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Nintendo systems moved 12 million units in the US during 2011

Nintendo has announced that it sold 12 million total hardware units in the US during 2011, marking the fifth year in a row it has accomplished such a feat. This includes more than 4.5 million units of Wii, more than 4 million 3DS systems, and over 3.4 million units of NDS systems.

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Mario Kart Wii headlines

  • Nintendo to release new Mario Kart Wii bundle in UK

    Nintendo’s announced it’ll release a new Wii hardware bundle in the UK to consist of the black SKU announced at gamescom, a black Wii wheel controller and a copy of Mario Kart Wii. The pack will launch this Friday, but no RRP was confirmed today.

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  • Rumour: Nintendo to introduce US Wii budget line alongside price-cut

    Kotaku‘s rumouring that Nintendo will introduce a new budget line of titles for Wii in the US.

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  • Nintendo announces special Mario Kart Wii bundle

    Nintendo’s announced it’s to release a special Mario Kart Wii bundle in the UK.

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  • Wii Sports Resort, Layton top Nintendo games of 2009 in UK

    ELSPA’s announced that Wii Sports Resort and Professor Layton and the Curious Village were the top-selling Wii and DS games, respectively, last year in the UK.

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  • Mario Kart Wii being used in US school road safety classes

    Vail Christian High School is teaching its students road safety using none other than Mario Kart Wii. Apparently, the class is called “distracted and drowsy driving project” and kids use the steering wheel peripheral whilst trying to send text messages etc. and smashing into walls and other motorists. “The whole focus of Vail Christian High […]

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  • EMA names Grand Theft Auto IV game of the year

    The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) has bestowed the title “Video Game of the Year” to Grand Theft Auto IV during the 2009 Video Game Home Entertainment Awards. Call of Duty: World at War and Wii Fit took home three awards each. Mario Kart Wii won “Racing Game of the Year” as well as one for […]

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  • Mario Kart Wii is 2008's biggest selling game on global level

    A joint report from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain has just claimed that Mario Kart Wii was 2008′s biggest selling game across the US, the UK and Japan. The Wii racer sold 8.94 million units last year, beating off Wii Fit with 8.31 million sales and an eye-watering effort from GTA IV. The Rockstar smash […]

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  • World at War celebrates month at top of UK charts

    Call of Duty: World at War is celebrating a month at the top of the UK charts, MCV writes. The Activision shooter’s looking good for Christmas number one, although FIFA refuses to drop off, taking third place this week. Last week’s chart here. Data below for the week ending December 6. Call of Duty: World […]

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  • Smash Bros. Brawl is America's biggest selling game this year

    According to this Gamasutra piece, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the biggest selling game in America so far this year, with 3.5 million units sold. Mario Kart Wii’s in second place (3.4 million) with GTA IV coming in third, with 3.2 million copies sold. More through there. These figures are taken from Matt Mathews’ latest […]

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  • Mario Kart Wii, top of UK charts, blah

    Mario Kart’s still top of the UK chart, the top five of which have remained freakishly static since last week. Data for the week ending August 23. Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo Wii Fit – Nintendo Beijing 2008 – Sega Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games – Sega Wii Play – Nintendo Carnival: Funfair […]

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  • May NPD: Nintendo reaction focuses on Mario Kart and Wii Fit

    Nintendo chose to lead on Mario Kart and Wii Fit sles in its response to last night’s NPD data, with gigantic hardware figures taking a back-seat – winning in the console space is becoming normal for the firm, clearly. “The Wii Wheel and Wii Balance Board accessories make game play fun for new gamers while […]

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  • Weekly sales watch: Wii dominates US retailer sales charts

    The bestsellers charts from two of the top online retailers in the US, namely GameStop and Amazon.com, show that Wii games make up 60 percent of games listed in the respective top tens. While Wii continues to dominate overall at the two retailers, though, GTA IV 360 is sitting pretty at the top of the […]

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  • Mario Kart still leading in Japan

    Nice debut there for Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles, but there’s no moving Mario Kart Wii at the top of the Japanese all formats. Last week’s chart here, Figures below for the week ending April 27, from Neogaf via Media Create. 01./01. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 152,000 / 947,000 02./02. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd […]

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  • Mario Kart Wii stays on top in Japan

    New MediaCreate figures show Mario Kart easily leading the Japanese all-formats, and Monster Hunter heading inexorably towards 2 million sales. Data for the week ending April 20. Here’s last week’s chart. Thanks to Neogaf. 01./01. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 202,000 / 795,000 02./02. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 124,000 / […]

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  • Mario Kart tops UK charts again

    Data for the week ending April 19. Mario Kart for Nintendo’s win. GT5 didn’t last long, did it? Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Sony) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami) Sega Superstars Tennis (Sega) Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare […]

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  • Mario Kart Wii goes top in Japan

    Not the most jolting shock of the Century, but Mario Kart Wii has gone straight in at the top of the Japanese all formats. Monster Hunter was in a comfortable lead in the previous week, as you’ll recall. Data’s for the week ending April 14. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) – 594,000 / New Monster Hunter […]

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  • Mario Kart Wii holds pole position in UK Charts

