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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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Miyamoto: We still cater for core gamers

Shigeru Miyamoto has rubbished claims that Nintendo has ‘forgotten’ about the core gamer with releases such as Wii Fit. Speaking to 1Up, the legendary developer said that Nintendo’s recent release slate contains many examples where the platform holder has catered for the tastes of traditional gamers. He said: Smash Bros, …

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Nintendo unleashes Wii Fit marketing but is there enough stock?

A bullish Nintendo UK has also triumphantly called Wii Fit the answer to those critics who blame the gaming industry for a lack of health and fitness among children. Nintendo’s Rob Lowe, senior product manager for Wii Fit told MCV: Overall it’s the biggest and most ground-breaking Wii campaign we’ve …

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Japan: 100m DS software units sold

The success of Nintendo’s DS knows no bounds in Japan, with the console’s software sales hitting a stonking 100 million units in the territory since launch. As IGN points out, Nintendo software is now as popular in Japan as ‘The Sims is in the entire world’. The top ten best-selling …

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Wii Fit priced for US

Nintendo of America has given an official price to Wii Fit statesite – and US consumers will pay $89.99 for the title and balance board. The title is due for released in North American on May 19th, the Wii Fit package will cost $89.99, Nintendo of America announced Tuesday. According …

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Wii to finally launch in Korea

The official Nintendo Korea site has revealed the news that the country has been waiting for – that the Wii console is finally set to launch in the territory. The system will hit shelves on April 26th, and will be priced at 220,000 Won (around 114). That’s a full 17 …

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Mario Super Sluggers coming to Wii

Nintendo has unveiled Mario Super Sluggers, a new Wii sports title due for release later in the year. The firm revealed the game at its San Francisco media summit, and boasts controls similar to those seen in Wii Sports. The game is designed to bridge the gap between casual and …

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iPlayer on Wii makes mockery of PS3 and 360, says BBC

Technology editor at the BBC Darren Waters has stated that following Nintendo’s deal with the BBC to bring iPlayer content to the console, the Wii is the only system to offer the kind of multimedia functionality Sony and Microsoft have been talking up for years. How ironic that it is …

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