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Black Wii 'Holiday Bundle' coming October 23, removes GameCube support

Black Wii 'Holiday Bundle' coming October 23, removes GameCube support

A new Wii "Holiday Bundle" is hitting retail stores on October 23rd. The bundle includes a black Wii system, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and an "exclusive" music CD featuring tunes from Super Mario Galaxy. In addition, it includes a Wii Remote Plus controller and Nunchuck for $149.99. The standard Wii bundle, which includes Mario Kart Wii and wheel attachment, will continue to be available for the same price.

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NPD: Industry Saw Decline in 2010; Black Ops Topped All Games with 'More Than 12 Million' Units Sold

Although some companies achieved sales milestones in 2010, including Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops and Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, sales throughout the industry were down "as much as 1 percent when compared to 2009," the NPD Group estimates.

Data is still preliminary for "total consumer spend on gaming content via all monetization methods, including new physical video and PC games, used games, game rentals, subscriptions, digital full-game downloads, social network games, downloadable content, and mobile game apps," however, the market research company puts complete spending between $15.4 and $15.6 billion. Read more »

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Nintendo Announces Red Wii and DSi XL Bundles for Mario's 25th Anniversary

As part of its celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Mario Mario's debut appearance in Super Mario Bros., Nintendo has announced special red editions of the Wii and DSi XL.

The limited edition red Wii will come in a $199.99 bundle with New Super Mario Bros. Wii as well as Wii Sports and a red Wii Remote Plus--the fancy new controller with the sensitivity-increasing MotionPlus peripheral built in. Wii Sports Resort, which has been bundled with new Wiis Read more »

"So you plug a Motion Plus into a Wii Remote Plus, what happens? End of the world?"
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August NPD: Xbox 360 and Football from EA Top Charts for Second Straight Month

Last month, the Xbox 360 sold more hardware than any other system for the first time since 2007. Microsoft managed to pull it off again posting a second straight month of topping the hardware sales, though overall sales were down month to month. The PlayStation 3 was the only console to show gains versus the prior month, but has still not returned to its June sales of 304.8K units. The Wii posted its lowest hardware sales since launch.

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Shack PSA: GameFly August Used Game Deals

It's time for a little corporate shilling, but it's the good kind of self-promotion that helps you find some good games on the cheap.

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Nintendo Busting Obesity With Games Tournament

Ever keen to present itself as the video games choice that won't give you diabetes, Nintendo has unveiled a twenty-four-stop tour of the USA combining a showcase of its jumpy-waggly motion-controlled games combined with a national games tournament.

The Wii Games: Summer 2010 tour will invite visitors to rack up a high score across four games--Wii Sports Resort's basketball and bowling plus the hula hoop challenge of Wii Fit Plus, with action coming from New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Mario Kart Wii. Read more »

"Olympic women's balance beam gold medalist Shawn Johnson's got a fat ass that I'd like to bust ..."
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Yearly Nintendo Earnings, Hardware Sales Down; Nintendo DS and Wii Lifetime Sales Revealed

"A price reduction on Wii hardware, fewer strong Wii software titles in the first half and appreciation

of the yen" lead to a negative impact on Nintendo's "business performance" across the past fiscal year,

the Japanese gaming giant announced today. Read more »

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NPD Reveals January's Top Selling U.S. Games, Hardware Sales

Continuing today's smorgasbord of announcements and revelations, market research firm The NPD Group has pulled back the curtain on its monthly report, revealing January 2010's top-selling console games and hardware figures for the United States.

In all, the overall U.S. video game market was down 13%, pulling in $1.17 billion compared to January 2009's $1.34B. Across the various segments, hardware saw the biggest drop, coming in at $353.7M--down 32% over January 2009's $446.8M. Read more »

"NSMB Wii looks to be still on track to outsell MW2 as Iwata predicted. It may have had a slow ..."
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New Mario Sells 10 Million in Under Two Months as Nintendo Unleashes 2009 Sales Figures

Marking the recent end of its third fiscal quarter, Nintendo today released sales figures on its hardware and notable software releases, and the results are impressive.

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Nintendo Touts Holiday Sales Figures

Kicking off new year with self-congratulatory press release, Nintendo began today by listing off some of its accomplishments in 2009, such as its estimate that the Nintendo DS "set a new all-time calendar-year U.S. sales record for any console or hand-held."

The company further boasted that the Nintendo DS represents the "best selling videogame console" in European history with over 40 million sold across five years, with the Wii having sold just over 20 million in the territory across three years. Read more »

"I wish Nintendo appealed to me as much as they appeal to the family-fun market. Funny thing is ..."
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Nintendo Hosting Super Mario Parties at Senior Communities

Nintendo has recently launched a rather heart-warming campaign to bring generations together around the Wii this holiday season. Representatives from Nintendo began visiting ten different Erickson and Leisure Care Communities on December 4th to introduce its growing crop of Wii-playing seniors and their family members to New Super Mario Bros. Wii in an effort to "encourage every generation to sample the game's unique blend of imaginative, multiplayer fun."

Special Nintendo gift packages were also shipped to an additional 42 retirement communities which Nintendo hopes will "incorporate video games into their regular activities." It's not the first time that Nintendo has launched this type of promotional effort, and games like Wii Sports have already met with a positive reception among many seniors. Read more »

"This dovetails nicely with GameFly marking down MadWorld to $9.99."
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Launch Trailer

The comic mischief of propeller hats, penguin suits and the other new features of New Super Mario Bros. Wii--especially multiplayer--are on display in this rather calm launch trailer for Nintendo's latest platformer, which hit North American shops yesterday.

Be forewarned though, as while the trailer suggests that multiplayer is a serene experience, it leaves out the swearing and the shouting that comes from bringing three more players into the mix, especially when someone steals yet another power-up. Read more »

"Loving the game so far. I have played them all and it is one of the best. The multiplayer is a ..."
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Screens, Trailer

With just under a month to go until New Super Mario Bros. Wii hits North American store shelves, Nintendo has issued forth some new screenshots and footage.

Supporting up to four local players, the cooperative platformer hits November 15. Read more »

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New Super Mario Bros. Hits Wii November 15

Alongside the long speculated but just announced Wii price drop, Nintendo also today announced a North American release date for New Super Mario Bros. on Wii.

The side-scrolling platformer, supporting up to four local players, arrives November 15.

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"This would get me to use my Wii for the first time in over a year! Looks great, but since I am ..."
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Trailer: I Spy Squid!

Bizarre power-ups including an ice-tossing penguin suit and a rather fetching propeller beanie are on display in a new trailer for Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

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"Will this be a full price game (like Mario Galaxy etc)? I guess I assume it will be, but I'm ..."
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