Nintendo's Shipped 1.84 Million New 3DS Units

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The New 3DS has only been out since October in Japan (and November in Australia), but it's already shipped 1.84 million units, bringing the total for the 3DS family of handheld consoles up to 50.41 million units shipped.


1.91 million Wii Us were shipped between October and December of last year, bringing its total up to only 9.2 million units shipped (for context, Microsoft reported 6.6 million units shipped during the last quarter of 2014).

The weak value of the yen is giving a boost to Nintendo's income from overseas, so Nintendo is expecting a profit of 30 billion yen this year (up from a previously forecast 20 billion).

Nintendo is Re-Releasing Wii Titles Digitally for the Wii U

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If you found the current Wii backwards compatability on your Wii U cumbersome, now's your chance to get it on playing some Wii games more easily.  Nintendo is re-releasing the games above (and more in the future) in the eShop.  They'll be half off during the first week of their release.

If MK8 and Smash Haven't Destroyed Your Friendships, Mario Party 10 Will Be Available in March

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On March 20, to be exact.   Nintendo is also releasing a new set of Super Mario Bros Amiibos that includes Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and Toad:

Duck Hunt Duo and Game and Watch Amiibos Might be Forthcoming

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YouTuber Mema Haxx posted the above video of a Duck Hunt Duo amiibo.  The video doesn't show Duck Hunt dog in action, but he also posted a similar video of a Game and Watch amiibo that includes creation, editing, and levelling the character (check it out below).  Presumably, Mema Haxx is using a modified NFC chip to get the game to detect data for unannounced characters that are already on the disk. Nintendo hasn't announced amiibo figures for either character, but it's entirely possible that we'll see them in the future, especially given the success of amiibo so far. Keep your fingers crossed if you're hoping for more Smash amiibos.



You Can Watch Anime on Your Wii U Now

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You know, since you don't have any games to play on it or whatever.

Probably Don't Panic About Your Wii U Breaking

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A problem has arisen with Smash for the Wii U that's causing some users to encounter error codes, leaving their games and sometimes their consoles unplayable. The most common error codes are 160-0103 when the game is booted up, and 160-1710 on the Data Management page. Many are suspicious that this error is related to an update, but there's no official word yet. These errors can sometimes leave a console bricked, especially after deleting an update, so proceed with caution. Affected users who have contacted Nintendo are being directed to format the system (which can leave it bricked), or mail the console to Nintendo.


The issue is not currently very widespread, but be careful out there, Wii U owners.

UPDATE: Internet sleuthing has revealed that it isn't necessarily Smash's fault; it's been happening with a variety of games.


UPDATE 2: Nintendo is investigating the issue, but maintains that it's only affecting a small percentage of consumers.

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