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Do you hate the staid, utilitarian aesthetic of the Nintendo 3DS' Home screen? Do you live in Japan? Come next month, Nintendo may have a solution for your woes. When the handheld's next firmware update rolls out, it will include access to a selection of 50 themes designed to alter the appearance...

September 29th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The Nintendo 2DS has made it into the tiny hands of 2.1 million customers worldwide since its launch on October 12, according to Nintendo's financial highlights (PDF link). The 3DS, which launched in February 2011, has shipped 42.7 million units, while the DS family has shipped 154 million units in...

January 30th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Animal Crossing enthusiasts who want to pluck their characters from the game world and transport them to our physical dimension can now do so for a small fee, as Etsy user RezArmy is now offering custom-made resin figures of Animal Crossing: New Leaf's human characters. The examples above are pre-...

November 21st 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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3DS aficionados in the UK looking to gorge themselves on the StreetPasses of strangers will find a veritable smorgasbord later this month. Nintendo has declared Saturday, September 28 to be National StreetPass Day in the UK, and will host a couple of gatherings for folks to come and exchange Miis....

September 18th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Toys R Us is holding a massive game sale, spanning 3DS, Xbox 360 and PS3. Simply buy one game at full price, add another game from this list to your order and a 40% discount will be applied to the second game. Eligible games include Saints Row 4, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Splinter Cell Blacklist,...

August 23rd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo announced an Animal Crossing-themed app for Wii U during its Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. The app, titled Animal Crossing Plaza, allows players to post messages with screenshots and QR codes from 3DS game Animal Crossing: New Leaf via SD card to the series' new Miiverse comm...

August 7th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo announced this evening that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold over 505,000 copies between physical and digital versions in June. Nintendo says over 20 percent of sales (around 101,000 downloads) went through the Nintendo eShop, which it claims is the second-highest ratio of digital deliv...

July 18th 2013 at 7:03pm 0 Comments
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For you crazy folks that own a 3DS but do not have Animal Crossing: New Leaf yet, the game is currently on sale for $26.59 on Amazon. This gives players a little more money to pay their real-life bills when not working hard to pay off Tom Nook's home loans in the game. It's a great deal, as we th...

June 29th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf is pretty swank: Nintendo museum, storage basement – it even has a bed with a giant disturbing face on it. While he never explicitly says, we're assuming this is an exact replica of Fils-Aime's actual...

June 22nd 2013 at 12:15am 0 Comments
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The biggest news on the Nintendo eShop this week is definitely the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It hits the eShop on June 9 and, in case you didn't hear, we really enjoyed it. Meanwhile, Wii U Virtual Console picks up Spelunker today, and it gets Yoshi – the NES puzzle game – o...

June 6th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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I've developed a hatred for Beardo, a blue bear with a mustache and sideburns that built his house right next to mine in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. I had plans to surround my mansion-to-be with flower beds. While the line of cherry trees I planted set me apart from Beardo, it wasn't good enough. Ev...

June 4th 2013 at 12:20pm 0 Comments