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2009-05-28 13:01:26

As the recession is causing many Americans to opt out of expensive gym memberships and personal trainers, the video game industry appears to be seeing an opportunity to cash in with a variety of new games aimed at helping people get in shape. The campaign by video game companies to add exercise to entertainment will be emphasized during next week's E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Electronic Arts has a new game called "EA Sports Active" on Nintendo Wii. The game comes with a resistance band and a leg...

2009-05-15 14:55:00

Nintendo is betting that a new, small, cube-shaped gadget known as the Wii MotionPlus will take the game's motion-sensing controls to  new levels of precision.The new Wii MotionPlus, available June 8, aims to address shortcomings in the accuracy of Wii Remote by utilizing gyroscopic sensors to precisely imitate gamers' hand movements.  This will allow activities such as golfing, sword fighting and disc throwing to appear seamless on screen."The great thing about this particular new...

2009-05-07 10:30:58

Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd reported a 42% decline in quarterly operating profit as the yen's strength outweighed robust game sales, and the Japanese video game maker forecast a bigger-than-expected 12% drop in profit this year, which shows that even the incredibly resilient video game maker isn't completely immune to the economic slump. Though the quarterly profit has taken a plunge, Nintendo has exhibited a greater resilience than many other consumer electronics makers such as Sony, who is...

2009-04-09 10:10:00

Sales of the Nintendo Wii video game console have dropped in Japan as the economic crisis continues to throttle the video game industry, the AFP reported. But despite weathering its toughest time yet in the competitive Japanese market, Nintendo said it does not plan to cut the Wii's price. Nintendo Co. president Satoru Iwata said the Wii is in the unhealthiest condition since it hit the Japanese market. "The current condition in the Japanese market is not the one we want," he added. He said...

2009-04-08 06:55:00

Turn your Wii(TM) controllers into dumbbells with Riiflex(TM) ATLANTA, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Play Corp has announced the launch of a new fitness accessory designed for use with the Wii(TM) and Wii Fit(TM) called Riiflex(TM). The patent-pending peripheral converts the Wii(TM) remote and Wii(TM) "nunchuck" (the alternate hand controller) into a set of dumbbells giving the users the resistance of weights while still allowing access to of all controller functions. The Riiflex(TM)...

2009-03-26 06:58:16

Nintendo has sold a staggering 50 million units of the Wii game console since its release only three years ago, making the Wii the fastest-selling console in history, the company's president announced Wednesday. "Almost no one expected them to reach the current level of mainstream acceptance. It's even beyond what we possibly hoped for," Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, said. The Wii has popular staying power with consumers and has been given credit with enlarging the gaming market. "The...

2009-03-24 07:00:00

The videogame sector is hoping for a rebound this year by focusing on casual gamers and videogames for mobile phones. Analysts and industry executives expect videogames to show strength despite the economic recession due to the hours of entertainment they provide, and because they are relatively inexpensive at around $50 a title. The videogame audience is also expanding beyond its traditional base of young males to a larger audience through products like the Apple iPhone and Nintendo's Wii....

2009-02-25 07:40:34

Although Michael Torchia has received criticism about his plight to get Nintendo Wii creators to make important changes to their system, he is not backing down. His fight is not against the creation of the system, but rather the manner in which it has been marketed as a fitness tool and the lack of proper instruction involved with the Wii system. Torchia  did not file a lawsuit against Nintendo, he was merely part of the class action lawsuit being put together and hopes that the proper...

2009-02-18 13:50:00

A self-proclaimed fitness expert is preparing to file a class action lawsuit against Nintendo, claiming the popular gaming console's Wii and Wii Fit are causing serious physical injuries due to a lack of proper warnings on their products. Michael Torchia, the host of the radio talk show "Shape Up America," says he wants Nintendo to pull their Wii games off the shelves until they make important changes to their products. The Wii is Nintendo"Ëœs fifth home gaming console. Its...

2009-02-14 13:25:11

The U.S. economic recession has not slowed the video game industry, which higher sales last month compared with the year-ago period, the NPD Group says. The market research company, based in Port Washington, N.Y., said video game companies posted $1.33 billion in revenue in January, representing a 13 percent revenue increase compared with January 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. The net earnings of those video game companies were not reported. Even in these tough economic...

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Nintendo Wii
2013-08-10 09:19:39

The Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and released on November 19, 2006. It is the successor to Nintendo’s Game Cube and the early models of the Wii are compatible with all games and most accessories of the Game Cube. Nintendo first announced the system in 2004, unveiled it in 2005 and demonstrated a prototype in September 2005 at the Tokyo Game Show. By December 8, 2006, the Wii was available in key markets. In 2011, Nintendo released a new model, the “Wii Family...

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