario Party 10 bundle that includes a free Mario amiibo, you were probably heartbroken the instant you went to Amazon to pre-order, only to find that it was sold out. Just like with the Majora’s Mask 3DS XL bundle at GameStop scalpers and fans alike pre-ordered so many of the bundles that they were nearly immediately gone. If you missed your chance the first time, you’re in luck as Amazon has the Mario Party 10 bundle back up for pre-order.

The game is scheduled to be released on March 20 in the United States, alongside a new special wave of amiibo figures that are designed to be used with Mario Party 10 specifically. While they’re not limited to that function, they’re billed as accessories for that game. If you missed out on that announcement, be sure to check out the Mario Paty 10 amiibos here.

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Dr. Mario stage and Rhythm Heaven character files found in Super Smash Bros. http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/dr-mario-stage-new-characters-smash-data-mining/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/dr-mario-stage-new-characters-smash-data-mining/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:16:02 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33204 dr-mario-smash-screen

The Super Smash Bros. fandom is nothing if not dedicated. The game has only been available for about 2 months now and fans from SmashBoards are already dissecting the internals of the game by data-mining the code to see what they can find hidden away. By looking at file names and comparing them to similar files already in place in Super Smash Bros., it appears as though Dr. Mario was set to receive a stage in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U.

Each of the three viruses would appear on the stage, with different affects based on their own abilities. Chill can freeze players, Fever can give players fire breath. This is speculation based on file names as the actual model for the viruses and the stage itself have been removed from the game files.

According to more file-name snooping, The Chorus Men were originally planned for the game, but were removed. Either way, it’s not likely we’ll see these removed stages and characters in the game at a later date, as Sakurai has stated that he doesn’t plan on including any DLC for Super Smash Bros. Would you have liked to see a Dr. Mario stage in the game? Perhaps the Chorus Men as a replacement for the Ice Climbers? Let us know in the comments.

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Even Sakurai is having trouble getting his hands on amiibo http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/sakurai-cant-find-rare-amiibos/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/sakurai-cant-find-rare-amiibos/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:48 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33202 masahiro_sakurai

You’d think being the creator of the Super Smash Bros. franchise would come with special privileges, like not having to hunt for the amiibos for the very game you created. That doesn’t seem to be the case for Masahiro Sakurai however, as the director of the series recently took to Twitter to lament the fact that he’s been unable to secure certain amiibo for his personal collection. So which amiibo is the man himself missing? Probably the same as you. Lucario, Rosalina and Meta Knight have all evaded Sakurai.

While Sakurai could likely pull some strings to get these amiibo in his hands, I think it says a lot about Nintendo’s supply problems across the globe and just how popular the amiibo have become. The most recent Nintendo Direct didn’t exactly address the concerns many people have when it comes to securing the rare amiibo, though we do know at some point there will be re-prints, as Marth will be reprinted.

What do you think of this news? Are you missing any amiibo from your collection? Let us know in the comments!

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Wario & Charizard amiibo up for pre-order from Nintendo UK http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/wario-charizard-amiibo-up-for-pre-order-from-nintendo-uk/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/wario-charizard-amiibo-up-for-pre-order-from-nintendo-uk/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:31:09 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33199 nintendo-wario-amiibo

For many amiibo collectors, Nintendo’s lack of communication on when new waves of amiibo will be available has made collecting the figures nothing short of a headache. Nintendo UK has been attempting to take control of the situation by limiting how many amiibos can be purchased by a single person in order to prevent gouging. Still, nearly all of wave 4 has sold out, with the exception of Wario and Charizard, which are now available for pre-order from the store.

We’ve seen mention from a few retail employees that other stores are going to begin limiting amiibo scalpers as well. Currently GAME is not offering pre-orders on Wave 4 amiibos, so if you want either of these two figures your best bed may be ordering straight from Nintendo UK. The other figures in Wave 4 are already sold out, including Ness, Pac-Man, Robin and Lucina.

Remember that the Robin and Lucina amiibo will work with the upcoming Code Name S.T.E.A.M. for the Nintendo 3DS, so they’re likely to be popular figures for those that want to use Fire Emblem characters in that game.

