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  • Nintendo: 80% of female "primary players" own a Wii

    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, […]

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  • Analyst: Wii bubble "deflating," PS3 to dominate this holiday season

    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 – […]

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  • Rumor: Phoenix Wright Wii-bound?

    Wii-mote straps at the ready, people. Otherwise, you might just “Objection” point your controller clean through your TV screen. That is, if a listing from the German USK rating system is to be believed. The listing says Phoenix Wright is coming to the Wii. That’s all, though. No release date. No details. And, in typical […]

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  • Nintendo will "move along in step" with HD tech, says Miyamoto

    The Miyamoto floodgates have opened. Unless we explicitly say otherwise, you should probably just assume that any headline we post for the next 24 hours is a Miyamoto quote. (Miyamoto247? We think it has a nice ring to it.) This time, he’s talking HD graphics and Nintendo’s stance on them. “I don’t think there’s anything […]

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  • Nier developer wants an HD Wii, stat!

    Nier director Yoko Taro’s got a blog. Sometimes, he writes things on that blog. Sometimes, those things are about the Wii’s lack of graphical power. This is one of those times. According to a post translated by Andriasang, Taro got an eyeful of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. And while Crystal Bearers sparkled […]

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  • New Super Mario Bros. 'Demo Play' doesn't play for you after all

    Remember that whole Demo Play thing that had hardcore Mario masters up in arms a couple months ago? Well, as it turns out, it might not be that big of a deal. According to a Nintendo of Europe product listing, Demo Play’s just a gentle push in the right direction – not an autopilot. “New […]

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  • Netflix: Xbox-exclusive today, "on all consoles" tomorrow

    After being wooed by Microsoft early in the game, it appears that Netflix now wants to spread the love. Speaking with Reuters, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings outlined his plan to boldly stream movies where no other service has streamed before. “Eventually we want to be on all the game consoles, all the Blu-ray players, all […]

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  • Best Buy flier adds fuel to Wii price drop fire

    First Toys ‘R’ Us, then Target, and now Best Buy. Kotaku received the above flier from an alleged Best Buy tipster, and it looks mighty official to us. The crowd’s gathering. “Off with its head!” they’re screaming. Then, a metallic flash. The Wii’s price tag sits, rent asunder, splurting $50 bills all about. That’s the […]

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  • Castlevania ReBirth is next Konami title to be Wii-incarnated

    First Contra and Gradius got the “ReBirth” treatment, and now – if a recent ESRB listing is to be believed – Castlevania is next in line. Titled “Castlevania the Adventure ReBirth,” the game’s ESRB description is as follows: “This is a side-scrolling action game in which players battle against monsters in Dracula’s castle. Players use […]

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  • Pete Hines: Bethesda's "mature" Wii game is Wheelspin

    Remember when, back in May, Bethesda Europe managing director Sean Brennan lamented about the Wii’s dry-as-a-desert pool of “mature” games? Well, for those who don’t, he also teased the “really big” announcement of a mature Wii game from Bethesda. VG247 asked Bethesda VP Pete Hines for clarification concerning that title, and here’s what he told […]

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  • Spore Hero emerges from primordial ooze this October

    Spore Hero, a new Nintendo Wii and DS action-adventure spin-off of Will Wright’s evolution-themed magnum opus, is on track to reach the retail phase this October, EA announced today. Both versions of the game will be arriving on October 6 in North America, and October 9 everywhere else. Sure, the lack of geetar, drums, and […]

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  • Guitar Hero 5 Wii doing away with in-game friend codes

    Speaking with IGN, chief creative officer at Vicarious Visions Karthik Bala said that Guitar Hero 5′s Wii tour won’t be hindered by in-game friend codes. “For GH5, we’ve implemented support for your global Wii Friend Codes. If you’ve got friends in your Wii address book, they’ll automatically be added to your friends list in game, […]

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  • GDC: Wii SD cards hold up to 240 games

    Nintendo just announced that SD cards working in collaboration with its brand new SD storage solution can store up to 240 games. That’s a large number. Nintendo’s been liking the large numbers pretty well lately. Do you even have 240 games? We don’t. And no, those cheap NES rip-off collections don’t count. Get the full […]

