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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..

News: Reggie Talks Apple Merger

Reggie Talks Apple Merger

The stuff dreams are made of for all the shiny white plastic manufacturers around the world.

It's been a soft rumour for quite a while now, ever since we saw the first pictures of the gleaming white Wii console, Nintendo merging with Apple, Apple buying Nintendo, Steve Jobs appearing on the Nintendo stage at E3... alas its all pure geek speculation. Aussie Nintendo have reported on an interview..

News: GameCube Support Is Over

GameCube Support Is Over

In other news from the Kaplan interview it has been confirmed that Nintendo will now cease to support their GameCube console.

And although the first party support has officially ended - Kaplan believes there is still a strong market for the GameCube system: "... just like the PS2 sold really well this past holiday, GameCube is a great starter system - price, ease, games, cost of games. Every..

News: Is There A New Wii On The Way?

Is There A New Wii On The Way?

Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan seems to think so according to one of her responses to a Game Daily interview.

When asked if the Wii would see a relaunch similar to the DS or GBA he said: Sure, absolutely. You'll see the ways in which we do that. The response is overwhelmingly definitive yet it is not yet clear in what context the console will be relaunched. There has been talk of DVD compatible Wii's and..

News: Wii Prototypes

Wii Prototypes

Some weird and wacky Nintendo designs that didn't quite make it into production.

Okay this is old news, but I wanted to post it anyway for those that haven't seen it, here's a except from an article posted on DarkZero last year. "In all honesty we see two remotes that could have worked well - had we not seen todays version - and one lazy Wavebird redesign... then we see A GIANT STAR. Until..

News: Dj Wiij

Dj Wiij

Just incase you needed another use for your Wiimote.

You've probably already tried the Wiimote on your Mac, using DarwiinRemote, but haven't really found a use for it... until now. Look what we've come across recently, Wii DJing! "Welcome to DJ Wiij. The first and original djing website dedicated to using Nintendo Wiimotes. As much of a gimmick this looks like, it really works like a charm..

News: Half-Life Creator Likes Wii, Hates PS3

Half-Life Creator Likes Wii, Hates PS3

Gabe Newell describes the PS3 as a "total disaster on so many levels" but likes everything Nintendo are doing.

DigitalBattle.com have reported on an interview between Game Informer and PC games legend Gabe Newell whom was willing to share his views on the current gen console market. For those unaware of who Gabe is, he's one of the main guys at...

News: Nintendo Controller Wins Emmy Award

Nintendo Controller Wins Emmy Award

No, not the Wii but the NES controller! Nintendo's "D-Pad" shaped a next generation of games.

Nintendo has been awarded an Emmy for the original D-Pad on its Nintendo Entertainment System which debeted over 22 years ago in 1985. "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded Nintendo an Emmy® Award for its invention of the plus-shaped D-pad, one in a long string of Nintendo's..

News: I've Got A Wii, So Could You....

I've Got A Wii, So Could You....

Well, it's been a horrible few weeks trying to get a Wii, hearing their out of stock and lots of missions of ringing about, but today I head good news....

I heard Argos was trying to get Nintendo Wii's again as they sold out of their last batch. I rang up today and heard "there out of stock" what I didn't klnow is my mum rang 10 minutes before and the person she got hold of said "Argos updates..

News: Nintendo NOT Recalling Wrist Straps

Nintendo NOT Recalling Wrist Straps

Internet wild fire causes a problem again, Nintendo will replace broken straps but its certainly not a product recall.

It amazes me that professional media sites can get it so wrong, Nintendo have yesterday announced that they will replace any broken wrist straps free of charge but should not be considered a product recall (when a company asks specifically for people to return the product). Here's..

News: Wireless Sensor Bar For Wii

Wireless Sensor Bar For Wii

Cable not long enough?

No problem! Some clever little spark has managed to create a wireless sensor bar for Wii. Remember all those people that complained that the Wii's sensor bar was too short? Now there's a easy solution, wireless sensor bar, just what all those Projector types were after! "The Wireless Sensor Bar™ can be used with any...

