Wii

  • Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

    Redesigned Wii To Launch Before Christmas, Loses Gamecube Backwards Compatibility

    Nintendo is prepping a slightly retooled Wii for a pre-holiday release. This streamlined model sits horizontally (as a game console should) instead of vertically like the original. It’s also slightly smaller, lacks the ability to play Gamecube games, and will likely hit at a lower price. This move has standard procedure for game makers ever since the original NES. In an effort to… Read More

  • Debaser: Satoru Iwata Apologizes For The 3DS Price Drop

    Debaser: Satoru Iwata Apologizes For The 3DS Price Drop

    While I haven’t heard any popular outcry regarding the Nintendo 3DS price drop – a quiet that, is, in a way, the most interesting part of the entire affair – Nintendo has decided that it’s time to explain itself to the early adopters. Satoru Iwata, CEO of the company, stated that the move was, in fact, unprecedented, but Nintendo had some very good reasons for cutting… Read More

  • 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