Step by step instructions for installing the update for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
As of December 12 2013, new update data for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has been made available for download on Nintendo eShop. We strongly recommend that all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players download and install this update data. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Nov 22, 2013 / News
Fans of 3D adventures set in the Mushroom Kingdom are in for a treat, with Nintendo today announcing details of its new SUPER MARIO 3D LAND Welcome Promotion for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL.
To participate in this promotion, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL owners need to register their console and just one of 15 selected games with Club Nintendo between 28th November 2013 (2:01am AEDT) and 14th January 2014 (9:59am AEDT) to be eligible to request a free download code for SUPER MARIO 3D LAND by 14th February 2014 (9:59am AEDT). Participants can then redeem their code and download the game from Nintendo eShop to any Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS system before 14th March 2014 (9:59am AEDT).
The 15 selected games included in this promotion are:
Applicable hardware and software which has been purchased before 28th November but hasn’t been registered with Club Nintendo is also eligible for the SUPER MARIO 3D LAND Welcome Promotion, therefore for all Zelda fans picking up the The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS XL console when it launches on 23rd November, they too can participate in this promotion when it kicks off the following week.
To find out more about how to take part in this promotion as well as more information on how to claim your download from Nintendo eShop, please visit the official website - http://www.nintendo.com.au/super-mario-3d-land-welcome-promotion.
Nintendo 3DS website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-3ds
Nintendo Australia YouTube: http://www.youtube.com.au/NintendoAU
Nintendo Australia Image Library: http://images.nintendo.com.au
Launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS family of consoles sets sales record
Nintendo Australia announces that within the first weekend of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y hitting shelves 12th October 2013, combined sales exceeded 100,000* units – smashing all previous records for a Nintendo game in Australia and New Zealand. The previous Pokémon release of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version sold a combined total of more than 80,000* units in its first week of sales, and the combined sales of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y exceeded this in the first day alone.
The demand for these highly anticipated titles has meant that some retailers in Australia and New Zealand have been faced with an out-of-stock situation. Nintendo Australia is ensuring that additional stock will be available from this week to ensure consumers are able to begin their adventure as soon as possible.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are also available on Nintendo eShop, where consumers can download exciting Nintendo 3DS download software, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare titles directly to their system.
* Sales data provided by NPD Group and Nintendo Australia.
Nov 14, 2013 / News
New Nintendo Direct announces new content and services for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
As part of a Nintendo Direct broadcast today, Nintendo announced news of Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse and the video-sharing service YouTube making their way to the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles. Hosted by Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata, the broadcast focused primarily on Nintendo 3DS software launching in the coming months, including new reveals for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Bravely Default and Mario Party: Island Tour. In addition, football fans will be excited to hear of a new football management game coming to Nintendo 3DS.
Meanwhile for Wii U owners, today’s broadcast revealed numerous ways in which to enjoy SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD when it releases in just over a fortnight, as well as new and original downloadable content coming for owners of Pikmin 3.
To view the Nintendo Direct in its entirety, visit http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendodirect. Today’s announcements included:
Nintendo 3DS News
Wii U News
*Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download software from Nintendo eShop.
Nov 8, 2013 / News
Face off against players from other countries in a new online multiplayer versus mode
Begin your warm up routine in preparation for a new round of competitive action as Wii Sports Club - presenting remastered sports from the original Wii Sports - releases exclusively on Nintendo eShop for Wii U today, 8th November, with the sports Tennis and Bowling available from launch. With a new online multiplayer versus mode allowing you to join a club and challenge players from other countries, plus HD graphics and enhanced controls via Wii MotionPlus technology, which add an extra layer of precision to how you play, the competition is set to be more intense than ever before!
If you are a Wii U owner who downloads Wii Sports Club, you will get a trial pass that will let you play any available games for a 24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game is started for the first time. Once the trial period ends, you can purchase a Day Pass on Nintendo eShop for AUD$2.60 (NZD$3.40) to play all available sports for a 24-hour period, or can buy permanent access to individual sports for AUD$13.00 (NZD$17.00) each.
