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. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now releasing earlier in Europe http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-is-now-releasing-earlier-in-europe/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/super-smash-bros-for-wii-u-is-now-releasing-earlier-in-europe/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:42 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31999 In a surprising bit of news, today Nintendo of Europe announced that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be releasing sooner than expected. When the release date for the game was announced originally, it was November 21 for the United States and December 5 for Europe. Today Nintendo of Europe tweeted that the game would be releasing earlier than expected, on November 28. This is nearly a week in advance, rather than releasing two weeks after the United States.

It’s very rare that we see a game that has been moved forward instead of being delayed in terms of a release date, so this is definitely welcome news for those of you who live in Europe and are looking forward to playing Super Smash Bros. as soon as you can get your hands on it.

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Amiibo promotional material may reveal upcoming figures http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/amiibo-promotional-material-may-reveal-upcoming-figures/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/amiibo-promotional-material-may-reveal-upcoming-figures/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:26:22 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31996 pikmin-amiibos

As retailers gear up to begin offering consumers the chance to purchase their Amiibo figures this holiday season, the promotional materials supplied by Nintendo may give us a hint at future figures. We’ve already seen series 2 of the figures announced, which includes Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.

The above image surfaced on Twitter and if you look closely, you’ll notice figures for Bowser, Pikmin, and what appears to be Tom Nook. Perhaps Nintendo has plans to get the Amiibo figures working with Animal Crossing on Nintendo 3DS, or perhaps a new Animal Crossing in development for Wii U will feature the ability to use Amiibo figures in conjunction with it? Interesting…

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Nintendo’s Quality of Life platform will monitor sleep http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendos-quality-of-life-platform-will-monitor-sleep/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendos-quality-of-life-platform-will-monitor-sleep/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:14 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31993 qol-sleep-nintendo

With the quarterly investor’s meeting for Nintendo, we’ve learned new details about the upcoming Quality of Life platform that CEO Satoru Iwata talked about earlier this year. This product will be the very first offered by the company’s healthcare division and will be developed in partnership with the U.S. firm ResMed Inc., who currently makes products to help treat sleep disorders. According to Iwata, Nintendo expects to have this product on the market by the financial year ending in March 2016.

According to Iwata, this new device will be about the size of a person’s had and will be placed on the nightstand. It uses microwave transmission sensors to track sleep, which will help cultivate healthy sleeping habits.

Iwata didn’t discuss the company’s plans to market the device or the sales expectations, but he did mention that the device may require a subscription service rather than being a one-off hardware purchase.

We only start something new if we think we will be able to create a big market, but as I’m not able to discuss pricing plans and other details today I don’t think there’s much point in giving a figure for our projected scale.

While this new product is an entirely different direction for the company, do you see yourself using something like this at all? Given the focus on health, it seems Nintendo is entering a crowded market already dominated by the likes of FitBit, Jawbone, and larger companies who supply health apps on their mobile phones, like Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

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Nintendo will soon allow pre-loading on Wii U & Nintendo 3DS games http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendo-will-soon-allow-pre-loading-on-wii-u-nintendo-3ds-games/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendo-will-soon-allow-pre-loading-on-wii-u-nintendo-3ds-games/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:19:22 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31991 Super-Smash-Bros-header

Following in the footsteps of PC gamers and Steam has been the consoles this year, with both Microsoft and Sony offering the ability to pre-download digital titles you’ve already purchased so they’re ready to play the instant the clock hits midnight. Nintendo is jumping on board that pre-download train, offering Super Smash Bros. as the first title that you’ll be able to pre-download for release.

This is an important step toward a digital future, since many internet connections make downloading things the day of release hectic, especially if lots of people are hammering the servers at once. By getting the download out of the way ahead of release at at your own pace, the experience is improved. Unfortunately, the Nintendo 3DS won’t have this feature enabled until next year.

Are you buying Super Smash Bros. digitally? Do you plan on pre-loading it?

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Zelda, Star Fox, and Xenoblade Chronicles X still on track for 2015 http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/zelda-star-fox-and-xenoblade-chronicles-x-still-on-track-for-2015/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/zelda-star-fox-and-xenoblade-chronicles-x-still-on-track-for-2015/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:13:40 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31989 zelda screenshot 11

Nintendo has been releasing quarterly information about its upcoming plans thanks to the end of Q2 yesterday. With Iwata back at the helm and the holiday season almost upon us, many investors want to know about the more distant future since whatever holiday plans Nintendo have cemented for the release of Super Smash Bros. are probably already under way.

In Nintendo’s financial report released yesterday, the forecast for upcoming games remains unchanged, meaning 2015 could be the biggest year ever for the Wii U. According to the forecast, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and Xenoblade Chronicles X are all still on track to make their 2015 debut. Kirby: The Rainbow Curse is also scheduled to hit the console next year, while coming sooner rather than later will be Splatoon, Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Woolly World to help keep the Wii U from experiencing the drought in early months.

The only game featured in the list that does not have a date for release is Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, which hasn’t been discussed more than a few minutes in any Nintendo presentation since it was announced way back in January 2013.

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First gameplay screenshot of Steamworld Heist released http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/first-gameplay-screenshot-of-steamworld-heist-released/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/first-gameplay-screenshot-of-steamworld-heist-released/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:38:50 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31985 SteamWorld-Heist-battle-screenshot3

The folks at Image & Form are busy working on their next project following the successful release of Steamworld Dig on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. That project is Steamworld Heist and is set in the same universe, but instead of a platform exploration game, Steamworld Heist is a platform survival game where you recruit a team of rag-tag robots in order to scavenge the remains of a broken world. While the team has been rather tight-lipped on how recruiting and such will work, it’s nice to see what some of the robots will look like.

