Consoles

Nintendo unveils Christmas tour

Nintendo is set to take its DS and Wii software on a tour of the UK as it looks to ramp up its marketing for the fourth quarter. Going under the names The Nintendo DS Christmas Tour ’08 and The Wii Christmas Tour ’08, gamers are being invited to ‘discover …

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2.4 million Wiis made a month

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that the company is producing 2.4 million new Wiis every month – a 33 per cent increase on last year’s frequency. Speaking in an interview with the LA Times, Fils-Aime called the production cycle ‘unprecedented’. Nintendo has continually raised the production levels …

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Xbox: Were an online retailer

Xbox Live boss John Schappert has told MCV that Xbox Live’s role as an ‘online retailer’ is taking the pressure off the battle for High Street shelf space. Speaking in the build-up to the ‘revolutionary’ Xbox Live Dashboard update next month, Schappert said: There are games coming that would not …

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COMPETITION: Win DS games!

Nintendo is giving you all the chance to pick up a copy of every DS game featured in the Recommended Extra in today’s MCV magazine. The bundle includes: Big Brain Academy, Maths Training, New Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart DS, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Brain Training, More Brain …

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US: Wireless Wii guitars recalled

It has emerged that the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on a range of wireless Wii guitars made by manufacturer Rage, Edge Online reports. The move came after one of the accessories gave its owner a battery acid burn. The problem has been linked to defective …

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PS3 leads PES 2009 charts charge

For the first time in the series’ history, sales of the new Pro Evolution Soccer have been spearheaded by PS3, which accounted for 58 per cent of the game’s week one performance. PES 2009 shot straight to the top of the Gfk ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 yesterday , knocking …

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UK CHARTS: Pro Evo takes top spot

This week’s official GfK-ChartTrack/ELSPA listings are out – and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 has taken the top spot ahead of its bitter rival FIFA ’09. While EA’s mega-selling football franchise takes second spot, it’s an impressive first week for THQ’s gangster title Saints Row 2, which is the second …

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PS3 version of Legendary delayed

Amongst a number of other announcements, Atari has confirmed that it will release the Xbox 360 version of Spark Unlimited’s upcoming FPS Legendary before either the PS3 or PC versions. The mythical beast-based shooter will be released on Xbox 360 on October 31st in Europe, whilst both the PS3 and …

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Vader and Yoda cross platforms on SCIV

Developer Namco Bandai has confirmed that its two previously platform-exclusive Soul Calibur IV characters Darth Vader and Yoda will both be available to download on Xbox Live and PSN respectively this Thursday. Until now, Yoda was exclusive to the Xbox 360 version and Darth Vader to the PS3 version. However, …

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Girls Aloud sign with Nintendo

Girls Aloud, Jamie and Louise Redknapp, Fern Britton and husband Phil Vickery and Ronan Keating’s family will all star in Nintendo’s new marketing campaign. The push kicks off from October 27th. Nintendo describes the latest line-up as Natural choices in light of their appeal to a wide range of audiences …

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