In the new online multiplayer versus mode, you can choose to represent a particular geographic region or nation via a club-based format, giving you the ability to compete casually with other local players in your club online, or even take on other clubs and help propel yours to the top of a ranking system. In short, the greater your personal win percentage against competitors from different clubs, the higher your club will rise up the rankings. Alternatively, you can view how your performances compare against other members of your club. For example in Bowling, if you find other club members have a higher average score per game, it might be time to perfect those 7-10 splits a little longer! When competing online, don’t forget you can also interact with other players via Miiverse during a game, with the option to send pre-written short messages or posts to congratulate or commiserate with your opponent.
For those wanting to get a detailed low-down on Wii Sports Club, a new Iwata Asks interview reveals more details behind the making of the game, what to expect with the upcoming releases for Wii Sports Club – Golf, Baseball and Boxing, plus a video of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata playing Tennis with some of the game’s developers!
 Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download this game from Nintendo eShop.
 Golf, Baseball and Boxing are scheduled to launch in the months ahead.
 Users can compete against other players from Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia and South Africa. When playing Tennis, in the interests of network performance players who choose Australia or New Zealand as their club will by default be matched against other players who have also chosen Australia or New Zealand as their club.
 Nations such as Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Turkey, South Africa, Hungary and Romania are not split regionally.
Nov 4, 2013 / News
On November 13th 2013, a software update was released to fix a save data transfer error that affected a small number of users who transferred save data from Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus to Wii Fit U Trial Version.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. Please connect your Wii U console to the Internet and start the game to update the software.
Connect your Wii U console to the Internet and start the game to update the software.
Please note: updates can be downloaded and installed automatically if standby functions are enabled within your Wii U console's System Settings.
If you have downloaded Wii Fit U Trial Version after the update was released (13/11/2013), you will be required to download and install the latest update accordingly using the above method.
Downloading updates will not affect any of your saved data.
If you are not able to connect to the Internet to download the software update, we recommend following the steps below to resolve this error.
This error may occur in instances when all of the following conditions are met:
If you encounter this error, it can be resolved by deleting any Mii characters in the Mii Maker on Wii U that were used in Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus. After doing so, please start Wii Fit U and transfer user data.
If the Mii character that needs to be deleted is associated with a user account, please follow the steps below to change the user's Mii character.
Please note: if the deleted Mii was used in other software, the user will have to re-register their new Mii character with each piece of software.
To use the deleted Mii character with Wii Fit U, after transferring all user data, please start Mii Maker on Wii U and select "Copy from Wii Menu".
We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience.
Nov 1, 2013 / News
Thank you for your support.
Nintendo has learned that some consumers, including minors, have been exchanging their friend codes on Internet bulletin boards and then using Nintendo Letter Box to exchange offensive material. Nintendo has been investigating ways of preventing this and determined it is best to stop this service because it allows direct exchange of photos and was actively misused.
Nintendo always wants to provide a positive experience for all consumers and limit the risk of any inappropriate activity or misuse of a service. We feel it is important on this occasion to take this action.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience to the many consumers who have been using this service responsibly; however this decision was made considering the point that many minors also use this service. Thank you for your understanding.
Nintendo will continue to work to ensure more consumers are aware of our Parental Control features, which allow parents to manage their children’s experience on our systems. For more information, please click here.
Nintendo 3DS software Nintendo Letter Box– Sending and receiving letters using SpotPass
Affected regions: All regions where the service was offered
Special Letter services are also stopped.
Oct 31, 2013 / News
Wii U to be available with either Skylanders SWAP Force™ or Just Dance™ 2014 in two upcoming limited console offers
Nintendo Australia announces two new Wii U console value offers in the lead up to the holiday season that will provide consumers even more options to experience Wii U – the home console from Nintendo boasting more variety of gameplay than ever before.