Currently there’s no release date in mind for Steamworld Heist, but if it follows in similarity to how recruiting works in games like Faster Than Light and X-COM, it seems like the Wii U could be getting a decent adventure survival game. What do you think of the first shot.

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Japanese sales: Monster Hunter dominance continues, Wii U falls very low http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/japanese-sales-monster-hunter-dominance-continues-wii-u-falls-very-low/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/japanese-sales-monster-hunter-dominance-continues-wii-u-falls-very-low/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:04:06 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31983 Wii U sales

Last week in Japan, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate debuted and claimed the top spot on the software charts. This week, Monster Hunter continues its dominance at the top of the charts despite several new releases for PS3 and PS4. The Evil Within debuted on both PS3 and PS4 and racked up almost 60k sales to claim two of the top five spots. This is interesting because The Evil Within is a western game.

the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. has fallen down considerably in the face of all the new releases but still managed to clock in at number seven on the charts, with Yokai Watch 2 just below it. The rest of the software chart is filled out by PlayStation releases, with Mario Kart 8 still hanging in there.

On the hardware side of things, the Wii U has continued to fall this week, dropping down to just over 4k sold. With all the new releases on PlayStation platforms and the renewed focus on 3DS games, this isn’t really surprising for the region, especially considering the New Nintendo 3DS just released and continues to sell well.

Software Sales

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 172,348 (1,945,850)
  2. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 81,981 (New)
  3. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,388 (New)
  4. [PS4] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 59,204 (New)
  5. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) – 50,836 (New)
  6. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 47,037 (New)
  7. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 36,625 (1,647,529)
  8. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 30,497 (2,786,183)
  9. [PSV] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 16,802 (New)
  10. [PS3] Super Hero Generation (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) – 12,566 (New)
  11. [PSV] Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix, 10/16/14) – 6,967 (19,402)
  12. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 10/02/14) – 6,238 (123,546)
  13. [XBO] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 3,233 (New)
  14. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 2,821 (693,208)
  15. [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online (Square Enix, 09/04/14) – 2,676 (111,276)
  16. [PS3] FIFA 15 (EA, 10/09/14) – 2,451 (23,062)
  17. [360] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) – 2,319 (New)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,367 (3,800,198)
  19. [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 2,234 (1,289,968)
  20. [PSV] Danganronpa: Another Episode (Spike Chunsoft, 09/25/14) – 2,132 (98,528)

Hardware Sales

  1. New 3DS LL – 59,386 (60,348)
  2. New 3DS – 21,281 (29,341)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 12,230 (8,761)
  4. 3DS LL – 10,665 (16,771)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 8,942 (8,046)
  6. 3DS – 5,258 (6,778)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 5,138 (4,779)
  8. Wii U – 4,273 (5,293)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 795 (630)
  10. Xbox One – 613 (728)
  11. Xbox 360 – 89 (88)
  12. PSP – 76 (100)
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Koei Tecmo reveals Hyrule Warriors exceeded expectations in the West http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/koei-tecmo-reveals-hyrule-warriors-exceeded-expectations-in-the-west/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/koei-tecmo-reveals-hyrule-warriors-exceeded-expectations-in-the-west/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:08:21 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31981 hyrule_warriors-2

Today several Japanese companies released their Q2 earnings reports alongside Nintendo. Koei Tecmo released its financial statement to investors and offered a Q&A session, in which one investor inquired as to how well Hyrule Warriors performed versus their expectations for the game. Koei Tecmo couldn’t answer the question outright with sales numbers since Nintendo is responsible for overseas distribution, but the executive did reveal that Japanese sales are in line with expectations and overseas sales exceeded what the company expected.

The executive went on to state that the company expects higher sales outside of Japan due to more shipments coming in Q3 and Q4, so it looks like Hyrule Warriors performed well in both parent companies eyes.

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Iwata has returned to his regular work schedule following surgery http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/iwata-has-returned-to-his-regular-work-schedule-following-surgery/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/iwata-has-returned-to-his-regular-work-schedule-following-surgery/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:12:58 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31979 Iwata2

Earlier this year shortly before E3, Nintendo made a brief announcement that its CEO, Satoru Iwata, would not be attending this year due to recovery from surgery to remove a bile-duct growth in his abdomen. Since then, Iwata has remained on light duty while recovering from his surgery. Today, Iwata has returned to his regular work schedule, with his first appearance in order to headline Nintendo’s second quarterly financial earnings.

Iwata remarked that after the surgery he has lost weight, but feels much better after having the problem taken care of. We’re happy to see Iwata is feeling better, as this past Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Smash Bros. felt a bit empty without his smiling face bringing the news direct to us.

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Nintendo has sold 7.29 million consoles since launch http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendo-has-sold-7-29-million-consoles-since-launch/ http://wiiudaily.com/2014/10/nintendo-has-sold-7-29-million-consoles-since-launch/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:13:09 +0000 http://wiiudaily.com/?p=31977 wii-u-console-and-controller

Nintendo’s Q2 earnings report was released today, which revealed that 7.29 million Wii U consoles have been sold since the console launched in 2012. To compare that to other consoles, in August Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 has sold 10 million units since it launched last year in November. Microsoft’s Xbox One has sold 5 million units in the same time frame, which means it could overtake the Wii U in sales soon.

The all important holiday season is coming up, so expect several bundle deals if you haven’t already purchased a Wii U. There’s no information on whether a Super Smash Bros. bundle will be released for the holidays, but given the fact that Nintendo released a Mario Kart 8 bundle earlier this year and announced it only a month or so before the game released means it’s possible we could still see a bundle announcement.

Iwata’s conservative estimate of 3.6 million Wii U units sold this year remains a possibility, thanks both to strong software available and a conservative estimate that the Wii U has exceeded in both years since launch.

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