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News: US DS Lite Sales Surge

US DS Lite Sales Surge

Nintendo report 136,500 DS Lites sold in the first two days after launch, games sales increased also.

Announced earlier this year, Nintendo decided the DS needed a little bit of a revamp. The re-designed DS, dubbed DS Lite is smaller, lighter and brighter than its older brother. After a strong Japanese launch, US retailers have continued the trend last week with the North American launch..

News: Nintendo Registers New Patents

Nintendo Registers New Patents

The latest Nintendo trademarks WiiPointer, WiiCulture, and !!M are discovered in Japan.

It seems Nintendo have generated huge interest in their products just by registering domain names, submitting patent applications and now trademark submissions. The latest buzzwords submitted to the Japanese Trademark Office are: WiiPointer WiiCulture !!M (Upside down "Wii"?) The first two are pretty standard..

News: Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

Nintendo Confirm DS Lite Shipment Stolen

Confirmation comes after rumours last week about a 'missing' shipment of DS Lite consoles bound for the UK

Reports around the Internet last week were suggesting that a container loaded with DS Lite's had been stolen in Hong Kong. GamesIndustry.biz have now had confirmation from Nintendo about the 5 finger discount. "A number of White DS Lite made for the UK market were stolen in Hong Kong..

News: Wii Before PS3?

Wii Before PS3?

IGN.com suggest that the Wii might pip Sony to the finish line and launch first.

After the lull of the Sony E3 Press Conference, one of the main pieces of information was the release date of the PS3. Remember remember the 17th of November, the day the PS3 will launch. However, this week IGN.com's Matt Casamassina has suggested that the Wii will in fact release first. "On top of everything..

News: Golden Joysticks 2006: Vote Now!

Golden Joysticks 2006: Vote Now!

Those special golden people invite us, the gaming public, to vote in the Golden Joystick Awards 2006.

From today those faithful gamers of the UK have the chance to vote for the Golden Joystick Awards 2006, the world's oldest games recognition ceremony first held back in 1982. "Promising to be bigger than ever, the Golden Joystick Awards 2006 will feature 17 award categories and are the only UK..

News: Take Two Interested In Wii

Take Two Interested In Wii

After a strong E3 for Nintendo, troubled published Take Two look to Wii to possibly extend their Sports series.

Turning heads; Nintendo's strong E3 presence caught some people by surprise. It seems the previously Nintendo-sceptic Grand Theft Auto publisher Take Two have changed their minds and recently shown interest in creating games for the Wii platform. "The reception this platform received..

News: Uwe Boll Wants A Fight

Uwe Boll Wants A Fight

The notorious film director is fed up with the games press and offers the chance for five critics to fight him!

Dr Boll has had enough, he's totally fed up with Internet critics slamming his movies over and over again, so much so he actually wants to fight them. Yes, really. "I'm fed up with people slamming my films on the Internet without see them. Many journalists make value judgments on my..

News: Games Critics Awards Are In

Games Critics Awards Are In

A week ago we brought you news about the nominations for the Games Critics Awards for best of the show at E3. Well now the results are in and we can see how well Nintendo did.

Without further waiting, here are the winners: Best of Show:Wii (Nintendo) Best Original Game:Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC) Best Hardware/Peripheral:Wii (Nintendo) Best Console Game:Gears of War (Epic Games / Microsoft..

News: Original DS - No More?

Original DS - No More?

According to Japanese retailers, Nintendo has stopped supplying them with shipments of the original Nintendo DS model.

Good news for you collectors out there. Japanese retailers now believe that Nintendo may be done supplying them with original Nintendo DS models. Apparently Nintendo has done nothing but supplied them all with Nintendo DS Lite models for stock. Now that the the original DS has been..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Rocks Japan

New Super Mario Bros. Rocks Japan

Kotaku report sales of 480,000 units of New Super Mario Bros. on day one, train your brain!

Kotaku have today posted a brief article about the launch of New Super Mario Bros. in Japan. Sure, New Super Mario Bros. is popular in Japan. But, just how popular? The game moved 480,000 units in its first day, compared to 414,556 units the second edition of Brain Training sold over its first four days..

