July 27, 2007

EA Admits To Focusing Development On The Wrong Console

by Brad Mosbacher - 5:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 9 Source:

EA says it was "on the wrong horse" when it came to next generation game development, promises development of new IPs to promote growth.

Yesterday at its quarterly investor's meeting, EA's CEO John Riccitiello told investors that 2007 was the toughest fiscal year ever for the company.

“[The last transition] was tough because we typically have two to three platforms and a five year period… One of the biggest challenges, of... Read more...

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 9:41 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source:

Here are this weeks announcements from the Dojo blog. Two new stages and a cool new game mechanic are inside!

This week at the Dojo was similar to most other weeks. A bunch of minor announcements were made that are somewhat interesting. Still no brand new characters though.

New Stage: Rumble FallsIn somewhat of a twist, what could end up being the spiritual successor to the oft maligned Icicle Mountain... Read more...

Nielsen finds Wii Households are more “Upscale" Wii

by Casey Basire - 1:30 am PDT
Total comments: 10 Source: GameSpot

So does this mean I should be a lot richer than I am? Perhaps not, but the rich seem to like the Wii.

Although the Wii is the least expensive console of this generation, it seems more likely to show up in expensive homes. Nielsen’s GamePlay Metrics has found that households that are home to Wiis are more “upscale" and even boasting an annual income of more than $100,000.

Based on the...

July 26, 2007

Nintendo Fifth Largest Company in Japan

by Steven Rodriguez - 6:38 pm PDT
Total comments: 20 Source: Rueters

After hitting Sony with a red turtle shell last month, Mario can start dropping banana peels for NTT and Honda.

After Nintendo released its Q2 financial statement, its stock price went up 3.5%. After it became known that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has become the fifth largest corporation in Japan, it went up another 8.8%. It could have climbed higher than that, if not for reaching the daily increase limit the Osaka Stock Exchange imposes.


Nintendo Q2 2007 Earnings Report

by Steven Rodriguez - 6:18 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

Profits up 400% from Q2 2006; Wii shipment target upped to 16.5 million by the end of next March.

This week Nintendo released its second quarter fiscal highlights, and it comes as no surprise that it's making serious money off of the continued success of the Wii and DS. For the three month period that ended on June 30, the company's net sales total was 340.4 billion Yen ($2.87 billion). That led to a net profit in the quarter of 80.3 billion yen ($680 million), which is an increase of a staggering 416% over the same period last year.


July 24, 2007

Sega Ships Alien Syndrome for Wii Wii

by Jon Lindemann - 7:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Press Release

Grab three of your buddies and start hunting.


Sci-Fi Shooter-RPG Introduces Revolutionary Gameplay for Up to Four Players

SAN FRANCISCO (July 24, 2007) – SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced today that Alien Syndrome™ has shipped to stores nationwide for the Wii™ home... Read more...

Hot Topic and Weekly Forum Roundup!

by Ty Shughart - 11:00 am PDT
Total comments: 10

We're extending the current Hot Topic another week. If you want a shot at winning an E3 swag bag, all you need to do is tell us what you thought of the show!

We skipped last week for the sake of E3, and this week we're gonna come right back and ask about it! Like always, we'll get back to the previous hot topic down at the bottom of this page, but first...

This week: E3! What did you think of the show in general? The press conference? The announcements? Nintendo's competitors? Are you satisfied overall? Or super disappointed? Let us know!


July 23, 2007

Nintendo Tops June Sales Charts

by Steven Rodriguez - 4:14 pm PDT
Total comments: 36 Source: NeoGAF Official NPD

DS is number one, Wii is number two; top four games and six out of the top ten are on Nintendo systems. Updated with some factoids from Nintendo.

Here are the hardware sales for the reporting period of June, which was actually a five-week month for NPD's purposes:

Nintendo DS - 561,000

Wii - 381,800

PlayStation 2 - 270,000*

PlayStation Portable - 230,100

Xbox 360 - 198,400

Game Boy Advance - 113,000*

PlayStation 3 - 98,500


Game Critics Awards Nominees Announced

by Steven Rodriguez - 3:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 17 Source: Game Critics Awards

14 Wii games and 2 DS games are included among a very competitive field of the best games of E3.

The Game Critics Awards has released its nominee list for the 2007. The GCAs are held every year at the conclusion of E3 and voted on by the heads of major gaming publications across America.

Nintendo-published games have been nominated eight times in seven different categories. All told, 14... Read more...

July 22, 2007

Smash Bros. Dojo Updates Wii

by Mike Gamin - 11:00 am PDT
Total comments: 24 Source:

So that's how you play as Zero Suit Samus.

It was an interesting week over at the Dojo. The highlight of the week was probably the official unveiling of Zero Suit Samus. We''ll get to that in a bit.

New Song: Star Fox: Space ArmadaThis is a slightly different arrangement to a song that came right out of Melee. The composition supervisor... Read more...

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