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Nintendo Downloads: Gradius, Monster Shooter lead this week’s store update

This week’s list of various Nintendo European store downloads has been unveiled, and other than classic shmup Gradius, the pickings are pretty slim.

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DS headlines

  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter, Tetris: Axis dated for US

    Nintendo’s announced release dates for both Professor Layton and the Last Specter on DS and Tetris: Axis for 3DS in the US.

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  • GameFreak shoots down Wii Pokemon RPG, says core series will "always" be portable

    The part of us that’s still ten-years-old is crying right now. Look what you did, GameFreak. Look what you did.

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  • April NPDs - everything in one place

    When you hear the word “April,” what do you think of? Chocolate rabbits? Practical jokes? Finally taking down your Christmas lights? Well, we think of videogame sales. That’s all we think of. Ever. See inside our minds after the break.

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  • Miyamoto: Nintendo not "active" enough in online space, subscription fees a possibility

    Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection. One of these things is not like the others. According to Nintendo mother brain Shigeru Miyamoto, however, Nintendo’s offering won’t remain the F-student of the online world forever. Will that mean subscription fees? Maybe. Bet you can’t guess who Nintendo’s been cribbing notes from.

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  • Nintendo not afraid of Apple? Maybe it should be, says survey

    Portable gaming is Nintendo. Whether you’re spending your morning commute with a PSP, Nintendo DS, or Neo-Geo Pocket (RIP), to most passers-by, that little slab of plastic in your hands is a Gameboy. And oh, hey, 129 million sales. Nintendo’s throne is unassailable, right? But we can remember a time when console gaming was the […]

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  • Nintendo's Thanksgiving weekend tally: 1.5 million consoles sold in the US

    In true Nintendo fashion, the big N’s “what we’re thankful for” list suffered a bit of a delay over the weekend. But the waggle-powered behemoth’s excuse for its tardiness is passable, we think. See, Nintendo was busy taking advantage of shoppers who were taking advantage of Black Friday deals. So, can you guess what the […]

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  • Nintendo: Next Metroid Prime might land on the DS

    Metroid: The Other M may be hogging all the series’ face time right now, but Prime isn’t ready for the retirement home just yet. Speaking with ONM, Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe indicated that Metroid Prime’s next foray might be a return trip to the Nintendo DS. “We are always planning to make new games in the […]

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  • Lego Rock Band coming to the DS

    CVG‘s gotten a quick peek at Lego Rock Band on this Nintendo DS, and apparently, it’s even more family friendly than the main versions of the game. For one thing, “suggestive lyrics” will be absent from the game. Songs included on the DS’s surprisingly capable cart are Ruby by the Kaiser Chiefs, Monster by The […]

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  • Spore Hero emerges from primordial ooze this October

    Spore Hero, a new Nintendo Wii and DS action-adventure spin-off of Will Wright’s evolution-themed magnum opus, is on track to reach the retail phase this October, EA announced today. Both versions of the game will be arriving on October 6 in North America, and October 9 everywhere else. Sure, the lack of geetar, drums, and […]

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  • Non-DSicrimination: NPD not separating DS and DSi sales in monthly report

    NPDs? What about ‘em? They’re basically our gods. Anyway, after all the hubbub surrounding Nintendo’s recent DSi launch, Ars Technica contacted the NPD group to find out whether or not gaming’s premiere abacus would be giving DSi sales their own space on its monthly report. The answer: Nuh-uh. Well, mostly. According to the NPD Group’s […]

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  • GDC: Portable Duke Nukem games' existence proven

    OhGizmo! snagged a few new details on the portable Duke Nukem trilogy, which appeared at GDC in a more or less corporeal form. Apparently, the trilogy will not only exist, but exist in two different forms: three games on the DS and three on the PSP. However, the DS versions will see Duke spewing a […]

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  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor heading to US DS

    Looks like rumor that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor will release for DS in North America on June 23 is correct. Amazon leaked the information last week; yesterday Atlus officially confirmed the game, although the release date isn’t set in stone as yet. Devil Survivor is the first Shin Megami Tensei game for DS, and […]

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  • LEGO Battles heading to DS this summer

    Traveller’s Tales announced Lego Battles for DS today. The game will feature three Lego toy themes, and allow you to build your own fortresses and wage battle against other teams across six storylines and over 70 different levels. This means that your Lego pirates can battle wizards and aliens, and your dragons can knock about […]

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  • Mushroom Men coming to Europe in March

    Come March, Europe will geta taste of Southpeak’s Mushroom Men when they finally land on DS and Wii. Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is a 3D platformer in its Wii incarnation, while Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi is a side-scrolling action prequel to the former for DS. The US got them in December of […]

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  • Nintendo president hates price drops for consumers' sakes

    As recent events have seemingly implied, there’s no better way to snag a gaggle of buyers than to slash a few digits off your console’s price tag. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn’t need to cheapen his company’s console in order to spur sales, and frankly, he abhors the very thought of it. “This is […]

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  • DS still leading Japan hardware charts

    DS will never be beaten in Japan, it seems, although PSP appears to be having a good crack at it. God knows what Xbox 360′s doing down there. Media Create hardware figures for Japan, January 21-27. DS Lite 79,370 PSP 77,933 Wii 74,544 PS3 34,363 PS2 11,364 Xbox 360 4,296

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  • "90 percent" of US DS gamers use R4, says ELSPA

    ELSPA has issued a startling figure regarding DS piracy in a UK newspaper, claiming that up to 90 percent of American DS owners are playing illegal games using R4 carts. “The implications are massive. In America it’s thought 90 percent of Nintendo users are playing pirated games because of R4s,” said John Hillier, manager of […]

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  • DS hits 1 million in Australia

    According to this, DS has now sold over 1 million units in Australia, with Wii selling more than 300,000 units. The data, compiled by Gfk, also shows that DS was the biggest selling console in the country last year, moving 509,000 machines. Wii sold more than 73,000 consoles in the same month.

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  • Cobalt DS confirmed for US in February

    So says this. A cobalt blue DS will hit America on February 10, according to ad materials from Gamestop. At the moment, Amazon UK’s only listing white, black and pink machines for sale and there hasn’t been a sniff of anything else, so Euros will probably have to import, should they just have to buy […]

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