People of all ages will have the opportunity to play the latest Wii™ and Nintendo DS® games, as Nintendo announces Connection Tour 08, running 28 June – 15 July in Westfield shopping centres nationally.
Come down and check out the hottest games including the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros.™ Brawl, Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Pokémon® Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness, Mario Kart™ Wii, Guitar Hero® Aerosmith, Guitar Hero® On Tour and a host of other games.
You’ll have the opportunity to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the first time, and if you think you can handle the challenge, be there early to register to compete in the daily Brawl competition. One person will be named Brawl Champion per day, and that could be you!
PSP: 54.000 Wii: 44.000 DSL: 36.000 PS3: 8.100 PS2: 6.600 360: 1.700
1. Pro Baseball Team wo Tsukurou! (DS) – 60.000 [60.000] 2. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) – 54.000 [1.362.000] …
– Best Buy: Wii Fit stands completely sold out
– GameStop: Same story
– Been on BBC news, MTV, Good Morning show, Ellen
– Matt believes that long term, Wii Fit will be huge – not sure if it can sell as much as GTAIV
– Amazon, retailers in general sold out
– Matt has Wii calisis on his palms
– Straightforward racing game, semi-open world
– Decent physics system, good speed and controls
– Framerate jumps sometimes
– Voice-overs are awful
– Overall seems decent
Pretty long article but a good and interesting read. Just to give you something to read over the Memorial day weekend.
Resistance Is Futile
By SETH SCHIESEL
IT’S O.K. to liken Shigeru Miyamoto to Walt Disney.
When Disney died in 1966, Mr. Miyamoto was a 14-year-old schoolteacher’s son living near Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital. An aspiring cartoonist, he adored the classic Disney characters. When he wasn’t drawing, he made his own toys, carving wooden puppets with his grandfathers’ tools or devising a car race from a spare motor, string and tin cans.
Even as he has become the world’s most famous and influential video-game designer — the father of Donkey Kong, Mario, Zelda and, most recently, the Wii — Mr. Miyamoto still approaches his work like a humble craftsman, not as the celebrity he is to gamers around the world.
Perched on the end of a chair in a hotel suite a few dozen stories above Midtown Manhattan, the preternaturally cherubic 55-year-old Mr. Miyamoto radiated the contentment of someone who has always wanted to make fun. And he has. As the creative mastermind at Nintendo for almost three decades, Mr. Miyamoto has unleashed mass entertainment with a global breadth, cultural endurance and financial success unsurpassed since Disney’s fabled career.
GRAPEVINE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today reported sales and earnings for the first quarter ended May 3, 2008.
Net earnings were $62.1 million for the first quarter of 2008, as compared to net earnings of $24.7 million for the first quarter of 2007, an increase of 151.4%. Diluted earnings per share were $0.37, including debt retirement costs of $0.01 per diluted share, beating the high-end of guidance by $0.05 per share.
GameStop sales increased 41.8% to $1,813.6 million in the first quarter, in comparison to $1,279.0 million in the prior year quarter. Comparable store sales increased 27.1% during the first quarter. New video game software sales grew an amazing 72%. The top five selling games during the quarter were Take Two Interactive’s GRAND THEFT AUTO IV, with only five days of sales at the end of the quarter; SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL and MARIO KART WII from Nintendo; RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS 2 from Ubisoft; and Electronic Arts’ ARMY OF TWO.