November 30, 2009
by Pedro Hernandez - 9:05 pm PST
Total comments: 19
Both the Wii and DS saw impressive sales in North America.
According to internal tracking numbers at Nintendo, the company sold more than 1.5 million Wii, DS and DSi units during the busy Thanksgiving shopping weekend. Additional sales data confirms that more than 550,000 Wii consoles were sold. More than 1 million DS units were sold, surpassing Game Boy Advance sales from 2002.
by Pedro Hernandez - 1:20 pm PST
Total comments: 7
Source: Official Nintendo Magazin
The title is coming, but we don't know which platform will get it.
Ubisoft has announced that they will release a new Prince of Persia game called "The Forgotten Sands" in March of 2010. The game will return the series to the "Sands of Time" storyline.
The game is set to be released alongside the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie, although there is no... Read more...
by Pedro Hernandez - 10:52 am PST
Total comments: 12
Cammie Dunaway comments on Nintendo's healthy console sales.
In an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, Nintendo Sales and Marketing VP Cammie Dunaway says that Wii sales have risen 85% on a week-to-week basis thanks to the recent price cut.
Enacted in late September, the Wii saw a 50 dollar price cut, lowering its price point to 200 dollars. It... Read more...
by Andy Goergen - 10:11 am PST
Total comments: 11
Source: Edge Online
An emulation-filled advertisement for the N900 smartphone may earn Nokia a court date.
Nintendo is investigating a possible lawsuit against cell phone manufacturer Nokia. An advertisement for the N900 smartphone on a Nokia video blog demonstrated how easily the phone could handle NES, SNES and Game Boy Advance emulation. The video stated "There's already a bunch of great retro gaming emulator apps available for you to download" while showing video of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World playing on the handheld.
by Andy Goergen - 8:21 am PST
Total comments: 5
Ten new titles are here to kick start the holiday season.
This week, we have ten new available titles: four on WiiWare, four on DSiWare, and two on Virtual Console.
The first WiiWare title for download is the fourth chapter of the Tales of Monkey Island saga. In this chapter, titled The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood, the player must keep... Read more...
November 29, 2009
by Pedro Hernandez - 9:56 pm PST
Total comments: 10
Source: Adria Sang
The King of Fighters 95 and Metal Gear also arrive just in time for the holidays.
Nintendo has announced the games that will hit the Japanese Virtual Console service in December.
Among them are Final Fight Tough (known as Final Fight 3) for the Super NES, The King of Fighters 95 for the Neo Geo, and Metal Gear for the MSX. The King of Fighters 95, along with Ordyne and Rombers (both for Virtual Console Arcade), will hit the service on December 1.
by Pedro Hernandez - 9:53 pm PST
Total comments: 14
Source: Silicon Era
A recent survey reveals interesting information regarding the recently released DSi model.
According to a survey conducted by Japanese group Orimo, purchase intent for the DSi LL is high among 30 and 40 year old consumers.
Out of 416 consumers that participated in the survey, 28.3 percent of males in their 30s and 24.5 percent of females in their 30s had intentions of purchasing the handheld. The highest number, however, came from consumers in their 40s; 31.7 percent were interested in purchasing the DSi LL.
by Jon Lindemann - 9:35 pm PST
Total comments: 14
Source: Inside Games
The upcoming Final Fantasy game has a new feature you might be interested in.
Inside Games is reporting on a new feature in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. Players will apparently be able to save screenshots to their Wii's SD Card.
The screenshot functionality allows for shots to be taken at any point in the game, whether it's during gameplay or during a cutscene. The shots also get stamped with Square Enix copyright information in their bottom-right corners.
by Jon Lindemann - 9:08 pm PST
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DSiWare application lets you easily count down to important events.
Nintendo is bringing a new productivity application to DSiWare in Japan next week. It is a calendar/event planner application entitled "Nintendo DSi Calendar", and will be released on December 2 at a cost of 200 DSi Points.
The core functionality of the program is to provide a countdown... Read more...
November 28, 2009
by Jon Lindemann - 12:00 pm PST
Total comments: 7
Source: Electronic Arts
Boom Blox sequel sees an avalanche of new free content.
Electronic Arts has released 139 new online levels for Boom Blox Bash Party. The levels are created by EA themselves, and are available for download at no charge.
According to the company, there are 57 single-player levels, along with 48 multiplayer levels and 15 co-op levels, in this update.... Read more...
by Jon Lindemann - 11:46 am PST
Total comments: 3
GamePro confirms that a sequel is coming, but to which platform?
