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  • Exec: Wii U Arriving After April 1, 2012

    Exec: Wii U Arriving After April 1, 2012

    Although his statement could be an elaborate prima aprilis prank, Nintendo COO Reggie Fils-Aime stated that the Wii U would be arriving after April 1, 2012 and would co-exist on the market alongside the Wii, DSi, and 3DS. In a Forbes interview Fils-Aime said that the two major Nintendo consoles would be on the market simultaneously until they stop supporting the quickly aging original Wii. Read More

  • China Close To Allowing Freer Access To Console Games

    China has always, as Kotaku writes, “cockblocked” consoles. The reasons are manifold, but the official party line is that a ban on consoles will prevent kids from poisoning their minds with video games and gaming. Considering the market is huge in China, fat lot of good the ban did but that’s how things break down. Now, however, Lenovo is skirting the ban by selling a… Read More

  • Nintendo Bigwigs: 25th Anniversary Zelda Collection Wouldn't Be Nintendo-Like

    At this E3’s Nintendo press conference, we were treated to a nice little dose of Zelda music, and told there would be a sweet 25th anniversary soundtrack, as well as some traveling concerts and a free DSiWare game. All very good, but I couldn’t help but be disappointed at the lack of a collected edition like that issued for last year’s Mario 25th Anniversary. And according… Read More

  • Wii U Is Coming Spring/Summer 2012, Sega Exec Says

    A Sega marketing exec, speaking to Gamespot, blurted out that the Wii U will probably launch spring/summer of 2012, a proposition that sounds a bit fishy. We could see Nintendo announcing availability at E3 2012 and then selling it around the holidays, thereby sewing up 2012 and 2013 in terms of console sales, but a spring launch just doesn’t make much sense. Read More

  • Nintendo Booth at E3 2011

    Videos And Gallery: Nintendo’s Booth, Wii U, And New 3DS Games

    We got a chance to try out the Wii U this morning, going through Nintendo’s gauntlet of “experiences” and getting a feel for The New Controller. And yes, that’s what it’s called for now — we asked. And no, they didn’t get into detail about the hardware. But we played the hell out of their demos and yes, it is as fun as it looks. Read More

  • Bedazzle Your Wii With This Mario 25th Anniversary Decal

    Let’s ignore that 2010 was the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. because these are pretty sweet Wii Decals. They’re only $7.99 and come in black, red, gold, or white for those non-standard Wiis. Shipping is only $1 for within the states and $2 everywhere else. If SMB isn’t your thing, the Etsy store is loaded with other decals for gaming systems, computers and toilets. Read More

  • Wii Price Drops To $150, Effective May 15

    What would you do if you were Nintendo, sat on a 5-year old console and were about to announce its successor? You would probably lower the price to boost sales, and that’s exactly what Nintendo in the US today did with the Wii. Read More

  • Nintendo Rumor Roundup: Storage, Disc Format, And Vitality Sensor

    The Wii successor/Project Café rumors have died down since Nintendo’s official announcement a week ago, but there’s still a little info leaking out (allegedly) here and here. Today has brought a few more nuggets to the web, so let’s take a look. Read More

  • Nintendo Sees Profit Falling 66%, Announces Wii Successor For 2012

    Nintendo posted a new financial report today, and in a nutshell, things aren’t looking too good. The company’s net profit dropped a whopping 66% to $944 million in the fiscal year that ended March 31, compared with $2.78 billion in the same period a year earlier. Revenue in the same time frame fell 29.3% to $12.2 billion. Read More

  • From $200 To $150, Wii Price Cut Due In May?

    Looks like a Wii price cut is incoming. Reports late last night surfaced about a May 15 move to $150 (down from $200), and today internal documentation~! from K-Mart also shows the console moving down to $150. Read More

  • Bow Before The Wii UNLimited Edition

    This, this is a pretty nifty case mod, and it’s for the Wii—you normally don’t see too many Wii case mods out there. It’s called the Wii UNLimited Edition, and it’s water-cooled. Thumbs up for completely superfluous water-cooling. Read More

  • Wii 2 Announcement At E3 Hinted At Within Industry

    Nintendo hasn’t announced anything, nor have there been any leaks or even indications that Nintendo is doing anything but stay the course. That said, Wii sales have dropped quite a bit since last year, and the Kinect has replaced it as the must-have family-friendly gaming device. Some would have said that Nintendo should have preempted this decline by announcing a successor last year… Read More

  • Nintendo Demos Glasses-Free 3D With The Wii


    Now don’t get too excited, this is just a demo being shown at GDC. Nintendo decided to test out what Wii games would be like in 3D, so they set up Mario Kart Wii to send a 3D image to a glasses-free TV, and decided… that it was cool. That’s all. Yeah, kind of a disappointment after that headline, but that’s what they did! Don’t blame me! There’s a nice… Read More

  • WTF Ubisoft, A Wii Game Where You Have To Make Out In Real Life?

    WTF WTF WTF. Watch this video. This is a real game. German, yes — but nevertheless, real. Read More

  • Nintendo: 34 Million Wii Consoles Sold In The U.S. To Date

    Nintendo this morning announced that its DS family of portable video game systems has sold more than 47 million in the United States since the original model launched in November 2004. The company also said that, according to its internal sales figures, the Wii system has gone over the counter more than 34 million times in the United States alone. Of those 34 million, roughly 21 million… Read More

  • This Portable Wii Wins Our Mii’s Hearts And Respect

    We love homebrew, custom-made, DIY solutions. They scream geek love and dedication louder than even dumb fanboy tattoos. This Wii laptop, and the word laptop is used loosely, is about the best thing since, well, this Wii laptop. This solution is a tad bit smaller thanks to the exclusion of the optical drive in favor of a game loader chip called SunDriver. Click through for a video look at… Read More

  • Add An SD Card Activity Light To Your Wii For Fun And Profit

    Ever wanted to know when your Wii was reading your SD card? Yeah, why not, right? Well, here’s the result of one curious Wii owner who discovered that one the voltage of one of the SD card reader’s changes when in use. Just like that, a little light is installed on the Wii’s front panel that blinks away when the SD card is in use. Clever. Click through for a video demo. Read More

  • EA: $99 Wii Would "Explode," Presumably Off the Shelves

    What can Nintendo do to sell more of their consoles? How about price them at $99? That’s what EA CEO John Riccitiello believes will truly save the Wii as it rolls down into obsolescence these next few years. According to an IndustryGamers interview, Riccitiello believes: “I would say they did exceptionally well in ‘07 and ‘08, started tapering in ‘09 and… Read More

  • Our Favorite Things: Super Mario All-Stars Special 25th Anniversary Edition


    Super Mario Brothers 25th Anniversary All-Stars
    MSRP: $29.99
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    Good For: People who remember when men were men, women were women, and plumbers wore little hats and smashed turtles.
    Not for: WoW players It’s hard out there for a plumber and for 25 years Mario and his brother have been smashing turtles and taking names. While I’m not a huge fan of the modern games… Read More

  • NPD November: Xbox 360 Outsells Wii, Black Ops Tops Charts

    There’s two big stories coming out of November’s NPD numbers. The first is that Microsoft somehow managed to sell more Xbox 360s than Nintendo sold Wiis, with Microsoft selling 1.37 million to Nintendo’s 1.27 million. That’s probably the result of the Kinect. The second is that, yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops sold a whopping 8.4 million units. Good on Activision, swimming… Read More