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  • Nintendo pulls plug on WiiWare demo "experiment," now "deciding next steps"

    Now you see them. Now you don’t. Like an expert magician, Nintendo waved its wand and – poof – WiiWare’s game demo service disappeared. It’s a neat trick, yeah. But will the bite-sized freebies be reappearing any time soon?

  • Nintendo's Thanksgiving weekend tally: 1.5 million consoles sold in the US

    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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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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