Consoles

No DSi stock shock, says Nintendo UK

Nintendo’s UK general manager David Yarnton told MCV that retailers can expect a ‘consistent and steady’ flow of DSi stock once the machine arrives in April. This morning we revealed that the upgraded device will be available across Europe from April 3rd priced 149.99. The handheld will be available alongside …

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DSi hits North America on April 5th

The newest version of the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo DSi, will be released in North America on April 5th, priced US$169.99. Available in blue or black colours, the device boasts new features like a bigger screen and built-in cameras. The device was released in Japan in December to strong sales. …

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Exclusive Nintendo preview

Nintendo is bringing some reinvented GameCube classics to the Wii over the next few months – and MCV has been granted an exclusive look. Titles such as Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Mario Power Tennis and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat are guaranteed a warm reception at retail – and to wow Wii …

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New Mario and Sonic confirmed

Sega will publish a sequel to Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, based on the 2010 Winter Olympics. The title was confirmed to The Province by the Winter Olympics’ director of licensing Dennis Kim, while MCV understands an official announcement will be made later in the week. "Last year, …

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FIFA 09 hosts 1.25m online games per day

EA has lifted the lid on a brand new multiplayer game mode called Ultimate Team that players of FIFA 09 on Xbox 360 and PS3 will be able to download from March 19th. The publisher says that over 141m games of FIA 09 have been played across Xbox 360 and …

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iPhone Gaming the story so far

As part of CasualGaming.biz ‘s ongoing iPhone month, MCV’s sister site brings you the essential history of the iPhone and iPod Touch, and the devices’ rise to power and the industry-changing impact they have had on the casual gaming market. Click here to take a look at the feature.

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Iwata: Expect a higher price point for DSi

Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata has confirmed that the DSi is still on course to launch in Europe and America in the next six months – but has added that the device will cost more than its predecessor the DS Lite. The DSi is the third iteration of Nintendo’s dual screen …

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DS closes in on 9m UK sales

GfK-ChartTrack has revealed to MCV that the Nintendo DS is teetering on the edge of a nine-million installed base in the UK. And director Dorian Bloch said that he believed the imminent launch of successor the DSi will give those numbers yet more of a boost. He told MCV: We’re …

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