Wii

  • Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Online

    Wii U Gray Market Is Frothy And Heating Up As Scalpers Sell Online

    While Gamestop is reporting record Wii U preorders and sales, it looks like the Wii gray market is in full effect, driving prices of the console into the thousands as unyielding children barrack their parents into buying them the latest and greatest this holiday. Read More

  • Putting Away Childish Things: The Wii U Redefines Nintendo

    Putting Away Childish Things: The Wii U Redefines Nintendo

    Six years ago, almost to the day, I remember sitting on the couch with my then one-year-old son playing Elebits on the recently launched Wii. I thought he’d understand the simple point and shoot game. It was sort of a shooter. You walked around a house and aimed at the little characters. He was enthralled. I was a new parent and I was showing him the magic of the Wii –… Read More

  • YouTube Finally Launches An Official Wii App, Largest WebM Video Deployment Yet

    YouTube Finally Launches An Official Wii App, Largest WebM Video Deployment Yet

    The Wii isn’t exactly the hottest console on the market anymore, and the lack of HD support makes it less than ideal for watching videos, but that hasn’t stopped YouTube from finally launching its official Wii app today – just six years after the launch of the Wii. Read More

  • Nintendo To Drop Price Of Wii To $129 For Holiday Season

    Nintendo To Drop Price Of Wii To $129 For Holiday Season

    Nintendo has dropped the price of the Wii console to $129.99. Of course, this is to keep pace with holiday demand and maintain an edge in a market that’s turned more difficult for the gaming company. The value package includes a black console with Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort on a single disc, along with a black Wii remote and Nunchuk controller. This replaces the current $149… Read More

  • Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

    Facepalm: The Wii U Games We’re Seeing This Week Are Stuck At 720p

    According to WiiUDaily (and we’re confirming), the games shown at E3 are native at 720p resolution, a considerable step down from the 1080p, 3D-pumping action coming out of the 360 and the PS3 in many cases. Although there is no absolute proof that the Wii U launch titles will all be 720p, the site noted that “the representative couldn’t confirm whether the games can be… Read More

  • Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii

    Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii

    The folks over at Hulu originally promised Wii users would have access to their Hulu Plus streaming service by the end of 2011, but things didn’t exactly pan out the way they had hoped. Well, after a few extra months of waiting, the Nintendo-faithful are finally being rewarded for their patience: the Hulu Plus app can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel. The app itself is free… Read More

  • Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    Nintendo Reports US$630 Million Net Loss Between April And December 2011, Announces Wii U For 2012

    3DS sales have picked up lately, but Nintendo‘s financial numbers are still weak. Big N today released [PDF] another set of disappointing results for the first nine months of its fiscal year (April to December 2011). The company lost a whopping US$630 million, compared with a profit of US$635 million in the same time frame last fiscal. Sales were down 31.2% year-on-year to US$7.2 billion. Read More

  • Overview: Japan’s Video Game Market In 2011 (Sales, Hardware, Software)

    Overview: Japan’s Video Game Market In 2011 (Sales, Hardware, Software)

    Japan’s video game industry is the world’s second biggest (after the US), but it’s on a downward streak for the fifth consecutive year. Based on sales, the country’s video game industry has contracted by as much as 8% year-on-year, Japan’s biggest gaming magazine Famitsu is reporting [JP]. Between December 27, 2010 and December 25, 2011, Japanese game… Read More

  • Fire Emblem: Nintendo Announces First 3DS Game With Paid Download Content

    Fire Emblem: Nintendo Announces First 3DS Game With Paid Download Content

    They have been fighting against the concept of making customers pay for extra game content for years, but as previously reported, Nintendo has now changed its strategy. According to a report by Japanese business daily The Nikkei, Nintendo has chosen Fire Emblem as the first game on the 3DS to offer paid download content. Fire Emblem: Kakusei, the latest title in the classic RPG series, is… Read More

  • 40/40: Zelda Skyward Sword Lands Perfect Score From Famitsu

    40/40: Zelda Skyward Sword Lands Perfect Score From Famitsu

    The Famitsu, Japan’s (and maybe the world’s) biggest video game magazine, has tested Zelda Skyward Sword (the newest Zelda game for Wii) in their newest issue. And apparently, they liked what they played: as the first game this year, Zelda Skyward Sword scored a perfect 40/40 score. The four testers gave away ten out of ten points each, making the Wii title the third in the… Read More

  • Nintendo Gets Serious About Streaming, Announces Hulu Plus Will Soon Hit The Wii, 3DS

    Nintendo Gets Serious About Streaming, Announces Hulu Plus Will Soon Hit The Wii, 3DS

    Hulu Plus has long been missing from the Wii leaving Netflix as the only major streaming service on the gaming console. But that changes soon. Nintendo just announced that Hulu Plus will soon be available on both the Wii and the 3DS. The exact launch data wasn’t announced, but the release states that that the service will hit “both systems by the end of the year.” This comes… Read More

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