News Snatch: Wii U Sales, Live Action Ryse And Jonathan Ross

Did you know that everyone can hear you when you flirt with strippers in GTA Online? This chap did not and was laying on the hot love like, well, like no one was listening. Check out his  saucy lines such as “I like your sense of humour” and “Unh, look at that booteh”.


Nintendo have sold 500,000 Wii Us! That’s in a month, right? No? Two months? Six months you say? Well that’s not bad for the UK sales I guess… what? That’s not UK Sales? Erm, European sales? No? Worldwide?! Nintendo sold 500,000 Wii Us sold world-wide in six months.

“Except for its backward compatibility with existing Wii software and accessories, we have so far failed to make propositions worthy of Wii U’s position as a successor to the Wii system,” admitted Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata.

A live action trailer for Ryse: Son of Rome for the Xbox One.

Microsoft have hired Jonathan Ross because he is so down with the kids, like. Phil Harrison said the chat show host was hired to help “change our thinking”.

Staying with gaming celebrities, Charlie Brooker is to host a new two hour Channel 4 documentary, How Video Games Changed the World. It promises “an intelligent, funny and entertaining look at some of the most influential and iconic video games in history (even the absolutely dreadful ones)”.

A TV spot for Invizimals.

Our dear Editor, Blair, is beside himself [No. – Blair] with excitement at the news of a new Pokémon spin off, a detective game featuring Pikachu!

Three new Wonderbooks, Walking with Dinosaurs, Book of Potions and Diggs Nightcrawler are launching in the U.S. on November 12th.



  1. Apologies for the crapness of todays Snatch, I’m rather ill.

    • none needed TC, that video is hilarious!

    • Short but sweet.
      On another topic, is anyone else unable see the forum page?

  2. That’s really bad news for Nintendo, but luckily their handheld sales are unbelievably strong.

    • That’s atrocious, fella. My god. I realised they were suffering but not to this degree. If this keeps up for another twelve months I don’t see how it’ll have any 3rd party support. :-\

  3. I had no idea there were strippers playing GTA Online, might give it another go .. ;)

    Hard to know what will save the Wii U now, hopefully the holidays will be good to them and they can get more developers on board.

  4. The need to reveal that new HD Zelda quick, and throw in Metroid Prime 4 as well. Mario, Mario Kart and Smash Bros will help, but it’s not enough. Nintendo needs to dominate with first party releases so they can build their sales numbers and lure third parties onboard.

  5. maybe if they actually released something new, like a new 3d Mario adventure, or better yet, a new Zelda game, not a remake, a NEW game.

    i think the deluge of shovelware for the Wii has put people off the Wii U.
    too many shitty minigame collections, not enough quality titles.

    i expect people fear the same thing happening with the Wii U, and so far, it looks like they may be right to fear that.

    of the upcoming Wii U line up, there’s one title i’m actually looking forward to, and that’s Monolithsoft’s X.
    i know there’s Bayonetta 2, many people will be looking forward to that, but i’m a bit meh on that.

    i may have to get a Wii U just for X if it’s anywhere near as good as Xenoblade.
    i hope Nintendo Europe localise X too, i loved the voice work in Xenoblade.

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