Since the reveal of the Xbox One, many people have almost literally jumped on the Nintendo hype-train, resulting in gifs like these. And this one. And since that reveal last tuesday, sales at Amazon UK have skyrocketed. There has been an astounding jump in sales rank for Wii U consoles – an increase of 875 percent to be precise. 

There has also been a price cut to support this growth, going from £289.99, or $437.42 – a lot by American standards – to £219.99 for the basic pack, which translates to $331.83. The system was at #390 in the list of Amazon's PC & Gaming Bestsellers before the conference, but currently has shot up to #48 because of fan backlash due to the reveal.

It's interesting that so many people immediately bought the Wii U after the Xbox One reveal, especially after so many people bashed it for its relatively unimpressing launch. It's a great time to buy a Wii U. After all, there are many great titles coming, and it still has some interesting games like ZombiU. We'll have to see what the reveal does to the performance of the Wii U in the long run.

 

Looking to see what Shin Megami Tensei IV will sound like in English when you pick it up for your 3DS later this year? Well look no further, we've got you covered. The latest trailer shows off multiple snippets of cutscenes and gameplay. For those who haven't been keeping up with our coverage of SMT4, the trailer not only shows off details for the story but also for multiple features and characters/demons found throughout the game. Be sure to check it out!

Today some high quality games hit the Wii U virtual console, with three entire Kirby games adding themselves to the line-up of downloadable content. Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Kirby Super Star all arrived on the Virtual Console today in the US. As if that wasn't enough, Nintendo is making the deal even sweeter for all of these SNES era games: they are each $7.99 on the Virtual Console, but from today until May 30th, if two of these games are purchased, the last one is free. That is a great deal for these great titles.

For those who have never played these games before, Kirby's Dream Course is a golf-based game with its own unique fighting and gameplay style that only Kirby could pull off. Kirby's Dream Land 3 is a standard Kirby game, the next in line in the Dream Land series, and is solid, but it is not particularly spectacular in terms of adding to the Kirby formula. Lastly, Kirby Super Star is a platforming adventure mixed with different game modes and mini games. It is a great game but a little on the easy side, even as Kirby games go. Even with their faults, these games are solid entries into the Kirby series and deserve a play through if there is any interest at all, especially with Nintendo's awesome week-long offer.

What do you think? Are you going to pick up any of these games? Will you grab all of them to take advantage of the special deal? Or is this just not a Nintendo download week for you? Thoughts, feelings, and opinions belong in the comments!

Square Enix has announced "Square Enix Presents," a new YouTube channel to improve and increase communication with fans. Square Enix Presents will broadcast live during E3 2013, with new videos featuring news, walkthroughs, and interviews. Almost sounds like a Nintendo Direct, huh?

The channel may include some breaks here and there, but it will probably air for a large portion of the conference. Square Enix has promised the addition will be "almost as fun as flying a chocobo." There will be blood if they don't follow through on that promise.

E3 is only a few weeks away! Stick here at Gamnesia as the news rolls in.

Ever since the 2007 GDC, Media Molecule has astounded gamers and designers alike with their art style and unique mechanics. To offer a bit of background information on the company, the British game developer was founded in January of 2006. Prior to Media Molecule's establishment, Mark Healey, Alex Evans, David Smith and Kareem Ettouney worked at Lionhead Studios, which is credited with creating the Fable franchise. Following their departure, the band of friends gave a rather unusual pitch to Sony, seeking funding to start up their own original project. Media Molecule has been around for a few years now, and the stage is set for their next great creation, Tearaway.

Read further and fast forward to learn more about Media Molecule's current project!

EA does it again. Its newly announced Need for Speed game – Need for Speed: Rivalswon't be coming to the Wii U. EA's reason? Frostbite doesn't run on the Wii U. Need for Speed: Rivals will make its way to all the other consoles, including the Xbox One and the Playstation 4. It will be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 19th, and the game comes to the other consoles at a later date. EA had this to say:

“Yeah, Frostbite is not really set up for Wii U. I don’t have all the information, so it wouldn’t be right for me to speak about it. Frostbite 3 is a really capable engine, it’s scalable and it gives us a big advantage on the next generation to support the Xbox One and the PS4, but it’s not being developed on the Wii U.” — EA Representative

The above character silhouettes were recently posted on SEGA's Facebook page, along with a cryptic message:

Six will rise from the Lost World. Are they friends or foes? Find out on May 29th.

It would appear that more Sonic Lost World news is coming on the 29th! We were certainly looking for a blowout of information at E3, but it seems we'll be getting it sooner. Will it be a special Nintendo Direct? Or a SEGA Direct? It could just be released on Facebook for all we know.

Tune in to Gamnesia on May 29th for an update!

The Pokémon X and Y logos in front of a great treeAccording to Mr. Jason Schreir from Kotaku, there will be another important Nintendo event at E3.

A Pokémon X and Y presentation and Q&A is set to take place on June 11th at 6:00 PM PT (8:00 PM CT) and will presumably use the roundtable format.

