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News: European Wii Launch Details

European Wii Launch Details

Europe gets the Wii a little later and more expensive than everywhere else.

Here is what we in Europe have been waiting for. The Wii will launch on the 8th December 2006 at an estimated retail price of £179 (249 Euros), bundled with Wii Sports. At launch there will be "around" 20 software titles so check the Launch Game News Article for those. There will also be about 15 Virtual Console titles in..

News: Wii.com Opens American Page

Wii.com Opens American Page

Inside are video's explaining the various functions preformed in the different channels.

When the Japanese site opened a few days ago I was expecting quite a wait before any other region appears on Wii.com. But to my surprise I checked this morning and saw that the American site is now also live. Hopefully this means that both the European and Australian sections are both close to completion as..

News: Region Free Wii With No DVD Playback

Region Free Wii With No DVD Playback

Nintendo have delivered a couple more surprises since their conference, by announcing that they are dropping the DVD playback but supporting region free games.

Very few people were actually excited about the DVD attachment for Wii, most people have a DVD player nowadays so whats the point? Its a good move that allows Nintendo to focus their efforts onto some other, more desired, peripherals. The..

News: Wii 'channels'

Wii 'channels'

Information about Wii's menus surface from Nintendo's press conference earlier today.

Here's the info direct from Nintendo: The Wii™ console will revolutionize how people play games. But more importantly, it will entice new players into the world of video games by offering a variety of entertainment, information and communication Channels that add value to the console and make it a device that..

News: US And Japanese Wii Launch Details

US And Japanese Wii Launch Details

The Wii will launch in North and South America before Japan!

Nintendo have announced launch plans for most of the world, with the PAL territories to follow in the Nintendo Europe conference tomorrow. Wii will launch in the US on the 19th of November and on the 2nd of December in Japan Wii will cost $250 US in America (about £133) In Japan the console will be priced at 25,000 Yen in Japan (about..

News: IBM Starts To Ship The Wii Chips

IBM Starts To Ship The Wii Chips

The hardware developer IBM, today announced that the shipping of the "Broadway" processor for Nintendo's upcoming console, the Wii, has started.

The "Broadway" processor is the heart of the Wii, and it is being developed by IBM. According to IBM, the processor has up to a 20% reduction in power consumption, and it also produces less heat, compared to the "Gekko" processor for the Gamecube,..

News: PAL PlayStation 3 Launch Delayed Until March 2007

PAL PlayStation 3 Launch Delayed Until March 2007

Due to Blu-Ray production problems, Sony have decided to hold fire on the European, Australasia, Russia, the Middle East and African PlayStation 3 release.

Originally set for a worldwide release across the space of a week, Sony have had to reduce shipments to Japan and America and hold back on the European release for another 4 months. People in the PAL territories are not the only ones affected,..

News: Gamecube Pad Will Not Work With Wii Twilight Princess

Gamecube Pad Will Not Work With Wii Twilight Princess

It's been confirmed the question most of us have been asking, the gamecube controller will not be compatible with the wii version of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was announced at E3 this year that it would be released in two formats. A GameCube version and a Wii version. Both versions will launch simultaneously beside the Wii. Since the announcement there have..

News: Amazon.co.uk DS Lite Deal

Amazon.co.uk DS Lite Deal

Get yourself a DS Lite plus a top DS Game for £109.99 thanks to Amazon.co.uk

The deal announced this evening allows anyone to get their hands on a brand spanking new DS Lite plus one of the following games: Big Brain Academy Prof. Kawashima's: Brain Training: How old is your Brain? New Super Mario Bros Metroid Prime Hunters Animal Crossing: Wild World Tetris DS 2006 FIFA World Cup Ice Age 2 Mario..

News: Latest Wii Date & Price Rumours

Latest Wii Date & Price Rumours

IGN & SPOnG both publish articles suggesting release date of Nov 2nd or Nov 12th for $229

It's been a little while since someone said they knew the Wii date & price. It seems sources have told IGN that the elusive date will be either November 2nd or November 12th - possibly depending on region. "A number of big-name publishers are set to release their Wii games in mid-to-late October,..

