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IA Labs loses patent portfolio to Nintendo after failing to pay lawsuit costs and fees

Nintendo obtained the entire patent portfolio of IA Labs during a sheriff’s sale in Montgomery County, Maryland on January 7.

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Wii Fit headlines

  • Wii Sports Club announced, 24 hour play passes revealed

    Wii Sports Club has been announced by Nintendo. It’s a Wii U service that let players download individual sporting activities via the eShop, or pay for a one day pass.

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  • Wii Fit U announced - 43 million copies of Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sold worldwide

    Nintendo has announced 43 million copies of Wii Fit and Wii Fit plus sold worldwide, as it announced Wii Fit U.

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  • Nintendo prevails over "patent trolls" in latest court case

    Nintendo has announced a Maryland US District judge dismissed a patent infringement suit brought against the company by IA Labs CA, LLC which claimed the Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus products infringed on one its patents.

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  • Nintendo: EU Wii sales hit 30 million

    Nintendo’s announced this afternoon (via EG) that sales of Wii have hit 30 million in Europe since its December 2006 launch, making it the biggest-selling console this generation. As of last August, PS3 sales were as of 22 million units, while Xbox 360 numbers in Europe are a bit of an unknown so far. Nintendo’s […]

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  • Motion control debunked as fitness aid

    A series of studies has demonstrated that no matter how hard you waggle your Wiimote, you’re unlikely to reach the moderate activity level required to increase your health and fitness.

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  • Nintendo to release new Wii Fit Plus bundle across Europe

    Nintendo has announced it’s to release a new Wii Fit Bundle across Europe on December 3, and it comes with in black.

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  • Nintendo releases US and EU top 30 sales charts for 2010 to date

    Nintendo’s claimed leading software sales positions in both the US and Europe so far this year with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Fit respectively, with FFXIII and God of War III mounted the most serious challenges from other platforms.

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  • Cage "not sure" if Wii Fit crowd would play Heavy Rain

    Quantic Dream boss David Cage has said to IG that he isn’t sure if anyone from the Wii Fit massive will come and play Heavy Rain on PS3.

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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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  • Wii Play moves 11.1 million copies in the US

    Wii Play has become North America’s top-selling game of the decade by moving 11.1 million copies in the US since launch, and these numbers do not include a Wii Bundle. It’s ahead of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (8.25 million sales), Wii Fit (7.9 million), GTA: Vice City (6.9 million) and Mario Kart Wii (6.7 […]

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  • Nintendo: "Fitness games are now an accepted part of the video game landscape"

    Nintendo has said that fitness games are now accepted in the videogame market, and are no longer scoffed at. “When we first announced the Wii Balance Board, people were skeptical,” said Nintendo’s Denise Kaigler. “But consumers responded quickly and told their friends about it. Now when a new fitness game like Wii Fit Plus is […]

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  • Prototype tops UK chart

    Radical Entertainment’s action open-worlder Prototype has knocked Sim 3 off top spot in the latest UK Charts from GfK Chart-Track. Sim 3 is still sitting pretty at number two closely followed by the evergreen Wii Fit in third. Ghostbusters PS3 débuted in fourth. Full thing below:

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  • Wii Fit UK's number 1 for seventh week running

    Below you can see irrefutable evidence that Wii Fit is yet again number one in the all format UK software charts supplied by GfK Chart-Track. What is also undeniable is that FIFA 09 is at number two, and X-Men Origins has slipped from second to third. More image facts down there.

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  • Japanese charts - Wii Fit exits top 10

    Wii Fit has left the building. The Nintendo powerhouse has finally slipped out of the Japanese top ten, having sold over 3.3 million units in the country since launching on December 1, 2007. Still, at least another Nintendo game, Pokemon Fushigi no dungeon, has gone straight in at the top. You rule, Nintendo. Last week’s […]

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  • 25 year-old man dies playing Wii Fit

    A 25 year-old man the Telegraph is describing as “fit and well” has died during a Wii Fit “jogging” session. “We spoke to him on the phone when he was playing on the Wii machine. He told us he had just ordered himself a kebab and was sitting there with a glass of port,” said […]

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  • Wii Fit trumps Halo 3 sales in less than a year

