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3DS users can spice up their portable lives with new Home Menu themes, available now not just in Japan but in North America and Europe too. There are five free themes that give the startup screen a basic splash of color, but if you're after something with more pizazz there are purchasable themes to...

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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 appearanc...

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Nintendo fell slightly short of the reduced financial projections it set in January, with the Wii U reaching 2.72 million shipments for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. However, the system remains way off Nintendo's initial projection of 9 million, so it's no surprise to see more conservative...

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf has reestablished the concept of being financially indebted to a shopkeeping raccoon, with 7.38 million copies sold worldwide. Animal Crossing series creator Katsuya Eguchi shared the sales data during a panel at GDC 2014, adding that the 3DS itself has found 42.74 millio...

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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...

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Team Joystiq is barging into 2014 with a celebration of last year's best games. Keep reading throughout the week to see our assembly of ingenious indies and triple-A triumphs. FIFA 14 Regardless of any indicator that 2013 was a "tune-up" year for EA Canada's ongoing soccer sim series, FIFA 14 a...

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon are among five 3DS games that each shipped more than a million copies between April and September. The three other members of Nintendo's million-high club are Tomodachi Collection, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and Donkey Kong Country Return...

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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. ...

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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 Blacklis...

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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 commu...

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A relatively quiet week on the UK charts allows for some meditative crafting, with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition squarely in first place. The Last of Us moves up to the second of us again, as Pikmin 3, which debuted last week in second, drops all the way off the top ten and into ... still looking ......

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Despite a 3.8 percent year-on-year drop in revenue, Nintendo posted a healthy ¥8.62 billion net profit in the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, or just under $88 million. However, the concern for the company must be the new low Wii U shipments dropped to. The console only shifted 160,000 units...

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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 del...

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The NPD Group has published its monthly report outlining the performance of the physical sector of the video games retail market, with unsurprising results with respect to both the industry's overall performance and which games sold the most between June 2 and July 6. Nintendo's 3DS remained the be...

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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 t...

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