GamePro's January issue has an exclusive reveal of the next title in the Puzzle Quest series, Puzzle Quest 2.
This is the first confirmation of a direct sequel to the 2007 multiplatform (including Wii and DS) hit Puzzle Quest. A follow-up title, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, was released earlier this year, but did not receive the same critical acclaim as the original.
by Jon Lindemann - 10:42 am PST
Total comments: 5
Germany's USK software rating board spills the beans.
In a filing submitted on November 26, Germany's USK (software ratings board) has revealed Tetris Party Deluxe.
Listed as coming to the Nintendo Wii, the title will be published by Tetris Online Inc., who also published the original Tetris Party for WiiWare in North America and Europe. There is no developer listed, but the original game was created by Hudson Soft and released in October 2008.
November 27, 2009
by Neal Ronaghan - 11:38 am PST
Total comments: 1
A new downloadable quest has players helping out Jolly Old Saint Nick.
Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX is celebrating Christmas early as a free downloadable quest is available that features a recognizable character named Mr. Claus.
Living on a northern frozen island, the well-known Christmas gift-giver looks after a horse and requests aid in looking for a specific item.
November 26, 2009
by Jon Lindemann - 7:08 am PST
Total comments: 16
All the best to our American readers, and everybody else too!
Nintendo World Report would like to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to all of our readers celebrating the holiday in the U.S., and all of our other readers around the world as well!
Enjoy your turkey, and if you aren't eating turkey, enjoy some quality Nintendo gaming in its place. Either way, celebrate with a bountiful feast of food or gaming.
November 25, 2009
by Andy Goergen - 10:14 am PST
Total comments: 4
A new game, a new promotion, and potentially a new movie are headed to Japan.
At the Professor Layton and the Devil's Flute premier event in Japan, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino provided details on the future of the Professor Layton franchise. The next game in the franchise will be called "Kiseki no Kamen," or "Miracle Mask." There were also hints given about a future movie in the franchise to follow the first movie, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, releasing in Japan this December.
November 24, 2009
by Neal Ronaghan - 2:05 pm PST
Total comments: 3
The new extra-sized DSi launched to solid sales in Japan on November 22.
Enterbrain reports that Nintendo's latest portable system, the DSi LL, sold 103,524 units in two days after its launch in Japan.
The system, which features 93 percent larger screens than the regular DSi, made its debut in Japan on November 22. It sold better than the PSP Go in Japan, which opened with 28,000 units, but sold less than the DSi's launch number of 170,000 units sold.
by Andy Goergen - 11:53 am PST
Total comments: 46
The Zelda chief reflects on the franchise benchmark and the evolution of the series since its 1998 release.
In a recent interview with Spanish-language site Revogamers.net, Zelda series creator Eiji Aonuma stated that he finds 1998's landmark title The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to be "not very good" when compared to recent Zelda games. The title, which regularly tops best-of lists, is widely regarded as one of the best games of all time, and currently sits atop the list of best reviewed games at Gamerankings.com with a 97.66% score.
by Andy Goergen - 8:51 am PST
Total comments: 21
Source: Seattle Times
Red Octane discusses a model that will let you be all the Hero you want to be, for a monthly fee.
In an interview with the Seattle Times, Red Octane co-founder Kai Huang hinted that the company may be looking at a monthly subscription model for Guitar Hero DLC content in the future. When asked about the possibility, Huang responded, "That's definitely one of the things we would love to do. There are a lot of issues around music licensing. Consumers want it; I know I want it. We're trying to make that happen."
November 23, 2009
by Andy Goergen - 2:48 pm PST
Total comments: 53
Source: ONM UK
The Nintendo legend weighs in on Project Natal and the PlayStation 3 Motion Controller.
In a recent interview with Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Shigeru Miyamoto responded to questions about rival gaming console's upcoming motion controllers by saying "Well, I should say that it could be taken as a compliment if others are following suit, by saying Nintendo was right in choosing a certain direction. But if you ask me if that is going to be good for the entire business, I really don't know."
by Andy Goergen - 7:27 am PST
Total comments: 2
The original Super Mario Kart leads the pack in an overstuffed week of downloadable games.
This week in Nintendo Downloads brings us a total of 13 titles across the Nintendo downloadable content platforms.
For WiiWare, there are four new titles available today. BIT.TRIP VOID is the third in the BIT.TRIP series that has been popular on WiiWare, and VOID retains the stylistic uniqueness... Read more...