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News: Top 20 'popular titles' on the Virtual Console - April 2008 (USA)

Top 20 'popular titles' on the Virtual Console - April 2008 (USA)

Following last month’s look at the top 20 popular VC titles for the USA it is interesting to see how things have changed a month later. There are no surprises really, Americans can’t get enough of the old classics like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, they aren’t going anywhere!

Games from non-Nintendo consoles are nowhere to be seen. Surely some Americans are downloading Genesis or TurboGrafx games!..

News: Wii're On Top, Again.

Wii're On Top, Again.

Gone are the days when a successful Nintendo release was as regular as spotting a flying pig. Seems to me Nintendo are smashing sales records for fun these days. Good on them.

Mario Kart Wii currently sits upon the top spot of the charts in the "All formats, all prices, all singing, all dancing" charts after insanely huge demand following it's release on Friday (of last week). Not only..

News: Wii Fit Selling Out In The UK

Wii Fit Selling Out In The UK

And it’s not even been released yet

We all knew it was going to be massive, but reports from several retailers would suggest that in Wii Fit Nintendo has a game of truly epic proportions. Several retailers have stopped taking pre-orders for the eagerly awaited fitness title, which will cost £69.99 when it eventually hits store shelves. Not that many copies will actually make it to the shelves,..

News: Virtual Console Top 20 - March 2008 (EU)

Virtual Console Top 20 - March 2008 (EU)

Below is a list of the top 20 most popular Virtual Console games for Europe as currently listed in the Wii Shop. As there is no exact time period specified for this list we can probably assume that these are the most popular games over the last month, not of all time.

Much like the USA top 20 for March the Euro list is also dominated by first party Nintendo games. Unlike the American list however..

News: Virtual Console Top 20 - March 2008 (USA)

Virtual Console Top 20 - March 2008 (USA)

A quick glance at the top 20 most downloaded Virtual Console titles for North America in the Wii Shop shows that Wii gamers just can’t seem to get enough of Nintendo titles. In the entire top 20 this March, all 20 games are from the NES, SNES or N64 systems. Poor old Genesis, TG-16 and Neo Geo!

There is no date range specified for the top 20...

News: Sony Continues To Be Nintendo’s Bitch In Japan

Sony Continues To Be Nintendo’s Bitch In Japan

Wii outselling the PS3 by 4-to-1

Since the dawn of the new year Sony fans have been constantly twittering on about how “2008 is the year of the PS3” and that the console will have “doubled its installed user base” by the year end (which isn’t that hard when you consider how poorly it performed in 2007). Sales figures from January seem to give some credence to this viewpoint, with Sony’s..

News: XBOX 720 And Wii2 In 2010? ZOMG!

XBOX 720 And Wii2 In 2010? ZOMG!

Analyst of Pacific Crest Securities, Evan Wilson believes that Nintendo and Microsoft will ready new home consoles for release in 2010.

When talking to GameSpot about EA's problems Evan also went on to state that he believes Nintendo and Microsoft will stick to the five year console cycle in this generation. "We believe that peak industry sales will occur in 2010, given that Microsoft will..

News: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tops A Million

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tops A Million

The highly anticipated Nintendo game Super Smash Bros. Brawl has gone platinum after just 11 days of being on sale.

With a massive collection of Nintendo (, SEGA and Konami) characters aswell as a load of (almost kitsch) unlockables and extras, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is pretty much the Nintendo faithfuls wet-dream. It's no wonder it's selling so well. Brawl now holds the record for the fastest..

News: Microsoft Are Unaware Of The Game Wii Fit

Microsoft Are Unaware Of The Game Wii Fit

Microsoft's corporate Vice President Shane Kim (what a cool name?) thinks that this generations console war winner has been called too early.

In an interview with New York Times Shane said: "The generation has a long way to go so it's way too early to declare a winner," he told the paper. "I remember a couple of weeks ago, a lot of people were predicting that the Patriots would win..

News: Zack & Wiki 2 Possible, Says Creator

Zack & Wiki 2 Possible, Says Creator

Could the underrated duo get a second chance to top the charts?