From 14th November, consumers who purchase^ a standalone Wii U Basic Pack for AU$349.95 will receive at the point of purchase a Just Dance 2014 Additional Set at no extra cost.
The two box set of Wii U Basic Pack and a Just Dance 2014 Additional Set includes:
On 21st November, the release of the Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U Basic Pack delivers an all-in-one bundle at a suggested retail price of AU$349.95 and includes everything needed to start the new adventure plus an assortment of Skylanders extras that will satisfy current fans and newcomers alike.
The Skylanders SWAP Force Wii U Basic Pack includes:
Launching in time for the festive period in addition to the upcoming Mario & Luigi Premium Pack, the offers for Wii U deliver amazing value to consumers in the lead up to the release of one of its most anticipated new titles – Super Mario 3D World launching 30th November gives fans the chance to discover a new world rendered in HD in the first ever multiplayer 3D Mario adventure, where you can play as Mario or a number of other characters, each with their own unique personalities.
Oct 25, 2013 / News
Notification About Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Update Data
25th October 2013 - As of 25th October 2013, update data to fix certain errors and problems occurring in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y has been made available for download on Nintendo eShop. We strongly recommend that all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players download and install this update data. We apologise for the inconvenience.
What the Update Does
How to Download the Update Data
1) Scan one of the QR Code patterns below using a Nintendo 3DS system while connected to the internet. The update data for Pokémon X differs from that of Pokémon Y, so make sure you scan the QR Code for the version of the game you own.
How to Scan the QR Code
Pokémon X Pokémon Y
Alternatively, starting Nintendo eShop on a Nintendo 3DS system that is displaying Pokémon X or Pokémon Y on the HOME Menu will show a list of software with update data available, from which you can select and download the update data.
For detailed information on how to connect to the internet, click here.
In some cases, you may first need to update the Nintendo 3DS system itself. To do so, please follow the on-screen instructions.
2) Select the Pokémon™ X: Update or Pokémon™ Y: Update and download it. Once the download is complete, the update will automatically be applied.
3) Start Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and check that it has been updated correctly. If the version number shown is 1.1, as in the following image, the update has been successful.
Software bought after the update data distribution date of 25th October 2013 may not display the version number of 1.1. In such cases, the update data must be downloaded and applied.
You will be able to continue using your saved game data.
The update data will be saved on the SD card inserted in your Nintendo 3DS system. If there is insufficient free space on the SD card, the update will not be applied successfully. You can check how much free space there is on your SD card by opening System Settings from the HOME Menu and selecting Data Management.
Please take care not to delete the update data, which can be viewed by opening System Settings → Data Management → Nintendo 3DS → Add-on Content.
Oct 22, 2013 / News
Experience 16 different Olympic Events, 8 Dream Events and represent your country in online rankings when the latest game in the Mario & Sonic series arrives on 9th November
Whether you are a winter sports enthusiast or don’t know your Skeleton from your Bobsleigh, get ready to go for glory when Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games launches in Australia and New Zealand on Wii U on 9th November. Featuring 16 different Olympic Events and 8 Dream Events set in the worlds of Mario and Sonic, join your favourite characters for fun-filled competition in individual and team events, new game modes such as Legends Showdown and the Action & Answer Tour, as well as a new online competition mode, Worldwide VS.
Taking players to Sochi, Russia, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games invites players of all abilities and ages to compete in classic disciplines such as Speed Skating and Alpine Skiing. For all skaters and boarders alike, Figure Skating Pairs, Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom and Snowboard Slopestyle are introduced for the first time in the Mario & Sonic series, with the latter event due to make its debut at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Also for the first time in the series, the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus controllers are used to control the action, offering the player greater depth of control and more intuitive gameplay. In Figure Skating Pairs, link up with a friend by holding the same Wii Remote Plus controller and perform graceful moves while two of the legendary characters on-screen perform the same routine. Only with perfect timing and by synching up effectively with your partner will you succeed. In an event like Curling, use the Wii U GamePad touch screen to plan your strategy by deciding upon the path of each stone, before releasing the stone onto the rink by flicking the Wii Remote Plus. If you are the player at the end with stones closest to the centre of the circle, victory is yours!
