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Wii U Life-To-Date Sales Have Now Surpassed 2 Million In Japan

You’re glad, aren’t you?

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The Wii U has hit two million sales today following Media Create’s latest sales data for Japan. Since Nintendo’s home console launched in the Japanese market two years ago, the system has sold 2,009,513 units in its life-to-date. This week’s software and hardware charts in the region, which you can see here, confirmed the Wii U sold an extra 12k units, enabling it to top the milestone marker.

Back in October, Nintendo published its second quarterly financial report. The company stated that Wii U sales had reached a total of 7.29 million sales worldwide between its launch in 2012 up until September 30, 2014. With Japan hitting two million before the holiday season ends, it’s a great sign the Wii U is pushing forward with momentum.

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Donkey Kong Actor Sues Nintendo After Suffering Heart Condition

Nintendo of America… You pricks.

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An actor who donned a Donkey Kong costume to promote Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is suing Nintendo. Parker Mills was hired to play the iconic gorilla at the Los Angeles Zoo on May 24th, 2013, after which he says he suffered a serious heart condition. Mills’ attorneys claim that he was denied breaks and not provided with an ice pack to cool him down while he was in the Donkey Kong suit. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D was also released on May 24th, 2013, for Nintendo 3DS.

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Captain Toad Was Created As Miyamoto Is A Fan Of The Rubik Cube

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Koichi Hayashida has revealed that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker’s unique design was ultimately inspired by Miyamoto’s fascination with the Rubik Cube. Hayashida says that Mr Miyamoto had been thinking long and hard about how he could implement a Rubik cube style of gameplay into a video game. The end result became The Adventures of Captain Toad which featured in the critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D World. Here’s what he had to say,

“He’s a fan of the Rubik cube. And at one point he was thinking about implementing a Rubik cube-style of gameplay into a video game.” When Miyamoto saw what the team accomplished, he suggested they make Captain Toad into its own video game.”

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The Legend Of Zelda Symphony Of The Goddesses Embarks On New Worldwide “Master Quest” Tour In 2015

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Nintendo has announced the revered Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour will embark on a new worldwide adventure next year. The concert series will return for a third installment under the name of “Master Quest” to celebrate the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on Nintendo 3DS.

Featuring new music from the latest Zelda 3DS title, A Link Between Worlds, as well as music from the aforementioned remake Majora’s Mask, the Master Quest tour will take fans on a melodic journey across Hyrule and its diverse worlds, including gameplay imagery from the fan-favourite remake.

With an approved orchestral score from Zelda series composer Koji Kondo, guests will be able to relive their favourite musical moments in the series from the likes of Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, The Wind Waker and A Link to the Past. For details on the where the upcoming tour will…

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Nintendo Of America Exec Says Esports Helped Rekindle Interest In Smash Bros

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Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, Scott Moffitt, has explained how he feels esports has played a crucial role in the success of Super Smash Bros. Competitive gaming competitions – such as the Super Smash Bros. Invitational – helped revive interest in Nintendo’s flagship fighting series, according to Moffitt. The first-ever Smash Bros. Invitational was held at E3 2014, where 16 Smash Bros. players from around the world battled one another for the top spot. Those who weren’t able to attend the event were encouraged to watch it via a livestream on Nintendo’s Twitch channel.

“There does seem to be a ton of pent-up demand for this franchise,” Moffitt said. “ESports has helped to rekindle gamers’ love for this franchise and really prepare the environment for a fantastic launch. I do believe that the record sales are due to a lot of the…

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Nintendo Is Asking NicoNico Creators To Help Promote Their Games

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Nintendo Japan is currently looking for NicoNico video creators to help promote their games and get a slice of the advertising revenue. The promotion started today in Japan and is called the Creator Encouragement Program. There’s currently 250 eligible games which range from Wii U titles to NES games. Those NicoNico users that register for the program will be able to earn incentive money if their work proves to be popular.

Thanks, Michelle and Kallum

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Averages 79 On Metacritic

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Reviews for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker have already come pouring in from online review aggregation site, Metacritic. Toad’s adventure currently has a metascore of 79 with Destructiod stating that Captain Toad is an experience that doesn’t attempt to really wow you, but instead delivers consistent puzzle experiences at a rapid pace. On the flip side Games Radar said that while it’s good to see Nintendo stepping out of its Mario comfort zone, Captain Toad just isn’t versatile enough to compete in the big leagues. What would be a budget eShop no-brainer is a little too slight at a higher price.

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