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News: Iwata: Blame Poor Games Not Poor Economy for Sales Decrease

Iwata: Blame Poor Games Not Poor Economy for Sales Decrease

Recession not the be-all and end-all

Just under two months ago we shared news that software sales in the UK were at their lowest in four years, with various factors blamed. Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata has recently discussed why software sales figures have fallen worldwide, with the blame levelled at a surprising party: video game developers. Mr Iwata openly acknowledged the recession did..

News: Nintendo Points the Finger at the Wii for the Drop in Handheld Sales

Nintendo Points the Finger at the Wii for the Drop in Handheld Sales

Lack of big sales due to big games?

With handheld sales in the UK reaching the lowest level in the last four years, the European MD at Nintendo, Laurent Fischer, has pointed the finger at a rather unexpected culprit. Fischer feels the Wii is responsible for the drop in DS sales, with its range of big releases hogging the limelight. Speaking to MCV, the managing director states that: Whilst..

News: Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Nintendo Ranked World's Most Bankable Game Studio

Miyamoto rumoured to plan purchase of monocle, cane

Up from last year's runner-up ranking on the Develop 100 list of the most successful game developers, Nintendo this year took the top spot while former titleholder Blizzard Entertainment plummeted to number 80. The current champ's most profitable release this past year was Wii Fit. Eating the big N's pixellated dust are the rest of the top ten..

News: Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Nintendo Hardware Sees Significant Sales Slump in UK

Wii sold 45% less than previous year, DS down 36%

We already know that Nintendo's profits were down last year – although it's worth repeating it was still the company's third most profitable year ever – but one surprising fact is just how much British hardware sales dropped off compared to the previous year. The biggest dip was Wii, which saw a 45% drop in units sold compared to the previous..

News: Nintendo DS Now Best-Selling Handheld

Nintendo DS Now Best-Selling Handheld

Record-setting Game Boy drops to second place

Nintendo recently released its current earnings report, and it's now safe to say that the Nintendo DS system has become the best-selling handheld video game system of all time. According to Nintendo, the DS line of systems sold approximately 27.11 million units worldwide this year, bringing the total number of DS systems sold across the globe to 128.89..

News: Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Game Sales in UK Hit Lowest for Four Years

Lack of releases, good weather blamed

Those Brits love a good game, but lately it seems they don't like buying them so much: the week ending April 23rd was the slowest sales week the UK's seen in four years. That said, there was still £13.5m ringing through British tills, which some might say is quite a decent amount, though it represents a 23% drop on the previous week. Unit sales were down as..

News: Oh Look, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sold Better Than Expected

Oh Look, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Sold Better Than Expected

Anything beats "zero," we suppose

It took some minor licensing miracles for Capcom to get Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars outside of Japan and to a Wii near you. It was a critical and community success, but how about financially? Capcom community manager Seth Killian appeared on a Destructoid podcast to talk about the upcoming HD-bound...

News: WiiWare Market Grows to Nearly $60M USD in 2009

WiiWare Market Grows to Nearly $60M USD in 2009

WiiWare sales are projected to overtake that of Virtual Console in the coming year. Games WiiWant? Apparently so

It's interesting to see how both the Virtual Console and WiiWare services have been utilised by today's gamers. The act of acquiring a game via download is something that was previously only common-place in a market like the PC. Now, all three current-generation home consoles have their..

News: Wii Play is the US's Best-Selling Game Ever

Wii Play is the US's Best-Selling Game Ever

Beats Call of Duty, Madden... Namco Museum?!

NPD recently revealed a list of the best-selling games in the US, and Nintendo's pack-in title Wii Play came out on top, beating every other game of the past fifteen years. That's right - those nine minigames have sold more copies than any title from the Call of Duty, Madden NFL, Grand Theft Auto and...

News: Ubisoft Slices Sales Predictions for Red Steel 2 in Two

Ubisoft Slices Sales Predictions for Red Steel 2 in Two

500,000 still a big figure, though

We've been keeping a close eye on Ubisoft's upcoming East-meets-West shooter Red Steel 2 - seriously, we have some of the world's best content on it, y'know - which is now due for launch in March of this year. Perhaps taking on board the recent discussion of mature games on Wii, the company has decided to lower its sales estimate from one million to 500,000 units..

