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News: Wii To Utilize IGN/Gamespy Online Technology

Wii To Utilize IGN/Gamespy Online Technology

Nintendo have today announced that the Wii will use the same technology as the Nintendo DS for online play.

"This partnership will expand our wireless community of players on Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection," says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "Millions of Nintendo DS users have already logged on using GameSpy's technology, and now Wii owners will be able to do the same..

News: Nintendo Picks Up Game Developers Choice Awards

Nintendo Picks Up Game Developers Choice Awards

Shigeru Miyamoto receives the Lifetime Achievement Award along with other gongs for game design and writing.

The night before Shiggy's keynote, a jury of industry professionals have honored Nintendo with Game Developers Choice Awards for innovation and game design for Wii Sports, which comes packed with Nintendo's hot-selling new Wii home system. Nintendo also won an award for writing for The..

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Comments On Sony Home And 360

Shigeru Miyamoto Comments On Sony Home And 360

Sony announced their "Home" service recently, a system that allows you to take control of an interactive human and interact in a digital world.

Shigeru Miyamoto said: “Nintendo years ago considered and rejected the type of approach Sony is now taking. Clearly Nintendo’s Miis have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right, appealing well beyond the traditional core gamer audience, and the..

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Address Game Developers Conference

Shigeru Miyamoto Address Game Developers Conference

Today Nintendo-san Miyamoto shared his "Creative Vision" as he gave his Keynote speech at the 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Miymoto started off by announcing that his speech would be "a very different kind of keynote, a personal experience" and boy was he right, he even showed a bunch of his own photos using the Photo Channel on the Wii console, first off showing his very own..

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 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: Nintendo Wii > XBOX 360 > PS3

Nintendo Wii > XBOX 360 > PS3

Sales data for January has revealed that the Nintendo Wii is totally eclipsing it's competitors in terms of hardware sales at the moment.

The Nintendo Wii sold 436,000 units in January compared to the XBOX 360's 294,000 and PS3's 244,000 according to preliminary NPD data. The NPD data was released by Microsoft and has not yet been officially confirmed however a Microsoft representative had to say..

News: Tomy Vs. Ninendo

Tomy Vs. Ninendo

It has been customary to track the sales figures of Nintendo consoles against that of Sony ones to learn of which company is king of the consoles.

However, today has seen some talk from toy manufacturers Tomy who have suggested Nintendo is shrinking the toy market. The company has cut its annual profit forecast from 5 billion yen to 1.7 billion yen - a substancial drop. They say the cut is due to..

News: Fanboys: EA Say "Buy 360 And/Or Wii, Skip The PS3."

Fanboys: EA Say "Buy 360 And/Or Wii, Skip The PS3."

I'm not one to create speculation over which console is the best. As far as I am concerned is 100% unbiased and all of us here keep an open mind about the latest video games and consoles.

However the question does always ponder as to whether people within the actual industry (so developers, publishers and the such) have meaningful opinions? The noises heading out of EA HQ are,..

News: Capcom: "Nintendo Is For Teh Kids, Lol."

Capcom: "Nintendo Is For Teh Kids, Lol."

Nintendo has always been perceived to have an overly "kiddy" image but recent announcements about Mamhunt 2 and other such mature games looked set to straighten the record about Nintendos image.

Cue Capcoms senior director of strategy to get his 15 minutes of fame: "If there is a “core player base” on Wii, within two years, it will be largely a younger player (far younger than 360 or..

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: Nintendo Attracts Indy Developers

Nintendo Attracts Indy Developers

Small time start up developers such as "Twelve Interactive" are flocking over to Wii.

Although it might be safe for Sony and Microsoft to attract the multi-million dollar developments, it seems Nintendo's simpler and more innovative system is attracting the smaller developers, who often create something new. "Leading Italian game developer, Twelve Interactive has announced that it has become a..

News: Wii Sales Continue To Surge Into The New Year

Wii Sales Continue To Surge Into The New Year

Japan sees increased sales of the Wii, easily the "console of the moment".

With stocks being replenished the Japanese market has had fantastic sales over the past week with 280,000 units sold in the last 7 days in Japan alone. "With the latest figures, Nintendo sits on the cusp of selling its millionth Wii console in Japan. To Dec. 24, a total of 824,311 units have been sold, putting the..

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: Europe Snaps Up 325,000 Wiis In Just 2 Days

Europe Snaps Up 325,000 Wiis In Just 2 Days

Nintendo boast about their highly successful product launch across Europe.

It's going to be a good Christmas period for Nintendo, possibly their best for over a decade. Wii has sold extremely strongly in all regions with many more people still trying to get their hands on a console. Even the PR writers have lost it and start using Wii-puns. 'Tis the season to be jolly. "Wii made its highly..

News: Record Breaker!

Record Breaker!

Wii sets a UK record, fastest selling console of all time.

The UK arm our favourite Japanese gaming mecha, Nintendo, has announced that over 105,000 Wii consoles were sold over launch weekend, a new record. The previous record was last year when the Xbox 360 sold 70,000 on its launch weekend. What's funny is that apparently Nintendo sold over 110,000 DS units over the same period! Zelda: Twilight..

News: Wii Excels In The US

Wii Excels In The US

Zelda reaches sales of 410,000 copies in the US, 87% of Wii owners snapping it up on launch day.

Nintendo announce the sales figures for the first 8 days of Wii in the US, selling 600,000 with a total of 1,000,000 to be available by the end of 2006. "In only the first seven days of availability after its Nov. 19 launch, Wii sold nearly half a million systems in the United States alone (as..

News: EA Acquires New Plant Solely For Wii Production

EA Acquires New Plant Solely For Wii Production

Electronic Arts are said to make or break a console depending on how much third party support they provide. so it can only be good news that they have acquired Utah-based Headgate Studios purely for Wii production.

EA has previously worked with Headgate Studios on an external contract basis but after six years the video game giant has finally snapped up the company and is focusing it on development..

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..