    Mario Kart Wii races to the top of the UK Charts this week, knocking GT5: Prologue off the top spot for the first time in two weeks. As expected CoD4 finally drops out the top ten, as does Condemned 2. This data is for the week ending April 12. [Wii] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) [PS3] […]

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  • Mario Kart Wii "launches" in Ireland - photo

    Sorry, but we had to post this. GoNintendo’s published what has to be the most pathos-heavy games-related image yet created. It’s of “Mario” and “Peach” sitting in the middle of an Irish street to celebrate the launch of the game over the water. It’s stuff like this that gets us up in the morning. And […]

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  • Freeloader may not work with Japanese Mario Kart

    Play-Asia’s just put the following message to those with pre-orders for the Japanese version of Mario Kart Wii, according to GoNintendo: This is an important e-mail update regarding your pending preorder Mario Kart Wii (w/ Wii Handle) (Nintendo™ Wii Japan, NTSC J) We received the first small delivery today for testing and unfortunately we have […]

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Mario Kart Wii Latest

  • Nintendo systems moved 12 million units in the US during 2011

    Nintendo has announced that it sold 12 million total hardware units in the US during 2011, marking the fifth year in a row it has accomplished such a feat. This includes more than 4.5 million units of Wii, more than 4 million 3DS systems, and over 3.4 million units of NDS systems.

  • Nintendo to release new Mario Kart Wii bundle in UK

    Nintendo’s announced it’ll release a new Wii hardware bundle in the UK to consist of the black SKU announced at gamescom, a black Wii wheel controller and a copy of Mario Kart Wii. The pack will launch this Friday, but no RRP was confirmed today.

  • Rumour: Nintendo to introduce US Wii budget line alongside price-cut

    Kotaku‘s rumouring that Nintendo will introduce a new budget line of titles for Wii in the US.

  • Nintendo announces special Mario Kart Wii bundle

    Nintendo’s announced it’s to release a special Mario Kart Wii bundle in the UK.

  • Wii Sports Resort, Layton top Nintendo games of 2009 in UK

    ELSPA’s announced that Wii Sports Resort and Professor Layton and the Curious Village were the top-selling Wii and DS games, respectively, last year in the UK.

  • Mario Kart Wii being used in US school road safety classes

    Vail Christian High School is teaching its students road safety using none other than Mario Kart Wii. Apparently, the class is called “distracted and drowsy driving project” and kids use the steering wheel peripheral whilst trying to send text messages etc. and smashing into walls and other motorists. “The whole focus of Vail Christian High […]

  • EMA names Grand Theft Auto IV game of the year

    The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) has bestowed the title “Video Game of the Year” to Grand Theft Auto IV during the 2009 Video Game Home Entertainment Awards. Call of Duty: World at War and Wii Fit took home three awards each. Mario Kart Wii won “Racing Game of the Year” as well as one for […]

  • Mario Kart Wii is 2008′s biggest selling game on global level

    A joint report from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain has just claimed that Mario Kart Wii was 2008′s biggest selling game across the US, the UK and Japan. The Wii racer sold 8.94 million units last year, beating off Wii Fit with 8.31 million sales and an eye-watering effort from GTA IV. The Rockstar smash […]

  • World at War celebrates month at top of UK charts

    Call of Duty: World at War is celebrating a month at the top of the UK charts, MCV writes. The Activision shooter’s looking good for Christmas number one, although FIFA refuses to drop off, taking third place this week. Last week’s chart here. Data below for the week ending December 6. Call of Duty: World […]

  • Smash Bros. Brawl is America’s biggest selling game this year

    According to this Gamasutra piece, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the biggest selling game in America so far this year, with 3.5 million units sold. Mario Kart Wii’s in second place (3.4 million) with GTA IV coming in third, with 3.2 million copies sold. More through there. These figures are taken from Matt Mathews’ latest […]

  • Mario Kart Wii, top of UK charts, blah

    Mario Kart’s still top of the UK chart, the top five of which have remained freakishly static since last week. Data for the week ending August 23. Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo Wii Fit – Nintendo Beijing 2008 – Sega Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games – Sega Wii Play – Nintendo Carnival: Funfair […]

  • May NPD: Nintendo reaction focuses on Mario Kart and Wii Fit

    Nintendo chose to lead on Mario Kart and Wii Fit sles in its response to last night’s NPD data, with gigantic hardware figures taking a back-seat – winning in the console space is becoming normal for the firm, clearly. “The Wii Wheel and Wii Balance Board accessories make game play fun for new gamers while […]

  • Weekly sales watch: Wii dominates US retailer sales charts

    The bestsellers charts from two of the top online retailers in the US, namely GameStop and Amazon.com, show that Wii games make up 60 percent of games listed in the respective top tens. While Wii continues to dominate overall at the two retailers, though, GTA IV 360 is sitting pretty at the top of the […]

  • Mario Kart still leading in Japan

    Nice debut there for Sega’s Valkyria Chronicles, but there’s no moving Mario Kart Wii at the top of the Japanese all formats. Last week’s chart here, Figures below for the week ending April 27, from Neogaf via Media Create. 01./01. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 152,000 / 947,000 02./02. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd […]