According to GameXplain, Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, President & CEO of The Pokémon Company, and Mr. Junichi Masuda, Director of Game Freak, will be members of the panel.

Hopefully, we'll learn more details about the plot and gameplay of the games, and possibly even meet a few new Pokémon or characters.

Stay tuned to Gamnesia for the latest!

Here's some more news coming out of Monday's Xbox One reveal.

You guys all remember that obnoxious cheering during the conference, right? Many people, myself included, wondered who could be that excited about the Xbox One. According to reports, it was not the press.

Adam Sessler of Revision3 tweeted this during the show:

The cheering in the audience is not coming from the press...

Additionally, Jeff Gertsmann of Giant Bomb reportedly tweeted something similar; the tweet has since been deleted, but not before it was documented by NeoGAF user MedIC86:

Applause is coming from the back of the room, for those of you who asked. Pretty sure that's where all the MS employees are.

Many people believe that Microsoft intentionally planted these people in the conference to make the reveal look good, while others believe that the employees were just excited about their products. Personally, I don't believe that anyone cheers that loud without some sort of payoff, but who knows?

What do you think? Was the cheering artificial, or was it genuine? Sound off in the comments!

Nintendo is taking a different E3 approach this year; rather than holding an E3 conference, they will hold several Nintendo Directs, including one focusing on the Wii U and one focusing on 3DS.

Nintendo's first Direct will take place on June 11th at 7 AM PT (9 AM CT), which is pretty early for a Nintendo Direct. It will focus on upcoming Wii U games; hopefully we'll get a few new announcements!

You can watch the conference on Nintendo's website, and we'll hopefully have it embedded here on Gamnesia for your viewing pleasure!

What are you hoping to see at the conference? Smash Bros.? Mario? Zelda? Sound off in the comments! 

It certainly is tough to work in the video game industry, especially when a series begins to sell less and less with each new installment. It's times like these when a game is most likely to meet its end, just like Fire Emblem would have only a year ago.

Hitoshi Yamagami, one of Fire Emblem Awakening's producers, dropped some big news a while back that told us Awakening was essentially going to be the last Fire Emblem game ever made provided it didn't sell over 250,000 copies. So what did Intelligent Systems do? They poured their very heart into the project, and it did not disappoint: Awakening has sold almost one million copies worldwide and is even getting a crossover with the Shin Megami Tensei franchise!

No doubt. Truth be told, sales are dropping. The sales manager of Nintendo, Mr. Hatano, told us that this could be the last Fire Emblem. Due to this progressive descend on sales, they told us that if the sales of this episode stayed below 250,000 copies, we’d stop working on the saga. I remember when I came back from the meeting and told the team “My God, what are we gonna do?! The end has come!”. Our reaction was clear: if this was going to be the last Fire Emblem, we had to put everything we always wanted to include. That’s how this new project was born!

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes released across multiple systems almost a year ago. Now the game is getting a port for Wii U, and it will be, or in some cases already has been, released in both retail and the Nintendo eShop during this week.

To advertise the port, WB Games has put out a trailer showing off the game's new features. A map of the overworld is featured prominently at the bottom of the screen, making navigation a breeze, and you can instantly swap characters by tapping their icons. Best of all, the game allows for cooperative split-screen using the GamePad and TV!

Take a look at the trailer after the jump!

Remember that fantastic abridged PS4 announcement? Well, VideoGamer is at it again, this time with a brand new abridged summary of the Xbox One reveal conference.

I didn't quite enjoy this video as much as the original PS4 version, but it's still hilarious and even accurate concerning the events of the conference. Give the video a click, and stay with us as more Xbox One news continues to roll in.

Even though they recently released a statement confirming they had zero games in development for the eighth generation Wii U, apparently EA is still making games for two seventh generation consoles. According to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen at the Stifel 2013 Technology Conference, Electronic Arts plans to keep supporting both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 through the year 2017.

I'd guess that giving a specific year means development has already begun on all of EA's planned titles for the two consoles, but that's just speculation at this point. Anyway, what do you think of EA's seventh generation support strategy?

Over the past several years, there has been a pretty nice sum of fun and unique titles released for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network store. We've beheld emotionally moving experiences like thatgamecompany's Journey, and we've sat down next to a couple of friends to have a laughter-fest with games like The Behemoth's Castle Crashers. And now Sony is once again, as is coming to be one of its greatest strengths, championing the "little digital games" with the announcement of a new collection series dubbed Best of PlayStation Network.

The first of the series, simply entitled Best of PlayStation Network: Vol. 1, is scheduled for release this summer, and will feature four of PlayStation Network's quality exclusives on one physical disc. The list is made up of: the cooperative action-adventure entitled When Vikings Attack!, the rhythm platformer known as Sound Shapes, the intense survival game called Tokyo Jungle, and the whimsical action-RTS named Fat Princess. Remember to keep in mind that this is only the first in the newly announced collection series, and we don't know what's to come with future installments.

Best of PlayStation Network: Vol. 1 will be launching at retail on June 25th exclusively for PlayStation 3 at a price of $39.99. Who's looking forward to it?