Tag Archives: wii sports
Wed, May 04, 2011 | 08:42 BST
Nintendo’s just confirmed that Wii will get a price cut in the US from May 15 to $149.99.
Tue, May 03, 2011 | 09:44 BST
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 | 00:17 GMT
Nintendo has announced it’s to release a new Wii Fit Bundle across Europe on December 3, and it comes with in black.
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 | 15:42 BST
Nintendo of America’s announced it’s bringing over the special 25th anniversary of Mario SKUs for Wii and DSi XL to the US.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 | 10:09 BST
Know that Wii bundle announced last week for Japan by Nintendo to celebrate 25th years of Mario? It’s coming to Europe as well. So is the previously-announced DSi bundle
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 18:48 BST
An unnamed retail source has revealed to MCV that the UK’s current Wii SKU is to be replaced with new bundle that included Will Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and Wii MotionPlus.
However, it is not believed that the new bundle will be less expensive than the current offering.
If the report is accurate, this will be the first time MotionPlus or Wii Sports Resort has been officially bundled with the Wii console.
More through the link.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 21:57 BST
Wii Sports Resort will not replace Wii Sports bundled with Wii any time soon.
This is according to Nintendo of Canada’s Matt Ryan, who told Toronto Thumbs that Sports Resort was a more “full-on software that you’re used to purchasing at retail at that price point” where as Wii Sports is more-or-less just designed to show what the Wii Remote can do.
“The long-term plan is difficult to say, but I can tell you that there are no plans to make Wii Sports Resort what is packed in with the Wii purchase,” Ryan said. “What is in the Wii box will remain the same.”
That’s that, we reckon. For now at least. More through the link.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 | 23:01 BST
Nintendo announced sales numbers for some of its titles in the last quarter, and the numbers are not too shabby, especially considering four titles sold over one million copies between April and July.
- Pokemon Platinum DS, moved 1.91 million copies during the quarter and has sold 5.66 million worldwide
- Wii Fit sold 3.6 million copies, making LTD 21.82
- Mario Kart Wii sold 2 million with LTD 17.39 million
- Wii Sports sold 1.91 million copies, bringing total sales to 47.62 million which includes the sales of bundled versions
The full thing can be looked-over here.
Mon, Jun 16, 2008 | 17:25 BST
01. [Wii] * Wii Sports Nintendo
02. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2 Capcom
03. [Wii] * Wii Play Nintendo
04. [NDS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Pokemon
05. [NDS] Mario Party DS Nintendo
06. [NDS] New Super Mario Brothers Nintendo
07. [NDS] Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Pokemon
08. [Wii] Mario Party 8 Nintendo
09. [NDS] Dragon Quest IV Square Enix
10. [NDS] * Brain Age 2 Nintendo
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 | 09:10 BST
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 | 10:09 GMT
Following Americans hurting themselves trying to throw imaginary baseballs at 100mph, Nintendo has sought to tell the US consumer the bleeding obvious: don’t try to sprint a mile if the only exercise you’re used to is standing up so you can sit down again on the toilet.
“As when beginning any new physical activity, it’s best to pace yourself and not overdo it,” said a company spokesperson. “Some games, including Wii Sports, include in-game reminders for players to take a break every now and then.”
The statement was made in response to a growing number of people being treated for Wii-related injuries, such as bus driver Anthony Williams, forced to take a week off work after developing severe tendonitis through his quest to achieve virtual baseball glory.
“As time went on it was waking me up at night, the soreness,” he said. “That’s when I went to see my doctor.”
“It takes you aback initially when you hear about someone playing a video game in front of their TV and having a sports injury,” said his physician, David Buchalter. “It’s really a new version of sports injury.”
Sun, Feb 10, 2008 | 19:50 GMT
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown can’t beat his own son at tennis on Wii Sports. We knew you were rubbish, Gordon, but seriously.
“Mr Brown also revealed he has been struggling to play tennis on his four-year-old son John’s Wii video game console, said this. “He said: ‘It didn’t leave me out of puff but that’s because I was beaten early on by my son.’”
Gordon, take our advice. Practice every day until you’re proper awesome at it, come home from your next Iraqi summit, or whatever it is you do, offer to give him a game then destroy him, three sets to love. It’s the only way they learn.
Mon, Jan 28, 2008 | 10:54 GMT
Campaign For Real Education spokesman Nick Seaton has battered a Worcestershire school trial which uses Wii games to encourage pupils that consistently miss sports lessons to be physically active.
“I think most sensible parents will think this is surrendering to the laziest pupils, it cannot possibly be any replacement for serious games and competition between peer group,” he told the well-balanced, un-mad Daily Mail.
The scheme, so far taken up by five schools in the UK county, is offering Wii Sports in tandem to the real thing in order to get the cool kids, like, you know, moving.
A spokesman for Droitwich and Worcester City School Partnership said: “The use of computer games to increase physical activity levels and raise attainment to some would seem contradictory but with rigid structures in place and by using specific games students soon found themselves being active and engaged almost without realising it.”
Nintendo UK marketing director, Dawn Paine, said at the time: “We now want to turn the living room into a fitness centre for the whole family. Perish the thought, but video games can now make you fit.”
Now the Mail’s on board, don’t expect this to go away any time soon.