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Wii cut to £129

Nintendo has effectively cut the price of its Wii console by 50 with the launch of a new bundle. The Mario Kart Wii pack will arrive in two weeks, on May 20th, with an estimated retail price of 129 – a big drop on the previous price of 179. At …

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Nintendo five top 20m sales

Nintendo has announced than five of its titles have surpassed 20 million since the launch of both the Wii and DS. Wii Play has sold the most, with a staggering 27.38 million sales under its belt, according to Kotaku. The combined SKUs of DS title Nintendogs is closest competitor, with …

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Wii Fit for £50 at Morrisons

Morrisons has slashed the price of Wii Fit to under 50 in the latest round of supermarket price-cutting. The activity follows aggressive promotions on hardware at Asda and Sainsbury’s last week, when both supermarkets dropped the cost of Wii consoles to under 150. Morrisons has also cut the cost of …

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UK CHARTS: Call of Duty holds firm

With just a week to go before the official Christmas number one is revealed, Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: World at War has enjoyed its fifth consecutive week at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. The WWII epic fought off stiff competition from Mario Kart Wii, …

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UK CHARTS: Call of Duty entrenched at No. 1

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: World at War stands its ground this week at top of the ChartTrack Top 40. The World War II shooter holds on despite renewed pressure from EA’s critically adored FIFA ’09, which returns to second place. EA also had the highest new entry of the …

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Nintendo profits leap 34 per cent

Nintendo’s net income has risen 34 per cent for the quarter ending June 30th, driven by the success of Wii hardware and software. Net income reached 107.2 billion yen ($99 million) for the quarter, up from 80.3 billion yen the previous year, whilst operating profit rose 32 percent to 119.2 …

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UK CHARTS: Mario Kart retains pole position

Evergreen Sega title Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games makes it a mario one-two at the top this week as it switches places with SCEE racer Gran Turismo 5 to claim second spot. Retail promotions and heavy marketing boost Sega Superstar Tennis up six places to number five this …

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UK CHARTS: Mario Kart Wii smashes records as it hits No.1

Nintendo has grabbed the number one spot in ChartTrack/ELSPA’s all formats weekly sales rankings with Mario Kart Wii – knocking Sony’s Gran Turismo 5: Prologue into second place. The title recorded the eighth biggest opening sales week in UK software history to claim the top spot in the week, ending …

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GAME offers world first Mario Kart Wii play

Nintendo and GAME is to celebrate the launch of Mario Kart Wii on April 11th with a nation wide tournament. The tournament is set to take place in thirty GAME stores across the country, with prizes including a Mario Kart VW Beetle Convertible and 250 of ‘Experience Vouchers’ for activities …

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Nintendo set for explosive April

The release of Wii Fit on April 25th will see the next chapter in the platform holder’s wider mission to seduce non-gamers, says Nintendo UK marketing director Dawn Paine. And with Mario Kart arriving just a few weeks before on April 11th, Nintendo believes it will raise both mainstream and …

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