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James

James

Online, Editor-in-chief of purenintendo.com. Likes long walks through the rain forest of South America. Enjoys picnics and Unicorns. Was also voted the sexiest man in High School.

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Ubisoft reveals full franchise figures

April 19, 2014 |

The other day the official Ubisoft website released some of their top-selling franchises. Nothing too surprising, except I would have thought Just Dance would be a little closer to the top.

- Assassin’s Creed®: 73 million - Just Dance™: 48 million - … Read More

Nintendo PR: Nintendo joins with the National Park Foundation to support the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

April 18, 2014 |

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo of America announced today that it will join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to bring fun, active-play video games to the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Nintendo turned down Skylanders as an exclusive

April 16, 2014 | 2

The Skylanders franchise has grown into a multimillion-dollar juggernaut. The idea of introducing toy figures, and asking consumers to pay more, was new and risky, apparently to risky for Nintendo. According to Toys for Bob co-founders Fred Ford and Paul … Read More

At least 30 characters in Mario Kart 8

April 15, 2014 |

The screen below was taken from the most recent Mario Kart 8 demo. If counted, I will save you the time, one will find 27 different characters and three question marks. Now, who’s to say, except Nintendo, that the character … Read More

Koopa Kast Special – Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

April 9, 2014 |

We decided we couldn’t wait a week to talk about Tuesday’s Super Smash Bros. Direct. Today at 8 PM EST we will hold a special Super Smash Bros. Koopa Kast to talk about all things Smash Brothers! Feel free to … Read More

Smash Bros. Direct – Full Recap

April 8, 2014 |

Check out some screen grabs from all the stages shown off during today’s Nintendo Direct. And be sure to check below for the full recap.

What was your favorite announcement during the Direct?  Let us know in the comments!

Smash … Read More

Pokémon X/Y sells nearly 12 million units

April 7, 2014 |

We knew about the popularity of Pokémon. It didn’t take a video game expert to know that Pokémon X/Y would sell very well on the Nintendo 3DS. Today, we can see how popular this Pokémon franchise has become.

Nintendo has announced that Pokémon X/Y … Read More

New Club Nintendo Featured Game Offers

April 7, 2014 |

I love Club Nintendo Featured games update – It’s like Christmas every month. I will admit, I have never used my Club Nintendo coins for games, but Super Mario World, for 200 coins, is very tempting.

 

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Kirby Triple Deluxe – “Oh Kirby, You’re So Silly” trailer

April 4, 2014 |

May has become a huge month for those Nintendo fans in North America. The start of the month, May 2nd, brings Kirby Triple Deluxe and Mario Golf: World Tour. The month is then capped off with Mario Kart 8 on … Read More

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition screens

March 24, 2014 |

A few weeks ago Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment  announced they would bring a deluxe version of the 3DS game, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, to the Wii U.

Blackgate Deluxe will offer players the same “dynamic story” in high-definition, an improved map … Read More

Miiverse update released

March 19, 2014 |

Nintendo has rolled out a pretty decent Miiverse update for both the Wii U and 3DS. Nintendo Tom explains the updates in a Miiverse post.

Hi there, it’s Tom at Nintendo. We made an update to Miiverse today! The update … Read More

PR: Little Orbit to Publish How to Train Your Dragon 2 video games

March 18, 2014 |

Become The Ultimate Dragon Rider This June On the Xbox 360, 3DS, Wii, Wii U And PlayStation 3 Santa Ana, CA. – March 18, 2014 — Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher, has entered a licensing agreement with DreamWorks … Read More

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Guitar, Band and DJ Hero DLC will be terminated March 31st

March 18, 2014 |

Were you planning to download any Guitar, Band or DJ Hero DLC in the next couple of days? Well, you have until March 31st when Activision terminates all the Hero DLC service.

To help dampen the news, Activision will over 50% … Read More

Pokemon announced as official Japanese World Cup mascots

March 16, 2014 | 1

Adidas, the official kit designer for the Japanese team, and Nintendo  announced a partnership that will make Pikachu, and some of his Pokemon friends, the official mascots of the Japanese World Cup Team.

The team will wear the “Samurai Blue” gear, … Read More

Nintendo PR: Donkey Kong Drives Wii U sales, Bravely Default outpacing Fire Emblem

March 13, 2014 | 2

Nintendo just released one of their boasting sales press release. Check out a quick rundown of the highlights.

  • Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze sold 130,000 copies.
  • 3DS software sales were up 25% from last year.
  • The Wii U software sales … Read More