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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 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 […]

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