Nintendo Removes 18+ eShop Restrictions

Nintendo Europe has now removed the restrictions on the sale of 18+ rated games in the Wii U and 3DS eShop.

Wii U eShop

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Our Wii U and Nintendo Land

Tim brought home our Wii U last night, and as he’d done the tedious hour-long update at work, it was just a matter of setting up our user accounts.. individual accounts linked to the new Nintendo Network this time.

I decided not to bother importing my old Mii yet.. the transfer from the Wii is easy enough but both consoles have to be connected to the internet to do it.. and besides, there was a new Mii Maker to play with!

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Wii U: Unboxing, Accounts and Chat!

Nintendo have published the first unboxing video for the Wii U, showing us everything that customers will get in the Wii U Premium Pack.

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Nintendo to sell Wii U at a Loss

Nintendo has confirmed that they will be selling the Wii U at a loss.. despite the planned launch prices and their expectation of selling 5.5 million consoles by the end of the financial year.

The Wii U launches in Europe on the 30th November, with retailer estimates given to MCV suggesting the Basic Pack will cost £250, with the Premium Pack at £290, and the ZombiU version to cost as much as £330.

Nintendo’s Wii U Coming in November!

The Wii U will be available on November 30th in Europe, a week before the launch of the console in Japan, but two weeks after the US release.

There will be two bundles; the Basic Pack, a white console with 8GB of memory and the Premium Pack, a black console with 32GB of memory.  The Wii U Premium Pack will come with access to the Nintendo Network Premium scheme, and it will also be bundled with Nintendo Land, a collection of 12 mini-games.

The price for the packs is to be set by individual retailers in the UK, but prices for the bundles in the US have been listed as $299.99 for the Basic Pack and $349.99 for the Premium Pack.

 

E3 2012: Second Day’s Offerings

Picking through the news for what’s happened overnight at E3.. there’s been a lot more love for the Wii U, with plenty more games announced for the system.. more mention of the PS Vita, which apparently won’t be getting a price cut, and release dates for a trio of Mario titles for the 3DS.. all later this year.

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