Despite posting depressing worldwide sales figures, Capcom’s excellent adventure title Zack & Wiki may be getting a sequel, according the game’s creator. Hironobu Takeshita was interviewed late last year and asked if Capcom had any plans to create a franchise based on the game. For us making Zack & Wiki was a very new way..

News: Wii Outsells PS3 3-to-1 In Japan

Wii Outsells PS3 3-to-1 In Japan

Normal service resumed as Nintendo dominate in The Land of the Rising Sun

Nintendo has started 2008 with a bang by outselling nearest rival Sony by 3-to-1. After a storming year in 2007, with both the Wii and DS topping their respective markets, the veteran videogame company started the new year in the same fashion, effortlessly dominating the competition and basically making lots of lovely money..

News: Wii To Surpass GameCube’s Life Sales

Wii To Surpass GameCube’s Life Sales

More encouraging news for Nintendo

It may not have been Nintendo’s greatest console but the GameCube still managed to shift modest 21.72 million units over its lifespan. However, to put the recent success of the Wii in sharp perspective, the console is about to surpass the GameCube’s lifetime sales despite only having been on the market for just over a year. Nintendo’s figures state that as..

News: "Third Party Games Don't Sell"

"Third Party Games Don't Sell"

Killer 7 and No More Heroes director voices his concerns about the current state of the Wii software market

Goichi Suda (AKA Suda 51) has claimed that third party software is failing to find an audience in Japan while Nintendo's own games steal all the limelight. We reported not long ago that Suda's No More Heroes was a bit of a flop in Japan. In a recent interview he had this to say: Whilst the..

News: Mario Party DS Tops Japanese Charts

Mario Party DS Tops Japanese Charts

Nintendo conquer the entire top ten

Nintendo’s dominance in Japan is becoming quite scary now. Mario Party DS was the biggest selling title for the period 31st December to 6th January and the latest figures show that the top 13 slots of the chart are ALL titles for either the DS or Wii, with the first non-Ninty game (PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 2nd) clocking in at a lowly 14th position. The..

News: No More Heroes - Another Wii Flop?

No More Heroes - Another Wii Flop?

More doom and gloom for third party publishers

Regular readers of NintendoLife would be forgiven for thinking that we’ve been getting out of the wrong side of the bed for the past week or so. The number of downbeat and negative news stories appearing is on the rise and sadly we’re about to add yet another. Although we’re a bit on the late side with this news it appears that Grasshopper..

News: Nintendo Triumphant In Japan This Christmas

Nintendo Triumphant In Japan This Christmas

Videogame giant is unstoppable on home soil

Early figures from Famitsu magazine indicate that Nintendo has dominated the Japanese sales charts over the Christmas period. Although a PS2 title (Super Robot Taisen Original Generation Gaiden) took the number one position, a quick glance at the rest of the top 20 shows that the Big N is firmly in control; 7 of the top 10 titles are for Nintendo consoles..

News: Nintendo Claim UK Developer Crown

Nintendo Claim UK Developer Crown

Latest figures would indicate Mario and company had a very Merry Christmas

As the dust settles from a particularly hectic Christmas period Nintendo has emerged victorious in the UK sales arena. The veteran developer effortlessly claimed the top spot of Develop’s monthly developer chart thanks to strong performances by games such as Super Mario Galaxy and the seemingly evergreen Brain Training..

News: Zack & Wiki Sinks Without Trace At Retail

Zack & Wiki Sinks Without Trace At Retail

Shame on you all!

Zack & Wiki, otherwise known as Capcom’s ode to the classic ‘point and click’ adventures of old, is a fantastic game. It’s heartening to see a developer like Capcom putting so much effort into brand new intellectual property and it’s even more encouraging when the end product is so wonderfully polished and enjoyable. But there’s one slight problem: no one bought..

News: PS2: Pwnd!

PS2: Pwnd!

The DS passes PS2 lifetime sales in The Land of the Rising Sun

We all know that the Nintendo DS has been a massive success for its parent company but the latest figures from Japan still make for stunning reading; the likeable handheld has now surpassed the PS2 in terms of Japanese sales. To put this into perspective, the PS2 has sold millions of units since its release several years ago and is..

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..