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The Big Five!!!
14 years ago

The Big Five!!!

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Nintendo Wii

North America:

1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 2. Wii Fit (Nintendo) 3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle (Activision) 4. Wii Play (Nintendo) …
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Nintendo of Australia: Connection Tour 08 Details

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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!

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Japanese Software Sales: 5/19 – 5/25

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01./00. [NDS] Let’s Make a Pro Baseball Team! (Sega) – 59,000 / NEW 02./01. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (Capcom) – 51,000 / 2,096,000 03./02. [WII] Mario Kart Wii …
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Famitsu – Top 10 Wii Lifetime Sales in Japan

By  •  Wii

1.) Wii Sports – 2,924,690 2.) Wii Play – 2,337,766 3.) Wii Fit – 2,003,295 4.) Super Smash Bros. Brawl – 1,634,642 5.) Mario Kart Wii – 1,249,372 6.) Mario …
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Gamefly Top 5 Per Platform

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Wii

1. Boom Blox (EA Los Angeles, Electronic Arts) 2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo EAD, Nintendo) 3. Deca Sports (Hudson, Konami) 4. LEGO Indiana Jones (Traveller’s Tales, LucasArts) 5. We …
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Famitsu – This Week’s Hardware/Software Sales Trends

By  •  Wii, DS

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] …
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IGN Voice-Chat Summary (Conduit multiplayer confirmed!, Red Steel 2 still in Development)

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Wii Fit
– 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

Emergency Heroes
– Straightforward racing game, semi-open world
– Decent physics system, good speed and controls
– Framerate jumps sometimes
– Voice-overs are awful
– Overall seems decent

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UK Software Sales

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01 (01) [360] Grand Theft Auto Iv (Take 2) 02 (02) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto Iv (Take 2) 03 (__) [PC] Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Eidos) 04 (__) [PS3] …
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GameFly Top Five

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Wii 1. Boom Blox (EA Los Angeles, Electronic Arts) 2. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo EAD, Nintendo) 3. Deca Sports (Hudson, Konami) 4. LEGO Indiana Jones (Traveller’s Tales, LucasArts) 5. We …
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Spain, German, and Swedish Software Sales

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Spain

01.   Wii Fit (Wii) 02.   Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3) 03.   Mario Kart Wii (Wii) 04.   Wii Play (Wii) 05.   Grand Theft Auto IV (360) 06.   42 All-Time Classics …
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Netherlands, France, Norway Software Sales

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Netherlands : Week 21, 2008

01 (01) [360] Grand Theft Auto 4 (Take 2 Interactive) 02 (02) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto 4 (Take 2 Interactive) 03 (__) [PC] Age …
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NY Times: Video Gamers are “niche fetishists” and Wii saved us all

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.

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Wifi Meetup Tonight! Saturday, May 24!
14 years ago

Wifi Meetup Tonight! Saturday, May 24!

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Hey everyone!  It’s been a long time since we had a meetup online, but it’s that time again!  There are a ton of new online Wii games …
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The Big Five!!!
14 years ago

The Big Five!!!

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Nintendo Wii

North America: 1. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) 2. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle (Activision) 3. Wii Fit (Nintendo) (sold-out) 4. Dance Dance Revolution …
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GameStop Reports Record First Quarter 2008 Results

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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.

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