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News: Nintendo Sales Surge State Side

Nintendo Sales Surge State Side

Reggie will be delighted, Nintendo of America report record breaking sales this month, including 653,000 Nintendo DS' and 350,000 Wii's sold last week alone.

Nintendo's 350,000 Wii systems represent the highest one-week U.S. sales total outside of its launch week one year ago. Wii has been dubbed the must-have gift of the 2007 holiday season and has been placed at the top of numerous gift lists..

News: Wii're Zapping With Link's Crossbow Training

Wii're Zapping With Link's Crossbow Training

Nintendo's Wii Zapper is out now allowing for arcade shooting action in your living room... well almost.

Nov. 19, 2007 – Today, Nintendo's new Wii Zapper™ brings the precision and thrill of arcade-style targeting games right into your home. Made exclusively for Nintendo's Wii™ system, the Wii Zapper houses a Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ to provide a better feel in games where pinpoint..

News: Shaft Your Wii

Shaft Your Wii

Overline Gaming are releasing a fancy new arcade stick for the Wii, essential for all those arcade classics on the Virtual Console.

A Customizable Turbo Function allows you to program individual buttons to be Turbo while leaving others to work as normal. Full 360 Degree range of motion that works with both digital and analog stick games. 8 Locking points for Awesome response in Fighting Games..

News: Wii'll Be Zapping By Christmas

Wii'll Be Zapping By Christmas

Nintendo set to release Wii Zapper in Europe and the UK on December 7th and should cost around £20 or 30 EUROs.

"Nintendo’s Wii Zapper will be available across Europe in time for Christmas, the company said today. The white, double-handed, machine gun peripheral will ship on 7 December, bundled with the Link’s Crossbow Training game. Additional titles are promised, including Resident Evil:..

News: Nintendo Raid Hong Kong Pirates

Nintendo Raid Hong Kong Pirates

Nintendo go Kung Fu Hustyle over "Supreme Factory Limited" in Hong Kong, seizing over 10,000 products in one go.

At Nintendo's request, the Hong Kong High Court has intervened to help stop a global distribution operation involving game copying devices and modification chips ("mod chips") that violate its copyrights and trademarks in the Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ systems. On Oct. 8th, the court..

News: Wii Slip No More

Wii Slip No More

Nintendo have released info about a new "Wii Remote Jacket" designed for those sweaty handed gamers that keep smashing their TV.

Nintendo announces the Wii Remote Jacket, a durable, silicone cover for the Wii Remote™ that provides a variety of benefits for the player. Nintendo will include the Wii Remote Jacket with all Wii™ hardware systems and with all Wii Remotes sold separately or packaged..

News: Get Tidy, Get Wedock!

Get Tidy, Get Wedock!

As the popularity of Wii continues to grow, huge amounts of unofficial 3rd party products are seeping out of China, so what's this Wedock then?

Our friends at Wedock.com sent us a sample of their "Wedock" product, yes we think they're aware of the abnormal spelling. Wii thought we'd do the right thing and tell you guys about it. So what is it? Wedock is a "storage solution" for your Wiimotes and..

News: Need To Make Your Wii EZ?

Need To Make Your Wii EZ?

So erm, ezGear have announced a line up of "must have" Wii accessories... I think they've pretty much thought of everything.

ezGearTM for Wii Sports Pack -- The ezGear Sports Pack for Wii provides three extensions for the Wiimote, transforming it into a golf club, baseball bat or tennis racquet, but not just any club, bat or racquet. Each extension is weighted to give the user a realistic feel..

News: New DS Lite Colour Bundle

New DS Lite Colour Bundle

Nintendo have announced that a new "Crimson/Oynx" DS Lite flavour will be bundled with latest insanely popular Brain Age game.

"The top half of the new Nintendo DS sports a smooth, glossy Crimson, reminiscent of a dangerous shade of lipstick or a cherry-red sports car. The bottom is a matte black – an Onyx yin that complements the Crimson yang." It's certainly a bold new colour scheme, somewhat..

E3 2007: Wii Balance Board

Wii Balance Board

Nintendo also unveiled the Wii Balance Board today this accessory will accompany the Wii Fit title.

The Balance Board is a step pad which will allow realtime detection of steps, twists, push ups and a whole variety of other activities related to the shift of balance across the pads. Accompanied with the peripheral will be Wii software titled Wii Fit which includes a ranged of minigames designed to..