News: DS Browser Details

DS Browser Details

Nintendo reveal official details of the DS Browser, to be released in Europe on October 6th.

Europeans should expect the same as the Japanese, there will be two versions of the DS Browser, one for original DS and one for DS Lite. These two versions are to accommodate the different sized GBA slots found in the different models. "The Nintendo DS Browser is a convenient web browser, which enables..

News: Nintendo & Microsoft Sued Over Patent Violation

Nintendo & Microsoft Sued Over Patent Violation

US company Anascape are attempting to sue both gaming giants, claiming patent infringements on both suppliers controllers.

This isn't the first patent violation case in the games industry and surely won't be the last. The aim of the company claim is to seek damages and maybe even stop the companies using this technology in future. "A case in Texas district court, started by Anascape, Ltd.,..

News: Why The DS Beat The PSP

Why The DS Beat The PSP

Life In Tech blogger analyzes the success of the DS compared to its flashy brother, the PSP.

The article posted last week tells the tale of a simple gamer, whom bought both DS and PSP and how his thoughts about the subject when from: "When I was looking for a portable gaming system the Nintendo DS was out of the question; It was a kid's toy and nothing more." All the way to: Now, nearly..

News: Nintendo Hints Towards Region Free Wii

Nintendo Hints Towards Region Free Wii

T3 reports on comments made by Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan and suggests possible region free approach.

Let's face it, we'd all love to see Wii extended the region free success of the DS, let's hope Nintendo are listening. According to T3 Magazine, this could will be a possibility after comments from Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and corporate communications in America. "the success..

News: DS Sales Reach 21 Million Worldwide

DS Sales Reach 21 Million Worldwide

Nintendo announce sales figures for its handheld DS system in excess of 21,000,000 around the world.

What was originally seen as abit of a risky idea for Nintendo, the DS system has surpassed all analysts expectations and still seems to be selling as strong as ever. Nintendo delivers on its promise to bring video gaming to the masses. In less than two years since its Nov. 21, 2004 launch, Nintendo..

News: Nintendo Offering Repairing Service For Broken DS Lites

Nintendo Offering Repairing Service For Broken DS Lites

In case your DS Lite has any cracked hinges, like few consumers have reported all over the net, then you are qualified to get your DS fixed by Nintendo of America.

Following a number of online reports, Nintendo of America has offered free DS Lite repairs to anyone who calls their support line. Nintendo stated the following about cracked DS Lite Hinges: “In the U.S., the reported number of small..

News: Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

Wii Connect 24 - Slight Chance Of UK Problem

Earlier at this years E3 it was unveiled that the Nintendo Wii would "always be on", this may be stopped in UK.

Last week the UK government had its energy review and decided serious cutbacks need to be taken to reduce the levels of energy consumption. The potential threat for Nintendo is from the governments want to ban the standby feature on many household appliances, which include DVD's &..

News: Wii Controller Details Slip Out

Wii Controller Details Slip Out

Nintendo have let slip more information on the features of the Wii-mote, according to "official Wii developer documentation" obtained by IGN.

With the recent influx of Wii related rumors flying around the Internet its hard to trust many of them. But when a source turns out to be IGN, one feels inclined to listen. In their article they have stated several new pieces of information regarding the..

News: Final Fantasy III & Winning Eleven Themed DS Lite's

Final Fantasy III & Winning Eleven Themed DS Lite's

It comes as no surprise to find out that Japanese gamers will be getting a limited edition FFIII DS lite when the game is released next month.

Furthermore you probably won't be surprised to hear the fact that there has been no conformation of this DS reaching any areas outside of Japan (well, other than eBay at a silly price that is). According to SPOnG.com"The system will be bundled with..

News: DS Breaks 5 Million Barrier In Europe

DS Breaks 5 Million Barrier In Europe

Nintendo announce DS Lite sales in excess of 200,000 and total DS sales soaring over 5 million

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll know that the DS Lite has finally been launched in the UK, whilst the console didn't sell out Nintendo have announced today that the portable device still sold over 200,000 units. This has pushed the entire DS sales over the 5,000,000 mark. "The..