Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a blast to play, with an endless amount of value and variety packed inside, although at times the chaos can overwhelm that small screen.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the total package that delivers on nearly every level. With a seemingly endless amount of replay value, Super Smash should be the one staple in every Wii U library.
Competitive gameplay in video games has gone from niche to near-mainstream sport in just a decade.
Nintendo says it sold 490,000 units of the Wii U title in its first three days on store shelves, topping Mario Kart 8's record.
The Japanese game-maker says that weaker local currency helped it post the unexpected profit, but hopes new games and products will make for a successful Christmas period.
Nintendo needs to make the Wii U compelling again. Here's the list of games hitting this year, in 2015, and beyond.
Mario Kart and Pokemon lead the way.
Retailer launches "Cash for Games" promo; get $30 for GTA 5, Batman: Arkham Knight or Super Smash Bros.
In terms of the scope and selection of games released this year, how is 2015 doing so far for the gaming-minded?
Competitive gamer Woshige puts down his controller and jumps up too early during a semifinal round of the EVO 2015 gaming tournament to celebrate what he thought was his big win.