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  • Wii now runs games straight from SD cards

    Hard drive? No, but it’s still a storage solution, and it’ll have to do. According to a report by Eurogamer, Nintendo recently updated the Wii system software to run games from all channels — Virtual Console, WiiWare, you name it — straight from an SD card. Save games, however, must still be stored in the […]

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  • GoGamer “Madness” sale annihilates price of LittleBigPlanet, others

    The American dollar’s apparently so devoid of value these days that GoGamer really just doesn’t care anymore. The site’s currently kicking its inventory out and telling it to get a real job with a certifiably insane 48-hour madness sale. Seriously, look at these deals: Little Big Planet (PS3) (I) – $21.90 NCAA March Madness 08 […]

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  • Watch the Japanese trailer for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

    Destructoid has dug up the Japanese trailer for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles on YouTube. We’ve posted it after the break. It’s got zombies, guns. The on-rails shooter is out this winter.

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  • John Carmack “in talks” to create exclusive game for Wii

    In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, id Software mega-brain John Carmack admitted that he might’ve been a tad hasty in declaring Nintendo’s rascally white waggle-muffin to be an underpowered miscreant. “Interestingly, I actually spend far more time playing Wii with my four year-old boy than I do with any other game console. So I’m definitely […]

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  • Todd Howard: "Wii is a kids' toy, PS3 and Xbox 360 are for evil killfests"

    After announcing that Bethesda was working an iPhone game at Comic Con yesterday, Todd Howard spoke his mind on Nintendo’s Wii, saying that he was “not threatened” by the console because “it’s a toy.” MTV’s Stephen Totilo brought the subject up, and Howard said that from a consumer’s point of view “the Wii is a […]

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  • All-American Rejects, Blondie and Boston DLC arrive for Wii Rock Band 2

    Wii-owning Rock Band 2 fans are now able to grab music from corporate rockers Boston, as well as All-American Rejects and Blondie. As of yesterday, users can now download the following from in-game Rock Band 2 Music Store for $2.00 (200 Wii points) each: Boston – Hitch a Ride, Peace of Mind, Smokin’, Something About […]

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  • Mushroom Men coming to Europe in March

    Come March, Europe will geta taste of Southpeak’s Mushroom Men when they finally land on DS and Wii. Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars is a 3D platformer in its Wii incarnation, while Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi is a side-scrolling action prequel to the former for DS. The US got them in December of […]

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Wii Latest

  • Final Fantasy CC: The Crystal Bearers not canceled, gets swank trailer

    First shown way back during the neanderthallic, pre-Wii E3 of 2006, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers’ existence has recently (and rightfully) been called into question. Well, stop doubting and start practicing your best post-victory boogie, because Square Enix has finally dropped a new FFCCTCB trailer, and it’s looking, well, pretty much like a […]

  • Wii moving to break PS2’s record, PS3 trailing like GameCube

    VentureBeat has taken a long, hard look at the numbers and rendered a verdict. The site’s startling discovery: Wii is to PS2 as PS3 is to GameCube. According to NPD data (U.S. only), Nintendo’s bid for the throne currently sits at 17.5 million units sold. At the same period during its legendary reign, Sony’s PS2 […]

  • Nintendo president hates price drops for consumers’ sakes

    As recent events have seemingly implied, there’s no better way to snag a gaggle of buyers than to slash a few digits off your console’s price tag. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn’t need to cheapen his company’s console in order to spur sales, and frankly, he abhors the very thought of it. “This is […]

  • Itagaki-less Team Ninja in love with PS3, looking into Wii

    Speaking with Gamasutra, Itagaki-successor Hitoshi Hasegawa and Ninja Gaiden Sigma director/former Itagaki-successor Yosuke Hayashi suffocated Sony’s next-gen competitor with smooches. “The developers have been releasing products, but there is a bigger potential,” Hayashi said. “There is greater potential, and we see that possibility the most in the PlayStation 3. It’s going to be up to […]

  • High Voltage decides on Conduit publisher, likely Sega

    It’s been quite a long month, but a little FTP excursion by IGN may finally have uncovered The Conduit’s shadowy publisher. According to the site’s report, Sega recently snuck a “The Conduit” folder onto its public FTP site, hinting strongly that the house that destroyed Sonic will publish High Voltage’s mega-hyped Wii FPS. Apparently, an […]

  • Final Fantasy IV cell phone sequel casting its spell on Western Wiis?

