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GAME Reveal: Greatest Computer Games of All Time Mario Number One

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Portly plumber Mario can lay claim to being the greatest gaming icon of all time, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Master Chief, Solid Snake, Lara Croft and Sonic the Hedgehog in GAME.co.uk’s Greatest Games of All Time vote and securing an impressive 11% of the overall top 100.

His 1995 Super Mario 64 at number 5 is his highest ranked title, while other Mario games in the top 25 include Mario Kart Wii at number 13, the beloved NES (and later SNES) platformer Super Mario Bros. 3 at 16 and the stunning Nintedo Wii game Super Mario Galaxy at 21.

In comparison, arch-rival Sonic the Hedgehog’s best entry is at number 19, while only three Sonic titles made the cut, one of which, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, also stars the moustachioed, squeaky-voiced Nintendo mascot.
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German, Spanish, Swedish software sales

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German, Spanish, Swedish software sales – Week ending June 8th June 17th, 2008

Germany

* 1.Mario Kart Wii (Wii) * 2.Wii Fit (Wii) * 3.Mass Effect (PC ) * 4.Age …
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Mario Marathon June 27th
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Mario Marathon June 27th

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I just received an email concerning a Mario Marathon for charity. Here is a little about it:

The event, beginning June 27th, will see the team play …
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More New Nintendo Channel Feture Info

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Here are just “Some” of the stats you can find with the new feture of the Nintendo Channel:

Super Mario Galaxy – played 5 million times at 25 hours per person.

Lostwinds – played 48,689 times at 3.4 hours per person.

Wii Sports – played 24 million hours at 33 hours per person. 21 million times played with 28 times per person

Japanese stats:

Wii Fit: Duration 20:37, 20.26 sessions
Wii Sports: Duration 30:00, over 28.44 sessions

Zelda 3: Duration 9:44, over 7.51 sessions (21,282 registered sales)
Zelda TP: Duration 50:10, over 21.36 sessions

No More Heroes: Duration 10:44, over 5.12 sessions

RE4 Wii: Duration 33:23, over 15.41 sessions
Umbrella Chronicles: Duration 14:54, over 8.61 sessions

Dr. Mario WiiWare: Duration 14:09, over 9.24 sessions (13,931 registered sales)
FF:CC My Life As A King: Duration 21:14, over 8.89 sessions (33,810 registered sales)
Star Soldier R: Not enough data/Data withheld

Everyone’s Pokemon Farm: Duration 8:03, over 17.98, but… 44,779 registered sales

VC sales information:

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GAMES’s 100 greatest titles of all time: As voted on by customers

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1 Call of Duty 4 (Multiformat)
2 Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)
3 Final Fantasy VII (PSone)
4 Grand Theft Auto IV (Multiformat)
5 Super Mario 64 (N64)
6 007 Goldeneye (N64)
7 Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
8 Metal Gear Solid (PSone)
9 Half Life 2 (Multiformat)
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Amazon top 10

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All platforms

01. Wii Fit—Nintendo (Wii) 02. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots*—Konami (PS3) 03. Mario Kart w/ Wii Wheel—Nintendo (Wii) 04. Guitar Hero III Bundle—Activision (Wii) 05. …
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UK, Ireland, Netherlands Software Sales

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UK

01 (__) [WII] Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures (Lucasarts) 02 (__) [360] Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures (Lucasarts) 03 (03) [WII] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega) …
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Amazon top 10 – all platforms, per platform

By  •  Wii, DS

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01. Mario Kart w/ Wii Wheel—Nintendo (Wii) 02. Wii Fit—Nintendo (Wii) 03. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures—LucasArts (Wii) 04. Guitar Hero III Bundle—Activision (Wii) 05. Grand Theft Auto …
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UK, Netherlands Software Sales

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UK

01 (01) [360] Grand Theft Auto Iv (Take 2) 02 (05) [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo) 03 (07) [WII] Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega) 04 (02) [PS3] …
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Famitsu – Top 10 Wii Lifetime Sales in Japan

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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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Amazon Top 10

By  •  Wii, DS

All platforms

01. Mario Kart w/ Wii Wheel—Nintendo (Wii) 02. Wii Fit—Nintendo (Wii) 03. Guitar Hero III Bundle—Activision (Wii) 04. Grand Theft Auto IV—Rockstar (360) 05. Grand Theft Auto IV—Rockstar …
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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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UK, Netherlands software sales

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UK

01 (01) [360] Grand Theft Auto Iv (Take 2) 02 (02) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto Iv (Take 2) 03 (03) [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) 04 (07) [WII] Mario Kart …
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Amazon top 10

By  •  Wii, DS

All

01. Mario Kart w/ Wii Wheel—Nintendo (Wii) 02. Grand Theft Auto IV—Rockstar (360) 03. Grand Theft Auto IV—Rockstar (PS3) 04. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures*—Eidos (PC) 05. Wii Fit*—Nintendo …
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