Tag Archives: Wii
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 06:17 GMT
The part of us that’s still ten-years-old is crying right now. Look what you did, GameFreak. Look what you did.
Wed, Dec 01, 2010 | 09:25 GMT
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 | 07:57 GMT
A patch? On the Wii? Get out of town.
Tue, Nov 02, 2010 | 09:43 GMT
Fri, Sep 17, 2010 | 04:07 BST
Ubisoft’s put out a trailer for the Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience, and while it does technically demonstrate what playing the game will entail, it does so in a way we can’t quite see ourselves replicating. For one, we don’t even think our living room – which you may have seen on the cover of Sardine Can Monthly’s most recent issue – has room for that many people. Also, we have no friends.
Now then, while we sob and ponder where we went wrong in life, you should totally check out the trailer. It’s neato!
Fri, May 14, 2010 | 04:38 BST
When you hear the word “April,” what do you think of? Chocolate rabbits? Practical jokes? Finally taking down your Christmas lights?
Well, we think of videogame sales. That’s all we think of. Ever.
See inside our minds after the break.
Wed, May 12, 2010 | 05:52 BST
Call of Duty fanatics who only own Wiis (all two of you) can breathe a sigh of relief: Black Ops is coming to your favorite console after all.
Sat, May 08, 2010 | 04:30 BST
Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connection. One of these things is not like the others. According to Nintendo mother brain Shigeru Miyamoto, however, Nintendo’s offering won’t remain the F-student of the online world forever. Will that mean subscription fees? Maybe. Bet you can’t guess who Nintendo’s been cribbing notes from.
Sat, May 01, 2010 | 21:12 BST
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty titles may have a spotty history with Nintendo’s tiny white wonder, but Treyarch’s always made sure to deploy its titles to Nintendo’s front line.
Black Ops, however, might be a different story.
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 | 05:38 BST
Move over, Nintendo. According to Cohort Studios CEO Lol Scragg, you’re no longer the coolest kid on the motion control block.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 | 04:38 BST
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which console has the most Internet-connected users of them all? Is it the Wii? No? Well then surely it’s the Xbox 360? Still no, huh?
Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | 05:29 GMT
You haven’t eaten lunch for a whole year. You’ve sold organs you didn’t even know you had. On the rare occasion that you venture out to a restaurant, your meals are more spit than food because you’ve become notorious for never-ever tipping.
But all of that’s ok! Because now you can afford a fancy-shmancy “next-generation” game console. Your life’s back on track, it’s all uphill from here, and… hold on. “Sold out”?!
Sat, Mar 13, 2010 | 05:54 GMT
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 | 05:35 GMT
February 2010′s dead and gone, but let’s remember it for what it was: a month during which videogame consoles were sold. Yep. For that alone, we’ll remember February 2010 for the rest of our… what were we talking about again? Oh well. It probably didn’t matter.
Check out the full list of hardware sales after the break.
Wed, Mar 10, 2010 | 04:46 GMT
Will Wright knows casual gaming. After all, we’re talking about the brain behind The Sims here. He was – in a sense – casual before casual was cool.
So when Nintendo cast its net wide and started reeling in mothers, grandparents, and the occasional fitness buff, you can bet that Wright took notice. But even after selling millions upon millions, Wright’s still not sold on Nintendo’s little white videogame console. At least, insofar as the “videogame console” part goes.
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 | 02:18 GMT
Seems like only yesterday we were scanning Toys ‘R’ Us fliers and picking away furiously at Nintendo’s buttoned lips over a potential Wii price drop. Then – shock – it happened.
But that’s not good enough for Janco Partners analyst Mike Hickey. He thinks that, with Natal and Arc on the way, Nintendo needs stop treading water before its end of the pool gets a little more crowded.
Thu, Feb 11, 2010 | 03:31 GMT
Tue, Dec 01, 2009 | 03:10 GMT
In true Nintendo fashion, the big N’s “what we’re thankful for” list suffered a bit of a delay over the weekend. But the waggle-powered behemoth’s excuse for its tardiness is passable, we think. See, Nintendo was busy taking advantage of shoppers who were taking advantage of Black Friday deals. So, can you guess what the company’s thankful for? Here’s a hint: It goes “ka-ching, ka-ching.”
The tally breaks down as follows: 550,000 Wiis and more than one million DSes. Impressive, yes, but 800,000 Americans shook off their turkey comas and waddled out to buy Wiis last year.
Still though, a win’s a win, and Nintendo’s not complaining.
Thu, Nov 26, 2009 | 04:01 GMT
Looks like Project Natal and Sony’s motion wand have their work cut out for them, as – at the moment – Nintendo’s tiny white console has proven to be the biggest lady killer in gaming history. Speaking at a BMO Capital Markets event, Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that 80 percent of female “primary players” (that is, the main users of consoles in their households) are Wii owners.
In addition, Reggie pegged the number of female primary players in the Americas at 11 million. This means that roughly nine million of them have had their hearts melted by the Wii’s irresistable charms.
As long as Nintendo keeps its female friendly hands off of belching in public, not asking for directions, and – of course – beards, though, we have no problem with this. More women in the gaming world is always a good thing, but the second they start out-belching and out-bearding us, men are officially obsolete.
Wed, Nov 25, 2009 | 02:59 GMT
Speaking with Gamasutra, Cowen Group analyst Doug Creutz turned his crystal ball on the upcoming holiday scuffle between Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. The bottom line? If you’re a game publisher placing your bets, move your Nintendo money into the PS3′s corner.
According to Creutz, Wii gamers are holding off on game purchases this year – at least, in comparison to last year. Thus, he concluded, core games will keep publishers’ stockings stuffed this winter, while “the Wii bubble could be deflating.”
“While we believe the Wii is likely to be a drag on overall software sales through the holiday, the impact should be limited to those publishers which have invested significantly in Wii development, with the biggest negative impact likely to be felt by Electronic Arts, which (unwisely in our view) heavily invested in Wii development for [calendar 2009],” he added.
The PS3′s fortunes, said Creutz, are also turning around. But in a good way. According to a survey he conducted, 21 percent of respondents plan to purchase a PS3. The Xbox 360, meanwhile, only claimed 12 percent of purchase intent. Granted, the Wii’s holding strong with 26 percent, but that’s still a far cry from the prior two holiday seasons’ almost perpetually barren Wii shelf spaces.
More through the link.