    Don’t arch your eyebrows skeptically at us; we’re only the messenger. Do, however, allow your piercing gaze to land on Square Enix, who may have a Wii port of a cell phone game waiting in the wings. The rumor stems from a comment made by Square Enix’s master of all things FFIV, Takashi Tokita. In […]

  • Smash Bros. goes over 1 million copies in Japan

    Despite only being on sale for 11 days, Wii fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl has sold more than 1 million copies in Japan, according to this. The game is the fastest to achieve 1 million sales for Wii in Japan, with Wii Fit taking seven weeks and Wii Sports 11 weeks to reach the milestone. […]

  • Wii attach rate is increasing, says Nintendo UK

    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 […]

  • Smash Bros. first week sales official – 820,000 units

    Nearly a million Japanese people can’t be wrong. Super Smash Bros. Brawl has sold 820,000 units in its first week on sale in Japan, according to Media Create, for the week ending February 3. Mental. Wii Fit has now been knocked down to fifth place, after enjoying several weeks in the top slot. Devil May […]

  • Smash Bros. goes over 800,000 in first week in Japan

    According to this, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl will hit the 800,000 units sold mark in its first week on store shelves in Japan. All these figures are approximate, and come through VGChartz, apparently originating at Famitsu. Official figures soon. 1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii): more than 800k (sell-through rate 95%) 2. Devil May […]

  • PES 2008 “makes incredible use” of Wii control system

    Konami is billing the Wii version of PES 2008 as “the future of the football genre” by utilising the Wiimote and Nunchuck to be able to control multiple players on the field. Sounds natty. According to this, the Nunchuck is used to move the player with the ball, while the Wiimote picks out other players […]

  • Firaxis explains “hold” status of Civ Revolution for Wii

    In case you were wondering, this is why Firaxis decided to stop developing the Wii version of Civilization Revolution. “CivRev was originally a 360/PS3 project and was in development for over a year before the Wii/DS platforms were added, largely because we saw the success of those platforms and a lot of people (including myself) […]

  • Monthly bonus NiGHTS content revealed for Wii

    God. It’s like Sega-fan heaven, but even better. According to this, Sega’s planted monthly bonus content on the NiGHTS Wii disc, available through the game’s “My Dream” section where players raise “A-LIFE” things. Each month, the player’s A-LIFE will celebrate in a different way, apparently, which should give some of you a reason to put […]

  • DS Lite launching in South Africa

    According to this, DS Lite is about to launch in South Africa, alongside New Super Mario Bros, Nintendogs, Mario Kart DS and Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain. South African gamers will be able to pick up four colours: white, black, silver and pink. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get the […]

  • Sega Bass Fishing Marsh video has us hooked

    Just because. We’re not sure why anyone wouldn’t want this, especially if you remember the Dreamcast game. Variable conditions, four types of bass and 15 stages. It’s fishtastic. Sega Bass Fishing is out on March 28 for Wii, according to Amazon.

  • Two women held at gunpoint for Wii

    Not so great. Two Kansas City women have been held at gunpoint by two men in their home, who were apparently looking for money and drugs. When they realised they’d broken into the wrong house, they stole a Wii instead. Good work, robber people. “The masked men held Robinson and her cousin at gunpoint,” said […]

  • Rock Band mic not compatible with Wii

    Oh, the irony. The standalone Rock Band microphone in the US that alerted people to a possible Wii version of the game a few days before EA CEO John Riticiello admitted the existence of the SKU in this week’s investor call won’t actually work with the Wii version. “Our packaging mistakenly states that the microphone […]

  • Smash Bros. sells 500k on day one?

