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Wed, Feb 27, 2008 | 07:00 GMT
While Wii download service WiiWare has now been confirmed for a May 12 release in the US, Nintendo UK is refusing to be drawn on when we can expect to see the initiative in Europe.
“We’re not announcing Euro plans on this right now,” said a Nintendo UK rep, who also refused to give details on when we can expect to see an announcement.
Games confirmed for WiiWare so far are David Braben’s LostWinds and Flash-native disposable Defend You Castle. Braben declined to tell us when the service is to launch just before GDC, saying only that Nintendo was “very sensitive” on the subject at the moment.
Big delay for Europe? Say it isn’t so.
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 | 19:49 GMT
Nintendo UK head David Yarnton has promised that Wii and DS have plenty of room to grow in the UK and that the British arm of the company won’t be following the status quo in ensuring continued success for the machines.
“We aim to be disruptive and to surprise in what we do, be it advertising, PR, sampling and also how we deal with our customers and consumers,” said Yarnton, here. “Our rapid growth hasn’t come without issues but we are addressing them and looking to enhance the experience that anyone has when they come in contact with Nintendo UK.”
The company’s also “addressing” shortage issues, but is confident that steps to making more of its products available, coupled with an ever-stronger line-up, will see continued growth.
“In the UK we are continuing to work on further improvements with logistics and in addition we also have a fantastic line-up of new product to release that includes Mario Kart and Wii Fit,” said Yarnton. “But also we have ongoing titles like Brain Training, More Brain Training, Sight Training and the overall Touch Generations range that maintain significant chart presence weeks, months and – in the case of Brain Training – even years after release. So the focus is on both new software titles and existing ‘older titles’ that still have huge potential at retail.”
Full thing through the link.
Sat, Feb 09, 2008 | 15:34 GMT
Nintendo UK GM David Yarnton has said that the British Wii’s attach rate is on the up, but hasn’t back up the claim with figures.
“We are still very early into the life-cycle but even so we are seeing the attach rate increasing all the time,” he said. “As we bring new users to video games we are increasing future potential and as new product is released that provides innovation and appeals to everyone, we will see that attach rate grow further.”