E3 2007: Wii Zapper

Wii Zapper

Nintendo unveil their "Wii Zapper" a new accessory designed to house your Wiimote & Nunchuk to transform it into a light gun.

So far we know this accessory has been designed for use with Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles from Capcom and Ghost Squad from Sega. The accessory will be bundled with a demonstration game similar to Wii Play, the package will retail for only $19.99 (thats £10-15)..

News: Wii Guitar Hero's... Guitar!

Wii Guitar Hero's... Guitar!

A few days ago Activision and RedOctane have finally unveiled the Wii's Guitar Hero 3 controller, its white and shiny.

"Activision, Inc. today announced its exclusive partnership with Gibson Guitar Corp., the world's leading musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology. As part of the agreement, Activision will feature Gibson's premium brands and shapes in Guitar Hero III:..

News: Wii Sales Eclipse 8 Million

Wii Sales Eclipse 8 Million

It seems that Nintendo's Wii console has now sold a staggering 8,000,000 units in under 7 months, fast approaching the target of the Xbox 360.

Of course numbers are just numbers and they differ depending on who your talking too, for instance the NexGenWars site tells a slightly different story.. There's one fact that comes into play here and that's the Wii train is still selling at an impressive..

News: Wii Hard Drive Rumour

Wii Hard Drive Rumour

There's a fair whiff of a rumour, posted last week by fellow UKers, Wii-UK, its possible we'll see a hard drive from Nintendo as early as E3.

According to our friends GoNintendo, the latest episode of the IGN podcast hints rather strongly that Nintendo may be making some announcement regarding a hard drive attachment for Wii at this year's E3 games exposition. Apparently the reasoning behind it is..

News: Hardware Lookback: The Virtual Boy

Hardware Lookback: The Virtual Boy

Headache-inducing monstrosity or misunderstood classic? Whatever the answer, the Virtual Boy represents Nintendo's biggest cock-up. We investigate the history of this strange console.

‘Failure’ is not a word you’d usually associate with Nintendo. Sure, there have been some crushing disappointments in the company’s illustrious history – the...

News: Wii Keyboard Rumours

Wii Keyboard Rumours

Game Informer magazine has suggested that a Wii Keyboard could be on the cards.

"With the news this week that Logitech is going to provide peripherals for Nintendo's Wii console, this latest tidbit of information coming from the May 2007 issue of Game Informer has a bit more credibility than we would normally give it." It certainly makes sense, whilst the Internet Channel is nice it would be..

News: Bow Infront Of The Lego Wii Bowling Master

Bow Infront Of The Lego Wii Bowling Master

Bored guy creates the "WiigoBot" a Lego robot that bowls the perfect game of Wii Sports: Bowling. Seriously.

"You are looking at a Wii Remote mounted on a robotically controlled swing. A second motor is used to trigger the bowling, by first Pressing the A button and left arrow, and then holding down the B button, swinging, and finally releasing the B button." Check out the robowler in action:

News: Wii Goes Crusin'

Wii Goes Crusin'

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced it is the first cruise line to offer guests a chance to experience Wii on board its ships.

"With its active, engaging and inviting game experiences appealing to every age from kids to parents to grandparents, the Wii from Nintendo is a natural fit for Freestyle Cruising," said Colin Veitch, NCL's president and CEO. "With the addition of Wii to our..

News: Nintendo Fight Back Against Wii Modders

Nintendo Fight Back Against Wii Modders

Nintendo have introduced a new motherboard into the Wii production to combat recent "mod chips".

Reported recently by a number of sites, including technology magazine T3, it seems Nintendo have tried to block the gaps and stop the pirates. "The games giant has quietly slipped new motherboards into its consoles, narrowing the gap between critical solder points to less than a millimetre. It means..

News: Wii Winning The Console War?

Wii Winning The Console War?

Market research firm IDC predict Wii to be the market leader this coming fiscal year.

Those number monkey's over at GamesIndustry.biz have reported on a.. report.. by a "Market Research Firm" (aka Fortune Tellers) whom have predicted Wii to be the slight market share leader (over one third) for the coming year. "IDC believes hardware shipments of Nintendo's Wii will capture a little more than..