  • Mario Kart Wii stays on top in Japan

    New MediaCreate figures show Mario Kart easily leading the Japanese all-formats, and Monster Hunter heading inexorably towards 2 million sales. Data for the week ending April 20. Here’s last week’s chart. Thanks to Neogaf. 01./01. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) – 202,000 / 795,000 02./02. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 124,000 / […]

  • Mario Kart tops UK charts again

    Data for the week ending April 19. Mario Kart for Nintendo’s win. GT5 didn’t last long, did it? Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega) Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Sony) Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami) Sega Superstars Tennis (Sega) Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (Ubisoft) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare […]

  • Mario Kart Wii goes top in Japan

    Not the most jolting shock of the Century, but Mario Kart Wii has gone straight in at the top of the Japanese all formats. Monster Hunter was in a comfortable lead in the previous week, as you’ll recall. Data’s for the week ending April 14. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) – 594,000 / New Monster Hunter […]

  • Mario Kart Wii holds pole position in UK Charts

    Mario Kart Wii races to the top of the UK Charts this week, knocking GT5: Prologue off the top spot for the first time in two weeks. As expected CoD4 finally drops out the top ten, as does Condemned 2. This data is for the week ending April 12. [Wii] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) [PS3] […]

  • Mario Kart Wii “launches” in Ireland – photo

    Sorry, but we had to post this. GoNintendo’s published what has to be the most pathos-heavy games-related image yet created. It’s of “Mario” and “Peach” sitting in the middle of an Irish street to celebrate the launch of the game over the water. It’s stuff like this that gets us up in the morning. And […]

  • Freeloader may not work with Japanese Mario Kart

    Play-Asia’s just put the following message to those with pre-orders for the Japanese version of Mario Kart Wii, according to GoNintendo: This is an important e-mail update regarding your pending preorder Mario Kart Wii (w/ Wii Handle) (Nintendo™ Wii Japan, NTSC J) We received the first small delivery today for testing and unfortunately we have […]

  • Mario Kart Wii does “OK” in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s scored Mario Kart Wii 37/40, probably crushing news for those expecting the ultimate super-40 for the cartoon racer. UK NOM scored it 94 percent, while Eurogamer’s given the only proper online score so far, as far as we’re aware, with another “good” 8/10. It’s coming out on April 27 in the US and April […]

  • First online Mario Kart Wii review published

    Eurogamer’s published what appears to be the first online review of Mario Kart Wii. The site’s given it an 8. The UK’s Nintendo Official Magazine published the first review of the racer, which got scanned earlier this week. Just goes to show.

  • Nintendo UK ready for “explosive” April

    Nintendo UK’s marketing director Dawn Paine reckons Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii are going to set Wii on course for a massive April likely to further expand the machine’s user-base. “We think Wii Fit is a very catalytic title for us and we think it is the next chapter in the true broadening of […]

  • First Mario Kart review scanned and posted on web

    Poor old magazines. There really is no keeping the good bits off the internet, is there? Hit this for the UK Nintendo Official Magazine’s review of Mario Kart Wii, the first in the world. The cartoon racer gets 94 percent. Apparently it’s a “strong contender for the best Mario Kart ever”. Also, on the subject […]

  • Mario Kart Wii for US on April 27

    Says so here. The April 27 date means the Americans are getting it 16 days later than us Europeans on April 11. Don’t you worry, though: we’ll all be driving cartoon characters around in little go-karts soon. Press release after the link.

  • Mario Kart Wii supports eight-player Battle Mode, wheel is rubbish

    So says this. The game – releasing on April 11 in Europe – supports 12 players in straight races but eight in the famed Battle Mode. A reason to be cheerful, nonetheless. Unfortunately, word is spreading from playtests that the Wii Wheel designed for use with the game is essentially rubbish. You can still play […]

  • Mario Kart Wii dated for Europe

    Says so here. The Wii racer is going to be released Europe-wide on April 11, according to that report, and will come bundled with the Wii Wheel. Click through for more information. Update : Full press release after the link. It’s going to be £40, apparently.

  • GDC: Mario Kart Wii playtests hit web

    Both Gamespot and IGN have posted extensive playtests of Mario Kart Wii today, so if you’re up for ploughing through about 20,000 words on a Nintendo racer, you’re in luck. Gamespot got very excited about the whole thing, saying it was “pleased” with the game. There’s no solid release date from either site other than […]

  • Famitsu scans show Mario Kart release date “rumour”… isn’t

    Scans just popped up of the latest Famitsu, showing pretty clearly that there’s nothing rumour-like about information that surfaced overnight. As previously reported, the game will feature 12-player online support, 32 tracks (16 old and 16 new), will hit Japan on April 10 and other stuff listed here. There are plenty of new shots to […]

  • Mario Kart date “just rumour”, says Nintendo

    Non-shock number two for the morning. Nintendo UK has branded the supposed April 10 release date for Mario Kart Wii as “just rumour – nothing official has been announced”. The date showed up on the net after being nicked from Famitsu overnight. Update: This doesn’t look much like rumour to us.