    Wii Fit will be one year old this May, and has already surpassed Halo 3 in US sales. According to NPD numbers released yesterday, as of February 2009 the Nintendo title has sold 6 million copies in the US alone. Halo 3′s sold 5.9 million since September 2007. With such an influx of balance boards […]

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  • Screen Digest analyst: Wii price hike is "perfectly justified"

    Ed Barton, UK analyst for Screen Digest, has said that the British Wii price hike is “perfectly justified” and it should come as no surprise if Wii Fit goes up in price as well. “‬If you look at the yen exchange rate over the pound in the previous year ‬it has changed by thirty to […]

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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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Wii Fit Latest

  • IA Labs loses patent portfolio to Nintendo after failing to pay lawsuit costs and fees

    Nintendo obtained the entire patent portfolio of IA Labs during a sheriff’s sale in Montgomery County, Maryland on January 7.

  • Wii Sports Club announced, 24 hour play passes revealed

    Wii Sports Club has been announced by Nintendo. It’s a Wii U service that let players download individual sporting activities via the eShop, or pay for a one day pass.

  • Wii Fit U announced – 43 million copies of Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus sold worldwide

    Nintendo has announced 43 million copies of Wii Fit and Wii Fit plus sold worldwide, as it announced Wii Fit U.

  • Nintendo prevails over “patent trolls” in latest court case

    Nintendo has announced a Maryland US District judge dismissed a patent infringement suit brought against the company by IA Labs CA, LLC which claimed the Wii Fit, Wii Fit Plus products infringed on one its patents.

  • Nintendo: EU Wii sales hit 30 million

    Nintendo’s announced this afternoon (via EG) that sales of Wii have hit 30 million in Europe since its December 2006 launch, making it the biggest-selling console this generation. As of last August, PS3 sales were as of 22 million units, while Xbox 360 numbers in Europe are a bit of an unknown so far. Nintendo’s […]

  • Motion control debunked as fitness aid

    A series of studies has demonstrated that no matter how hard you waggle your Wiimote, you’re unlikely to reach the moderate activity level required to increase your health and fitness.

  • Nintendo to release new Wii Fit Plus bundle across Europe

    Nintendo has announced it’s to release a new Wii Fit Bundle across Europe on December 3, and it comes with in black.

  • Nintendo releases US and EU top 30 sales charts for 2010 to date

    Nintendo’s claimed leading software sales positions in both the US and Europe so far this year with New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Fit respectively, with FFXIII and God of War III mounted the most serious challenges from other platforms.

  • Cage “not sure” if Wii Fit crowd would play Heavy Rain

    Quantic Dream boss David Cage has said to IG that he isn’t sure if anyone from the Wii Fit massive will come and play Heavy Rain on PS3.

  • 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.

  • Wii Play moves 11.1 million copies in the US

    Wii Play has become North America’s top-selling game of the decade by moving 11.1 million copies in the US since launch, and these numbers do not include a Wii Bundle. It’s ahead of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (8.25 million sales), Wii Fit (7.9 million), GTA: Vice City (6.9 million) and Mario Kart Wii (6.7 […]

  • Nintendo: “Fitness games are now an accepted part of the video game landscape”

    Nintendo has said that fitness games are now accepted in the videogame market, and are no longer scoffed at. “When we first announced the Wii Balance Board, people were skeptical,” said Nintendo’s Denise Kaigler. “But consumers responded quickly and told their friends about it. Now when a new fitness game like Wii Fit Plus is […]

  • Prototype tops UK chart

    Radical Entertainment’s action open-worlder Prototype has knocked Sim 3 off top spot in the latest UK Charts from GfK Chart-Track. Sim 3 is still sitting pretty at number two closely followed by the evergreen Wii Fit in third. Ghostbusters PS3 débuted in fourth. Full thing below:

  • Wii Fit UK’s number 1 for seventh week running

    Below you can see irrefutable evidence that Wii Fit is yet again number one in the all format UK software charts supplied by GfK Chart-Track. What is also undeniable is that FIFA 09 is at number two, and X-Men Origins has slipped from second to third. More image facts down there.

