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Super Mario World ruined me. Ever since it was released in 1991, I've been waiting for Nintendo to top it, to one up its brilliant levels, wonderful music and sheer creativity. Don't get me wrong, the 3D Mario games are great, but I grew up with 2D games and will always have a soft spot for them. New Super Mario Bros. promised to return Mario and friends to their 2D...

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Super Luigi U arrives as DLC June 20, packaged standalone August 25

The Super Luigi U DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U is being released as a digital download for the game on June 20 in both North America and Europe. However, it's also coming to retail as a packaged standalone. It'll be available August 25 in North America, and July 26 in Europe. The DLC will be...

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Nintendo mass-claims revenue from YouTube 'Let's Play' videos

A number of YouTube members report that Nintendo is issuing "Content ID Match" copyright claims en masse for videos featuring gameplay from its published titles. The move appears to target the "Let's Play" community, in particular. Let's Play series authors often produce full video walkthroughs...

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Wii U shipments miss targets at 3.45M, projected 9M for next fiscal year

The Wii U shipped 3.45 million units worldwide as of March 31, a figure well short of the 4 million projected in January, itself adjusted from initial forecasts of 5.5 million. That means the Wii U only shipped around 390,000 units worldwide in the last three months. In a financial statement,...

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New Super Luigi U DLC comes to New Super Mario Bros. U this summer

New Super Mario Bros. U gets the previously announced New Super Luigi U DLC this summer, specifically June in Japan. The news was announced in this morning's Nintendo Direct, which revealed as usual Luigi will be able to outjump his shorter brother, and that the DLC features some shorter stages...

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New Super Luigi U DLC coming to New Super Mario Bros. U this year

Nintendo announced a Luigi-themed DLC pack for New Super Mario Bros. U in today's Nintendo Direct. The DLC, titled 'New Super Luigi U,' applies changes to the main campaign to make every single course "all-new", essentially allowing for a new Luigi campaign. The DLC is coming this year. Nintendo...

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Nintendo cuts hardware sales targets after shipping 3M Wii U consoles in 2012

Nintendo adjusted its annual net profit outlook from ¥6 billion to ¥14 billion (around $154 million) on the back of a weakening yen, with the company posting a nine-month operating loss of ¥5.8 billion ($63.7 million) compared to the corresponding figure of ¥48.4 billion for the...

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Best of the Rest: JC's picks of 2012

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Kid Icarus Uprising I tried not to push Kid Icarus Uprising on my coworkers, despite enjoying it more than...

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Best of the Rest: Mike Suszek's picks of 2012

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. FIFA Soccer 13 I'd argue that sports games haven't quite accomplished what EA Canada managed to do this year with...

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Wii U sold 308,570 units across first two days in Japan

Nintendo sold 308,570 Wii U units over the console's opening two days in Japan, according to Enterbrain data. That places the new console 17 percent behind its predecessor, the Wii shifting 371,936 units in its first two days on sale. On the other hand, the Wii U sits comfortably ahead of...

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Wii U sold 425K units in US after 7 days of availability

According to NPD data sent by Nintendo, the Wii U sold over 425,000 units in its debut month – or, at least, the seven days of it counted toward NPD's November sales period (the Nov. 18 launch through Nov. 24). Nintendo points out that the debut is almost as promising as the 475,000 units of...

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