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Wii price slashed at Sainsburys

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s fired the first shot in a 2009 hardware price war this week by cutting the cost of the Wii by 20 to just 159.97. The offer comes as part of the supermarket’s new ‘Entertainment Blitz’ promotion, which also includes a number of cut-price Wii games, plus offers …

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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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Dead Space Extraction detailed

EA has revealed a number of new details concerning its Wii-only outing for successful survival horror title Dead Space, which is to be called Dead Space: Extraction. The game is being built from the ground up for Nintendo’s console and will tell the tale of the events leading up to …

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New game coming from Smash Bros devs

The creator of both the Smash Bros series and popular Nintendo character Kirby is working on a brand new title for Nintendo, it has been confirmed. Develop has the complete story – click here to take a look .

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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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DS and Wii publishers scramble for shelf space

A slew of Wii and DS software will fail to make it to store shelves as retailers are forced to be more selective with the games they stock, MCV can reveal. The news follows a Christmas that featured an unprecedented amount of new software for all formats, with publishers moving …

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NPD: Nintendo continues to expand the market

Nintendo remained seemingly untouchable in January according to the latest NPD stats, and has claimed that the growth seen in both the Wii and DS market is helping the overall games sector by offsetting declines on other platforms ”. The overall January market in North America grew by $150m compared …

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NPD: Microsoft and Nintendo gain but PS3 sales fall

Nintendo and Microsoft were the main beneficiaries of the promising Janauary sales climbs seen in NPD’s latest numbers – but Sony’s PS3 continues to suffer a decline in sales, surely putting more pressure ion the firm to drop the price of the machine in March. Total North American hardware sales …

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games confirmed

Publisher Sega has announced that Mario and Sonic will unite once again this Christmas on Wii and DS. The announcement has been expected since Sega secured the Vancouver Winter Olympics rights last week, and the game was even confirmed by the Winter Olympics’ director of licensing, Dennis Kim. We are …

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