News: Wii Dominates 2009 Sales

Wii Dominates 2009 Sales

Amazon reveal the bestselling video games products of last year

Amazon.com have revealed the best selling products in the field of video games for 2009 and hardcore Mario fans will be pleased to learn that the Nintendo Wii has taken the top spot. 2009 was clearly Nintendo’s year with the Wii taking the top eight positions and nine of the top ten...

News: Nintendo Shifted A Boatload Of Hardware Last Week In US

Nintendo Shifted A Boatload Of Hardware Last Week In US

Over 1.5 million units bought between bites of turkey

Last week was yet another good time to be Nintendo as the company reports on selling around a hojillion hardware units in the US. According to the company's internal tracking numbers, over 1.5 million Wii and DS/i systems combined were sold during Thanksgiving Week. If you want to get all micro, that's more than 150 systems every minute for a..

News: DSi LL Shifts 100K Units In Japan

DSi LL Shifts 100K Units In Japan

Two-day launch sales beat the competition

No matter how much head-scratching came out of the arguably non-portable portable's announcement, we've now learned one thing: it sells. According to Famitsu and sales tracker Enterbrain, the giant handheld sold 103,524 units in two days. While an impressive number, it's still not too surprising given the massive popularity of the DS in Japan. Last year,..

News: Consumers Respond Well to Wii Price Cut

Consumers Respond Well to Wii Price Cut

$50 saving puts more Wiis in American homes

Since the Wii had a tasty $50 knocked off its price, it seems they've been flying off North American shelves quicker than fireworks in July. Nintendo haven't yet released any actual figures - it's only been a few weeks - but everybody's favourite Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime had this to say: The consumer response has been very strong to..

News: Wii Sports Resort Already Sold Over 500K Units In North America

Wii Sports Resort Already Sold Over 500K Units In North America

Not bad for nine days on sale.

I haven't picked up Wii Sports Resort yet, but based on figures released by Nintendo today, certainly a lot of you did. Between the game's release on July 26 and August 3, a whopping nine days, the sequel to the most significant pack-in game this side of Tetris managed to sell more than half a million units. To put it in perspective against other titles in the Wii..

News: Nintendo Rep: Virtual Console Being Toned Down

Nintendo Rep: Virtual Console Being Toned Down

Supposedly steering towards more original games.

Bummed about how crappy Nintendo of America seems to treat Channels and the Virtual Console? Aren't we all. The Gamebag was so bummed they emailed Nintendo. When queried about the slowed VC support, a customer service rep replied with what we've all seen coming but hoped wasn't true. We understand...

News: Marvelous Sad Over Poor Sales

Marvelous Sad Over Poor Sales

Overseas price cuts hitting Japanese publisher hard; company "feels like crying."

Fact: The world economy is in dire straits. Do you have any money? I don't have any money. Marvelous Entertainment, publishers of the upcoming Little King's Story and Muramasa: The Demon Blade as well as the Harvest Moon series, No More Heroes and Rune Factory...

News: Wii Is "Fool's Gold"

Wii Is "Fool's Gold"

Industry bigwigs all agree: review scores are immaterial on Wii

The Wii's well into its life cycle now, but it seems some people in the industry are still cottoning onto what makes a Wii game sell like there's no tomorrow - the magic word of "marketing". Speaking to Eurogamer recently, one undisclosed "high profile member of an industry-leading developer" stated: It's fool's..

News: There's a DS Sold For Every One in Five People in Japan

There's a DS Sold For Every One in Five People in Japan

Lifetime sales data by region revealed

Nintendo's sales statistics this gen have been impressive across the board (except for Wii Music, which the company admits underwhelmed at retail), but this one is a doozy. The company has released lifetime sales data for the mighty DS, covering all three iterations, and market penetration in the US and Europe hovers just below the 10% mark. In Japan, the DS..

News: Nintendo comments on GTA: Chinatown Wars sales

Nintendo comments on GTA: Chinatown Wars sales

Despite the somewhat lackluster first month sales of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Take-Two is going to continue supporting Nintendo's handheld.

It seems as though almost everybody is disappointed with the first month sales of Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. We reported earlier this week that the game managed to shift a tame 88,000 units in the month of March, significantly lower..