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JAPAN: Nintendo Parties as Wii outsells PS3 three to one

Nintendo’s continued dominance continues this week in Japan, according the latest figures from MCV’s exclusive media partner Enterbrain. Wii sales for the week stood at 62,798, while rival PS3 shifted 21,985 consoles. Xbox 360 sold 3,305, but the true star performer was DS once again – with combined DS and …

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Nintendo storms German and Spanish charts

Wii and DS games make up eight of the current top ten selling titles in Germany, and seven in Spain, reports Next Generation . For the second week running Pokemon Diamond and Pearl top both charts. The top three titles in the Spanish charts are unchanged from the previous week, …

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New Wii straps emerge

The firm has developed a new strap for the Wii controller, which has a fasten-able plastic clip designed to make it more secure in the gamer’s hand, reported Next Generation. The emergence of the new straps follows reports that the controller sometimes flew out of gamers hands during game play. …

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DS crowned market leader after bumper sales week

The storming performance of DS hardware, More Brain Training and its two Pokmon titles have elevated the Nintendo handheld to become the market-leading format this week, MCV can reveal. In the biggest sales week since Easter, DS was the lead format in both unit and value terms for the first …

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Nintendo signs up new ad agency

According to Marketing Week , Nintendo and Karmamara are in the final negotiations of an advertising contract after the latter won the pitch against rival agencies thought to include Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest, Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy, and CDP. The battle followed a review, which was called in May after …

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Nintendo reveals stunning sales surge

Nintendo’s net sales rose to 340,439m Yen between April and June this year, compared with last year’s figure of 130,919m Yen – a huge leap of 160 per cent. Operating income rose to 90,631m Yen, up 214.7 per cent. Recurring profits were up 302.3 per cent, while net income was …

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Nintendo storms first half of 2007

Nintendo has had a triumphant first half of the year in Japan, selling a massive 11,119,042 titles from January 1st to June 24th. The publisher sold 8,518,718 more titles than nearest rival Capcom, which shifted 2,600,324 games during the period. The main breadwinners for Nintendo were Wii Sports, Wii Play …

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BioWare handling new Sonic RPG

MCV sister site Develop reports that Bioware has forged a deal with Sega that will see it produce a Nintendo DS title based on its iconic Sonic The Hedgehog character. It’s one of the first games to come from Bioware’s newly-formed handheld team, which was founded in September 2006. We’re …

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