Alongside the Olympic Events, the Dream Events featured in the game allow players to perform dynamic moves not possible in real life. In the adrenaline-fuelled Winter Sports Champion Race, prepare to hop from a pair of skis onto a snowboard, from the inside of a bobsleigh to a pair of skates, in an environment befitting of the diverse blend of winter sports packed into this single event. For an alternative take on a winter sport, Snowball Scrimmage allows you to take part in the ultimate snowball fight, while in Snow Day Street Hockey, you’ll experience the sport of Ice Hockey like you’ve never seen before!
Away from the individual events, the Legends Showdown mode is designed for those who want to experience the deeper Mario & Sonic world. In this mode, 20 characters join forces to compete in an ultimate showdown, and it’s down to you to strategise and select which character will be put forward for each event. Come out on top in each of the five areas and defeat their respective Bosses to aim for the coveted Legend Trophy, earning different rewards as you complete areas. Meanwhile, an all-new party mode set up for multiplayer fun is the Action & Answer Tour, which is presented in the style of a TV quiz program and allows up to four players to compete against each other in minigames based on Olympic events. With the pressure on, you will need a mixture of quick reactions and observational skills to earn points and overcome your opponents – whoever has the most total points at the end wins!
Finally, a new online mode for the Mario & Sonic series, Worldwide VS, enables you to face off against players from across the globe in four events – Freestyle Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross, Short Track 1000m (Speed Skating), and the aforementioned Dream Event, Winter Sports Champion Race. Whether your opponent is a friend or a fellow competitor on the other side of the world, every time you earn a medal in competition, you’ll in turn earn points for your home nation, so give it your all and help propel your country to the top of the rankings.
Two of gaming’s biggest headliners come face to face once again when Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games launches on Wii U on 9th November. With members of both the Mushroom Kingdom and Sonic Universe competing in 16 Olympic Events and 8 Dream Events, plus a variety of new game modes including Worldwide VS, which character will you choose to play as in the quest for glory?
The Legend of Zelda themed Nintendo 3DS XL console to launch 23rd November
The month of November is set to be an exciting one for Nintendo fans, with the announcement of a Nintendo 3DS XL console inspired by The Legend of Zelda series. Launching the same day as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the new addition is ideal for enjoying Link’s new adventure on 23rd November 2013 at a SRP AU$269.95 and available exclusively through EB Games.
With a download code for the game included with this Limited Edition hardware purchase, fans will be able to download the game directly from Nintendo eShop to begin their adventure. For any Zelda fan, the console is instantly recognisable, with the top shell and the inside of the console decked out in an iconic gold colour, and the bottom shell all black, with a Triforce logo emblazoned across each side. When the console is opened therefore, the double Triforce logo of the game is formed!
In The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which follows on from the story of the 1992 Super NES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, enjoy a whole new adventure in the kingdom of Hyrule where Link can now become a drawing to move along walls, allowing a new dimension when solving the fresh set of puzzles on offer. Other new aspects include greater freedom to tackle the various dungeons in the order you want, while many of the most essential items at Link’s disposal will be available early on at a shop run by the character Ravio, who’ll let you rent or buy items before embarking on your next dungeon adventure.
Oct 22, 2013 / News
Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy & Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort heading to Nintendo Selects range!
As Christmas approaches Nintendo is introducing an array of popular Wii titles as Nintendo Selects - a range of games representing a choice of fun gameplay experiences and offering great value for fans on either their Wii or Wii U console. Releasing 7th November 2013, the range will include Mario Kart Wii*, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Sports + Wii Sports Resort (2 games on 1 disc), with each title available at a SRP AU$49.95 (NZD$59.95**).
* Wii Wheel sold separately
** New Zealand price is based on currency exchange as at 17th October 2013. Please refer to stores for best possible price.