    Bloody hell fire. According to this, citing “leaked Famitsu figures”, Super Smash Bros. Brawl sold over 500,000 units on its first day on sale in Japan this week. The Wii fighter, which has been the subject of endless attention from the media recently, is down for a March 9 release in the US, with no […]

  • Unconfirmed Mario Kart box art looks… Mario Karty

    Pinch of salt needed, but possible nonetheless. See here. Mario Kart Wii’s been doing the rounds a little recently, what with some debunked rumours on track details and such. Only Nintendo knows. Still, it’s nice to look.

  • EA financials: Rock Band confirmed for Wii

    According to this, EA CEO John Riccitiello confirmed the existence of Rock Band for Wii in yesterday’s investor conference call, following the release of the company’s third quarter financials. The CEO confirmd the rumoured existence of the game in a conference call, according to IGN, noting that EA “will, at some time, bring Rock Band […]

  • Using Virtual Console saves you “$1,200″

    This lot have painstakingly worked out how much you save if you buy all Virtual Console games through your Wii as opposed to buying the real things second hand on eBay. Everyone needs a hobby. Turns out if you buy everything from VC – all 196 games in the US – it’ll cost you $1,325, […]

  • Nintendo console helps Welsh Alzheimer patients

    A care home in Pontardawe, Wales has taken delivery of a “Nintendo computer games console”, presumably a Wii, after evidence from the Alzheimer Society that solving computer-based puzzles can slow the on-set of the disease. Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Derek Vaughan, said, “The council provides itself on the standard of care provided in […]

  • Check Mii Out Wii channel updated

    Look here. Here’s what’s new, Mii fans: In the Posting Plaza, you can now easily find all the Miis you’ve posted. When viewing a Mii Artisan’s profile, you can now select to see all Miis posted by that Artisan. If you cancel out of judging a contest a return later, any Miis you’ve selected previously […]

  • Wii Music for Japan this year

    No, we don’t know what it is. Internet people are suggesting it could be something along the lines of the orchestra conducting Miyamoto did at E3 a few years ago, but then it could be some kind of MP3 filing system for your fridge: WE’RE JUST NOT SURE. Whatever, Wii Music has been listed as […]

  • Smash Bros. launches: obligatory Japanese line forms

    It is what it is. Go here for pictures of people queuing up to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Japan. Marvel at the way they’re all buying GameCube controllers to play it because that’s the best thing to do, apparently. Try not to shit yourself with excitement about a cartoon fighting […]

  • Wii even makes it to Emmerdale

    We don’t really have the words, so we’re just going to cut and paste this. God help us all. EMMERDALE stars want to take on rival soaps in an online Olympics after being treated to a Nintendo Wii by TV bosses. Matthew Wolfenden, 27, who plays bed hopping rogue David Metcalfe said: “It’s great as […]

  • DS hits 1 million in Australia

    According to this, DS has now sold over 1 million units in Australia, with Wii selling more than 300,000 units. The data, compiled by Gfk, also shows that DS was the biggest selling console in the country last year, moving 509,000 machines. Wii sold more than 73,000 consoles in the same month.

  • 1up actually owns Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Go and see. Knock yourself out. Drown in an orgy of Nintendo spunkery. Brawl is currently destroying the internet, smacking GoNintendo’s servers yesterday as the masses flooded to see pictures of Nintendo characters hitting each other. 1up’s the first western site to actually have a copy, so expect even more movies of Kid Icarus and […]

  • Delays and shortages for Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Sweet irony. Despite the entire internet having paroxysms about Nintendo’s cutie Wii fighter, demand for the game is likely to promote shortages and small delays. We mean “small”, but such is the rabid desire to make Luigi hit Peach with a loaf of bread, any news of anything to do with the game is instantly […]

  • Animal Crossing and Kirby for Wii in 2008

    According to this and this, Wii versions of both Animal Crossing and Kirby are on track for a 2008 release. Both titles appear to only be slated for Japanese at the moment, and Nintendo has said nothing of the games releasing in the rest of the world up to now. The Animal Crossing game has […]