  • Japanese charts – Wii Fit exits top 10

    Wii Fit has left the building. The Nintendo powerhouse has finally slipped out of the Japanese top ten, having sold over 3.3 million units in the country since launching on December 1, 2007. Still, at least another Nintendo game, Pokemon Fushigi no dungeon, has gone straight in at the top. You rule, Nintendo. Last week’s […]

  • 25 year-old man dies playing Wii Fit

    A 25 year-old man the Telegraph is describing as “fit and well” has died during a Wii Fit “jogging” session. “We spoke to him on the phone when he was playing on the Wii machine. He told us he had just ordered himself a kebab and was sitting there with a glass of port,” said […]

  • Wii Fit trumps Halo 3 sales in less than a year

    Wii Fit will be one year old this May, and has already surpassed Halo 3 in US sales. According to NPD numbers released yesterday, as of February 2009 the Nintendo title has sold 6 million copies in the US alone. Halo 3′s sold 5.9 million since September 2007. With such an influx of balance boards […]

  • Screen Digest analyst: Wii price hike is “perfectly justified”

    Ed Barton, UK analyst for Screen Digest, has said that the British Wii price hike is “perfectly justified” and it should come as no surprise if Wii Fit goes up in price as well. “‬If you look at the yen exchange rate over the pound in the previous year ‬it has changed by thirty to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nintendo: Wii Fit’s been stocked weekly since launch

    Nintendo’s admitted being “pleased” at seeing Wii Fit get back to the top of the UK charts this week, and has claimed stock for the global smash has been constant since release. “Yes, we’re pleased,” a rep told us this afternoon when asked if the number one spot had raised a smile. “We’ve always been […]

  • Wii Fit sells 3 million copies in Japan

    According to this Famitsu report, Wii Fit has sold a staggering three million units in Japan. Wii Fit has been sold countless copies worldwide and we’re sure this milestone will be the first of many for Nintendo’s digital weight watcher. Thanks, Kotaku. By Mike Bowden

  • Wii Fit being used for rehabilitation purposes in UK hospital

    Patients in Seacroft Hospital in Leeds, England, are able to practice using their prosthetic limbs with the help of Wii Fit and the balance board, writes NintendoWorldReport. Many prosthetic limb patients have trouble “getting their weight through the prosthetic limb,” says senior physiotherapist Lynn Hirst. Wii Fit helps them to see “where they are taking […]

  • …and we’re back – Christmas news round up

    Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot. By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40. The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday. Speaking to 1UP, Cameron […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wii Fit wins Canadian August NPD

    The GlobeAndMail‘s published the top 20 software chart from last night’s Canadian NPD for August, although there are no figures to be had, sadly. Wii Fit won it. No idea on hardware. Hit this for all the news from the US NPD release. Wii Fit – Wii Mario Kart Wii – Wii Madden NFL 09 […]

  • Wii Fit strides to top UK Charts (again)

    Wii Fit bounced back to the top of the UK software this week, knocking last week’s leader, Ubisoft’s Soulcalibur IV, off the top spot. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games is still hanging in there too. Wonder why? Data for week ending August 9 is as follows: Wii Fit Soul Calibur IV Mario Kart […]

  • Halo 3 Scoops Edge Award for Interactive Innovation

    Edge has awarded Halo 3 its award for Interactive Innovation at the Edinburgh Festival earlier today. Bungie’s opus shooter staved off competition from the likes of Grand Theft Auto IV, Portal, Rock Band, Super Mario Galaxy and Wii Fit. “We hand out this accolade to the title released in the last 12 months that does […]

  • Wii Fit back on top of UK chart

    Looks as though Lego Indiana Jones has had its chips, dropping down to fifth from the top spot a week ago. Wii Fit has obviously been restocked. Last week’s charts here. Data for the week ending July 26. Wii Fit Wall.E Mario Kart Wii Guitar Hero: On Tour Lego Indiana Jones Wii Play Mario & […]

  • Cannabis-patterned Wii Fit cover signals true mass market reach

    Genius. US firm AMR has started producing Balance Board covers emblazoned with cannabis leaves, as you can see here. You’ve made it, Nintendo. These are probably going to end up in the living rooms of every 19 year-old materials student in the western world. “Cool”.