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News: Sony Cuts The Price Of Playstation 3

Sony Cuts The Price Of Playstation 3

Sony just announced that their upcoming home console Playstation 3, will be 20% cheaper than expected when they release it In Japan later this year.

The competition in the highly anticipated console war is undoubtly heating up, and it's getting worse, as Sony just announced that the Japanese version of their console will get a price cut. The decision was made after several complains from both..

News: 6 Million DS Units Sold In Europe

6 Million DS Units Sold In Europe

Since it's release back in March 2005, the Nintendo DS has sold a total of 6 million units in Europe, proving that Europe is indeed an important market, despite the fact that most publishers and developers seems to ignore us.

A good example of this is the next generation consoles, the Wii will be launched later and more expansive in Europe than in the rest of the world, but of course, this is..

News: Gamecube Outsells Xbox 360 In Japan

Gamecube Outsells Xbox 360 In Japan

By now, most people know that the Xbox 360 isn't doing that good over in Japan, in fact it's doing terrible. But still, Enterbrain's marketing data service surprised me.

According to Enterbrain, Microsoft's newest console has sold a total of 75,837 units so far this year, while the Nintendo Gamecube has sold 77,124. Both numbers are for Japan, obviously. Yeah, that's' right, Microsoft's flagship,..

News: Nintendo GC 2006 Conference

Nintendo GC 2006 Conference

Nintendo reveal very little at this years Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.

Bernd Fakesch took on the role of Nintendo VIP for today's media briefing, whilst the majority of the conference was showing video reels of existing games for both Wii and DS, there were a couple of announcements. Mario Strikers Charged (Wii): A new version of the popular Gamecube title Super Mario Strikers (aka Mario..

News: Frontline Sadness Deal

Frontline Sadness Deal

Frontline Studios accounce a co-production agreement with Nibris. picked up on the press release that has appeared on the Frontline Studios website, and reads the following: "FRONTLINE Studios announced today that it has signed a co-production agreement with Nibris , the author of the highly anticipated Sadness game for the Wii platform. FRONTLINE and Nibris have successfully..

News: Eidos Boss Expects Wii Success

Eidos Boss Expects Wii Success

Lara Croft know-it-all Ian Livingstone has suggested that Nintendo's approach is very interesting and could prove very successful.

This came in an interview with, the Eidos "product acquisition director" was quizzed about the company's support for the three major players in the imminent console war. "The beauty about being an independent publisher is that you can support any..

News: Game Development Too Expensive?

Game Development Too Expensive?

Revolution Software MD Charles Cecil suggests that game development budgets are getting too big. conducted an interview with Cecil who suggests companies such as EA are "sacrificing creativity for the sake of efficiency." "The bigger developers talk about games costing tens of millions of dollars; it seems patently obvious to me that they don't need to cost that much, unless,..

News: Super Mario War

Super Mario War

Mutiplayer fan-made Mario game surfaces on Interweb site,

The game which seems to be available for PC and Linux has also been published with its entire source code available for download. The creators claim that the game is in tribute to the great giant N in the sky, Nintendo. "Super Mario War is a Super Mario multiplayer game...

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 Commits To E3 2007

Nintendo Commits To E3 2007

Nintendo emerge as the first major player to commit to next years "downsized" E3 media festival.

News comes pretty quickly whenever people talk about E3, maybe thats the reason for its downsizing. It seems everything has settled down and the expo is back on track, only missing its large show floor. Nintendo have confirmed there attendance for the show next year, after all whats E3 without a Reggie..

News: Wii Games Under $50

Wii Games Under $50

According to Electronic Arts, Nintendo stated that Wii games should be priced no higher than $50

Nintendo fans can already rest peacefully as we know the Wii console won't cost anything near a PS3 or Xbox 360. But what about games? Will they be over priced to compenstate the cheaper system price? Apparently not. Reported by earlier today, EA have stated that Nintendo themselves..

News: E3 No More, ESA Confirms Changes

E3 No More, ESA Confirms Changes receive confirmation that E3 is to have radical change in 2007, no longer a single "Mega Show".

The ESA (Entertainment Software Association) president Doug Lowenstein has today confirmed that the E3 Expo will no longer continue to be the biggest event in the games industry calendar. Instead it will focus on a "more intimate event" that is still in planning. "The world of..

News: E3, But Not As We Know It?

E3, But Not As We Know It? report that changes are afoot with E3 as downsizing rumours are confirmed.

According to UK site "senior industry sources" have confirmed that the E3 expo will return in a different form next year", this comes "following a unanimous vote by US publishers". "This year, many of the publishers who hold seats on the board requested that an alternative be found to..

News: Nintendo To Attend Game Convention In Leipzig

Nintendo To Attend Game Convention In Leipzig

Expect a few announcements, new games perhaps, but probably not the big ones on Wii.

It's almost August, which means there's another conference just around the corner. The "Games Convention" will be held in Leipzig, Germany between the 23rd and 27th of August. Nintendo will be presenting an hour long media briefing on the first day of the conference, no doubt to a invite only audience. The..

News: Nintendo's Profits Soar

Nintendo's Profits Soar

Nintendo announce improved profits for the first quarter of 2006 due to DS Lite, Mario and Brain Training sales.

Good times are rolling in Japan today, the sake must be flowing as Nintendo post figures from the first quarter of 2006 (April, May, June). "For the first quarter, the company confirmed net sales of 130.9 billion Yen (£605 million), up 85% compared to the same period twelve months..

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: 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..

News: DS Causes Four Year High For Nintendo

DS Causes Four Year High For Nintendo

BBC News reports strong growth for the Japanese games market, up over 30% on 2005.

In a article published by BBC News, the future is very bright for Nintendo and the Japanese gaming industry. "Revenue from games and hardware totalled 277 billion Yen (£1.3 billion), up from 207 billion Yen in the same period of 2005." This is largely to-do with the success in handheld markets, Nintendo..

News: Nintendo React To Wii Launch Rumours

Nintendo React To Wii Launch Rumours

After numerous sites start suggesting release dates left right and center, Nintendo put out an official response.

Gamers who keep their ears to the ground would of seen the stink of rumours over the past week regarding the Wii launch date, even Sports Illustrated for Kids has been quoted as having the official release date. It seems Nintendo do indeed keep an eye on the rumour fires, and for once..