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2009-07-16 08:00:00

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, there's no need to trek to Wuhu Island for a sneak peek of the new Wii Sports Resort. Instead, consumers can go straight to their local Game Crazy , the only place where they can play the Wii Sports sequel before it goes on sale. The national video game retailer is hosting in- store events nationwide on Saturday, July 25(th) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., where "resort guests" will be the first to try out this highly anticipated game. In...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2009-01-07 07:20:00

Wii Sports now carries the unofficial title of world's best selling video game. The game, which is an amalgamation of straightforward sports games and comes with every Wii sold, was given the title of top selling video game ever by VG Chartz, a not-so-trusted "sales-tracking" website. Although the data is in question, one thing that is not is the fact that Wii sold over 2 million units in the U.S. during the month of November, pushing worldwide sales over the 40 million mark. Super Mario...

2008-10-20 09:00:23

The sound of trumpets, the clash of cymbals and the thunder of drums herald today's launch of Wii Music(TM). Just as Wii Sports(TM) attracted millions of new players to the world of video games and Wii Fit(TM) showed people that fitness could be fun, Wii Music creates a whole new genre in video games, one that lets players have fun experimenting with music as they strive to produce fun, masterful arrangements. "Music is a universal language that inspires and moves people," said Cammie...

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2008-07-14 12:00:00

I found Nintendo's Wii Fit a wee bit embarrassing. Perhaps that's just me: A woman designated with the "Wii Fit age" of 46. I'm 42. Snivel. The Wii Fit spit out this nugget of information after testing my "body control" and asking, point blank, if I were prone to clumsiness. Well, yes. But the point here is not how I fall down more than most people. Or that I trip over stationary objects and stub my big toe, which I'd subsequently demonstrate while testing Wii Fit. In public, no less....

2008-07-07 09:00:15

By Catherine Mallette, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 7--Where's my nunchuk? As soon as the thought pops into my head, it makes me laugh out loud. That just isn't a thought I ever imagined having, and yet here I am on a Tuesday morning in my living room, frantically digging through a pile of Wii accessories so I can attach the nunchuk to my Wii remote and start whacking away at the air, in an attempt to virtually knock out the talking cartoony punching bag on my TV screen....

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2006-12-07 09:50:00

TOKYO -- Nintendo's president acknowledged Thursday the just-launched Wii video-game machine may have a problem with a strap that secures its trademark wandlike remote-controller to the player's wrist. President Satoru Iwata also said Nintendo may raise its sales target for the Wii, which is selling out at retailers since it went on sale in recent weeks in the U.S. and Japan. The console from the maker of the Pokemon and Super Mario games is locked in a fierce three-way battle with Sony Corp....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.