Consoles

ROUNDUP: Nintendo E3 press conference

Having taken control of the market, Nintendo’s E3 job was to prove that it can deliver the right content to maintain the domination by Wii and DS – particularly considering the aggressive moves by both Microsoft and Sony. Here’s what Nintendo had to say: New Super Mario Bros announced Wii …

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NINTENDO: Super Mario Galaxy 2 announced

Super Mario Galaxy 2 has been announced at Nintendo’s pre-E3 press conference. It is the fourth Mario game that was shown at the event, and is the sequel to the 2007 smash-hit. "If you think [those three games] is all the Mario news you can handle, think again,” said Nintendo’s …

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NINTENDO: First ever download-only Mario revealed

Nintendo has used its E3 conference in Los Angeles today to unveil the first ever download-only Mario game. Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again challenges gamers to create their own in-game enemies and traps, and allows them to upload their own levels to other players via Wi-Fi. The title …

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NINTENDO: Now DSi gets in on the Facebook party

Nintendo’s Cammie Dunaway has confirmed that a future software update for the DSi will allow the machine to upload photos taken with the built-in camera to social networking site Facebook. Little else in the way of information was offered, though the news follows a similar move from Microsoft at its …

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NINTENDO: Golden Sun DS revealed

Nintendo has revealed the third in its Golden Sun franchise at its Pre-E3 conference in LA. Golden Sun DS is scheduled to hit shelves in 2010, and is the first Golden Sun game since the Lost Age in 2003. The Camelot-developed RPG series began life on the Gameboy Advance and …

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NINTENDO: ‘We’re the best choice for third parties’

Nintendo has claimed that third-party publishers will find more success on Wii than Xbox 360 or PS3 this calendar year. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime told E3’s crowd at the platform holder’s conference in Los Angeles this morning that third-party developers were "flowing" to Wii and DS. He showed …

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NINTENDO: Wii Fit Plus confirmed

Nintendo has announced Wii Fit Plus. The game was unveiled during the firm’s pre-E3 press conference, and is scheduled to hit shelves towards the end of the year. The game boasts new personalised options, extra modes and will be available as both a single SKU and bundled with the balance …

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Red Steel 2 to be bundled with MotionPlus

Ubisoft’s Red Steel 2 will be bundled with Wii MotionPlus this Christmas. The news was announced during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last night, and makes sense as the game requires the accessory to work. When we received advance prototype versions of the Wii MotionPlus, and took some time to see …

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DSi surpasses 1m sales in Europe

Nintendo has announced that sales of DSi have taken just eight weeks to reach the one million mark across Europe – five weeks quicker than the Nintendo DS Lite took to reach the milestone. In addition, almost 500,000 Nintendo DS and DS Lites have been sold across Europe in the …

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