I think Ubisoft’s Ambitions for Watch Dogs are a bit high…

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They seriously think this game will be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA.  Which if you don’t know the obvious, are two of the biggest third party franchises of all time, selling many millions of copies per installment (FIFA has sold over 100 million games total and Call of Duty has sold more than past til 2011 alone). Unfortunately, I’d like to give Ubisoft a nice reality check.

Pokemon X and Y Sell 12 Million Copies, Become Fastest Selling 3DS Games Ever!

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Not that any of this should surprise you in the slightest, every single Pokemon game in history has been a massive break out success and has sold at least ten or so million copies worldwide.  But for this Pokemon game to already do that well (and outsell pretty much every other 3DS game ever released)?  That’s pretty impressive I have to say. So what was the full press release? Read on to find out!

No, Nintendo Brands are Not Down Year After Year…

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Because while the sales chart posted across the internet in the last day or so has total Nintendo sales across all possible systems being less than before, there’s one rather misleading thing they forget to mention… Namely, that the chart includes Wii and DS games and systems. Of course these will be down, both systems are officially at the end of their life and aren’t getting any new games.  It’s just that the Wii and DS was huge successes that have been gradually running out of steam since Nintendo released their successors.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Does Decent in UK

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Yes really.  I can’t believe it either.  The game actually managed to enter the all formats chart at number 4, which is surprisingly good for a Wii U game. How good?  Well, the Wii U has generally bombed miserably over here. To the point some weeks/months, not one game for the system was in the top FORTY bestsellers.  So to see Tropical Freeze doing okay is good news at last.

Wow, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is doing well!

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It’s the number 1 best selling game on Amazon France, Germany and Spain!  Which really goes to show that a  good game that people actually want will do well, even in regions in which Nintendo has no real market or support. As well as that even the extremely negative and cynical journalists writing for the gaming press can’t bring down a good game by attacking it for not being appealing to their own narrow tastes.

So What Will It Take for Nintendo to Sell in the UK?

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Over the years, Nintendo has managed to succeed in most gaming markets worldwide, with their most recent systems like the DS, Wii and 3DS being successful in places as different as Japan, the USA and many parts of mainland Europe. But there’s always been one country in which Nintendo has never succeeded.  That, is the UK. The place where Rare was based, where the author of this very article comes from and where the

Kirby 3DS Has Highest Opening Week Sales in History!

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No really, Kirby Triple Deluxe is seemingly doing really well in Japan, to the point it’s actually outdone the last four or so Kirby games in first week sales!  Continue reading to see a comparison between the sales of each of the recent Kirby games, and one that’ll probably make you cheer for the future of the franchise!

Zelda Doesn’t Need to Sell in Japan

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Recently at Zelda Informer, an article talking about the recent handheld Zelda games and their sales in Japan has been published.  Stating that the titles are selling a bit better than before (but still underperforming in general), there’s this general tone through the article that it’s a bad thing, as if a series selling far more in one region than another is a negative. But I disagree.  Zelda doesn’t need to sell in Japan, and here’s why…