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JAPAN: New Mario sells 422k

Nintendo may have weathered a mixed 2009 – particularly in Japan – but new sales numbers from Japan suggest that its iconic mascot Mario remains as popular today as he ever was. According to Andriasang, upon its release last week New Super Mario Bros Wii shifted an impressive 422,000 units …

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Sega kicks off biggest ever ad drive

Sega’s biggest ever marketing campaign, for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, has kicked up a gear in the build up to Christmas. The firm has sponsored the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park with a branded ice rink and a game sampling area – with a total of …

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NSMB Wii gets 40/40 from Famitsu

Having debuted in a respectable third place in the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 yesterday, Nintendo’s New Super Mario Bros Wii has been given top marks by weekly Japanese games mag Famitsu. Mario’s latest becomes only the 13th game to ever receive the highly-coveted accolade, though it is the …

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Can Mickey dethrone Mario as Wii champ?

Disney wants to turn Mickey Mouse into a games icon as big as Mario with new title Epic Mickey. The title, announced by the publisher to journalists from around the world at a special unveiling in London last week, is a Wii-exclusive. Disney is planning to use the Wii demographic …

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Wii Sports Resort nears 7m

Recently released headline Wii title Wii Sports Resort has sold nearly 7m copies since its release in June, according to platform holder Nintendo. As of last week the game had sold 6.97m units. Its predecessor, Wii Sports, has now passed the 50m global sales mark thanks to sales of 4.8m …

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Miyamoto interested in LittleBigPlanet-style Mario

Shigeru Miyamoto is definitely open” to the concept of user-generated content in a Super Mario title. Speaking to Joystiq, he revealed Nintendo has already discussed the notion of allowing players to create element of a future platformer, in a similar style to Sony’s LittleBigPlanet. This is an area that I …

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Super Mario Bros Wii dated

Nintendo’s multiplayer-orientated platform outing Super Mario Bros Wii will be released this year in both Europe and North America, it has been confirmed. The game will arrive at US retail on November 15th and then, according to as of yet unconfirmed reports, in European outlets on November 27th.UPDATE:VG247 has since …

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Iwata: New games will sell 10m each

Having admitted that both Wii Music and Animal Crossing: Let’s Go To The City have both underperformed at retail, Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has predicted big things for its upcoming Wii line-up. I believe that Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros Wii all have the …

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Mario and Sonic marketing push kicks off

Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games may be a few months from launch, but publisher Sega has already begun its ‘biggest ever’ marketing campaign for the title. The firm has booked 30-second spots before some of this summer’s biggest movie releases, beginning with Harry Potter, and continuing with …

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