News: Wii Has The Power...

Wii Has The Power...

... Glove. Just in case you missed it, here's the brand spanking new Power Glove for Wii.

When Wii was first announced, alot of people said "wait, isn't that just a power glove all over again?" Thankfully they were wrong, Wii has proved to accomplish exactly what the Power glove wanted to achieve on the NES over 15 years ago. It was only a matter of time before someone attached their Wiimote to a..

News: Are Nintendo Copycats?

Are Nintendo Copycats?

Is the Nintendo Wii Remote a rip?

While the answer to the question is most probably NO! A small company with a patented mouse-like product believe otherwise. The company ‘Interlink’ applied for a patent in 1997 and successfully received it in back in 2005, which describes a device that is held in one hand, has a trigger, and also a features something similar to laptop mouse pad or mouse..

News: Your Wii Check List

Your Wii Check List

The countdown is almost over, you have only 24 hours to prepare to Wii.

If you've not already pre-ordered your console, you could be in for a tough fight to get your hands on a Wii for launch day. If your in London maybe you should head down to the official launch at HMV as they should have a huge pile of Wii's. Otherwise you might find yourself buying an overpriced one on eBay. Know Your..

News: Wii Hits One Million Sales As Japan Welcome The Revolution

Wii Hits One Million Sales As Japan Welcome The Revolution

As Wii is unleashed onto the Japanese market more than 1000 gamers were reported to be outside various Tokyo stores as they awaited the opening of shops.

Nintendo made 400,000 consoles into the Japanese market which meant that a lot of gamers were left empty handed as demand far outstripped supply. This means we can conclude that coupled with Nintendo's statement of the Wii selling over 600,000..

News: Connect NES And SNES Controllers To Your Wii

Connect NES And SNES Controllers To Your Wii

Retrozone, an American company, have developed an adapter for the Wii which plugs straight into the USB port of your Wii that will allow you to connect up your NES and SNES controllers.

While the adapter will add nothing but nostalgia to playing your Virtual Console games some purists may find this expansion to be an essential purchase. Each adapter will cost $19 (plus a $6 shipping cost for US..

News: DS Top Platform In 2006

DS Top Platform In 2006

Figures from UK game-research outlet Chart Track have shown the DS to be the number one choice of gaming hardware in 2006 - beating stiff competition from the likes of the Playstation 2 and XBOX 360.

According to Chart Track a total of 2 million consumers in the UK are now kitted out with a Nintendo DS unit. This really has been a mammoth month so...

News: Nintendo Says: Don't Let Go Of The Wiimote

Nintendo Says: Don't Let Go Of The Wiimote

Nintendo respond to the dumb gamers that forgot to hold onto their Wiimotes, its that simple people!

Just incase you didn't realise, when you swing your Wiimote around, you shouldn't let go of it. All sorts of Wii-accidents can happen, from simple TV explosions to broken noses. Please be careful with your Wii! "Wear the wrist strap. Make sure that all players using the Wii Remote are wearing..

News: EBay Sales Figures For Wii & PS3

EBay Sales Figures For Wii & PS3

Internet auction site eBay have released figures of the amount of PS3's and Wii's sold in the first 7 days after launch.

It was pretty much expected after the whole Xbox 360 thing that alot of PS3 and Wii consoles would appear on eBay, but exactly how many were there? It seems the auction site saw nearly 30,000 of each console over the launch period. "From November 19 through November 24,..

News: Can You Handle The Wii Pain?

Can You Handle The Wii Pain?

Unfit Americans complain about the Wii, "mommy, it made me move my arms", perhaps a lawsuit waiting to happen?

In the country where lawsuits are far to common, are Nintendo looking down the barrel of a gun? We've seen multiple reports of gamers "complaining" of aches and pains caused by hours of Wii action. "I woke up Saturday morning after a Friday filled with at least 10 hours of playing..