News: Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

Nintendo Storms Famitsu Survey

The news from Japan is good, Nintendo tops the Famitsu reader survey, long live Nintendo.

Wii all expect the Wii to do pretty well in the US and EU, but almost accept that it's not going to out gun the 360 or PS3 from the off, its just something about the Western market that saddens me, the so called "PlayStation generation" that only buy games that 1) have extreme violence or 2) have extreme..

News: Why Wii?

Why Wii?

Whats in a name? Sir Miyamoto says Revolution was just a too threatening name for the non gamer.

Recently reported by IGN, the games master himself Shigeru Miyamoto revealed to CNNMoney.com the reason behind the name change, from Revolution to Wii. It's been nearly a month since the original Wii announcement, its probably one your not going to forget. Wii admit, even one month on we've not got..

News: Nintendo Registers Multiple Domains

Nintendo Registers Multiple Domains

Nintendo of America has registered several Wii-related web domains that do hint to us about new Wii ideas.

Over 40 domains have been uncovered. Many of these domains have specific names that hint to us what Nintendo is doing with the Wii. Such names as WiiSchool.com, WiiChallenger.com and WiiKaraoke.com give us ideas of what Nintendo is coming up with for its newest console. WiiKaraoke.com also..

News: Wii Under £150?

Wii Under £150?

Nintendo UK confirm that the UK retail price for Wii will be "in-line" with the US and Japanese prices.

Nintendo UK have spoken about the UK retail price, well not officially or anything, but to EuroGamer. Yesterday, Nintendo announced that the Wii will cost ¥25,000 or less and $250 or less when it goes on sale later this year - the equivalent of around £120 and £135. A spokesperson has since..

News: No Dolby Digital For Wii

No Dolby Digital For Wii

IGN reports that currently the Wii will not support optical output and specifically Dolby Digital, Pro-Logic II remains.

Recent article posted on IGN suggests that the official documentation supplied for Wii developers confirms that the system will not support Dolby Digital 5.1. "There is a single proprietary audio/video jack on Wii and users have the option to plug in different cables..

News: Reggie For President

Reggie For President

Nintendo announce that Reggie Fils-Aime is being promoted to president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.

Nintendo of America have today announced a change amongst its ranks. Current President Tatsumi Kimishima is taking on the new role of chairman of the board and chief executive officer, while Reggie Fils-Aime is being promoted to president and chief operating officer from his..

News: Wii Will Launch Under $250

Wii Will Launch Under $250

Nintendo throw a statement out into the open with an estimated Wii price and how many units will be available.

Today, Nintendo announce a statement containing some information about the Wii retail price and how many units they expect to be available. Following its overwhelming debut at E3 2006, Nintendo today announced the current fiscal year unit shipment forecast for its new home game system,..

News: The Game Critics 2006 E3 Awards

The Game Critics 2006 E3 Awards

GameCriticsAwards have announced the nominees for this years best of E3 awards.

It's that time of year again, after every good E3 show comes the awards. “The 38 publications voting for the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2006 are proud to announce this year's nominees. The committee has recognized 54 products from 20 different publishers.” Interestingly we see that Nintendo had the largest..

News: Sony Stole Our Idea

Sony Stole Our Idea

Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton has a pop at Sony and its "revolutionary" PlayStation 3 controller.

CVG have reported on an interview between MCV and David Yarnton, the current boss for Nintendo UK. The Yarnton didn't hold back when commenting on the newly improved PlayStation 3 controller which was announced last week at E3. "Historically we're always developing new things. We know Sony have..

News: The E3 Fallout

The E3 Fallout

The games industry slows down to digest the wealth of information presented at this year's E3 Expo.

Just like over-eating on Christmas day, everyone seems to be taking a breather after last weeks bombardment of information, I'm sorry to report that further news is thin on the ground. Attendees feet are starting to recover and they're finally getting back to their computers. Sadly we didn't have..