Consoles

Fils-Aime: Were not big fans of retail bundling

Those who have been searching for an elusive Wii console in the run-up to Christmas will be all too familiar with some retailer’s tendency to only sell the console in expensive bundles, but Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime has hit out at the practise. Speaking to news agency Reuters, …

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PS3 Blu-Ray player gets update

PS3’s reputation as one of the best Blu-Ray players on the marketplace will take a further boost tomorrow with the arrival of Sony’s latest firmware update, taking the disc standard to what is known as ‘Profile 1.1′. Though to many PS3 owners this will mean absolutely nothing, it does mean …

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JAPAN: Wii prepares to pass GameCubes lifetime sales mark

After just a year on the market, Nintendo’s all-conquering Wii console has probably by now already passed the lifetime sales total of its dad, the GameCube, according to data from Famitsu publisher Enterbrain. Japanese sales of the new machine at the end of last month had reached 4,025,356 – more …

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JAPAN: PS3 beats Wii in November

According to data from Enterbrain, the publisher of Japanese games bible Famitsu, after a strong few weeks on the Japanese market, PS3 has outsold its rival Wii in Japan for the month of November, with sales of Sony’s machine hitting 183,217 – 24,000 higher than Nintendo’s product. The November market …

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Wii Fit ups its stamina in Japanese charts

After debuting in second place in last week’s Japanese software charts, Nintendo’s Wii fit has finally claimed the top spot in Media Create’s listings, with the former number one Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box dropping to fifth place. Microsoft will also be pleased to see Mistwalker’s Xbox 360 exclusive RPG …

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Wii shoppers flock to France

The current shortage of Wii consoles on the UK High Street is well documented, but it seems that many UK shoppers are venturing abroad to claim their machines, according to The Daily Mirror . The newspaper claims that French Wii stock is more plentiful than here on this side of …

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Studio boss chose to censor Euro No More Heroes

Following this week’s news that the European version of Grasshopper’s highly anticipated No More Heroes will be censored, as per the Japanese version of the title, the game’s developers have issued a statement claiming that it was their decision – and not publisher Rising Star Games – to release the …

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