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Take a look at the clothing shop in Splatoon http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/splatoon-preview-clothing-store/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/splatoon-preview-clothing-store/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:27:51 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33195 splatoon_clothing_store

One of the biggest features for Splatoon shown during the most recent Nintendo Direct is the customization features that will be available to all Inklings. Players will earn points from matches and once they have enough of those points, they can spent them on guns, headgear, or clothing at one of the shops located around the hub city. So far, the developers have given us a quick look at the weapon shop and the headgear shop. Today’s quick look focuses on the clothing shop and its proprietor.

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The the clothing store is named Sas au Bon and will offer players numerous different t-shirt designs for either gender that enhance your characters fighting skills with perks attached to each shirt. The proprietor of the establishment is a giant blue jellyfish named Echizon who curiously doesn’t offer pants in his shop, most likely because he’s a jellyfish who can’t wear them. Either way, it’s nice to see the inside of these shops and what we can expect in terms of customization when the game is released in May.

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Wii U was the fourth best selling console in Japan in 2014 http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/wii-u-sales-japan-2014/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/wii-u-sales-japan-2014/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:11:05 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33191 wii-u-console-and-controller

Japanese publication Famitsu recently revealed total console sales for 2014 in Japan, and the Wii U came in at 4th, with a total of 604,000 units sold in Japan in 2014. The Wii U was surpassed by the PS4 and Vita, and of course the 3DS, which remained the best selling console in the country.

Yesterday we reported that Nintendo represented half of the top 100 best selling games in Japan in 2014, with the Wii U having two games in the top 10. But when it comes to console sales, Wii U’s numbers weren’t that impressive in 2014. Total Wii U sales to date in Japan are at 2.1 million.

Here’s the full list of the best selling game consoles in Japan in 2014 (2014 sales / total sales to date)

  1. Nintendo 3DS – 3.153.045 / 17.847.056
  2. PlayStation Vita – 1.147.936 / 3.423.075
  3. PlayStation 4 – 925.570
  4. Wii U – 604.856 / 2.123.283
  5. PlayStation 3 – 450.034 / 10.018.534
  6. PSP – 83.985 / 19.692.478
  7. Xbox One – 45.958
  8. Xbox 360 – 8.569 / 1.616.128

Nintendo was also the top publisher in the country in 2014 by far. The company sold over 8 million games in Japan. Here’s the list of the top 5 publishers in Japan in 2014. Note that the 5th biggest publisher, The Pokemon Co., is also owned by Nintendo.

  1. Nintendo – 8.380.000
  2. Level 5 – 6.210.000
  3. Bandai Namco – 4.810.000
  4. Capcom – 3.440.000
  5. Pokemon Co. – 3.020.000
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Nintendo platforms dominate the Japanese top 100 best selling games of 2014 list http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/nintendo-dominates-japan/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/nintendo-dominates-japan/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:28:12 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33185 Nintendo platforms dominate the Japanese top 100 best selling games of 2014 list

2014 was a big year for Nintendo. Not just because of several high profile Wii U titles (Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros etc.) which resulted in increased sales, but also because the company utterly dominated the Japanese games sales chart.

Japanese publication Famitsu recently released their list of the top 100 best selling games in Japan in 2014, and the list is dominated by Nintendo platforms. In fact, of the top 10 best selling games in Japan in 2014, 8 were 3DS titles and the remaining 2 were Wii U titles.

Of the 100 best selling games in Japan in 2014, 40 were 3DS titles, while the Wii U managed to get 10 games on the list. Which means that half of the games on the list were on Nintendo platforms. The rest of the games were mostly split between the PS3 and Vita. The PS4 only accounted for just 8 games out of 100. There was not a single Xbox 360 or Xbox One game on the list, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise.

As the list below shows, the top 50 were mostly on Nintendo platforms, while the bottom 50 were mostly on Sony platforms.

Nintendo was also the top publisher in Japan in 2014. Here’s the complete list of the top 100 best selling games in Japan in 2014. Notice how many games we’ve never heard of in the West. “Battle For Money Sentouchuu”? “Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind”? How about “Love Live! School Idol Paradise”?

01. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke
02. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
03. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
04. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
05. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi
06. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch
07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8
08. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2
09. [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe
10. [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
11. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y
12. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour
13. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z
14. [PS4] Knack
15. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost
16. [PS3] Dark Souls II
17. [PSV] Freedom Wars
18. [WIU] Wii Party U
19. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
20. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4
21. [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin!
22. [3DS] Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
23. [WIU] New Super Mario Bros. U
24. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island
25. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4
26. [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World
27. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
28. [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken
29. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4
30. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
31. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers
32. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen
33. [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
34. [WIU] Super Mario 3D World
35. [3DS] Mario Kart 7
36. [PS3] J-Stars Victory
37. [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear
38. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2
39. [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu
40. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-Hen
41. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge
42. [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme
43. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs
44. [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
45. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX
46. [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova
47. [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
48. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
49. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online
50. [3DS] Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
51. [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015
52. [3DS] Mario Golf: World Tour
53. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014
54. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014
55. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy
56. [WIU] Wii Fit U
57. [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin!
58. [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind
59. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
60. [3DS] Tomodachi Life
61. [WIU] Hyrule Warriors
62. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V
63. [PS4] Destiny
64. [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
65. [PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
66. [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II
67. [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax
68. [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise
69. [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
70. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
71. [3DS] Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang / Supernova
72. [PS4] Battlefield 4
73. [PS3] The Idolmaster: One for All
74. [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold
75. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice
76. [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories
77. [PS3] Destiny
78. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
79. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris
80. [PS3] The Evil Within
81. [PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack
82. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
83. [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode
84. [PS4] Watch Dogs
85. [PS3] Gundam Breaker 2
86. [3DS] Disney Magic World
87. [PS3] Shining Resonance
88. [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition
89. [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up!
90. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4
91. [3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red
92. [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II
93. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)
94. [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days
95. [3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess
96. [PS3] Gran Turismo 6
97. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version!
98. [PS3] Watch Dogs
99. [PS3] Kamen Rider: Battride War II
100. [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge

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Kirby and Mario Party 10 will support pre-loading http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/kirby-and-mario-party-10-will-support-pre-loading/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/kirby-and-mario-party-10-will-support-pre-loading/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:16:05 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33182 mario-party-10-bowser

Nintendo is continuing the trend of allowing its major titles to be pre-loaded for digital purchases, with both Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Mario Party 10 supporting pre-loading before their release. Pre-loading means you’ll be able to download the title and have it available to play as soon as the game is released.

Both of these titles are debuting at a cost less than the typical retail price of games, with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse debuting at $40, while Mario Party 10 will cost $50. Will you be picking up either of these titles digitally thanks to the ability to pre-load, or do you prefer to maintain your collection as a physical set of discs? Let us know in the comments!

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Check out this gameplay footage of Pokken Tournament http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/check-out-this-gameplay-footage-of-pokken-tournament/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/check-out-this-gameplay-footage-of-pokken-tournament/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:19:11 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33180

About a week ago we mentioned that Pokken Tournament would have another NicoNico stream to showcase some of the game, including Pokemon that are not fighting type that are included in the game. The stream went live earlier this morning during Japanese business hours and confirmed at least three new Pokemon for the series, including Suicune, Gardevoir, and Pikachu.

Also included in the stream was information on support Pokemon, which are pokemon that can be called upon to help out the main character. According to information gleaned from the stream, arcade tests will be run next week in Japan at select locations in Japan. The game will cost 100 yen to play, which is about $.85 in USD. There’s still no information about a console release for the game, but I wouldn’t expect to see that until the game is successful in arcades across Japan.

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse confirmed at $39.99 http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/kirby-and-the-rainbow-curse-confirmed-at-39-99/ http://wiiudaily.com/2015/01/kirby-and-the-rainbow-curse-confirmed-at-39-99/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:30:13 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=33178 kirby 3

Today Nintendo of America has updated its official website to confirm that Kirby and the Rainbow Curse will retail for 39.99 in North America. The game is priced at a budget price, but from everything we’ve seen in the footage Nintendo has released so far, the game looks to be a great entry into the Kirby series.

The game is still launching in North America on February 20, so if you’re looking for something new to play this winter, you might want to consider picking up this Kirby title. The most recent footage from the game was included in the Nintendo Direct that aired earlier this year. You can watch it below.

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