The big guy talks a lot of numbers, but a couple of news bits slip out along the way, including news of an online mode for Big Brain on Wii.
Though most coverage of Nintendo's media event held today is under embargo, the curtain has been lifted slightly. Thanks to a few outlets reporting news from Reggie's "keynote", Nintendo has allowed everybody to post information from the speech.
The downside is that Reggie didn't actually say much. Most of the speech is all about Nintendo's fantastic performance. Sure, they're growing the market and selling a boat-load of games, but what we really care about is what games they will be selling in the future. Reggie provided a little bit of information regarding these future releases.
First, he made a point to mention yet again that Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, Smash Bros. Brawl, and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass are all releasing this year. Nintendo wants to make sure they aren't leaving the "core gamer" in the dust while they suck up money in their newly expanded market.
He also talked about a couple upcoming Wii games that will have WiiConnect24 features. We've already known about Pokémon: Battle Revolution and Super Mario Strikers Charged. In addition to these titles, we can now add Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree. NOA's president revealed that the game will have support for "up to eight players that can compete simultaneously and then compare scores with others that are thousands of miles away through the WiiConnect24 system." This statement confirms online leader-board support for the game.