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Nintendo no longer accepting credit cards on 3DS, Wii U eShop in Europe and the UK

Nintendo is dropping support for credit cards through the 3DS and Wii U eShop digital stores.

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  • Amazon Europe reverts recent pre-order policy change to how it's always been

    Amazon customers in Europe are reporting that the retailer has reverted recent changes to its pre-order policy.

  • Amazon Europe now charges full amount when pre-ordering games

    It appears Amazon has changed its pre-order policy in a number of countries in Europe, including the UK.

  • Dark Souls Trilogy finally coming to Europe in March [UPDATE]

    The Dark Souls Trilogy, a collection of all three games in the series, bizarrely skipped Europe when it was first released, but it’s finally on the way.

  • 15 European gambling regulators team up to address loot boxes

    A collaboration between European gambling regulators and the Washington State Gambling Commission are taking a close loot at loot boxes.

  • ZombiU is 50% off and Assassin's Creed 3 €14.99 in European eShop sale

    Nintendo Europe has launched a sale on its eShop, cutting ZombiU’s price in half an Assassin’s Creed 3 down to a mere quarter of its original price until the 7th of November. Check out the full list of discounted titles below.

  • Trion Worlds add new talent to boost its European Team

    Trion Worlds has added three more MMO specialists to its team – Jonathan Goddard, Jeff Pabst, and Simon Bull.

  • Rumor: PSN cards coming to Europe, launching with PSP Go

    Belgian site consoleshop.be appears to have cracked open a hidden vein of European prepaid PSN cards, and will share its bounty with everyone else on October 1. The PSP Go — in all its download-only glory — also launches on October 1, so pairing it with PSN cards makes sense. The cards will apparently come […]

  • Saints Row 2 soundtrack announced, is massive, has Final Countdown

    THQ just sent word that the Saints Row 2 soundtrack’s been announced, and there are more tunes on it than there are leaves on a tree. That’s a lot. Here. Looking at it, there really is an awful lot of “classic” stuff on there, including The Final Countdown by Europe. Can’t say fairer than that. […]

  • Wii price drop is "rumour and speculation" says Nintendo

    Nintendo UK’s told GI that talk of a Wii price cut in Europe this morning is “rumour and speculation”. And we’ve just received the same comment while writing this. “Rumour and speculation – so no comment,” said a rep.

  • European Wii price cuts rumoured

    Jeux-France has rumoured that Nintendo Europe is drop Wii’s price in Europe this Mai. The site, citing a “source at Nintendo France”, predicts that the machine with Wii Sports with drop to €149, while a Mario Kart Wii bundle will retail for €199. The Wii Sports pack currently sells for €249 on the Continent, so […]

  • European 360 price cuts announced

    No more guessing, then. Microsoft just confirmed what Amazon had the good grace to admit this morning: the RRPs of all three European Xbox 360 SKUs will drop on Friday. “Microsoft today announced it is lowering the estimated retail price (ERP) for its Xbox 360 family of consoles in Europe,” said the company in a […]

  • Xbox 360 price drop is reaction to Blu-ray victory, says analyst

    The simExchange Jesse Divnich is convinced that the impended European Xbox 360 price cut is a specific reaction to the recent death of HD-DVD and emerging dominance of Blu-ray. “I’ve always considered the console wars to be like a game of chess and Sony’s recent Blu-ray victory is equivalent to putting Microsoft in ‘check’,” he […]

  • Amazon UK puts Xbox 360 prices back up after morning drop

    Oh dear. Amazon UK has now changed all it’s Xbox 360 hardware prices back to their original levels, following cutting them this morning. The Arcade pack is now listed as £189.98, the Premium as £249.99 and the Elite as £279.99. This morning, the retailer had dropped its prices to £149.99 for the Arcade, £189.99 for […]

  • Amazon cuts Xbox 360 price across all SKUs in the UK, Arcade drops below £150

    Any announcement is going to be a little late, from the look of it. Amazon UK has cut the price of all its 360 SKUs this morning, following news last night that a Dutch retailer had detailed euro-priced cuts and the German FT had run a story saying Microsoft is to drop the price of […]

  • Dutch retailer details Euro 360 price cut

    According to this, Dutch retailer Bart Smith has seemingly confirmed the rumoured European Xbox 360 price cuts that did the rounds earlier this week. According to that page, Xbox 360 Elite has dropped from €549.95 to €399.95 , the Pro console (which includes Viva Pinata and Forza Motorsport 2) was lowered from €399.95 to €299.95 […]

  • Microsoft says nothing on Euro 360 price drop

    As per usual, Microsoft has refused to comment on yesterday’s rumours that Xbox 360 is going to see a price cut across Europe next week. “We do not comment on rumour and speculation,” said a spokesperson. As reported yesterday, it’s now widely believed that Microsoft will drop the price of all three Xbox 360 SKUs […]

  • UK retailers in dark on Euro 360 drop, but senior insider confirms truth

    Speaking under condition of strict anonymity, a senior UK source has confirmed to videogaming247 that Microsoft is readying a European price cut for Xbox 360, saying that NDAs are in place to prevent privy parties speaking on the record. According to this story, the price is going to be cut by €50 across all SKUs […]

  • Euro Xbox 360 price cut rumoured for March 14

    Says so here. Apparently the price is going to be cut by €50 across all SKUs. That report claims to have “corroborated this story with numerous UK retailers this morning”, and that Microsoft has issued a “no comment”. The drop would mean the Core pack would be cheaper than a Wii in Europe at approximately […]

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