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News: Ozone's Christmas Wii Swindle

Ozone's Christmas Wii Swindle

BBC consumer-rights show Watchdog today revealed details of a Wii related scam which misled upto 2,500 people in the UK to think they'd have a Wii in time for Christmas.

So when Ozone Electronics, a company based in Oldham, guaranteed delivery of the console for the middle of December, hundreds of people placed an order, paid their money and waited. Their payment was taken but their Wii consoles..

News: "Nintendo Must Treat Developers Better"

"Nintendo Must Treat Developers Better"

The man behind Cannon Fodder and Sensible Soccer hits out at Nintendo's less than impressive relationship with third party software houses

We’re now pretty much accustomed to hearing stories about Nintendo’s incredible worldwide success over the past year or so. The Wii and DS are performing admirably at retail and Nintendo’s resurgence from the grim days of the Gamecube is all but complete..

News: Wii Look To 2008

Wii Look To 2008

Lets be honest, 2007 was a fantastic year for Nintendo, Wii and DS have had an amazing holiday season and things haven't looked this good in years.

As another New Year rolls around we feel its time to reflect, it's still hard to believe just how good a year 2007 was for Nintendo, DS and Wii sales have rocketed and production has constantly been increased. It was only 2 years ago that Gamecube was..

News: "Stop Buying So Many Nintendo Consoles" Says Reggie

"Stop Buying So Many Nintendo Consoles" Says Reggie

He doesn't like hardware bundles, either

Reggie Fils-Aime has expressed concerns over the stock problems experienced by the company of late. Basically, the Wii and DS are TOO popular! He also had some cutting words to say about the increase in bundles offered by money-grabbing games retailers. From GamesInstustry.biz: Nintendo of America's president Reggie Fils-Aime says that the demand for the..

News: Bumper Year For UK Games Industry

Bumper Year For UK Games Industry

It's been an amazing year for the UK videogame market - and Nintendo has been instrumental in this success.

Traditionally, when you move from one generation of videogame hardware to the next, there's a slight dip in sales. Amazingly, that doesn't seem to have happened with this generation, as GamesIndustry.biz reports: Sales of game software in the UK will reach 78 million units by the end of the..

News: Nintendo Snubbed By Greenpeace

Nintendo Snubbed By Greenpeace

Greenpeace'ers snub Nintendo in a new energy report, designed to inform consumers of how "green" the manufacturer is.

Environmental watchdog group Greenpeace has released its latest Guide to Greener Electronics, detailing the environmental responsibility of global consumer electronics companies, and given Nintendo the first zero grade in the history of the report. The two major criteria the guide..

News: The Road To Super Mario Galaxy

The Road To Super Mario Galaxy

Nintendo developer, Yoshiaki Koizumi, has given a keynote speech at The Montreal Games Summit including explaining the steps that were taken to design Super Mario Galaxy.

So in 2005, a spec sheet was created for “Super Mario Revolutions”. Koizumi explained, "The concept was to play with Mario running around on spherical objects – something Miyamoto had come up with 5 years before, and..

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: The Year of Wii

The Year of Wii

We take a look back at Wii on its official first birthday...

Well, would you believe it? The Wii has been out for a year already. And what a turn-around it's been for Nintendo! In celebration of Nintendo's remarkable achievement; we present you with NintendoLife's 'Year of Wii' The Build UpA couple of years ago Nintendo were almost written off as one of the console giants: Many people were..

News: A Year Of Wii

A Year Of Wii

Well, would you believe it? The Wii has been out for a year already. And what a turn-around it's been for Nintendo!

So here at NintendoLife we thought it would be good to discuss the highs, and lows, of this past year of Wii. So without further ado, I present you NintendoLife's 'Year of Wii'- a collaboration of opinions from our reviewers and writers: Spanning from the Wii's US birthday to the PAL..

News: Nintendo Criticise Developers

Nintendo Criticise Developers

Nintendo of America executive has hit out at all companies producing quick cash-in products for the console, insisting poor quality titles look bad on the format.

"Certainly there's a strong line-up of third party titles, and we're trying to encourage them to make them," Harrison stated. "But, we're also trying to encourage third parties to take the time and effort to make something unique, not..

News: Nintendo Doubles Its Profits

Nintendo Doubles Its Profits

Soaring Wii and DS sales have sky rocketed Nintendo's profits, doubling those of last year.

The success of the Wii has helped Nintendo to double its profit in the six months to the end of September. Demand for the console has outstripped that for Sony's Playstation 3 and Microsoft's XBox 360 - selling about 7.3 million units. The Japanese firm made a net profit of 132.4bn yen ($1.16bn; £506m)..

News: Dealing With THQ

Dealing With THQ

THQ have signed a license deal with Nintendo allowing the publisher to create games based on Nintendo IP's.

Okay so this actually happened last month, but we've only just noticed. It's quite an interesting move by both parties, here's the details: Video-game software publisher THQ Inc. said Wednesday it has signed a license agreement with Nintendo last week that will allow it to continue to use..

News: The Hardcasual Gamer

The Hardcasual Gamer

Interesting article posted on the "Level Up" section of the Newsweek website, entertaining the idea of the "hardcasual" gamer.

In my opinion game developers are neglecting the audience upon which this industry was built. Gamers like myself, who are now grown up with careers, families and other responsibilities simply no longer have the time to battle their way through 40 hours of game play to save..

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: Reggie Promises More Wiis

Reggie Promises More Wiis

A lot more units are being manufactured but will there be enough?

At the Wii launch we all had problems obtaining the motion-sensing console which left desperate parents paying over the odds trying to get their loved ones a shiny new Wii. Unfortunately, it looks like to be more of the same towards the end of this year. In an interview with Mercury News Reggie Fils-Aime answered questions about the..

News: Wii Top Selling Next-Gen Console

Wii Top Selling Next-Gen Console

The Wii keeps on selling more and more...than other consoles.

The Financial Times has reported that the Wii has overtaken the Xbox 360 in the ongoing console war. Excluding sales from August the totals have the Wii at 9 million units sold compared to 8.9m Xbox 360s and 3.7m PS3s. Additionally and more recently VideoGameChartz, a website that tracks the number of consoles and games sold around the..

News: Wii Smashes UK Records

Wii Smashes UK Records

Nintendo announce that Wii is the fastest selling console in UK history with over 1 million Wii's sold across the land in a mere 38 weeks.

"Figures released today courtesy of the UK’s leading independent music, video and software performance and sales tracking company, Chart Track, show Nintendo’s home console ‘Wii’ is now being enjoyed by over one million people in the UK, becoming the..

News: Wii Could Outsell PS2

Wii Could Outsell PS2

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata believes that within good time the Nintendo Wii could overtake Sony's Playstation 2 platform and become the best selling video games console of all time.

"Sony's PS2 sales of 100 million units is an extraordinary number that our home game console business has not achieved, But if we can make our bid to expand the gaming population a continued success, we could..

News: E3 2007 Has Landed

E3 2007 Has Landed

It's E3 Jim, but not as we know it. The new streamline E3 kicks off in Santa Monica, USA and of course, Nintendo will be there.

To a somewhat surprised games industry, the E3Expo announced a change last year and told the world that from now on E3 was no longer the big glitzy showcase we had come to expect, E3 2007 is the "E3 Media & Business Summit", swanky. "The world of interactive..