Oct 21, 2013 / News
A request regarding saving game data in Lumiose City in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS
Thank you very much for playing and enjoying the Pokémon series.
An issue has been found with the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, released for Nintendo 3DS on 12th October 2013. After the player saves the game in certain areas and then reloads the save file, the controls may become unresponsive.
Please follow the instructions below in order to avoid this problem.
For players who are already experiencing this issue, please be aware that we are currently preparing an application to fix it, and will make it available to download from Nintendo eShop as soon as it is ready. We apologise for the inconvenience.
In some rare cases, if the player saves the game in certain areas of Lumiose City (see below map), then ends the game, the controls will not respond when the saved game is reloaded.
How to Avoid This
Please make sure you don’t save the game while in the areas marked on the map below (blue area). You can still save the game anywhere else in Lumiose City, including inside buildings such as Pokémon Centers.
Solution for Players Already Experiencing this Problem
We are preparing an application to recover saved game data for players whom this has happened to. This will be made available to download from Nintendo eShop as soon as possible.
We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience and ask you to please keep an eye on our website over the coming days for the latest information and updates.
Oct 14, 2013 / News
New handheld gaming system launched ahead of Christmas alongside the highly anticipated launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y on 12th October
Nintendo is expanding the range of its handheld console offerings with the launch of Nintendo 2DS in Australia and New Zealand with a SRP of AU$149.95. Nintendo 2DS, which will launch on 12th October in 2 colour combinations – Black + Blue and White + Red – is an entry-level, streamlined handheld gaming system that plays all Nintendo 3DS, as well as Nintendo DS games in 2D. The system brings huge software variety and family-friendly value to your handheld gaming options.
Nintendo 2DS retains many of the hardware features of Nintendo 3DS including the same intuitive gameplay controls. It’s also backwards compatible, meaning that you can replay or discover for the first time an already existing library of Nintendo DS games. Nintendo 2DS also comes with the same wireless connectivity features as the Nintendo 3DS like access to Nintendo eShop for digitally-delivered fun and online multiplayer gameplay, as well as StreetPass and SpotPass functionality. A 4GB SDHC Memory Card is also included with the Nintendo 2DS ensuring an expanded storage offering.
The handheld console is taking on a new distinctive fixed slate form design and has been created for those looking for additional variety in their handheld gaming choices. It is an entry point into or a new way to enjoy the Nintendo handheld experience at a value price and will be available for purchase in two distinctive colour combinations, White + Red and Black + Blue. Nintendo 2DS allows you to play all Nintendo 3DS games in 2D, including recently launched games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi’s Mansion 2. Two carrying cases are available to purchase separately too, in either Red or Blue.
Nintendo 2DS is launching on the same day as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the next instalments in the world-famous Pokémon series and by purchasing the new system now you’ll be ready for the upcoming, much anticipated 23rd November launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
Oct 14, 2013 / News
New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U will be included as a ‘2 in 1’ disc in a new Mario & Luigi Premium Pack launching in time for the festive period.
The lead up to Christmas is set to be an exciting time for fans looking for value and variety in their gaming, with the announcement of a new Wii U hardware bundle releasing on 7th November. The new bundle combines both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U in a special one game disc offering.
On 7th November, the release of the Mario & Luigi Premium Pack will offer bothNew Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U packaged as a ‘2 in 1’ disc alongside a black Wii U console with 32GB* of storage, plus a black Wii U GamePad controller. In New Super Mario Bros. U run, leap and stomp your way through a giant world map full of challenging courses and a variety of gameplay modes to sharpen your platforming skills. In New Super Luigi U, although the games basic play styles are the same as New Super Mario Bros. U, the 82 courses on the World Map have been replaced with brand new ones especially for Luigi. Containing seemingly improbable jumps, formidably hidden Star Coins and a time limit of 100 seconds to complete each course it’s going to be one speedy adventure.
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